Cooking more is high on our list of New Year’s resolutions for 2022, but that’s easier said than done. After a long day, we were all tempted to drop by the drive-thru for a quick dinner. Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore: exploring new recipes is a great way to stay inspired, and if you need a little extra motivation to spend more time in the kitchen, new equipment can come in handy.
Whether you’re just getting started in the kitchen or upgrading an already masterful cooking game, the right gear makes all the difference. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 15 kitchen accessories from Walmart that will inspire you to cook more in 2022. From time-saving appliances to smart gadgets to stylish tools, these useful and, best of all, affordable choices will make cooking easier. and more fun. (And if you’re a Walmart+ member, you can enjoy free shipping with no minimum order.)
Keep scrolling to buy all 15 tools and gadgets, and you’ll be ready to tackle that skillet chicken dinner in no time.
Essential Kitchen Tools from Walmart
KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Mixer
This best-selling hand blender, also known as an immersion blender or hand blender, is small but so powerful. The handheld device performs the same tasks as a traditional blender, which means you can use it to blend, puree, emulsify and more. It is particularly useful for making soups and stews: instead of having to pour hot liquid into a traditional blender and transfer it to the stove, you can simply insert this tool directly into the pot. It’s available in a bunch of stylish colors from KitchenAid, but right now you can pick up the Empire Red version for under $30.
Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Juice Groove (Set of 3)
These functional cutting boards – which have racked up nearly 3,000 5-star reviews – have deep grooves to catch stray juices, but they’re also sleek enough to double as charcuterie boards. The set includes three convenient sizes: a small ideal for picnics or travel, a medium size for everyday chopping jobs, and a large size for big kitchen projects and entertaining.
Farberware 3.2 Quart Digital Air Fryer
Air fryers have become essential kitchen tools for preparing quick and healthy meals. The gadget generally heats and cooks food faster than a traditional oven, and it produces crispy results with a fraction of the oil used for frying. This popular option is a Walmart bestseller, and it’s on sale right now.
Beautiful by Drew Barrymore 3-Piece Forged Kitchen Knife Set
This sleek knife set looks like it’s straight out of the kitchen in the Nancy Meyers movie. From Drew Barrymore’s range of kitchen utensils, the knives feature a beautiful modern design with forged handles designed to fit comfortably in your hand. This set covers all your food preparation essentials, with a chef’s knife for slicing and chopping, a serrated utility knife for cutting through tough exteriors, and a paring knife for delicate paring or garnishing jobs.
Black+Decker 8-Cup Easy Assembly Food Processor
Chopping, shredding, slicing and dicing are usually the most inconvenient parts of cooking, but an efficient food processor like this will save you a lot of time and effort. With an 8-cup capacity and a reversible slice and dice option, it makes everything from chopping veggies for a stew to whipping up homemade nut butter in a snap.
Willsence Gooseneck Electric Kettle with Temperature Control
Be your own barista with this stylish electric kettle. You can select the exact brew temperature from 100 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit to extract the optimal flavors from your dark chocolate roasts or floral teas. Temperature can be controlled down to the degree and a built-in timer lets you time your brew for the perfect cup.
Taylor Digital 11-Pound Glass/Bamboo Home Kitchen Scale
Never has a kitchen scale been so chic! And with an easy-to-read digital display and touch sensitive buttons, it doesn’t skimp on function either. A unique “hold” feature even locks the current weight so it continues to display after food is removed.
The Pioneer Woman Vintage Floral Gadget Set
Having fun looking kitchen utensils is a great incentive to spend more time in the kitchen. With this country-inspired set from Ree Drummond’s Walmart range, you’ll feel like you’re staying on a pretty farm. It comes with 20 tools that are as practical as they are elegant, including a spatula with wooden handle, knives with matching sheaths and a melamine spoon rest.
Black+Decker 32 oz Citrus Juicer with Self-Inverting Cone
Freshly squeezed juice is one of life’s simple luxuries, and with this juicer from Black+Decker, it’s just a trick away. It costs less than $20 and has more than a few handy features, including a dual-purpose cone designed to expertly handle citrus fruits of all sizes. The cone automatically reverses, ensuring you get the most juice possible by changing direction with each squeeze.
Aroma 6-Cup Non-Stick White Rice Cooker
Rice cookers are a kitchen staple, and despite their name, they’re surprisingly versatile. You can use this countertop appliance to mix stir-fries, make grain bowls, and even make more complicated meals like jambalaya or risotto. With a nonstick inner pot and easy one-touch operation, Aroma’s rice cooker makes weeknight dinners a breeze.
Health Smart Granite Mortar and Pestle
A mortar and pestle are underrated kitchen tools. You’ll use this granite version whenever a recipe calls for crushed herbs or spices for the most flavor.
Mason Cash in the Forest Batter Bowl
Whether you’re baking or hosting brunch, the heirloom look of this dough bowl will add a touch of elegance to your countertop. Inspired by 19th century European folk tales, the design features owls in a forest scene. The durable earthenware is made to resist chipping and fading, and it’s safe for microwaves, freezers, and dishwashers.
The Pioneer Woman Can Opener by Hamilton Beach
To make kitchen time a little more enjoyable, you need to have pretty things to look at. The floral pattern on this can opener adds unexpected charm to an otherwise utilitarian gadget. It also works hard: not only does it open cans of all sizes, but it also has a built-in knife sharpener.
Yaoping Silicone Mixing Spoon 6 Pieces
More color in the kitchen, please! These six heat-resistant mixing spoons come in a rainbow of bright colors, making any cooking or cooking task more festive. Spoons can be used for just about any mixing, scooping, or stirring task a recipe requires. And the flexible silicone material makes it easy to scrape every last bit out of the bowl.
3 in 1 stainless steel hand crank apple peeler
Something about slicing apples seems so cumbersome – too much peeling and getting rid of seeds. With this 3-in-1 hand-cranked apple peeler, apples will be ready in seconds with just one turn of the handle. It is a must for preparing dishes that require a lot of peeled, cored and sliced apples, such as cobblers, pies or applesauce. But it’s not just for apples: you can also use it to make spiral potato fries or peel potatoes for mashed potatoes.
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