When you're feeding multiple kiddos and figuring out meals for your own lunch and dinner, it can be difficult to find options that fit the bill for everyone. Our secret? Great kitchen gadgets and basics that make meal planning a breeze.

From the Instant Pot (yes, it's *totally* worth it!) to a cast iron pan, we rounded up some of our favorite kitchen basics every parent needs in their kitchen.

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Ninja Blender


Okay, so you might already have a blender—but you don’t have a Ninja. It does everything from crushing ice for cocktails to pureeing baby’s food and making hearty smoothies for everyone else. We love the sleek design that won’t be an eye sore on any countertop.

instant pot
$$58.99 (regularly $99.95)

Instant Pot

Yes, you’ve seen this EVERYWHERE, but for good reason. If you’d like to throw out seven large kitchen gadgets in your home, then you absolutely need this. It’s a 7-in-1 multifunctional cooker: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt making, steamer and warmer. The 6-quart is perfect for families of about 4-6 people and it’s not too big that it takes up tons of space.

15-piece knife set
$$94.28 (regularly $345.00)

15-pc knife block set

Raise your hand if you have a million random sized (and dull) knives floating around your kitchen. 🙋♀️Not only is this knife block set 73% off, but it has every single knife you’ll ever need in your kitchen, from slicing bread and steak to paring and serrating. Plus, it comes with a sharpener so you won’t have to replace this one in just a few years.

$$111.99 (regularly $159.99)

Calphalon cookware set

If you have multiple pans floating around those cabinets, simplify it with this 3-piece set. They stack together so it saves 30% more space when they’re nested, are dishwasher safe, and feature a safe nonstick pan.

Wine glasses
$$11.48 (regularly $18.99)

Set of wine glasses

Even if it feels far (far, far) away, you will have girls night again. Everyone needs a beautiful set of wine glasses for those occasions. These are perfect for both everyday use and entertaining and are dishwasher safe. 🙌 Plus, they’re backed by AmazonBasics one-year warranty so if your little knocks one over, you’re covered.

cast iron skillet
$$14.88 (regularly $26.68)

Cast iron pre-seasoned skillet

While this one might seem intimidating, it’s one of the best basics you can have in your home. It’s ideal for sautéing, searing, baking, and for stir fry—basically everything you could want to do in the kitchen! This one is pre-seasoned so you bypass having to do that and is the perfect size for a dish for the entire fam.

pyrex bowls
$$12.49 (regularly $17.49)

Pyrex glass mixing bowl set

Say hello to your new favorite mixing bowls. This set has three sizes that are microwave, dishwasher, oven, and freezer safe so you don’t have to worry about them breaking with temperature change. Plus, they won’t stain (even if your little gets their slime in there).

silicon muffin pan
$$11.95 (regularly $16.92)

Silicone muffin pans

Instead of having multiple muffin pans, swap them out for a silicone set. This one will bake 12 muffins, cupcakes, or dessert bites and is ideal for little hands who like to grab while you’re cooking. Plus, it has built-in stability bars that ensure the foods don’t fall out before they’re cooked.

digital thermometer
$$8.09 (regularly $17.99)

Digital thermometer

Ever taken too much time figuring out if meat was actually done? Well you don’t have to worry about that anymore. This thermometer will read out the meat’s temperature, letting you know if the meat has cooked fully. Our favorite feature? You can use a freeze setting to keep the last displayed temp on the screen so you don’t have to remember it or write it down.

$$15.99 (regularly $19.99)

Vegetable slicer

This kitchen accessory will save you tons of prep time. 👏It features seven different kinds of knives that do everything from peeling to slicing and grating. Everything goes into the container so it doesn’t make a mess or cause us to have to wash more dishes. While it’s not dishwasher safe, it cleans off easily with water and soap.