I used to be into Black Friday/Cyber Monday for all the good deals on clothes! I would stock up on all my winter clothes in those 2 days. Now I am all about the kitchen accessories and small appliances. Not surprising since I spend a majority of my free time cooking/baking these days. But I am also pretty sure that’s just another sign that I am getting older.
I have been combing through all of my favorite sites on the hunt for some good deals. There are a couple things I have my eye on the past few months, so I wanted to see if any would be coming on sale. Sure enough, there are some awesome deals out there! I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys.
The items that I list below are, 1) items I own and use ALL THE TIME so I can personally vouch for them, 2) items my other foodie friends use and have personally recommended to me, 3) items that are on my wish list and may be purchasing come Friday/Monday.
- The Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. My stand mixer is almost 10 years old and is still going strong. Between baking for the blog and cookie decorating classes, I use mine all the time. It isn’t just one of those nice pieces to put in the corner of your kitchen; it is a work horse. I love mine so much, I am actually thinking about upgrading to the professional version so that I have a bit more capacity. The Stand Mixers are on sale at a lot of places like Target, Williams Sonoma, and Macys, but they all end up around the same price.
- Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I have had my eye on the Le Creuset cookware for a while. The trouble is, they are so darn expensive! Even though my friends rave about their Le Creuset’s, I just can never seem to pull the trigger. But now that they are anywhere from 25% to 35% off, I may be more tempted to pick one up! If the Le Creuset price tag is still too steep for you, there are some other enameled cast iron on major sale, too!
- Modern Cooker Pressure Cooker. Pressure cookers seem to be the next trend in small kitchen appliances. I have seen a lot of other food bloggers use their pressure cookers as a quick substitute for a slow cooker. It seems if you like the convenience of a slow cooker, but you don’t want it to take as much time, then a pressure cooker is for you!
- Calphalon Bakeware Set. This is would be a great gift for any baker in your life. Or for yourself. I have lots of Calphalon bakeware and it has always served me well. I also highly recommend Gold Touch bakeware. I received a couple pieces as a wedding gift and they are really nice. With both brands, I have never had any issues with stuff sticking to them or uneven cooking, which are my two main gripes with other, cheaper, bakeware.
- Vitamix Blender. Here’s another item that I have wanted for a while, but have always been turned off by the craze expensive price. And while it’s still crazy expensive even on sale, if you have wanted one for a while, not is your time to get it! Everyone I know that has one, swears by it. The best blender they have ever used! Not only could you use it as a blender, but it can replace your food processor for most things. If am going to spend a significant amount of money on something, then it better have multiple uses!
- OXO Countertop Spiralizer. I love my spiralizer! While I have the Kitchen Aid one (not on sale) that attaches to my stand mixer, my coworker has this OXO counter top one, and likes it just as much! This would be a good gift idea if you know someone in your life who wants to eat a bit healthier, or just for yourself. I use mine all the time to make a healthy substitute for pasta or to mix up a plain old salad.
(Fine print: the links above are affiliate links which means if you end up purchasing anything I get a very small commission. Whatever money I earn from these links goes right back into buying butter, flour, sugar, and cookie cutters.)