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    29 Things From Walmart That'll Help Cooking Go Faster

    You'll have dinner on the table in an Instant (Pot).

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    1. An Instant Pot if you don't want to hover over the stove for hours on end.


    Promising review: "I use this Instant Pot more than any other appliance in my kitchen. It saves a lot of time, and I like that I can throw something in and leave it to cook. After it's done, it keeps the contents warm until I'm ready to eat." β€”Roberta

    Price: $64.99 (originally $99)

    2. A 6-pack of stackable prep bowls because having your mise en place is essential for running a speedy kitchen.


    This set includes three mixing bowls and three prep bowls that are microwave- and dishwasher-safek.

    Promising review: "I love these bowls! I watched Tasty on Facebook and wanted to try them. I'm very satisfied with the quality of this product." β€”none

    Price: $19.99 (from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    3. A salt and pepper keeper so that you can quickly grab a pinch when you're... in a pinch.


    Promising review: This salt and pepper keeper is sturdy, large, and well-made." β€”WaterSign

    Price: $17.95

    4. An electric spiralizer that's so easy to use, you'll want to make veggie pasta every day of the week.


    This set includes two interchangeable stainless steel blades for vegetable ribbons or spirals.

    Promising review: "I bought the Starfrit electric spiralizer a few weeks ago and I don't know how I lived without it. I have been experimenting with a variety of vegetables for my side dishes at dinner. My family is very impressed with my creativity. I have made wonderful raw salads as well as stir-fried gourmet creations. It is a great way to get the family to eat vegetables and they all look and taste better. The possibilities are endless. I actually look forward to preparing our meals." β€”Babs

    Price: $50.95

    5. A microwave rice cooker if you're sick of burning your grains every time you cook.


    This set includes a cooker bowl, a lid, a measuring cup, and a serving spoon.

    Promising review: "This is my second microwave rice cooker. My first lasted for years! We have brown rice every week and prefer to cook it in the microwave instead of the stove top. If you are looking for a small cooker, this fits the bill. The instructions that are enclosed are spot on. Follow them and you will have perfect, fluffy rice every time. You never have to worry about the rice boiling over, and all the pieces are dishwasher-safe." β€”ShowMeTheBargain

    Price: $9.93

    6. An 8-inch chef's knife because you're wasting so much time trying to chop everything with that little paring knife.


    Promising review: "I prefer the 8-inch knife because we have a lot of family gatherings that require a good deal of preparation. It's lightweight and easy to maneuver. I like the plastic handle because it provides a better grip." β€”LoveGadgets10

    Price: $10.65

    7. An immersion blender so you can blend your creamy tomato soup right in the pot. πŸŽ‰It's soup season, baby! πŸŽ‰


    This includes a whisk attachment.

    Promising review: "I like the size of this immersion blender. I have small hands, so it's easy to hold and it's not too heavy. It blends soups right in the stockpot which makes clean-up easy. The whisk attachment adds versatility to a standard immersion blender."β€”kacr

    Price: $24.52

    8. A honing steel that'll keep your knives in tip-top shape for your fast-and-furious prep work.


    Price: $11.95

    9. An 8-in-1 mandoline if your knife skills just aren't as impressive as you'd like them to be. This'll dice, slice, and cut up veggies and fruits in no time.


    This set includes a base container with a lid cover, a blade container, a hand guard, a peeler, a lid cleaner, a soft slice panel, two grating panels, a slicing panel, a soft slice attachment panel, and three chopping and dicing panels.

    Promising review: "I used this mandoline for the first time to dice potatoes for potato soup and I loved it. It's easy to use and is a time-saver."β€”Junebug

    Price: $22.97 (originally $26.66)

    10. A microwaveable pasta cooker because a watched pot never boils, and you don't have time for those mind games. With this device, you'll use less water and have perfectly cooked pasta in about five minutes.


    Price: $14.93

    11. A non-stick wok so that you can whip up a stir fry on those nights that you don't have the energy to plan out an elaborate dinner.


    Promising review: What a nice quality wok! The non-stick coating makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. It heats up quickly and evenly. The wok has high sides, so nothing falls out when I toss food around. The flat bottom keeps things nice and stable. With proper care, I can see it lasting for many years to come." β€”Snowballsmama

    Price: $19.88 (from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    12. A 24-pack of uniform containers that you can use to store all of your staples and keep your pantry organized. Go the extra mile and alphabetize them β€” future you will be grateful when you don't have to rifle through the cupboard to find the right ingredient.


    Promising review: "I love to cook so I have quite the variety of ingredients on hand at all times. I decided the best way to store my many spices is in these containers. I label each one and stack them alphabetically. They are easily stackable and the lids fit tightly. I have not used them for leftovers in the refrigerator yet, but they are food-safe for that use. This is an affordable purchase that has so many great uses." β€”Penney

    Price: $12.99 (originally $14.99)

    13. An egg cooker if you want to have perfectly hard-boiled eggs every day of the week.


    Promising review: "Seriously, I have no idea how I got along without this before. The boiled eggs peel perfectly and are cooked to perfection. The poached eggs are really nice as well. The only drawback is that you can't do more than seven eggs at a time." β€”LRWolfe

    Price: $16.99 (originally $19.99)

    14. A sizzle platter because there's no need to awkwardly transfer your perfectly cooked steak from your sheet pan. Instead, you can cook and serve your food on this aluminum plate!


    Price: $11.39

    15. A handheld grater so you can grate your fresh garlic instead of chopping it.


    Promising review: "This grater has a substantial stainless steel blade and frame. The handle is comfortable and the opposite end has a rubber pad that allows you to rest the grater against the counter. The two grate sizes are versatile and large enough to get the job done. The blade cover protects the teeth and your hands." β€”lyufyflyfyrdt

    Price: $7.97 (originally $8.97; from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    16. A Google Nest Hub that'll read you the recipe or show you an instructional video. If you just want to zone out, you can tell it to play your music or podcasts!


    Promising review: "I can get the weather, adjust my Nest thermostat, watch cooking videos, listen to music, set alarms, make appointments, make phone calls, find the best route to work before I leave the house, and many more things. Best of all, I can do it all without moving a muscle! Life has never been easier. All that's missing is the ability to fix dinner." β€”EzLee

    Price: $129 (originally $149, available in two colors)

    17. A popcorn popper if your favorite snack is the kind that requires little to no effort to prepare.


    Promising review: "Ever since I discovered how much better popcorn tastes when it is not from a bag, I have popped my own kernels. I absolutely love how quick and easy this popcorn popper is! It doesn't require any oil, leave a mess behind, or take up too much space in the cabinet." β€”JayBee

    Price: $8.88

    18. An ice cube tray so you can chop up a bunch of herbs and freeze them in oil. When a recipe calls for it, just toss a cube into the pan and voilΓ ! You've got herbs that are just as fresh as the day you bought them.


    Promising review: "While my plastic tray broke after three weeks, this silicone ice mold is still holding strong nearly a year later." β€”Sass1

    Price: $9.01

    19. A stand mixer that'll take all the effort out of your baking. Instead of sweating over the dreaded tasks of beating egg whites or kneading dough, just throw your ingredients in the mixer, set a timer, and let it do the work for you.


    Promising review: "I grew up baking with my mother and really missed that hobby. However, once I went to college and had to leave behind the high-powered mixer, I decided my baking days were behind me. Fastforward many years later and I decided to gift myself a mixer to commemorate turning the big 3-0. Best decision ever! It is so easy to use and my cookie batter is always perfectly mixed. I highly recommend this staple for all households!" β€”fashserendipity

    Price: $199.99 (originally $259.99)

    20. A cold brew maker if you want consistently good coffee that you don't need to make every single morning. Just soak the grains overnight, then remove the filter in the morning. That's all it takes to make nine servings of coffee.


    Promising review: "They've put a lot of thought and engineering into making a cold brew system that is simple to use and that works well. If you're new to cold brew, follow the instructions closely and enjoy some of the nicest coffee you'll ever have!" β€”J.Bart

    Price: $21.22+ (available in two sizes)

    21. An electric juicer so that you don't have to bother with the tedious job of squeezing citrus.


    Promising review: "Where has this juicer been all my life? I can't believe how well it works. It is easy to clean and it works hard. I recently trimmed down a 10-foot lemon tree and had over 100 pounds of lemons to juice. This juicer easily plowed through them. I especially like that I can adjust the amount of pulp or switch the heads depending on the size of the fruit. If it had a con, it would be that it has tossed a seed or two into the air. Other than that, no other complaints." β€”Masaya

    Price: $13.88 (originally $17.88)

    22. An electric peeler that'll unzip your potatoes in a jiff... You'll be one step closer to the fluffy mashed potatoes of your dreams.


    Promising review: "This is an absolutely wonderful peeler. We canned a bushel of apples for applesauce and this peeler saved a lot of time-consuming work. Just the top and bottom of the apple needed to be trimmed off. It does not take off any of the apple while peeling. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who peels a lot of potatoes or apples. I will never be without this handy little gadget. The price is very reasonable so if something happens to my Rotato I will definitely get another one." β€”PapandGram

    Price: $23.38

    23. A mortar and pestle so you can quickly crush up some nuts, spices, or salsas.


    Promising review: "You'll be shocked by how often you use a mortar once you have one in your kitchen. It's beautiful and the size works perfectly for my little family of two. I definitely recommend it." β€”Lala

    Price: $19.95

    24. An 11-piece set of nonstick cookware that'll heat up quickly and won't hold on to every drop of food. Plus, it's dishwasher-friendly so you won't have to spend so much time scrubbing over the sink.


    Set includes a fry pan, griddle pan, small saucepan with glass lid, saucepan with lid, deep cooker with glass lid and helper handle, and a Dutch oven with glass lid.

    Promising review: "I am very pleased with the heat distribution and how easy it is to clean these pots and pans. I've used and washed them several times and they still look brand new. I've received several compliments for them!" β€”NikkiW

    Price: $89 (originally $99, available in four colors; from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    25. An electric kettle so you can bring your water up to the boiling point in a flash.


    Promising review: "This kettle is the perfect size for me, and the water heats to boiling very quickly. It works wonderfully for us since we make a lot of instant coffee and oatmeal. I'm trying to avoid using the microwave so much and this helps. Ahh, and the blue light is so pretty. I definitely recommend this kettle!" β€”Texas

    Price: $17.99 (originally $54.99)

    26. A steamer basket that has near-infinite potential for preparing healthy meals that require little effort on your part. Whether it's a piece of fish, a bunch of veggies, or hard-boiled eggs, all you need is your trusty basket and a small pot of water.


    Price: $11.24

    27. A mini food processor so that you can slice, dice, grind, and puree all of your ingredients in seconds.


    Promising review: "This is the second Mini-Prep we bought because we liked the first so much. The mini is the most convenient food processor we've ever purchased. It is fast and easy to clean when you just need to do a small cooking job." β€”Skido

    Price: $33.10 (originally $49.99, available in four colors)

    28. A slicer that'll cut apples into perfectly even wedges. This one is adjustable so you can change the size of the slice!


    Promising review: "My husband uses this everyday! He's tough on kitchen tools but this one has held up nicely." β€”Maggiej725

    Price: $17.28

    29. A 12-pack of vented containers so that you can cook once and feed yourself for a whole week.


    Promising review: "I really love these containers because they help me sort all of my leftover food and keep it fresh. These are perfect to pack for lunch because I can stick it in the microwave and the lid doesn't melt like others do." β€”Mramos

    Price: $10 (originally $12)

    Start your engines, folks! It's time to get cooking.

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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