10 Kitchen Essentials Our Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying from Macy’s in 2021 (Bonus: They’re on Sale!)

published Dec 22, 2021
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When it comes to choosing the very best kitchen tools, cookware, and appliances, nothing beats a personal recommendation. So, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of Kitchn readers’ most popular purchases from go-to retailer Macy’s this year. After all, who better to shoot you straight than fellow cooking-obsessed shoppers? Drumroll please… here are the 10 most purchased pieces of cookware, appliances, and kitchen tools our readers bought from Macy’s in 2021. So whether you need space-saving prep accessories, food storage containers, or a classic casserole dish to kick off 2022, 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 Last-Minute Gift Sale, and everything included in this list is up to 60 percent off right now with an additional 20 percent off with code GIFT. But don’t wait too long — these deals are sure to go fast!

1 / 10
was $299.99

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. And if any brand is known for high-quality and long-lasting stainless steel cookware, its All-Clad. Catching this versatile pan at more than $100 off is rare and a perfect way to usher in the new year. I'll have another grilled cheese, please!

2 / 10
was $175.99

This enameled casserole is perfect for meats, paellas, shakshukas, and all the cozy winter meals you have planned! This gorgeous piece of cookware is oven-safe and can be placed in the dishwasher. Functional, long-lasting, and pretty, soon you will be wondering how you ever lived without it.

3 / 10
was $50.00

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 5-piece set that is almost half off!

4 / 10
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!

5 / 10
was $429.99

Unsurprisingly, this cocotte is usually sold everywhere. The iconic Dutch oven will be your go-to favorite, whether you're braising, sautéing, browning, or even baking. Plus, it’s chip-resistant and designed to stay as beautiful as the day it was purchased, no matter how many times it travels from the oven to the dinner table.

6 / 10
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.

7 / 10
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!

8 / 10
was $299.99

Whether you're the cook in the family or just hoping to dabble in easy and efficient oven-cooking, this roasting pan from All-Clad is a winner. It’s even Ina Garten-approved! Made of stainless steel and featuring a warp-resistant base, this roaster will last for a long time, suitable for a 20-pound turkey, a huge batch of roasted squash, a load of crispy potatoes and beyond!

9 / 10
was $144.99

This pretty, square grill lets you continue grilling season long even in the dead of winter. After all, who needs a bulky outdoor setup for a quick weeknight burger or grilled chicken breast anyways? It fits over one single stove burner, and its easy-to-grip side handles make it easy to maneuver. The cast iron retains high heat evenly (no hot or cold spots!), while the ridged exterior sears food with those telltale grill marks.

10 / 10
was $83.99

OXO storage solutions are hands-down some of Kitchn reader’s favorite buys, especially when they're on sale like this 5-piece set at Macy's. It includes a mix of different sized rectangular containers in varying volumes designed for modular stacking, so you’ll have everything you need for storing leftovers, prepped ingredients, or marinating meats. The dishwasher-safe BPA-free containers are super versatile and come along with push button lids which open or seal the contents in a jiffy.