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    21 Products From Walmart That'll Make Cooking Dinner More Enjoyable

    It's time to let Chef Mic — aka your microwave — retire, y'all.

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    1. A color-coded, 15-piece knife set that'll teach you a thing or two about knives and how to use each blade. It'll also make you think twice about which knife to pick out before you try to use a bread knife to cut a chunk of ribeye.


    In addition to the seven specialty knives, this set also comes with six steak knives and a pair of scissors.

    Promising review: "I love these knives! I saw them being used in a Tasty video and I really enjoy using them to cut everything. I can't picture my life without them!" —Tumbleweed

    Price: $39.97 (from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    2. A set of versatile ramekins perfect for preparing a meal for one or an entire dinner party. Pop them in the oven or use them to serve condiments — it's up to you!


    This dainty, cute, and picturesque set won't disappoint.

    Promising review: "The size of these 9-oz. ramekins are perfect if you are making a dish for a small gathering or a meal for one. And they come in nice solid colors that will almost match any table setting." —sabbie

    Price: $15.36 for a set of eight

    3. A two-tier steamer to give you a healthier cooking alternative. Plus, it's SO easy to use considering there's practically no cooking involved.


    Promising review: "I made a plan to eat better, rather than going on a diet since I won't stick to them. I did my research and opted to get a steamer to make fresh meals. I got this one because it was highly rated, double stacked, multi-use, and the price was right. I have had it for a little over three weeks now and I have cooked dinner in it almost every single night. Operating this little steamer is simple and you can steam anything! And I'm happy to say that I've watched some pounds shed off. I know the steamer didn't do it — it's me eating healthy but I couldn't have done it without the steamer." —Svillemomof4

    Price: $29.92 (available in two colors)

    4. A chic marble cutting board that'll inspire you to chop everything in sight, then take a picture of your masterpiece and share it with the world.


    Price: $22.99

    5. A thick ergo-foam mat to give you the support your feet, legs, and back need when you're washing a mountainous pile of dishes.


    Promising review: "I've now bought two of these. One wasn't enough. Gelpro mats cost more than some — but oh my, they are so worth it. I've tried the cheaper mats and they're nowhere near as comfy. Most of them are hard to clean, too. I like to cook, and I really believe I'm less tired after when I stand on my Gelpro mats for the prep and washing up." —emarie

    Price: $39.95+ (available in seven sizes and five colors)

    6. A KitchenAid mixer that comes in a shocking array of 40 color choices. Yes, 40! Each color will add a dose of personality to your kitchen. I don't bake often but with this baby, you can catch me on next season's The Great British Bake Off.

    This mixer also has 10 speed settings and a tilt-head design to tackle any recipe. This set comes with three interchangeable heads: a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. These accessories are top-shelf dishwasher-safe and the 5-qt. stainless steel bowl is bottom-shelf dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I knew that Kitchen Aid mixers were rated highly but when my husband surprised me with this artisan mixer, I was surprised at just how much better my baking turned out with this product. I have made meatballs that were perfectly blended, delicious, hearty bread, and cakes with the lightest, fluffiest texture I have ever tasted. I know it is vastly superior to my previous mixer, and I find myself looking for recipes just to use it as much as possible. I honestly cannot imagine ever using another brand of mixer from this point forward." —Nancy55

    Price: $269.99+ (available in 40 colors)

    7. And! A KitchenAid pasta roller and cutter extension set so you can have lots of fun making the BEST noodles you've ever had in your life. Whoever said you can't play with your food definitely kneads this.

    This is attachment set does not come with the actual KitchenAid stand mixer (but you can get one here!). It includes three interchangeable heads: a pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, and spaghetti cutter. It also comes with a brush for cleaning and dusting since it's too delicate for the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "We purchased this for making noodles and pasta but over the holidays we used the roller attachment to roll out the dough for our pierogis. The wife said that she enjoys making noodles now! I'm looking forward to making mini fried apple pies and mini food pockets because I can get the dough so thin and even now." —us56353

    Price: $122.99

    8. A life-changing air fryer to turn bland potatoes into yummy, crispy fries with just a fraction of the oil you'd typically use. It's truly a brilliant product.


    Promising review: "I love this item! It is a healthier way to cook and it's quicker too. It's not too big so it will fit comfortably in most kitchens. Also easy to use and clean." —Karla B

    Price: $49.99

    9. A set of gorgeous mini slow cookers with three temperature settings for you to show off at your next dinner party. For instance, you can use one to heat up soup and the other one to keep fondue warm!


    Really — from appetizers to desserts to one-person meals, this dynamic duo has you covered.

    Promising review: "I used this to prep beef stew and this slow cooker is great! Love this and it's great for cooking for one. It's also so pretty to look at, I leave it out as a decor!" —KGonz

    Price: $22.99 for a set of two

    10. A multi-functional griddle to cook...basically anything! Sausages and eggs? Check. Grilled cheese? Check. Burgers? Check. Its removable plates make it so easy to clean, you won't even break a sweat.


    Promising review: "This is a great multi-use kitchen item for paninis, burgers, pancakes, eggs, fish, or toast and I never have to worry about burning them. Key features: it opens flat, has removable and dishwasher safe plates, plates can be used on the flat or ridged side, and perfect price point!" —Mr Fox

    Price: $79.95

    11. A 16-piece Drew Barrymore dinnerware set so elegant, you'll want to use it every chance that you get. Even the plainest bagel will look like a delicacy with this set.


    This set comes with four dinner plates, four salad plates, four bowls, and four small bowls — all microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

    Price: $60

    12. A 19-piece utensil and gadget set that'll add a splash of color to your kitchen, while giving you everything your kitchen drawer needs. I know, I have heart eyes looking at these, too! 😍


    This bundle includes an emoji timer, 10-piece measuring spoon and cup set, 2-piece 12" silicone spatula set, a whisk, 2-piece tongs set, and a 3-piece strainer set.

    Promising review: "I'm in SHOCK! I needed new utensils and these were in my budget. I was expecting some cheap stuff that I would be replacing in like three months, but holy crap THIS STUFF IS REALLY WELL MADE AND DURABLE! I will be buying more from Tasty, for sure!" —MarkF

    Price: $32.99 (from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)

    13. A gold speckled 12-piece cookware set to equip you with the essentials for whipping up magically delightful meals.


    This set comes with a 6-quart Dutch oven with a glass lid, 3.5-quart sauté pan with a glass lid, 2.5-quart saucepan with a glass lid, 10-inch frying pan, 8-inch frying pan, and four cookware protectors.

    Promising review: "These pots and pans look amazing and are built really, really well. The whole set of cookware comes with everything that you'd need in the kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Saucepan works well and I like how these covers have a silicone rim that helps to trap in heat, steam, and liquids. The best thing about this set is the color! Seriously, if you plan on hanging these or placing them in an area where they'll be visible, you won't be disappointed!" —cookingdaddyo

    Price: $97 (available in three color sets)

    14. A set of Pyrex glass trays so you can see each and every layer of your lasagna or casserole. With this, you can bake, serve, and store — all in one.


    These baking dishes come in three sizes and with storage lids (dishwasher-safe on top rack only).

    Promising review: "I wanted dishes to bake casseroles in that could also be stored in the fridge, and then go into the oven. This works perfectly! It makes cooking dinner so much easier!" —SandyInSilvis

    Price: $16.74 for a set of three (all in different sizes)

    15. A handy pot with a built-in strainer to effortlessly dump out water and get on with your day. Plus, this has a scratch-resistant surface so you can safely mash potatoes after boiling and straining them.


    Promising review: "I love that the lid locks and strains easily. No more fumbling with potholders and lids!" —Tjo62

    Price: $21.37

    16. A pair of electric salt and pepper grinders that'll for sure wow your house guests. If having seasonings at the push of a button doesn't scream 21st century, then I don't know what does.


    This grinder set requires six AAA batteries, which are not included. You can get a 16-pack of AAA batteries for $11.78.

    Promising review: "I love this set! I actually purchased this after using my parents' identical set and loved how easy it was to use. It's so much easier and faster than the manual ones!" —Zjpaulson

    Price: $21.49

    17. An easy-to-clean and durable cast iron pan to evenly grill anything from tender chicken to juicy steak. It comes pre-seasoned, meaning you can start cooking once you open the box because we all know it's the package you've been waiting for.


    Promising review: "This is my best purchase of the year! I wish I had bought it 10 years ago. I use it almost every day for steaks, chicken, pork, shrimp, burgers, veggies — and everything comes out perfectly. It retains heat very well and it heats evenly. The pan is easy to clean and I don't even put this pan away. This pan is so sturdy I can see it lasting forever. I am SO glad I bought it and the price was excellent." —SGFisher

    Price: $18.92

    18. A necessary 10-piece utensil set that just seems too good to be true, doesn't it? It literally has every type of utensil you'd ever need, and as a bonus, the ashy blue color is just breathtaking!


    This set includes: a solid turner, wide-slotted turner, slotted turner, regular turner, solid spoon, slotted spoon, spatula, soup ladle, skimmer, and spaghetti spoon.

    Promising review: "This Mainstays silicone utensil set is great! It has really changed my whole cooking experience. First off, all the utensils that come in the set are so useful, I think the assortment was perfectly selected. I use all the utensils all the time! Also, the color is so beautiful. I love the blue moonlight and it matches so perfectly with my kitchen!" —elru5

    Price: $29 (available in three colors)

    19. A four-in-one chopper and slicer so you can dice fruits and veggies like an actual Fruit Ninja. Just one push and you get a handful of evenly sized pieces.


    This also comes with a storage lid to conveniently chop, cover, and store!

    Promising review: "I love the ease of it, and no runny eyes from chopping onions! Also, when you're chopping things ahead of time, just put the lid on and put in the refrigerator till ready for use. Wish I had bought one years ago! Highly recommend." —Faye

    Price: $12.99+ (available in two sizes)

    20. A stunning cast iron Dutch oven to slow cook your favorite stew and enhance its flavor. Double this as a serving dish since its awesome heat retention will make sure your dinner stays nice and steamy.


    It has a porcelain enamel interior finish and an exterior porcelain enamel finish that are both durable and scratch-resistant. It's oven-safe up to 400°F degrees and compatible with gas, electric, ceramic, and induction cooktops. Plus, since it's made of cast iron, it ensures even heating and excellent heat retention.

    Promising review: "My wife and I love our beautiful new Dutch oven. It looks like a piece of art; it's very pleasing to the eye. The weight of it lets you know it will last. We have used it every day since getting it. It cooks evenly and cleans up easily. I absolutely love it!" —Flex254

    Price: $40.44+ (available in seven colors)

    21. A salad spinner that'll dry your salad in no time. Take it for a spin, you won't regret it!


    Promising review: "This is a wonderful addition to my kitchen gadgets! It is amazing how dry this spins my lettuce. The ability to add or drain water from the top is definitely a plus." —PamelaT

    Price: $18.66

    You, with all these kitchen gadgets:


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

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