So, you’ve finally left high school behind and are ready to face the next phase of your life! Being a university student comes with some responsibilities. Some of your best years are ahead of you and you need to be prepared for them. While eating out every day may sound hassle-free and easy, it’s not the healthiest option that you can opt for. This is where a well-equipped kitchen comes into the picture.
For some of you, this may be the first time you’re leaving your home to lead an independent life. So, it’s not that hard to learn that you probably have no idea about the uni kitchen essentials that you will be needing before you start your new life. But don’t worry, since we have jotted down everything that you may need in your kitchen, to ease the task for you. So, read along.
One of the most basic items that form a part of every kitchen is a saucepan. It can be used to cook endless dishes, or to prep your meals. From making your favorite curry to stew, it’s truly a multipurpose item. You can even use it to make your breakfast porridge or to boil vegetables! Don’t go for something too big, since you will be cooking small portions on most days. It’s also a great cooking utensil for days you have company since it can hold fairly large portions!
A Frying Pan
Who doesn’t love fried stuff? To make fried items, you need a frying pan! That’s how it makes it to the list of kitchen essential items. Like the saucepan, a frying pan is a versatile item that can be used to make things that are not fried as well. Like making pasta or sauteeing vegetables. It comes in handy when you’re running late for class and would like to fry yourself some eggs on the go! You could opt for something that is medium-sized and does not take up a lot of space. There are many travel-sized options available, which fold up too. So, if you decide to go camping someday, you can take it along!
A cutlery set includes knives, forks and spoons, which are important in any kitchen. These items are amongst the first ones to mysteriously disappear from your kitchen since they’re tiny and easy to lose. So, don’t shy away from getting a few extras, for when you decide to have people over for a meal! Other things like ladles, spatulas and wooden spoons should also form a part of your kitchen set!
A few plates, bowls and cups should form a part of your student kitchen set. If you’re worried you might end up breaking the glass ones while handling, you can go with metal or plastic cutlery. There are plenty of styles and designs available, which you can choose from, depending upon your taste and preference. You could use a bunch of these in your kitchen, for when you have a party or decided to host a get-together. If you’re sharing your cutlery with your other flatmates, then you will be needing more than just a few. So, ensure that you have a bunch of them on you.
A Chopping Board
If you have a kitchen, you will be chopping stuff. A lot. So, make sure you have a chopping board in your kitchen at all times. You don’t want to be using the kitchen top for your chopping needs, as you run the risk of damaging it. A wooden chopping board is ideal since it promotes easy chopping. It’s also easy to wash, so you don’t have to worry about spending time washing it.
We hope this blog helps you make up your mind and set up the perfect little kitchen for yourself!