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    25 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products That Are Actually Worth The Money

    These are absolutely worth the investment.

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    1. A KitchenAid stand mixer that'll make whipping up large batches of cookies a joyful experience. You can also count on it to last forever.


    The five-quart bowl has the capacity to mix up to nine dozen cookies, four loaves of bread, or seven pounds of mashed potatoes in a single batch. There are 10 different speed settings. It comes with a coated flat beater, a coated dough hook, a six-wire whip, and a pouring shield.

    Promising review: "I bought mine in Empire Red, and it's gorgeous! I've already used it multiple times since purchasing, and I've got tons of the attachments on my Christmas wish list! You CANNOT go wrong with this purchase. Most people run at the sight of a high price tag (especially when you're in your 20s like me) but this mixer is worth every penny! You will have it for a LIFETIME! My mom has had hers for over 25 years, and it still works as great as the day she got it. So excited to create some delicious memories with mine!" —TexasChic

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $259.99 (check out more colors and models).

    2. An enameled cast-iron Dutch oven by The Pioneer Woman — it can perform just as well a $$$ version and looks even better.


    It has a five-quart capacity and comes with two knobs — a black Bakelite one and a metal daisy-shaped one.

    Promising review: "This pot can be used on the stove top and in the oven. That is a plus for me! The pot comes with two interchangeable knobs for the lid. The metal daisy knob is good for when you want to put the pot in the oven. The plastic knob is great for when you want to cook on the stove top and do not want to deal with a hot knob to grab. I love the daisy knob. This Dutch oven is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It is so pretty that I keep it on the stove even when I am not using it. I cooked some strawberries in it the other day, and I was quite surprised to see how clean it came out after use. I thought the red berries would stain the white interior, but it did not! The interior is nonstick, too. I really like this pot. The only downside is it is so heavy, but that is to be expected with cast iron." —Roshonne

    Get it from Walmart for $40.62+ (available in two colors).

    3. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot for anyone looking to consolidate several appliances into one.


    This six-quart machine works as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, steamer, saute/browning, yogurt maker and warmer. Read a BuzzFeeder's review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "We made our first meal in the Instant Pot the other day, which was ribs, and what would normally take four to six hours in a slow cooker took only 35 minutes using the meats/stew button on the Instant Pot, and the ribs fell off the bone! I couldn't believe I could have dinner done that quickly! This is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, steamer, saute/browning, yogurt maker and warmer. You can get rid of all those things you have because now you have it all in one pot! It has a keep warm setting and also a 24-hour delay start option, too. You can slow cook for 0.5–20 hours, which is the best part for me because many times I lose track of time and forget to set my slow cooker and realize I now have two hours to cook dinner when the lowest option on a slow cooker is four hours. No need to worry about that anymore. Just be super careful with the pressure cooker as the steam releases fast and high. Greatest cooking appliance I have ever had so far." —Brazilchick32

    Get it from Walmart for $99.95.

    4. A froyo + ice cream maker so you can create customized frozen treats (like low-sugar or dairy-free) from scratch.


    It has an 11.5-quart capacity and can churn out treats in less than 20 minutes!

    Promising review: "This is the only way we eat ice cream anymore! The ice cream just tastes better, it's simple and creamy. The recipes are easy to make and the machine is easy to use, which is perfect for kids. Freeze the base and mixing blade at least overnight and keep the ice cream mixture in the fridge at least overnight. The colder all of these things are, the better it mixes. The recipes are easy to personalize as well. My husband like Butterfinger, my youngest likes cookies and cream, and my oldest likes plain vanilla. Once you cut up the extras (candies), just throw them in the mixer towards the end, and it's like a [DQ] blizzard." —LoveLife

    Get it from Walmart for $44.75.

    5. A classy starter knife block set, if your current ones just aren't cutting it anymore.


    This set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 4.5-inch serrated utility knife, a 4.5-inch utility knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, eight 4.5-inch steak knives, a pair of kitchen shears, a sharpening steel, and a wood block.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted a block set and after reading a lot of reviews, I decided to try this Chicago Cutlery's block set. This was my first time trying out this brand and I'm happy to say that it did not disappoint! They are not dull, and the espresso wood looks so classy on my black countertop! I highly recommend anyone who doesn't have a block set yet to get this one!" —EASO

    Get it from Walmart for $41.99.

    And check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    6. A sleek and powerful food processor to do all the slicing and dicing for you.


    This eight-cup machine has medium to fine settings and four modes: high, low, off, and pulse. The container is BPA-free and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "For many years I'd been wanting a food processor. Best appliance ever purchased. It's always better when stuff is made fresh. Pesto, falafel, salad dressing, and more. Easy to use and clean up. Highly recommend." —Brat

    Get it from Walmart for $68.30+ (available in three colors) or Jet for $73.18.

    7. A sturdy set of stainless steel cookware that'll meet your every culinary need and won't let you down by chipping.


    This set includes a 1.5-quart covered saucepan, a 3-quart covered saucepan, a 3.5-quart covered saute pan, an 8-quart covered stockpot, an 8-inch skillet, a 10-inch skillet, and a steamer. Read more about why using stainless steel cookware can be life-changing!

    Promising review: "This set is so beautiful that it took a few days for me to even dare to put food in it to cook! So far, I love the steamer. It is so much better than my shallow grocery store-bought steamer basket. I will have to relearn to cook using stainless steel. It is a different science of cooking than I am used to, but I am looking forward to learning it. This replaces pots and pans that I have had for 41 years, so I see it as an investment. This is a great product for the price and quality. Buy cheaper stuff you can replace every five years if you have no desire to invest yourself in the joy of cooking. Buy this if you love to cook, are willing to learn how to use these tools, and want to invest in good quality cooking tools." —CapeCarol

    Get it from Walmart for $205.79.

    Plus, check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    8. A soda maker for making fizzy water at home because your La Croix habit is getting expensive.


    It's powered by a reusable CO2 canister that can make up to 60 liters of sparkling water.

    Promising review: "I ordered this SodaStream because I like to drink bubbly water. It is so refreshing. But buying it in bottles is a pain. You have to lug them home. This is the best idea. The guy who invented this was a genius! I make two bottles of this soda water every day. I add fresh lemon and a little Stevia, and it tastes so delicious." —YeshuaLovesYou

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $98.44.

    9. A bread maker so you can treat yourself to a fresh and delish (and possibly gluten-free) loaf every week.


    Read a full review of this bread machine by a BuzzFeeder!

    Promising review: "I had no prior experience working with yeast, making dough, or baking bread so I was a bit worried that I would mess things up, but I made my first loaf today, and it came out great. The bread was crusty on the outside and hot and chewy on the inside. Even better than bread from the local bakery. This machine is very easy to use. A few tips: Read the instruction booklet, add the ingredients in the EXACT order they are listed in the recipe, be sure all liquids are room temperature, and measure precisely. Then all you do is press a few buttons, and the machine does the rest. The bread came out wonderful. I am very happy with my purchase, I highly recommend this machine. It has all the same features as the more expensive machines on the market. I see no reason to spend more money on a more expensive machine when this one works sooo well!" —seasonschange

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $42.54.

    10. A set of stainless-steel mixing bowls with lids (and interchangeable grater attachments) to make food prep and storage a breeze.


    You don't even need to get out a separate grater — just grate the ingredients using the lid directly into the mixture. They can be nested together or stacked for storage.

    Promising review: "These bowls are great: smooth, heavy, and well-made. They are so perfectly nested that all can be stored in the space of the largest bowl (which holds 6 quarts — yay!) Also, they are marked on the insides with measuring levels and sizes. The non-slip rubber bottoms are super to keep them still while using a little hand mixer or other tools. Haven't tried the graters yet, but assuming they work well, I can then discard all my other grating devices which will help clean up the kitchen. This was my Christmas gift to myself since the movers swiped all my other bowls which were Paul Revere — nice bowls but I like these even better!" —CYNTHIA L

    Get a set of five from Walmart for $39.99.

    11. A fancy motion-sensor garbage and recycling bin that might actually encourage you to sort the trash.


    The total capacity is 18.5 gallons or 70 liters. Each half of the base can fit a 10-gallon trash bag. The lid opens automatically and remains open when your hands are detected and closes three seconds after your hand moves away.

    Promising review: "This trash can is semi-expensive but the fact that I can sort the trash in one can, coupled with the clean stainless steel look and the motion sensor makes it a great buy!" —AnthonyBo

    Get it from Walmart for $63.72.

    12. A sous vide cooker for a fail-proof way of making tender and juicy meats to impress your all dinner guests.


    The cooker has a temperature range of 75–210℉ and works with most food-grade freezer bags. Read more about sous vide cooking!

    Get it from Walmart for $89.99.

    13. A compact vacuum sealer so you can save money by buying ingredients in bulk and freezing them to use later.


    It's also great to have for sous vide cooking.

    Promising review: "I love this machine. Just close the lid, engage the locks, press a button, and let go — when it's done the lid releases on its own, letting you know that the job is done. What could be simpler? It even has various operational modes, making it a truly versatile and convenient machine, and it won't break the bank. It's also considerably faster than my old unit as well. I like it!" —Fastback

    Get it from Walmart for $55.

    14. An electric can opener to make opening cat food containers a super smooth and easy experience.


    It's great for anyone who opens lots of cans or has limited use of their hands.

    Promising review: "I thought this opener was overpriced until I got one. I'd pay double for this after using it daily for a month. Does everything the ad says it does, lifts the whole top off a can without sharp edges. How it does this is a mystery to me. But it's so easy to use with my cramped arthritic hands for one thing. I had my doubts but if you do, I guarantee you they will disappear once you use this marvel invention. Mainly it is so EASY to use its light touch even if you have old hands. I am 79 and have tried them all. If anyone has a problem with this item, then you didn't read the tips and instructions." —JudeMontereyCA

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $29.85.

    15. A countertop dishwasher, if your apartment didn't come with one and you absolutely hate doing the dishes.


    It can hold up to six standard place settings and has six wash cycles: heavy, normal, light, glass, speed, and soak.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this little machine! I had dishes that had junk caked on, and this thing gets them totally clean! If you hate doing the dishes (and don't mind handwashing your larger baking pans), then you should TOTALLY invest in this dishwasher!" —punkin9692003

    Get it from Walmart for $209.99.

    16. A Ninja Coffee Bar — it will deliver cafe-quality joe in the comfort of your own kitchen.


    This machine can make hot or iced coffee and has a built-in milk frother for specialty drinks like lattes. Unlike Keurig and Nespresso machines, it doesn't use pods so any kind of ground coffee works.

    Promising review: "Love that I no longer need to purchase K-cups or coffee pods. This coffee station is easy to operate. It's nice having the measuring scoop attached to the side where it always has its place. The built-in frother is amazing! Who needs Starbucks when you can make your own barista-style drinks at home and for less cost! The only downside is it takes a bit longer to brew vs. having a K-cup coffee maker, but that was not a deal breaker." —TTVM

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $104.66.

    17. A Brita water filter and dispenser for an easy way to stay hydrated during a heat wave.


    It has an 18-cup capacity so you won't have to constantly refill it.

    Promising review: "Before I got this my water was undrinkable. It had particles floating around in it, and it smelled and tasted of chlorine. Now that I have this, I drink water all the time. I don't taste the chlorine anymore, and I don't have particles floating around in my water. It fits perfectly in the refrigerator and gives me cold, clean water all day." —loralei2006

    Get it from Walmart for $31.88.

    18. A Ninja Professional blender so you don't need to rely on your local juice shop for a smoothie fix.


    It has a 72-ounce, BPA-free container and three blending speeds. All the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I love making smoothies and blew through two regular blenders within four months, so I needed a heavy-duty blender. This Ninja Professional Blender fits the bill perfectly. It's easy to use, chops ice and fruit with no problem, and is simple to use. I love this Ninja because it's simple, i.e., it has easy-to-read buttons without all of the nuances of some of the more expensive models. I highly recommend the Ninja Professional if you're looking for a classic, up-to-date blender that'll power-through ice, fruit, and whatever else you throw at it." —SmoothieGirl

    Get it from Walmart for $89.99.

    19. A set of floral pasta bowls by The Pioneer Woman to make even a three-ingredient recipe look gourmet.


    This set comes with a 13-inch pasta serve bowl and four 7.5-inch pasta bowls. Everything's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These dishes have become our family favorite! They are beautiful, not too heavy but not delicate. The colors are vibrant, and the design is very attractive." —Lorena

    Get them from Walmart for $39.97.

    20. An aesthetically pleasing electric kettle you'll always want to keep on display.


    I own this kettle in another color and love it! Read my full review of it.

    Promising review: "Heats water quickly and has auto shutoff if I walk away and forget. Looks great on the counter." — Karen

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $59.99.

    21. An air fryer for making your fave fried foods with less oil but the same amount of crispiness.


    It has a 3.2-quart capacity and dishwasher-safe non-stick components. Check out some delicious air fryer recipes!

    Promising review: "I purchased this air fryer a couple of weeks ago, and I have used it every day! I have made fries, carrot chips, chicken, salmon, bacon, hash browns, and pizza! This is one of the best investments that I have made. No oil needed. I used a little canola oil spray a couple of times, and that is about it. It's very easy to clean, and it's convenient. If you buy this you won't be sorry, promise." —Ivory

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $79.88.

    22. A multitasking convection toaster oven truly deserving of a spot on your countertop — it's also an air fryer!


    It bakes, broils, toasts, and air fries.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the oven. I have used it for baked beans on baking cycle. I air-fried chicken and French fries. Both of these were delicious and crispy. I also used it for grilled cheese on toast cycle. I cut down the temperature by 25 degrees and the time by 15–20 minutes on air-fry and convection cooking. I do keep a close eye on things until I feel secure with the time. This toaster oven is a sure winner so far." —Granny

    Get it from Walmart or Jet for $199.

    23. A compact slow juicer so you can put your leftover/overripe fruits and veggies to good use — turn them into a refreshing drink.


    It makes juices, nut milks, and sorbets. Read my full review of this juicer!

    Get it from Walmart for $299.

    24. A multifunctional "griddler" that'll be a contact grill, flat grill, griddle, or panini press. Plus, the non-stick cooking plates can be removed and cleaned in the dishwasher!


    Promising review: "I never write reviews but this griddler is so great I felt I had to! We have made paninis, grilled cheese, hamburgers, and pork tenderloin in the last two weeks on it, and they all have turned out perfect! Clean up is very easy with the removable coated plates. I am not a gadget person but this griddler is now a mainstay in our kitchen." —LS217

    Get it from Walmart for $74.

    25. A set of airtight storage containers for giving your messy pantry a dramatic makeover.


    Each set includes a 2.1-quart container, a 1.5-quart container, two 0.9-quart containers, and a 0.3-quart container. They're all BPA-free.

    Get them from Jet for $49.99.

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