Freshman year you didn’t have to worry about cooking and preparing your own food because you had access to a dining plan and you could buy food on campus. Now for year two, you are moving to on-campus housing that has a kitchen or moving into an apartment. So, what do you need to bring?
Below is a brief list of kitchen necessities to get you started on your first kitchen:
- Silverware: Make sure you have a couple forks, spoons and knives for your meals!
- Plates, bowls, cups etc: Make sure you have dishware for you to eat your meals out of!
- Skillet: This is perfect to cook your eggs for breakfast or your chicken for dinner.
- Small saucepan: This is a lifesaver when you need to make ramen or heat up your canned soup.
- Bigger pot: A pot is great for boiling water for pasta or when you have to meal prep.
- Medium mixing bowl: You never know when you have the urge to make pancakes at midnight.
- Knives: This will be helpful for cutting vegetables and fruits for snacks the next day.
- Cutting board: To have a surface to cut your foods.
- Blender: This is perfect for smoothies on the go.
- Toaster: An essential for those rushed morning when you want to toast your bagel.
- Baking sheet: For those late-night cravings for chocolate chip cookies.
- Oven mitt: So, you don’t burn your hands as you take your chocolate chip cookies out of the oven.
- Water filter pitcher: To filter water so you can refill your water bottle for class every day.
- Reusable water bottle: To carry water to your classes.
- Can opener: To be able to open the can of beans you so badly need for your dinner.
- Spatula: Perfect for mixing.
- Whisk: Perfect for making scrambled eggs.
- Wooden spoon: To use when you got to mix batter or stir your pasta.
This is a very short list that will help you get started on your very first kitchen! Comment below if you think of any other lifesaver kitchen items!