Just as we mention in every blog that moving out from your home can be difficult, it is somewhat impossible to deny the weight of the newly handed adult responsibilities and grown up tasks. We go from being cared for by our family to having to figure out how to operate the washing machine and worry about what to make for dinner in a matter of days. There is also the question of whether we’ve got all the essentials and necessary stuff in the kitchen or is something missing! All of this feels like an overnight transition from a carefree world to the world of grownups. And at Unpacked there is nothing we wish but for this transition to be the smoothest one for all the students out there, so we’ve come up with a list of kitchen essentials to make your life as well as transition easier.
- Basic Utensils: From Spatula to Knives
This will be the most basic set of utensils that you will be needing in your Student kitchen starter pack. Make sure you have a set of cooking utensils like spatulas, ladles and tongs. Also purchase a few high-quality knives for chopping and slicing as well. Having the correct ones can help you save time and frustration.
- Cutting Board and Mixing Bowls: Building Blocks of Cooking
For Food preparation, a good cutting board and a few mixing bowls are essential. These ingredients offer a strong base for your cooking adventure, whether you are chopping veggies, combining ingredients or marinating meat.
- Electric Kettle: Hot Water for Various Needs
An electric kettle seems like a simple thing but it has countless advantages. You can use it to make pasta and oats in addition to getting hot water for instant noodles, tea, coffee and other beverages. You will save valuable time with the help of a kettle during those busy mornings or late night sessions.
- Food Storage Containers: Keep Your Leftovers Fresh
Accidentally cooking more food than you need is a very common thing in uni. Food storage containers can help with that. You can safely store your leftovers in the refrigerator, minimising food waste and giving you quick meals for the future.
- Blender: Blend Your Way to Healthy Creations
A blender can be extremely useful to quickly prepare smoothies, sauces, soups and other foods. You may get quick, wholesome meals with little to no effort by using it.
- Colander: Strain and Rinse With Ease
A colander can be extremely handy when it comes to making pasta, rice or washing the veggies. The holes allow the water to drain quickly making it easy to prepare meals and the cleanup afterwards.
- Measuring Cups and Spoon: Precision in Every Recipe
Cooking is a combination of both art and science. The correct ingredient proportions are obtained with the help of measuring cups and spoons, making every dish you cook delectable.
- Can Opener: Access to Canned Convenience
A can opener is always trustworthy and crucial for adding quick and simple ingredients to meals like canned beans, soups and sauces. It is a tiny tool that can save you from unnecessary frustration that comes from trying to open these sturdy cans.
With these Uni Kitchen essentials in your student kitchen starter pack will change cooking into an easy feat, you no longer will have to worry about what to cook for dinner as you can meal prep ahead of time using these kitchen essentials, saving you both time and money. And we also hope that with this handy uni kitchen essentials list we have made your transitioning into adulthood easier and less confusing.
Wish you all the best for your study abroad journey!