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Cyber Monday is officially here and if you didn’t find a Black Friday deal you liked on kitchen equipment, there’s still a chance to expand your inventory at a great price. Today may be the day to finally pick up that air fryer or pressure cooker you’ve been eyeing from Amazon, Walmart, Macy’s or any of the other retailers cutting prices on thousands of popular kitchen gear and foodie gift ideas for Cyber Monday.
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Walmart’s Cyber Monday is rolling on with a $49 Instant Pot Viva and Ninja blender for under $70. Amazon’s fresh Cyber Monday kitchen deals include 36% off SodaStream sparkling water systems and a Brita water bottle with filter for just $24.50. We even found a well-rated air fryer for $25 at best Buy, in case you’ve been wanting to try the trendy kitchen appliance.
Look for slashed prices on trendy Instant Pots, air fryers, Keurig coffee machines, high-performance blenders, cookware, kitchen tools and more. The timing is perfect too: With many of us likely to be spending more time in the kitchen well into 2021, this is definitely a good year to bestow a handsome new Dutch oven or multipurpose air fryer on the budding home chef on your holiday shopping list. Below, find some of the best Cyber Monday kitchen and cookware deals happening now. Check back often as we’ll be updating this list with the latest kitchen deals as they hit.
Cyber Monday 2020 sales and deals
This compact yet powerful Ninja blender has 1,200 watts of blending and crushing force. The Auto-iQ technology helps determine timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns so there’s less guesswork for you to nail the consistency of a smoothie, shake or soup. Blenders have definitely gotten smarter and this is a great example.
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This 4-liter air fryer allows you to control the cooking time and temperature and that’s about all you need to make extremely crispy fries, tater tots, chicken wings and dumplings (my favorite) with either no oil or just a light coating. They’ll really taste fried, but you’ll be avoiding lots of fat and cholesterol. The Emerald is down to $25 for today only, which is about as inexpensive as you’ll find in this size.
While Vitamix may be the darling of the home blender world, Blendtec is not far behind and if you know where to look you can get one for quite a bit cheaper. Speaking of which, Home Depot currently has the powerful Blendtec 570 down to $190 for Cyber Monday. That’s cheaper than you’ll find it anywhere else on th and a very good price for a restaurant-quality, performance blender.
If you can’t decide between buying an air fryer, slow cooker or pressure cooker, Ninja would like you to know you don’t have to. This advanced Ninja 6.5-quart multicooker can pressure-cook, air fry, boil and slow-cook, and has become a popular kitchen sidekick of late. It has 8 quarts of cooking capacity and intuitive controls for easy meal-making.
Casseroles, pasta bakes, holiday sides: You name it and this Staub ceramic baking dish will make the perfect home for it. Staub is definitely not a budget brand but $30 for this sturdy ceramic baker is very much in our wheelhouse.
The rap on diamond-coated ceramic cookware is that it’s a bit stronger than traditional nonstick cookware and uses less potentially unsafe chemicals that could end up in your food. This Blue Diamond set comes with a 9.5-inch frying pan, a 5.5-inch mini egg pan, a 5-quart casserole with lid, a 2-quart saucepan with lid, a 5-quart saucepan with lid and three bamboo multipurpose cooking utensils that are safe to use on these pans.
This pan has earned a bit of a cult following, having made the rounds on morning talk shows and Instagram and often selling out or going on backorder. It’s cute, to be sure, but it also claims to take the place of eight other kitchen tools. When we heard that we had to put it to the test and while eight might be a stretch, I will say it’s a very impressive and well-designed piece of cookware and may still be sitting on my stovetop right now.
The Always Pan is not only in stock right now but you can snag one for $50 off with special code SUPERSALE in a very rare sale on the cult-favorite multipurpose frying pan.
This Staub 4-quart cocotte (think Dutch oven) is down $329 to just $100. Staub is up at the top of the heap with crafters like Le Creuset and Mauviel when speaking of fine French cookware and this is a versatile piece you (or the lucky person you snag it for) will be using for decades, if not longer. This is a major deal on a fine piece of cookware, perfect for braising, stewing, sauces and oven roasts. Enameled cast iron couldn’t be easier to clean and it looks so darn good on your range. The rustic pot is available in select colors at the sale price.
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With the holidays looming, don’t be caught without enough baking dishes to house all those roasts, sides, casseroles and desserts. Snag two for just $25 for Cyber Monday.
The Viva appears to be an offshoot of the popular Duo model with the addition of sous vide and cake-making (!) options, according to Instantpotology. This Instant Pot does just about everything you’d want or need a multicooker to do and under $50 is about as low as you’ll see it go. It features 15 cook settings: soup, meat/stew, chili, cake, egg, slow cook, pressure cook, saute, rice, multigrain, steam, sterilize, porridge, warm and yogurt. Six quarts is the most popular size, as it’s large enough to use when cooking for groups but not so huge that you’ll find it difficult to store. It also has OverHeat Protection, a safety lock to ensure safe pressure cooking.
The only minor drawback of the Viva is that it’s limited to 4 hours of cooking time. But most slow-cooked meals won’t take you more than 4 hours, including pot roasts, pulled chicken and pork shoulder. In fact, if you cook anything for longer than that, it’s likely to turn mushy, so this isn’t something that would deter me from buying.
This Instant Pot Viva also qualifies for Walmart’s free shipping and should get to you by next week at the latest. Note that this deal appears limited to the black model, though it appears more silvery in the photos.
If you’re an avid sparkling water drinker like me, a SodaStream will pay for itself in a few months. Amazon has four SodaStream systems down as much as 35%, including the Fizzi starter kit that includes a compact sparkling water maker, a 1-liter bottle and a cylinder of gas for $50.
If you cook steaks and burgers but get a little sad as grill season slips through your fingers, you definitely need some cast iron. It holds heat and imparts a real sear on meats better than anything else. Down to $15 is a hard one to pass up and when it comes to cast iron, Lodge is one of the best in the game.
Two sleek Nespresso Vertuo Next capsule espresso and coffee makers are down 50% to under $100 in a flash Black Friday sale on Best Buy. This sleek machine brews espresso and single-serve coffee in six different sizes and comes with a tasting box of 12 Nespresso capsules.
If you’ve been filtering your water and then filling up your water bottle, you can cut out one of those steps with this 32-ounce Brita water bottle. It has a filter in place to remove lead and other impurities and it’s currently down under $25 for Cyber Monday.
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed home cooks neglect its good knives and they can make all the difference in the world. These forged German Henckels knives will likely be an upgrade from your existing set or make an excellent gift for the aspiring chef on your shopping list.
This Keurig model strikes a nice balance between not being too bulky and still having a large-enough reservoir — 52 ounces — that you won’t be cursing it out for having to refill it every day. It’s down to $70 at Best Buy and available in five colors, including a very bright teal. As with any Keurig, it’ll brew any one of the hundreds of coffee, tea, chai and hot cocoa pods available from roasters far and wide. The strong brew setting is perfect if you plan on icing down your tea or coffee.
Last year, we would’ve said, “Don’t ever pay more than $60 for a 6-quart,” which is why that $49 at Walmart is still such a sweet deal, but if you want some luxury features like enhanced power for 70% faster cooking and a nifty progress indicator to track each recipe with precision, then the Duo Evo Plus is a worthy upgrade. All told there are about 20 enhancements from the previous model, including intuitive cooking programs for specific recipes and a precision dial for getting temps and timings exactly right. It’s arguably the most advanced Instant Pot and $70 is by far the lowest price we’ve seen since it launched earlier this year. (The previous low on Amazon was $95.)
This powerful Vitamix model generally retails for close to $400 so $225 is a nice price cut — albeit for a certified reconditioned unit. It does include a free five-year warranty for peace of mind. You can snag the S50 in either jet black or cherry red and it’ll ship for free.
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Clocking in at less than 5 inches wide, the slim automatic pod coffee maker will fit virtually anywhere. It takes pods from any of the hundreds of brands that have made their drinks compatible with Keurig, from small indie roasters to bigger outfits such as Dunkin’ and Starbucks. Because of its 46-ounce reservoir it’s slightly deeper than the K-Mini, but otherwise, the dimensions are essentially the same. Best Buy will ship it for free or you can choose no-contact in-store pickup and grab it later today.
Talk about a great gift for a foodie — or anyone who loves fresh flowers, for that matter. The AeroGarden is a self-contained garden with no messy soil to manage and no sunlight needed, since it has its own powerful LEDs. This model comes with six seed pods, so you can grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme and Thai basil, and some specially formulated liquid plant food.
This is a clear splurge gift, but I can say from firsthand experience that it’s likely the best toaster money can buy. The Revolution is down $60, which is also an all-time low price for the smart toaster. Yes, it really does toast bread and bagels down to the exact Pantone shade you’re looking for and does it in literal seconds. It’s also got a very fun and futuristic digital interface so you can live your Jetsons breakfast fantasy.
Enameled cast iron provides the much-coveted combination of heat retention and even heat distribution, making it perfect for braising meats and slow-cooking sauces, stews and soups. The sturdy enamel coating is easy to clean and safe to use on any cooktop or with any heat source. Lodge is one of the oldest American cookware companies, and its 5.5-quart signature Dutch oven is priced as low as we’ve seen it this year. It’s available in cherry red or royal blue and ships for free.
You’re an adult so it might be time to get yourself an adult blender. I promise it’ll make all the difference in the world. Mine turned me into a total smoothie guy and that’s a fun world to be a part of. This powerful Ninja can crush ice in seconds and whip dense ingredients into soups and sauces. It also comes with a food processor attachment for making doughs and prepping vegetables in seconds. The to-go blending cups mean you can blend a drink and sashay out the door with a healthy breakfast without having to wash a single thing. In short: It’s got it all.
I got my mother a set of these double glass cappuccino and espresso mugs and I think it might be the most excited I’ve ever seen her to drink her morning coffee. Snag a pair for less than $14 on Amazon right now.
The Duo Nova is an updated version of the Duo and is considered one of the best models for beginners. It has all the important cooking functions including pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming and sauteing but also has an easy-seal lid that automatically seals the Instant Pot without you having to flip a toggle (one of the more annoying nuances of the original Instant Pot). It also has 14 one-touch Smart Programs for making specific foods such as ribs and chili.
This does all the things an Instant Pot does but you’ll pay a third of the price. It also scores high marks in a whopping 4,000-plus verified purchase reviews, so don’t stress if you’re not as familiar with the brand name. We’ve done the digging.
This is the best deal we’ve seen on a KitchenAid stand mixer thus far. The Classic Series 4.5-quart tilt-head with three attachments is down to $190 — that’s $70 off the normal price. Considering KitchenAid has this in one color only (onyx black) at the sale price, our spidey senses are telling us inventory is probably low. This Classic Series stand mixer includes a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip. Plus, it ships for free.
If your toaster is starting to look like it crawled out of a Louisiana swamp, I might suggest replacing it before you start a fire. This silver Bella four-slice toaster is down to $20 and even cheaper after a mail-in rebate. It doesn’t sport a ton of fancy features, but has easy-to-use dials and a crumb tray, which is always key.
This is a very rare deal on one of the best blenders in the game. It’s officially an Amazon Renewed product, meaning Amazon proper will cover you for 90 days if anything goes wrong (or you just want a refund). However, you also get a full three-year warranty from Vitamix, same as you’d get with a new one.
Unlike some models, this one employs a low-profile design, meaning it should fit under kitchen cabinets. It offers 10 variable speeds and a dishwasher-safe lid and container.
Amazon also has a pair of new blenders on discount during this Black Friday flash sale: A new Explorian is down to $250 (normally $350) and the slightly more powerful Pro series 750 is $390 (normally $599).
KitchenAid makes the best stand mixers in the game and this is its most powerful model. The bowl-lift mixer includes a coated flat beater, a power knead attachment, a spiral dough hook and a wire whip, along with the stainless-steel bowl. There are more than 10 attachments (sold separately) that’ll turn this bona fide kitchen workhorse into a food grinder, an ice cream maker, a veggie spiralizer and more.
This is about as low as we’ve seen this high-powered model priced and it is a notable upgrade from the classic series if you’re ready to refresh your stand mixer. It’s available in red and silver at this sale price. Inventory appears to be limited and worth noting that shipping is not available, so check your local store for pickup options.
There are no two ways around it: These retro thermoses are cool in a very throwback sort of way. Not only that, but they’ll keep your soup, coffee or hot cocoa hot for hours when you’re on the late November hike or sitting outside for a socially distant family hang. A whole bunch of Stanley’s signature green and silver thermoses, cook sets and food containers are 30% off right now and make perfect gifts for the outdoorsy type.
For a more comprehensive coffee system, this Ninja 10-cup specialty coffee maker with fold-away frother kind of does it all. It’ll make pots of regular drip but also espressolike strong brew for lattes and cappuccinos. The built-in frother allows for an easy finish on those coffee shop-style beverages. The Ninja gets rave reviews from buyers and is down under $100 right now for Black Friday.
This is about as low a price as you’ll find for a digital air fryer of this size. With a 3.7-quart cooking capacity, it can make relatively large batches of crispy fries, wings and more without using any oil. Easy digital presets take the guesswork out of cooking times. Check out this post for a little more on why air fryers have become such popular appliances.
Note: This item is currently sold out, but we’ll update the article if and when Macy’s restocks inventory.
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