Score Deals on Meal Prep Must-Haves from Vitamix, Instant Pot, and OXO During Macy’s Big Home Sale

updated Aug 14, 2020
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Anyone with a packed schedule knows the value of prepping meals in advance. But the truth is it can be quite a bit of work getting a freezer full of delicious meals ready before the start of a busy week. Which is why you need the right appliances and tools to help you get the job done faster. Luckily for us, Macy’s just kicked off a huge sale that includes up to 60 percent off tons of time- and effort-saving must-haves from brands like Instant Pot, Vitamix, and Cuisinart. The sale runs through Aug. 23, and you can even score an additional 20 percent off select items with code SAVE. See some of our favorite time-saving picks below, and be sure to browse the entire sale as well.

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was $124.99

A quintessential meal prep hero, the Instant Pot packs in 14 pre-set options for pretty much hands-free cooking. At the push of a button, you can cook beans, meats, eggs, casseroles, desserts, and more in record time. Plus, the 6-qt. model is the perfect size for most households. New to Instant Pot? Be sure to check out this helpful post.

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was $563.00

A Vitamix blender isn't exactly cheap, but it's a long-term investment that's going to make your everyday tasks so much easier! This popular model comes with three pre-programmed settings for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts, all of which run for a set time and turn off automatically. If you’d rather be in control of your recipe, you can use the pulse and variable speed dial. And as with all Vitamix models, you get a recipe guide and a tamper to help incorporate heavy and thick ingredients.

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was $167.00

It's the absolute worst when you're rushing to get dinner on the table and you just can't find that bag of lentils! Keep ingredients organized, within reach, and fresher longer with this 10-piece set from OXO that includes a selection of containers in different sizes. They're perfect for stashing everything from beans to pasta to dry fruit, and the legendary OXO airtight seal ensures nothing will ever go stale.

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was $167.00

Our gear pro, Sharon, swears by this J.A Henckels self-sharpening knife block that's earned a permanent spot on her counter. The wooden block comes with a selection of knives — chef’s, santoku, prep, paring, serrated, utility — that fit into slots with sharpening mechanisms, and a pair of scissors is included as well. Each knife is made of high carbon stainless steel and has a solidly attached handle that gives you a firm grip and good balance.

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was $124.99

If you have a food processor on your wishlist, now's the time to snag one for 32 percent off! This versatile option from Cuisinart can mix, chop, knead, slice, and shred, giving you the tools you need to make chunky salsas, purees, shredded veggies, and quick breads without putting in an ounce of effort. The machine includes a feed chute that lets you drop or stream in ingredients like oil without creating a big mess.

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was $48.00

Fact: You can never have too many Pyrex containers, and the best time to stock up is during a sale! This 12-piece set includes assorted sizes of containers with lids, so you'll always have the right size on hand to stash away leftovers and pre-prepped items. And since they're made of glass, you can say goodbye to those lingering food smells that never seem to leave plastic containers, regardless of how many times you wash them.

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was $500.00

This editor-favorite toaster oven from Breville is a total workhorse. It does the job of two key appliances — toaster oven and air fryer — without taking up too much space. And although it's compact, it still accommodates a 13-inch pizza, 12-cup muffin pan, or nine slices of toast. It also comes with 13 pre-set functions like toast, bagel, broil, bake, roast, warm, pizza, proof, air fry, reheat, cookies, slow cook, and dehydrate, while a large LCD screen helps you keep tabs on cooking times.

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was $100.00

When you're prepping a week's worth of meals, you'll need Joseph Joseph's compact set of four cutting boards to get the job done faster. Plus, they prevent cross-contamination between meats and veggies while cooking. The boards file into a free-standing holder, making them easy to store, even in the tiniest kitchen. They're also dishwasher friendly, so you can just toss them in the wash and they're good to go.