While you probably shouldn’t be cooking in your dorm room, there is a good chance that you don’t want to go out and get food when you are buckled down in your homework. In fact, there are a number of cooking tools that you can use for your dorm room that won’t cause excess smoke or emissions – and that won’t increase the risk for a fire. Of course, you won’t be able to cook a complicated five-course dinner, but you will be able to make a quick dinner, breakfast, or snack. Before you use these products, you want to make sure that you won’t get in trouble. Some dorm rooms have very strict policies about cooking.

Here are five great cooking products for your dorm room.

  1. Electric Grill

Whether you go to the University of Southern California or New York University, you may wake up and want to cook a few eggs, or maybe some pancakes if you have a little more time. An electric grill is simple to use and simple to clean. All you need to do is plug it in and cook. It is important to note that you should complete daily preventative cleaning so that your grill stays in good shape for a long time to come.

  1. Hot Plate

An age-old classic for the dorm room is the hot plate. A hot plate can pretty much do one thing: hold a pan or pot, either for boiling or easy frying. Most hot plates are small and don’t require any fuel. All you need is an electrical source. Hot plates are perfect for heating up water for noodles or pasta. Luckily, most noodles are very affordable, which is perfect for a college student’s budget.

  1. Electric Kettle

If you like to make coffee or tea, you may want to score an electric kettle. An electric kettle can make multiple cups of tea or coffee at once, which is why it is perfect for a roommate situation. All you have to do is plug the kettle in. When purchasing a kettle, you may want to look for one with an LCD display, because it will tell you what temperature the water is. This helps with preventing burns.

  1. Popcorn Maker

Many college students like to make popcorn on those nights when homework is light. Popcorn is perfect for watching movies or even playing video games. If you go online, you can very easily find a popcorn maker that is affordable and doesn’t take up too much room. You won’t be making a lot of popcorn, so you won’t need a big contraption – just something to get a few kernels popping.

  1. Mini-fridge

On top of everything, you will need a mini-fridge. If you plan on cooking in your dorm, you’ll want a fridge to hold your perishables, like eggs and produce. Many mini-fridges are small enough to fit under your desk. With a simple curtain, you can hide the contraption so that your dorm doesn’t look too crowded with stuff, especially cooking stuff.