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    31 Kitchen Products From Walmart That Won't Just Make Your Life Easier, But Also Upgrade Your Cooking Game

    After you try them, you'll wonder how you ever lived without these amazing products.

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    1. A silicone nonstick baking mat to replace disposable parchment, wax paper, and foil. Reviewers swear this bad boy is just as good as a Silpat, for a fraction of the cost.

    The baking sheet

    Also, the mat comes with handy rulers and a circular measuring guide, is pre-printed with a perfect layout cookies and macarons, and is sized just right to fit in a standard eleven by seventeen inch baking sheet.

    Promising review: "This is the first baking mat that I have ever used. I do alot of baking and decided to give it a try. I absolutely love it. Now that I have it, it's in constant use. So easy to use and clean up is a breeze. I highly recommend. And... it's so much cheaper than the big name brands." β€”Janet

    Price: $4.97

    2. A color-coded set of Cuisinart ceramic coated knives whose nonstick coating is sure to make slicing and cleaning a whole lot easier. And with color-coordinated guards for each knife, your blades will stay extra sharp, for an extra long time.

    The knives, lined up in order of size

    The set comes with a chef knife, slicing knife, serrated bread knife, santoku knife, utility knife, and a paring knife. I bought some because I got tired of how gross my wooden knife block was getting, and my favorite thing about them is that, with the covers on, I can keep the knives loose in a drawer without worrying about them dulling ~or~ slicing up my precious fingers.

    Promising review: "Definitely worth the money on this one. You will not be disappointed. All the knives are very sharp and cut all the different types of food I need well. And I really like the fact that the ceramic coating keeps them from rusting. You won't be disappointed in vesting a little bit of money these cost." β€”Italiangirl

    Price: $29.99 (originally $39)

    3. A eight-quart Instant Pot, to save you time and expand your culinary horizons. Instant Pots cook food up to 70% faster than using the stove. I use mine almost every day, and it's so darn easy I find myself making all kinds of stuff I never would have tried before. Mac 'n' cheese? Yoghurt? Cinnamon rolls? Yes, yes, yes!

    The instant pot, shown being used to make mac and cheese

    This model has a ton of great features, including fourteen built-in smart programs to pasteurize, sautΓ©, steam, pressure cook, and make soups, stews, chili, porridge, slow-cooked meats, yoghurt and more, a 24-hour timer to delay cooking for up to a day, and an automatic keep warm function so your food stays hot until you're ready to devour it. The inside pot is made from food-grade stainless-steel and totally dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best things I have bought in a long time! It really eases the chore of cooking! The foods we can make are unstoppable! I am in love with it!" β€”Emberfire

    Price: $99 (originally $129)

    I wasn't kidding about those cinnamon rolls, by the way. Want to learn how to do it? Check out this recipe from Tasty.

    4. A Pyrex baking dish, with handles for easy grabbing, that comes with a nifty lid so when you have any leftovers, all you have to do is cover the dish and pop it into the fridge.


    This is a 3-quart baking dish in the standard 9x13"-inch size. Like all Pyrex bakeware, this glass dish is dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and pre-heated oven safe. The lid is BPA-free and safe for the top rack of the dishwasher only, as well as the microwave and refrigerator. What all this means is can take the dish right from the oven onto your dining table, keep any leftovers in it and pop it in the fridge, and then put the dish in the microwave and eat out of it again!

    Promising review: "Great dish for fixing casseroles and baking. I have used it several times already. I love the tight-fitting lid. I have a cooking channel on YouTube. My subscribers are seeing me use this on my videos! This is definitely worth buying. Easy to clean." β€”Sandra

    Price: $11.68 (originally $17.88)

    5. A Zojirushi water boiler and warmer, so you can always have hot water ready for you at the push of a button. Reviewers love both the functionality and the longevity β€” because these things last ~forever~.

    A person using the water boiler to make tea

    This model has a window so you can see how much water is left in it, four keep warm settings so you always have water ready at just the right temperature, and three quick mode temperatures, so that even after the machine has been off awhile hot water is only a minute or so away.

    My darling partner bought me one for Valentine's day last year and I am ~obsessed~. I had no idea I could drink so much tea, but since I don't have to wait ten minutes for the kettle to boil anymore, there's nothing left to stop me.

    Promising review "This is our third Zorjirushi water heater over 17 years. The first one lasted seven years and the second one is 16 years old and still works. We fell in love with them when we lived in Taiwan and brought two back with us. It is great to have lettering that we can read. The old ones were in Chinese!" β€”Axaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa

    Price: $143.99+ (available in three sizes)

    6. And! A Zojurishi rice cooker with Fuzzy Logic technology that monitors the rice while it's cooking and adjusts the temperature and heating time so that it cooks exactly perfect every time.


    This 10-cup rice cooker makes up to 20 cups of cooked rice and includes special functions for three different consistencies of white rice (regular/sushi, softer, and harder), mixed rice, porridge, sweet, semi-brown, rinse-free and quick-cooking. It also comes with a spherical pan for better cooking, with stay-cool handles so you don't burn taking your rice from the countertop to the dining table.

    Yes, I have one of these too, and I absolutely love it. It really does make perfect rice, every time.

    Promising review: "It's easy to use and makes perfect rice every time! Large and well-made." β€”Terry

    Price: $191.99

    7. A breakfast sandwich maker so you can enjoy bodega-style deliciousness without leaving your kitchen.

    The sandwich maker on a countertop with a completed sandwich

    The sandwich maker takes about five minutes from start to finish. The top and bottom layers toast your bread, and the removable center plate bakes your egg to delicious perfection. Slide the plate out and, boom, sandwich time!

    Bodega cat not included.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this little sandwich maker! As a matter of fact, I'm eating one as I write this review. Makes a delicious breakfast sandwich in under five minutes! Clean up is a breeze due to the nonstick cooking surfaces. Great value!" β€”Charles

    Price: $24.99 (originally $30)

    8. A silicone muffin pan with a nonstick surface that'll let you make muffins, brownies, cupcakes, mini quiches, and more without the hassle of paper liners.

    The pan with baked muffins inside

    Isn't silicone amazing?! The pan is BPA-free, reusable, microwave and oven safe, and safe to put in the dishwasher. Some reviewers use it as a liner for a metal muffin pan, but it can also be used on its own.

    Promising review: "These work well and the price was better than others. They are a *little* awkward getting out of a hot oven as they lack the rigidity of metal, but we would definitely buy these again for the great price. Everything pops out of them so easily! Washes fine in dishwasher. Just need to use caution removing items from oven." β€”Jane

    Price: $9.02

    9. A Cuisinart 8-cup food processor so you can whip up a party-sized portion of salsa or hummus in just a few seconds. The efficiency is almost magical.

    The food processor

    Your friends will think you're some kind of kitchen witch, which is fine, just don't tell Dwight's Aunt Shirley.

    This food processor has 350 watts of power for quick and efficient chopping and slicing, and reversible shredding/slicing discs. All of the removable parts are dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "I love this food processor! I've made several batches of peanut butter and recently I made almond and cashew too! Made hummus for the first time too! I know this was a great purchase and look forward to trying new recipes." β€”Sonia

    Price: $99.95

    10. An Lodge enameled cast-iron Dutch oven designed for perfectly even heating, made with the exceptional quality Lodge is known for.

    The pot, with risotto in it

    Promising review: "I am so happy I purchased The Lady in Red, as I have affectionately named my new Dutch oven. I love everything about it: the quality, the color, and the 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 Fahrenheit. If you're in the market for a good quality, inexpensive Dutch oven, don't delay. This is the one for you."β€”AngelFromTheBay

    Price: $39.94 (available in two colors) (originally $49.99)

    Looking for some ideas for how to use ~your~ new Dutch oven? Check out Tasty's one pot Dutch oven recipes for some inspiration on how to use this versatile pot.

    11. A set of four flexible cutting boards with a special nonslip texture reviewers swear by.

    The mats, with food on them

    The advantage of flexible cutting boards is that you can roll them up to funnel your chopped ingredients into a bowl or pan, but usually they're pretty flimsy and very slippery. These will definitely stay up while you're using them.

    Promising review: "Was replacing an older set of cutting board mats that were getting worn out and these are way better. The old ones were slicker and wouldn't stay put on the counter. These have a special texture and maybe material on the backs that grips really nice. They seem like they will be durable but we don't have much time on them to say how they hold up under routine use. The grip feature alone is worth getting these. When you are cutting things, you want to have a stable work surface." β€”Robert

    Price: $9.44

    12. A KitchenAid stand mixer because you've binge watched all eleven seasons of the Great British Baking Show and now you can't stop thinking about bread.

    The mixer, shown in a kitchen scene with plaited bread dough

    You definitely ~knead~ to buy this. Incidentally, it makes kneading bread dough way less work, and the same thing goes for mixing and whipping. And with ten attachments from food grinders to pasta makers, the possibilities for this thing are almost endless.

    Promising review: "I have always dreamed of owning one, and it has lived up to every expectation! Very happy with my purchase. I have had it for about five months now and use it very often. It makes baking a DREAM. Also, crazy but it also shreds chicken, which I always dreaded. Such a great product!" β€”Amanda

    Price: $399.99+ (available in twenty six colors)

    13. A 2-pound bread maker for when you've binge-watched all 11 seasons of the Great British Baking Show and realize just how hard it is to get bread right when making it the old-fashioned way.

    The bread maker, shown on a countertop with bread

    I was surprised to learn that Paul Hollywood is actually a big fan of bread makers. The key to great bread is the preparation, and kneading is both really time-consuming and physically difficult, meaning it's not always accessible to everyone. Having a machine do the work is just fine by him.

    This bread maker has a viewing window and twelve preprogrammed cycles including jam, cake, French, and gluten-free. Scrummy!

    Promising review: "I have another bread machine at twice the cost and this is every bit as good. Its very quiet, easy to use and easy to clean up. The paddle rarely stays in the loaf, but if it does, it comes right out. The loaf is very easy to drop out of the pan when its done. I run this at least two times a week using it on several recipes, all without a hiccup. I haven't had a bad loaf yet. For this price, its a no-brainer! Get it, you'll be glad you did!" β€”Stardog55

    Price: $95.50

    14. A Tasty 5-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl with upgraded features reviewers love like a nonstick base, measuring marks, handle and pouring spout.

    The bowl on a counter with eggs

    This is part of BuzzFeed's Tasty collection, exclusively at Walmart.

    Promising review: "This is a really good mixing bowl. The nonslip bottom is such a great idea! I've always had issues in the past with my bowls slipping or moving when I would mix things but this bowl doesn't do that since it has the blue rubber coating on the bottom. It also has measurement lines inside the bowl as well which is a great added feature. The little handle on the side also is perfect to help hold the bowl as you mix. This is by far my favorite and go-to mixing bowl!" β€”Onyx2016

    Price: $14.97 (available in two colors)

    15. A kitchen scale with one of the largest weighing plates in its class, so you can be extra precise whine measuring out your ingredients and portions.

    The scale, in green

    The scale can handle up to 11 pounds, and converts between pounds, grams, ounces, and milliliters. It comes with two AAA batteries and automatically powers off after two minutes.

    Promising review: "This is scale is very accurate. I bought family-size ground beef and I used it to portion one-pound packages. It was spot-on. I've used the ounces feature when measuring food for my diabetic husband β€” again very accurate. I love how lightweight it is. I'm very happy with this purchase." β€”Julie

    Price: $10.26+ (originally $19.79; available in seven colors)

    16. A combination air fryer/microwave/convection oven that not only cooks your fried favorites faster and with less oil but also combines convection and microwave cooking for super-speedy culinary delight. Genius!

    The oven, with fries inside

    I am so excited this is a thing now.

    Promising review: "Microwave, air fryer, convection oven, or combo, this machine does it all. It is fast in any of the options you choose, and you can cook anything and everything with it. The inside is stainless steel, it has a top burner, turntable, and it circulates hot air to cook everything properly with great results. This is truly an ultimate three-in-one machine with many options and features, and is very unique. Fits in same space as my other microwave and is as easy to operate. Love it." β€”Whitt

    Price: $109

    17. An over-sink colander so whatever you're straining off can go right down the drain without you having to actually having to put your strainer ~inside~ the sink, because let's face it: sinks are gross.

    The colander in a sink, with carrots

    Promising review: "This colander is perfect. It replaces an older one I've had for many years that just wore out. I like that it has a hanging area on one end so you can hang it up if you'd like. This is the right size for my sink because it telescopes out to fit most any sink, and I have a large farmhouse-type sink." β€”Leisure2

    Price: $16.66

    18. A Krups electric coffee grinder that you can also use to perfectly powder spices, nuts, and herbs.

    The black grinder with a transparent top

    My grandmother bought one of these for herself 25 years ago, it's been mine for 15 years and through four cross-country moves, and after all that it still works great. I mostly use it for when I'm making curry and need to grind whole spices. It's way easier than using a mortar and pestle!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful, well-made product. Scoop in the beans and turn it on and you have coffee to use for your electric coffee maker. Choose the grind size you want, and use machine. Keep it clean for optimum life." β€”Muthamouth

    Price: $15.44

    19. A Pyrex 1-cup glass measuring cup that's thoughtfully designed out of thick heat-resistant glass, easy to read, and will probably last you a very, very long time.

    The measuring cup

    I have the the Pyrex measuring cups that my parents got at their wedding... which was in 1984. They're older than I am and the markings are still crystal-clear.

    Promising review: "I have had a two-cup Pyrex measuring cup for forty years, and decide it was time to purchase a one-cup. It will probably las at least forty years as well." β€”Julia

    Price: $12.12

    20. A Pioneer Woman stainless-steel 10.5- and 3.1-gallon oval trashcan set to keep your smelly kitchen garbage thoughtfully sealed away, and look good while doing it.

    The trash cans, in a blue floral print

    Promising review: "I have to admit, I didn't expect to be so thoroughly impressed by some fancy trash cans! These are really great, with removable, easily cleaned, heavy plastic liners which have a small circular clip at the front to anchor the bag in place. Each can opens via a footswitch, and they close slowly without any noise whatsoever. Even though the larger of the two is actually smaller than a standard kitchen trash bin, I prefer this one, just for how much easier and sanitary it is to use. I am going to buy another set for my master bedroom and bath." β€”Danielle420

    Price: $54.99 (available in three colors)

    21. A Black & Decker four-slice toaster because if two slices at a time isn't fast enough, it's got you covered.

    The toaster with bagels inside

    Also, this model lifts your toasty delights extra high when they're done, so you don't have to reach inside or try to get your bread out by lifting handle up really fast and then sending it flying across the room.

    Promising review: "The toaster was everything I was looking for. The quality is outstanding and it performs much better than I'd expect for the price I paid for it." β€”William

    Price: $50.62

    22. A refrigerator organizer set that includes an egg holder and drinks bin, to to tame the mess that's usually lurking within the icebox.

    The organizer set in a fridge

    Promising review: "Wasn't sure if I would like these trays because they do take up space, but now my fridge looks organized and clean. My husband loves the egg tray, because he has no fear of dropping eggs out of those cheap cardboard cartons anymore." β€”LegoFiend

    Price: $30

    23. A three-piece Rachel Ray Yum-O! nonstick cookie pan set with silicone grips for firm, heat-safe handling. Reviewers swear that nothing sticks to them, and they're super easy to clean.

    The pans, with blue grips

    The pans are dishwasher-safe and come in the standard sizes of 9x13", 10x15", and 11x17". As an added bonus, a portion of every purchase benefits Yum-O, Rachel Ray's nonprofit that helps kids and parents develop healthy relationships with food and eating.

    Promising review: "I've used these without any sprays or oils with cooking meats and nothing ever sticks. It wipes clean with paper towel. I always wash, dry and put away immediately after dinner. The rubber handles easy on the hot touch." β€”BGirl

    Price: $29.99 (available in three colors)

    24. A vacuum sealer to help protect foods from freezer burn and keep them up to five times longer in the fridge or twice as long in the pantry when compared to ordinary methods.

    The sealer, shown with meat

    Promising review: "The Food Saver brand is top-of-the-line in my opinion. We have the smaller version which we bought at least fifteen years ago and still works very good. This model is easier to use because of the cutter that is incorporated in the machine. The pulse vacuum control is also a fantastic design, I found it very helpful while sealing the softer meats and food. If you're in the market for a vacuum food saver this is the only one to buy." β€”AL Thurl

    Price: $189

    25. A set of Ove Gloves that withstands heat up to 540 degrees Fahrenheit, for maximum dexterity when taking that baking sheet out of the oven.

    A person wearing the glove retrieving cookies from the oven

    How many times have you dropped your deliciously prepared food because you're just too darn clumsy in an oven mitt?

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself. They are by far the best oven mitts I have ever used. Being able to have fingers instead of a mitten make the use so much easier and I can lift a cast-iron Dutch oven without the worry of being burned. Knowing how much I and my husband love them, we bought a pair for our daughter." β€”LovtwoslOck

    Price: $19.50 (originally $29.44)

    26. A set of 12 8-ounce mason jars that are perfect for canning, drinking out of, or make-ahead salads for your weekly meal prep. You'll have a ~ball~ thinking of creative new uses for these puppies.

    The set of mason jars in a box, with one removed and set aside to demonstrate the diamond-cut pattern

    Promising review: "I have been using these for years and they have never failed me." β€”Forklift

    Price: $8.48

    Check out these recipes from Tasty for fun make-ahead salad ideas!

    27. A canvas and leather cooking apron, for when you want to keep stains off your clothes... but make it butch.

    A person grilling while wearing the apron

    It's got leather straps, leather pockets, brass clasps, and is made from super-durable canvas. I heartily approve.

    Promising review: "This is an extremely well-made thick apron with leather pockets and straps. The straps are attached with rivets instead of sewed on. I was debating on buying a full leather apron and so glad I didn't because of the summer heat. This is much lighter than leather but still extremely thick and treated nylon fabric. It looks and feels like a high end product." β€”Steve

    Price: $39.99

    28. A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron griddle to take your pancake, biscuit, bacon, and burger game to a whole new level. People love Lodge cookware and with supremely heat distribution and an excellent low-stick cooking surface, this one is sure to live up to the reputation.

    The griddle, with pancakes on it

    Promising review: "I am a big fan of cast iron and this is one of the best. When it is used and treated correctly it rivals the best nonstick out there. The pan came well-seasoned and ready to use. This is another great product from Lodge!" β€”GentleHarleyMan

    Price: $14.88 (originally $25.50)

    29. A Pioneer Woman paper towel holder and utensil holder combo to give your most often used cleaning supply and cooking tools a pretty place to call home.


    Promising review: "I was expecting to be happy with my purchase, but I was thrilled with the quality and appearance. It really pops in my kitchen. I love, love, love, it!" β€”Diane

    Price: $25.98

    30. A NutriBullet 1000-watt blender combo with single-serve cups, with enough power to turn just about anything into a deliciously smooth superfood.

    The blender shown with the single-serving cup on it, and someone pouring a smoothie out of the larger container

    Price: "This is powerful! The extract button pulses the frozen smoothie contents to get the ingredients into place, then it goes into auto mode and shuts off when smoothie is ready. It's breeze to clean and the larger blender size works double time when we need more room. It was a great gift I ended up keeping for myself this holiday. I have no regrets!" β€”Gloria

    Price: $89 (originally $139.99)

    31. A bamboo cheese board and cutlery set for flawless charcuterie. It even comes with cheese labels and chalk markers! Adorable.

    The cheese board and labels with someone writing on the labels

    The set includes a bamboo board with a drawer in it, four stainless steel serving utensils, three labels, and two markers.

    Promising review: "I loved using this board! It is a big size and holds a lot of food. I love the side spaces for the crackers. It is a deal for the price, that I highly recommend!" β€”Alyssa

    Price: $59.99

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