Staying at an extended stay hotel is great. You can save a lot of money by cooking when you’re traveling instead of eating out. It also comes in handy if you have food allergies or special dietary restrictions. Extended stay hotels typically advertise that they have fully stocked kitchens. In my experience, that means two plates, two bowls, a dull knife, a fork and a pot. Not quite everything I need to prepare food.
Here are some things I take when we’re staying at an extended stay hotel.
Extra hand towels and rags (One kitchen towel to get me through a week? How often do these people wash their hands?)
A sharp knife and cutting board (You’re much more likely to get cut with a dull knife than a sharp knife.)
You might also consider bringing a colander if you plan to make pasta. I figure I’m packing an ice chest with food anyway, so I might as well throw in a few items to make food prep easier. It works for me! Do have a kitchen gadget that you rely on when traveling?
Stay tuned for my next post about an extended stay hotel that has perfectly stocked kitchens!