Whether you live in a dorm or you opted for an apartment, these are 7 of some of the best portable appliances we’ve found to make fast work of dirty jobs and general housekeeping duties. Once you get one of these appliances, you may wonder how you survived all this time without them.
Want to save some money on laundry? This portable compact washing machine is ideal for washing and spin-drying small loads of clothes. This means you don’t have to wait days before you have a large load to wash, which is what tends to happen when you are living alone. The high-powered motor means you don’t have to spend time at a sink or washtub, and the spin cycle can help aerate the excess water. You may later choose to line-dry or heat-dry your clothes, but for those who love delicate fabrics like silk and linen, this one’s your dream machine.
For those who prefer to cook their own food in the dorms, or if you have a stove in your apartment that has a non-functional cooktop, then you need this burner. Great for one-pot/one-skillet meals, quick reheating tasks, or even boiling water for tea or coffee, you can’t go wrong with this Cuisinart Cast-Iron Single Burner. Heats quickly and the coil-less cooking surface makes it easy to clean up after you’re done cooking. (Just make sure your school approves these in the dorm before buying.)
Love waffles and paninis? With this little Dash Mini Maker, you can make Belgian waffles, hash browns, paninis, toasty sandwiches, and lots of other tasty treats any time of the day. This mini waffle maker comes in a range of bright colors that will add a punch of color to your kitchen. It is easy to operate and easy to clean. Making waffles and other delicious treats is surprisingly easy with this great little mini-maker from DASH!
Every dorm room needs a mini-fridge. Whether you’re chilling drinks or keeping some leftovers fresh. Mini fridges are convenient, especially when you have late-night study sessions and the C-store isn’t open. This compact fridge from Midea is ideal. It comes in 1.6 or 2.4 cubic feet sizes. Plus, it has shelves in the door, which is an added bonus.
Once you use this little microwavable popcorn maker, you’ll never want to eat bagged popcorn again. No burning, no fire hazards, and no worries, and the popcorn turns out just right every time. You won’t have to stop and start your microwave every thirty seconds, waiting to see if your popcorn is popped or if you’re dealing with a burnt, greasy mess. Easy to clean and easy to use for the ultimate in taste and convenience.
Sometimes eating healthy and taking care of special dietary needs when you’re in college can be a challenge. Thankfully, the Magic Bullet personal blender can help you. Great for smoothies and protein shakes, this is a student athlete’s dream appliance. This multi-purpose blender chops, mixes, grinds, whips, and blends for the ultimate convenience. It’s easy to use and clean. Once you start making some of your favorite smoothies with this little blender, you’ll never want to use anything else.
This little coffee maker, with its convenient, sleek, all-in-one design, can be used whether you are just getting a late start to your morning or if you need to grab and go with your coffee. Choose your favorite color and flavor of coffee, run water through the top, press a button, and go. It’s cute, convenient, durable, eco-friendly, and comes with everything you need from the internal filter and holding basket to a travel mug with lid.
Once you get a taste of independence with these appliances, you’ll be adulting like a pro in no time.
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