Have you ever been in such a hurry to eat dinner at the table that you rush through your recipe and miss a step, leaving you with a dish that tastes…not great?
If you have it (or if you’re just a fan of efficiency), you’ll appreciate these time-saving kitchen gadgets. From high-powered blenders (a complete chopping and slicing hack) to ultra-fast microwaves turned into air fryers, we’ve rounded up eight time-saving meal prep meals that you can score from Best Buy to help you take back your time in the kitchen.
This way, even when you need to prepare dinner ASAP, you can still enjoy your stellar chef moment in the kitchen, while reducing your prep time. And Enjoy a nutrient-rich meal (it will taste better than the one you ate quickly).
Keep scrolling to find Best Buy meal prep time savings that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.
Breville 3X Blucer – $300.00
When your mornings are hectic, making breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind. But with this high-performance blender and juicer, you can make a smoothie or energy-boosting drink that’s a blend of the two (Bluicer is a blender and juicer together, get them?) thanks to Breville’s Cold Spin Technology®, which extracts fresh juice directly into the blender’s high-capacity jug.
Breville Combiwave 3-in-1 Microwave – $450.00
There’s nothing worse than taking a bite out of your food after it’s been cooked in the microwave and realizing it’s still cold or wet. But the three-in-one Breville microwave (which combines an air fryer, convection oven, and inverter microwave) is equipped with a smart algorithm that directs power where it’s needed to heat food evenly.
Ninja Foodi Blender & Processor System – $180.00
If you are impatient with chopping, kneading and mixing, this food processor system will be your new go-to. With the blender, food processor, dough mixer and bowl maker all in one, you can prepare all your favorite foods that you never had time to prepare.
AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim – $180.00
Keep leafy greens or fresh herbs on hand with this home gardening system, which includes a six-pod salad kit for growing the plants you prefer to use in a home salad. It’ll save you time on trips to the grocery store, and is less wasteful, to boot (did you know that unopened bag of spring mixes you throw out every other week?).
Bella Hi Power Juicer – $70.00
If you enjoy natural juices, you know how long the peeling and chopping process can take to make your own drink. Shorten your drink prep time with this high-powered juicer that accepts large fruits and vegetables (up to three inches), so you’ll only need a few pieces before you sip on something delicious.
Panasonic 4-in-1 Microwave – $530.00
On the nights when you want to enjoy a meal in a matter of minutes, you don’t have to resort to a frozen dinner or wait for your oven to preheat if you have this multi oven that works as a microwave, air fryer, grill, and convection oven in one.
Slicer/Slicer, KitchenAid Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder – $60.00
Salads taste best with evenly chopped veggies (it’s just a science fact), and the KitchenAid slicing accessory can help with that. Just clip it to your stand mixer, turn it on, and you’ll have perfectly chopped salad slices in no time – without even breaking a cutting board.
Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 6.5-qt Pro Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer in Stainless Finish – $200.00
Whether you’re planning guests or preparing meals for the next few days, the slow cooker option will come in the clutch for hands-free cooking. This appliance features TenderCrisp™ technology, which allows you to combine the best of pressure cooking (to lock in juices) and air frying (for a crunchy finish) in one nonstick pot just by switching the lid. And with 11 cooking functions and a 6.5L capacity for family meals, you can have dinner right on the table when you need it.