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Back to School 2022: The Best Small Appliances for College Students

BACK TO SCHOOL 2022: THE BEST SMALL APPLIANCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Going back to school can be a hectic and expensive time for college students. There are so many things to think about and buy, from textbooks and school supplies to new clothes and furniture. But one thing that’s often overlooked is small appliances.

Small appliances can make life much easier for college students, whether you’re living in a dorm or an off-campus apartment. They can help with things like laundry, food preparation, and cleaning. And they don’t have to be expensive.

Here are some of the best small appliances for college students:

1. An indoor electric grill for when you get homesick for your backyard BBQ.

An indoor electric grill is a great way to bring the taste of home-cooked food to your college dorm or apartment. Grilling is a healthy cooking method that can help you avoid the dreaded “freshman 15.” Plus, it’s a great way to bond with your roommates and make new friends.

2. A mini oven master for when you need a break from the dining hall.

mini oven is perfect for college students who want to eat healthier or save money by cooking their own meals. It’s also great for those late-night study sessions when you need a quick snack.

3. A countertop dishwasher so you don't have to waste your time hand-washing dishes

countertop dishwasher is a space-saving appliance that can be a real lifesaver for college students. It’s perfect for small apartments and dorms, and it can save you a lot of time and energy. Dishwashers use less water than washing dishes by hand, so they’re also more environmentally friendly.

4. A luminous SPA massage shower head to relax after a long day of classes

massage shower head can help you relax after a long day of classes. It’s also great for relieving muscle pain and tension. And it’s a whole lot cheaper than going to a professional spa! And it’s great for saving water so you can help the environment too.

5. A juicer or blender to make healthy smoothies and juices

Juicing and blending are great ways to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, even if you’re short on time. A juicer or blender can also help you save money by making your own healthy snacks and beverages instead of buying them from the cafeteria or campus vending machines.

6. A stand mixer for when you want to bake cookies or cupcakes

stand mixer is a must-have for any college student who loves to bake. With a mixer, you can make homemade cookies, cupcakes, breads, and other treats with ease. It’s also a great way to impress your friends and roommates.

So, whether you’re a student heading back to school or just in need of an upgrade for your current kitchen situation, we hope this guide has helped you discover the perfect small appliance for your needs. From blenders and juicers to grills and ovens, there’s something for everyone on this list. And remember, even the simplest of appliances can make a big difference in your college experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping for your new small appliance today!

Spiced-up Potato Chips

Spiced-up potato chips

Prep: 10 mins | Total: 20 mins | Yields: 15 – 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 10-ounce bags kettle-cooked potato chips
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions

1. Preheat the Ventray Oven to 350°F.


2. Spread the chips on the baking sheet.


3. Bake until hot, oily-looking, and slightly golden, about 10 minutes.


4. Pour chips into a large bowl.


5. Combine garlic salt, paprika, black pepper, and chili powder in a small bowl.


6. Sprinkle over hot chips and toss lightly to coat.

Pita Bread Pizza

Pita bread pizza

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Total: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 white or whole wheat pita rounds
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Veggies, cooked meats, and cheeses, for toppings

Directions

1. Preheat Ventray Oven to 375°F.


2. Spoon the pizza sauce onto the pita.


3. Top with mozzarella cheese and desired toppings.


4. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 7 to 10 minutes.


5. Serve.

Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

Fruit and nut flapjacks

Prep:10 mins | Cook:20 mins | Make: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 150g ready-to-eat stoned dates
  • 100g low-fat spread
  • 3 generous tbsp agave syrup
  • 50g ready-to-eat stoned dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 50g chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 3 tbsp mixed seeds
  • 50g raisins
  • 150g porridge oats

Directions

1. Heat the Ventray Oven to 375°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment.


2. Put the dates in a food processor and blend quickly until they are finely chopped and stick together.


3. Place low-fat sauce, agave syrup, and dates in a saucepan and heat gently.


4. Stir until the low-fat sauce is melted and the dates are combined.


5. Add all remaining ingredients to the pot and stir until fully combined.


6. Scoop the mixture into a jar and spread out.


7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


8. Remove and cut into 12 pieces.


9. Enjoy.

Easy Chicken Strips

Easy chicken strips

Prep/Total time: 30 min | Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

Directions

1. Preheat Ventray Oven to 400°F.
2. Combine flour and seasoned salt in a bowl, and place cornflakes and butter in another bowl.
3. Coat chicken with flour mixture, dip in butter, and coat with cornflakes.
4. Place the chicken on an ungreased baking sheet.
5. Bake until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear.

Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Apple Sandwich

Grilled cheese, ham, and apple sandwich

Prep/Total time: 25 mins | Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded Manchego or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese with rind removed, sliced
  • 12 slices of deli ham
  • 1 tart apple, thinly sliced

Directions

1. Spread 3 tablespoons butter on 1 side of bread slices.

2. Toast bread, butter side down, in Ventray Grill over medium-low heat until golden brown. Set aside.

3. Mix together mayonnaise, Manchego cheese, onion powder and the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a small bowl.

4. Combine cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Gruyere in another bowl.

5. Top 4 toasted bread slices with sliced Brie.

6. Sprinkle cheddar cheese mixture evenly over Brie.

7. Layer ham and apple slices over Brie.8. Top with remaining bread slices, toasted side facing inward.

9. Spread mayonnaise mixture on the outside of each sandwich.

10. Place in Ventray Grill again and cook until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted, 5-6 minutes on each side.

11. Serve immediately.

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Cheeseburger Cups

Cheeseburger cups

Prep/Total time: 30 mins | Makes: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup cubed Velveeta cheese

Directions

1. In Ventray Grill, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, break it into pieces. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Turn off the heat, set aside.

2. Press each biscuit into the bottom and sides of a greased muffin cup. Scoop the beef mixture into cups, and top with cheese cubes.

3. Bake at 400° for 14-16 minutes.

4. Enjoy.

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Scrambled Eggs with Oats

Scrambled eggs with oats

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 5 mins | Total: 10 mins | Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs or 1 egg and 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp instant oats (30 ml)
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Directions

1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the oats. Season with salt and pepper.


2. Brush Ventray Grill with oil, and add eggs, cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.


3. Serve.

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Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

Fruit and yogurt smoothie

Prep: 5 mins | Total: 5 mins | Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Directions

1. Add all ingredients into Ventray Blender.

2. Blend to achieve desired consistency.

3. Serve immediately

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Cheese Omelette

Cheese omelette

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 5 mins | Total: 10 mins | Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded Emmentaler cheese

Directions

1. Beat eggs in a bowl; add milk and season with salt and white pepper. Whisk until egg mixture foams.

2. Melt butter in Ventray Grill over medium-low heat. Add the egg mixture. Cook until eggs are firm, stirring occasionally.

3. Sprinkle Emmentaler cheese down the middle of omelette; fold in half.

4. Cook until cheese is melted.

5. Slide omelette onto a plate.

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