Our Favorite Finds From the Bed Bath & Beyond Beyond Cooking Event
Everyone has a different idea of what a dream kitchen looks like, but the goal is the same: A tidy, organized space; tools and appliances that help you cook efficiently; and a setup that makes cooking, entertaining, and eating a pleasure.
If you've been wanting to upgrade your kitchen, now's your chance to do it for less — way less. Bed Bath & Beyond is holding its Beyond Cooking Event, which means you can save up to 20 percent on small appliances, cookware, cutlery, food prep, and coffee essentials. Oh, and this isn't one of those disappointing "only a random item on sale here and there" sales — you'll find an enormous selection of items you've been coveting (hello, Calphalon!) and everyday essentials (ahem, Starbucks).
Whether you're looking to add a few game-changing kitchen upgrades or start fresh with new everything, the Beyond Cooking Event has what you need. We've highlighted 10 of our favorite finds — all of which are nicely priced and nicely positioned to help you live the kitchen dream.
Cuisinart 11-Piece Kitchen Tools and Gadgets with Crock Set
If your cooking gear has seen better days (and your drawers are overflowing with mismatched spatulas), it's time to streamline your supplies. Cuisinart 11-Piece Kitchen Tools and Gadgets with Crock Set ($40) contains everything you need to whip up stews, stir-fries, and more. The BPA-free tools feature soft, nonslip ergonomic handles and heat-resistant nylon — and they're contained in a stainless steel crock that keeps things neat.
CorningWare French White 14-Piece Bakeware Set
Chances are your parents used CorningWare when you were growing up — and are still using the same set. This stuff is made to last forever — it resists chipping and cracking, it doesn't stain, and it doesn't pick up odors. It's also freezer safe, dishwasher safe, and oven safe — you can cook in it and serve from it. Find essentials like ramekins and oval dishes in the very well-priced CorningWare French White 14-Piece Bakeware Set ($55). Yes, you're becoming your parents — but in this case, that's a good thing.
ZeroWater 12-Cup Ready Pour Pitcher
Who needs bottled water when you can make your own crisp, refreshing H2O with a ZeroWater 12-Cup Ready Pour Pitcher ($32)? It filters out odors, tastes, and other impurities to transform your tap water into its purest possible form. Once you go filtered, you'll never go back to bottled — trust.
Blue Diamond Sharp Stone 4-Piece Knife Set
Did you know that a dull knife is more likely than a sharp one to cause a kitchen injury? It's true — ask any chef. So maybe it's time to upgrade your knife set — you know, for safety. Good thing the knives in Blue Diamond Sharp Stone 4-Piece Knife Set ($30) are diamond-cut for a super-sharp edge that slices smoothly. They also have a unique diamond-shaped texture and nonstick coating, so you won't waste time trying to pick off sticky garlic bits the next time you whip up a stir-fry.
Squared Away Acacia Wood Small Storage Bin
Are you trying to stuff a Starbucks' worth of coffee into a too-small space? There's a solution for that. The Squared Away Acacia Wood Small Storage Bin ($14) is sized perfectly to hold your beans, snacks, and other pantry essentials. You can use them to keep cabinet interiors tidy, but the wood is pretty enough to keep on the countertop for display.
Ninja Foodi 8qt. 6-in-1, 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone Technology
What's better than an air fryer? An air fryer that can handle twice the load. Yes, the Ninja Foodi 8qt. 6-in-1, 2-Basket Air Fryer with DualZone Technology ($170) allows you to cook two foods at the same time — think fries on one side, crispy chickpeas on the other — so you can be more efficient and enjoy more of your favorite recipes faster.
Stasher 12 oz. Silicone Reusable Snack Bag
Plastic sandwich bags are so last century. Our environmentally conscious times call for a smarter way to tote cookies and crackers, and the Stasher 12 oz. Silicone Reusable Snack Bag ($8) is it. The airtight silicone bag is freezer safe, microwave safe, and oven safe up to 400 degrees — and best of all, it can be reused at least 3,000 times. So not only is it better for the planet, it's also a significant money saver over time. Brilliant!
Pyrex Simply Store 20-Piece Glass Food Storage Set
I don't know who needs to hear this, but that scratched-up Country Crock tub is not the ideal leftover container. But you know what is pretty much perfect? A glass containers with a color-coded lid, like those found in the Pyrex Simply Store 20-Piece Glass Food Storage Set ($35). Having a simple, unified system and not having to search through mismatched pieces is one of those little kitchen joys that keeps on giving.
BonJour Ami-Matin 8-Cup Unbreakable French Press
How stylish is the BonJour Ami-Matin 8-Cup Unbreakable French Press ($24)? There's something almost meditative about making coffee with a French press, and this one wins points for its simple, modern design.
Umbra U Dry Drying Rack with Mat in Charcoal
We've all been there: carefully stacking wet dishes into a Jenga tower next to the sink, water dripping all over the counter as dishes air-dry. It's not a kitchen disaster, but it's also not ideal. You know what works a lot better? This Umbra U Dry Drying Rack with Mat in Charcoal ($12). It has a highly absorbent microfiber mat that slurps up excess water while your plates and flatware neatly dry in the included rack. So much neater. So much nicer. So much kitchen satisfaction for just $12.