After scrambling to plan and cook that perfect Thanksgiving meal, we scramble to Black Friday sales to get that food processor or blender we always wanted. Black Friday Cyber Monday has come a long way in recent years and sales are on almost from Thursday to the Tuesday after.
Cyber Monday sales are the best time to stock your kitchen with those high quality appliances you always wanted. Online shopping makes it really easy because now you can just order from the comfort of your home.
Personally, I am not an impulse buyer. You can bet I have actually looked at what I want in brick and mortar stores throughout the year and have carefully noted the exact brand and model of what I want :). So ordering online is just a matter of moving things from my wishlist to the shopping cart and checking them out.
Online ordering is also a great way to gift items to people because Amazon lets you specify gift items.
Enough of this talk! I am listing the must have items every kitchen needs, or rather, every busy cook needs to make her life easy.
I have personally used or am using many of these items and I know they are good choices. So here are my hand picked Cyber Monday Kitchen Deals for you.
Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor
Priced at $99 at 45% discount.
I got this baby in a Thanksgiving sale a few years ago and it is used every day! Sometimes multiple times a day. It is dishwasher safe and stays firmly on the counter top.
Tribest Personal Blender PB-150 BPA with Free Compact Package
Priced at $60 at 14% discount
As smoothies take over our taste buds, the Tribest personal blender is very popular to take to work. Yes, you can actually plug it in and make a fresh breakfast smoothie at your desk. It comes with two personal jars you can drink out of.
Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender
Priced at $26.85 at 23% discount
Until I can afford a Blendtec – I will probably never dare to buy it even when I can afford it – I prefer the Hamilton Beach. I can get a couple of years out of it or more and it is good enough with a 700W motor.
Presto 01370 8-Quart Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
Priced at $63 at 47% discount
A pressure cooker is invaluable in a vegetarian kitchen. While Indian brands are more common in Desi households, I have always wanted one with a steam release valve. Great for cooking beans and lentils in a small amount of time.
Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Stainless Steel Cooker
Priced at $29.99 at 40% discount
The slow cooker is another appliance which is awesome for soups and stews, not to mention tailgating. With winter fast approaching, this slow cooker is going to get a lot of mileage in your kitchen.
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized 14-Piece Cookware Set Nonstick Dishwasher Safe
Priced at $155 at 48% discount
You have seen Rachael cook with this one for years on her show. You get sauce pans, sauté pan, stock pot and two skillets and they have soft grip rubber handles. Quality is not in question with the RR brand and you save on the list price.
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Cookware Set
Priced at $339 at 58% discount
This is my top pick in the whole list. I use this set every day, although mine had a pasta insert too. These are heavy duty utensils for the serious cook. Heat conduction is uniform and fast and cleanup is a breeze. My set still shines and sparkles after many years.
You save 58% on the list price which is BIG considering this is a high priced item.
T-fal C111SC Signature Nonstick Expert Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black
Priced at $49 with 62% savings
T-fal offers top quality and I have used it for years and years. Every nonstick eventually gives way, so it is better to buy a medium quality and change it every few years. This T-Fal set is priced right, perfect for students or new homemakers on a budget.
There is a big pot great for biryanis, and a skillet for chapati or dosas. Small omelette pan and ladles and spatulas mean you have almost everything you need to cook.
Cuisinart GG30-20 GreenGourmet Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Inch Square Grill Pan
Priced at $33 at 63% discount
This grill pan is a steal and perfect for grilling veggies, burger patties or making sammies.
Lipper International Bamboo 3-Piece Salad Set
Priced at $19.99 at 33% savings.
Every healthy meal should have a salad. And it is easier to eat it when that salad is made in such a pretty bamboo bowl.
J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Fine Edge Pro 2-pc Asian Knife Set
Priced at $21.95 at 22% discount
Food prep needs a good quality knife. This set of two knives can solve most of your needs. You save 22% of the list price.
Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder
Priced at $31.99 at 57% discount
I like to make my own fresh spice mixes like my sambar powder. Nut powders are also a must in our kitchen with the roasted peanut powder used in Maharashtrian cuisine.
This Cuisinart grinder is great for making fine powders in the perfect quantity.
Corelle Livingware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set with Mug, Service for 4, Country Cottage
Priced at $29.54 at 63% discount
I have bought so many of these over the years. They are durable and dishwasher and microwave safe and also easy to clean by hand. 63% savings are too good for this 16 piece dinner service. Please note the prices change with the design on the plate.
Well, I can go on and on but I think these are some solid items that will build a good foundation for your kitchen.
I hope you take advantage of some of these fine offers and pat yourself on the back.
The joy of buying something is doubled when you buy at big discounts, at least for me :).
Please Note: Prices are from the time of writing this post. They can change any time. Also, some links are affiliate links which means I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.