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    31 Things From Wayfair That’ll Help You Take Your Cooking To The Next Level

    Pour a little bit of your takeout budget into these tools — it'll be worth it.

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    1. A 12-piece, nonstick cookware set from Rachael Ray that comes with EVERYTHING — saute pans, lids, cooking utensils, and more —so you can tackle all those beginner recipes with confidence. Since this cookware set is available in seven colors, it'll definitely go with any kitchen decor theme you got going on—modern, diner-inspired, etc. Talk about style and functionality wrapped up all into one awesome set!

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    Set includes one stockpot, two saucepans, two frying pan skillets, one saute pan, cooking utensils, and four lids. 

    Promising review: "I finally moved into my own place and got new pots and pans after years of having roommates ruin the cheap ones I got ages ago. These are so cute and so so easy to use and clean. It's a really great set, and they make me, a very lazy person who doesn't know how to cook, very good at cooking."  —Vanessa 

    Price: $169.99 (originally $310, available in seven colors) 

    2. And a 42-piece kitchen utensil set so you can stir, whisk, flip, grate, and measure like you're Julia Child herself. And just in case you were curious, each piece in this set is nontoxic, as well as dishwasher-safe, so you won't have to scrub the spatulas, spoons, or whisks with a toothbrush just so stuck-on food comes off. Phew!

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    Promising review: "Moved into a new house and realized I had nothing for the kitchen. This set is a great starter kit, having pretty much everything I need for cooking and baking!"  —Anonymous 

    Price: $40.17 (available in two colors)

    3. A countertop microwave to reheat leftovers, steam veggies, or defrost the pint of ice cream you've been hiding from your roommate in the back of your freezer. Because this microwave is equipped with automatic sensor controls, it'll cook food faster and more efficiently. Now, you won't have to eat a frozen burrito that is hot in some areas and still frozen in others (the worst).

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    Promising review: "Perfect. The dimensions were spot-on and it is so quiet you can even tell it’s running. Works great."  —David

    Price: $332+ (originally $449, available in six colors)

    4. A milk frother if cutting down on daily coffee shop visits is one of your biggest goals for 2022. Because this frother helps you improve your latte-making skills, all your friends will be asking you to make your special macchiatos every time they pay you a visit.

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    Promising review: "Was going to buy another coffee maker with a cappucino frother machine, but purchased this instead. I highly recommend it. It works really well and is easy-to-clean!"  —Nawal

    Price: $21.16 

    5. A 5-quart stand mixer with 10 speed settings for making all kinds of delish delectables, from bread to cookies to DIY pasta without totally exhausting your arms mixing by hand. Another perk? This mixer is also pretty purdy to look at, so it'll add a pop of color— really feelin' that dried rose shade, btw —to any kitchen countertop that's lacking something.

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    Promising review: "I am in love with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. It makes the process of baking so easy. While the batter is whipping, you can start on some of the clean-up. The splatter/pour guard is also a tremendous help — it controls the flour spilling up. My sister and sister-in-law both have KitchenAid mixers, and we usually while we are all mixing up our goodies. The Artisan Stand Mixer is a blessing. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Would not trade it for anything in the world. I plan on using this each time I bake." —Jacqueline

    Price: $429.99 (available in 11 colors)

    6. A tabletop rice cooker because if the smoke detectors go off each time you try to cook rice in a saute pan, try this appliance, which will help you cook a batch safely. Plus, while this cooker can come in handy for rice, it can also cook other dishes, like oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, and more.

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    Promising review: "Great cooker for one to two people! The non-stick bowl allows for easy cleanup. I love that I can cook lots of different things in it—beer brats, steamed vegetables, meatloaf, hot breakfast cereal, or of course... rice!"  —Ilene 

    Price: $20.96+ (available in two sizes) 

    7. A 10 piece nonstick bakeware set so all your sweet thangs will rise evenly, can be removed from their pans smoothly, and won't require a complicated cleanup. Get ready to say bye-bye to dealing with infinite layers of cooking spray, steel wool soap pads, and muffin liners for good.

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    Set includes two baking/cookie sheets, four cake pans, one muffin/cupcake pan, two loaf pans, and lids. 

    Promising review: "This bakeware set is well-constructed and attractive. My muffins and cakes come out beautiful, they are not burned on the bottom, and they come out of the pans with ease. I highly recommend this set."  —Denise

    Price: $109.99 (originally $199.99)

    8. A meat thermometer that'll help you monitor your cooking temperatures when you're whipping up a meat, poultry, or fish entree, so you don't have to worry about overcooked brisket, or undercooked salmon (some real Y I K E S potential there). Since this thermometer pairs with its own app, you can see what's happening in the oven, even if you are in another part of the house.

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    Promising review: "Best thermometer ever for achieving the right temperature in your meals. I bought another one for a family member."  —Mary Ellen

    Price: $144.44 (available in two colors)

    9. A digital food scale with clear and easy-to-read numbers, so you can get the most precise measurements for all your culinary creations. After all, cooking is a lot like a science experiment anyway — so you'll want to make sure all the ingredients are calculated just right.

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    Promising review: "Simple to use and easy to look at. Fits right into my kitchen."  —Matthew

    Price: $49.95+ (originally $65.00, available in two colors) 

    10. A manual pasta maker to make spaghetti, fettuccine, and angel hair pasta just like you trained under a master chef in Milan. Because this pasta maker comes with its very own recipe cookbook, it's also great for pasta-making newbies who want to familiarize themselves with all the key basics.

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    Pasta maker comes with a recipe book, three pasta maker attachments, and a bench clamp. 

    Promising review: "Nice and heavy-duty pasta maker. A lot better than a rolling pin. Assembly is easy, and the quality is really great — like I said heavy duty. It makes spaghetti nights a lot better. I couldn't have asked for a better product—kids love making noodles with me, and it makes a family dinner night a success."  —Johnathan 

    Price: $52.99 (originally $79.95)

    11. A six-egg cooker appliance for making soft, medium, or hardboiled eggs in just 12 minutes. But that's not all! This cooker also poaches eggs like a champ, so you can enjoy them as runny as you like. How eggcellent.

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    Promising review: "Perfect eggs every time. Easy to peel and fast. I use this every week. It has this cute catchy chime that is loud to let you know it’s done."  —GLynn

    Price: $19.99 (originally $29.99, available in five colors)

    12. A high-speed countertop blender, if the smoothie maker you've been using for years stills leaves chunks of fruit unblended. Since this blender offers five different speeds, you can also use it to make salsa, pesto sauce, and other blended faves.

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    Promising review: "Strong and capable blender. I recommend it."  —David

    Price: $89.58 (originally $100.00)

    13. A 20-jar revolving spice rack set because if you just moved into a new place and have no spices to your name, this carousel will definitely be your fairy spice mother. Now you can add a dash of basil, rosemary, or herbs de Provence to all your dishes. Yummmm.

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    Plus, the rack comes pre-filled with 20 spices, and you can get free refills for *five years*!!

    Promising review: "After suffering from an unmanageable spice cabinet for years, I can finally let my inner chef out."  —Ashley 

    Price: $45.80 (originally $60.00)

    14. A 14-cup food processor with a shatterproof, heat- and cold- resistant work bowl, so you can chop, slice, and shred all your food ingredients in no time at all. The even better news is that this food processor is on the quiet side, so you won't have to worry about disturbing your neighbors when you're making your first-ever hummus.

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    Promising review: "Best food processor on the planet. I’m vegan and love cooking, so I’ve made everything from vegan cheese to dough to latkes in this thing. Obsessed."  —Eugenia 

    Price: $246.98+ (originally $460, available in two colors) 

    15. A stainless-steel smokeless grill that brings those glorious char-marks to meats, poultry, fish, and veggies when you use it indoors. Now, you can get the juicy burgers you love in your belly, even when it's snowing like a mother outside.

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    Promising review: "Grilling food is no longer an issue in the winter! This item is truly smokeless. It seals the juices in the meats — unlike a regular grill, where they drip down. I am very happy with this purchase!"  —Jessica 

    Price: $91 (originally $120)

    16. An electric foldaway skillet so you can roast, fry, grill, stew, and bake to your heart's content. Now, if your oven is full, you'll have an extra place to whip up some yummy sides. Look at you, you multitasking meal magician!

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    Promising review: "Love my new skillet. It's a great size and very deep. You can order a rack and also a cookbook. This thing does everything even baking a cake! Very, very happy." —Karen 

    Price: $66.70 (originally $69.99)

    17. A Belgian waffle maker to make all brunch Sundays a little sweeter. And this waffle maker doesn't just whip up breakfast—you can use it to make savory quesadillas, grilled cheese, and so much more. Looks like you just found your new culinary BFF.

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    Promising review: "This is one of the best waffle irons I've owned. The first one with the settings recommended in the manual came out amazing (pictured). It takes some learning of how much batter to add. They say to use the cup, but it's a little more than that. I completely recommend this and recommend you try some savory waffles too. My next experiments are with mashed potatoes and another one with hashbrowns."   —Thomas 

    Price: $59.95 (originally $110.00)

    18. A 20 piece self-sharpening block set that are perfect for those of you who have been using butter knives to cut your proteins and need something sharper to get the job done (no shame, btw — we've all been there). Since this set offers knives in all sizes, now you'll have the right one for any kind of culinary task.

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    Set includes one boning knife, one bread knife, one carving knife, one slicing knife, one chef knife, one paring knife, one santoku knife, steak knives, one kitchen utility knife, kitchen shears/scissors, and knife storage. 

    Promising review: "VERY nice set of knives. Sturdy, sharp, and with the self-sharpening embedded in the block - definitely a strong selling point for me. WITH the added bonus of the Henkles Warranty, it is a very good deal."  —Brenda

    Price: $235.95 (originally $828, available in three sizes)

    19. A lobster cracker claw tool so you can open tough lobster claws and crab shells without cramping your hands in the process. It's actually pretty comfortable to hold! And since this claw tool also screams "summer," it'll also be a perfect addition to your LDW tablescape.

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    Promising review: "Much more sturdy than I expected which is good as others I have bought elsewhere broke, usually at first use."  —Elaine 

    Price: $7.24

    20. A 7-in-1 air fryer oven that has roast, bake, broil, air fry, reheat, dehydrate, and rotisserie settings, so you can cook food faster than your oven ever could, and with less grease than you'd get deep frying. Since this air fryer cooks food till it's crispy and golden, that bag of frozen fries will taste as good as the ones from your favorite fast food joint.

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    Price: $139.99 

    21. An electric coffee grinder with18 settings to grind beans down to perfection. Now, you can make coffee at home from scratch (and make your kitchen smell better than a espresso-scented candle in the process).

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    Promising review: "Perfect! I love that I just have to hit a button to get the perfect amount. The coarse grind is perfect for my french press."  —AH

    Price: $66.44 (originally $90)

    22. A frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet maker so you can trade in all those frozen pints for homemade treats filled with delicious flavor. And while making ice cream on your own may seem complicated, this appliance makes it a piece of cake (ice cream cake, natch) — simply add your ingredients to the mixing bowl, and let the machine take care of the rest.

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    Promising review: "First-time ice cream maker here, and I love how simple it was to use this ice cream maker. I made guava ice cream for the first time, and it turned out wonderful."  —Bonita 

    Price: $69.95 (originally $110, available in two colors) 

    23. A pro food slicer because if your veggie lasagne recipe calls for paper-thin zucchini slices, this slicer will help you make the right cuts without any injuries. After all, we all know there's nothing worse than a dinner prep interrupted by kitchen cuts.

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    Promising review: "I wanted this for bread, mainly and it slices my homemade loaves cleanly and evenly. I've used smoked brisket, pork, and cheese. This slicer is going to pay for itself pretty quickly. Purchasing whole deli roasts and slicing/freezing yourself is a real money-saver. I can make three loaves of bread for about $1.00. It's safe and not at all scary to use. I always unplug after I turn it off — that's a life-long safety measure I use."  —Deb

    Price: $99.95 (originally $185.00)

    24. A four-piece glass measuring cup set if the small measuring spoon set you are currently using just isn't cutting it anymore. Since this cup set is made of glass, it's safe to use in the microwave and oven. Plus, it's also dishwasher-safe. What's not to love?

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    Set includes 1-cup, 2-cup, 1-quart and 2-quart cups.

    Promising review: "This set is so handy and worth its weight together in gold. Saves so much time for prep. It's pretty lightweight — not too light nor too heavy either. Plus, knowing that ITS PYREX you know it's going to last a lifetime: a bump, and it's not going to shatter. I've been extremely lucky with my own set of Pyrex measuring sups. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THEM. EXCELLENT PURCHASE!!"  —BJBlood 

    Price: $35.98 (originally $38.99)

    25. An adjustable rolling pin with removable rings because if you are tired of uneven dough is spoiling your baking fun, you can adjust the dough thickness like a champ. Now, your cookies will have the perfect amount of thickness each time you pop them in the oven.

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    Promising review: "This rolling pin is a game-changer! I can never roll out dough at the same thickness all over. Now, my cookies come out evenly baked every time because I don't have thin spots, thick spots, holes in my dough, etc. It's like having training wheels on my rolling pin, lol!"  —Shari 

    Price: $21 

    26. A 3.5-liter deep fryer, so you can whip up all your fried faves, like deep-fried mac 'n' cheese, donuts, and fried ice cream, just to name a few. And because this fryer is also easy to clean, you won't have to spend more time scrubbing than actually using it. What a win-win!

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    Promising review: "Love it. Easy to work, easy to clean, plenty big enough, easy to store the oil in the plastic storage unit right in the refrigerator."  —Sherry 

    Price: $132.48 (originally $159.99)

    27. A quesadilla maker for taking your Taco Tuesdays to new and flavorful heights. Because this appliance can make up to six wedges at a time, now you can fill all the hungry tummies in your house quickly. Taco Bell, eat your heart out!

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    Promising review: "Nice! Works perfect and you cannot beat the price! Did you know you can make peanut-butter-and-jelly quesadillas? The kids will love them. So many yummy different quesadillas you're able to make quickly with this maker. Easy cleanup, too!"  —Kathi

    Price: $29.99 

    28. An aluminum pressure canner and cooker with an easy-to-read gauge and an air vent cover lock, so you can make jars of pasta sauce, condiments, jams, and jellies that'll last you for months. You can personalize each to your tastes, and you know that you'll be saving money with every batch.

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    Promising review: "I was able to safely can 40 quarts of spaghetti sauce because of this gem. I can’t wait to use it again next summer for all my SAFE canning needs."  —Kathleen 

    Price: $130.49 (originally $143.99)

    29. A three-piece bamboo cutting board set that is both sturdy and easy to use, so you can see any recipe from start to finish. Because each board in this set is different in size, you'll have one ready for any task big or small (and won't have to use a dinner plate to cut things).

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    Promising review: "This bamboo cutting board is an excellent instrument for all your needs for cutting and slicing fruits, vegetables, and meats. No issues at all… Highly recommend this product. The bamboo can withstand years of food preparation."  —Brian

    Price: $16.26 (originally $39.99)

    30. A professional whisk with a nice sturdy handle so you can whip up salad dressings, whipped cream, and pancake batter without worrying about the dropsies as you use it. Because this whisk is also made of stainless steel, you'll have a kitchen tool you can use for a lifetime.

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    Promising review: "Very high-quality sturdy whisk. Looks much more expensive than it is."  —Julianne

    Price: $8.28+ (available in four sizes) 

    31. An eight-piece stainless-steel dough cutter set to cut cookies, tarts, and biscuits like the master baker you secretly are. Plus, each cutter in this piece in this set is different in size, so you'll have one for any kind of baking task.

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    Promising review: "Great durable cutters. They have a reinforced edge on one side which prevents the round shape from getting distorted. I’ve used this so many times, and they are still perfectly round. Love them."  —Maria M. 

    Price: $14.88 

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