Dorm kitchens are notoriously simple, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to eat pizza every night of your college career. With the right essentials, you can make amazing meals. These products are especially useful if you have a shared kitchen space with roommates. Plus, now through September 21, you can take advantage of Bed Bath & Beyond’s College Savings Pass, which gives students a 20% discount on their purchases as they prepare for the back-to-school season. The brand also offers a Pack & Hold service, giving shoppers the opportunity to identify the items they need at their local or online store and then pick them up from a location near campus within 60 days of purchase. change.
Take a look and see how easy it is to elevate your dining experience with the right tools.
Save water and coffee by brewing your own individual cup each morning. This Keurig K-Mini coffee maker is also great because it doesn’t take up precious space on your dorm counter. Make 6-ounce or 12-ounce cups and never worry about leaving the machine on when you walk out the door, thanks to its auto-off feature. Cleanup is easy and prep times are quick at just two minutes. It’s the perfect way to get your caffeine fix before heading out for a full day of classes.
Sure, there’s a toaster in the name, but there are so many ways to cook with this nifty countertop contraption. The oven can accommodate four slices of bread at a time for regular morning toast, but the options are limitless with its baking and grilling capabilities too. Snap an 8” pizza onto the rack and clean quickly and easily with the removable crumb tray. The 30-minute timer feature means you can’t accidentally burn a meal if you forget the oven is on. Its compact size and low price make it a great investment for a 3-in-1 device.
Cooking and baking will be super simple with this three-piece nonstick baking pan set. Don’t worry about having to put your baking sheets in the dishwasher; They are designed to release baked goods easily so you can clean up quickly after meal prep. These pans can withstand oven temperatures of up to 410 degrees.
Pantry and closet space is a precious asset, even if you’re not living in a dorm or apartment. That’s why these stackable boxes are great for maximizing food storage. Each lightweight box has handles for easy handling. The best part is that they are clear, so you can see all of your stored food and quickly retrieve it as you cook. These break-resistant cases come in four sizes.
Storage space is limited in dorms, and often the only way to tidy things up is to stack them in boxes and away from your counter. Quickly access those items with this folding stool, which folds down for optimal storage. The stepladder comes with a non-slip bottom and non-slip pads so you can get up and down quickly and easily without losing your balance.
Simple meal preparation is possible with the best tools, but chances are you won’t have room in your dorm room for an entire city block. This 2-piece knife set is the perfect solution. Each knife is made with high carbon stainless steel blades for clean cuts. The knives have ergonomic rubber handles and each comes with a protective sheath for safe storage. This set includes an 8″ chef’s knife and an 8″ Santoku knife.
Avoid food poisoning and cross-contamination with this color-coded cutting mat set. The set includes four mats in four different colors: red, orange, green and blue, allowing you to use only one mat designated for each type of food – think fruits, vegetables, meats and cooked foods, keeping everything separate and sterile. Each mat is made with 100% food-safe plastic and is BPA free. The non-porous surface does not trap bacteria and makes cleaning quick. Each flexible mat is dishwasher safe.
Blend a breakfast smoothie or chop small amounts of fruits and vegetables to prepare meals with this 4-Piece Magic Bullet Blender Set. Each set is designed for chopping, grating or mixing with its stainless steel cross blade. The included cup makes it easy to blend your smoothie and remove it from the blade to attach a lid and walk out the door. Each cup is made with BPA-free materials and is dishwasher safe. This compact blender doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen, but it’s a big hit when it comes to meal prep.
Easily the most expensive product on the list, this 13-piece cookware set from the trusted Ninja brand is a good way to invest in your new kitchen. The NeverStick Premium set is long-lasting and durable, so you can use these pots and pans for years after you get your sheepskin. All pots and pans are designed to stack without scratching each other. Included in this set are three skillets, three pots with a lid, a skillet and a pot with a lid. Made with heavy gauge aluminum to evenly distribute heat as you cook.
Save your feet and spruce up your space with this ergonomic rug from Newlife. The thick foam core makes it easy to stand up while cooking, washing dishes or doing laundry. Ideal for college cooking because it is stain and water resistant for easy cleaning. Keep in mind that it’s best to use this with a non-slip pad underneath.
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