Well, it's Black Friday. The good news is, you don't need to hit the stores at 6 a.m. and get into a fistfight anymore to find the best deals. As you sit in your post-tryptophan coma, your computer resting on your very full belly, you can start your holiday shopping with great deals on some of our favorite cookware, tools, and gadgets. (And be sure to check back in for the best sales on kitchen items come Cyber Monday).
Before we get started, we want to remind you of a few things:
- These deals are subject to change.
- We'll be adding deals throughout the day, so keep checking back for the latest updates.
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Now, down to business.
37% Off the Instant Pot
Our editors have done plenty of research on the best pressure cookers and multi-cookers and loved how the Instant Pot performed, especially considering how affordable it is. Today, the eight-quart Instant Pot is 37% off, so you can make hefty portions of warming beef stew; deep, rich red sauce; and even smoky barbecue beans. Just make sure you stock up on plenty of quart containers for leftovers.
Update: Good news! The six-quart Instant Pot is now on sale, as well, for just $79.95.
A 10-Inch Cast Iron Pan for $10
We love cast iron pans at Serious Eats. They give meats an incredible crust, they're perfect vessels for dishes like roasted chicken or baked pasta, and they're easier to maintain than you'd think. Today, you can get a 10-inch cast iron pan for $10. That's a pretty good deal per inch if you ask us.
25% Off the SodaStream Source
We're pretty big fans of sparkling water, but instead of buying 400 cans of LaCroix every week, we've transitioned to the SodaStream. In the long run, it'll save money—and we won't need to lug all those cans home from the supermarket anymore. With this model, you can even choose your level of carbonation. Super-bubble fiends will rejoice.
60% Off an Already Affordable Chef's Knife
In our quest to find the best chef's knives, we discovered the J. A. Henckels eight-inch blade. Even though it comes with a cheaper price tag, this knife features fully forged construction, a full tang, and a solid riveted handle. Oh, and a lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Today, this already well-priced knife is even more deeply discounted. Get it, then work on your knife skills.
49% Off a Pasta-Roller Set
If you're already set with your stand mixer (which is also on sale today), then it's time to work on acquiring attachments. One of our favorites is the KitchenAid pasta-roller set. With these three rollers, you can make gorgeous ribbons of fettuccine, thin spaghetti, or wide sheets for lasagna and ravioli.
20% Off the All-Clad Immersion Blender
In our tests to find the best immersion blender, we found this All-Clad one to be the undisputed champ. Why? It blasted through huge ice cubes, puréed even the most stubborn of celery fibers, and made some pretty great two-minute mayo—if we do say so ourselves.
23% Off Our Favorite Salad Spinner
We generally try to steer clear of unitaskers because they take up space and, obviously, perform only one task. But there are some that are essential for any kitchen, like a good salad spinner. Having one ensures that all your produce will get clean (and not make you sick). Plus, if your greens are wet when you dress them, all the good, flavorful vinaigrette will just pool at the bottom of your salad bowl. This is basically the definition of a sad salad.
20% Off OXO Storage Containers
We recently wrote about some of our favorite storage and organization essentials, and OXO Pop Containers were at the top of our list. While the 10-pack can be pricey, this five-pack is on sale today. Each container is lightweight and airtight, perfect for storing flour, dried fruit, nuts, and much more.
25% Off Instant Pot Accessories
If you already own an Instant Pot, may we interest you in some accessories? Maybe you need some extra sealing rings or a clear glass lid. These also make useful gifts for the other Instant Pot–obsessed people in your life.
$70 Off the Anova Precision Cooker
You all know how much we love and use our Anova Precision Cookers. But they can be pricey. Today, Anova is offering $70 off its signature sous vide machine, plus free shipping. You can get yours right here, then explore our expansive collection of sous vide recipes. When you've finally become as obsessed as we are, you should sign up for our sous vide newsletter, The Circulator.
$5 Off Print Book Purchases Over $20
Just use code GIFTBOOK17 to save $5 on all sorts of print books. You can see some of our favorite cookbooks right here.
20% Off the Thermapen Mk4
Normally just shy of $100, the Thermapen from ThermoWorks is 20% off today only. We rely heavily on the Thermapen for taking the temperature of everything from a classic roast chicken to a perfect holiday roast. While there are a lot of thermometers out there, we prefer the Thermapen for its lightning-fast readings and its accuracy (within 0.7°F).
The Serious Eats Gift Guide
We've just launched our Holiday Gift Guide, a festive shopping resource for food lovers. Don't know what to get your favorite host, cocktail lover, or bookworm? We've got you covered. We even found cool cookware and gadgets for those tough-to-shop-for family members—and those people who already have everything. (They probably don't have this badass wine fridge or a countertop dishwasher.)