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Even If You’re Bad At Cooking, These 31 Products From Walmart Will Actually Help You Improve

These will actually help you improve your cooking skills, even if you have no clue how to boil water.

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1. A 10-piece baking set, if you spent your time in quarantine mastering banana bread, and now want to master some new (looking at you, souffle!) recipes.

Walmart

Set includes three bag clips, one sifter, four spatulas, one cookie dropper, one ice cream scoop.

Promising review: “I'm so in love with this line of cookware and accessories. Not only do we watch the Pioneer Woman show. We also love using her products in our kitchen. This cookie dropper makes baking and other jobs a breeze. It has a very heavy weight to it. The handle is super solid, and will last with care.”—MamaColes327

Price: $39.99 (available in two colors)

2. A nonstick, 12-piece stainless-steel cookware set so your hands won’t be sore after scrubbing away stuck-on food with a Brillo pad.

Walmart

Set includes one 8-inch saute pan, one 10-inch saute pan, one 2-quart saucepan, one 3-quart saucepan, and one 5-quart Dutch oven.

Promising review: “This is the best quality cookware on the market because I have done the research. And the Walmart pricing for this beautiful set blew me away. The heat induction on this product allows you to reduce your range temp by 50% saving energy. And when used properly, cleanup is a breeze and they are just as beautiful as new.”—Phillipsds

Price: $199.95+ (available in five different counts)

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3. A food meat thermometer that provides fast (and accurate) temperature readings, so if it's your turn to make the Thanksgiving turkey this year, you won’t have to pray to the food gods for good luck the night before.

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Promising review: “Our family loves this thermometer. Instant reading of food temperature makes cooking easier. Numbers are bold (you can see them without your glasses) and it lights up for even easier reading. Folds away and stores easily within reach because the handle is magnetic.”—Madeline

Price: $12.99

4. A dishwasher-safe, 13-piece cooking set to make your "Meal-Prep Sundays" an absolute cakewalk.

Walmart

Set includes one 1.5-quart saucepan with cover, one 2.5-quart saute pan with cover, one four-quart Dutch oven with cover, one eight-quart stockpot with cover, one 8” skillet, one 10” skillet, one steamer insert (fits eight-quart stockpot). 

Promising review: “The pots are perfectly sized. The bog pasta pot is also amazing. Worth every penny and make a great wedding gift too. In fact, we bought this because someone gave the same set to my daughter for a wedding present. She was so in love with them she suggested we replace our old Teflon stuff with a set of Contour. We love them.”—Jon E. S.

Price: $199

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5. An 8-quart stainless-steel pressure cooker, because if you’ve been wanting to up your brunch game this summer, you’ll now have a chance to wow your besties with some delish pressure cooker eggs or yummy French toast casserole.

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Promising review: “Just had for about two weeks and so far so good. Used it for making mashed potatoes and the tenderest, most flavorful pot roast I have had in years. This may just replace my Crock-Pot. It's faster, easier clean up, and uses less energy. It takes some getting used to (Temp Control on my Range) but once you get the hang of it, it's great...Would highly recommend it. Try it and if you find it's not for you, then return it to Walmart.”—PJ2532

Price: $79.90

6. A charcoal grill, with a one-touch cleaning system, so you can make the greasiest of burgers, without having a huge mess to clean up afterward.

Walmart

Promising review: “Can't stop using this grill! Been using it as both a low and slow smoker and a hot and fast charcoal grill. Temp control is great, the one-touch cleaning system makes for easy cleanup, and I love the hinged grates that come with this model. Couldn't recommend this grill enough to anyone looking for a quality backyard BBQ grill!”—Trent H

Price: $175+ (available in three colors)   

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7. A four-piece spatula set so you can successfully fold ingredients into any baking mixture, and also transfer batter into a baking pan like a pro.

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Promising review: “I really enjoy using these spatulas. I like that it's a set of three different sizes. They are very sturdy and easy to hold. I got them because they are silicone spatulas that won't scratch my pots and pans. They are easy to clean as well. I love that they are matte black. All my appliances are black so it matches pretty well. Very happy with my purchase.”—jkfelix77

Price: $13.99 (available in two colors)   

8. A 6-inch chef knife, with a self-sharpening sleeve, so you can feel like you’ve won a Master Chef onion cooking challenge, even if you’ve never chopped one before in your life.

Walmart

Promising review: “I was in dire need of some new knives. My old set could hardly cut through sliced bread! So when I was preparing dinner the first time trying this knife, I was so happily surprised with how easily it sliced. I've used it to cut baked chicken, apples, cheese, and tomatoes so far. It was a breeze to cut through those foods. It's easy enough to clean, too. I hand wash mine and place it right back into the sharpening sheath. It's nice to know that this knife will stay sharp for quite some time.”—AMarie2009

Price: $8.99 

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9. A six-piece bakeware set for making novice bakers feel like they are about to open their own bakery.

Walmart

Set includes one 9" x 13" cake/utility pan, one 12" pizza pan, one 6-cup muffin pan, one 9.3" x 5.2" x 2.7" loaf pan, one 15.3" x 10.2" cookie pan, and one 8" round cake pan.

Promising review: “This BakerEze 6 piece Non-stick Bakeware set is good baking set for beginners. It is lightweight and gets the job done. As a college student, I was pretty impressed with the purchase and very happy with what I received. I am now able to bake dishes that do not stick, that's right that does not stick to the pan. Pretty good product and would recommend it to anyone not only those just starting but anyone who needs a baking set for a good price.”—Smiles18

Price: $31.67 

10. A smokeless electric grill that brings the grilling experience indoors, so you can carefully roast veggies and work your way up to grilling burgers, dogs, and steaks.

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Promising review: “I love this grill. We live in an apartment so I cannot have a grill outside. This is so nice and easy to use. And no smoke in the house.”—michelle

Price: $79.95

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11. A 10-piece cookware set with different-sized pots and pans, so you won't screw up your first attempt at shrimp scampi.

Walmart

Promising review: “I argued with myself about this cookware for a full year before buying and I wish I hadn't wasted time! They're absolutely lovely colors, just as vibrant as they look on screen. They're a good weight, not too flimsy. In my experience, they heat evenly. They are hand wash recommended which I didn't know about but the ceramic makes them easy to clean.”—Amanda

Price: $99 (available in three colors)   

12. A pair of heat-resistant grill gloves that provide against heat up to 475 degrees, so you won’t burn your hands while you’re grilling, cooking, or baking.

Walmart

Promising review: “Received my Expert Grill Silicone Dotted Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves and they are for some heavy-duty grilling. There are plenty of silicone dots on the backs of the gloves that will deflect heat and keep any master chef from burning his hands. Overall, they are well constructed and the material is thick enough to protect anyone's hands. The cuffs are long and thick also which will protect your wrists and a little beyond. The gloves are large, so petite hands may have some difficulty using them, but they should fit most large-sized hands. Good protection for serious grilling.”—GeoCal

Price: $9.88

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13. A rotating pizza oven for not only improving your DIY pizza skills but also cutting down on pricey delivery costs.

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Promising review: “I really like my pizzazz. I like that I don't have to heat the oven up for a pizza and get the house hot in the summer. I especially like that they updated the rotating tray! Much nicer and very easy to clean. Looks like it won't leave burn marks like the old model either. Very easy to use.”—Patrick

Price: $53.89

14. A soft-serve ice cream maker you can use at home, so you don't have to get confused over hard-to-follow steps for DIY ice cream recipes.

Walmart

Promising review: “Easy to use ice cream maker! The recipes contained within the included booklet are a great place to start as you're learning this machine. We've so far made two successful batches. Love the tip to keep the frozen bowl in the freezer at all times so that when you're ready to make ice cream, it is ready to go! Otherwise, as we learned the first time, you will be waiting 24 hours for it to fully freeze.”—Kristen DV

Price: $99.99

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15. A pasta maker machine with a stainless steel roller hand, so you can make fresh spaghetti, angel hair, or linguine just the way Nonna did.

Walmart

Promising review: “Why the heck have I been making pasta by hand? Even my grandma had a pasta maker. This machine is amazing. It does 99%of the work. Especially at a very reasonable cost, this is one of the best purchases of my life. If you need a basic, not fancy workhorse, but this. You won't regret it.”—Shell

Price: $49.46

16. A mini personal blender that is easy to use, so you can feel confident enough to whip up dips, guac, and hummus for your first party in your new home.

Walmart

Promising review: “I have used it multiple times every day since it arrived. This thing can do so many things. I bought it for its ability to grind things into powder. I was interested in making coconut flour and cassava flour where the ability to grind becomes necessary. Perfect for shakes and smoothies. It is sturdy and well made. It is very easy to use, to clean and comes with a large and small cup. I am really happy with this product and recommend it.”—RICHARD

Price: $24.23

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17. A nonstick Belgian waffle maker for making the perfect Sunday breakfast your fam will definitely thank you for.

Walmart

Promising review: “Love this waffle maker! I bought a lower-end flip waffle maker for $50 but it broke when I received it. I didn't want to splurge on a fancy flip waffle maker so I took a chance with this Oster brand and I LOvE it! It makes waffles just as well as those fancy flipper machines and waffle shops. The batter never sticks to the waffle plates and always comes out perfectly crispy on the outside and soft inside.”—Walmart Customer

Price: $17.88

18. A five-speed corded hand maker, because while a fancy blender can also get the job done, sometimes you just want to blend, mix, or whip your way.

Walmart

Promising review: “Had the opportunity to beat a few eggs, using this Mainstays hand mixer. What I love about this mixer is its one-touch ejection button, in addition to the five-speed settings accessible while using the mixer. It is very lightweight, so no strain on the wrist, comfortable handle to hold, and, best of all, the beaters are solid and very sturdy.”—Msmoemoe

Price: $9.88 

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19. An electric milk frother to rev up your latte-making skills, so you can finally resist the siren song of the morning drive-thru.

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Promising review: “This Milk Foamer is awesome. It recharges with a USB connection and has plenty of power. It makes FANTASTIC foam. I added a bit of powdered stevia “sugar” to 1/2 cup hot skim milk and got a slightly sweetened full glass of foam. My husband and I then used the foam to make EZ fabulous coffee drinks, especially welcome when going out for coffee has been a challenge.”—EllenRpH

Price: $24.99

20. An 8-cup food processor, if you don't know how to use a knife, so onions, garlic, and veggies can easily be chopped up for you.

Walmart

Promising review: “This is a simple food processor made by a reputable company. The smaller 8-cup size works for the two of us and fits in the cupboard easily. We were pleased with how it slices, grates and chops. Just a couple of pulses chop a whole onion (without it turning to mush).”—Lynn

Price: $35.99

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21. An air fry microwave oven, which can be used as an air fryer or convection oven, because if you are a beginner cook who is overwhelmed by the appliance space, of course, you'll want a tool that can do it all.

Walmart

Promising review: “Microwave, air fryer, and convection oven, or combo; this machine does it all. It is fast in any of the options you choose, and you can cook anything and everything with it. I really like that you can cook for a family, this machine comes with everything you need, the air fryer kit especially is great for cooking bigger quantities than a regular air fryer, and it cooks everything crispy and tasty.”—whitt

Price: $109

22. A stainless-steel egg poacher so you won’t waste any more eggs trying to poach them yourself.

Walmart

Promising review: “I was using the ‘old-fashioned’ method of making poached eggs by swirling them in water. The results were messy and the eggs did not cook to the same firmness every time. This little egg poacher is a wonder. The non-stick cups turn out a poached egg that is very pretty and there are no messy bits of egg white floating around. I love it. I have it timed just right now so that my single egg is perfect every time. The durability is very adequate. Yes, you can spend $49.99 at some specialty store and get a heavier product. But I'm very satisfied. After using it almost every day for three weeks, the stainless steel still looks like new.”—rzerbak

Price: $31.40+ (available in two sizes)   

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23. A digital multifunction kitchen food and scale to provide accurate measurements, so you’ll be able to make meatballs that are evenly cooked.

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Promising review: “It was the first item to arrive among several items I ordered at the same time. Came with batteries and works well so far. Easy to use, instructions in multiple languages and it turns itself off after a couple of minutes to preserve the battery. You can also change the units of weights between several different options (lbs, lbs oz, kg, oz, ml.”—Selma

Price: $14.65+ (available in seven colors)   

24. An onion chopper and slicer that measures out chopped ingredients for you, so you can take the guesswork of figuring out just what a 1/2 cup of onions looks like.

Walmart

Promising review: “This completely blew my expectations! I even tried it on tomatoes and it chopped them better than I ever could. It's simple to use, simple to clean, and even dishwasher safe. My only regret is not buying it sooner. I love this thing!!”—Arabel

Price: $15.29

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25. A vegetable slicer with three stainless steel blades if you are looking to experiment with new recipes from ingredients (fruits and veggies) found in your fridge.

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Promising review: “I loved it! Very easy to use and very fast to make veggie spaghetti with a small zucchini and summer squash with the thin spiral blade! I made a tomato sauce with ground beef, onion, garlic and topped it with Parmesan! Veggie Pasta cooked in just 6 minutes in the microwave! It was delicious!” —Sue1

Price: $20.84

26. An 8” silicone basting brush for making all your meats full of delicious flavor — in a very surprisingly easy way.

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Promising review: “This basting brush is easy to use and quite durable. This basting brush is easy to clean because of the silicone. After washing this bush there is no residue left behind. This basting brush has enough bristles on it so there is ample coverage with your barbecue sauce, but small enough to store away easily. The green color on the bristles is very pretty. This basting brush is heatproof to high temperatures that it gets exposed to.”—MamaFen

Price: $0.97

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27. A quesadilla maker, which works in just five minutes, so you don’t have to look for your phone for a good while, just to place a takeout order at your favorite fast-food restaurant.

Walmart

Promising review: “I love this Hamilton Beach Quesadilla Maker. It's quick, easy, leaves indentations on the top and bottom, and seals the outer edges, makes 6 perfectly sized quesadillas, and clean up is a snap; my only regret is not buying it sooner. I highly recommend it and the Walmart price and delivery was good.”—Brenda

Price: $28.16

28. A meat chopper with a five-blade head if you want to make taco meat or Bolognese sauce quickly.

Walmart

Promising review: “These meat choppers make hamburger meat and pork sausage super easy to crumble up. It does the work for you. I paid three times the amount on one from a very reputable cooking utensil company, and there is no difference that I can tell.”—Duey 

Price: $4.97

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29. A three-piece measuring cup set so you won't have to guess just what a 3/4 cup of milk looks like.

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Promising review: “These measuring cups are accurate and durable. They will last for many years. I love the three sizes and bought a set as a gift for a friend. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. I use them as bowls for dishes that you have to measure ingredients. They have many uses."—Pat123

Price: $24.99

30. A 5.5-quart digital steamer that steams meats and veggies simultaneously, so you can get dinner on the table faster.

Walmart

Promising review: “At first I didn't see any use at all for the item but now, I stay on the go with all my children's activities, this really came in hand. It is very easy to put together and washing it is easy as well. There are so many different things you can cook in this steamer. The first thing cooked in the steamer was some boneless pork chops. I let them steam for 1 hour. Once I took them out of the steamer and onto a plate, I could cut them with a fork. It was finger-licking good. I cannot wait to steam some broccoli and corn. I can see this steamer being used for many different things. This steamer will be put to use. I am so glad I picked this item.”—MizzLBC

Price: $37.17+ (available in two colors)   

31. A smart home assistant for discovering new recipes, or making video calls with your mom if you are stumped on how to follow her famous pot-pie recipe.

Walmart

Promising review: “I use a few Google Assistant speakers around the home and added the Nest Hub Max to our kitchen and it has met all of my expectations. I enjoy the sound quality, slideshows, and video conferencing, including Zoom. It's a good way to keep track of recipes and cooking, while staying connected with friends and family.”—Scott

Price: $199.88 (available in two colors)   

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

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