The Best Part of Wakin’ Up Is Knowing You Can Make a Gross Dinner Using Your Coffeemaker

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If you live in a cramped dorm room or a studio apartment with a pseudo-kitchen, you can still cook yourself elaborate, gourmet meals — as long as you have a coffee maker.

According to NPR, you can make yourself a perfectly legitimate dinner this way. For example: poach some salmon with garlic, ginger and soy in the carafe, and then steam some broccoli cauliflower in the basket above.

The chefs over at Chow say you can also cook up oatmeal, hardboiled eggs or grilled cheese, all using your coffeepot. But why stop there? Chow also suggests crafting some chocolate fondue for dessert. The Swedish blog Kaffekokarkokboken (yes, that’s its real name) has come up with recipes for pumpkin soup, chutney and cinnamon buns — again, all made entirely in what you once thought was just a rinky-dink, one-note appliance. Shame on you.

Okay, so a freshman living in a dorm probably…

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