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Kitchen Must-Haves for Back-to-School

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Whether moving into a college dorm and looking to use the shared kitchen space or preparing to outfit a new college apartment, small kitchen appliances can make college life a little bit better. Rather than relying on dining hall food and pizza, students can use these appliances to make their own dishes that are as nutritious and delicious as they want. Here are a few back-to-school ideas for college students. 

A Personal Blender 
Many college students are active and athletic. Whether they're Division I athletes, intramural heroes or they just like a run before class in the morning, eating right and exercising go hand in hand for many college students. Help your favorite college student reach his or her goals by giving an Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender

This compact blender isn't just perfect for cramped college quarters. It allows college students to make smoothies and shakes with ease. Just toss in the ingredients, blend them up and then take the blender jar off and head to class. They can drink straight from the blender jar, so they don't have to worry about doing dishes.

Make a personal smoothie in your apartment or dormitory. Make a personal smoothie in your apartment or dormitory.

Roaster Oven 
For college students who love to cook but are moving into a small apartment, the best option may be a roaster oven. The Oster® Roaster Oven can help students make everything from soup to an entire turkey, depending on how ambitious they feel. 

The roaster oven can fluctuate between high and low temperatures, allowing it to function as a hot pan as well as a slow cooker. It's the type of small, versatile tool that's perfect for limited space. 

Toaster Oven 
Another versatile tool that college students are bound to love is a toaster oven. Toaster ovens can help even the worst college bakers look and feel like chefs. These compact, easy-to-use appliances let people make everything from toast to mini pizza and other treats. It's a fun way to cook that's much less intimidating than using a full-sized oven. 

"College students will love the simplicity and versatility of a toaster oven."

A Panini Maker 
For the college student who can't afford much more than basic sandwich ingredients for lunch, a panini maker can be just the thing. This appliance instantly upgrades everything from a grilled cheese to an elaborate pesto chicken sandwich.

Also, the DuraCeramic™ nonstick surface makes cleaning the machine a breeze. It's a great option for a shared apartment as well. Everyone will be using it in no time. 

The Odds and Ends Students are Bound to Forget 
From can openers to mixers, there are plenty of the smallest kitchen appliances that college students can benefit from. Their first time cooking on their own shouldn't be a struggle and these tools and gadgets can help. 

Oster® reminds students and families to check with school regulations before using appliances with heating elements in certain college spaces.