It’s back to school season and as a college student, that might mean moving into your first-ever apartment. No matter what stage of life you’re in, we strongly believe that your kitchen is the heart of the home. It fuels the body and mind, which is why you should ensure you have it stocked currently going into your next year at school.

Here are three college kitchen appliance must-haves:

1. Microwave

A microwave is a must-have for leftover foods or easy dinners. The convenience of a microwave allows you to make healthier choices and spend less time preparing meals and more time studying. You’re also less likely to eat out if you simply have to microwave your dinner and it’s ready to go. A fast, convenient and money saving option… microwaves are a must have in you college kitchen. Shop microwaves here.

2. Compact refrigerator

Where are you going to store those leftovers? In your compact refrigerator! Save space and avoid roommates stealing your food with a mini-fridge in your room. This more personalized option gives you extra space, keeps your favorite foods close and separates your food stash from your roommates. Shop refrigerators here.

3. Coffee maker

Arguably the most important kitchen appliance (no matter how old you are). Instead of spending too much money on your campus Starbucks, invest in your own coffee maker and satisfy your cravings from the comfort of your home. Save time and money – and stay in your PJs while you study! Shop coffee appliances here.

When picking out what to bring to your new college home for the semester, take size, convenience, and efficiency into account. Prioritize what appliances you will use the most and start from there. Unsure what will best fit your needs? Come visit one of our showrooms! We’d love to have you visit and help you outfit your college living quarters. See you soon!