I remember when I was in college and away from home, I did not have any proper cooking pans and pots. I ate out in cafeteria, fast food places a lot. It was expensive and not very healthy. Having a few proper basic cookware pieces could have helped me cook a few basic and simple recipes at my dorm. While, I am no longer in college now, I thought of writing for others who are, so they can make a informed choice and do better than I did.
You do not need to buy a whole cooking set. You can buy a few basic cookware pieces that are used most in everyday cooking. Let us look at must have cooking pieces in details.
1. Frying pan or skillet:
Frying pan is low pan with sloping sides and has long handle that stays cool during cooking. Frying pans are great for making omelet, crepe, stir frying vegetables, scramble eggs, pancakes. Many frying pan are nonstick making it easier to flip or remove food from it.
2. Sauce pan:
Sauce pan comes in various sizes and has tight fitting lids to cook food in its own steam. It is one of most used cookware piece in kitchen. You can make sauce, boil water, chili, rice and stew in a sauce pan. You may want to have a couple of sizes to cover various food cooking.
3. Stock pot:
Stock pot are usually tall pot with lid on it. Stock pot are used to make a large batch of food such as chili, boil pasta and so on. Stock pot also good with simmering beans and stew as well. One large enough stock pot is must for any student kitchen.
There are many types of cookware pieces that can be useful in cooking different food at home. These three cookware pieces are essential and cheap enough to fit in any college student budget.