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Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl

Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl 2010. Camping Kitchens. This extra large capicity spare bowl can be bought on its own or as an extra piece to go with the ...

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Review of "Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl"

published 14/06/2017 | danielclark691
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"Kampa Washing Up Bowl"

Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl

Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl

First impressions

If you regularly go camping then the chances are you will have some kind of (rudimentary or otherwise) washing up unit. You may have set aside a table with a bowl on it and a draining board, or you may just wash up around the campfire. If you wish to buy a specialist piece of kit then you may want to start off with something rather basic and opt for the cheap but cheerful Kampa Washing Up Stand with Bowl.

I don’t want to talk too much about the actual stand as this is a review of the bowl only, but it is basic in design, and there isn’t a great deal to it. It is designed with the practicalities in mind, and the lightweight and foldable design are perfect for this application.

My experience

The bowl is round, and if I were to describe it then this is all I could say about it. The plain white bowl matches the stand, and it fits neatly in position. Different bowls would have to be tried if you wanted to look elsewhere, so you would buy this replacement bowl knowing that it will definitely fit.

Once the bowl is full of water it can be quite unbalancing of the stand. The light stand must be placed on a level surface, and if it isn’t stable then it could easily fall over once you get your hands in the bowl. The bowl is a little more rigid than some washing up bowls I have had the delight to use, and once full of water it doesn’t deform as much as you may expect it to. The top lip is stronger than I expected it to be, and this is what holds the bowl in place on the stand. I would advise that you do not pour boiling water into the bowl, as this could be dangerous around pets or small children.

I am actually not sure of the capacity of the bowl, but I will not let this put you off. It is of a similar size to regular washing up bowls, and it isn’t restricted by its capacity. I wouldn’t say there is an advantage or disadvantage to a round bowl, but we have always had rectangular bowls in our sink at home. I think this is just because supermarkets seem to sell the rectangular variety, and for a pound you can buy a washing up bowl in the colour of your choice! Unfortunately Kampa just produce this simple white bowl, but looks and practicalities are completely at the opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to camping.

Price and availability

The Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl can be bought online for around the £6 mark. I think this is fair, but when compared to a standard washing up bowl it may seem expensive. The problem is, you just buy the correct bowl for the job, otherwise it will not fit in the stand – good marketing ploy!

Final thoughts

As far as washing up bowls are concerned this is not one of the most exciting I have ever seen. That statement may seem odd, but this is a very basic bowl that is priced at a level that the consumer must pay if they want to get one that fits in their Kampa unit. The quality is there, but it is a shame that the fitting isn’t universal and you can at least shop around for the best deal. Still, this is a perfectly acceptable washing up bowl, and I would recommend it if you have the Kampa washing up unit.

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  • 2mennycds published 19/06/2017
    skilfully written review of a mundane product, well done!
  • euphie published 16/06/2017
    vh :o)
  • RobWK published 16/06/2017
    VH
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Kampa Spare Washing Up Bowl 2010. Camping Kitchens. This extra large capicity spare bowl can be bought on its own or as an extra piece to go with the Kampa Washing Up Stand. It is made from plastic and it is approx 40cm in diameter

Product Details

Type: Camping Cooking Equipment

Genre: Camp Kitchen

MPN: 2589UK

Manufacturer: Kampa

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