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Showing posts with label Dorm Kitchen. Show all posts

August 8, 2010

Dorm Sized Appliances ... Get the Dorm 411!

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of
Creator of announces their Top 3 Picks for Must Have Dorm Sized Appliances for Students

Because space is at a premium in a dorm room, it is important to select the right dorm sized appliances to take to campus this fall. At, they have done the research for their student shoppers, naming their top 3 picks for this school year.

Prior to purchasing appliances to take to their dorm room, students should check their college or university campus housing regulations to see which appliances are approved for dorm living. In addition, they should buy dorm sized appliances such as coffee makers and irons that auto shutoff.

"It’s so easy for a busy student to walk away or get distracted and leave the iron or coffeemaker on in their dorm room. An auto shutoff feature will ensure their safety and the safety of their roommates. At DormSmart, we hand select appliances that we believe to be safe, affordable, and functional for the college student. In addition, we look for appliances that require minimal maintenance, such as bagless or filter free products,” stated Christi Leslie, Founder and CEO of

Dorm Sized Appliance Top Pick #1:

Absocold’s Cook N Cool Microwave Refrigerator Combo (Runs on One Plug)

The Cook N Cool is an affordable, space-saving, and environmentally-safe refrigerator, auto-defrost freezer, and microwave combination appliance for students to take to campus this fall. This compact unit is so loaded with features, it even has a full-width-see-thru vegetable / fruit crisper. As for quality, Absocold has been in business successfully supplying their products to hotels, the military, and universities since 1969 and has partnered with this dorm season to offer these dorm sized units to students and their families. DormSmart will even contact a student's housing department to ensure the unit meets their requirements.

Dorm Sized Appliance Top Pick #2:

Ergorapido EL1012A Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vac by Electrolux

While cleaning the dorm room may not be the highlight of a busy college student’s week, it is a necessity to keep those germs from spreading throughout the dorms, maintaining student health! The powerful 12 volts of this Ergorapido EL1012A Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Hand Vac by Electrolux will make cleaning a little easier. It is the perfect dorm sized lightweight stick and hand vac for cleaning their dorm room or even vacuuming their vehicle, saving budget challenged students a few dollars at the car wash.

Dorm Sized Appliance Top Pick #3:

Hamilton Beach 3-in-One Hot Beverage Center

The Hamilton Beach 3-in-One Hot Beverage Center is the perfect solution for space challenged students moving into the dorms this semester. Students can make coffee, tea or hot water in less than 2 minutes per cup. This dorm sized appliance even has auto shutoff to ensure the student’s safety and the safety of their fellow dorm dwellers.

For additional information on these dorm sized appliances or others, visit

June 5, 2010

Great High School Graduation Gift Ideas...

by Christi Leslie, Founder & CEO of
Creator of

Are you still looking for the perfect graduation gift? Check out these great graduation gift ideas for your college bound student's dorm kitchen... BPA Free, Break Resistant, and Stylish!

(4 Tumblers, 1 Pitcher, 1 Tray)

(2 Large Plates, 2 Small Plates, 2 Bowls, 4 Tumblers)

At DormSmart, we searched high and low for the perfect BPA Free plastic dorm dishes and drinkware, one of our biggest challenges to date! We knew that we had to find dorm dishes and drinkware that are durable, attractive, microwave reheatable, break resistant, and BPA Free plastic, dorm dishes and drinkware that are adult looking (not kiddie dishes) for our discerning college students! After numerous hours of testing dorm dishes and drinkware products in our test dorm kitchen, we met the challenge, exceeding our own high expectations.

Introducing our 10 Piece ExtremeWare Dorm Dinnerware Set and 6 PC Colorware Collegiate Drinkware Set by Bentley. The quality and affordability of  these dorm dishes and  drinkware are second to none! Our colorful Bentley ExtremeWare Bowls and Plates and our Colorware Pitchers, Trays and Tumblers make a great statement anytime anywhere, the perfect addition to your dorm room kitchen!

Our Bentley dorm dishes and drinkware will hold up to your demanding college lifestyle and are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Perfect for collegiate living, our Dorm Dinnerware and Drinkware Sets will withstand the test of time so use them for years to come as your lifestyle changes!

1 - Bentley Colorware Collegiate Pitcher
1 - Bentley Colorware Collegiate Tray
4 - Bentley ColorWare Collegiate 20 ounce Plastic Tumblers 6 inches tall, 3-1/4 inches in diameter.

2 - Bentley ExtremeWare 11 inch Dinner Plates (White)
2 - Bentley ExtremeWare 8 inch Salad / Sandwich Plates (White)
2 - Bentley ExtremeWare 7 ½ inch Bowls (White)
4 - Bentley ColorWare 20 ounce Plastic Tumblers 6 inches tall, 3-1/4 inches in diameter. Choose from 19 colors to fit your dorm d├ęcor.


Attractive dishes for dorm living. These aren't your grandma's old plastic dishes. The quality is so good, they look like ceramic dishes! Perfect for collegiate living, tailgating ...

Durable and Versatile, withstanding the test of time!

BPA-free plastic, a safer choice for your food and drink.

Dishwasher Safe - Sorry… most of you won’t have a dishwasher in your dorm room, but when you move to off campus housing this will be a must have! (We do not recommend placing any product with a monogram color other than black and white in the dishwasher. The stamp can become damaged.)

Microwavable-reheat safe (up to 2 minutes - perfect for those cans of soup), a must have for dorm living!

Lifetime Guarantee on all Bentley ColorWare Tumblers. If your tumbler should crack, just return it to DormSmart and they will replace it free of charge!

The perfect graduation gift!

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