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    31 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products From Target Reviewers Think Are Worth Every Penny

    These genius products will truly take your cooking and baking game to the next level.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An Instant Pot that will become the true MVP of your kitchen. With 11 different functions, you can use it to cook, sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide, and more. PLUS! It has a detachable air fryer lid so you don't have to buy a whole separate device to air fry your food. We stan multifunctional kitchen gadgets!

    instant pot with an air fryer top next to a roast chicken on a counter

    Promising review: "This thing is AMAZING!! We bought this about a month ago and have used it almost every day since. I debated buying an air fryer for two years and I regret not hopping on board sooner. This thing is huge! With dual-purpose, it is well worth the $$$ and space it takes up! Highly highly recommend it. We've deemed it our favorite purchase of 2020." –KristinJ

    Price: $179.99

    2. A set of high-quality stainless-steel knives with gorgeous walnut handles, which makes them as beautiful as they are functional. They'll stay sharp much longer than cheaper knives, which means you'll have clean, crisp cuts on your veggies, meat, and bread every time you're prepping a meal.

    the knife set

    Set includes the knife block, a paring knife, a tomato knife, a utility knife, a chef's knife, and a bread knife.

    Promising review: "These are some sharp-looking knives (pun intended!). These knives are beautiful, sturdy and well-made. I also love the block they came in as it takes up less counter space than the more transitional block set. The wood handles make the knives more comfortable as well." –Nessov89

    Price: $139.99

    3. A food processor that's perfect for whipping up sauces, salsas, or salad dressings. You can also use this to chop up a large amount of ingredients in a matter of seconds.

    cuisinart food processor with tomatoes chopped up inside

    Promising review: "This is the kind of food processor that makes you question the poor decision you made previously in buying an inferior product. I purchased this to upgrade from a food processor that broke and the difference between the two is miles apart. The quality of this machine is solid and it feels quality. I've only used it a couple of times, but it's worth the money." –Andy Fish

    Price: $99.99

    4. A KitchenAid stand mixer to speed up all that mixing you have to do when making baked goods. Say goodbye to the arm cramps you get from using just a wooden spoon.

    blue kitchenaid stand mixer making muffin batter with ingredients all around it

    Promising review: "I always thought that a standing mixer was a luxury that I didn’t need...even when I had my own baking business. I used my hand mixer and cleaned up the splatters. No more. I love being able to walk away and come back with perfect whipped cream or meringue. I don’t have to knead my bread. I don’t have to clean up splatters. This is a sturdy powerful mixer and I’m making a lot of people happy over the holidays." –Grushenka

    Price: $349.99 (available in three colors)

    5. An indoor smokeless grill great for anyone who doesn't have access to outdoor space but still wants to get their barbecue on.

    powerxl smokeless indoor grill cooking salmon and asparagus

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim since I live in a apartment and cannot have a grill. Best impulse buy I ever did! Now I am enjoying all my favorite grilled foods with even easier cleanup." –Rmasi7777

    Price: $119.99

    6. A SodaStream sparkling water maker that will save you so much money on all that store-bought seltzer you're currently purchasing by the case. Plus: you'll reduce your carbon footprint by reusing the same bottle to make your sparkling water every time.

    black sodastream machine making sparkling water on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "We bought our Soda Stream over four months ago, and we’re loving it! We're a family of four who drinks fizzy water regularly, and used to go through a 12-pack of the canned stuff every week. Four months later, we're still on the first air cartridge and have saved about 200 aluminum cans already. It’s very easy and intuitive to use. I would recommend the system to anyone." –Rachel H.

    Price: $89.99 (available in three colors)

    7. A mandolin slicer to get the most uniform slices of veggies you'll ever see in your life. There are four interchangeable blades and a height adjuster, meaning you can create straight slices, crinkle cuts, french fries, or julienne strips, all with varying levels of thickness.

    person using mandoline slicer to create thin, even slices of green pepper

    Promising review: "Yes it’s expensive, but it does what it’s suppose to do (exceptionally at that). If you are cooking something that requires thin, consistent cuts, this is your kitchen tool! I made a veggie lasagna with zucchini and this thing man-handled that zucchini! I was impressed! And for $40 I should be impressed!" –RazzleDazzle

    Price: $41.99

    8. A Vitamix blender that has 10 different speeds so you can get the consistency you're aiming for every time. The blade is durable and sharp, the motor is surprisingly quiet, and the high-quality materials will make this blender last for decades. If you've been eyeing this appliance for a while, view this as a sign to take the plunge and buy it!

    black vitamix blender with a fuchsia smoothie inside of it

    Promising review: "I've wanted a Vitamix for years but never thought I could afford it...didn't think I'd use it. Over the years, I've spent at least as much on substitutes as I would have if I'd just committed in the first place. I use my Vitamix every day sometimes more than once a day! It is the best appliance I've bought and I am so glad I did!" –Target Customer

    Price: $449.95

    9. Or this Magic Bullet mini blender for whipping up a morning smoothie in record time with minimal cleanup. This one comes with different-sized cups, including one with a handle and a travel lid so you can take your smoothie on the go.


    Promising review: "For the price especially, I seriously could not ask for a better set. I can make my smoothies and other drinks in less than a minute, easy to clean, and the options of cup size and portability is so cool. Great buy!" –BKLYNBabe

    Price: $39.99

    10. A self-cleaning juice extractor that will basically pay for itself once you start making your own green juices. The extra-large chute makes it super simple for you to insert any fruit or vegetable you're looking to juice.

    oster juicer catching green celery juice in a separate container

    Promising review: "This is by far the greatest product ever! I’ve tried different juicers and this is the holy grail. I love the fact that I don’t have to chop my fruit and vegetables up before juicing because of the large chute. Oh and the best part it’s self-cleaning so it’s easy cleanup for me!!! I can go on and on but these are some of the reasons why I love this product." –Sweetie03

    Price: $129.99

    11. A set of stainless-steel bowls with lids that you can use for easy food storage or taking your culinary creations on the go.

    three stainless steel bowls with plastic lids on the side

    Set includes 1.5-quart, 3-quart, and 5-quart bowls with lids.

    Promising review: "I love this stainless-steel mixing bowl set. It was just what I needed to make my cornbread sausage dressing recipe which requires multiple bowls. I also used the large bowl for my candied pecans. They are the perfect shape and weight. Very happy I invested in a quality set. Having the right equipment has helped me enjoy cooking again." –janisutx

    Price: $39.99

    12. A waffle maker that will produce diner-quality waffles in a matter of minutes. The nonstick plates allow your cooked waffle to lift with ease, and you can control the temperature to get the exact level of crispiness you want in your waffle.

    person using tongs to lift waffle out of a flip waffle maker

    Promising review: "Very easy to use and clean. The waffles come out perfect and don’t stick or tear apart trying to take them out. They come out so easily. Definitely not disappointed with this purchase!!" –s_csn

    Price: $39.99

    13. A enameled cast-iron Dutch oven that will become your go-to for all those cozy pasta and soup recipes you're going to make this winter. It's also perfect for bread-making because it's oven-safe.

    red lodge dutch oven with a matching trivet

    Promising review: "To put it simply, I love this piece! I never knew how much I needed a Dutch oven until I bought this one. I use it all the time for soups and chili and my husband loves when I make sausage gravy for breakfast and I can easily do it all in just this pot. And the color is an added bonus. I just leave it right on one of the shelves in our kitchen because it’s so cute and because I just use it that often that it’s nice to have handy. I think it’s a great starter Dutch oven for any beginner kitchen." –stormy

    Price: $69.90 (available in two colors)

    14. And a pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet, because it allows for even heat distribution so your food will come out perfectly every time.

    multiple cast iron skillet on an outdoor grill cooking vegetables

    Promising review: "This pan is perfect. Love that it’s large enough for just about anything, comes pre-seasoned and has the handle cover that keeps it from getting hot. Note: this thing is HEAVY, but perfect!" –AJWendell

    Price: $44.90

    15. An all-mighty air fryer poised to become your new favorite kitchen gadget because it can cook practically any food to crispy perfection with very little oil. Get ready to make the best french fries of your life.

    black powerXL air fryer with a salmon filet next to it

    Promising review: "Best purchase in recent history! I’ve found a reason to use it every day for the last week. Cooks food quickly and efficiently. Everything is so wonderfully crispy!!" –Bakerella328

    Price: $129.99

    16. A set of OXO food storage containers with an airtight seal to keep your food fresher for longer. Press the button on the top once to seal the silicone gasket, and then press again to open the container.

    five oxo airtight containers with colorful ingredients inside

    Promising review: "I love this product! Not only does it make your pantry super organized but it also helps keep your food fresher longer. The seal is great. Cleaning is super easy. I will be a repeat buyer." –MGC

    Price: $49.99 (for a set of 5)

    17. A breadmaker for creating loafs so perfect, your family will think you went to your local artisanal bakery. This genius appliance has gluten-free settings, and it'll let out an alarm when it's time to add mix-ins like dried fruit or nuts.

    cuisinart bread maker with a swirl loaf sitting next to it

    Promising review: "Easiest, most successful bread I’ve ever made. I purchased it so I could be in control of the additives and ingredients that are in bread. I can also make bread whenever I need and not be concerned about what is available on the shelf at the store. The bonus I didn’t expect, is a wide variety of specialty breads that I can make." –Lljp

    Price: $159.99

    18. A slow cooker if you're a "less is more" kind of person in the kitchen. What's better than throwing ingredients in this baby in the morning, turning it on, walking away, and then returning four to eight hours later to a fully cooked meal?!

    sliver crockpot cooking a stew while on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "First time using a slow cooker in my life, I’m young lol. I made pot roast for the first time and it was delicious. The steel color is beautiful and it cooked just right. I was not disappointed at all. Glad I chose this slow cooker." –Mya_lakee22

    Price: $34.99

    19. An ice cream maker so you can treat yourself to the good stuff whenever you feel like it. Go ahead – you deserve it! Bonus: this also makes frozen yogurt and sorbet.

    steel cuisinart ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker

    Promising review: "So easy. Freeze the bowl, put the mixer in and add your mix. Then turn it on and wait for ICE CREAM. Yummy! Reminds me of being a child and a hot Sunday afternoon when mom would get out ice and salt and kids would turn the handle for it seemed like hours to get that Yummy home made ice cream. Same ice cream just loads less work. Couldn't be simpler. You'll love it." –Target Customer

    Price: $99.99

    20. A set of nonstick cookware to cover all of your cooking needs whether you're making an omelet, stir-frying veggies, or boiling a pot of water for pasta. The best part is that these pots and pans easily stack inside each other — perfect for anyone with limited cabinet space.


    Set includes 8-inch fry pan, 2.5-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart sauté pan with cover, 10-inch fry pan, 4-quart chef's pan, and 5-quart Dutch oven with cover.

    Promising review: "These are the best set of pots and pans I've ever owned. SUPER easy to clean and just all around great quality. I would buy these for everyone if I could. Not to mention the ease of storage, since they're stackable. My boyfriend and I LOVE them." –Megan

    Price: $249.99

    21. A sous vide cooker that's a reliable way to make tender and juicy meats that will impress your entire family come dinnertime. They'll think you took a cooking class from a professional French chef!


    Promising review: "Great addition to the household. I will never cook a steak without this gadget. Easy to use, clean, and takes up minimal space occupied when storing away. Plenty of recipes to try and so far I haven't failed on a single dish. Particularly great when preparing tougher cuts." –Yuki O.

    Price: $199.99

    22. A vacuum sealer machine to keep your food fresher five times longer than regular storage methods. Create custom-sized bags to feed through the machine, and it'll suck out every single morsel of air for the tightest seal on your food as possible.

    person using a vacuum sealer to suck the air out of a plastic bag with meat in it

    Promising review: "My mom bought this for me because I was complaining about throwing out food that got freezer burned before we ate it. I have used it for a corned beef brisket, hamburger, and chicken. Since getting this, I have not had to throw out any meat for being freezer burned. Feeling like I am saving money." –MamaDeb

    Price: $189.99

    23. A two-in-one Keurig coffee machine that allows you to either make a single cup of coffee using K-Cups or an entire carafe of coffee from ground beans. It meets all your java needs with just one machine!

    keurig machine with a full coffee pot on the left and one mug on with coffee pouring in on the right

    Promising review: "Coffee maker is very versatile. Can make a pot when guests are over or can enjoy a cup when alone. It was a great price for a terrific coffee maker. Would recommend purchasing. With the addition of a strong brew button it’s an all-around great product." –Lou L

    Price: $169.99

    24. A Brita pitcher so you can get clean, great-tasting water whenever you're feeling thirsty. Ditch that expensive habit of stocking your fridge with single-use plastic water bottles and start using this environmentally friendly alternative.

    person filling up a black brita pitcher from the kitchen faucet

    Promising review: "Always been so happy with Brita water pitchers. Currently have two pitchers: one I keep in the fridge for cold water and the other stays on the counter to keep my coffee pot filled. Also have an old travel size I take on trips. Have owned Brita products for as long a I can remember always gives me the best tasting water Will always use them over bottled water for taste and savings." –Mama T

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two colors)

    25. An electric can opener that requires just one touch from you, and it seamlessly opens cans all by itself. Gone are the days of struggling with those manual can openers that hurt your hand!

    black cuisinart electric can opener with a bowl of soup next to it

    Promising review: "Excellent can opener. Doesn't tip over when you're using it. Having MS, I find that using a can opener is the only way I can get a can open. This one is very sturdy, even with shaky hands." –Donald53

    Price: $19.99

    26. A convection and toaster oven – it fits four slices of bread or a 9-inch pizza. It also has bake and broil settings, so if you don't have a traditional oven or don't want to use lots of energy, fire this small but mighty appliance up.

    black toaster oven with four slices of bread inside

    Promising review: "I just LOVE this toaster oven! I baked, warmed up, toasted, and broiled so far and everything is SO much faster and crispy than my old one! The turbo function (convection) allowed my cake to bake better than my large oven and for half the time! It’s also very elegant-looking. Make sure to not have anything on top of it, as the top gets really hot during cooking." –Brig

    Price: $59.99

    27. A roaster pan and rack that elevates whole chickens, turkeys, or hams in the oven so they cook and brown more evenly. Use the lifting handles on the rack to easily move the bird around, and make sure to add veggies underneath the meat to soak up all those delicious juices!

    two chickens roasting on a rack in a roasting pan with vegetables underneath

    Promising review: "I used this roaster and rack to roast two chickens (cross ways side by side). I like several things about the design. It cleans up with minimal effort. The design of the handles offers minimal protrusion beyond the pan itself. Handles are broad and comfortable. The rack is made from smaller wire than my other Calphalon rack making it lighter. The rack spacing is appropriate for a chicken or even a smaller bird. It's expensive but a good value." –Swamp Rat

    Price: $104.99

    28. An electric tea kettle because it heats up water about four times faster than that crusty stove top kettle you never use anymore. This one even has six preset temperatures optimized for specific types of tea so you'll get a perfectly brewed cup every time!

    cuisinart tea kettle with tea mugs right next to them

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift (a replacement for an electric kettle I already had) and this product is a vast improvement over the old kettle. It heats up water very quickly, has a lighted display so it's always easy to see how much water is left, and keeps the water hot for a half hour after it come to temperature. It is the nicest electric kettle I've ever had!" –J K B

    Price: $99.99

    29. A nonstick wok to stir fry vegetables and meat for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. By investing in this, you'll be able to save money on expensive takeout and create delicious dishes from the comfort of your home.

    stainless steel wok with beef and vegetables in the wok

    Promising review: "Can't believe how light it is!! Perfect for any college student who wants a pan that can do it all! Would recommend it to's light, heats up evenly, and doesn't need to be scrubbed due to the nonstick feature." –Will

    Price: $49.99

    30. An angled measuring cup so you don't have to bring the cup up to eye level or bend down to see how much you've poured in.

    person pouring in milk into an angled oxo measuring cup

    Promising review: "I've had a 2-cup OXO angled measuring cup for ages and it had held up well over the years. I finally ditched my Pyrex four cup measuring cup that always spilled and dripped all over. Very happy with this quart measuring cup. I'm ditching my Pyrex 1-cup measuring cups and replacing them with these. Also, the red handle is fun!" –Kitty Meow

    Price: $19.79

    31. A milk frother to get that perfectly fluffy foam on top of your homemade latte. You'll feel like a barista when you whip this thing out in the morning.

    person using a milk frother in a stainless steel milk jar

    Promising review: "I love this frother! It’s really cute and has a little stand so I can leave it on the counter. It’s perfectly powerful for my daily coffee and it’s sturdy. Have been using it for almost two weeks and it’s great. Highly recommend!" –GJS

    Price: $20.99

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

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