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Start with the stuff you'll actually use.

Ordering takeout on a daily basis can be pretty expensive--college students know this struggle all too well. And as it turns out, cooking at home actually saves time and money...who knew?

Cooking shows make it all look so complicated with their fancy gadgets. But unless you’re trying to be the next Food Network star, you don’t need every kitchen accessory that Bed, Bath and Beyond has in stock.

Some cooking gear is crucial to anyone with basic cooking needs. But how are cooking novices supposed to know what they need and what they can live without? That’s what this guide is for.

1) This 17-piece set of kitchen gadgets will support you through thick and thin (gravy).

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Price on Amazon: $16.99

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2) This 22-piece Farberware knife set makes slicing through even the toughest steaks, a piece of cake!

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Price on Amazon: $19.99

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3) Save 60 percent on this antimicrobial bamboo cutting board and never worry about who cut the cheese again.

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Price on Amazon: $19.90 (regularly $49.95)

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4) Stir the pot with this Cook N Home 12-piece stainless steel set.

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Price on Amazon: $48.64 (regularly $50.98)

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5) Life is grate with this interchanging stainless steel food and cheese grater.

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Price on Amazon: $13.99 (regularly $22.99)

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6) Save 75 percent (and a lot of time) with this garlic press.

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Price on Amazon: $8.29 (regularly $32.99)

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7) Take the strain out of cooking with this collapsable pasta strainer.

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Price on Amazon: $13.55 (regularly $19.99)

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8) Wear these...or you might burn yourself!

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Price on Amazon: $9.55

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9) Save food and save money by using these dishwasher-safe containers for leftovers or packed lunches.

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Price on Amazon: $18.99 (regularly $26.99)

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