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    32 Kitchen Products From Walmart That’ll Help Make Meal-Prepping Much Simpler

    Because meal prepping is meant to make your life easier.

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    1. A mini Magic Bullet blender that can be used to chop, blend, and mix everything from smoothies to guacamole for the week. The best part? The cups are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

    The magic bullet blender

    Promising review: "Its a compact device that serves every purpose of blending and chopping and uses less space for storage too! For a student like me, it's one of the best-recommended purchases!" —Meghna

    Price: $22.96

    2. A proper set of measuring spoons and cups so you can stop asking Alexa how many teaspoons are in a cup — 48, in case you were wondering.

    The set of spoons and cups

    Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable! I love them! I have one of the scoops in the flour canister, one in the sugar canister, and another in a rice canister. The spoons are so cute too. I bought a set for myself and another as a gift. Love!" —Maya

    Price: $17.99 for a set of eight

    3. An electric kettle to heat up water far faster than a microwave. When meal-prepping pasta, try using the kettle to heat up your water faster.

    The kettle in black

    Promising review: "It's small, compact, lightweight, operates quietly and heats water quickly. It holds 1.7 liters of water but you wouldn't know it by how light it is when you pick it up to pour water in your teacup. I definitely give this two thumbs up! I'd buy it again in a second!" —Walmart Customer

    Price: $16.88 (available in white)

    4. A 14-piece knife set that would make Gordon Ramsay proud. The durability in this set will help make sure you get through your weekly meal preps without a glitch.

    The knife set in the color red rosewood

    It comes with the block, a chef's knife, bread knife, utility knife, paring knife, pair of scissors, sharpening steel, and Nakiri knife plus six steak knives.

    Promising review: "So excited to get my knife set!! Lovely and looks great in my kitchen. Comes with a cool pair of scissors, big and little knives, and a set of steak knives. They all have their own individual space on the block. The knives are sharp, well-calibrated and easy to use. I’m sure I will have this set for a long time!" —Veroshopper

    Price: $49.97+ (available in seven colors)

    5. A baking sheet because frankly, yours is currently crusted with melted cheese from that frozen pizza incident. Toss on your favorite veggies with olive oil, salt and pepper for a nutritious side dish any day of the week.

    The baking sheet

    Promising review: "This cookie sheet is a baking machine!! It's considerably larger than standard cookie sheets!! It cooks like a dream!! Garlic bread, chicken, cookies, you name cooks perfectly and you have plenty of room for whatever you have on your menu!! Everything cooks evenly and the surface lends itself so the food doesn't stick to it!! This is a must-have for every kitchen!! Cooks of all levels will love this oversized sheet!!" —MissyD

    Price: $9.88

    6. A set of three bamboo cutting boards that aren't just functional, but look great on your countertops. Use them to meal prep veggies or to create a fancy charcuterie board that is sure to impress future guests.

    The bamboo cutting boards

    Promising review: "Great boards. I use each one for something different. I use the large board for meats, the middle size board for vegetables, and the smaller board for fruit. It doesn't get all scarred when you cut; the board remains cut free. Extremely easy to clean." —S

    Price: $14.24 (originally $18.99)

    7. A set of glass mixing bowls equipped with matching lids, so you can easily prep meals in the bowls and store them in the fridge.

    The bowls

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I wanted and even comes with lids. Better yet, it was almost $40 cheaper than the exact same set listed on Amazon, so yay for me! Pyrex glass design means it's sturdy for mixing; lid accessory means it's great for leftovers." —GeogAR

    Price: $19.97 (originally $29.97) for a set of eight

    8. A set of gorgeous ceramic bakeware so you can make homemade bread for your lunches this week.

    The pans in the color flea market floral

    Promising review: "My mother-in-law has a pretty bland kitchen as far as colors go. But she hates clutter and knickknacks. She's always looking for ways to 'add color' and this was perfect!! I ordered one for her and I loved it so much I had to buy another one for myself in store! It's a nice quality, and has some weight to it. Not enough to be too heavy for mom-in-law and not flimsy enough for her to be nervous she'll break it. You can feel that it's well-made. The designs and color are perfect too! VERY HAPPY with this purchase!" —Walmart Customer

    Price: $20.03 for a set of two (available in two colors)

    9. A nonstick cookware set that will fit easily in your cabinets thanks to its stackable design. Let's be real: there is ~nothing~ quite as satisfying as matching cookware.

    The set of pans in the color red

    It comes with a sauté pan, deep sauté pan with lid, two different sized sauce pans with lids, and a Dutch oven with lid.

    Promising review: "This cookware set is everything I needed. I wish I found this item sooner! It's lightweight and easy to cook and clean in. I had to throw away my old set because the quality wasn't the best, and the paint on the pans begin to fade and discolor onto the food I was cooking. I LOVE this set because it's one of the few I found online that didn't include the cooking utensils with the set. I exclusively needed the cookware set and am a happy customer." —Sonya

    Price: $19.88+ (originally $39.99+, available in two colors)

    10. An air fryer to quickly heat up your meal prepped foods. Freeze premade burritos on Sunday and enjoy them in a pinch all week for dinner.

    The air fryer in the color white

    It comes with a recipe book and the basket is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This is an awesome air fryer. It's small, powerful, and does the job. I had a bigger one before, different brand...did NOT do as much as this does. I use it almost daily, twice a day. Love cooking bacon in it and not getting burned in the process. Crispy everything EVERY TIME. I would so buy these as gifts! :)" —Stephanie

    Price: $34.50+ (available in two colors)

    11. A set of three nonstick tongs that will become your go-to kitchen tool. Use them to toss a pre-made salad, flip over meat during meal prep, or to grab hot veggies out of a roasting pan.

    The tongs flipping meat

    Promising review: "These kitchen tongs are fantastic! Easy to lock and unlock and the nonstick silicone is durable and dishwasher-safe. I love the three different sizes. Highly recommend!" —Shari

    Price: $12.99+ (available in two colors)

    12. A pair of heat-resistant oven mitts because that dish towel you have been using simply isn't going to cut it on a four-hour meal prep day.

    hands wearing the red oven mitts with the text "silicone grips prevent slipping or dropping"

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these mitts. I got bright red, which really perks me up! I had replaced worn-out mitts with shorter name brand ones and got burned a couple times. These are super safe and grip well with the gripper strips on the outside. Also have hanging loops which I love for easy/quick access." —Kathleen

    Price: $13.99 (available in four colors)

    13. A set of 100% terry cotton dishcloths reviewers say are super absorbent, highly durable, and ultra-cute — perfect for clean-up after a day of meal prepping in the kitchen.

    gray and white cloths

    Promising review: "You will enjoy these. They are bright and beautifully-made, must-have kitchen cloths. They work well on any project from hand-washing your dishes to cleaning up everyday messes. They wash/dry well and will brighten up any kitchen." —Bschank85

    Price: $13.99+ (available in seven colors)

    14. A can opener that doubles as a bottle opener for all your meal prepping needs.

    The can opener

    Promising review: "It gripped the can so easily and turned so smoothly it didn't feel like it was doing anything to the can. I didn't even realize it was cutting the top until it was almost done. It had zero resistance and made no noise. I'm not used to that. I like this can opener better than my electric one. I like how it cuts the cans underneath the top." —AnytimeOnlineShopper

    Price: $11.89+ (originally $13.84, available in two colors)

    15. A 34-piece set of Rubbermaid food containers so that you easily organize all of the food that you've prepped for the week. These are especially great because they nestle inside one another for simple storage when they're not filled with yummy food.

    various sized food containers with lids

    Promising review: "Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Keeps my plastics cabinet neat and tidy. Bowls snap together and stay stacked empty or full." — TupeloHoney

    Price: $29.60

    16. An Instant Pot so you can get in on the hype. Use it to meal prep pastas, soups, stews, potatoes, ramen, fajitas, cheesesteaks, and a whole lot more.

    The instant pot cooking mac 'n' cheese

    For some ideas, check out "72 Instant Pot Stay-Home Dinners For Every Kind Of Craving" for easy, delicious recipes that you are sure to love.

    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! Cheesecakes, too!! I am in love with it!" —Walmart Customer

    Price: $89 (originally $99.95).

    17. A powerful, nine-speed Cuisinart hand mixer to help you blend ingredients easily during meal prep so your arm doesn't feel like it's gonna fall off.

    The hand mixer being used to make cinnamon rolls

    Promising review: "Love that it has its own case; everything is contained in it. No rifling through a drawer looking for a beater. Very powerful or slow, whichever speed one needs." —Kelb

    Price: $79.95+ (available in four colors)

    18. A stainless-steel box grater that makes meal prepping potatoes for hashbrowns all week a breeze.

    The box grater

    Promising review: "Awesome cheese grater! I love how fast it shreds my potatoes for hashbrowns. It washes up easy and makes prep time so much faster. Its durability for the price is amazing." —Walmart reviewer

    Price: $14.97

    19. A set of color-coded knives that aren't just adorable — they'll also help you stop cross-contamination, and keep your knives sharper for longer.

    The colorful knives

    Promising review: "I bought one set for myself and was so impressed that I bought another for my brother for Christmas. I have a butcher block that belonged to my dad, he had a meat store. I bought a magnetic holder and the knives are accessible at all times. Love love them. The different colors helps to make sure I grab the right knife."—MaryCincinnati

    Price: $25.71 (originally $29.99)

    20. And some color-coded cutting boards, which are slim and non-slip and will complete the cross-contamination-preventing picture.

    a large orange and small teal and green cutting boards on a counter with bread, tomatoes, garlic, and cheese

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical that these would be a good quality and yet flexible and non-slip, but they are all they were described to be and then some! I really like that they are flexible, which makes dumping the vegetables and/or meat into a container easy without a mess. And they take up very little room in my cupboard, which is a big plus. I would definitely recommend these for all households and I've purchased more for my camper." —DJYoung

    Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)

    21. A food processor that'll make chopping and grinding a breeze. That shredder attachment is a lifesaver for carrot cake, hashbrowns, and even shredding cheese.

    The food processor in a kitchen, full of fruit

    Promising review: "I recently bought this product and I am amazed at how often I have used it and how much easier it has made my life. The very sharp blade dices, slices, cuts, and shreds super quickly. Clean up is really easy as the parts go in the dishwasher and I love that the blades store in the bowl so they are never lost." —Jkan1

    Price: $99.99+ (available in two colors)

    22. A wave-action blender to totally upgrade your smoothie game. Your morning drink will be that much quicker, smoother, and more efficient.

    The blender full of ice and fruit

    Promising review: "This blender is perfect for the price. I've never really been one to use a blender but decided to buy this to use at my bar. Now I use it at least weekly. It has a dicing setting for making salsa as well as a purée and milkshake setting. It has a setting for self-cleaning. All settings work perfectly. I wanted a blender that worked well, was less expensive, and looked nice. This blender does all three."—WalmartShopper

    Price: $26.96 (available in two colors)

    23. A digital scale so you can finally be ~precise~ and ~bakerly~ with your measurements. Paul Hollywood would be proud.

    The silver scale with a sprig of parsley

    Promising review: "The is the first digital scale I have ever owned and the precision is fantastic. I place a small saucer or bowl on top, hit the tare button to make that the new zero weight, and add the ingredients right on the scale. Using the bowl or saucer also minimizes cleanup. The scale turns itself off automatically or you can do it manually. Wish I had bought one sooner. My granddaughter has my old conventional kitchen scale in her play-kitchen now."—GBGPA

    Price: $10.87+ (originally $14.95+, available in seven colors)

    24. A kitchen gadget set with everything you could possibly need. Literally, if you need something in the kitchen to help with meal prep, it's in this set.

    The many-piece gadget set on a counter

    It comes with slotted and short turners, a basting spoon, a peeler, a can opener, tongs, a pizza cutter, a corkscrew, three clips, scissors, a spoon rest, a pie server, a whisk, a silicone spatula, a utensil holder, four measuring cups, five measuring spoons, and wooden and slotted spoons.

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic deal on a set like this! It's affordable but still good quality kitchen items. I wasn't sure what to expect ordering this since it had so many utensils and items at that price, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a must-have for anyone starting out in a new home or apartment. Has all the basic necessities with a few extra perks thrown in." —Kayla

    Price: $29.97

    25. A hand blender that will revolutionize your soup game. It's good for meal prepping, baking, smoothies, and purées, but it's absolutely primo for soup.

    The Cuisinart Smart Stick

    Promising review: "I'll share just two recent examples of how I have used this immersion blender. The first was a bean soup save. For some reason the beans were not getting soft. Maybe they were old. In any case, decided to purée them. Did it right in the pot. Problem solved. We have also used this to make home made baby food for our grandson. Finely chopped all sorts of meals, including beef stew. Enjoy being creative."—PeteF

    Price: $121.86

    26. A slow cooker, because set-it-and-forget-it meals are what we all need right now. Plus this one is adorable, which always helps.

    The floral slow cooker on a counter

    Promising review: "This is the second one of these I've purchased. I bought the first for me and just recently bought one for my mom for Mother's Day. It's a nice size. Perfect for a roast or a large meal. I make lasagna in mine when I'm making a large batch." —audrey

    Price: $24.96+ (originally $39.99, available in two patterns)

    27. An electric griddle so you can easily cook up your week's worth of chicken while the stove top is full.

    The black griddle with pancakes and bacon on a counter

    Promising review: "Purchased about two years ago. I love my griddle. I don't put it in the dishwasher, even though the title says dishwasher-safe. It wipes clean with a paper towel which works fine. I've never had any issues and use it about four to five times a month. When I store it I put a dish towel over it to protect the griddle coating. The heat temps are accurate." —Leesa

    Price: $19.96 (originally $31)

    28. An eco-friendly set of electric salt and pepper shakers that automatically get to grinding the moment you flip them upside down — perfect for when your hands are dirty from meal prepping.

    The electric salt and pepper shakers

    Promising review: "This is such an elegant set, it is sure to give your kitchen counter a touch of luxury. The set is a full size salt grinder and a pepper grinder. It is battery-operated and the batteries are included! It has a lid for when not in use. There is an on/off button on the bottom of each grinder to prevent accidental spills. My favorite feature is a light that comes on every time you use your grinder to prevent over-adding to your food." —Bella95

    Price: $22.88

    29. A microwave food cooker, because once you make pasta without turning on the stove, you'll never go back to the old way again. This microwave cooker is also great for prepping vegetables, and features holes in the lid for easy draining.

    A microwave food cooker filled with pasta

    Wednesdays were always pasta night growing up, and I like to keep the tradition alive while putting in as little effort as possible.

    Promising review: "This pasta cooker changed my life! It is so light and easy to use and easy to clean, I make pasta a lot more because of having it. I have bought over 25, to give to everyone who does not have one, because I think they are so great. Everyone loves them!" —Robin

    Price: $14.99

    30. A Scrub Daddy, which is basically the greatest sponge ever. They make scrubbing off caked-on messes and a full day of meal prep super easy and they never scratch, ever.

    Scrub Daddy cleaning dirty dish

    My darling mother introduced me to these last year, and I'm never using a scouring pad again.

    Promising review: "I love these scrubbers. I've used them for years and they're the only thing I use now. Have some in the kitchen, some for the bathrooms, some for outdoor use — they're great." —Rebecca

    Price: $12.99 for a pack of four

    31. A cushioned kitchen mat that supports your feet and back while standing for long periods of time, like when you're working hard to set yourself up for a week of easy meals.

    Black kitchen mat on a wooden floor, in front of white cabinets

    Or for the one time a week you do your dishes, because when you put it off that long it takes ~forever~. This mat comes in two colors and two sizes, for whatever you may use it for.

    Promising review: "I love this kitchen mat and how comfortable it is while standing to cook or wash dishes. The color is also a plus. The length is also a plus. And, it stays in place on my tile floor, which I really like." —Jordan05

    Price: $8.30+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    32. A foldable bamboo bread slicer with knife so you can easily cut your homemade bread into even slices for your morning toast.

    The bread slicer being used to slice bread

    Promising review: "I love making homemade bread, but I cannot cut straight to save my life, so this bread slicer really worked well for me. I love the look of bamboo and it seems to be very well made. I really like that there's a removable crumb tray which makes it easy to clean up. The guide allows you to chose the thickness of your slices, and the bread knife cuts the slices perfectly. When you are done, the entire thing folds up making it compact and easy to store. I'm very pleased with this bread slicer cutting board. If you know someone who loves baking bread it would make a great gift!" —TreeT

    Price: $29.99

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