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    31 Things From Target That’ll Help Make Cooking A Little More Exciting

    Just some amazing home items from Target that will make cooking from home all that more enticing.

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    1. A powerful single basket air fryer ideal for those who want to cook with little or less oil but still make mouth-watering fries, veggies, and even homemade donuts with that same crispy texture and no grease or trans fat. Drool.

    The air fryer

    Promising review: "Cooks well! I love this amazing air fryer! My chicken turned out moist, flavorful, and fully cooked on 360 degrees in 15 minutes. I’ve made turkey burgers and the results were great, too!" —Jess

    Price: $99.99

    2. A luxe French press coffee maker with a sleek, heat-resistant glass beaker so you can make delicious brew at home while saving a pretty penny on otherwise pricey to-go drinks.

    The French press coffee maker
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    Promising review: "Great coffee maker. Coffee consistently comes out the same every time. I like a finer blend of coffee which is more to my liking. Great design and value." —Debo

    Price: $19.99

    3. A multi-functional Instant Pot duo pressure cooker that whips up pretty much all of your fave meals with the press of a button. Whether you're making soups, broths, pastas, rice, or even trying to replicate your grandma's beloved chicken recipe, this baby has fourteen smart programs including a 24-hour delay start feature.

    The duo pressure cooker

    Promising review: "This pot is amazing!! It cooks in a fractions of the time it takes in a Crock-Pot. I've made frozen chicken breasts with carrots and potatoes in 30 minutes. I made steak fajitas in fifteen mins. Everything is delicious. So easy to clean. Love, love, love it!!!" —Kim

    Price: $99.99

    4. A forged 14-piece stainless-steel classic cutlery set for those who want to have a cutting edge in the kitchen. The comfortable grip handles and durable blades make this an excellent choice for anyone aspiring to be on Chopped.

    The cutlery set

    Promising review: "We love this knife set! Received it as a gift for our wedding shower. They are sharp and come with a sharpener that works really well. They make cutting so easy. We hand wash them mostly, but have ran a few through the dishwasher and they came out with no rust or spots." —Eden

    Price: $99.99 for a 14-piece set

    5. An easy-to-clean juice extractor featuring a powerful motor so you can make homemade juice in just seconds. The large chute can handle a whole lot of fruit, which means less prep work and more time drinking down some delicious vitamin C.

    The juice extractor

    Promising review: "Easy to use, no spills, and doesn’t take up too much space. You’re able to get a lot of juice out and you can see all the pulp that’s removed! Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to start making juices at home." —Melanie

    Price: $59.99

    6. A stylish six-piece wall rack for coffee mugs and tea cups in a cool industrial pipe style to add a little pizzazz to your kitchen while keeping your counter space clutter-free.

    The wall rack

    Promising review: "Love this shelf! It gives you ability to change up your decor and/or comes in handy for everyday used items. I knew right away I wanted to hang some cool antiques that were passed down to us." —Mick

    Price: $26.98

    7. A hard-anodized nonstick stir fry pan that's dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup and has a smart stay-cool grip to prevent accidental hand burns while you're tossing up some amazing risotto.

    The stir fry pan

    Promising review: "This stir fry pan has officially replaced my older, smaller stir fry pan. I used it just last night to make a stir fry for dinner and it was perfect! Its large size is great to hold lots of meat and vegetables. While the pan holds a lot, it still distributes heat evenly so the entire dish is nice and hot when served." —Jessica

    Price: $49.99

    8. An adorable stoneware cookie jar to keep your goodies fresh, especially with all of the baking you've been doing during quarantine. They deserve a nice, reachable spot for easy snacking, and the jar blends in with any decor.

    The cookie jar

    Promising review: "Love this cookie jar. I already own the rest of the Magnolia canister set, so I was so excited when they released a cookie jar too! Perfect for a neutral kitchen. Great quality." —Kim

    Price: $19.99

    9. A soft-handled can opener featuring a large, easy-to-turn knob and slip-proof handles that your family members will never be griping about trying to use while helping you prep for dinner.

    The can opener

    Promising review: "The more I buy this brand for my kitchen the more I’m liking their products! Super easy...cuts the lids like butter! I’m so used to squeezing so hard with my old can opener I had to get used to barely giving any pressure!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $12.99

    10. A hard-anodized nonstick roaster and rack you'll be wanting to use all year-round, not just on Turkey Day. Cook with ease on gas, electric, halogen, and glass stove tops and pop it on the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

    The non-stick roaster and rack

    Promising review: "Great pan. My turkey cooked beautifully and even though the pan sat overnight, it was easy to clean." —Nomi

    Price: $54.99

    11. A classic stand mixer including a stainless-steel bowl that'll mix up to eight dozen cookies in a single batch. Built to last and take it all on, this beauty has ten speeds for nearly any task or recipe.

    The classic stand mixer

    Promising review: "I bought this item to help with my new found hobby of backing while in lockdown, and I absolutely love this product. It is very appealing to the eye and works wonderful for all my baking needs and it's easy to operate, clean and put away. LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. So happy with it." —Target reviewer

    Price: $279.99

    12. A sweet mini-waffle maker to bring that classic All-American diner feel right to your home. Bring on the fried chicken and syrup.

    The black mini waffle maker

    Promising review: "It makes the most perfect little waffles in a flash. Its so easy to use, not complicated at all. Cleanup's a breeze. For $10 I say get one. It's so small and compact I'd even take it camping or to a hotel. Chicken and waffle sandwiches are my next experiment!" —Heather

    Price: $10 (available in six colors)

    13. A seven-piece kitchen textile set featuring two towels, two dishcloths, two pot holders and one oven mitt because when it comes to aesthetic, you deserve to have it all matchy-matchy.

    The black kitchen textile set

    Promising review: "Lovely set. I really love this set. Perfect match for my kitchen. The textured side of the dishcloths are an added bonus. High quality." —Karr

    Price: $10 (available in two colors)

    14. A nonstick carbon steel loaf pan that makes it so much easier to transfer your fresh-baked bread to your plate, which is exactly where you want it, anyway. Yum.

    The pan

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing!! It is so solid and thick, which I was not expecting for the price. This is an extraordinarily well-made item. I’d pay $10 for this, easily!" —Gracie

    Price: $5

    15. A powerful four-shot steam-brewing espresso machine with a stainless steel frothing pitcher, wand, and handy measuring scoop so you can make the latte of your wildest dreams from the comfort of your own kitchen.

    The espresso machine

    Promising review: "I did not realize how much I was missing out on when I did not own this machine. Previously, I would have to spend a little under $5 each time I would want a latte, cappuccino or a hot espresso drink. Now, I go straight to my own kitchen and brew my own! The provided instructions were super simple to understand. I cleaned the machine first and then proceeded to brew my first espresso. It's a quick, easy, high-quality machine, and I never had to leave my house! I highly recommend this machine." —Tony

    Price: $49.99

    16. A state-of-the-art sous vide nano precision cooker that works by heating and circulating water to a precise temperature after you put your food in a sealable page and set the temp and time. A popular chef's technique, you'll feel as professional using it as anyone on the Cooking Channel.

    The sous vide precision cooker

    Promising review: "BEST kitchen tool I’ve bought in years. We like to marinate steaks overnight in air tight bags, then cook with this in a large stock pot for ~1.5 hours. The final product is pan-seared and ALWAYS delicious. Highly recommend for restaurant-quality steaks!"Target reviewer

    Price: $129

    17. A Vitamix 10-speed blender both easy to clean and precisely designed for blending fruit, veggies, heavy powder, all the greens, really. Whether you're making soup or a smoothie, it's an easy tool to help make whole-food recipes at home.

    The Vitamix blender

    Promising review: "I've had the Vitamix for about two-and-a-half months now, and I make smoothies every day for breakfast. It's powerful and blends very quickly. As far clean-up, the manufacturer recommends running the blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap for a minute and it works like a charm. I have not tried to do anything fancy like soups or bread, but it definitely works great for smoothies. If you're on the fence between a Vitamix and a ninja, pay the extra money for the Vitamix. The quality of the product is many times over better. It's faster, easier to clean, and blends better." —Target reviewer

    Price: $349.95 (originally $449.95)

    18. A versatile cast-iron Dutch oven great for cooking a whole chicken or even making bread, if you're so inclined. Plus it's pre-seasoned to prevent rust and wear.

    The Dutch oven

    Promising review: "These Dutch ovens are perfect for braking bread at home, because they keep in the steam. For baking bread, I usually heat it up on the stove first. The Dutch oven is almost maintenance-free: wash it out, heat it on the stove to get rid of any moisture, rub in a tiny bit of oil, if needed, and then store it in a dry place with a paper towel between lid and pan." —Target reviewer

    Price: $44.99

    19. An awesome handheld swivel peeler with a soft-grip plastic handle that makes peeling fruits, veg, cheese, and potatoes an absolute breeze. That means less work for you, more time spent eating your homemade meal.

    The peeler

    Promising review: "So smooth! I was shocked at how well it worked compared to my grocery store peeler. SHOCKED! It fits well in my hand. The blade doesn’t move at all. I didn’t realize how noisy my other peeler was until I used this one. It’s so sharp you barely have to apply pressure. Peeling carrots was a night and day difference. Absolutely love this. Buy this peeler." —Finn

    Price: $8.99

    20. A gorgeous blue 12-piece ceramic cookware set so pretty, you may want to stare at it before using it...though not for long. The dishwasher and oven-safe collection includes thermo-spot technology and ceramic interiors to prevent scratching and staining.

    The cookware set

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this cookware set. Easy to clean.It's everything that I had hoped it would be. I am giving this as a gift to an adopted family in need. I was very thankful to get it on sale. I am a happy customer." —Target reviewer

    Price: $59.99

    21. A lightweight dishwasher-safe nonslip cutting board set that has grips on each corner to prevent slipping, sliding, and liquid spills. Truly, what more could you ask for?

    The cutting board set

    Promising review: "I got this on clearance and have used this since the day I have received it. It is durable and used often in this home. I love the nonslip corners so when my kids want to help I don't have to worry about putting a dish cloth under the cutting board. It's durable and well-made and especially easy to clean." —Target reviewer

    Price: $15

    22. A limited edition Jonathan Adler single-serve Keurig K-Mini coffee maker for when you want a quick cup o' Joe (or tea or hot cocoa) and don't feel like putting the kettle on or brewing pesky beans. It's basically an art piece for your countertop.

    The Keurig K-Mini coffee maker

    Promising review: "I absolutely am in love with this model. The size and style is perfect. I bought three of them one for my shop, home, and as a gift. Love this and the color makes it even more fun." —Sasha

    Price: $69.99 (originally $99.99)

    23. A stainless-steel air fryer and toaster oven in one to take your cooking up a notch, whether you're making pizza, Pop Tarts, tacos, toast, or bagels. The added easy-to-clean air fryer really takes things up a notch.

    The toaster oven and air fryer

    Promising review: "Looks great and works great! It is easy to use and has made quickly cooking delicious meals fun and easy for my family. Even clean-up is simple! This a great way to quickly prepare healthy and delicious food!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $199.99

    24. A nifty garlic press to perfectly cut whole cloves into even pieces with a bonus removable press plate for simple clean-up. Cut prep time in half...literally.

    The garlic press

    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." —Las

    Price: $9.99

    25. An expert food chopper excellent for cutting up veggies in record time (five seconds, to be exact), and especially comes in handy when it's time to make your famous salsa recipe.

    The ice blue food chopper

    Promising review: "Having a degree in food service, cooking is a part of my happiness. This food processor continues that joy. Easy to use, super fast and efficient, and also importantly — easy to clean! It has been a welcome addition to my kitchen." —Target reviewer

    Price: $49.99 (available in three colors)

    26. An electric tea kettle you can take with you on long trips, including hotel rooms, as it doesn't require a stovetop to quickly boil water....even if you always have time for tea, soup, whatever tickles your fancy. Best of all, no need to worry about accidentally leaving the stove on.

    The electric kettle

    Promising review: "I hastily chose this at the recommendation of a friend when my regular tea kettle melted. I am in love with this kettle! I use it multiple times a day! It is such a relief not to worry about leaving it on the stove! And the water boils so fast!! I will never go back to a regular kettle!" —Patty

    Price: $34.99

    27. A modern eight-piece kitchen utensil set including tongs, whisk, a ladle, a spoon, a slotted spoon (ooh, how fancy), pasta spoon, slotted turner and one stainless-steel holder to keep these babies together.

    The kitchen utensil set

    Promising review: "It is a very nice set. The utensils are every sturdy and well-designed. I’ve used them in medium to high temps and they held up well, no melting. I hand wash my dishes and they look as new after a few uses still." —Kiyami

    Price: $30

    28. A 10-piece leak-proof set of storage containers with airtight lids because after all of the work you put into cooking and meal prep, you deserve a durable, dishwasher and microwave-safe place to keep your delish food fresher for longer.

    The set of storage containers

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my new containers. They're great for storing hot and cold food, easy cleanup, and great for warming up those amazing leftovers from the night before. I would 100% recommend this product." —Bethany

    Price: $19.99

    29. A cordless electric wine bottle opener to truly enhance your dinnertime refreshment experience. Open any bottle with the touch of a button and become the new fave household sommelier.

    The electric wine opener, Target

    Promising review: "All you have to do is push down with just a little force on the unit. Do not stop until the unit stops whirring completely and that's it, VOILA! The cork is completely out in one little step! Easy peasy! If you're on the fence, jump off and buy this. I recommend this highly!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $17.99

    30. A set of three plastic mixing bowls in a cool black-to-white gradient color scheme with nozzles for easy pouring and highly useful measurement markings on the inside.

    The set of mixing bowls

    Promising review: "These bowls are amazing! They are lightweight and sturdy. The silicone bottoms prevent them from sliding around and stops an accidental slip off the counter. They stack together and are easy to store. These are the best mixing bowls I have and have replaced my expensive heavy mixing bowl sets. Everyone needs a set of these!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $8

    31. And a fun stainless-steel stovetop popcorn popper with a real-theater all-inclusive popping kit. While you wait for movie theaters to be safe again, why not enjoy some gourmet, theater-style popcorn at home?

    The stovetop popcorn popper

    Promising review: "My daughter received this popcorn maker for Christmas and told me it made fantastic popcorn without all the mess of shaking the pan on your stovetop, so I decided to try it too! I have an induction stovetop so I needed to purchase this stainless-steel version. I made our first batch as soon as we received the popper and we LOVE it! It really does taste like theater popcorn! I highly recommend purchasing this product if you want to have great-tasting popcorn!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $44.99

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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