Kitchen Essentials for Your New Apartment Home

April 18, 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an amateur, you will likely find you need to stock up on some kitchen supplies and small appliances to make your new apartment feel like home! We have you covered with a comprehensive list of the essentials, and a few gadgets for those who are feeling adventurous and up for a challenge!

The Essentials

First, you will want to take inventory of what you already have and take a look around to see what is provided in the apartment. Luckily, the Edmund provides you with great amenities like a microwave and gas range in your apartment, and many great community spaces that come well equipped! When looking through your current kitchen supplies, this is a great opportunity to make note of old kitchenware that you may want to retire, or think of ways to upcycle it! Perhaps sand and refinish an old cutting board or salad bowl. From there, start thinking of what you’ll need to buy. Utensils and cookware such as pots and pans are a good starting point, but keep in mind that you will want to be conscious of space and only buy as many as you will actually need and use. A toaster is another essential, or you could opt for a toaster oven which does everything a toaster does, plus so much more and is the perfect option for a quick weeknight dinner.


Next, you will want to consider drinkware. Think sets of two, unless you plan to do lots of entertaining. Even then, mix and match glasses are right on trend making it easy to put together a multi-functional set that can take you from morning coffee to evening cocktails. Mason jar glasses are a great multi-functional option, as are…. A set of wine glasses, and some coffee mugs should be all the essentials you need!

On To Bigger Things

Now on to the exciting things! There are so many fun kitchen appliances, and the key in deciding which to buy is seriously considering what you will actually use. If you are a coffee drinker, investing in a good coffee maker or espresso machine can save you tons down the road and make your mornings something to look forward to. Another great investment is an air fryer. They make easy weeknight dinners that are delicious, and still healthy! A win all around. A blender is another versatile appliance that will likely be well worth the investment, and if you do any amount of baking a stand-mixer is always wise. Splurge on a display-worthy one and you’ll get kitchen décor and functionality in one!

For The Adventurous

If you consider yourself adventurous in the kitchen, we have rounded up a list of some fun, innovative kitchen tools that will make cooking in your new kitchen an adventure! If you enjoy making cocktails or mocktails

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