Categories: Food & Drink

Affordable Kitchen Gadgets For Your Dorm

Kitchen gadgets are necessary to prepare dorm room meals, and having the perfect option that is best for your cooking needs is also essential. I know college is pricy so finding kitchen aids that are also affordable is a must to fit into any college students’ budget. When looking for kitchen appliances, they must also be durable and long-lasting to fulfill various needs. With that being said, here are some affordable Kitchen gadgets for your dorm that are totally worth it.

1. Dezin Electric Hot Pot

The Dezin Electric Hot Pot should definitely be on your list of choices for your dorm room. This kitchen gadget is affordable and has many uses. This appliance is non-stick, and you could saute vegetables, cook pasta, eggs, soups and stews, and poultry. Apart from that, the Dezin Electric Hot Pot is excellent for frying. Its price range is between $20-40 dollars, and get this, it is easy to clean up and store away in your dorm room. It is safer to use than other brands, and it is toxic-free with overheating protection, so you don’t have to worry about things getting too hot to handle.

2. Mini George Foreman Grill

The mini George Foreman grill is fantastic to have for your dorm room. It’s great for grilling burgers, chicken, steak, veggies, you name it. You can even whip up a panini or grilled cheese to start the day or end the night off nicely. This kitchen gadget is handy and lasts a long time with proper care. No mess, no stress. This kitchen appliance comes with a container that sits at an angle to collect all the unnecessary grease. It mimics an outdoor grill so you can enjoy excellent grilled food without having to go outside because it’s all in the comfort of your own dorm rooms.

3.  Dash Waffle Maker

The Dash Waffle Maker is a great affordable appliance option to choose from. It is a perfect size, and it doesn’t take up too much space. There are so many things you can cook with this, from waffle pizza, waffle omelet, sandwiches, and so much more. It is versatile and easy to use even the least talented cook can use it. Also, it is an excellent time-saver for when you are on the move or running late for class.

4. Dash Mini Maker Electric Round Griddle

Wow, that’s a mouth full! The Dash Mini Maker Electric Round Griddle is exceptional, affordable, and just darn cute. If you are looking for something inexpensive, you’ve found it. This appliance is lightweight and saves a ton of space. It is compact and perfect for dorms or smaller kitchens. This kitchen gadget is also effective, and it gets the job done. You can fix anything from pancakes, eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and other things. In addition, it is fantastic to warm up some ingredients I won’t judge. If it does a tremendous job, so be it.

5. Magic Bullet Blender

The Magic Bullet blender is just that magic. This high-quality gadget may be a bit small, but it does huge things, from blending up ingredients to making soups, sauces, dips, smoothies, protein powders, etc. It is very functional and has excellent speed and power to give you very smooth results for your food. The appliance is also budget-friendly for college students and is a wonderful addition to anyone’s kitchen space. It is a great buy and makes taking food on the go so much easier than others.

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6. 3 in 1 Breakfast Station

The 3 in 1 Breakfast Station is impressive, and I wish someone would have told me sooner. It has everything you need all wrapped up in a perfectly excellent package. With this appliance, you can make a good amount of food for more than one person. It is perfect for dorm rooms because you can buy the gadget with a maximum amount of use. You indeed get your bang for your buck. It fits in small spaces and with this gadget you can definitely have your cake and eat it too. When you are pressed for time, you have the option to cook up a good meal and have your coffee ready to go.

7. Toaster oven

A toaster oven is a must-have for your dorm. It is not too pricey, and you can literally cook or bake anything in them. And if you are lucky, you might just snag one that doesn’t need preheating. Like why wait when you want something delicious to eat. This kitchen aid is excellent because it doesn’t heat up the whole room like a full-size oven, so it is unnecessary to worry about perspiring. It also uses less energy than a conventional oven, so it’s energy-efficient.

8. Instant Pot

Instant Pots are number one on my dorm room appliance list. Fitting an Instant Pot into any budget is doable, and it’s a great size for almost any recipe. This kitchen gadget is one of the most helpful cooking aids out there, and it cuts down cooking time so you won’t be waiting for hours. Recipes like soups and stews or really any dish can be made with an instant pot, and it easily allows the flavors to marinate and is a superb meat tenderizer. And did you know you could make cheesecake with this appliance? I know I didn’t, but I’m sure It makes a great one if I go by any of the other great recipes I’ve made and how easy it is to use.

It is essential to have some affordable kitchen gadgets in your dorm when you are in a pinch and want to fix something up really quickly. What are some budget-friendly kitchen gadgets you have, and are there any you would recommend for college students? Tell us in the comments, like, and share!

Ps, It is important to note that you should contact your specific college or university to see if any of these gadgets meet the requirements, as some schools have specific guidelines regarding the allowed appliances on campus.

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Marcquetta Bouie

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