Back to School: The Best Small Appliances for College Students

It’s that time of year again and if you’re a freshman moving into a dorm room or an upper-year student moving into an off-campus apartment, your back to school checklist just got a lot bigger! Not only are you thinking about what color pens to buy, but what color mini fridge as well! Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of small appliances we believe are college dorm room essentials!

A mini fridge to fuel your late-night study sessions

small appliances

A mini fridge is a dorm room staple! Ranging from 1.0 to 4.7 cubic feet, Danby’s mini fridges are designed to fit any college lifestyle. Want to avoid the ‘Freshman 15’? Skip the dining hall and stock up on nutritious meals. Rather live off iced coffee and microwavable dinners? Then, opt for a fridge with a freezer compartment. Have a fully loaded meal plan? Look for a compact model to store your favorite drinks and leftovers!

A microwave because the dining hall isn’t open 24/7

Danby Microwave with Air Fry

Danby’s countertop microwaves offer many sizes, styles, and features, so you can find the best microwave for your dorm room.

Have you heard of the saying, ‘A microwave is a college student’s best friend?’ Well, with Danby’s 5-in-1 Microwave Oven with Air Fry, it just got upgraded to best friend status!

An air purifier to improve the air quality in your small living quarters

Danby air purifier for dorms

While you may be a clean and tidy person, you can’t guarantee your roommate will be. Danby’s Air Purifier with silencer technology can service up to 210 square feet and works to reduce odors, airborne dust, allergens, smoke, and pollen. Available in black and white with rose gold, this air purifier blends seamlessly with any decor and is essential for your dorm room, especially this year.

A blender for healthy meals and happy hours (for those legal, of course)

Danby Smoothie Blender

It’s easy to grab a quick bite from the vending machine or skip breakfast altogether. Luckily, it’s also easy to blend up a nourishing meal for the road! Danby’s 600 mL Smoothie Blender’s container functions as a mixing jar one minute and doubles as a portable travel mug with an attachable drinking lid the next! Handy for day and night!

A kettle for comfort

Ramen? Tea? Instant coffee? A kettle is great to have on hand and does not take up too much room; perfect for when space comes at a premium.

With more square footage, comes more responsibility. Don’t forget these appliances when moving into your off-campus housing.

An apartment-size refrigerator for your grocery hauls

Danby Apartment Size Fridge

Designed for smaller kitchen spaces, Danby’s mid-size refrigerators offer all of the same storage options as larger models, but take up a smaller footprint in your space.

A portable air conditioner because it’s still hot in September

Danby Portable Air Conditioner

A portable air conditioner is a great choice if you are looking for versatility and a unit that can be moved from room to room. Use this guide to find the right size for your apartment.

A countertop dishwasher because roommates don’t always do their share of dishes

We all know, dishes don’t wash themselves. However, you would never know it with any of Danby’s dishwashers. This 6 place setting countertop dishwasher hooks up to your kitchen faucet, is Energy star compliant, and has low water consumption of up to 3.1 gallons of water (11.7L) per wash to help save you money!


A washing machine because public laundry facilities are so last year

Danby Washing Machine

With Danby’s Compact Washing Machine, an apartment without in-suite laundry is no longer a deal-breaker. This machine can easily be connected to most standard faucets, eliminating the need for direct plumbing.

Whether you’re moving into a dorm room or an apartment, there’s a Danby for all your back to school appliance needs.

Be sure to check if your residence or landlord allows these appliances beforehand.

Inspired by Cool Mom Picks and Compact Appliance.

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