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    31 Affordable Things From Walmart That’ll Give Your Kitchen A Refreshing Update

    ~Spice~ up your kitchen with some exciting upgrades (and without breaking the bank).

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    1. A 12-piece set of stainless steel mixing bowls and measuring cups so you can equip your kitchen with some sleek new baking basics for less than $15!

    The set used to measure ingredients

    Promising review: "Really like this set. I may get a second one as there are so many uses for the bowls, and can you have too many bowls or measuring spoons/cups?" —Catmomma35

    Price: $13.19

    2. A nonstick roaster with an iron rack insert to make your holiday meals even easier to prepare and clean up. Less work in the kitchen means more fun with family!

    The roaster with a roasted turkey

    Promising review: "This roaster is perfect for the upcoming holiday season, or anytime. It will hold a large ham or turkey with no problems at all. It is thick metal for a cook pan, and the rack handles the weight with no tweaking or bending. When you lift the rack you feel confident that it will perform without a flaw. Just turn the rack sideways and it sets right back on the roaster so any additional drippings go right in the pan. It cleans up like new. It sure beats the heck out of the lightweight flimsy pans that I have used in the past. It is well worth the money and will be in the family for many years to come."Just1opinion

    Price: $19.97

    3. A set of three bamboo cutting boards if you're finally ready to get rid of those cheap-looking, flimsy plastic cutting boards. These crack-resistant beauties are super sturdy with a very classy aesthetic.

    The two larger boards with cut-out handles and the third smallest board

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a new cutting board set that is eco-friendly and of a good quality. I was excited to find lots of bamboo options when looking online, but I was really sold by the quality of this set and how I could get three cutting boards for the same price as I had seen a single one sold on Amazon. These cutting boards have been fantastic for quickly cutting up cheese and meats and then with a quick rinse they are then my display for crackers, the meat, and cheese for a fun date night. Then with another quick rinse they are easily cleaned. I have noticed that they have kept their wooden smell and thankfully do not retain the smell of the food I chop or serve on it. Overall, a fantastic-quality set and you just can't beat the price." —JennH

    Price: $12.99

    4. A Lodge enameled cast iron Dutch oven because you don't have to spend hundreds to add one of these beautiful, versatile dishes to your kitchen. Plus, this 5.5-quart size is perfect for making bread, stews, casseroles, and more!

    The red dutch oven

    Promising review: "I am so happy I purchased The Lady in Red, affectionately named for my new Dutch oven. I love it! Quality, color, price. I am an artisan baker and use The Lady in Red to bake super-delicious fancy bread. You will NOT, I repeat, NOT find a better price for a good quality dutch oven. This is perfect for my oven when I bake up to 500 degrees. If you're in the market for a good-quality inexpensive Dutch oven, don't delay, this is the one for you. In fact I am getting ready to purchase another one because I know this price won't last. I am a big fan of Lodge cast iron anything. I'm in love, and no I am not an affiliate of Lodge or Wallyworld. I'm just a happy baker/customer." —Angelfromthebay

    Price: $49.88+ (available in three colors)

    5. An electric carving knife with serrated stainless steel blades to effortlessly slice bread, meat, and more — say goodbye to painful wrist cramping and uneven slices!

    The slicer

    Promising review: "This is perfect for cutting bread. No more crushed or torn bread. I make bread regularly in a bread machine and this electric knife lets me cut slices thick or thin and they turn our perfect every time." —arttimes

    Price: $14.95

    6. A meat thermometer with an LCD display that makes it super easy to cook your meats to moist and tender perfection. Just choose the preset temperature for your desired meat and doneness level, insert the probe, and wait for the alarm to tell you your food is ready!

    The thermometer

    Promising review: "Perfection! I bought other types of food thermometers before, but never this type! Wow, was missing out, big time! What a great investment, if you cook a lot or not! Temperature is extremely important to anything you cook: stove top, oven, grill, etc. This allows me to leave the thermometer into the meat, bread, candy, etc. while they cook. It has an alarm that tells you when the ideal or preset temperature has been reached: you cannot miss it! It saved my salmon! If you don't cook much — one more reason to buy this: It has temperature list on the side. Comes in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Looking forward to more juicy and moist foods! I totally recommend it! Great price, too!" —Anakonda

    Price: $18.99

    7. A set of three cast iron skillets if you want to upgrade your pans and add a stylish pop of color to your kitchen at the same time.

    The three skillets, with the largest size serving a sizzling frittata dish

    Promising review: "They are smaller than I thought, but the sides are high so you can fit stuff still. They are nonstick with oil like regular cast iron. The handles are squared so they dig in when you lift the hot pan and try to pour.  Well worth the price. The enameled coating makes cleanup a breeze." —Dezy

    Price: $51.84 

    8. A nonstick springform pan to bring your cheesecake, deep-dish pizzas, and quiches to the next level, as you'll finally get those perfect crisp edges.


    Promising review: "This was amazing. I bought two to make cheesecakes — they did their job, and the cheesecakes turned out amazing! Super easy to clean, too! I highly recommend this pan to anyone who is needing a pan to make a cheesecake!" —Shopper76

    Price: $7.97

    9. A gorgeous 14-piece knife block set for a highly functional, yet also super fashionable, way to upgrade your chopping, cutting, and slicing.

    The blue knife set with The Pioneer Woman logo

    Promising review: "These knives are just as cute as they look in the pic. I was very pleased with the GREAT quality of these knives, and the price was affordable. The knives come super sharp, I was happy about that, too." —HushandAndFatherof5

    Price: $35 (originally $59, available in seven colors)

    10. A plaid apron with matching oven mitts because it's high time your wearable kitchen accessories are cute *and* fashionably coordinated.

    The black plaid apron set

    Promising review: "This plaid apron set is a great quality and very stylish set. The material is quite soft and super cute. Definitely a great set for any kitchen. The gloves are comfortable and come in handy in keeping your hands safe from the hot pots." —Maddy55

    Price: $12.16+ (available in two colors)

    11. A bamboo cooking utensil set to spruce up your kitchen with some trendy and eco-friendly new tools.


    Promising review: "It looks like wood...but it's bamboo! The spoon was very spoonie. One of the spoons had slots! All of the utensils had handles that fit into my hands. I was very pleased with everything." —Fruita

    Price: $17.05

    12. A stoneware serving bowl with a delicate scalloped design on the rim if you need an elegant centerpiece for your table.

    The off-white lace design bowl

    Promising review: "I have been looking for a bowl to be a centerpiece on my dining room table for some time. Because I have a good-sized table, I was concerned about how much it would cost. I was thrilled to find such a beautiful and well-made bowl for such a great price! It looks much more expensive than it is. Very sturdy with such pretty detail." —Karen

    Price: $16.49

    13. A Pioneer Woman kitchen towel set because the beautiful floral designs and vibrant colors will brighten your kitchen and bring a smile to your face.

    The four towels

    Promising review: "Love them! So pretty and nice quality! Two of them feel more absorbent than the others, and feel like terry cloth, while the others feel kind of like linen, but I love them all. They go perfectly with everything else in my kitchen, and they are gorgeous!" —Laurie35

    Price: $10.88

    14. A rainbow flatware set that will mesmerize your dinner guests and add a bit of *magic* to your meals.

    A set of the utensils for one person

    The 20-piece set serves four.

    Promising review: "I love how at different angles you see all the colors — they're just fun! I don't have a dishwasher so I do wash it by hand. I have had no issues with them chipping. I did notice, however, that they do scratch easily. I do like the sizing of the spoons and forks — they come in two different sizes a piece and neither one is too big or too small, they're just right. I highly recommend this set. You won't be disappointed — worth their price." —Viktoria88

    Price: $28.48

    15. A pair of mason jar salt and pepper shakers to add a pinch of rustic country vibes and a dash of cuteness to your kitchen.

    The blue shakers on a kitchen table with a cracker snack

    Promising review: "They are so cute, love them." —Linda

    Price: $11.99+ (available in five colors)

    16. A professional cocktail set that looks as sophisticated as the fancy drinks you'll mix, thanks to the rotating bamboo storage rack and cocktail recipe book.

    The cocktail set on the bamboo display rack

    Promising review: "A great set, very professional. Provided fast delivery and the quality is amazing. Great results!" —Suela

    Price: $26.99 

    17. A Black+Decker toaster oven because it's time that your toaster can bake, broil, and, most importantly, air fry (which means lots of healthy french fries and yumminess).

    The oven frying curly french fries

    Promising review: "I was really just looking for a good toaster oven for toast and heating up small portions. I am so pleasantly surprised at how great this little oven is. It does great toast, but so much more! The air fry function is amazing. I am making delicious home made French fries, baked meatballs, chicken nuggets, etc. I have baked brownies, apple crisps, muffins, cookies... It comes with a great recipe book. Another great feature is the outside of the oven does not get super hot while food is cooking. It is very compact but surprisingly cooks pretty big portions. Also, it's very easy to clean. I highly recommend!" —Patricia

    Price: $39.96

    18. A classy copper egg maker so you can effortlessly prepare perfectly boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs — it's an ~egg-cellent~ addition to any kitchen.


    Promising review: "Who knew I would love an egg cooker so much that I would feel the need to write a review? It is much smaller than I expected and therefore takes up VERY little space when storing. It cooks boiled eggs perfectly and is SOOOOO much easier than boiling them in a pot. Just set the timer and it turns off automatically. All parts are very easily cleaned and to my great surprise, the egg shells came off like a dream. Best $15 I have spent all year!" —Beth

    Price: $15.36

    19. A compact cordless handheld vacuum sealer because storing your food with absolutely no air in the bag will *completely* change your life. It's time to upgrade from Ziplocs and plastic wrap for good.

    The vacuum sealer charging next to air-tight sealed celery

    Promising review: "This little FoodSaver is just perfect! The handiest thing in my kitchen. It will keep food fresh so much longer in the fridge and is awesome in freezer." —Emilie

    Price: $24.98 (originally $29.98)

    20. A bamboo cheese board with a sneaky cutlery tray to class up your dinner parties. It just might be the most sophisticated serving platter out there.

    The cheese board

    Promising review: "Great value for such high quality. Put it out this weekend and it complemented the table setting and was perfect. Love it!" —Marcia

    Price: $38.32

    21. And a set of round bamboo coasters since they're super functional, very stylish with their concentric circle design, and easy to organize in that elegant, matching holder.

    Four coasters shown in the bamboo holder with one coaster with a drink on it and another on a napkin

    Promising review: "Great quality at a decent price, and I love how they match with my wine cellar since they are the same wood color. I would recommend purchasing." —Yes

    Price: $12.99

    22. A tabletop floral arrangement if your kitchen could use a bright and decorative fall centerpiece.

    The floral arrangement on a table

    Promising review: "Great decoration for fall — love this! Looks great on my bar." —Shelly

    Price: $8.94

    23. A tiered metal baker's rack with a lovely scroll design that's cute, functional (especially with its built-in wine bottle holders), *and* — of course — super affordable!

    The black baker's rack used for storage and organization in the kitchen

    Promising review: "Love it. Looks fantastic! Easy and simple to assemble." —Lyse526

    Price: $64.99+ (available in two colors)

    24. A foldable wooden wine rack so you can turn all those bottles of wine into a decorative art display on your countertop.


    Promising review: "I purchased this wine holder to sit in the countertop in the corner. It is small enough to fit there, but big enough to hold several bottles of Moscato. I like the natural wood look as well. Very happy with this purchase!" —Jujube33

    Price: $11.99

    25. A compact cheese grater set because shredding things is a whole lot more fun when you're using cute and colorful tools — just say when!

    The set with four different graters

    Promising review: "Love this! This is the perfect tool for my apartment kitchen! The size is great because it is large enough to be functional but still compact." —Zoey

    Price: $10.99

    26. A UFO-looking digital food scale that comes with a large removable bowl for an efficient and excitingly modern way to measure your ingredients.

    The scale used to weigh an apple

    Promising review: "Very good quality and contemporary look." —ODiesel

    Price: $19.99

    27. A set of collapsible silicone funnels because the bright colors and easy fold-down design turn this usually boring kitchen tool into a fun little gadget you'll actually look forward to using.

    The four funnels

    Promising review: "Great. Compact. Cute. Useful." —Smithee23

    Price: $7.99

    28. A zinc alloy garlic press – if you've been mincing garlic by hand, it's time to update your methods!

    The garlic press mincing garlic

    Promising review: "Very easy to use and clean. Your fingers will not get the garlic smell all over them anymore. The only thing left in the press is a little thin piece of skin." —Anonymous

    Price: $8.99

    29. A gorgeous wildflower colander because cooking is an art, and that includes straining the veggies.

    The colander holding washed squash

    Promising review: "The beautiful color is what drew my attention. It has flowers in red, yellow, blue, and orange. It will be used to rinse fruits and veggies from my garden. The pedestal keeps the food from sitting in the rinse water. It could even be left on a table as a centerpiece with grapes or apples in it." —Janice

    Price: $19.76 (available in two colors)

    30. A set of three silicone whisks since they'll add a bit of color to your kitchen and won't scratch your pans like their metal counterparts!

    The red, blue, and green whisks of different sizes

    Promising review: "Whisk I would have bought these sooner. I purchased these whisks because my previous metal whisks were rusting. These silicone-coated whisks are holding up pretty nicely. No rust." —Taeonna

    Price: $9.95

    31. A motion sensor trash can, because nobody likes touching gross, germ-infested trash and recycling bins — just wave your hand in front of the sensor and voilà! Open sesame.

    The grey trash can

    Promising review: "Love the look of this stainless steel can! It does open sometimes when I walk past it but I am really enjoying using it! This is my first automatic trash can, and it is very nice! I have only had it a short amount of time but so far works great!" —Karen

    Price: $34.98 (available in four colors)

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