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Must-Have Dorm Kitchen Essentials for College

Must-Have Dorm Kitchen Essentials for College

For many college students, dorm life or small-apartment living is the first time they’re away from home. Be sure you’re well prepared as you head to school with all the dorm kitchen must-haves found at Kohl’s.

Small electrics are key for college students, as these tools allow you to make quick and easy meals that also taste great. And, best of all, they won’t take up too much space in your dorm or apartment. Just be sure to check your school’s regulations on which devices you’re allowed to have in your dorm, since space is at a premium.

Shop Kohl’s for all back-to-school items that get everyone ready for the next academic year. No matter if your student is off to kindergarten or college, Kohl’s has everything needed to ensure they make the grade.

Cook with Ease Using a Hamilton Beach Sure-Crisp Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Air frying is a popular method of cooking, and now you can air fry all kinds of food in your dorm kitchen with this toaster oven from Hamilton Beach.

The Sure-Crisp air fry function circulates air around food, creating crispy food items like French fries and veggies with the use of little to no oil. Despite its relatively low profile, the toaster oven features a large capacity that can hold even a 12-inch frozen pizza, a staple of any college student’s fridge! 

The oven also includes an auto-off function, so if you’re distracted by friends or your studies, the device will ensure your safety.

Expand Your Cooking Options with a Cuisinart Stainless Steel Air Fryer Toaster Oven & Grill

We’ve discussed how an air fryer toaster oven can instantly help you out in the dorm or apartment kitchen. Now, imagine a toaster oven that also includes a grill!

This toaster oven and grill from Cuisinart offers maximum cooking versatility, allowing you to air fry French fries, bake cookies and other baked goods and even sear and grill steaks and vegetables. With eight separate functions, this toaster oven and grill is an all-in-one cooking essential.

Start Your Day Off Right with a Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

With a full schedule of classes, studying, spending time with friends and taking care of other responsibilities, you’ll need coffee to keep you focused and on-the-go all day.

This Cuisinart coffee maker is a dorm kitchen must, allowing you to brew your own coffee at home. It’s fully automatic, offers 24-hour programmability, a self-clean setting, auto-off and an optional ready alert tone. Other important features include Brew Strength Control, Brew Pause which lets you pour a cup of coffee before the full brewing is done, an easy-to-read LCD display and much more.

Brew One Perfect Cup of Coffee with a Keurig® K-Supreme Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Perhaps you’re tight on space, or don’t drink a lot of coffee each morning. A single serve Keurig might be a better fit for your dorm or apartment kitchen if either are the case.

This coffee maker is made with small areas in mind, as it features a 66-ounce, dual-position reservoir that can be positioned to best fit your counter space. Multiple settings allow you to brew a six-, eight-, 10- or 12-ounce cup. You can also find plenty of K-Cup options at Kohl’s, too.

Quickly Prepare a Tasty Breakfast with a Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Waffles are a delicious way to start your day. This mini waffle maker allows you to create a tasty breakfast at home before you head out the door to work, class or anywhere else the day takes you.

Various functions make this a great addition to your dorm kitchen. The top-bottom design grills both sides simultaneously for efficient cooking. The nonstick plates make cleanup a breeze. An indicator light keeps you informed. Lastly, nonslip feet ensure stability and safe use.

Keep Food Cold with a Danby DAR026A1BDD-6 2.6 Cubic Feet Compact Freestanding Refrigerator

A small fridge is a dorm room staple. Every college student needs to have a dorm refrigerator to keep their milk, eggs and other perishable items fresh. 

This Danby refrigerator offers 2.6 cubic feet of storage space. The interior also includes tall bottle storage that’s great for large soda bottles. The CanStor beverage dispensing system neatly holds beverage cans for quick access.

Prep Veggies & More with a Food Network™ 3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set

Any kitchen needs cutting boards for those recipes that call for slicing and dicing. This Food Network bamboo cutting board set is a great all-in-one set for any kitchen.

The bamboo construction ensures the cutting boards are sturdy and knife friendly. The boards are not just ideal for chopping, but also for serving. The set includes three total boards in three different sizes.

Eat Meals with Ease from Dinnerware & Serveware by The Big One®

After prepping meals and getting ready to serve, you’ll need plates, bowls and more to fully enjoy your food and drink.

The Big One offers all the dinnerware and serveware you need to set the table before any meal. The Big One 12-piece dinnerware set comes with plates and bowls that are both microwave and dishwasher safe.

You’ll want to wash your meal down with a refreshing beverage, so be sure to also pick up The Big One 4-piece plastic tumbler set. These BPA-free cups coordinate with the plate set, so you can offer friends meals and drinks in matching serveware.

Store Leftovers in a Durable Pyrex 10-piece Meal Prep Glass Food Storage Set

One way to save some time during the week is to make all the meals you need ahead of time. This Pyrex food storage set gives you the right containers to hold these meals, as well as any leftovers you might have.

Pyrex tempered glass is stain and odor resistant, and preserves your food’s flavors. The tight-fitting lids keep food fresh and let you take your meals on the go.

Kohl’s is sure to be your destination for all back-to-school products, including dorm kitchen essentials. Look for small appliances, serveware, kitchen towels and more. We also offer other dorm must-haves like bedding and décor, making Kohl’s a one-stop for dorm living items every student needs.