Your kids graduating and leaving home is their gift to you, so it’s important to return the favor. We’ve gathered a few ideas for your new grad to help them transition into the wild on their own. While reading dusty books and eating cold ramen noodles out of a coffee mug are still important rights of passage, a small item or two can give their college experience (or first apartment!) a little upgrade.
Cool at School
Let’s start with the basics. A new mini-fridge is a must-have for storing food and beverage essentials in limited spaces. The Kenmore 2.5 cu. ft. refrigerator includes a built-in freezer for frozen dinners, two shelves, and a 4-can door dispenser for easy access. Plus, it’s Energy Star® Certified to help save energy (and money). It’s available in your choice of stainless steel or black.
If space is going to be next-level-super-tight in their new home-away-from-home, the Kenmore 1.7 cu. ft. mini-fridge takes up practically no room while offering 2-liter bottle storage and a half-width freezer compartment. Its reversible door makes the best use of close spaces. Choose stainless, black or white.
Heat It Up
A compact microwave, like this Kenmore 0.9 cu. ft. model, is another go-to essential for grads with limited space and budget. With six pre-set menus and 10 power levels, cooking and re-heating food and drinks has never been easier. It also includes an “add 30 seconds” function, express cook, auto defrost, and a handy timer. Pre-set modes include potato, popcorn, pizza, beverage, frozen dinner and reheat. We also offer an ultra-compact 0.7 cu. ft. microwave, and a more spacious 1.1 cu. ft. version.
Mix & Mingle
Our Kenmore Elite Blender is the ultimate multi-purpose tool for the on-the-go life. The powerful 1.3 HP motor and stainless-steel blades pulverize ice cubes, fruits, and veggies in seconds. It offers a choice of five built-in functions (single serve, stir, chop, mix, and liquefy) plus ice-crush and pulse buttons for those extra bursts of power when you need them. It blends up to 8 cups at a time and makes frozen drinks in seconds. And the blend-and-go cup is perfect for personal shakes or smoothies.
Quick & Easy Clean-Up
Finally, you’ll want to gently remind them chores don’t stop when you move out. Now that Mom and Dad aren’t there to catch the crumbs they miss, this Kenmore Elite CSV Max 21.6V Cordless Stick Vacuum will become the next best thing. It makes quick work of messes with 2X suction power and an extra-large dust cup. Our cordless stick vacuums offer convenience, and they easily convert to a hand-vac for cleaning tight spots.
Of course, you’ll miss them while they’re away. But with Kenmore quality, at least you’ll know they’re in good hands. Be sure to check out Kenmore.com for other great small kitchen appliances and gift ideas, plus delicious recipes to accompany them. And remember, it’s not a bad way to treat yourself too!