I absolutely love cooking—especially when fall and winter roll around. On days when it's raining or snowing, or when it's simply too chilly to step outside, there's nothing better than cooking a huge pot of soup or a hearty spaghetti sauce. The house smells incredible all day, and the cozy feel of a warm meal is bound to kick the winter blues any day. But experimenting with new recipes is easier (and safer) when you have the right ingredients, which means poring over pages upon pages of kitchenware, looking for a deal that suits both my needs and my price point.
Fellow chefs alike are in luck—it's now Cyber Monday, which means that prices have been slashed on hundreds of products perfect for all chefs—novice, advanced, or something in between. Below, I've listed some of my favorite can't-miss deals from the sales event.
This handy, no-nonsense toaster can accomplish everything you need it to, with settings for sliced bread, bagels, english muffins, and more. It even has a defrosting setting, and its crumb tray is removable for easy clean-up.
When I’m working from home, I often cradle the same cup of tea or coffee for hours, leaving me with an ice-cold drink that only degrades with each trip to and from the microwave. This mug warmer was made to solve this annoying yet common issue, with its easy-to-use, adjustable temperature and time settings and four hour battery life.
As much as I love a single-serve coffee maker, when I’m having friends or family over, a traditional drip option is always the way to go. This makes up to 12 cups at a time, features a reusable filter, and is super easy to clean.
This conveniently sized appliance is fully automatic, and lets you make a variety of espresso drinks that will make you feel like the ultimate coffee connoisseur.
This is the espresso machine I own, and I’m absolutely obsessed with it. Not only does it make any and every type of espresso drink I could want, but it also comes with a milk frother and coffee grinder. Plus, it looks stunning on my kitchen counter.
This 24 ounce cocotte dish is a brand new addition to Le Creuset's Noël collection, and it's magically on sale for 16 percent off. 'Tis the season for some whimiscally festive kitchenware.
This casserole dish is made from stoneware, which makes it resistant to cracking and easy to clean. Plus, it’s safe for the oven, broiler, refrigerator, and even the freezer.
We all try to keep tidy as much as possible when we’re cooking or baking, but sometimes a mess is inevitable. This sleek, easy-to-store vacuum is made for cleaning up kitchen fiascos of any kind, swivelling 180 degrees around and 90 degree up and down in order to reach even the tiniest of crevices.
A slowcooker is a huge game-changer for those of us who don’t always have time to prepare gourmet meals after long days at work. With this handy essential, you can pop your ingredients into the slowcooker in the morning before you leave for the office, and by the time you get home, you’ll have a warm, delicious meal waiting for you.
This 7.25 quart Dutch oven is perfect for stews, casseroles, and other hearty meals that a whole family (or a whole friend group) can enjoy, with leftovers for days to come. It's oven-safe, of course, making it easy for you to transfer your concoction there, to the stove, and back.
This compact instant coffee machine allows you to make drip coffee or espresso, and has a compact design that's perfect for cramped city apartments. This bundle includes the machine as well as several coffee and espresso options to get you started.
If you love entertaining, this food warmer from Proctor-Silex is the product for you. It will keep food the perfect temperature for the entirety of your event, and it's way more sustainable than those disposable aluminum pans.
This cast iron skillet makes cooking hearty meals, including steaks and stir fries, easier than ever before. It's oven-safe, and it's double coated in enamel, making it resistant to chipping.
Start saving your money and invest in an espresso maker like this one from Hamilton Beach. This way, you can indulge in your favorite americanos, cappucinos, and lattes from the comfort of your home.
I bought one of these when I lived in a tiny studio apartment that lacked an oven, and it was an absolute lifesaver. It can cook anything you would normally cook in a full-sized oven, from a tray of cookies to a whole chicken. Plus, it's great for toasting and heating up leftovers.