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15 Super Basic Dorm Cooking Hacks That'll Save Your Life All Semester

You can't live off booze and Taco Bell alone.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their best dorm room cooking hacks, and here are some of their responses!

Although not all of the tips here are from BuzzFeed's Community — others come from Reddit threads, like this one, and this one.

1. Four words: Buy a slow cooker:

2. Figure out one go-to meal you can cook every week:

3. But don't be afraid to experiment:

4. Remember that you can cook almost anything in a microwave:

5. And that quick meals can be healthy, too:

6. No oven? No problem:

7. It's okay to splurge on kitchen appliances, because they pay off in the long run:

8. So buy yourself a dang coffee maker:

9. And get a cheap rice cooker, too:

10. Take the time to cook meals in bulk:

11. And always save your leftovers:

12. Keep your pantry filled with cheap staples that have long shelf lives:

13. But also make sure to keep treats around for when your late-night sweet tooth kicks in:

14. Remember to stock up on study snacks to get you through those all-nighters:

15. And finally, you can never go wrong with Pop-Tarts:

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