Whether you’re waiting to start university or three years down the line and still feeling helpless… this guide offers 10 products that all uni students should invest in. Having these items in your kitchen cupboard will be a game-changer… so, don’t be tight. Use a little bit of that maintenance loan to set yourself up properly!
These are a must. You may think nope, I won’t need them because it all comes in grams or tablespoons… you would be wrong my friend. And trust me, I learned the hard way. I was attempting to make pancakes and stupidly thought that I could correctly alter the measurements. I will not go into the terrible result that followed.
Don’t be unorganised. These tags are simply wonderful… for both organisation and making sure that you don’t get ill. You can use them to just identify products if say you are popping them in to glass jars. Or, they can be used to write on the ‘opened’ or ‘made on’ date so that you can work out if you should be eating it or not.
Micro Toastie maker
I didn’t realise what I had been missing out on until I used this product for the first time. It takes up less room than a toastie maker, cleans easy (can go in the dishwasher too) and sorts you a perfect crispy toastie in around 3/4 mins… perfect! This is by far the best item on the list in my opinion.
One of the more pricier things to invest in but 100% worth it. Nothing beats getting up in the morning, throwing in a pod and getting a scrumptious coffee in return… plus with this coffee machine, you can get hot chocolate pods too!! And, at the moment it is on offer… £30 is a steal!
If you don’t already own one of these, why not? They make life so much easier! I know that it can be scary leaving things to cook overnight and whilst your out but as long as you follow recipes… you’re not going to burn the house down! The only thing you’re going to do is save yourself time and have a tasty meal at the end of it.
Digital weighing scales
Don’t be one of those people that guesses how much you need in a recipe. It may have worked once or twice when you’ve had a fluke but it won’t always. Can you imagine going to some big effort to make a meal and then it sinks away in front of you because you put too much of an ingredient in?
Students love pizza (not all but most). These are the perfect utensil for your circle of beauty.
A set of knives
There’s nothing worse than going your friend’s uni flat and realising they have one knife for everything. It should not be a thing. It screams unhygienic and honestly, there’re times when you’re going to need to be using different knives for different things. Be sensible and just buy a set.
You don’t need to be an avid gym-goer to get on the game with meal prep. This little technique can be a massive help throughout the week. Typically, Sundays are a more relaxed day for a lot of us… this can be the perfect time to get some cooking done. Cook a number of meals and pop them into the plastic containers, you can then pick them up throughout the week and all it will take is a little heating up in the microwave… easy!
Plastic chopping boards
If you don’t do it for any other reason, do it for hygiene. Cooking with meats such as chicken, you are at higher risk of getting food poisoning. These risks can be reduced and eliminated by using plastic boards. The key is to use different boards for different items. For example, you could use the grey board to chop up your veggies and your white board to chop up your chicken. The beauty of these is that they’re so much easier to clean than wood and other surfaces, something that is quite important when cooking with meat.