8 Kitchen Essentials Our Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying From Macy’s in 2020 (Bonus: They’re All on Sale!)

updated Dec 21, 2020
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Whether you diligently read customer reviews or product roundups, in the modern shopping era that is 2020, it’s never been easier to do your research before you buy something. But since nothing beats a personal recommendation, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of Kitchn readers’ most popular purchases this year. After all, who better to shoot you straight than fellow cooking-obsessed shoppers? Drumroll please…here are the eight most purchased cookware, appliances, and kitchen tools from Macy’s. So whether you need space-saving prep accessories, an espresso-making bundle, or a classic Dutch oven in the new year, you can rest assured that your fellow Kitchn readers swear by these gems for their very own kitchens. Even better? Macy’s just kicked off its year-end sale and everything included in this list is up to 70 percent off right now with an additional 15 percent off with code GIFT. But don’t wait too long — these deals are sure to go fast!

1 / 8
was $199.99

No matter your cooking level, every home cook needs a small stainless steel skillet for searing meats, making grilled sandwiches, toasting nuts, or infusing oils. A bunch of you picked up this timeless, 7.5-inch French skillet from All-Clad, but chances are you didn’t get it for half off (just 50 bucks!) like it is right now!

2 / 8
was $76.00

Glass storage containers are hands-down some of Kitchn reader’s favorite buys, especially when they're on sale like this 22-piece set from Pyrex. It includes a mix of rectangular and circular containers in varying volumes, plus matching lids, so you’ll have everything you need for storing leftovers, prepped ingredients, or marinating meats. The dishwasher-, oven-, freezer-, and microwave-safe containers are super versatile and easy to care for.

3 / 8
was $199.99

No doubt, 2020 has been the year of sourdough, but you can do so much more than bake a loaf of crusty bread in this timeless 6-quart Dutch oven from Martha Stewart’s eponymous cookware line. You all loved the performance and look of the beautiful, enameled cast iron pot, and now that winter’s officially here, it’s the perfect vessel for cooking stew, braises, and slow-cooked comfort food. Similar Dutch ovens from, ahem, other brands retail for as much as $400, but you can score this one for under $100!

4 / 8
was $83.99

If you got tired of hearing us sing the praises of Joseph Joseph’s brilliant nesting prep set this year, you wouldn't know it. Those of you that own this space-saving storage and prep solution already know how much they can help streamline an otherwise cluttered, mismatched cabinet. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up the 9-piece set that includes bowls, colanders, and measuring cups — for $25 off the normal price!

5 / 8
was $49.99

An 8.5-inch skillet is perfect for everyday cooking, from those few scrambled eggs for breakfast or a quick grilled cheese break as you work from home. This skillet from Anolon is made of hard-anodized aluminum, which is twice as strong as stainless steel and super durable. Friendly to both stovetop and oven up to 400 degrees, this little powerhouse provides even cooking and easy clean up. No wonder why it's a best seller!

6 / 8
was $259.95

Since many of you couldn’t go to the coffee shop this year, you did the only sensible thing and brought the coffee shop to you! The Vertuo Next is one of Nespresso’s most versatile coffee and espresso machines, and this bundle includes their heated Aeroccino frother, to boot. You can choose between five brew volumes, and recreate some of your favorite barista creations, whether you like lattes or flat whites. Right now this cult-favorite brewer is $120 off.

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was $11.99

2020 was the year many of us finally tackled “that drawer” (you know the one), and kudos to any of you if you got your utensils in order with the help of this Joseph Joseph organizer. It features three overlapping compartments for utensils and cutlery or other loose items. For a little over $10, it’s a great way to bring peace of mind to an area you access multiple times a day.

8 / 8
was $50.00

Fiesta’s dishware can work in nearly any style kitchen, and many of you snagged Fiesta’s 3-piece set this year, which includes a dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl. With a huge range of beautiful colors and simple, versatile styling, Fiesta is perfect for everyday use or special occasions. Add since it’s famously durable and easy to care for, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a top-seller again in 2021!