Congratulations to all those young, ambitious individuals about to enter university life this September. There is a thrill about moving out of your parent’s house and into a new dorm to start the next chapter in your life. It’s going to be an amazing journey.
Now, please let me take a moment to bring a touch of reality just to help the transition process. A dorm room won’t be as comfortable (nor private) as it is living in your parent’s home. Plus, it’s likely you’ll be sharing a kitchen and bathroom with a few other friends (or strangers). Basically, no more of your mom’s home cooked meal. You are on your own! Therefore, you’ll need to get a few appliances to cover your basis and help you stay sane for the semester. (It can also help avoid the Freshman 15)
Appliance Essentials for Dorm-living:
Hands down, you’ll need a coffee machine. You’ll likely be brewing a big pot for your study buddies as you pull all nighters to either get ready for the exam or finish that final assignment. When it comes to coffee, I like to follow this quote – “Life’s Too Short to Drink Lousy Joe.” For each semester, you’ll be relying on an extra caffeine boost to keep you ahead of your studies.
This BrewStation Summit Dispensing 12 Cup Coffeemaker has a modern style for today's kitchen. It includes a non-slip dispensing bar which ensures that coffee goes directly into your mug without spilling. The FlavourGuard low wattage means that coffee stays hot and fresh longer without burning or scorching.
The Grind & Brew Coffeemaker form Cuisinart automatically grinds the beans right before brewing to produce a fresh and flavourful pot of coffee. Fully programmable with a brushed metal finish, this deluxe 12-cup coffeemaker will be right at home in any modern kitchen!
Toast in the morning makes a great breakfast to help start the day. And a toaster oven can help you make healthier meals (which is a better option than cafeteria food). In addition, it can also keep the costs low. I mean, the costs for buying food to cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner will add up faster than expect. A toaster oven is versatile. For breakfast, make toast and add almond butter or low-fat cottage cheese. For lunch, make a nicely toasted sandwich with lots of vegetables. And for dinner, make pizza!
Here’s my cheap and easy recipe for making Pita Pizza:
- Pita bread (whole wheat is preferred option)
- Canned tomato sauce or jarred pizza sauce
- Dried oregano
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Veggies (depends on your preference): Mushroom, Peppers, Onions,
- Cold cuts (depends on your preference): Turkey, Ham, Peperoni, Chicken, etc.
Take a pita bread and add a layer of tomato sauce and sprinkle some dried oregano. Add as much veggies and meats as you desire. Top it off with mozzarella cheese, then pop it into the toaster oven. Bake for 10-15mins.
This Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Toaster Oven fits a 9" pizza, 2 salmon fillets or 2 pork chops. The 30 minute timer with auto shut-off and an audible tone allows for a worry free cycle. It also includes a drop down crumb tray for easy clean-up as well as a broil rack and baking pan. There is also a coloured non-stick interior and dual rack positions for versatility.
Featuring bake and broil functions with a temperature range up to 450 degrees, the KitchenAid KCO111CU toaster oven is a great way to heat up or cook food. It has a 10-inch capacity for larger items, and comes complete with a durable door and soft grip knobs.
A dorm room can get dirty (very dirty). So, it’s ideal to make it a weekly habit to vacuum your room. You can’t depend on your mama doing the cleaning anymore. You are on your own, so get the tools.
The only steel high performance hand vac. Easy to use, easy to carry, weighs less than 3lbs. Metro Vac N' Go never needs recharging. Puts more power in your hand all the time anytime to make cleaning light and easy. Ideal for quick clean ups around the home, office studio, workshops, car interiors. R.V's and boats.
The lightweight Dirt Devil Vision canister vacuum with HEPA filtration removes 100% of pollens and most allergens Bagless technology eliminates the need to ever buy a filter bag. A steel wand with tools on-board (Crevice tool, Dusting Brush and Bare Floor Nozzle) helps get harder to reach places.
This Koblenz 120V vacuum has a powerful 400 Watt motor and comes with a crevice tool and extra long 18-foot line cord. It's great for vacuuming all those hard to reach places in you home and car.
The Dirt Devil Featherlite with Bagless technology and a powerful 12 Amp motor outcleans most competitors. It features a 24' cord, bottom empty Dirt Cup and 5 height adjustments for bare floors or different carpet types. A HEPA filter traps 100% of dust and most allergens. Fold down handle for convenient storage and lightweight design.
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