College Kitchen Essentials

You’re heading to college! That’s a pretty big deal, but what do you need to bring?
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So you're off to begin the final four years — well, for some — of school. Wahoo! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; you have a grueling schedule ahead of you for sure. Heavy textbooks, chapters upon chapters of reading a night, papers, quizzes, projects, essays — wait, what about the social side of school? You know, where you mingle and meet new people that will become the friends you have for the rest of your life? That’s a tremendous part of college, too. 

What do you need in your college kitchen? Find out!

In between the clubs, the teams, and the groups, there's a space for everyone to just hang out. Make time to cook together, eat together, and party together — as long as you have the right tools to do so! Whether you’re cooking for one or cooking for 20, you’re going to need to pack a few things in order to do it right. Think about all those parties — ahem, we mean, study groups — you’ll be having. That said, if you’re living in a dorm, you have to stick to the dorm rules. But if you’re living in an apartment, run free and stock that kitchen by all means. 

We’ve compiled a neat Pinterest board of our college musts — some that we love, some that we had ourselves, and some that we wish we had when we were in college. We don’t miss those ramen days, that’s for sure.