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    32 Things From Walmart That’ll Make Cooking For Large Families Easier

    From slow cookers to juicers, get ready to upgrade your family meals to a whole new level of *chefs kiss.*

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    1. A 12-cup food processor because you shouldn't have to spend hours slicing and dicing your veggies, fruits, or meats ever again. This polished processor is also dishwasher-safe because you deserve an easy post-dinner cleanup.

    A Hamilton Beach 12-cup food processor

    Promising review: "This is a solidly build kitchen appliance with very sharp attachments that make cutting and chopping up vegetables and cheeses very easy. My son bought this for my wife for Mother's Day and is she ever glad. No more peeling and cutting up potatoes for her. The larger size pitcher makes it easier to make big portions and clean. Easy to take apart and clean as well. Great product." — Jestunes

    Price: $59.50

    2. A jumbo wok completed with a lid so you can cook a tasty stir-fry for the whole family. This wok comes decorated with ergonomic handles so your hands stay cool while your veggies simmer to perfection.

    A Starfrit Jumbo 13.5-Inch Wok with a lid

    Promising review: "My daughter loves cooking and this wok allows her to cook even faster because of the size." — Daphne

    Price: $40.25

    3. A 12-quart stockpot, because whipping up soups, stews, and pastas for large families shouldn't require you to dirty more than one pot. Show off its stay-cool handles at your next family cook-off.

    Stainless Steel 12 Quart Stockpot

    Promising review: "I'm glad that I got this stockpot in the 12 quart size. It's great for making homemade vegetable beef soup, homemade chili, homemade beef stew, and so many more items. This stockpot is stainless steel which makes it sturdy and it also comes with a nice stainless steel lid. While cooking the handles never get hot which is a great feature. I also like that this stockpot and lid can be washed in the dishwasher." — SusieQ421

    Price: $9.76

    4. A fun fondue set that'll make you feel like you're dining at a fancy, Parisian bistro. This set comes with a recipe book that will definitely inspire some of your next family meals.

    A fondue set with 6 stainless steel forks

    Promising review: "This fondue set is a total winner. You can do Swiss cheese fondue, Bourguignon, or chocolate fondue, and with the right recipe you will eat like in the best restaurants in Switzerland." — AP

    Price: $29.99

    5. A convenient Cuisinart four-slice toaster so your kids can finally enjoy their morning toast together without being late for the bus. This toaster is completed with a *boost* feature so you can safely grab your bagel.

    A 4-slice Cuisinart Toaster

    Promising review: "Best toaster we’ve had & it doesn’t take forever for the whole family to have toast in the mornings." — MamaP17

    Price: $59.18

    6. A cake pop maker that'll change the way your family does dessert. Make cake pops, cinnamon buns, cookies, donut holes, and much more in minutes. Its nonstick material makes cleaning up speedy and effortless.

    A Non-Stick 12 cake pop maker

    Promising review: "It makes my life easier, with all of the grandkids. It makes them perfect and I let the kids dip in their favorite icing of their choice that I have made for them and sprinkles and of course, chocolate of sorts. The kids have a ball, lol. I used to use the rubber mold but believe me this is a winner in my book!! It works great." —Janet

    Price: $36.29

    7. A nonstick griddle so your family breakfast routine is easy and breezy. This griddle is dishwasher-safe so you can whip up French toast, pancakes, bacon, hash browns (and much more) and avoid the hassle of cleaning it all up. This griddle is designed with stay-cool handles so you can spend more time focusing on mastering the perfect pancake and less time worrying about burning your fingers.


    Promising review: "This griddle has been a game-changer. We used to spend time/money eating fast food. Now we enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches and pancakes at home. It delivers perfect results every time!" —HealthyMama

    Price: $12.72

    8. A Cuisinart stand mixer because mixing your ingredients by hand is so 2007. This mixer comes with 12 speeds and a tilt-back head that allows easy access to the bowl so preparing meals isn't a chore. Bonus: It's available in a variety of cute colors.


    Promising review: "I love how easy this is to clean! I use it nearly every day. The attachments are easy to clean, easy to put on, and perfect for all of my baking and cooking needs. I have made bread, cinnamon rolls, buttercream frosting, whipped coconut cream, and have made several marinades. I had a hard time making bread weekly since I have little energy, but this wonderful machine has made it so I can make, mix and prepare the things I need with little mixing effort. After looking online, I also found it easy to adjust the height of the mixing tools since it was not reaching the bottom of the bowl. It has become an essential piece of equipment in my kitchen!" — Sam Cooks

    Price: $199.95

    9. A Cuisinart ice cream/yogurt maker so you can skip the line and the prices and enjoy a bowl of freshly churned mint chip in the comfort of your own home. Customers are raving about how easy it is to assemble and clean.

    A Cuisinart Ice Cream/Yogurt Maker

    Promising review: "I have had this machine for about a month. I have made sorbet, ice cream and frozen yogurt and all have been great! My kids think having a new flavor to try weekly is awesome, and honestly I can't disagree. I really like knowing exactly what is going into what I'm eating. It is super easy to use and clean. Two cones up!!" — JPmama

    Price: $99.95

    10. A SodaStream because saving money and reducing the use of plastic is so hot right now. Now everyone can easily enjoy up to 60 liters of readily available soda with just a click of a button. That's some high-quality H2O.


    Promising review: "This has been exactly what our household needs to kick our habit of buying 12-packs of seltzer cans multiple times a week." —Sarah I.

    Price: $80

    11. An Instant Pot so you can spend more time with your family and less time preparing the meal. This practical pot is a 7-in-1 appliance; pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, and food warmer. Don't worry about cleaning up, the pot is removable and dishwasher-safe.


    Promising review: "Cooking dinner has never been easier. Our life has changed so much since we introduced the instant pot into our family. This thing is so easy to use and the recipes are endless. Some of our favorite things to make is mojo tacos, beef stroganoff and tortilla soup just to name a few. We use this practically everyday! We haven't had any issues with ours and we have had ours for a while now. Clean up is very easy with this. You need this -dinner has never been so easy and tasted so good!" — Nicole

    Price: $79

    12. A KitchenAid cold brew coffee maker designed to serve up to 14 servings of smooth, rich, caffeinated greatness. Customers are saying it's easy to use and clean, and is bound to become part of your morning routine.

    A KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

    Promising review: "I got this about two weeks ago and I'm not sure how I lived without this gadget. Amazingly simple and will get used every single day in my house. I have brewed coffee and tea and made a regular coffee over ice and it's delicious. Tea is also incredibly tasty with a wedge of lemon. Love love love this cold brew coffee maker!" — Amanda Panda

    Price: $79.99

    13. A Gourmia digital air fryer so you can enjoy the deliciousness of crispy, restaurant quality chicken tenders and fries without having to leave the house. Air fry, bake, dehydrate, and more with just a press of a button. Now that's real fast food.


    The Gourmia digital air fryer is also dishwasher-safe so when you're all done, remove the basket and toss it in the dishwasher for a hassle free cleanup. Bonus: It comes with a recipe book!

    Promising review: "Great product! I absolutely love the food that comes out of this machine. Everything comes out quick and crispy without the extra hassle calories and money. Works great for those picky eaters too! My kids actually prefer my homemade chicken nuggets, fries, veggies, and fish sticks rather than what my local takeout has to offer and it's ready in half the time!!! This air fryer has brought some new items to my tired old menu and my family thanks me for that. Would definitely recommend!" — Rivki

    Price: $59.88

    14. A trio loaf pan because we all know kids can be picky eaters. Say goodbye to the days of dirtying multiple pots and pans for one family meal. Make a variety of breads, lasagnas, cakes, and more all in this single, nonstick, dishwasher-safe pan.


    Promising review: "This worked great for my house. I like my lasagna with meat. My wife wants vegetarian and my kids want plain with just sauce and cheese. Now we all get what we want. Its a sturdy, nonstick pan. The three slots are sized just right for the lasagna noodles. This is our go to pan for lasagna." — Nate

    Price: $17.98

    15. A Centrifugal juicer so your family can enjoy a glass of fresh juice paired with french toast hot off the griddle. It's designed so you can toss all your fruits and veggies in without having to chop a single one.


    Spoiler alert: It's entirely dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "This is a very nice looking juicer that has exceeded all my expectations. Not only does it look very sturdy, works great but it is also very convenient for processing all my fruits and vegetables. Now I love juicing. It's very friendly to use and to clean. I am very impressed with its stainless-steel sharp design which also matches the rest of my appliances. Definitely, I would recommend to give this juicer a try. I love it." — youhaveproblem

    Price: $54.99

    16. A beautiful 16-piece dinnerware set big enough for the entire family (and friends). This set is durable, long-lasting comes in a variety of colors so you can complement your dining room aesthetic.

    A 16-piece dinnerware set.

    Promising review: "If you are thinking of buying these dishes just go ahead and buy before they sell out. I ordered two sets and am going to order more for backups. They are the perfect size and weight and the color is fantastic. I ordered the Aqua rainforest. They came very well packed and not a single one was chipped or broken. The mugs are true mugs not just cups. You will love them!" — Tina

    Price: $31.62

    17. A Mr. Coffee 12-cup coffee maker so you don't have to brew more than one batch in the morning. It's designed with a power indicator that lights up when it's time to be shut off because we can all use a reminder during our hectic mornings.


    Promising review: "The Mr. Coffee 12-cup switch coffeemaker makes the coffee perfect every time! So simple to set up. It even has a water filter. All pieces are easy to remove for easy clean up. The button lights up when in use and keeps the coffee hot. It takes seconds for coffee to start brewing, and for those days you just can't wait for a cup or refill it has an auto off button so you are able to fill up while still brewing. This is the perfect coffee pot to start your day." —bill93

    Price: $17.96

    18. A fluted tube cake pan that's nonstick, lightweight, long-lasting, and easy to use because baking with the family should be nothing *Bundt* breezy and fun.


    Promising review: "Very pleased with this fluted tube cake pan. Nice weight, love the handles. Makes removing the cake much easier. I will use it often. Great price too!" — JHKH

    Price: $8.97

    19. A 12-cup, nonstick muffin pan so you can whip up the best chocolate cupcakes for the bake sale. It's also dishwasher-safe so you can enjoy an easy cleanup.


    Promising review: "When you are in the mood for a delicious sweet treat or a mid day savory snack, there's nothing better than a cupcake, muffin, corn bread or sliders. This muffin pan is very versatile with it's durable non-stick surface inside and out. Flip it over and it can hold tortillas to warm in the oven for tacos. Just fill and serve. Or maybe make some kind of pastry in a similar fashion. On the other hand the other side is perfect for single serving cheese cakes. I made chocolate chip brownie muffins. They came out perfectly browned and didn't stick to the pan. It's difficult to stay on a diet with so many cooking ideas. Ham and cheese sliders sound delicious. You can even make poached eggs. Wash before using and towel dry immediately. Dishwasher-safe." — Starhoney

    Price: $4.96

    20. A 9-inch springform cake pan perfect for cheesecakes, tarts, quiches, deep dish pizza, and much more. It's designed with snap-open sides so you don't have to worry about accidentally ruining your child's exquisite creation.


    Promising review: "Great quality and easy to use! I was so glad to add a springform pan to my collection. I love cheesecake and this worked amazing to make my first one!! I was impressed with the durability of this pan." — emolie27

    Price: $7.97

    21. A large porcelain roaster big enough to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. This roaster is nonstick, heavy-duty, an absolute essential for making mouthwatering, big family dinners.

    A roaster

    Promising review: "Love it. It is a great roaster, big enough to cook a turkey. I use it to roast chicken mainly. Easy to clean. Food doesn't stick to the roaster. I recommend to everyone." — Sam

    Price: $14.76

    22. A set of six stainless-steel mixing bowls designed to be lightweight and easy to stack, making them ideal for any family home. These bowls have flat bases to provide stability so you don't have to worry about the ingredients of your famous apple pie spilling on the counter.


    Promising review: "The design is perfect and very well constructed. The price is unbelievable for six bowls in graduated sizes. I shopped around for stainless steel bowls and these topped all the rest in quality, number of bowls and especially the price. You won't find a better product." — Theresa

    Price: $22.99

    23. A set of 40 food storage containers, because a large family means lots of leftovers. This set contains a variety of sizes that are all dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Tip: Remove the lid and stick the base into the microwave for reheating.


    Promising review: "This purchase was a no brainer! I love Rubbermaid products. Vented lids allow me to warm my food in the microwave with ease. No more exploding bowls of food to clean up. Out with the old and in with the new! — Nanette

    Price: $9.98

    24. A Corningware French White casserole dish so you can skip the overpriced brunch. Treat your family to a variety of flavorful casseroles in this durable, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer-safe dish.


    Promising review: "I just LOVE this dish! Not only is it beautifully designed, but it looks way more expensive than it actually costs!! Thank you Walmart for that! I needed a dish with a cover for shepherd's pie which I make often for my husband and me and this 2-1/2 qt. size is perfect and the handles are a big plus!! You won't be disappointed with this beautiful dish!" — MaryfromMA

    Price: $24.74

    25. A Faberware Santuko knife with an ergonomically designed handle so you don't need to ice your hand after cooking family dinners. It comes with a sharpening sleeve to keep the blade durable to satisfy your every chopping need.


    Promising review: "This is a great sharp knife. I also like that the sleeve has a sharpener so you can also maintain the sharpness of the knife edge." — Neatnik

    Price: $12.44

    26. A meat chopper because your family deserves Sloppy Joe nights. It's nonstick, easy to clean, and reviews say it makes cooking ground meat a whole lot easier.


    Promising review: "Sturdy and has a nice handle. It has five 'fins.' Many only have four. They are a little sharp so the meat separates into smaller sections or pieces. Easily and quickly. Works great in ground meats. I have bought a few and given as gifts. Tip that works for me — get it wet with water or spray with cooking oil. The meat/ fats will not stick and you can clean easily." — opinionbyme

    Price: $4.97

    27. An sleek electric tea kettle that lights up when the water's boiling and automatically shuts off when it's ready to be poured into your mug. It boils up to 1.8 liters so there's enough for the whole fam.

    A 1.8 liter electric tea kettle

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this kettle. The amount of water it holds is generous, it boils the water rapidly and the soothing blue light allows me to see the kettle in the dark. I love it, the price was fantastic and I would recommend this product to anyone." — Lalps

    Price: $32

    28. A 5-quart colander ideal for draining large portions of fruits, vegetables, and pasta. It's designed with easy-to-grip handles so you can easily swish and swirl all the water out of your food.

    A 5 quart colander

    Promising review: This is a fantastic size for a big family with large portions of vegetables and pastas that need strained. The holes are not so big that your pasta can escape, and the tall sides make it easy to twirl the bowl without losing pieces over the sides. It's dishwasher-safe, and the stainless steel is very professional[looking. Highly recommend!" — Rebecca

    Price: $6.88

    29. A Hamilton Beach convection oven that can cook not one but *two* pizzas at the same time. Added perk: It comes with a rotisserie feature that fits up to 5 pounds of chicken or roast.

    A convection oven with a rotisserie feature

    This convection oven comes with convection, bake, and broil settings. Enjoy casseroles, pies, pizzas, roasts, and much more without having to worry about remembering to turn it off. This brilliant piece has a two-hour timer with an automatic shut off so your kitchen stays a safe one.

    Promising review: "Love how big it is and that it can cook two pizzas at a time. You do need to leave room between them though. Love the convection setting. Cooks tater tots fast and they are crispy on both sides without having to flip them. Haven't tried the rotisserie chicken yet, but I will. Have cooked pot pies and toast in it. Very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great toaster oven. May buy another one or two of these for Christmas presents. Just love it!" — Rebecca

    Price: $74.84

    30. A FoodSaver vacuum sealing system because there's nothing wrong asking for a little help preserving all those leftovers. You can keep meat fresh in the freezer for up to two to three years using this sealer. Now that is some good, aged prime rib.


    Promising review: "If you like to have your food fresh for longer periods and are tired of throwing food away because of spoilage or just that annoying freezer burn, then you are ready to invest in a good vacuum sealer system. We use our food saver to extend the storage life of our foods. I've been able to save so much money just because I can buy in bulk, use a bit at a time without foods going bad: bread, cookies, herbs, veggies, meats, salads etc. I love the reusable zipper vacuum bags, and I keep stuff that I want to last a little longer in those like guacamole and vegetables. We see such a difference in the items we freeze for later use. So easy to use and came with great bag start-up options. This product will save you money on your frozen meats by protecting them for longer periods of time. No freezer burn. This is a must for anyone who buys food in bulk and wants to minimize the amount of food waste." —Nathan

    Price: $189

    31. A revolving spice rack because who said cooking large portions means the food needs to be bland? Add flavor to any dish with one of these 16, pre-filled spices that's included in the purchase.

    A 16-jar revolving spice rack

    Promising review: "Loveeee this! Looks so nice in my kitchen and super convenient having all the spices easily accessible! Would definitely recommend and definitely a great buy!" — Alexandria

    Price: $19.97

    32. A stainless-steel trash can with a motion sensor because we all know cooking family meals means your hands are going to be full. It fits a 13-gallon bag so you don't have to stress about constantly replacing the bag. Though customers say when it comes time, it's so easy.

    A trash can with a motion sensor

    Promising review: "Love everything about this kitchen trash can. The quality is great, stainless steel exterior is impressive and my favorite function is the auto lid feature. No more trying to open a lid with full/dirty hands. It's large enough to hold a week's trash, the bags fit perfectly and are secured by an oval ring to hold the bag in place." — westielvr

    Price: $39.98

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