Did you not learn your lesson last year about trying to cook up a big family meal when you don’t have the right kitchen equipment? Or the year before that? Be honest, trying to move a hot turkey over so you can clear room in the oven for that squash casserole (which takes forever to bake) really takes the fun out of what should be a joyous family gathering. What should be labor of love quickly turns to… Well, just labor. That’s why it’s time to work smarter, not harder. And when it comes to the kitchen and cooking, that means shopping for gadgets and small appliances that can help get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with time to spare. Think of them as your little helpers, in place of your actual little helpers who are probably too busy playing video games or watching Christmas movies while you do all the work.
If the first word that comes to mind is “budget”, Amazon’s Cyber Monday is about to become your favorite day of the year, because it brings together hundreds of your favorite brand names and thousands of deals on items you only dreamed about adding to your culinary arsenal. You get to revamp your kitchen equipment or update a few gadgets, but your bank account will be none the wiser. How tempting is that?
Best of all, although it officially lands on Monday November 29, you’ll find that rock-bottom pricing and new deals start popping up as early as Saturday, November 27. Just think of how easy our days would have been if you’d had an Instant Pot to prep the veggies, a Sous Vide maker to pre-cook some of those side dishes, or a vacuum sealer so you could quickly and easily deal with all those leftovers? What better time to shop for all those items you wish you had handy just a few days ago, than when it’s fresh in your mind. And to be honest, you might have just finished all of the Thanksgiving chaos, but the best is yet to come. Making a big family dinner for Christmas will give you a chance for a do-over with the right tools by your side.
In addition to discounted pricing on an amazing array of items, Amazon is renowned for their Deal of the Day offers that feature special pricing on a number of items for one day only. But there’s even more money to be saved, because with their famous Lightning Deals, Amazon pushes deals out at a rapid-fire rate with items being offered up for sale every 5 to 15 minutes. But plan ahead and watch for those special items on your must-have list, because they revert back to their original, higher pricing within minutes of being featured. And when they’re gone, they’re gone. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on those huge bargains!
Since budget is the main thing most of us have in mind when shopping Cyber Monday sales, why not go a step further and cut the costs even more by eliminating those pesky delivery fees from the equation. Become a Prime member and enjoy loads of perks, including complimentary shipping. If you’re not a Prime member yet, it’s easy to join so you can start receiving the benefits with your very first purchase. In addition to free delivery, it comes with Prime Video for limitless streaming of movies and TV, as well as Prime Music for unlimited, ad-free listening to hundreds of Prime Playlists. Then there’s the convenience of Prime Fresh and Prime Pantry that lets you shop for all your grocery needs online. You can even customize your delivery times so they work with your schedule. Still sitting on the fence? Try it out for 30-days at no cost, and if you’re not convinced it’s the best deal in town, you can cancel at any time.
You know it’s time to reassess those tired kitchen appliances before the holiday season, so why not check out some of our favorite deals?
Love to cook or know someone who does? How about a foodie who’s excited about trying out new recipes? Kitchen gadgets, appliances and accessories make for perfect presents – and what better time to shop for gifts than on Cyber Monday? Amazon is offering tons of deals on everything from immersion circulators to dishware, so if you’re looking to treat yourself to some new kitchen equipment or surprise a fellow epicure, you can do so without breaking the bank. If you’re after some gifts for the upcoming holidays, a recipe book, knife sharpener or a stainless steel measurement chart magnet make fabulous and practical stocking stuffers.
On the other hand, if you want your gift to be something a bit more fancy, go for a kitchen gadget or an elegant dishware set. A sous vide cooker for a novice, kitchen robot for a busy mom, or an espresso machine for that coffee connoisseur in your life. Whatever your budget is, there’s plenty of options to choose from, but the best part is you’ll be saving big bucks whether you go big or small.
The sous vide cooking technique makes it easy to prepare restaurant-quality dishes at home, but to do that, you’ll need the right equipment. Whether you’re starting your sous vide journey from scratch or already have your basics covered, buying additional sous vide equipment can be a bit of a strain on the budget – which is why Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals are heaven-sent. Eyeing a newer, remote-controlled immersion circulator to replace your old basic model? You can get one at a low price if you snatch some of the amazing deals Amazon has in store. Want to finally step up your game and replace that old pot and buy a proper container with a lid? Check out clear water bath containers that will give you more room to prepare sous vide meals, optimizing the whole process. Tired of getting subpar results with ziplock bags? Grab a vacuum bag sealer while it’s discounted and make sure your meals are always cooked evenly and consistently.
Of course, even if you think you already have everything you need for sous vide cooking, there’s always that one small thing that could prove to be real handy. Take sous vide racks for example – not only can they neatly separate all of your cooking pouches, but they’ll make for more even cooking and make more space in the water bath for additional bags of food. Other equally useful accessories include weighted magnets, clips, reusable silicone bags and a searing torch for a perfect finish. Treat yourself without making a huge dent in your bank account!
We all have that one appliance that’s starting to go haywire – a blender that can’t keep up with chunkier bits, a coffee maker that’s spluttering, or a hand mixer that’s becoming a nuisance to use. Why not make the most out of Cyber Monday deals to update your outdated kitchen appliances and replace broken ones with newer models, without going over your budget? Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals include all kinds of kitchen appliances, from sandwich makers and waffle irons to electric grills, microwaves, stand mixers and everything in between. Treat yourself or someone you love with a modern, high-quality appliance that will last for years to come without having to pay full price for it.
Cyber Monday sales are also a great time to try out something new, or something that would have usually been out of your budget. There are so many innovative kitchen appliances that could improve your meal prepping process by far. Take air fryers for example – this nifty kitchen appliance is faster than preparing meals in the oven, more cost effective (as you don’t need any oil to get mouthwatering crispy foods ready), and most importantly, much healthier for you than conventional frying in the pan. Not only that, but there are plenty of air fryer models up for grabs at bargain prices – who could possibly resist?
The devil is in the details – sometimes, it’s those small things that we often take for granted that make the biggest difference. Kitchen accessories are not something many people pay attention to, but with the right choice of tools and gadgets, you could save a lot of time and money. Fill your drawer with kitchen accessories such as a veggie peeler, can opener, knife sharpener or electric salt and pepper grinder and forget about cooking mishaps – you’ll have everything you need to prepare great food at your disposal. Love to bake? Don’t miss out on silicone pastry mats or molds, dusting wands, basting brushes, egg separators and all those little things that distinguish a pro from a newbie.
Not much of a cooking whiz, but still want to keep your kitchen as clean and tidy as possible? No worries, with the right kitchen accessories, you won’t have to slave away to have it looking spotless. Silicone scrubbers make easy work of greasy stoves, non-slip kitchen mats make you more comfy and prevent damage to the floors, and a steel chainmail scrubber will keep that cast iron skillet looking brand new for years. And don’t forget to organize – from drawer inserts to under-the-sink caddies and dish drying racks, Amazon will have you sprucing up your kitchen in no time – even if you’re on a tight budget!
Holiday Gift Ideas
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano with Bluetooth – $99.00, save 23%
KitchenBoss Sous Vide Cooker Machine, 1100 Watts – $84.99, save 29%
Cambro 4.75 Gallon Polycarbonate Food Storage Camware Box – $29.95, save 27%