Essential appliances you should use in your motorhome

A motorhome has got to be the most comfortable way to travel while still enabling you to go to places that are more remote and beautiful. And part of what makes a motorhome so comfortable is being able to use some of our favourite appliances.

To be able to use these appliances while off-grid, you need a motorhome that either has a generator or a battery & solar set-up. 

With that in mind, these are the 3 essential (the word ‘essential’ may well be subjective, as these items are ‘essential’ to me, but may not be to others!) appliances you should use in your motorhome

3 Essential appliances for your motorhome

Coffee machine

Let’s start with the most important appliance, the coffee maker. I know many coffee lovers, connoisseurs even, who have found a french press or pour-over that delivers a blend that they’re happy with. 

But for me, I love a good espresso topped with lots of fluffy milk to start my day, and a coffee machine delivers just that.

Dust buster

The war against crumbs, dust, dirt and sand is never ending, and as you adventure around this dusty and sandy country of ours, you’ll find that half the outback, or the beach, seems to end up in your motorhome.

My favourite appliance for combatting this is the trusty Dust Buster (aka hand held vacuum cleaner). I prefer the cordless type, as it gets into all the nooks and crannies.

Sometimes there’s just too much dirt and you have to sweep, but for all the others times, there’s the dustbuster.


This one is for those that like to have a green smoothie for their breakfast. There are so many different types of blenders that you will easily be able to find one that is the right size and power rating for you.

Size matters

No matter which appliances you decide are essential for your motorhome, the most important factor you will need to consider is size (and to a degree, weight). You are limited by the size of your motorhome, so you always need to consider where the appliance will sit when being used, and where it will be stored when not in use, or when travelling.

What’s important to YOU

But no matter what any list tells you, the ‘essential appliances’ are those that are important to YOU, and which you will use on a regular basis. This needs to be measured up with consideration to your space and weight limits as well. 

For example: I would love, love, LOVE to have a small washing machine and to me, it’s an essential appliance. However, we do not have the space for one, and don’t want to sacrifice anything else in order to fit one in; and we’re often camping off-grid where access to water is limited anyway.

These are the things that you’ll need to consider as you come up with your own list of Essential Appliances You Should Use in Your Motorhome.