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    31 Practical Purchases From Walmart That Have Already Earned Hundreds Of 5-Star Reviews

    From a KitchenAid mixer to an Instant Pot, here are practical purchases that have already been vetted by hundreds of reviewers.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A temperature-balancing weighted blanket designed for reducing stress, improving sleep, and making your bed super warm and cozy. BRB, the 900+ 5-star reviews have convinced me to add to cart ASAP.

    The weighted blanket

    Promising review: "This is great for a lot of conditions! My mom has restless legs syndrome and I had her try it while she was visiting. She said it really helped her a lot. I suffer from anxiety and I use it nightly to help me relax and sleep. It's very helpful! This would also be great for ADHD, ASD etc. It really helps relax and comfort you for a restful night's sleep. I like the removable cover. It's breathable so it doesn't cause you to overheat at night. You could also use this during the day for comforting pressure. It's the perfect size for one person. The pressure is like an embrace and it's very comforting. I highly recommend it to anyone with the aforementioned conditions. Very satisfied!" β€”MrsWin

    Price: $42.97 (originally $64.97; available in four sizes)

    2. A cushioned chair for snuggling up in after a long day working with a scented candle lit next to you and warm tea in hand to unwind. It also makes a great place to watch TV, read books, or just sit and relax.

    the cushion chair in gray displayed in a living room setting

    Promising review: "The most comfortable chair I have ever sat in! The size is large enough for me to curl up in but it is not overpowering in my small apartment. This was also easy to put together. I was able to do this myself and in under an hour. I highly recommend this product!" β€”Jaclyn

    Price: $129 (available in four colors)

    3. A Google Home to make your working life ~way~ easier. Turn on lights at any time, change the temperature, play music to unwind, or answer phone calls super easily. It's game-changing, I can attest to it.

    the google home in gray

    Promising review: "This thing does a lot of cool things. I like the fact I can turn my light on and off while laying in bed LOL. I also love that I can tell it to play music and broadcast messages to my significant other while I'm away from the house. It's definitely handy." β€”Mary

    Price: $24.98 (originally $49; available in four colors)

    4. A cool-mist air humidifier to help combat the dry, congested air quality in your home during the colder months. It's great for people with allergies and helps keep your air at a comfortable temperature.

    the humidifier in white

    Promising review: "I couldn't be happier with this humidifier. It's well-priced and very compact. It's very quiet and puts out a lot of mist. Works great in my living room or bedrooms. The water in the reservoir last a lot longer than expected also. I can fill it up at night and have it on full power and still have a quarter of the tank left in the morning. Very pleased." β€”TechDad1984

    Price: $41.25 (available in four colors)

    5. An HP Envy wireless printer so you can print documents from any device, whether a phone *or* laptop β€” and from anywhere in your house! Its over 850 5-star reviews prove that it's great for printing in a snap.

    the printer

    Promising review: "This is a great printer for those who are working from home and have at home needs as well such as school work and photo printing. The document feeder is the perfect touch for frequent scanning. Instant Ink is the perfect finishing touch to this affordable workhorse." β€”sinkerman

    Price: $229.99

    6. A 14-piece Pioneer Woman cutlery set with a wide variety of knives so you can establish chef-level chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing skills. Over 1,000 5-star reviews rave about how easy they are to use, how beautiful they look, and how little they cost for such great quality knives!

    the set of knives in mint green

    Promising review: "Love love love these knives. Perfect fit. Perfect for slicing and chopping. I love the wood, the block, and the little tip protectors that were on them. I kept them to keep protecting them. Very happy with my purchase. Great value." β€”Monica

    Price: $49.97 (originally $69.97; available in nine colors)

    7. A Lodge 5.5-quart Dutch oven for cooking everything from hearty soups to buttery cobblers and beyond. Literally anything you make in this pot will bring about a chorus of ooohs and ahhhs β€” it's that good. Plus, it's practical for everyday cooking and special occasion cooking.

    the dutch oven in red with a mushroom risotto inside

    Promising review: "I am so happy I purchased The Lady in Red (the name for my new Dutch Oven). I love everything about it! Quality, Color, Price. I am an Artisan Baker and use The Lady in Red to bake super delicious fancy bread. You will NOT, I repeat NOT find a better price for a good quality dutch oven. This is perfect for my oven when I bake up to 500 degrees F. If you're in the market for a good quality inexpensive dutch oven, don't delay β€”this is the one for you. In fact, I am getting ready to purchase another one because I know this price won't last." β€”Angelfromthebay

    Price: $39.94 (available in two colors)

    8. A Keurig K-Classic coffee maker that brews a smooth, delicious perfect-for-you sized cup of coffee every time. Plus, you can also purchase different-flavored Keurig pods to have a unique coffee experience every morning. And, with over 2,500 5-star reviews, it's a practical purchase you won't regret.

    the coffee machine in black filling up a red mug with coffee

    Promising review: "Everyone should own one! They are so easy and fast! Who wants to wait on a coffee pot? It's perfect if you are the only coffee drinker, but even if you aren't, it's still perfect. You can choose what kind of coffee you want, so everyone can have what they like! Would be lost without it!" β€”Jennifer

    Price: $79 (originally $99; available in six colors)

    9. A programmable 6-quart Instant Pot to make throwing together dinner a breeze. Prepare your ingredients in the morning, set the pot, and come home to a delicious meal. Warning: it will become your new favorite appliance.

    the instant pot

    Promising review: "I love the Instant Pot. Have used it nearly every day. Can cook anything from oatmeal, vegetables, stew, ribs, and many more things. It's so easy to use. Can put the stainless-steel pan in dishwasher. Cleans up really well." β€”cutter

    Price: $82.99 (originally $102.08)

    10. An automatic bread maker with a delay-start time for waking up to the scent of fresh, homemade bread with minimal effort required to make it. It's super practical for learning how to bake bread especially now that we're all home and need some new hobbies.

    The small bread maker

    Promising review: "This bread maker is wonderful, I've made several recipes from the companion recipe book and everything has come out wonderful! It's a great size and really is better than the bread maker I owned 20 years ago. I'd buy this again and have recommended it to family and friends. Love it!" β€”Gina S.

    Price: $109.95

    11. A heated mattress pad to keep you ~super~ warm and cozy during the colder winter months. Grab some silky pajamas, put on a pair of fuzzy socks, and put on your favorite Netflix series to really experience all the benefits.

    the heated mattress pads on a bed

    Promising review: "These pads are amazing! If you don't like cold sheets these are the way to go! You can turn it on when you are getting ready for bed and by the time you get in it's comfy and cozy." β€”Edward

    Price: $79.98 (available in four sizes)

    12. A clean-cotton smelling candle for making your house smell absolutely delicious. With over 6,500+ 5-star reviews, the yummy scent will instantly make your home feel like an oasis.

    the candle in a room

    Promising review: "If heaven is a real place..and has a smell.... this would be it." β€”destini

    Price: $27.99 (available in twelve scents)

    13. An air fryer that can make the crispiest french fries, onion rings, and fried Oreos, with little to no oil. Sometimes fried food is just necessary, you know?

    the airfryer in the color black with french fries inside of it

    Promising review: "This air fryer is amazing! Did an excellent job at cooking chicken drumsticks, chicken nuggets, and egg rolls. Much healthier, and crispy. Cooked all the way through with very low mess and easy clean up. Delicious, and hot!!! Very pleased with this purchase!!!" β€”Brandie

    Price: $53.55 (originally $99)

    14. A Crock-Pot for pulling together hearty soups, stews, and bolognese sauce. Nothing says practical like an easy-to-make comfort meal on a busy day.

    the crock pot in the kitchen with food next to it
    Carlos Garcia// Walmart

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I've ever made! I have cooked everything from turkey breast to enchiladas and even brownies, all turned out really great! I would absolutely recommend this to a friend." β€”GardenBaker1

    Price: $26.94

    15. An electric heater with three settings and an adjustable thermostat to make any room warmer in little to no time. Super practical on those freezing cold days when fuzzy socks and blankets just aren't cutting it.

    the heater on a counter in a kitchen

    Promising review: "This is a great little heater! It really puts out a lot of heat, even on a low setting. One of the great features is, it shuts off automatically, once it reaches temperature you have it set on. Everything I was looking for, including the great Walmart price!" β€”ROSEMARY

    Price: $27.15

    16. A 1,200-thread count sheet set so comfortable, you'll actually be able to sleep the entire night. A good night's sleep is incredibly beneficial, so grab those comfy sheets and catch some zzzss ASAP.

    the sheet set in grey on a bed with a night table next to the bed

    Promising review: "These sheets are so luxurious! You'll sleep like a queen living in a 5-star hotel! I wish I would have bought more!" β€”Lking

    Price: $25 (available in eight colors and four sizes)

    17. An 12-piece Cuisinart stainless-steel cookware set for providing all the tools you need for basically everything in the kitchen. Think virtual cooking classes, experimenting with new foods, or just cooking yourself a home cooked meal.

    the cookware set on a stove

    Promising review: "I am extremely impressed with the beauty and quality of these pans. Cooking with them has been a game changer. I highly recommend them to anyone who may be on the fence about purchasing them." β€”Potts

    Price: $299

    18. An IRobot Roomba robot vacuum to save you time and energy on cleaning up. Just run it on any carpet or floor and watch it vacuum away the mess. Plus, it also works with your Google Home (see above!).

    The Roomba vacuuming both a carpet and hardwood floor

    Promising review: "It works great for my hardwood floors and all my rugs. It makes keeping my floors clean so much easier." β€”Victoria
    Price: $211.99 (originally $279.99)

    19. A KitchenAid 6-quart stand mixer for whipping up meringues, mixing homemade baked goods, kneading dough, and more β€” the possibilities are endless! It's definitely my most used purchase to date.

    the mixer in gray next to baked goods

    Promising review: "This was bought for me as a gift for my birthday, and I'm FOREVER grateful! I am a professional pastry chef that bakes out of my home, and I don't know how I've survived this long without it! I look forward to many years of baking with this awesome mixer!!!! The capacity, the splash guard, the attachments, and the POWER are all TOP NOTCH! Best piece of equipment in my kitchen!!!!" β€”Amanda

    Price: $480

    20. A four-piece Pyrex baking dish set to store food for maximum freshness, and bake and cook your favorite dishes. They are super easy to clean, store nicely, and will last you a long time.

    the baking dish set

    Promising review: "The size of the middle and small one are GREAT for cookies, and brownies. The lids are a very cozy fit. Used the middle one for cookies and keep them fresh for several days." β€”ItsAnOkayOption

    Price: $13.46 (originally $17.88)

    21. A desk chair for sitting comfortably while you work from home (aka the new reality nowadays). This chair is equipped with great lumbar support so your back won't ache from sitting through Zoom meetings all day.

    the chair in brown

    Promising review: "The chair was quick and easy to assemble. Best back and lumbar support I have had in decades! Price was the biggest surprise." β€”Mahono

    Price: $169.99 (originally $189.99; available in two colors)

    22. A neutral-colored bath rug so plush, you'll love stepping onto it after your bath or shower. It's super practical in preventing your feet from getting cold on the floor.

    the rug on a bathroom floor

    Promising review: "Wow, I love this. I bought the whole set for my bathroom and I'm very happy with all of them. I've had them for about a year, and they still look brand-new!" β€”poopsy75

    Price: $13.84 (available in four sizes and in nine colors)

    23. An L-shaped desk for adding ample workspace to your office. It has plenty of storage, a large desk top to place your computer and supplies, and it can easily fit into any corner. Basically, this desk is the perfect practical addition to any home office or work space.

    the desk in an office in the color black oak

    Promising review: "Great buy! Very easy to put together. Super sturdy. Very happy with this purchase and would buy again if I needed another!" β€”Crystal

    Price: $119 (originally $135; available in five colors)

    24. An oversized sherpa throw so soft, it'll easily become your go-to blanket while you binge-watch Bridgeton (or the Queen's Gambit) on Netflix from your couch. Beware: it's so soft that you may fall asleep (although I doubt it because both shows are amazing)! Its neutral color is super practical and it can easily fit into any decor seamlessly.

    the throw in gray draped over a chair

    Promising review: "Super soft. Washes well. Great large size." β€”Sgalll1115

    Price: $14.92 (available in eight colors)

    25. A Bluetooth speaker for spontaneous dance parties and jamming to music while you cook dinner. Sometimes, a five-minute dance party is all you need to instantly improve your day.

    the speaker in black

    Promising review: "Incredible speaker! I cant believe how much sound this speaker puts out! Will order again." β€”Angel

    Price: $99.95 (available in fourteen colors)

    26. A toaster oven with five cooking settings for toasting, baking, warming, and broiling a wide array of foods. It'll save you both time *and* energy while giving you a perfectly toasted bagel (or toast) every single time.

    the toaster oven with bagels toasting inside

    Promising review: "This is so versatile. I toast, bake, broil and the settings are easy to read and understand. I use it daily. Ultra easy to clean and never crumbs on my counter." β€”Dorothy

    Price: $35.84

    27. An Oster blender to make everything from your favorite margarita to smooth and creamy guacamole. You'll love it so much that you'll actually look forward to using it. Bonus: it also effortlessly blends delicious smoothies, hummus, soups, and more.

    the blender in white with ingredients to make smoothies inside and around it

    Promising review: "Am soooo happy that I found this blender!!! It works great and we love it. Good value and I highly recommend." β€”Pettagay

    Price: $19.96 (originally $24.94; available in five colors)

    28. A fire pit for sitting with your family on chilly evenings. It'll look great in any backyard or patio and will be a great place for some family bonding. Plus, you can also have a little impromptu smores night.

    the fire pit

    Promising review: "It is well put together and it was just the right size for my yard. We really enjoy using it" β€”LaToya

    Price: $35.01 (originally $48.30)

    29. An Olay Regenerist moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and dewy all year long. Plus, it'll prevent fine lines, help strengthen your skin's moisture barrier, and is fragrance-free. Basically, it's a skin savior regardless of the season.

    the moisturizer

    Promising review: "I've been using this product for years, and it is excellent. There are more expensive anti-aging products out there, but in my opinion, Olay Regenerist delivers similar results -- even to a $300 jar of expensive moisturizer. Delivery was quick, and on the date designated." β€”Marilyn

    Price: $22.84

    30. A four-shelf bookshelf for keeping books, trinkets, and other clutter at bay. It's a new year so it's time to ~finally~ get organized.

    the bookshelf in white with trinkets on it

    Promising review: "These multi purpose shelves are great! I needed something for my craft area but didn't want to spend a fortune. I wanted it to look modern and clean. These met those needs and no tools were required to assemble. Easy assembly that takes five minutes." β€”Erika

    Price: $24.88 (available in six colors)

    31. A heating pad with three settings for relieving everyday muscle and joint pain. You can use it anywhere and adjust it as needed for your pain. Although we want to stay young forever, this is part of life and it's important to take care of ourselves!

    a person using the heating pad while lying on the couch

    Promising review: "I have back, knee, ankle, and neck issues, so I wanted a heating pad to use in another room. This is the perfect size and has several heating options to choose from. It helps with the pain and mobility." β€”Jane

    Price: $13.98

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