Well, shoppers, it looks like Black Friday has started early, and the deals are rolling in. We’re sure you’re being bombarded by all manner of discount announcements and emails, and we don’t want to be a part of that noise. That’s why we’re only going to feature our tried and true favorites—essential equipment that we’ve tested extensively and love to use in our own kitchens.
We’ll be updating this post throughout the week, so keep coming back for the latest deals. Happy shopping!
The 6-Quart Instant Pot Is $69.99
The golden child of last year’s Black Friday is on sale again for a really great price. We’ve been using the Instant Pot for a while now and appreciate both its affordability and versatility. Use it for brewing quick(er) beef stock or a super hearty chile verde. You can read all about what multi-cookers are good for, or jump straight to our go-to pressure cooker recipes for more inspiration.
Our Favorite Cast Iron Skillet Is $12
This is a great price for a pan that might even outlive you. Once you have a cast iron pan, you can make countless recipes, both sweet and savory. Some personal favorites include Stella’s chocolate skillet cake and beautiful (and seasonal!) yeasted pumpkin rolls, but we’ve got plenty more cast iron recipes to guide you, along with tips to care for your new pan (hint: it’s easier than you think).
Staub 4-Quart Cocottes Are Under $100
These gorgeous Staub cocottes usually retail in the $300 range. But for the past few days, they’ve been sitting pretty at $99.95. The slightly larger version was our pick for the best Dutch oven, but this size is plenty large enough to make warming stews and roasts all holiday season long.
The Anova Is $99
The Anova is a perfect gift for any food nerd in your life who wants to get…even nerdier. And at $99, it’s a steal. Grab one today, then head to Kenji’s beginner’s guide to cooking sous vide for tips and tricks on how to make the most of this high-tech tool.
Our Favorite Oven Thermometer Is $5.30
On a good day, this oven thermometer hovers around $7, but today it’s even cheaper. This super-affordable thermometer will help ensure that your oven is running honestly, which is important come the holiday season. No one wants burnt cookies or undercooked turkey, amiright?
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