Ten kitchen essentials to help you get creative with food while you’re stuck at home

Save up to 60 percent on these utensils and gadgets.

It seems everyone has a different way to while away the hours at home. For foodies, the lockdown provides the ideal opportunity to try new recipes and get feedback from a captive audience. If you are planning to flex your culinary muscles, these kitchen essentials are definitely worth your attention. Right now, you can get up to 60 percent off MSRP at the PopSci Shop.

Gotham Steel 1371 Tastic Bundle 7-Piece Cookware Set
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Perfect for a variety of dishes, this cookware from Gotham Steel is made from high-grade titanium with a ceramic finish. It includes three pans and lids plus a steamer tray; they’re all dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 500°F. Worth $80, the set is now $58.99.

Chef Knife 2-Piece Set
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Kitchen knives must be first and foremost a formidable tool, possessing very specific attributes that endow them with the ability to process food properly. This set of Damascus chef knives are superior and refined, allowing you to slice, dice, chop, and skin with absolute ease—and they’re on sale for $59.95.

Curtis Stone 2lb 19-in-1 Bread Maker
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With this countertop device, you can enjoy the taste of homemade bread every morning. It has 19 preset programs for creating different loaves, and you can even set a timer so that your bread will be ready in the morning. Originally priced at $149.95, factory refurbs are now $79.99.

Select by Calphalon™ Space-Saving Nonstick 7-Pc Starter Cookware Set
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If you need to save space, this set of pots, pans, and lids is a game-changer. They are designed to stack, with a special system to keep the tower steady. In use, the hard-anodized aluminum provides a non-stick surface, and it’s oven-safe up to 400°F. Usually $189.99, the set is now $145.99.

Food Guard Lid: 5-Pack
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Instead of using cling wrap, try Food Guard. These silicone lids stretch to cover any container, creating an airtight seal. The eco-friendly lids are hard enough for stacking, oven safe to 446°F, and dishwasher safe. Order now for $16.95 to save 15 percent on a 5-pack.

D-Frost Wonder Quick Defrosting Tray
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Made from thermal conductive material, this tray thaws your frozen food 10 times faster than usual. It doesn’t require electricity, and the non-stick surface is safe for the dishwasher. It retails for $25, but you can grab the D-Frost tray now for $12.99.

Silicone Dishwashing Gloves with Scrubbers
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If you wash your dishes by hand, these gloves should improve the process. Durable silicone scrubbers on the palms are perfect for dislodging food, and they are soft enough not to scratch glass. Worth $34.99 a pair, they are now $13.99.

DUO® Tongs 3-Piece Set
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Perfect for meat, salads, and more, DUO Tongs are made from stainless steel with a BPA-free silicone coating. This ensures that the tongs won’t scratch your pans, while a special slot allows excess oil to drain away. This 3-piece set is currently 20% off MSRP at $26.99.

Sukasu Osami 3-Pc Chef's Knife Set
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Made from stainless steel with pakka wood handles, these stunning knives have super-sharp, patterned blades. The set includes a chef knife, a utility knife, and a paring knife to make light work of any prep. Normally priced at $99.99, the set is now $39.99.

FoodSaver® GameSaver® Big Game Plus Vacuum Sealer
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Rated at 4.3 stars, this Amazon’s Choice vacuum sealer helps you preserve meat and fish so that it lasts five times longer. You can seal up to 80 consecutive bags in a row, and the GameSaver has a built-in cutter for custom-size bags. Worth $245, it’s now only $104.99.

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