‘Packing everything but the kitchen sink’ was once regarded as poking fun at those who overpack, but with ARB’s latest release, there’s no reason to stop there.
The ARB Slide Kitchen is an integrated kitchen for your 4WD that sets up in 15 seconds. It features a benchtop, gas stove, utensils drawer and, you guessed it, a kitchen sink and neatly tucks away into one of ARB’s standard dual cab drawers. It’s a full extension freestanding drawer – in fact, it hyper extends – and has an auto lock to prevent the drawer from rolling closed once you are using it. The Slide Kitchen has a 1,250mm kitchen grade stainless steel benchtop and a healthy 30kg weight limit when fully extended, making it a practical platform for loading and unloading the fridge.
The three-burner Thetford stove has two 1.75kw burners and one 2.5kw rapid burner as well as a tempered glass lid that works as a splashback while the stove is in use. Using flame-out technology, the gas supply will be automatically shut off if the flame blows out or the lid closes.
To complete the kitchen, the 12L collapsible silicone sink, with plug, also doubles as a dish drying rack, and includes a utensils holder to assist in the wash-up after you’ve finished cooking. Once collapsed, the sink can be stored in the utensils drawer or can be packed away elsewhere.
For those who don’t want to run a full-time kitchen in their vehicle, there is an optional replacement drawer that can be swapped out with the kitchen to allow for extra storage. The Slide Kitchen can be integrated with current ARB Outback Solutions drawers or can be purchased with a new set-up. The Slide Kitchen has external measurements of 1,355mm (L) x 505mm (W) x 310mm (H) and can be installed in dual cabs, custom camper trailers or service bodies.