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    31 Kitchen Appliances From Target That’ll Make Cooking So Much Easier

    These kitchen appliances will have anyone cooking up three-course meals in no time.

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    1. A 2-in-1 toaster and oven so you can toast a bagel and bake a pizza with one handy little appliance. Declutter your countertops and up your kitchen game with this Hamilton Beach combo that has an extra-wide toaster slot and makes dinner a breeze every night.


    Promising review: "LOVE IT! The toaster works great and the oven works wonderful. It's easy to use." —Meta

    Price: $99.99

    2. An adorable Dash mini waffle maker that will make you think twice about going out for an overpriced brunch. Instead, stay in and make these 4" mini-waffles that everyone will love. Bonus points: This little appliance only weighs about a pound and is super easy to store if the last thing you need is more kitchen clutter.

    Waffle maker with a waffle inside, surrounded by food

    Promising review: "I’ve never had a waffle maker and I’ve never made waffles. This was so convenient and my waffles was done in no time. It is also so easy to clean. It also matches everything in my kitchen. Also easy to store away." —Toya J.

    Price: $10+ (available in seven colors)

    3. A 20-cup digital rice cooker so you never have to make do with crunchy, half-cooked rice ever again. This easy-to-use multi-cooker not only makes perfect rice every time, but also functions as a slow cooker and a steamer, and even bakes cakes. No one will believe you made a three-course gourmet meal in just this one pot!

    Rice cooker on a kitchen countertop surrounded by ingredients

    Promising review: "If you’re debating if you should get this, this is the sign to do so! It comes with a pamphlet that shows you how to use the different settings that’s programmed in the rice cooker, a steaming tray, a rice paddle, and measuring cup. This product has definitely been a game changer for my family and I. I was originally going to buy a smaller size because I thought it would be too big on my small counter, but the size is perfect. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. Even if you don’t eat rice in your household, this is perfect for steaming vegetables too!" —yourlocalshopper

    Price: $37.99 (originally $39.99)

    4. A 6-quart popcorn maker to make your next movie night perfect. Pop the best homemade popcorn around with this fun device — it adds butter as the kernels pop, fills your kitchen with that familiar buttery movie theater aroma, and when the popcorn is ready, the top can be removed and used as a bowl.


    Promising review: "Love how easy this is to use and clean. Makes a LOT of popcorn at once." —MattyD.

    Price: $39.99 (available in two colors)

    5. A KitchenAid hand blender so you can make the creamiest soups now that it's soup season. This blender has variable speeds, so you can easily whip up anything from smoothies to hummus, and comes with a 3-cup jar to store small batches.

    Red hand blender on a countertop surrounded by ingredients

    Promising review: "I've had this hand blender for about two weeks now. I use it three to four times a day for smoothies, baby food, and soups. Easy cleanup and super easy to use. My whole family now intakes more fruits and veggies easily. Love it. I needed something like this three years ago but just never got around to looking at/buying something like this. Very durable parts too." —Brunch Mom

    Price: $39.99 (originally $54.99, available in six colors)

    6. A programmable 6-quart slow cooker that will basically do all your cooking for you. Throw in the ingredients, set it and forget it, and next thing you know, dinner is ready. The cooker's matte-black finish gives it a sleek, modern look, and the locking lid means you can carry it without worrying about spills.


    Promising review: "I love this Crock-Pot! The locking clips makes it easy to transport meals to gatherings, and the auto switch to warm when it's finished cooking makes sure the meal doesn't overcook. The price is very affordable and worth the investment. Also, the handles on this make it easy to carry." —Kathy

    Price: $34.99

    7. An electric tabletop s'mores maker...need we say more?! If you're nowhere near a bonfire but desperately want s'mores, no problem! This portable electric range and grill will satisfy your craving and make you the most popular party host every time you bring this baby out.

    Marshmallows being roasted over grill

    Promising review: "I got this electric s’more maker because we love to make s’mores regularly and if it’s raining and we can’t have a fire to make them, we now have one inside to make them! It makes the marshmallows and everything really great! I would highly recommend this s’mores maker!" —Audrey92

    Price: $36.99

    8. An extra-large electric griddle that will help you become such a master at the art of creating the perfect pancakes, you may consider opening a diner. This griddle has a nonstick surface, a drip tray to catch excess grease and an adjustable temperature knob, so you can cook pancakes, eggs, and bacon to perfection, *every* time.

    Griddle on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "This electric griddle is no joke! We're staying in our trailer on our property until our home is ready to move in to, and our propane regulator went out on our trailer. We bought this griddle to help us get through until the repairs were made and it's awesome! Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc! Can't wait to use it in our new house too!" —Sheteradv85

    Price: $20 (originally $25.99)

    9. A Cuisinart bread maker so you can have a slice of fresh bread *whenever* you want. This bread maker has 12 programmable options, three crust shades to choose from and a 13-hour delayed start, meaning you can wake up to the divine smell of freshly baked bread wafting from your kitchen in the morning.


    Promising review: "First bread machine I've owned and so far am very impressed. It's easy to use and the two loaves I've made came out pretty good. For a novice bread maker, I impressed myself. Made the plain white bread and the olive/rosemary loaf. Both very good." —Rita E.

    Price: $129.99

    10. An egg cooker that makes hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached and scrambled eggs in just minutes! All you need to do is add water and up to seven eggs to the cooker, press the power button, and your work is done.

    Egg cooker shown filled with eggs, surrounded by food on a countertop

    Promising review: "I was so sick of peeling my eggs and losing so much of it with the shells. I tried boiling with soda, icing after boiling, you name it. But, this little device is the best tool for perfect boiled eggs, I love it and use it almost daily!" —Cynthia

    Price: $15.99 

    11. A digital air fryer so you can enjoy all your fried favorites without actually ~frying~ anything. As one reviewer said, french fries made in this "taste like they're straight from your fast food joint." We're sold!

    Air fryer holding friend chicken, sitting on a countertop

    Promising review: "This air fryer cooks french fries and tater tots unlike any other appliance. I was skeptical but decided to try it anyway. Tater tots come out crispy on the outside cooked on the inside and french fries taste like they're straight from your fast food joint, can't wait to try other things in this air fryer." —Mark

    Price: $69.99

    12. A Cuisinart frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet maker that will make you feel like a serious pro — how else could you feel when just casually making salted caramel waffle cone ice cream at home?? This 3-in-1 appliance is fully automatic, so all you have to do is add the ingredients, press a button and wait for your sweet, icy treat to be ready.


    Promising review: "Love love love using this ice cream maker. So easy to make delicious creamy ice cream. It’s easier to make a tub of ice cream than a batch of cookies!" —M2PGH

    Price: $69.99

    13. Or, if you're cooking for one, a single serve ice cream maker, because what's better than a personal portion of homemade ice cream in under 30 minutes? All you need to do is freeze the included cooling bowl and add your ingredients, it's that simple.


    Promising review: "My husband and I have very different favorite flavors when it comes to ice cream. With this ice cream maker we can have whatever flavor we can dream up. We just make a pint for each of us." —Leslie H.

    Price: $24.99 (available in two colors)

    14. A Ninja professional blender that *truly* is as good as everyone says it is. Crush, blend, puree, and process ingredients to make nutrient-rich smoothies and delicious meals, then simply load all the pieces in your dishwasher for an easy cleanup. As one reviewer wrote, "best blender ever made."


    Promising review: "Already have one of these, bought one for my daughter for Christmas, best blender ever made." —NinjaBlender

    Price: $99.99

    15. A mini pizzelle maker for anyone who loves this classic Italian anise-flavored treat. Pour in the batter, close the press, and enjoy a perfectly crisp pizzelle within minutes.

    Pizzelle maker and baked pizzelles shown

    Promising review: "The cutest little pizzelle maker! Love that it can easily fit in a drawer for super easy access. No more digging out the large appliances from a stuffed cabinet." —Gejcbd34

    Price: $12.99

    16. A 4.5-quart KitchenAid stand mixer that's guaranteed to change your life the second you get it. No more breaking a sweat trying to knead bread dough by hand or exhausting your arm while whisking heavy cream. This fan-favorite kitchen appliance will last you for years and always look great on your countertops.

    White stand mixer on a butcher block next to a pie and baking ingredients

    Promising review: "I always thought a stand mixer to be a pretty unnecessary waste of counter space — I could do all of these tasks manually or with another tool, right? Boy was I wrong. This makes EVERYTHING easier, and thus makes me more motivated to cook and bake. So thankful to have been gifted one!" —Sara1016

    Price: $299.99

    17. A Ninja express chopper so you never again shed a tear while chopping onions. Chop, mince, and puree garlic, herbs, onions and anything else you can find with this handy electric chopper that makes cooking prep *so* much easier.

    Chopper filled with vegetables next to a plate of chips and salsa

    Promising review: "This is an amazing chopper that works so well I was surprised. It's small so it's great for a one-to-two-person meal where you need something chopped up — it does it in seconds. I did use it for a soup recipe and it turned out perfect. I just filled it about halfway up four times for all the parts i needed." —StevenDunn

    Price: $19.99

    18. A 6-quart Instant Pot that cooks food up to 70% faster than many other cooking methods, meaning no more waiting for hours and hours until dinner is *finally* ready. This 7-in-1 appliance is a game changer; it works as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, and food warmer, so basically, you can throw out every other cooking gadget you own — this is all you'll ever need.

    Instant pot surrounded by cooked dishes

    Promising review: "This Instant Pot saves me time and cooks my food perfectly. I cook meat, veggies, yogurt, and even cheesecake in this thing. I use it or my Mini nearly every day. It is a great product. I now have my daughters using it." —Anne W.

    Price: $89.99 (originally $99.99)

    19. A mini pie maker for when you just watched an episode of The Great British Bake Off and are inspired to make the perfect pie, but also don't want all the hassle. This mini appliance makes 4" sweet and savory pies in minutes, thanks to its quick heating nonstick surface. Perfect crust and no soggy bottom!

    Blue pie maker surrounded by ingredients and baked pies

    Promising review: "Bought it during the week and made my first batch of pies this past weekend. We made 16 pies out of two boxes of premade pie crusts. I made my filling on the stove first and cooked it in the Dash mini pie maker. It took about six to seven minutes on average because we layered cheese in between and filled the pie a lot. It was flaky, delicious, and worth every penny. Easy to use. Super fun and doesn't take long at all. Got myself the white one!" —Thuy

    Price: $17.99 (available in four colors)

    20. A Babymoov Duo Meal 6-in-1 baby meal station that can be used to puree, blend, steam, and warm baby food, and even warm and sterilize bottles. When life is already super busy, making delicious and nutritious baby food shouldn't be complicated — and with this easy-to-use, dishwasher-safe time saver, it won't be.

    Appliance shown filled with steaming vegetables and pureed food

    Promising review: "We had the Duo Meal on our registry and this is one of the best gifts we've received as new parents! We didn't realize at first how much you can do with this meal station. We used it to sterilize the first month or so, and then starting steaming and blending our own food. It makes life a lot easier and we're still using it pretty much daily. It's a must-have for young parents!" —Karthy Fam.

    Price: $179.99 (originally $211.99)

    21. A 3-quart nonstick fondue pot because if you thought fondue was a thing of the '80s, think again. This little appliance melts cheese and chocolate for the most indulgent, retro treat that will instantly take you back to big hair, neon leg warmers, and glitter scrunchies.


    Promising review: "I purchased this item online at 11:30 p.m. Received acknowledgment in less than five minutes. Twenty minutes later received a message that the item was ready for pickup when the store opened. The best product I have ever bought to dip fruit into for the chocolate covering. Did a great job! Cleanup of product was so easy. Will definitely recommend." —Chris

    Price: $39.99

    22. A 7-cup food processor that will have you making homemade salsa, coleslaw and even pie crust in no time. You won't know how you ever lived without this powerhouse machine that chops, purees, slices, and shreds with zero effort on your part. *Add to cart immediately.*

    Food processor shown with ingredients inside and around it

    Promising review: "I really like this food processor, it helps me save time cooking, and is so easy to use and even easier to clean!" —Omarly

    Price: $99.99 (available in three colors)

    23. A 14-oz single-serve blender because if you're cooking for one, this is the perfect size. Blend up a portion of creamy soup, fragrant pesto, or a green power smoothie in this handy little beauty that comes in three different colors and is easy to clean and store.


    Promising review: "Don't let the size (or price!) fool you! This is a BEAST for its size. It is SO convenient for smoothies! Make & GO! We bought it for camper... but I take it with me on every trip now! My smoothie:12 oz liquid, two scoops of my protein powder. It POWERS through seven to eight regular-size ice cubes (could tackle more but no space)...into a THICK shake! AND versatile! I also made pesto in it! You just have to add enough liquid (water, oil, etc.) to let it spin. AMAZING!" —DShands

    Price: $15.29+ (available in three colors)

    24. A compact 700-watt countertop microwave that's perfect for your oh so tiny apartment kitchen. It has six settings, a sleek minimalist look, and won't take up too much of that precious countertop space.

    Opened microwave

    Promising review: "I needed a small microwave for a small space. Works well, and holds a full-size dinner plate." —mlm

    Price: $79.99

    25. A 2-quart Crock-Pot if you're cooking for one and don't need a fridge filled with never-going-to-be-eaten leftovers. This small slow cooker has three heat settings, makes the perfect amount of food for one meal, and can also be used to make dips, sides, or to reheat leftovers.

    Models with Crock-Pot in a kitchen

    Promising review: "For one person, it’s PERFECT. I have a larger & it’s bulky to clean/too much for daily use. I really like this smaller version & look forward to using it often." —Targetcustomer

    Price: $14.99

    26. An electric spiralizer that will make the switch from noodles to zoodles way less painful. If you want to lighten up your cooking, use this two-attachment spiralizer to make ribbons and spirals out of zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, and any other vegetable you can get your hands on.

    Image of electric spiralizer

    Promising review: "I purchased this product with intentions on making low carb pasta dishes. I used it this morning to make zucchini noodles for a chicken parmesan dish. The noodles fell perfectly spiralized into the collector cup. leaving me ultimately satisfied. Very happy with this product." —Anonymous

    Price: $57.99

    27. A three-minute sandwich maker for days when you don't feel like cooking, but you're also trying to not order out (again). Make a classic grilled cheese, or get fancy and whip up a toasted gourmet sandwich with this easy-to-use-and-clean appliance.

    Promising review: "Man, this thing makes the best grilled cheese! I've tried so many new sandwiches because of this machine. It's so easy to use. And so simple to clean. It doesn't take up any space in the cabinet. This thing is great." —Teddy

    Price: $24.99

    28. A Cuisinart stainless-steel griddler that's a panini press, a grill, a searing pan, and a griddle, all in one. This nonstick appliance is so versatile, you'll be pulling it out for every meal you make.


    Promising review: "Great multifunction appliance. Use it all the time for all kinds of things." —SASQWCH

    Price: $119.99

    29. A five-speed KitchenAid hand mixer that will definitely be your best friend this holiday season. Whip up delicious cookie dough and colorful icings in no time with this highly rated power mixer that has over 5,000 5-star reviews. If you have no space for a stand mixer, this compact little appliance is for you.


    Promising review: "I bought this a few months ago and I love it! It really runs so smoothly and I love the beaters. They are so much different than the old ones. The motor is quiet." —Loulu

    Price: $54.99 (available in four colors)

    30. An electric food steamer – it doubles as a rice cooker, meaning you can cook an entire meal in this one appliance. The wire rack allows you to steam vegetables and meats, while the bottom of the cooker makes rice, saving you both cooking time and cleanup time.

    Steamer and rice cooker compartments shown

    Promising review: "This is a great, multifunctional cooker. We recently purchased and are happy with everything that we can make in it. Makes great rice too! Love the red color." —Mora

    Price: $30.99

    31. A five-tray dehydrator that will help you make super-tasty chips out of all the apples you dragged home from your apple picking trip. Use this cool appliance to dehydrate fruit and vegetables, dry herbs, or make your own Fruit Roll-Ups — sky's the limit!

    Dehydrator and trays shown with various fruit, vegetables and herbs

    Promising review: "I made kale chips in here, a little seasoning and they tasted amazing! Healthier then potato chips." —Christina S.

    Price: $64.87 (originally 78.99)

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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