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    21 Products That'll Actually Help You Enjoy Cooking Dinner

    So you can stop spending all of your money on takeout.

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    1. An Instant Pot to make prepping all types of meals so easy and fast, your other kitchen appliances are gonna realize that yes, their parent (YOU) does have a favorite child and its name is INSTANT POT.


    This can be used as a rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker, saute, warmer, pressure cooker, cake cooker, or egg cooker!

    Get it from Walmart for $99.

    2. A rotating pizza oven that'll have you whipping up homemade pizza so yummy, your pizza delivery person is gonna start coming to your house to eat dinner rather than bring it.

    Features a pan with non-stick coating for easy clean-up, a timer to tell you when cooking is done, and turns continuously so that everything will cook evenly.

    Get it from Walmart for $40.99 (originally $49.90), or Jet for $49.90 (originally $59.99).

    3. An 11-piece non-stick cookware set for ensuring you have the best and prettiest pots and pans at your disposal.


    Set includes a 9.5" fry pan, an 11" griddle pan, a 1.5 qt. saucepan with a glass lid, a 2.5 qt. saucepan with a lid, a 4 qt. deep cooker with a glass lid and helper handle, a 6 qt. Dutch oven with a glass lid, and a recipe booklet. Cookware is made of non-stick titanium reinforced ceramic coating and is PFOA- and PTFE-free. Designed for optimum heat distribution, and fast and even cooking.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $79 (originally $99, available in four colors).

    4. A panini press to make dealing with the fact the only "dinner" foods you have in your fridge = the same cold cuts and bread you use to make lunches way better. After all, a panini is its own superior food group.


    Features non-stick easy-clean grids, power on/pre-heat lights, and compact, upright storage.

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $19.25.

    5. A cutting board knife that'll make slicing up veggies, fruits, cheese, and more super easy...and maybe even kinda fun!


    Has an ergonomic grip that'll be easy on your hands, and the knife features a stainless-steel blade. It's dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Walmart for $8.99 (originally $13.99).

    6. A cookbook filled with 50 delicious recipes for helping you solve the biggest problem you face when it comes to making dinner each night... what the FORK YOU'RE GONNA MAKE?!


    Get it from Walmart for $9.03+.

    7. Special scissors for quickly cutting up herbs — because cutting up the yummy things you use to make your food taste good should not be time-consuming.


    Get them from Walmart for $12.30, or Jet for $12.37 (originally $21.49).

    8. A 19-piece utensil and gadget set to give you peace of mind that you have what you need to prepare all of your favorite dishes. From measuring spoons and cups to strainers to tongs and more — you're gonna wonder how you lived so long without these colorful items.


    Set includes an emoji timer, a five-piece measuring spoon set (1 rbsp., 1/2 tbsp., 1 tsp., 1/2 tsp., and 1/4 tsp.), a five-piece measuring cup set (1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/4 cup, and 1/8 cup), a two-piece silicone spatula set, a whisk, a two-piece tongs set, and a three-piece strainer set.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $12.88 (originally $39.76).

    9. An electric slicer and shredder that'll literally shoot your cut-up ingredients right into the food — so you don't need to use extra plates and bowls while prepping AND you can have some fun.,

    Perfect for slicing and shredding veggies, fruits, cheese, nuts, and more! Comes with interchangeable processing cones. Just point the shooter where you want your food to end up, and voila — no extra prep bowls needed! The food chamber can hold whole potatoes, zucchini, and more! The motorized base can be wiped clean, while all other parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Walmart for $41.99 (originally $54.99).

    10. A Crock-Pot for putting in your slow cooker recipe ingredients in the morning, heading off to work for the day, and coming back to a ready dinner.


    This makes enough to serve approximately nine people. It has low, medium, high, and warm settings, and comes with recipes for inspo. The stoneware and glass lid are removable and dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $19.77.

    11. A sushi-making kit to make you wonder if you're ever gonna eat anything but sushi ever again — this is gonna become your new favorite toy, trust me.


    Includes the sushi bazooka, mat, and bamboo chopsticks.

    Get it from Walmart for $14.99.

    12. An air fryer for simply turning any food into a delicious fried version, minus tons of oil.


    Features an LCD screen and seven temperatures and time pre-sets, as well as automatic shut-off technology. The tray is non-stick, and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Walmart for $83.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A veggie spiralizer to churn out super yummy and nutritious "pasta." Voluntarily making vegetables for dinner? We're so proud of you.


    Features three stainless-steel blades ideal for making vegetable pasta, stir-fries, and more. Plus, it's easy to break down for storage!

    Get it from Walmart for $13.88 (originally $19.88), or Jet for $14.88.

    14. A two-level steamer that'll allow you to steam things like protein on one level, and veggies on the other, and enjoy both elements of your dinner at the same time when they're done, rather than doing it one at a time.


    Has a 5 qt. total capacity with twos team bowls that can cook separate foods at the same time. Features a 60 minute auto shut-off timer and boil-dry protection to shut-off when water is gone.

    Get it from Walmart for $19.

    15. A two-piece bowl and colander for quickly and easily rinsing, draining, and even serving your food.


    Includes one bowl and one colander. Features a stylish design and comfy grip handle. It's stackable for compact storage, and has a non-slip silicone bowl. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $10.97 (originally $12.44, available in two colors).

    16. An electric peeler that'll quickly remove the peels off of your produce so you can cut back on meal-prep time, and increase eating time.


    It instantly peels potatoes, fruits, and veggies, features a built-in compartment to safely store two separate blades, and comes with a handy thumb knife to pare potato eyes or blemishes on produce.

    Get it from Walmart for $16.71 (originally $19.62), or Jet for $21.67 (originally $24.99).

    17. A salad spinner for making the task of cleaning your greens as simple as the push of a button.

    All you have to do is put your lettuce in the spinner, lock the lid, spin, and eat!

    Get it from Jet for $22.50 (originally $28.99).

    18. A five-piece dough press set to make dinnertime more fun — ditch the same ole' meals you eat every day for some dumplings, pierogies, calzones, and mini pies!


    Includes five presses of different sizes with crimped edge designs.

    Get them from Walmart or Jet for $8.88.

    19. A dice and slice tool that'll have you cutting up produce, meat, and cheese so fast and easily, you might find yourself cutting up things like onions just for the fun of it.


    Comes with three interchangeable blades so you can perfectly chop, dice, and slice. Features a clear, non-skid base that catches cut up food and measure marks for up to 2 cups. It's BPA-free, and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Jet for $21.99 (originally $29.99).

    20. A sectioned skillet for cooking your whole meal in one convenient place, rather than having to pull out several different pans and turn on multiple burners.


    Get it from Walmart for $34.90 (originally $45.50).

    21. A jar of chipotle mayo to truly make any dish you prep a million times more delicious. I'm convinced chiptole mayo is manufactured in heaven.


    Get it from Walmart for $6.28, or Jet for $5.99 (originally $6.49).

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