Macy’s Latest Sale Is Full of Game-Changing Tools That’ll Make Summer Meal Prep a Breeze

published Jun 15, 2022
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Summer is here, and with that comes the desire for meals that are fresh, satisfying, and quick. After all, you’ll find nary a home chef that wants to spend their sunny Sunday afternoon in a hot kitchen, making slow work of chopping herbs by hand. Handy helpers and shortcuts are where it’s at during summer (and let’s be honest, all year ’round) — and luckily, Macy’s has a ton of both.

Right now, the do-it-all retailer is hosting an epic sale, offering up to 50 percent off some of our favorite kitchen brands, including Cuisinart, All-Clad, Pyrex, and more. Among the goodies? Tons of must-have tools and gadgets — from a handy portable grill to a foolproof knife set — that will make meal prep a cinch this summer, granting you more time for the good stuff (think: running through the sprinkler with your littles or sipping spritzes al fresco with your roomies). Plus, you can score even more savings on select items when you use the code DAD at checkout. Whether you’re shopping for the favorite father figure in your life or just treating yourself to something new, check out a few of our favorites before they sell out.

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was $166.99

What's not to love about the air fryer and toaster combo? This one from Black & Decker is pretty big — as in it fits a 12-inch pizza — and comes with accessories, including an air fryer basket and a pan. It also has a 60-minute timer and three rack positions. If you want to stay cool in the kitchen this summer, this handy appliance is just what you need to avoid turning your oven on!

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was $24.99

There's no better time for an iced drink than summer, but the wait for your coffee (or wine!) to cool down adequately can be straight-up painful. Enter: the Hyperchiller. The vessel itself is kept in the freezer, so all you need to do is pour in your desired beverage when you're ready and it will be at the perfect frosty temperature in about 60 seconds. We'll raise a glass to that!

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was $76.00

Between trips to the beach and picnics with friends, you're bound to be transporting a lot of food this summer, so it makes sense that you'd want to invest in storage containers that really get the job done. Pyrex is the best of the best, and at $20 off, you really can't go wrong with this 22-piece set. Bonus: These containers can hold their own in the microwave, oven, or freezer, so the sky's the limit when it comes to ways to use them.

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was $149.99

Make the most of park trips and tailgates with this genius portable grill from Fire & Flavor. It boasts a compact shape (just 14.5 inches wide!) and a single-use charcoal pod that provides up to 60 minutes of grill time at 400 degrees. Translation: Your boat, campsite, or beach towel just became your favorite restaurant in town.

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was $158.99

Mix up a morning smoothie, frosty afternoon cocktail, or dinnertime gazpacho with this powerful blender from Black + Decker. With a 900-watt motor and three dynamic speeds, this powerhouse can make its way through everything from frozen fruit to thick veggies to chunks of ice.

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was $109.99

Grilling and summer go hand in hand, but not everyone lives in a spot where outdoor grill is possible. Fake those coveted grill marks with this cast iron pan from Martha Stewart Collection. Available in a punchy red or blue ceramic coating, it features raised cast-iron ridges to circulate heat around the food and crisp your chicken or steak to perfection.

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was $40.00

Who knew kitchen knives could be so adorable? Gift the chef in your family an array of knives in a rainbow of colors with this 10-piece ceramic-coated cutlery set from Cuisinart.

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was $67.00

From fruit salad to a bounty of grilled veggies, these dynamic bowls from All-Clad can hold it all. Not only are they great for making quick work of prepping different dinner components, but they come with lids too, so you can go right from the tabletop to the fridge with ease.

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was $199.99

If you've spent much time around these parts, you know we think All-Clad cookware is a very worthy investment. This three-ply stainless steel frying pan has an aluminum core, which allows it to heat up fast and consistently. At 12 inches, it's the perfect size for cooking up eggs for breakfast or searing delicate fish for dinner.

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was $42.00

Save yourself from burns and watery messes with this over-the-sink stainless steel colander with nonslip handles that extend to reach both sides of your sink, providing a secure "hold" as you pour pasta water or rinse berries. Bonus: You don't have to worry about it tipping over, so you'll never loose part of dinner to the sink again.