Problems that comes with cooking at uni?

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    (Original post by BenRichi_)
    So I was thinking of buying like a mini fridge for my room, for drinks and some food didn't know if anyone thought that was a good idea or not?
    Many halls won't allow mini fridges etc in rooms, so you need to check that. However, even if they do allow it you won't need it. Although there's often limited fridge space there will still be enough. I wouldn't spend money on things you don't need and probably won't even be allowed.
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    (Original post by leahdw)
    Many halls won't allow mini fridges etc in rooms, so you need to check that. However, even if they do allow it you won't need it. Although there's often limited fridge space there will still be enough. I wouldn't spend money on things you don't need and probably won't even be allowed.
    Ah okay, how would I check? So nobody you knew had one?
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    People actually eat pasta and pesto at uni? Never seen it happen in my entire 4 years at uni
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    People not knowing what they are doing so getting some seriously burned pots & pans!
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    so you guys know if George foreman grills are allowed?
    I have one in my room but have never used it yet

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    (Original post by unaManzana)
    so you guys know if George foreman grills are allowed?
    I have one in my room but have never used it yet

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    I think it depends on specific housing policies. Microwaves tend to be allowed but George Foremans have slightly more risk (ie if you forget to unplug it) Try and ask someone who manages your hall!
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    (Original post by unaManzana)
    so you guys know if George foreman grills are allowed?
    I have one in my room but have never used it yet

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    Read your room rental agreement it will say in there. Your room isnt meant for cooking in, unless its a self contained studio. I'd think they would almost certainly not permit it.
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    It all depends on your flatmates- common problems include a messy kitchen, flatmates not washing up, limited workspace etc!

    However, some of my favourite uni memories were when my house all cooked for each other- we used to have "dinner parties" where one of us would cook and set out the table with crockery and wine etc!
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Read your room rental agreement it will say in there. Your room isnt meant for cooking in, unless its a self contained studio. I'd think they would almost certainly not permit it.
    I wasn't talking about cooking in my room with it lol
    I just store it in my room but haven't used it in the kitchen yey

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    (Original post by unaManzana)
    I wasn't talking about cooking in my room with it lol
    I just store it in my room but haven't used it in the kitchen yey

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    It depends on your accommodation- you dont say what type it is, but your agreement will make clear whats allowed or not.
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    Don't know what to cook really, and if you have an idea, you don't have the ingredients... I really under packed so I don't have enough pots and pans to be efficient...
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    Using electric hobs so you can't turn down the heat quickly... Wasn't used to it at the start, but now I can make scrambled eggs as well as I make them on a gas hob
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    Last weekends empty vodka/coke/beer/cider/whatever alcohol you had in the flat despite being at home for the weekend still being all over the worktops
    People using your stuff and then instead of washing it up deciding it is stained and binning it without your permission
    People not washing up your stuff for over 2 weeks and by the time they get round to it none of the mess coming off
    People cooking and spilling sauce/bits of food all over the worktops and not tidying it up for days
    The kitchen taps deciding when they feel like working and not working
    The oven taking literally 30-45 minutes to heat up to a reasonable temperature
    Your flatmates having their friends over for the weekend and declaring the kitchen area to be their friends bedroom for the weekend
    The only local shops being a tiny Sainsburys and a Morrisons where the manager seemingly thinks having half the shelves empty of stock is artistic

    Oh and I've been at uni for less than 4 weeks
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    And thats before considering that we have 2 cupboards for 5 (possibly soon 6) of us to store food, pans, plates, cups etc, and that 2 of the others think its perfectly fine to each have a crate* of beer in the fridge at all times *normally at least 18 bottles, and another flatmate who has put metal in the microwave and a full saucepan of still hot food in the fridge.
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    (Original post by BenRichi_)
    So I was thinking of buying like a mini fridge for my room, for drinks and some food didn't know if anyone thought that was a good idea or not?
    A lot of unis forbid the use of mini fridges in bedrooms unless you have signed proof of a medical issue that requires one. Best to check your contract and with your uni to see if you'd be allowed one in the first place
 
 
 
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