Sending your kid off to college is going to be difficult enough for you. But once you begin to realize how much stuff is needed for your child to survive on his own, well, let’s just say a U-Haul may be necessary to get it all there. Yes, you will need bedding, towels, and all their clothes. But you will also need to make sure they have everything they need to eat during all their study sessions. Yes, the dining haul will prepare food for them. However, what kid is going to want to leave their room all the time to grab something to eat?

Sending Your Kid to College? Here’s a List of Kitchen Products They Will Surely Need!


Ramen Cooker

Ramen noodles are still the college dish of choice, because they are cheap. These noodles have come a long way though, with college kids adding so much more to this once basic dish. To make your kid’s ramen noodle cooking that much easier, we recommend sending them to college with a ramen cooker. This cooker keeps the mess contained and is simple to clean afterwards.

Mac and Cheese Cooker

If your college student also has a love for macaroni and cheese and the budget to go with it, they will love having this mac and cheese cooker in their dorm. They can cook an entire box of macaroni and cheese in this cooker, and it will only take five minutes from start to finish. Clean up of this kitchen item is also easy, so your college student will actually do it right away.

Single Serve Keurig

Your college student will not be able to live without endless cups of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. So, make their life easier by packing a single serve Keurig machine to keep in their dorm. They can easily prepare cup after cup with no mess to clean up afterwards.

Microwavable Omelet Maker

College students are not always going to want to go into the dorm kitchen to prepare big meals. After all, they don’t have time to spend hours cooking and then cleaning up all the pots and pans. However, your college student can easily make their favorite omelets for breakfast with this handy kitchen item. They can add eggs and vegetables before popping everything into the microwave to cook.

Mini Waffle Maker

Waffles are the perfect option for breakfast, dinner, or even a midnight snack. A mini waffle maker doesn’t take up a lot of space inside a dorm room and you don’t need a lot of ingredients either. Simply pack a box of waffle mix that only requires water with this waffle maker.

waffle maker

Can Opener

As much as you would love to think that your kid is going to be eating foods made with fresh ingredients on occasion, you know they are going to popping open cans to get rid of their hunger pains. We understand that most cans have pop-up tabs, but not all of them do. Therefore, a can opener is a must for any college student dorm.

can opener

These are the kitchen products your college student is going to need when you send them to their dorm room. There are many other items that can come in handy too, but these will get your kid started in this new adventure.

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