32 Things From Walmart That'll Give You The Kitchen Of Your Dreams
Your inner chef will cry tears of joy.
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pastry mat with handy guidelines for rolling out anything from cookies to pie crusts to pizzas.
Promising review: "I have used the mat about six times so far. It has worked well in rolling out both pie crust and biscuit dough. It also helped to minimize the flour mess. Clean up was a breeze. This product is half the cost of the Tupperware version, and I am pleased with my purchase." —KitchenFreak
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
compact vacuum sealer so you can save money by buying ingredients in bulk and freezing them to use later.
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
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
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 was spending so much money on La Croix, not to mention the amount of recyclable waste I was creating, and now I've found a way to eliminate that. While I miss all the flavors of La Croix, I love not spending $15–$20 on water every time I grocery shop. The design is nice, slim and sleek, easy to clean, and has no wires. The footprint on my counter is small. No power source required. The amount of fizz depends on the number of pumps you give it. If you regularly consume sparking water, this product is a great value and a nice appliance to have." —Deborah
Price: $69 (available in four colors)
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 20's 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
Price: $279.99 (check out more colors and models)
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
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System — an all-in-one machine that'll not only make excellent coffee but also every other kind of caffeinated drink (including teas!).
This machine can make both hot and cold brews in multiple sizes, ranging from a pod-free single cup or travel mug, all the way up to a full carafe (it comes with a thermal carafe to keep coffee hot or cold for longer). It can also be used to brew tea, and there are two separate brew baskets for ground coffee and loose leaf or bagged tea so the flavors don't mix.
Promising review: "Makes the best coffee and cappuccinos, beats way more expensive systems. Feels and looks high quality, Ninja really upped their game. We came from K-cups and thought it'd be a little extra work but worth it. It barely takes any more time or effort to have the same result with this system — the texture and taste, however, are vastly superior. Cleanup takes 30 seconds and it's ready for the next brew. Can't fault it right now, get it — you won't be disappointed!" —Rew
Instant Pot for anyone looking to consolidate several appliances into one.
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
organizer rack that'll give you easy access to every pot lid, frying pan, and baking tray.
Promising review: "I love how neat my cupboard is and how easy it is to get to what would have been the bottom pan in a stack of several." —Moonshadow
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. 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 Price: $73.99
This our pick for the
best budget kitchen blender at BuzzFeed Reviews!
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. Read our full review of this
Cuisinart food processor! 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
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
rotating pizza oven that can do pretty much anything a conventional oven can and a lot faster — bake a pie from scratch or heat up frozen foods and leftovers.
Promising review: "We use the Pizzazz for almost everything — French fries, cheese bread, breaded chicken, etc. It is also fantastic for roasting veggies. I love not having to turn the oven on, and it's big enough to make plenty of food for our three-person family. I will never go without a Pizzazz, it's far too useful. The tray cleans easily, but you can use foil for zero-maintenance cleanup. This is the only toaster oven you'll ever need, and it does a lot more than a regular toaster oven because there's more cooking space." —Kaetra
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
A set of
glass mixing bowls with lids to give every ingredient its own place and make food prep a lot less chaotic. You can also use them to store leftovers in the fridge.
Each set includes four bowls and four lids. Pyrex glass is dishwasher-, refrigerator-, microwave-, and pre-heated oven safe. The lids are made of BPA-free plastic.
Promising review: "You can always count on Pyrex for a quality product, and this set of mixing bowls is no exception. The set provided every size I wanted with the added convenience of tight-fitting plastic lids, which makes them perfect for refrigerated leftovers, too. Glass is my preferred choice for mixing/storage bowls because it's easy to keep germ-free and spotlessly clean, and it won't stain if you're storing leftover spaghetti or cherry jello. I had a set of plastic mixing/storage bowls that wound up looking like they'd been through a war after only six months, and they even warped in the dishwasher. I highly recommend these Pyrex mixing bowls." —MissMacy
mini donut maker for baking ~glazy~ good treats — you might even eat the ~hole~ batch.
Promising review: "I just made two dozen mini donuts with the recipe that came with the donut machine. It took about 1/2 hour or less to make the batter and cook the donuts. They came out perfect. I filled the wells three times and sprayed with coconut oil the first time only. They didn't stick at all. The top does not get too hot to lift without a potholder. I consider this a very safe and easy-to-use machine. It is time-saving and healthier than frying in oil, not to mention the money you save on the oil and on gas if you bake them in the oven. There is no guesswork. The machine does it for you. Four minutes for every seven donuts. I put them in a bowl with a cover and some cinnamon and sugar for coating." —Grandma
electric slicer/shredder that'll literally shoot ingredients into your salad (or pasta, pie, casserole, etc.). Simply load in an ingredient, press a button, and let the magic happen.
It comes with four interchangeable processing cones and a handy funnel guide. The motorized base wipes clean, and all other parts are dishwasher-safe.
Promising review: "I use this product more than I use almost anything else in my well-stocked-with-small-appliances kitchen. I am a gourmet cook who prepares food every day. I heartily recommend this product to anyone who doesn't like a box grater, mandolin, food processor, or anything else that's complicated to operate and difficult to clean. I'm a huge fan and didn't cook for the five days it took my Salad Shooter to get here!" —Babooshka
no-mess waffle iron (with a deep grid design and built-in overflow channel) so you never have to worry about excess batter seeping out.
It comes with a measuring cup.
Promising review: " After years of being super careful to not overfill the waffle plate, this waffle iron almost eliminates accidental spills. This waffle iron does not have the thermostat dial on the top, but for me, that was a plus. For me, it is much easier to store with the smooth surface. Iron was plenty hot, cooking the waffle in 1–2 minutes depending on how brown I wanted it. The measuring cup is perfect for hanging inside the mixing bowl to keep it from falling in and getting the handle full of batter. We had no problem tearing the waffle into waffle sticks although we did not dip them. Easy clean-up and store-away cord a nice plus." —yayabobo
A small but mighty
knife sharpener to make make dull blades like new again.
Promising review: "Saved lots of money — no need to buy a new knife." —Pavy
This set includes three non-stick cookie sheets and four cookie cutters. Everything's dishwasher-safe.
Promising review: "I love these cookie cutters! My kids love to make emoji cookies and treats! We've used the pans a few times, and they are super easy to clean! No need to put them in the dishwasher because food just slips right off." —afm55
Price: $9.97 (this is from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)
2-in-1 toaster oven that'll satisfy all your morning cravings, whether it's a leftover slice of pizza or a freshly toasted English muffin.
The extra-wide bread slot can fit two slices of bread, bagels, or English muffin halves.
Promising review: "I've always wanted a toaster oven. The problem was they were counter hogs. I live alone and hate to clutter my counters with appliances. Finally, I found one that fits just right. It works great! Having the toaster on top drives me to make more healthy sandwiches with toasted bread at home v.s. ordering them out. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!" —mydragon
breakfast sandwich maker so you can whip up your very own version of an Egg McMuffin at home in five minutes — definitely faster than waiting in line at McDonald's.
The cooking surfaces are non-stick and the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.
Promising review: "Nice little breakfast sandwich maker. I am still experimenting with it. Cooks fast so I need to cut down on the suggested cooking time in order to get the egg and muffin the way I like it. Clean up is easy. Spraying the plates lightly with cooking spray makes it easier to clean. It beats spending money at McDonald's or other fast food places. You can customize your breakfast sandwich with bagels, croissants, biscuits, different meats, and cheeses, etc." —doowop47
digital rice cooker (with a steaming tray) to make easy, one-pot meals — the included steam tray allows for meats and vegetables to be steamed while rice cooks below.
It can make two to eight cups of cooked rice. It's also great for cooking soups, stews, chili, and oatmeal and reheating leftovers.
Promising review: "I love this product. It cooks evenly and is perfect while cooking other things because you don't have to watch it and worry about the rice burning. It turns itself off and then keeps your rice and veggies warm until your other food is ready. Best purchase I have ever made!" —Deniann
Promising review: "I have a lot of very expensive pans, and I'm starting to think I should have saved my money and bought this good quality cast iron. This pan is pre-seasoned and cleans up very easily right out of the box — maybe not quite as non-stick as Teflon but very good. I like the double handles because it's easier to store and easier to put in and pull out of the oven. I bought the 10.25" domed lid as well, and that fits tightly." —fromVT
egg cooker that'll make perfectly hardboiled or poached eggs every time — no ~yolk~.
It can cook seven hardboiled eggs or three poached ones (with the included non-stick poaching tray) at once.
Promising review: "I have never been able to get hard-boiled eggs right, i.e. without green around the yolks or underdone, etc. With this cooker, they come out perfect EVERY time! I love it! And really no clean up involved. Just wipe it dry when you're done!" —Nita
It comes with four decorating tips, a fill tip, and two couplers.
Promising review: "Using the dessert decorator from Wilton is so much easier than using the messy bags and tips I've used in the past. We used it recently to stuff manicotti shells. It saved a lot of time and looked decorative. Great investment for the money spent." —tgreene5
A set of
wood cutting boards with juice grooves to catch spills and keep your countertop clean.
A stainless steel
garlic crusher for anyone who loves cooking with garlic but hates touching it (aka everyone).
After you're done with it, just rinse under water, and it cleans right up!
Promising review: "It's the best garlic crusher I've ever used. Visitors who have seen me use it/used it themselves have all commented that they think it's wonderful. Easy to use, easy to clean, and it seems like it will last forever." —Helen
A titanium ceramic
Dutch oven that'll be the one pot to rule them all. You can use it for slow cooking, braising, stewing, roasting, stir-frying, deep frying, aaand bread making.
This five-quart Dutch oven has a stainless-steel induction base that's suitable for all cooking surfaces!
Price: $27.88 (available in three colors; from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart)
digital kitchen scale so you can follow recipes down to the last gram.
Promising review: "The scale is extremely accurate. The tare feature is awesome. It subtracts the weight of any container." —Greatkitchenscale
ceramic utensil crock to make a pretty home for your fish spatula, whisk, and more.
Promising review: "This utensil holder did not disappoint me. It is both beautiful and functional. It is substantial in size with enough height and width to hold quite a few utensils. Love it." —Alicia
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