hese days many students and bachelors who are living far from home tend to cook on their own. If you are also looking to start your small kitchen set up in your hostel or PG room, you can consider this post for a quick look at the list of items which have to be considered.
These days many students and bachelors who are living far from home tend to cook on their own. If you are also looking to start your small kitchen set up in your hostel or PG room, you can consider this post for a quick look at the list of items which have to be considered.
I have made this list keeping students, types of foods they cook, and budget in mind. You can cook from Maggi, breakfast items to meals and juices with these appliances.
- 1 Basic Appliances and Utensils for Students and Bachelors:-
Basic Appliances and Utensils for Students and Bachelors:-
1.Electric rice cooker
Rice Cookers are the most used appliances in hostels, PG’s, etc as they can work without the need of any stove. They can be used to cook rice, curry, fries, boiling eggs, milk and of course Maggi, etc which are commonly cooked food items by students and bachelors. They are available in different sizes, you can choose one depending on the number of roommates you have.
Though you can cook most items, there are a lot of things you cannot cook on an electric cooker like rotis, puris, dosas, etc. If you are looking for an even bigger sep up, you have to go with Induction stove or Gas stove.
2. Induction Stove/Gas Stove
If not for Electric cooker, the most important appliance of all is the induction stove or a gas stove. Considering the fact that gas stoves are difficult to be available, maintain, etc, you can prefer induction as the best option. Unlike gas stove, all you need is just current. So you don’t need to opt for a monthly gas plan.
An important thing to consider is that, if you are using an induction stove for cooking, the vessels should be induction friendly. So make sure of that. Anyhow gas stoves also tend to cook faster. So if you have no issues with opting for a monthly gas plan, you can consider a gas stove.
There are so many sizes and brands are available in the market so we can choose based on the need and requirement. Small cookers help to cook dal, khichdi and different aromatic rice recipes easily.
If you are choosing Induction or Gas stove, this is kind of most important appliance to buy right away.
Flat Tava is used to prepare dosa, roti, chapatis, pulka, cutlets, eggs, pancakes, French toasts, griddle cakes and the other baked items like sandwiches, bread toast etc. This Tava is also available in different types of materials. you can prefer non-stick cookware for easy maintenance.
5. Multi-Purpose Kettle
A kettle is very helpful for students staying in hostels. This is helpful for boiling water, eggs, milk, etc. Now a days multipurpose kettle is available in the market for cooking pasta, dal, Soup, Maggi, Noodles, Steam Eggs. This can be used for warm and reheat the food also. As they are electric and also cheap, most students and bachelors can take advantage of it for quick snacks.
6. Multi Kadai
Kadai is one of the essential pots that is helpful in every Kitchen. Prestige is one of the top available brands to cook and to serve pan. This comes with an adorable glass lid. We can use this Kadai for multiple things which saves our times and helps to cook fast.This can be used on a gas stove or an induction stove as well, due to an induction friendly bottom.
We can use it for below multi-purposes:-
- To Prepare different Curries, sambhar & Biryani
- Deep-Fried Recipes like pooris or else veg/non-veg fries
- To Steam Idlis or any baked items
- To Prepare sweets
For coffee, tea preparation or any other needs like water boiling. Simple Stainless steel pans are available with lids. If you are choosing electric kettle, you can neglect this.
9. Portable Juice blenders
Nowadays we got portable chargeable blender which helps for easy of smoothies or juice. We can carry easily to college, gyms, etc if you want. This smoothie blender can crush ice, frozen fruits, vegetable very well, and get delicious shakes. This is easy to clean and comes with a USB charger for easy charging.
If you are into having juices, having a portable blender helps to save money as you can make your juice for a lot cheaper comparatively. And also healthy…
10.Few cutlery items & Cooking Spoons
These include knives, greater, choppers and cutting board which are helpful for cutting of vegetables or fruits. And few cooking spoons to stir while cooking and helps for serving.
There are few other utensils, you can consider buying:-
- Plates and Spoons
- Bowls & Small cups
- Chapati Rolling pin and board
- Storage boxes to store food
- water Storage dispenser
These can be very helpful for serving and cooking.we can buy sets which contains all sizes from small to big for easy use from the stores.
I believe this post is helpful for not only for students but only for everyone staying in rooms. I had mentioned minimum essentials if you feel I missed something please mention in the comments so that it will be helpful.