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8 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Meal Prep *So* Much Easier

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Have you ever been in such a hurry to get dinner on the table that you rushed through your recipe and missed a step, leaving you with a dish that tasted... not great?

If you have (or if you're just a fan of efficiency), then you'll appreciate these kitchen gadgets that are a total time-saving win. From high-powered blenders (a total hack for chopping and slicing) to super-speedy microwave ovens turned air fryers, we rounded up eight meal prep time-savers you can score from Best Buy to help you reclaim your time in the kitchen.

That way, even when you need to get dinner made ASAP, you can still have your star chef moment in the kitchen, while cutting down on prep time and enjoying a nutrition-packed meal (that'll taste way better than the one you rushed through).

Keep scrolling to find meal prep time-savers from Best Buy that you'll wonder how you lived without.

Breville 3X Bluicer — $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 create a smoothie, juice, or energy-boosting drink that’s a combo of both (the Bluicer is a blender and a juicer together, get it?) thanks to Breville’s Cold Spin Technology®, which extracts fresh juice straight into a high capacity blender jug.

Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave — $450.00

There’s nothing worse than taking a bite of your food after microwaving it and realizing it’s still ice cold or soggy. But Breville’s three-in-one microwave (that combines an air fryer, convection oven, and inverter microwave) is equipped with a smart algorithm that directs power where it’s needed in order to heat food evenly.

Ninja Foodi Blender & Processor System — $180.00

If you don’t have the patience for chopping, kneading, and mixing, this food processor system is going to be your new go-to appliance. With a blender, food processor, dough mixer, and smoothie bowl maker built into one, you can whip up all your favorite foods that you previously didn’t have time to make.

AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim — $180.00

Keep leafy greens or fresh herbs at your fingertips with this in-home garden system, which includes a six-pod salad kit to grow the plants you prefer to use for a home-grown salad. It’ll save you time on trips to the grocery store, and is less wasteful, to boot (you know that unopened bag of spring mix you throw away every other week?).

Bella High Power Juice Extractor — $70.00

If you enjoy natural juices, then you know how long it can take to go through the peeling and cutting process to make your own drink. Shorten your beverage prep time with this high-powered juicer that accepts large fruits and veggies (up to three-inch pieces) so you’ll only need a few chops before you’re sipping on something delicious.

Panasonic 4-in-1 Microwave — $530.00

For nights when you want to enjoy a meal within 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 functions as a microwave, air fryer, broiler, and convection oven in one.

KitchenAid Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder — $60.00

Salads taste better with evenly chopped veggies (it’s just a scientific fact), and this KitchenAid slicer attachment can help with that. Just snap it onto your stand mixer, switch it on, and you’ll have perfectly sliced salad toppings in no time—without even breaking out a cutting board.

Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 6.5-qt Pro Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer with Stainless finish — $200.00

Whether you’re planning for guests or preparing meals for the next few days, having a slow cooker option will come in clutch for hands-free cooking. This one features TenderCrisp™ Technology, which allows you to combine the best of pressure cooking (to lock in juices) and air frying (for a crispy finish) in one nonstick pot just by swapping the lid. And with 11 cooking functions and 6.5-quart capacity for family-sized meals, you can have dinner on the table exactly when you need it.

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