It was a challenging second quarter for Kohl’s as the retailer reported that sales were down $1 billion to $3.4 billion when compared to the second quarter of 2019.
While COVID-19 had a negative impact on sales across the Kohl’s, executives with the retailer noted that several kitchenware product categories were strong during the quarter.
“Our customers increased their purchases for the kitchen with strong demand for cookware, food preparation and kitchen electrics,” Jill Timm, Kohl’s chief financial officer, said during a recent conference call.
While Kohl’s did not offer specifics on which products in each kitchenware segment mentioned by Timm were top sellers, we took a look at the retailer’s website to see which food preparation items were rated as best sellers. Here’s what we found:
- Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill: the grill sears, sizzles and air fry crisps. With Cyclonic Grilling Technology, super hot cyclonic air delivers Surround Searing while the high-density grill grate creates char-grilled marks and outdoor flavor virtually smoke-free. Retail price (on sale) is $239.99.
- Ninja Professional Blender with Auto IQ: featuring a new modern design and a more powerful motor than Ninja’s original Professional Blender, the total crushing blades give you crushed ice for your smoothies, frozen drinks, and ice cream and the Total Crushing Pitcher is great for making large batches for the whole family. Retail price (on sale) is $99.99.
- Farberware Cookstart 15-pc. DiamondMax Nonstick Cookware Set: constructed from heavy-duty aluminum for excellent heat distribution and durability that lasts, the DiamondMax nonstick interiors perform three-times better than ceramic nonstick for easy food release and cleanup. Oven safe to 350° Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe, the dual-riveted handles provide a confident grip and shatter-resistant glass lids allow cooking to be monitored without losing heat or moisture. Retail price (on sale) is $59.99.
- Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner: designed for easy one-handed operation, the salad spinner features Oxo’s trademark soft rubber grip. Made from BPA-free plastic, the unit is dishwasher safe. Retail price is $54.99.