Okay, yes, Cyber Week is over. But there are still deals to be sought. We told you everything we recommended for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We told you the deals we couldn't resist ourselves. Now, after the consumer holiday is over, we're telling you what you bought. These are the deals are readers loved most during Cyber Week (that are still on sale)—and if you were one of the few who didn't snatch them up the first time, now's your chance.
Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker
From the construction to ease of use, it’s clear that the Breville Barista Express was thoughtfully made, and there was no competition when it came to the final quality of the espresso shot.
The highlight of the Breville Barista Express is a pressure meter that allows you to accurately assess the quality of the coffee as you make it, just like on a professional espresso machine. This is extremely valuable because it helps you figure out what other variables need to be tweaked to make a better cup. For example, if the pressure is too low while you're pulling a shot, you can tamp with more pressure or use a finer grind the next time. It's the only home espresso machine under $1,000 with this capability.
Instant Pot Ultra
This is the top of the line for Instant Pot. With 16 different functions, we think the Ultra is the model for someone who maybe bought a multi cooker a few years back and is now hoping to try out some new features, like yogurt making, cake making, and sterilizing. It's also a great gift for someone who loves an ultra techie kitchen tool. The Ultra Instant Pot also has an auto-closing pressure valve that streamlines the process and aids in safety with the pressure cookingIt holds six quarts, and usually retails for $150.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 60
A noticeably tech-ier Instant Pot, with a big blue LCD screen and several more cooking programs (egg cooking, cake-making, and sterilization) than its peers. This model is also allegedly more fingerprint-resistant than other models, and that speaks to who should buy this Instant Pot: somebody who plans to use it a lot.
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
The Chef’n Fresh Force features a big, burley, geared hinge that looks impressive. We tested it out on a variety of lemons, limes, and oranges and found it did a great job. We found we didn’t need to exert quite as much pressure. Another great feature? The bowl has slits in the bottom instead of holes, which helped direct the juice into our measuring cup and kept even tiny seeds out. The only downside is the size. That massive hinge takes up a lot of space. Still, the Fresh Force is sturdy, well-built, and requires a bit less force than standard squeezers.
Joule Sous Vide
The Joule earns our top ranking in our test of the best immersion circulators because it is small and sleek. It’s a lightweight machine that fits easily in a kitchen cabinet or drawer. All of the other models of immersion circulators we tested were considerably bigger and bulkier. The Joule also boasts the highest power capacity of any of the sous vide machines we tested.
As part of the compact design of the Joule, the machine has no screen or buttons. Instead, you set your temperature and time on the app that connects to the immersion circulator and operate the machine entirely through the use of your phone. The new age of cooking is here.
Instant Accu Slim Sous Vide
Instant Pot's take on the immersion circulator is easy to use straight out of the box—no need to connect the device to wifi, or pair it with an app. In fact, there is no app! Simply clip the machine to a pot, set your temperature, and cook. This thing is small, heats up just as quickly as the Anova, and is $50 cheaper than its competitors. For the casual sous vide cook, what could be better?
Originally Appeared on Epicurious