Kitchen appliances

Best kitchen appliances and gadgets for your dorm room

Although classes are still closed for the in the summer, back-to-school purchases have begun. It’s a fantastic idea to stock up on dorm necessities now if you or a loved one are going to college this fall.

We’ve got you covered in the kitchen business, whether you’re looking for dorm essentials or everything you need for a new apartment. Below are some of the best small kitchen finds based on real customer reviews.

Furnishing a new kitchen can be tricky, but we’ve done the research for you by finding the best compact kitchen appliances and accessories.

Best kitchen appliances and gadgets for your dorm room

To help you (or your favorite student) set up a college dorm kitchen, we’ve identified miniature coffee makers, egg cookers, micro-fridges, and other dorm-friendly appliances.

K-Mini Keurig single serve: $60

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A 12 ounce cup of coffee can be brewed in minutes with the single serve K-Mini. The K-Mini is considerably smaller than other coffee makers on the market, measuring just 5 inches wide. You can easily take your coffee to class with the capacity of the retractable drip tray for travel mugs.

If you’re worried about all the single-use K-cups you might be using, check out these reusable coffee filters for K-Cup pods ($12) that work with your favorite ground coffee.

Single Serve K-Mini Keurig, $60+ (reduced from $90)

Dash Egg Cooker

Dash Egg Cooker
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This egg cooker can quickly and easily create soft-boiled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, and even dorm room breakfast omelets. The boiling tray, poaching tray, omelette tray, and measuring cup are all included, and they fit nicely in the small cooker for storage. In addition, there is an automatic shut-off function.

Dash Egg Cooker, $20

Comfee Retro Mini Fridge

Comfee Retro Mini Fridge
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Not only is this retro-style mini fridge functional, it’s also charming. The 3.3 cubic feet of this dorm-sized fridge is perfect for keeping all your essentials cool. Red is also available.

Comfee Retro Mini Fridge (3.3 Cubic Feet), $191+

Not the right mini fridge for you? Wayfair has a slew of dorm-friendly fridges from just $46.

Comfee Retro Microwave: $100

Comfee Retro Microwave: $100
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With this retro-style microwave, your dorm room will have a truly vintage look. It has nine pre-programmed functions, including those for pizza, popcorn, reheat, and more. Although it is also available in red and green, the featured color offers the biggest discounts.

Comfee Retro Microwave (0.9 cu. ft.), $100 (reduced from $135)

Need something a little bigger… or even smaller? Wayfair has a selection of countertop microwaves from $81.

Brita Stainless Steel Filter Bottle

Brita Stainless Steel Filter Bottle
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Even though tap water on campus isn’t the nicest, every sip of water is fresh thanks to the Brita filter built into the leak-proof straw lid of this 20-ounce stainless steel water bottle. Five color options are available.

Brita Stainless Steel Filter Bottle, $30

Unbreakable 16-Piece Wheat Straw Dinnerware Set

Unbreakable 16-Piece Wheat Straw Dinnerware Set
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You may want to take a set of plates in addition to your cooking necessities in your dorm. This 16-piece dinnerware set is freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe. It is light and strong. Eight plates, four cups and four bowls are included in the set. This set is completely BPA free and made from eco-friendly wheat straw.

16-piece wheat straw unbreakable dinnerware set, $20 (was $25)