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Student Essentials For Your University Kitchen

So, the time has finally arrived to say bye to Mum and Dad and head off to university, but before you go, you will need to endure the troublesome task of packing. Fortunately, to make your life easier, we have come up with this handy guide of all your kitchen essentials:

Kitchen Essentials

Before you buy your kitchen appliances, check and see what is already provided for you in the house or if you can share with another student. Here’s our top list of MUST buys for your student kitchen:

  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Pans
  • Oven baking tray
  • Chopping boards
  • Tin and bottle/wine openers
  • Measuring jugs
  • Box grater
  • Peeler
  • Sieve or colander (collapsible ones are handy to store)
  • Tupperware
  • Scissors
  • Plates
  • Coloured mugs (white ones soon stain)
  • Cutlery and utensil set including slotted and solid spoons
  • Knife set
  • Juice and wine glasses
  • Dark patterned tea towels and oven gloves (see the stains less!)
  • Pack of dishcloths and washing up liquid
  • Antibacterial worktop spray
  • Bin bags

Longlife Food Essentials

The last thing you want is mouldy food in the fridge, so here’s our favourite go-to essentials:

  • Dried pasta and rice
  • Pulses, beans and grains such as chickpeas and lentils
  • Salt, pepper, dried herbs and spices to jazz up your meals!
  • Frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Tinned beans, soups, chopped tomatoes and tuna
  • Cooking oil
  • Stock cubes
  • Table sauces such as ketchup
  • Tea, coffee sugar and longlife milk

Medicine Cabinet

Stock up your medicine cabinet to cure that annoying and inevitable fresher’s flu:

  • Cold and flu relief
  • Plasters for any nasty cuts and scrapes
  • Paracetamol (to get you through the dreaded hangovers from fresher’s week!)
  • Vitamins such as Berocca – a multivitamin that helps improve mental performance.

Keep in mind that less is more. You also have items for your bedroom, bathroom, and clothes and shoes to take, and this can be difficult if you have to get the train.

Good luck!

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