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Kitchen Essentials that Every Home Chef Needs for the Holidays

By now we’ve all learned some pros and cons of working from home. Pro: saving money by not eating out. Con: having to actually cook—that is, unless you have the right supplies on hand!


With the holiday season upon us, cooking big meals for your family or quarantine crew may feel overwhelming. But fear not! We have all the kitchen essentials that you’ll need to make this holiday season a culinary smash.


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Chicago Cutlery Knife Block Set

No kitchen is complete without a knife set! This Chicago Cutlery block from Bed Bath and Beyond comes with a high-carbon, stainless steel knife for your every need. Bonus for knife novices: the blades are labeled for each of their intended uses.


$149.99 split into 4 payments of $37.50*



Joseph Joseph Large Nest Cutting Boards

These minimalist Joseph Joseph cutting boards from Bloomingdale’s provide an aesthetically pleasing backdrop for any meal prep. The sleek boards are textured and have non-slip feet to help you keep everything in the right place.


$50.00 split into 4 payments of $12.50*



Le Creuset Oval Dish with Platter Lid

Play like the pros and impress your dinner guests with this Le Creuset stoneware casserole dish. The lid doubles as a serving platter, making this versatile dish a no-brainer.


$125.00 split into 4 payments of $31.25*



Nordic Ware Half Sheet Pan and Cooling Rack

Your holiday baked goods are going to need a high-caliber cooling sheet to match. This chic Nordic Ware baking sheet is Wirecutter’s top pick and the cooling rack nestles into it, making this set perfect for roasts too. Our mouths are watering just at the thought!


$30.00 split into 4 payments of $7.50*



KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Nothing helps you whip up a better baked good than an excellent stand mixer, and this one from KitchenAid is the crème de la crème. The 10-speed mixer includes a flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook for all your holiday baking ambitions.


$299.99 split into 4 payments of $74.99*


Circulon Bakeware Set

Say farewell to broken cookies and cracked cakes, and wave hello to this gourmet kitchenware brand. With this nonstick bakeware from Target, you are guaranteed to enjoy every last crumb.


$39.99 split into 4 payments of $10.00*


StramperPress French Press Coffee Maker

With this french press from StramperPress, you’ll never again serve dessert without a delicious coffee pairing to complement it. And thanks to the built-in hourglass timer, you’re guaranteed to impress with perfectly brewed coffee every time.


$80.00 split into 4 payments of $20.00*



Equal Parts Essential Non-Stick Pan

Toss out the skillets you’ve been using since college and level up with this essential pan from Equal Parts. Made with the home cook in mind, its smart design checks all the boxes — oven-safe, easy to clean, and toxin-free.


$95.00 split into 4 payments of $23.75*



All-Clad Slow Cooker

A slow cooker is crucial to effective multitasking year-round, but especially so during the holidays. Add your ingredients, set the timer, finish wrapping gifts, and let this All-Clad slow cooker do the heavy lifting.

$149.99 split into 4 payments of $37.50*


Rubbermaid Food Containers

One of the best parts of holiday cooking is the leftovers! Make sure your kitchen is fully prepped for day-after treats with these Rubbermaid food storage containers. After all, who doesn’t love a serving of stuffing with breakfast, lunch, and dinner?


$39.99 split into 4 payments of $10.00*



Cuisinart Food Processor

Get dinner out in record time with this Cuisinart food processor! Not only is it your best bet for making purees, it also comes with shredding and slicing discs to help you chop your veggies quicker than ever.


$99.95 split into 4 payments of $24.99*



Ninja Air Fryer

What if you could have your holiday feast, and feel relatively healthy afterwards? Invest in your health with this Ninja Air Fryer, which uses a fraction of the oil that is used in a traditional deep fryer.


$99.00 split into 4 payments of $24.75*



SodaStream Sparkling Water Maker

Sparkling or still? Give your holiday guests the old razzle dazzle with this SodaStream sparkling water machine.


$89.99 split into 4 payments of $22.50*


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