Shop these kitchen must-haves for healthier cooking

Anthony Underwood shares top picks for best kitchen gear.

October 26, 2023, 12:53 PM

The new year always marks new habits and goals. If cooking more at home meals is on your goals list, we've got you covered.

"GMA" tapped Anthony Underwood, the former "GMA" food producer and now the creator of the free weekly "What's 4 Dinner?" newsletter with chef Elizabeth Karmel featuring recipes, kitchen tips and tricks, and everything cooking and entertaining. Underwood is rounding up the best kitchen gear to add to your repertoire.

If you have been eyeing the best air fryer or electric kettle for months, now is the time to shop.

Scroll on to check out the best kitchen upgrades to give the new year a delicious start.

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Best air fryer

If you haven't jumped on the Ninja Air Fryer trend, where have you been? Now is the time. Think of one-pot meals for the family in 15 minutes.


Ninja SF301 Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer

  • $149.99
  • $199.99
  • Amazon

Best electric tea kettle

This electric kettle is fast and ideal for anyone with small spaces -- or for people who don't like cluttered countertops. Underwood calls it a super-fast boiling wonder!


BLACK+DECKER™ 1.7L Rapid Boil Electric Kettle, Boils up to 7 Cups of Water, Gray

  • $34.99
  • $39.99
  • Amazon

Best value cookware

It always feels good getting the most for your buck. This non-toxic cookware set from Walmart is a one-stop buy for all of your cookware essentials. The set is dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 350°F and comes with pour spouts and measuring marks for extra convenience, Underwood says.


T-fal Easy Care Nonstick Cookware

  • $89
  • $99
  • Walmart

Best Personal Blender

Always on the go? This portable blender makes healthy choices easy -- great for the gym, your daily commute, dorm room, office, or kitchen.


BlendJet 2 Portable Blender

  • $44.99
  • $49.99
  • Kohl's

More 'GMA' picks


Fullstar Vegetable Chopper - Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer - Onion Chopper with Container - Pro Food Chopper - Slicer Dicer Cutter - (4 in 1, White)

  • $29.99
  • $39.99
  • Amazon

Prepping fresh veggies is a cinch with this top-selling chopper and spiralizer that's sold 80,000 units in the past month alone!


George Foreman 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press, Black, GRS040B

  • $20.36
  • $24.99
  • Amazon

The classics never go out of style which is exactly why plenty of folks are still investing in their own George Foreman countertop grill. This one is perfect for anyone with limited countertop space. 


Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Machine, 1.5 Quart Sorbet, Frozen Yogurt Maker, Double Insulated, White, ICE-21P1

  • $51.97
  • $69.95
  • Amazon

Skip the excess sugar and preservatives by making your own sorbet or ice cream at home! No ice is necessary thanks to a double-insulated freezer bowl, and the patent-pending mixing paddle produces frozen treats in just 20 minutes.


Ninja® Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ® and 72-oz.* Total Crushing Pitcher & Lid, BN700

  • $89
  • Walmart

If you're looking for a blender with a larger capacity, Ninja makes some of the most reliable, powerful models available at a great price point. Try this 72-ounce capacity version to create delicious smoothies for the whole family.