TODAY   |  August 06, 2013

8 kitchen gadgets that fit in your dorm room

Chris Kimball, the host of “America’s Test Kitchen,” shows off great gadgets for college students, such as an automatic egg cooker, a griddle for cooking sandwiches, and a chip maker.

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>> nowhat y know how t eat healthy, you should know howo cook healthy.

>>> must-haveitch gadge for college kids .

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>> thersust no time or space toook something healthy.

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>> those are adorable.

>> you add water you put the top back on, hit the "on" button. you' do.

>> his bls them?

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>> you're kidding! i cld use that for my house.

>> t tak theame amount of time as a stovetop. this ihought was the dumbest thing ever.

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>> uthought you wouldn't mind. this is the microwave chip maker. $2 it actuay works. these are the chips.

>> people make theirwn chips in.

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>> which did you try?

>> i don't know anybody that would do that.

>> why don't you just buy a bag of lays?

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>> ay. this does one popsicle at a ti. you can do two dferent juices if you want. thisoes in the freezer for 24 hours . you can do two levels.