This $18 quesadilla maker is a primo gift for a college kid (save $17)
I opened mine up more than my computer in college.
David WatskySenior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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Right after showing up late for class and getting denied from bars with my fake ID, making dorm-room quesadillas was a college tradition I hold near and dear to my heart. If you're looking for a real winner of a gift for a college kid -- or really anyone who loves quesadillas -- there's a Bella ques-maker on sale for $18 at Macy's when you plug in code SALE. That's nearly half off the normal price, $35, and a solid deal on a very useful gift.
Since these just use a hot plate-like heating element, they're safe for dorms and small spaces. You simply slap a tortilla down on one side, load in cheese and other stuff (deli meats, veggies, salsa), pop another tortilla on top and press it down for a few. It takes all of 5 minutes to make one and the resulting eats are so much better than a salty cup of instant ramen.
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