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    21 Things From Walmart That’ll Help Upgrade Your Cooking

    Up your game with a single-serve blender, a set of self-sharpening knives, your very own bubbly-water maker, and more.

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    1. A Nutribullet blender for quick-and-easy smoothies with minimal cleanup. The chic design comes with 900 watts of power that can crush ice, frozen fruits, and veggies. It also comes with a 32-ounce colossal cup so you can take your hearty meal to go.

    a silver nutribullet

    Promising review: "I've had the NutriBullet for a couple of weeks now and cannot believe I didn't own one before! I used to spend so much money buying smoothies; I now make all of my favorite recipes DAILY! I was surprised by the performance — it is top-notch, no chunks or pieces of leafy greens left whatsoever. As far as cleaning, I always thought making my own smoothies would be a messy process, but with NutriBullet's simple and straightforward set up it is easy peasy!" —mizzlola07

    Price: $79 (originally $129)

    2. A cordless electric glass kettle that'll be easy to handle even when it's filled with piping hot water. The see-through kettle comes with an auto-shutoff and boil-dry protection.

    A glass kettle with orange plastic detailing

    Promising review: "I love it. It looks nice and performs well. It's a very reasonable price. The orange color is on the yellow side. It has a cool blue light when on. Our cat is fascinated by the light." –Gale

    Price: $18.50+ (available in eight colors)

    3. A set of self-sharpening knives to ensure you can slice and dice like a chef. The 15-piece set includes 13 knives, cooking shears, and a block to store everything nicely in.

    The knife set

    Promising review: "So happy with my purchase! Love the fact that it has the built in sharpeners. Cutting my veggies and meats is like slicing butter." –Sandra M.

    Price: $219.99

    4. A Braun coffee and spice grinder that'll ensure your beans and fresh spices are always ready for whatever you want to whip up. It features a taste-resistant 1.5-cup stainless steel bowl, meaning your spices won't taste like your coffee beans and vice versa.

    a thin black and silver grinder surrounded by barbecue food

    Promising review: "I am so proud of our new Braun fresh set grinder. I can fill my house with the fresh smell of coffee twice, once as it grinds and the other as it brews into my favorite cup. I never knew how much I missed a coffee grinder until now. It makes the perfect addition to my coffee bar." —Rosita

    Price: $42.69

    5. A Pioneer Woman extra-wide two-slot toaster if you're tired of your bagels getting stuck inside. Plus, the design itself makes it a style element for your kitchen.

    a top loaded toaster with a floral pattern on it

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this toaster. Not only is it pretty, but it toasts perfectly every single time. It's definitely worth buying." —Samma

    Price: $37.96

    6. A BuzzFeed Tasty 5-quart nonstick Dutch oven with a lid to cook mouthwatering recipes without any of the goodness sticking to the sides of the pan. It's made with heavy-gauge, forged aluminum, which is designed to evenly distribute heat for fast cook times.

    a copper colored deep pot with handles

    This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart.

    Promising review: "I'm very pleased with this Dutch oven. It heats evenly with no sticking. The food literally slides right out of the pan. The non-stick coating also makes cleaning it a breeze, as you don't have to use tons of elbow grease to clean it." —LoveMyGoldfish

    Price: $27.88 (available in two colors)

    7. A Farberware set of 22 kitchen tools so you'll never have to go in search of something to cut, measure, and stir your ingredients together. The set comes with spatulas, measuring spoons, serving spoons, a pizza cutter, a can opener, and more.

    kitchen tools in which the majority are black while the measuring tools are orange green purple or red

    Promising review: "The Farberware 22 Piece Essential Kitchen Tool and Gadget Set is pretty incredible. It's got all your basic kitchen essentials, along with some niceties — a wine opener, a pizza roller, chip clips, an apple peeler. It's definitely an upgrade from the bachelor kitchen set." —MitchB

    Price: $17.99 (originally $22.50)

    8. An 11-inch grill pan because it turns any stove top into a griddle station. Whether you use this flat pan to cook flapjacks or Philly cheesesteaks, you'll be glad to have it in your cooking collection.

    a grey square grill pan

    Promising review: "This griddle is the greatest product and it was at the best price! I just made French toast and they came out delicious and cleanup was a breeze!" —Annie

    Price: $12.72

    9. A Nespresso VertuoPlus coffee and espresso maker for making coffee that tastes like it's from a cafe (minus having to actually leave your house). The machine uses Nespresso pods, so be sure to stock up on those while you're at it.

    a black nespresso coffee machine

    Promising review: "This is the BEST coffee pot I have ever owned. It has five cup sizes and uses three different sizes of capsules. Alto. Espresso. Double Espresso, and Gran Lungo — you can make it all. Came with Aeroccino 3 Milk Frother. I give this 5 stars and highly recommend this." —scatle1

    Price: $133.91 (originally $199)

    10. A SodaStream sparkling water maker so you can stop stocking up on store-bought soda water and make your own at home instead. The kit comes with a 60-liter CO2 cylinder to infuse water with bubbly goodness in seconds.


    Promising review: "This is the neatest machine. I never thought about how convenient it would be to be able to make my own sodas until I tried the SodaStream Fizzi Black Starter Kit. All you need is cold water and flavoring and you have soda without going out to buy it — plus, you don't have to carry home heavy cases of soda cans or big bottles of soda that go flat after you open them. I now have fresh soda anytime." —ughhhhh

    Price: $69 (originally $86)

    11. A KitchenAid five-speed hand mixer because it's a a top-selling, must-have item for any kitchen. This classic kitchen gadget can blend up any ingredients without getting stalled thanks to heavy-duty stainless-steel beaters.

    a green hand mixer

    Promising review: "I bought my KitchenAid over a year ago and I love it. No task is too big. Perfect size to sit on my counter ready for action. Absolutely beautiful colors to enhance any kitchen decor." —Kthomas57

    Price: $49.99+ (available in nine colors)

    12. A 6-quart Pioneer Woman Instant Pot for folks who want the professional quality of an Instant Pot without the industrial look. This seven-in-one pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, warmer, steamer, and sauté pan.

    a red instant pot with a blue and red floral design on it

    Promising review: "This product is wonderful. It works for stews, meatballs, and even desserts. My favorite is making brownies in it. Who could think you can make desserts in an Instant Pot?" —Linhdo123

    Price: $79

    13. A Gotham Steel Smokeless Electric Grill with an interchangeable griddle plate so you can cook perfect pancakes just as easily as you grill charred steaks. This nonstick kitchen appliance makes grilling (and griddling) indoors easier than ever, and it doesn't require loads of butter in the process.

    an electric grill with an orange grill pan in the middle

    Promising review: "Easy-to-use indoor grill. Perfect when you want to only grill a few things without having to use the big outdoor grill. The burgers I made were cooked in a few minutes. It is very easy to clean the grill after using." —jufaswife

    Price: $79.99

    14. An 18-piece cookware set that'll handle every cooking task you throw at it while looking pretty darn beautiful in your kitchen. It comes with frying pans, sauce pans, a sauté pan, spatulas, spoons, a cutting board, a colander, and more.

    pots, pans, and cooking utensils in a light turquoise color

    Promising review: "I got these pots as a gift for my daughter-in-law and she LOVED them. So I got them for my son who lives in Wisconsin — he loves them! So, I bought them for myself (to make sure they aren't just being nice). They are AMAZING! A little light in weight but they work excellently." –Dee

    Price: $84.99 (originally $129.99; available in two colors)

    15. A Hamilton Beach stainless-steel microwave if you want an appliance that can handle just about anything. This top-rated microwave has six preset buttons to easily cook popcorn, potatoes, pizza, frozen vegetables, beverages, and dinner plates.

    a silver microwave

    Promising review: "It makes food hot, which is exactly what it supposed to do. The microwave is very quiet and the bonus is that it's pretty. It looks great in my kitchen." —ZippyZoo123

    Price: $74.84 (available in two colors)

    16. A KitchenAid slicer and shredder attachment because it'll save you lots of time when prepping fruits and veggies. It comes with shredder attachments, so you can use it to cut up blocks of cheese, too.

    an attachment on the kitchen aid mixer that slices and shreds produce

    Promising review: "This was one of the best investments I have ever made. This device shreds cheese perfectly in no time at all. This device makes preparation effortless, fun, and exciting. It brings a sense of successful accomplishment, enabling one to engage in other future food endeavors with the same glorious results. Thank you, KitchenAid, for saving our hands for other tasks. This is well worth the money." —TuxcedoCat

    Price: $41.65 (originally $49.99)

    17. A Pioneer Woman food processor for taking the time-consuming tasks of slicing, shredding, chopping, and pureeing foods out of your hands. This colorful gadget is renowned for being large enough to complete most cooking prep tasks, and small enough to not take up all the counter and cabinet space.

    a white food processor with a decorative red floral pattern on the bottom

    Promising review: "This has been a game-changer in my kitchen! Very user-friendly and with the different blades (one for shredding and slicing and another that chops and mixes) the possibilities for use are endless! I've been making dips lately and it has cut preparation time down tremendously! The bowl scraper is very convenient as well. I can't say enough good things about this product and look forward to using it often in most of my cooking creations. Aside from being a very functional product, it's also very pleasing to the eye. The vintage floral design is classic and adds a nice pop of color to my kitchen counter." —MOmamaof2

    Price: $49.99 (originally $69.99)

    18. A Ninja 1,000-watt blender to blend through raw and frozen ingredients with almost no effort. You can use it to make smoothies, milkshakes, juices, dips, and more.

    a black blender

    Promising review: "This Ninja blender is so awesome! It's easy to install and put together. It's a little heavy but it works great for making a lot of things. I made a blueberry smoothie and the blender worked amazingly. Also, it has a good pour spout. It was very easy to use. The best part was that it was easy to clean. I love that it was powerful." —Clarah820

    Price: $79

    19. A KitchenAid five-blade core and slice spiralizer so you'll quickly become a zoodle-making pro. From apples to zucchinis, you can peel 'em all.

    an attachment on a red kitchen aid to make zucchini noodles

    Promising review: "I bought this after joining Nutrisystem. I'm trying to get creative with vegetables. I did beets, zucchini, apples, and cucumbers. They all worked out pretty well. The inner soft parts of what I spiralized do break but that's to be expected I suppose. I loved the beets in my salad and the zucchini in place of noodles was really delicious. " —Simone on Nutrisystem

    Price: $99

    20. A Faberware Digital Air Fryer that'll transform veggies into fried treats with little to no oil required. You can even use it on meats!

    a white air fryer with fries in it

    Promising review: "I'm in love with my air fryer!! Super easy to use and clean. Everything tastes so good and you don't have to use oil. I use the spray and it is enough! I highly recommend it!" —Karina T

    Price: $59.88 (originally $69; also available in black)

    21. A set of stackable nonstick pans to help you improve your cooking game without fully taking over your cabinet space. The 10-piece set includes two fry pans, two saucepans with covers, a saute pan with a cover, and a stockpot with a cover.


    Promising review: "The non-stop surface of these pots and pans is awesome and durable. I really love the outside the box thinking behind these pots. The great stacking and organizing features are great for our little condo and my OCD. The ease of keeping track of and putting away your pots has never been simpler in a small space." –Panathrasher

    Price: $469.99 (originally $599.99)

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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