Seven Kitchen Essentials You Can Score on Sale Just in Time for Labor Day

A collection of kitchen essentials

Before celebrating Labor Day and hosting an end-of-summer party, make sure you have the right kitchen essentials to prepare food for your guests. We've rounded up everything you'll need: from an air fryer for crispy appetizers to a KitchenAid stand mixer so you can whip up delicious desserts. Best of all, they're all one sale.

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14-Piece Cookware Set by Martha Stewart

Just in time for the holiday season, you can get this Martha Stewart 14-piece cookware set for $200 off when you use code PREVIEW at checkout. The stainless steel set comes with everything you'll need to make multiple dishes at once, including three saucepans, three fry pans, a stockpot, sauté pan, steamer insert, and matching lids. Each piece features easy-grip silicone handles so you can safely transfer the food from the stove to your dinner table. ($150 with code PREVIEW, usually $350; macys.com)

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Ninja Air Fryer

There's no better way to start a party than with a platter filled with crispy appetizers. With this Ninja air fryer, you'll be able to prepare anything from chicken wings to cheese curds in a matter of minutes, all while using less oil. It features easy-to-clean, nonstick surfaces, four preset functions for air frying, dehydrating, roasting, and reheating, and it comes complete with a removable cooking rack. You might as well leave it on your countertop because after one use it'll be your new go-to small kitchen appliance—and with hundreds of five-star reviews, you'll be glad you were able to get it while it's on sale. ($130, usually $150; wayfair.com)

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

With more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Sur La Table, the KitchenAid stand mixer is the one appliance no kitchen should be without. It's available in 27 pretty colors (so there's bound to be one that fits your kitchen's color scheme), and right now you can get it on sale for $80 off. It features a five-quart mixing bowl, an easy-access tilt-head design, and comes with three mixing heads—flat beater, wire whisk, and dough hook—so you can start using it right away. Choose between 10 mixing speeds and you'll be able to make anything from mashed potatoes to brownie batter with the perfect consistency. ($300, usually $380; surlatable.com)

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Pyrex Food Storage Set

Now is the time to ditch unorganized plastic containers and replace them with this Pyrex 10-piece storage set. Not only are they a more environmentally friendly option, but they're also oven-safe, making them more functional, too. The set comes with five glass containers in various sizes along with matching silicone lids. Use them to bake your favorite main course or side dish, and as you're clearing the table, simply snap on the appropriate lid and you can store your leftovers in the freezer or refrigerator without dirtying another dish. ($48 with code PREVIEW, usually $107; macys.com)

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Knife Set

The J.A. Henckels five-piece knife set will be your one-stop shop when it comes to food prep. The set includes a prep knife, paring knife, kitchen shears, knife sharpener, and a cutting board that can be used for a variety of different tasks like chopping veggies, preparing meat, and more. Each piece is made from high-quality materials like silicone, stainless steel, and BPA-free plastic and is made to last for years to come. ($18, usually $20; worldmarket.com)

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Ninja Blender Set

Whether you're treating the whole family to a delicious fruit smoothie or making yourself a post workout protein shake, this Ninja blender set has you covered. The powerful blender can crush ice and break down fruits and vegetables into a smooth consistency at the touch of a button—literally. It has three preset functions along with a pulse option that's great for making homemade salsa. Store leftovers in the large 72-ounce container and fill the travel cups before heading out the door in the morning. The set even comes with a food processor to help make meal prep a breeze. ($150, usually $170; walmart.com)

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Kitchen Tool Set

Instead of buying separate mix-and-match kitchen utensils, opt for this sleek and stylish five-piece set. You'll receive a silicone and stainless steel spatula, ladle, spoon, slotted turner, and a canister to keep them all in one place. Their flexible design is heat resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and features a comfortable handle that helps protect your hand from the heat. Use them for cooking or serving, and when you're done, toss them in the dishwasher for an easy clean. ($71, usually $90; williams-sonoma.com)

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