31 Things From Walmart You’ll Probably Love If Your Favorite Thing To Do Is Cook
Whether you're a newbie to cooking or consider yourself the next Wolfgang Puck, you'll love these products if you spend more time in the kitchen than any other room.
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1. A cast-iron Dutch oven for everything from marinating short ribs to baking macaroni and cheese. For extra bang for your buck, use it to store foods in the fridge (although it's way too cute to hide in there).
2. A Cuisinart knife set for adding some color to your cutlery. Glide through chicken, meats, and more in a variety of sizes and hues to match your kitchen mood.
3. A Pioneer Woman ice cream maker because cooking doesn’t always involve “warm” eats. This ice cream maker is perfect for confectioners who love experimenting with ingredients and creating their own flavors of ice cream when Ben & Jerry’s won’t do.
4. A Tasty copper frying pan for sizzling up frittatas, French toast, sirloins, and more (maybe not all at once!). These pans are dishwasher safe and manufactured without PFOA, for a safe, non-toxic meal. Reviewers say that despite the price, this pan doesn’t lack in quality.
5. An RJ Legend five-piece cooking utensil set for whisking, ladling, skimming, and serving. This set has satin-polished handles that don’t leave any fingerprints behind on your utensil of choice, so they’ll never know if you taste-test your latest creation.
6. A set of biscuit cutters to flawlessly shape brownies, cookies, and of course, biscuits every time you press down. Something every baker who kneads needs, even if it can be used to make savory meals like burgers, too.
7. A Pioneer Woman cutting board that can be used to slice through fruits, vegetables, or meats, but can also work as a charcuterie board when all you feel like serving is cheese and nuts (and of course wine!).
8. A seven-piece set of nonstick bakeware to make muffins, cupcakes, pies, and cakes galore. Despite the lean price, this set has some heft behind it, made from commercial weight steel to stand up to wear and tear in and out of the oven.
9. An Instant Pot air fryer + multi-use pressure cooker that boasts 11-in-1 appliances including a broiler, roaster, sous vide, steamer, mini-oven, food warmer, dehydrator, sauté pan, and slow cooker. Plus, it comes with hundreds of recipes, so you’ll never get tired of it...or go hungry.
10. A nonstick wok that’s family-sized for those who want to go back for seconds and thirds. The durable carbon steel allows for rapid heating, so you don’t have to keep your feasters waiting long.
11. A stock pot for getting your soup on, with a transparent lid so you can watch your creation grow in deliciousness.
12. A NutriBullet nutrient extractor that makes more than just smoothies, creating perfect side dishes within seconds, like cauliflower mash or gourmet salad dressing to make a salad go from glum to yum.
13. A 16” pizza pan for making your own personal pies and settling the debate of whether pineapple belongs on pizza (P.S. it totally does!).
14. An electric kitchen stand mixer with a large stainless steel bowl for incorporating as many ingredients as you want (dump that whole bag of chocolate chips!). You don’t even have to stop the mixer to add more ingredients...because who has time to waste when there’s food to eat?
15. A Rachael Ray nonstick griddle that promotes even heat distribution for indoor grilling, featuring a stainless steel handle equipped to flip pancakes, burgers, and omelets with ease (although getting some serious air might take some practice!).
16. A retro 12-cup coffee maker with a pause and serve option that lets you pour a cup while it’s still brewing, to keep you going so you never miss a beat and can get back to your recipe.
17. A three-piece bamboo steamer made from 100% natural bamboo for steaming vegetables without unhealthy oils and presenting dumplings just like your favorite Asian restaurant would (because every cook knows it’s ALL about the presentation).
18. A Pioneer Woman set of ramekins for showing off classic desserts like creme brulee or fancifying mac 'n' cheese with personalized, rustic charm in vibrant colors.
19. A set of KitchenAid mixing bowls, each with a spout, to make pouring a success instead of a mess. For added spill-proofing, these bowls have a non-slip base for maximum sturdiness, ideal for preventing someone from prying the bowl from you to taste the batter.
20. An LCD meat thermometer for cooking meats like steak at every desired degree of doneness, from a cool red center at 125 degrees to little to no pink at 160.
Promising review: “I got this primarily for my wife since she always complains about the instant read thermometers that she has bought in the past. I have several Thermopro thermometers that I use for grilling and smoking and have become a convert to Thermopro over the other brands that I used to use. So I had high hopes for this item and it didn't let me down. We have used it not only to measure the temperature of roasts and chicken but also to check the accuracy of the oven temperature itself. I have become quite a fan of Thermopro items in general because I have had very good interactions with their service department and their products have all been very simple to use.” —Spunky5180
Price: $17.99 (originally $29.99)
21. A quesadilla maker to satisfy those Taco Tuesday cravings at home (maybe even on a Wednesday!) with warm, golden tortillas in just a matter of minutes. This quesadilla maker also includes recipes, if you’re feeling more adventurous beyond traditional cheese.
Promising review: “I have been using this for six years and it's great for snacks during the game on TV. I cook pork, chicken, peppers and onions ahead of time, chop it up, mix in your favorite salsa and put it away until you're cooking quesadillas. It works fast, I use cooking spray or butter. The orange light turns off when it's done. I'm gonna eat one right now!!!” —djfuffnutter
22. A Cuisinart bread maker to experience the taste and satisfaction of making your own loaves in half the time it takes to make them and without all of the flour on your hands. Make two-pound loaves in three different shades of crust according to your liking.
Promising review: “This product is easy to use! This is my first bread maker ever! I enjoy making fresh bread and eating this delicious bread during quarantine. Here's a tip for making bread: Oil down the window inside because when the dough rises it touches the top and it sticks. When you spray oil or butter, it will keep it from sticking.” —sushiroll6
23. A vacuum sealer starter system for preserving foods to savor the flavor for future use of up to three years (because you’re always thinking about your next meal). This sealer pairs well with sous vide cooking, when you place the sealed food in a water bath to cook at a regulated temperature.
Promising review: “This is a great product for the price. I had the larger model before that would make bags with the rolls. This one you have to cut a bag, seal it and then put in the food to vacuum seal but uses both large and small bags. Also has the attachment to seal ziplocks and containers. I love this one.” —Walmart Customer
24. A cast-iron skillet to help you cook like an outdoorsperson (with or without the burly beard and flannel) even when you’re indoors. An easy-grip handle on this pre-seasoned skillet allows for optimal control when searing, sauteing, and baking, and it can be used in the oven, on the stove, or yes, outdoors, on a grill.
Promising review: “I love the quality and how it cooks and roasts all my food on the stove to oven, Handles high temperatures and easy to clean. Cast iron is safe for your health. Meat came out so tender, also my cornbread too. I have a frying pan and one with a grill line. I enjoy cooking more than ever. Walmart has the best price, so I grabbed a few and was delivered to my front door on the same day I placed my order. Great service.” —Kathleen
Price: $24.92 (originally $34.50)
25. A popcorn popper to make your own movie theater popcorn at home when you want something more than the microwave variety. This popper features a unique spinning mechanism controlled by a unique wooden handle and knob, so you’re even getting a bit of a wrist workout when you cook.
Promising review: “Excellent corn popper, with few, like 3 to 5, unpopped kernels: I really dislike it when a microwave bag has half the popcorn unpopped or an air popper blows out dozens of unpopped kernels. This is the solution to wanting excellent popcorn every time. Follow directions; wipe down after use to clean.” —Patrick
26. A measuring box grater for shredding cheese and adding zest to any dish. This grater features a unique design that contains a convenient pull-out box for your minced ingredients, making cleanup a piece of cake.
27. A Pioneer Woman 5-quart colander to add some style to the more mundane parts of cooking, like straining spaghetti or washing vegetables. This colander is so cute that it even works as a fun table centerpiece with fruit when you’re not using it.
Promising review: “Deep teal wildflower whimsy colander holds 5 quarts. The beautiful color is what drew my attention. It has flowers in red, yellow, blue and orange. I already had the blue colander and used it to wash and rinse 4 quarts of strawberries and green beans. It will be used to rinse fruits and veggies from my garden. The pedestal keeps the food from sitting in the rinse water. It could even be left on the table as a centerpiece with grapes or apples in it.” —Janice
28. A batter dispenser to make bad batter placement a thing of the past. A spring-loaded handle opens and closes for optimal portion control (although it can’t control the number of pancakes you eat!).
Promising review: “Awesome dispenser! Loved the neatness and consistency of the pancakes. What a great way to make pancakes look like the restaurant ones. Easy to use, easy to clean, great tool in the kitchen. Also can be used to get the flavorful roast drippings and eliminate the layer of fat on top.” —Arokmom
Price: $8.32 (originally $10.35)
29. A cheesecloth that has multiple uses beyond making cheese. For the chef that loves to try new cooking techniques, this handy tool can be used to filter and strain foods, bundle herbs for soups and stews, dust pastries with cocoa or powdered sugar, and even cover foods outdoors to protect from insects.
30. A KitchenAid meat tenderizer that's dual-sided with a comfort grip handle for the carnivorous chef. Perfect for being anything but tender to all cuts of meats in dishes like schnitzel and chicken-fried steak.
31. A Pioneer Woman four-pack of mini pans for baking personalized pies for everyone, because sometimes you want the whole pie to yourself. The ruffled rim assists with molding the dough to the pan with ease.
Promising review: "These are just so cute and adorable-looking, and the perfect size for serving desserts and many other things. I have set two on my desk just so I can look at them a lot, as I did a couple of my ramekins recently. Of the five PW orders I received today, these are my favorites. I will have to order more sets for gifts and probably another for myself." —Laurie35