If you just moved into your first college apartment, you might find yourself having to share a kitchen and living room with your roommates. If you do not have a kitchen to yourself, you might be struggling to find space to cook. Living in a smaller shared space means you have to be more inventive with your choices. Before your space gets cluttered with things you don't need, we have provided a list of the essential appliances for moving into your first college apartment.

Mini fridge

If you are sharing a fridge with 2 or more other people, you may be struggling to find space for everything you need. If you like refrigerated beverages, you will be running out of space in your fridge. Purchasing a mini-fridge is the easiest solution to this problem. If you have things in the fridge that you do not want your roommates to use, a mini-fridge can also solve this issue. A mini-fridge can be in your room or a common area like the living room. Although it may seem like it will take up more space, it will save you room in your fridge for other items.

Air fryer

Air fryers are different from microwaves because they circulate hot air around the food, giving them a crunchy exterior. You can make a variety of foods in an air fryer such as frozen chicken nuggets or mozzarella sticks, potatoes, meat, bacon, bread, or cookies and other desserts. Air fryers are easy to use and clean and don’t require much oil to use them. Helpful tip: the best way to reheat fries without them getting soggy is in the air fryer!


If you want to stay healthy in college, a blender is an important kitchen tool you will need. Making a smoothie in the morning or for lunch can save you time and money. You can also make soups, sauces, milkshakes, drinks, and more. Blenders are not expensive and don’t take up much space in your cabinets.

Coffee Maker

This one should be obvious! If you are a college student, you will need caffeine at some point throughout your semesters. A coffee maker can help you make a variety of coffee types with different options inserted and even offers a boiling water option to make tea or hot chocolate.

Water Filter

Depending on where your college is located, it might not be the best idea to drink tap water. A water filter is important for drinking clean and safe water. A water filter will keep your water clean from bacteria, lead, asbestos, and other contaminants. These are not too expensive and make a big difference in the taste of your water.

Airtight Food Storage

Containers for your food are very important if you want to save leftovers or meal prep earlier in the week. Airtight containers will ensure your fridge will not smell compared to when food is exposed to more air. This will also help save space in your fridge because these can be easily stacked. These containers come in a variety of shapes, materials, and sizes. Depending on what you prefer, there is always glass or plastic airtight containers.

Rapid Ramen Cooker

One fun item you might want for your kitchen is a Rapid Ramen Cooker. This item was made popular on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and it will cook your ramen for you in 3 minutes compared to 12 minutes on the stovetop. If you love ramen noodles and quick and easy meals, this is something you should invest in!

How Liberty Properties Can Help

Here at Liberty Properties, we can help you find the perfect college rental property with a kitchen for all your fun appliances. We have a number of properties currently available for Fall 2022. Contact us today to learn more and find the perfect rental for you!

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