It's no secret that college students and Martha Stewart don't have much in common. If you do have a kitchen in your dorm, chances are popcorn and ramen are as gourmet as it gets. If you are the type to be occasionally struck by a whim to wip up something special, don't shy away from the less-than-ideal public facilities! You can and should take advantage of dorm kitchens, whether you're baking a cake for your friends or cooking up some pasta on a cold winter night. But you can't do it alone! A sink, a fridge, and an oven are worth nothing without at least the most basic of supplies. Since you're no Stepford wife (or hubby!), we don't recommend the whole package–you probably don't need a meat tenderizer or a grater for hand-collected Himalayan salt rocks. What you will need is some bare necessities to keep your kitchen clean and functional. Check out these few choice items that will take you surprisingly far in the world of college cuisine!
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