From late-night study sessions, running out the door to class, and movie nights with new friends, college is full of moments when the cafeteria is closed but you still need to eat. You’ve got your microwave, but where do you go from there? These 4 convenient kitchen items are a must have for any dorm room.

1) Mini-Fridge/Freezer

Great for storing sodas, leftovers, and fresh produce (when you burn out on pizza mid-semester), a mini-fridge is a must for any dorm room. This model also comes with a freezer for emergency finals week ice cream.

EdgeStar Dorm Sized Compact Fridge/Freezer available from Amazon

2) Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers have been a dorm room staple for decades, but they’re better than ever. The Instant Pot works as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, pressure cooker, and more for healthy home cooked meals that fit into a busy college student’s schedule.

Instant Pot Duo 3 Quart Pressure Cooker available from Amazon

3) Single Serve Coffee Maker

For those late-night study sessions and those mornings when you slept in too late, a quick K-cup coffee maker is the perfect solution.

Keurig K250 Single-Serve Coffee Maker available from Amazon

4) Toaster Oven

This highly-rated toaster oven from Hamilton Beach has a roll top door which makes it more compact than models with a swing door and ideal for cramped dorm rooms. It also has a convection setting that heats up frozen foods until they’re crispy.

Hamilton Beach Toaster/Convection Oven available from Amazon

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