So the college applications are in, the acceptance letters are received, and you’ve finally made your final decision. Some may say the hardest part is over-little do they know that you have yet to begin your shopping. Between color coordinating with your roommate, finding the perfect lights to hang, and figuring which clothes to bring; it’s easy to forget about the little essentials. Kitchen appliances are the last thing on every college students mind, yet it will make a difference when is 2 a.m and you have nothing to cook your ramen in. These 20 kitchen items are essential to your college experience, but also not too expensive either.
These may seem obvious, yet you’d be surprised how many people forget to pack them. When purchasing these dishes, it’s best to go plastic over glass because college is messy and glass will break. Also make sure the dishes are microwaveable safe, otherwise you’ll have ramen with a nice side of melted plastic.
This may seem unnecessary until your trying to open your Chef Boyardee with a butter knife.
Plastic or silver, no difference. Make sure to coordinate with your roommates on who is bringing what, otherwise you’ll end up with 40 containers of forks.
Useless throughout the semester until finals week comes around and your craving a nice batch of freshly baked cookies to ease your anxiety and pain.
Great for when you and your roommates have a spontaneous cooking session! And guesstimating is usually not a good idea if you’re still new to the whole cooking/baking thing.
Every college student learns to love ramen and grilled cheese; these are essential to becoming a true college student and you will definitely want your own pan after your go into your dorm kitchen common area and see how gross the shared pots and pans are.
It may seem a bit odd, but it’s super handy in the weirdest situations. Especially helpful when it comes to fruit!
Wine Wednesdays are the best! Don’t forget one of these or you’ll be opening your wine bottle with a pen cap, or worse, watching YouTube tutorials that show you how to open it with a shoe.
Pretty useful for when you’re sneaking food out of the dining hall. Also perfect for packing lunches and snacks on the go when you know you’re going to be busy all day!
For all those avid coffee drinkers, this is a must-have to ensure you don’t lose any of those precious K-cups!
Three papers and two exams later you’ll be thanking me!
For all the times you’re going to “go to the gym”, it’s still nice to keep a water bottle around.
Don’t forget your limes! These are a must when you’re pregaming with friends in that tiny dorm and don’t want to all sip from the same bottle!
You think you’re going to be healthy in college and make smoothies, but in reality it will only be used when you make mixed drinks, nonetheless, it’s the thought that counts.
Okay, this will come in handy more than you think. There’s a big difference between knives and pizza cutters when you’re actually trying to slice a pizza. Definitely necessary for the nights you and your roommate decide to make frozen pizza and you’re sitting there with a butter knife trying to cut it.
Super useful for making grilled cheeses and eggs! An ordinary fork just won’t cut it this time.
Perfect for water, coffee, or your Friday night mix! And let’s be real, you can never have too many of these with those super relatable quotes.
Perfect size for mixing brownie batter or holding fruit in the fridge. These will totally assist with keeping that dorm room fridge looking organized and clean (hopefully.)
A necessity for those cold winter mornings when you need a cup of coffee to go.
A Pre-8 am neccessity! Just make sure you’re stocked up with coffee to put in there!
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