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    31 Essential Kitchen Purchases From Target You Should Probably Stop Putting Off

    A Cravings cookware set, a smokeless indoor grill, and other kitchen gadgets and utensils you need to get your hands on ASAP.

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    1. A colorful measuring cup and spoon set so you can cook and bake with ease and accuracy. The eight-piece, dishwasher-safe set even snaps neatly together in an effort to save space and avoid the hassle of misplaced pieces.

    The cups and spoons filled with baking ingredients

    Promising review: “I bought this set to replace my ailing set from years ago. I like that it offers measuring cups and spoons. The fact that all of the items nest together and save space is also a huge bonus!” —H Ike

    Price: $6.39

    2. A six-piece gold steel bakeware set you can use to whip up just about any sweet treat. The set includes a cookie sheet, cake pan, muffin pan, loaf pan, cooling rack, and a round cake pan — all made from durable aluminum with a nonstick coating.

    The complete bakeware set

    Promising review: “Good quality set at a great price. I baked cookies, made a crumble, lasagna, and enchiladas so far and cleaning was a breeze.” —mommayam

    Price: $40

    3. A sleek corkscrew that’ll make opening a bottle of wine as easy as pouring yourself a glass…or two. The nonstick screw glides smoothly into the cork and the corkscrew features a comfortable nonslip grip.

    The corkscrew next to a bottle of wine on a countertop

    Promising review: “Works like a charm so far. Seems sturdy and well made. Easy to use.” —Amy

    Price: $7.99

    4. A nonstick pizza pan, because you never know when the urge to channel your inner Giada De Laurentiis will strike. Unlike traditional baking sheets, this pan has a textured bottom that’ll help prevent pizza from sticking to it. It’s also made of aluminized steel, which prevents corrosion and allows for longer use.

    The pan with part of a pizza pie in it

    Promising review:Seriously the best pizza pan I've ever had. It’s amazing that the pizza doesn’t stick to it. Literally no residue is left over after baking. Makes for an easy cleanup for sure. Recommend 150%.” —Bcbulldogmom

    Price: $7

    5. An OXO salad spinner that you can operate with one hand. Say goodbye to soggy greens!

    A salad in the salad spinner

    Promising review: “Large size allows the greens (or lettuce or herbs, etc.) to quickly release the water from rinsing. Dump out the liquid, and spin again for ready-to-use produce. One push on the large knob is all it takes!” —kia

    Price: $29.99

    6. A 6-quart Crock-Pot, because your kitchen could probably benefit from an appliance that’ll cook everything from hearty stews and soups to a tender roast. This dishwasher-safe slow cooker even has a travel-proof locking lid with a tight seal that prevents leaks and spills.

    The crock pot filled with meatballs

    Promising review: “It was my first time buying this and I really love it. I've been using it for a week straight. It's helpful when you're working from home and doing school remotely during COVID and you need to be in three places at once.” —K

    Price: $29.99

    7. An egg cooker that can revolutionize your breakfast game because it can prepare up to seven eggs at once. This handy appliance makes the perfect hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs within minutes.

    The egg cooker making eggs

    Promising review: “This egg cooker was super easy to make hard boiled eggs with. I eat about two hard boiled eggs per day so this was a super time saver over boiling eggs. Cooking with the Dash makes peeling the shell off easier too.” —Deb

    Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)

    8. A Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 12-piece aluminum cookware set, because it’s about time your pots and pans match. This color-coordinated set comes with a Dutch oven, sauté pan, large and small saucepan, large and small frying pan, turner, and a spoon.

    The complete cookware set in gray

    Promising review:I have been wanting a beautiful, matching, high-quality cookware set for ages and I finally got it!! I’ve used almost every piece in the set now and the quality honestly astounds me. Easy to clean, easy to cook with, and so pretty I could put them on display if I wanted to. Couldn’t be happier!” —Magnolia Farms Fan

    Price: $139.99 (available in three colors)

    9. A 12-piece stainless-steel rainbow flatware set that’ll bring some color to your dinner table. Chances are you already have some standard silverware, but this bold set is great if you’re throwing a party or just looking to change things up!

    A fork, knife and spoon from the rainbow flatware set on a plate

    Promising review: “Beautiful flatware set. Such a statement piece.” —AimeeB

    Price: $20

    10. A Chefman analog air fryer that perfectly cooks french fries, brownies, and other dishes with little more than the touch of a button. In addition to an easy-to-read display, this air fryer is sleek and compact.

    The air fryer next to onion rings and a fried chicken sandwich

    Promising review: “This is perfect for the two of us. Easy to operate with just a turn of the dial (two dials) to adjust temperature and set time. Best part: cleaning is a breeze!” —NadiaNyce

    Price: $39.99

    11. A cutting board with an integrated knife sharpener to make meal prep even easier. This cutting board features nonslip edges and is dishwasher-safe.

    A model slicing vegetables on the cutting board

    Promising review: “Love the integrated knife sharpener and the cutting board is the perfect size, for cutting fruits, veggies, etc. Was so impressed with the first one, that I'm buying a second one just to tuck in our RV.” —NaturallyCaffeinated

    Price: $9.59

    12. An electric mini griddle that’ll be ideal for making eggs, cookies, and a whole host of other treats. This compact griddle features a nonstick cooking surface that’s ideal for single-serving cooking with minimal cleanup.

    The mini griddle cooking an egg

    Promising review: “We were so impressed! This little thing makes perfect beautiful pancakes every time! No more uneven stove cooking, burning crispy bottom, all different sizes. Easy to store and easy to clean.” —Hawksgirl

    Price: $9.99 (available in five colors)

    13. A trio of matching mixing bowls to make meal prep a breeze. Not only does each bowl have a nozzle that makes pouring batters or sauces especially easy, but the bowls nest in one another meaning you don’t have to worry about them taking up too much room in your kitchen.

    The mixing bowls shown next to each other in ascending order

    Promising review: “I love these bowls. They nest inside each other perfectly, have a little pouring spout, and the best part is the rubber on the bottom that prevents them from sliding around.” —mommayam

    Price: $8

    14. An electric kettle that works faster than the microwave and a traditional stove top kettle. Use this gadget, which lights up while the water is boiling, to help make tea, coffee, soup, oatmeal, and more.

    The electric kettle pouring a cup of tea

    Promising review: “This is my new favorite kettle. It heats up 1.5 liters in under 5 minutes.” —Ashley l.

    Price: $19.99

    15. A 12-piece set of food storage containers, because that drawer filled with mismatched takeout boxes is seriously stress-provoking and it’s time for an upgrade. These containers with matching lids seal tightly to prevent food spoilage and are dishwasher-safe.

    The storage containers stacked on top of each other, including one filled with cereal

    Promising review: “Price is affordable and I have not had any issues. I have purchased another set to have extras on hand. Highly recommend.” —Jtrombe744

    Price: $11

    16. A compact convection toaster-oven to take your breakfasts to the next level. This toaster uses natural convection and has a precision toast timer, as well as four cooking functions.

    The toaster on a kitchen counter with four slices of toast inside

    Promising review: “Compact size is perfect for apartment living.” —Steven

    Price: $49.99

    17. A Nespresso chrome coffee and espresso machine that’ll basically turn you into a skilled barista. I’ve had this machine for two years and love that it’s easy to use and doesn’t look like an eyesore in my tiny kitchen.

    The Nespresso machine making a caffeinated beverage

    Promising review: “I love being able to make both espresso and coffee! I love the taste of the Vertuo pods they offer in their line of pods. Keep in mind that it's a bit expensive but I think it's totally worth it.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $149.96

    18. A sous vide nano precision cooker so you can cook like a pro from the comfort of your own home. This gizmo cooks meals (think ahi tuna and pork tenderloin) evenly using a sealed bag in hot water, with no worry of overcooking.

    The precision cooker cooking a steak

    Promising review: “I have been wanting to try sous vide cooking for quite some time now and finally picked up the Anova nano on sale about a month ago. It offers a lot of flexibility. I almost cannot imagine cooking my meat, fish and poultry any other way now!rtimes3

    Price: $129

    19. A 30-piece kitchen utensil set because it might be time to upgrade the hand-me-down pizza cutter and slotted spoon you got from your cousin. You’ll use one (if not more) of these utensils every day.

    The utensil set

    Promising review: “Moving into an apartment and having to start from scratch I can't thank Target enough for making it easier on us. I still have and use every single item and it's been three years now.” —M

    Price: $18

    20. A Ninja blender with a 1,000-watt motor that can whip up a smoothie in a matter of seconds without an intense clean-up. This blender has pulse and safety features as well as a chic stainless-steel finish.

    A model pouring a smoothie from the blender into a glass

    Promising review: “I was a little skeptical about spending so much (for me!) on a blender but honestly it’s the best one I’ve had! Way better than those cheap ones that can’t even crush ice. I make a smoothie everyday and it works awesome. Definitely recommend it.” —Clubinsky

    Price: $99.99

    21. An expandable spice rack because your kitchen cabinets could probably benefit from some organization. This rack has three tiers, which makes it easy to spot various ingredients without making a mess.

    The spice rack filled with spices in a kitchen cabinet

    Promising review: “Great space saver. Can easily see spices. Fits inside the cabinet perfectly.” —Cathy

    Price: $14.29

    22. A smokeless indoor grill so you can make steaks like a pro without setting foot outside or setting off your smoke alarm. The grill’s non-stick surface means you won’t have to spend hours cleaning it once you're done with your feast.

    Steak and vegetables cooking on the grill

    Promising review: “Excellent indoor grill!! I cooked a bison ribeye and okra on mine! Both came out well!!! Highly recommend this indoor grill!” —MrCrossFit

    Price: $119.99

    23. A 7-inch serrated santoku knife from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings collection — the star calls this her “go-to” knife and Target customers are overwhelmingly impressed by it. The knife features an organic ashwood handle and a stainless-steel blade. Even if you’ve already got a knife set, this one is worth it.

    The knife

    Promising review:We've struggled to find a decent everyday knife that doesn't break the bank and we finally found it. We have four people in our family who prepare food and we all love it. In fact we've given three of them as gifts. Can't speak to how long it will stay sharp but it is our go-to knife for most cutting/chopping work in the kitchen.” —loririchh

    Price: $14.99

    24. A modern polygon serving bowl to elevate your dinner game. This bowl features a geometric-inspired design with beige trim and a glazed finish — talk about a conversation piece!


    Promising review: “It’s thick and gorgeous! I love the natural, understated style. Perfect fruit bowl or for serving!” —KCmama

    Price: $21.24

    25. A stainless-steel stock pot that’ll become your go-to for hearty soups and pasta dishes as it gets colder. This pot has a built-in strainer and is dishwasher-safe, meaning you won’t need to spend any time scrubbing it once you’re done with your meal.

    The stock pot on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: “Perfect size for two to four people, and the strainer makes it so much easier to strain pasta/noodles! The heat distribution is even and the construction is solid. So happy with this pot!” —royaltymn

    Price: $29.99

    26. A hand blender with variable speeds to blend soups, guacamole, and more in a matter of minutes.

    The hand blender mixing ingredients for guacamole

    Promising review: “Easy to use, powerful motor, easy cleanup. Love the color!” —shellyg2000

    Price: $49.99 (available in ten colors)

    27. A potholder and oven mitt duo, because nothing is worse than using old potholders with sauce stains and burn marks.

    The blue potholder and oven mitt shown with a pizza pan

    Promising review: “Great quality and the color was exactly as it appeared. The teal adds a nice pop of color to my kitchen.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99 (available in three colors)

    28. A handheld vacuum sealer that can be a total money-saver. This rechargeable vacuum sealer uses zipper bags that keep your food fresher for longer periods of time, which translates to less food waste — convenient and environmentally conscious!

    The vacuum sealer shown with bags of sealed vegetables

    Promising review: “Love it!!! Total food saver!!! Cheese and meat stays fresh as well as my veggies!” —Money savvy mom

    Price: $24.99

    29. An instant-read thermometer, because it’s time to stop guessing when it’s safe to eat that meatloaf you’ve been cooking all day.

    The thermometer

    Promising review: “Easy to use and works great!” —Rachaelxisom

    Price: $14.99

    30. A KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer that’ll make it so much easier for you to live out those Great British Bake Off fantasies. Though pricey, reviewers just about unanimously agree this stand mixer is totally worth it. You can also invest in a variety of attachments for this appliance, such as a food grinder or pasta maker.

    The mixer on a kitchen counter mixing dough

    Promising review: “I love my mixer. I've wanted this model since 2000 when I was in culinary school. I love that the bowl raises/lowers instead of the head tipping.” —Mixer Lover

    Price: $449.99 (available in four colors)

    31. A Ninja food chopper you can use to chop, mince and purée a variety of ingredients. I’ve had one of these for about three years and it’s significantly cut down on my meal prep time. It’s also very easy to clean.

    The food chopper dicing ingredients for salsa

    Promising review: “One of the best things I ever bought :-) It’s saving me so much time from chopping each of the veggies. Reasonable- great buy. You won’t regret it.” —Halloween 2016

    Price: $19.99

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

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