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Amazon's early Black Friday sale has begun, which means it’s prime time to stock up on all the kitchen items you need — and maybe even some you don’t. Many of the appliances currently on sale are serious cooking game-changers, letting you blend, roast and fry foods you’d typically have to go to a restaurant for. Upgrade your kitchen’s capabilities and style with these unmissable deals below.
A kitchen you’ll never want to leave
It’s tempting to cut corners when buying a blender, and while cheap blenders may have smaller price tags, they typically only have a few basic features. Professional-grade blenders like the Vitamix Explorian Blender open avenues in the kitchen you didn’t have before, from whipping ice cream to mixing meals into baby food.
Rather than having an ugly, button-littered exterior, this refined blender only uses three control features: power, pulse and speed on a scale from one to ten. Its pulse feature lets you blend your ingredients in spurts, perfect for salsas, soups or fruit-heavy smoothies. Its speed options also give you opportunities for mixing, stirring and whipping you’d typically need separate appliances for. Get the Vitamix Explorian Blender for over $100 off during this great deal on kitchen gadgets.
Air fryers are essential for any modern kitchen — they’re healthier than deep fryers, faster than ovens, tastier than what you get from a microwave and relatively inexpensive. This Ultrean air fryer heats over 4 quarts in temperatures of up to 400°F, making it more spacious than competing air fryers.
One problem people run into with air fryers is not knowing how long to cook their food. Most food packaging and recipe books don’t account for air fryers, which often need different cook times and temperatures. Luckily, the Ultrean air fryer comes with a detailed recipe book so you always have a resource on hand. Available in four colors, this air fryer set is 27% off on Amazon, plus you can save an additional $15 with a coupon at checkout.
Available in eight colors, this cooking utensil set gives you practically every tool you need for a functional kitchen while also keeping everything matching and looking slick. Unlike plastic kitchen items, these silicone-tipped utensils stand the test of time, from the dishwasher to oven temperatures as high as 446 degrees Fahrenheit, while still being soft and flexible enough to avoid leaving scratches.
The complete set includes spatulas, a soup ladle, serving spoons, a pasta server, and many other kitchen utensils. Typically, all of these items individually (or even as a set) would cost quite a bit, but this color-matching kitchen utensil set is available for just over $30 during Amazon’s early Black Friday Sale.
Starting your morning with a hot and tasty cup of coffee doesn’t always go to plan if you don’t have a dependable coffee maker in your kitchen. The Mr. Coffee programmable coffee maker brews coffee as strong or as light as you want using a permanent filter. For all non-morning people, the Delay Brew function allows you to set the brew timer before you head to bed, so you can have a hot cup as soon as you wake up.
Perfect for pizzas, cookies and heavenly roasts, the Breville smart toaster oven uses Element IQ technology to prioritize heat where it needs to go. Traditional toaster ovens can leave parts of the food undercooked, meaning you sometimes have to burn half of your dish to have a fully-cooked meal. With a smart toaster oven, you can evenly and thoroughly cook just about any dish in under three-quarters of the typical cook time.
Measuring over a foot and a half inside with a removable cooking tray, the Breville toaster oven is spacious enough for round pizzas, top-heavy muffins and more. Its LCD display is easy to read and lets you swap between a dozen cooking options including roast, broil, reheat, bagel and grill. With so much versatility, the Breville smart toaster oven is a bargain at over $100 off on Amazon for a limited time.
An excellent match for your new utensil set, the McCook 15-piece knife set gives you sturdy blades that will hold up for years and keep your kitchen looking sleek. The complete set includes two specialized eight-inch knives, two utility knives, one santoku blade, one paring knife and six matching steak knives, along with two pairs of scissors.
In addition to its stylish graphite design, the set’s knife block can be used to sharpen knives for constant re-use. The knives’ ergonomically designed handles make them easy and comfortable to hold so you don’t have to worry about losing your grip or your hand cramping up after a long day in the kitchen. The price of this 15-piece set has been slashed by almost $30 for Amazon’s early Black Friday sale.
The Ninja countertop blender has three power settings for low, medium and high speeds, but where the last button says “high,” it actually means “extra super high.” This professional-grade blender uses 1000 watts of power to crush, blend, and pulverize almost any ingredient you put in it, from fresh vegetables to solid ice. The bottom of the blender is equipped with six blades to break down food as quickly as possible, no matter how high you fill its oversized pitcher.
“I am happy to report that I have had this blender for five years now and everything is still working great,” one Amazon customer recently shared. “It is a powerful blender that is very easy to clean (since the blender blades come out)... Honestly, even though I have a Vitamix, I still find myself using my Ninja most of the time. It is just so much easier to clean and plenty powerful. These days, it feels difficult to find a quality product — this blender is the exception. If/when I need a new blender, I will be buying this Ninja again.”
Affordable gadgets to upgrade your fall recipes
Cooking can be a lot of fun, especially when you have the right appliances and utensils at your disposal. These kitchen essentials not only help your kitchen look chic in front of guests, but they’ll leave your guests demanding seconds. Check out these Amazon deals before the fall kitchen sale comes to an end.
Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $29.99, amazon.com
Tofu Press, $20.76 (was $32.00), amazon.com
Hamilton Beach Digital Food Steamer, $59.99, amazon.com