Outward Bound

Depending on the size of your camper, finding room for essentials in the storage space you have may be a little complicated.

Squish, made by Robinson Home Products, only sounds like a strange name until you see the product.

Kitchen items such as bowls, colanders and measuring cups are given a splash of fun color and the solid capability to be “squished” down to a flat, space-saving size.

Cook … Squish … Store is the company’s tagline – and it is justifiable.

The mixing bowl and colander both collapse into a flat disc only 1 inch or so high, and the products fit into one another, making storing them neater and done with using less room.

The hand grips are big and easy to grasp. The items feature non-slip bases and, most importantly, are dishwasher safe. Not that you have a dishwasher in your camper, but you may like the products enough to use them in your home kitchen.

The mixing bowl holds 5 quarts and has a pour spout, but it works just as well for holding chips, fruit or whatever is available to share around a table.

The colander holds 4 quarts and features holes on the bottom and along the sides for quick and convenient draining. Not many noodles will slip through those holes.

Try out the four-piece collapsible measuring cups. Made of the same material, they, too, are dishwasher safe. Each is color coded and come in 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4-cup sizes.

A replacement policy comes with each, but the product must break during normal household use.

Made in the USA, they retail from $3.99 to $19.99.

Find these products, among others, at www.robinsonus.com or www.amazon.com, as well as at Target retail stores.