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10 Items That Make Dorm Room Cooking A Breeze

Kitchen checklist looking a little bare? Here are 10 last-minute items you need to keep the struggle meals at bay. 

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By Ni'Kesia Pannell · September 12, 2017

Perfect for the coffee loving college student with limited dorm space, the Keurig® K-Compact™ Single Serve Coffee Maker ($59) is the slimmest removable reservoir brewer from the topnotch brand. The slender and space-saving machine brews three cup sizes in under one minute and comes in black or imperial red. Don't forget to add on The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup pods and 14-ounce Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug ($25) for the full package!

No stove? No problem. This Digital Glass Kettle from Nesco ($80) will solve a few of your limited stove access issues. It doesn't matter if you're looking to quickly boil water for your tea or use it to make your ramen noodles, this digital glass kettle will cut down time and space for your favorite quick meals. it also features auto shut-off for those days when you're totally in a rush.

If you're lucky enough to have a full kitchen or room to hold cookware, then the Red Copper 10-Piece Ceramic Cookware Set ($100) will be a perfect addition to your list of last-minute items. Offering a quick and easy clean up as well as elongated usage, this product will benefit any college student well after they graduate to a larger kitchen.

If you're worried that your late night smoothie making sessions will keep your roommates up, you're in luck. BLACK+DECKER's PowerCrush Blender with Quiet Technology ($50) will help you keep the noise down. Delivering quieter blending and three settings, this is the one blender that should be on every college kid's list..

Grill, steam, simmer, and serve all in one with the Aroma Housewares Super Pot with Grill Plate ($27). Perfect if you're living in a shared space or if you don't want to share your food.

Having access to an oven while in college may not be possible at all times so why not have your own personal one? Whether you're in need of a hot breakfast or looking to cure a late night pizza craving, the CRUX 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven ($120) is exactly what every college student needs to get that.

No home chef's cookware is complete without the perfect spatula and for those in college, Aspire has one that's conveniently priced. Equipped with a tenderizer, bottle opener, and serrated knife edge, the brand's Multi-Purpose Spatula ($5) should be the only spatula you have for your dorm room kitchen essentials.

Preparing dinner or watch party for all the roomies? Cut down on the dishes and do it while you're away with BLACK+DECKER's Chalkboard Slow Cooker ($20).

Have grill season all year-long with the George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Grill ($15). Offering up 36 square inches of grill space, this non-stick compact grill gives college students in tight spaces the opportunity to enjoy quality burgers, quesadillas and much more without leaving their personal space.

Need a space-saving way to add a little love to your healthy meals? You'll love having the OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer ($25) listed as a need in your back to college essentials.

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