One of the best things a parent can do when their child sets off for university is to pack them their very own student kitchen starter set. But with such a huge difference in price and quality, there’s a lot to choose from. We have narrowed it down, based on budget, the number of items in the sets, and the quality.
This company do three levels of kitchen starter sets, starting with this basic one which includes one of everything a single student will need for their basic needs. There’s also the standard set and the full works.
It doesn’t get any more basic than this set which is perfect for one person. You get one of everything you need which includes a dinner and side plate and bowl and a mug and glass with cutlery to match.
Wilko Functional Dinner Set White (12 items): £7.00 and Wilko Colour Play (16 items) Red Cutlery Set: was £7.00 now £5.00
If you are prepared to buy crockery and cutlery separately then head to Wilko. A simple dinner set will set you back £7 and you can pick up cutlery set for a fiver. The cutlery sets are available in a range of different colours too.
You get four each of the knives, forks and spoons and then two of the crockery items including dinner plates and cereal bowls. You also get a glass tumbler and all items are made to be robust enough to stand student use.
You get everything you need for four people in this basic dining set which includes dinner plates, side plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, and cutlery for 4.
This is a lightweight but sturdy pack of kitchen essentials that include cutlery and crockery for four people and a host of other kitchen essentials for cooking. We like the addition of things like a chopping board, sharp knives and potato masher. If you want more items there are larger boxes available and you can customise your box to suit if you already have certain items.
Bright, bold colours mean your child hopefully won’t lose any of these kitchen essentials. There are cutlery and crockery for one person but a host of other kitchen items such as a can opener, potato peeler, oven tray, nonstick frying pan and measuring jug.
What we love about this luxury starter kitchen pack is that you can add items to it, not that you’ll probably need it, it’s pretty comprehensive. You have all the crockery and cutlery you need for two people and the key kitchen items for cooking, including pans, sieves, graters, measuring jugs etc