7 Cute and Useful Finds for a Dorm Kitchen

These items will make you feel right at home. 


4-Tier Wire Mesh Kitchen Rolling Cart


Stay super organized with a multi-tiered cart that will help keep all your kitchen goods tidy. In tight spaces, it’s all about shelving—and in this case, you can even wheel it around.

To buy: $37, amazon.com.

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Magic Bullet


What can’t the Magic Bullet do? Keep the single-serve blender handy for a quick pre-class smoothie, or whip up your own pesto for easy meals like pasta or sandwiches.

To buy: $40, amazon.com.

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BELLA Electric Ceramic Tea Kettle


An electric kettle with a 1.2L capacity has more uses than just a cup of tea on a chilly day. Boil water more quickly (and more safely) than a microwave, then use it to make oatmeal, hot chocolate, instant noodles, coffee and soup.

To buy: $42, amazon.com.

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Chemex 3-cup Coffee Maker


Always have coffee on hand with this pour-over coffee maker (a necessity for late-night study sessions). It brews the perfect cup without bitterness or sediments.

To buy: $37, crateandbarrel.com.

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Soma Water Filtration Pitcher


This 10-cup sustainable pitcher is sure to keep you hydrated. It’s BPA-free and made with 60 percent renewable, plant-based materials. Bonus: it has an incredibly sleek (and envy-inducing) design. 

To buy: $40, bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Daewoo Retro Microwave in Mint Green


This compact microwave will save you space and add color to your room. With five power levels and a defrost function you’re all set for any late-night snacks.

To buy: $101, walmart.com.

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Kate Spade Salut! Melamine Tidbit Plate Set


These cute snack plates, decorated with cheerful phrases, will lift your spirits throughout jam-packed semesters. Hard to say no to all that color.

To buy: $30 for 4, shopbop.com.

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