This weekend, get cozy with a bowl of creamy polenta, turn on your favorite fall show, and shop all the home and kitchen sales. It's oven season—which also means it's entertaining season. It's time to find a new, non-stained tablecloth to spread out, amp up your cookware collection, and start rolling, mixing, and sautéing. Read on for the best kitchen products, decor, and serveware to get you through a festive fall.
Ember Electric Mug
Always end up with a cold cup of tea by the time you get to it? Try the Ember Mug. Our writer found that the temperature controlled mug meant still steaming drinks all morning long—a must as the temperature dips.
We can't get enough of this cast-iron skillet savior. This little square of chainmail allows you to scrub any grit off your pan without damaging that hard-earned seasoning you've been building up. Unlike sponges, it'll never smell bad or harbor bacteria, and you can use it on sheet pans and the singed bottom of a Dutch oven as well.
Ceramic Pour Over
Is a hand-dipped, speckled stoneware pour over a kitchen essential? Absolutely not. Will it give me joy? Yes. For those of us who prefer the ritual of making a cuppa' in the morning to the push of a button on a machine, there's this gorgeous ceramic piece from California based Uzumati Ceramics. Now, just pair with a great mug and a bag of beans.
OXO Good Grips Airtight Pop Container Set
Don't knock it till you pop it. These simple, well made plastic containers are the key to an organized pantry. The dishwasher-safe vessels boast rounded edges which means no sugary grit or clumps of flour getting stuck in the edges, while air-tight, easy use lids can be opened with one hand, unlike those clunky and tight jar tops.
Lodge Double Handled Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge skillets always do well in our product tests, thanks to their durability and comfortable handles. This double handled one is pre-seasoned, meaning you can get to cooking on a glossy patina as soon as you take it out of the box. Dual handles make it extra easy to get to the table, and take up less room in the oven. The dual spouts are also a great addition: Pour off sauce or excess fat without any splattering mess.
Stoneware Kanto Platters
OXO Cherry Pitter
No, it is not cherry season. But we won't tell if you make a cherry pie anyway. Having a cherry pitter shortens prep time so much, one writer claimed it's the only single use tool she'll get behind. If you nab it right now, you'll be all set for summer (or, um, next week) when you get baking.
West Elm Brass and Gold Terrace Lanterns
All your cozy fall parties need candlelight—these lanterns from West Elm are 40 percent off (and there's free shipping). Fill them with unscented soy pillars, or better, yet, sweet-smelling beeswax ones.
Sur La Table Fish Spatula
The Sur La Table anniversary sale this weekend has tons of discounts on cast iron cookware, appliances, and serveware—but one of our favorite scores is this simple, humble fish spatula. A fish spatula is a kitchen workhorse: use it to pry up cookies, flip eggs, and of course, gently turn a fish filet. This well made option from Sur La Table features a nylon head, which means you can even use it on nonstick.
Le Creuset Heritage 4-Quart Oval Covered Casserole
One of the best sales this weekend, Bed Bath & Beyond has discounted appliances, cookware, and more. We're partial to this marked down casserole dish: the word "casserole" is instantly more chic when you add Le Creuset to it. But that doesn't you have to make a casserole in this glossy ceramic vessel—since it can go on the stovetop or in the oven, it's just as good for braised meat, roasted vegetables, or grain dishes. One of our contributors says she loves it for mac & cheese or Thanksgiving stuffing as well. Plus, it doubles as a beautiful center piece on the table.
Parachute Chambray Tablecloth
This soft strawberry colored tablecloth adds a little color to the table during colder months. Made from European flax linen in Portugal, it looks luxe but requires limited care: a gentle wrinkle actually looks goo, and you can throw it in the washing machine.
Originally Appeared on Epicurious