Sandwich Maker Beats iPod Accessories To Top List Of Most Popular Student Buys

Retailers will be stocking up on the trusty toastie maker as it beats laptops, speakers and televisions to top the list of the 10 most popular back-to-uni buys.

The UK price comparison site revealed the top bargain buys based on searches of the site by 18-24 year-olds. It seems recent revelations of the average annual student debt rising by 6.4 per cent in the past year has made traditional student cuisine more appealing.

Managing director Brad Blake said: "With university students preparing to take on more debt than ever as a result of the Government's decision to raise the cap on tuition fees, budgeting is essential."

The results were released yesterday by the site, which combines price comparison, voucher codes and cashback.

1. Sandwich maker

(Tesco Value Sandwich Maker from £4.64)

2. Laptop

(Acer 15.6" Laptop from £279.99)

3. iPod speakers

(Philips iPod Docking Station from £39.99 )

4. Bikes

(Apollo target hybrid bike - 20" from £149.99)

5. Stationery

6. Safety devices

(Helix personal mini alarm from £3.66)

Sentry Security Safe

(from £60.00)

7. Bags

(Quiksilver laptop case from £14.97)

8. Mini-fridge

(Carlsberg mini fridge £129.99)

9. Kitchen equipment

(7 Piece Kitchen Utensils Set from £19.99)

10. TVs

(Essentials 15.6" HD Ready LCD TV from £89.00)