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The best kitchen deals this week, according to a pro baker: Save up to 60%

I love eating at restaurants, but there’s something about preparing a meal at home that’s just so satisfying. Well, assuming your kitchen is stocked with the right equipment, of course. Let’s face it: Trying to chop onions with a dull knife is enough to make you call it quits and order takeout. And if your arsenal’s been feeling (or looking) a little rusty, it’s time for some upgrades. That doesn’t have to mean shelling out hundreds of dollars for a single skillet, especially with the kitchen deals I’m seeing.

Speaking of deals, finding the best ones out there is sort of (well, literally) my job. And because I spent several years as a professional baker, let’s just say I’ve used more kitchen tools and appliances than I’d care to admit. With that in mind, here are the sales I’m most excited about this week, from a cult-favorite Ninja Creami for churning out ice cream and more at home ($50 off) to the $70 Lodge Dutch oven that graces my stove (and absolutely rivals Le Creuset). With that, happy saving — and savoring.

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This versatile skillet ain’t no flash in the pan — it’s been a staple in one Yahoo Life editor’s kitchen for years. Among its many perks are its lightweight, 2-pound design, as well as the removable silicone grip on its handle, which will protect your hands while you cook. It’s also dishwasher-safe, but our editor says, “Cleanup is a breeze and only requires a few swipes with a soapy sponge, even around the rivets that secure the handle.”

Check out our full roundup of the best nonstick pans for more. 

$28 at Amazon

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‘Tis the season for enjoying tasty frozen treats, and this wildly popular appliance will satiate your sweet tooth in between trips to the ice cream truck. It churns out everything from ice cream and sorbet to milkshakes and more — just add your ingredients, freeze overnight, press a button and ta-da! Plus, you’ll be able to customize your creation with your favorite mix-ins. This is one of the best prices I’ve seen, so “scoop” it up while you can.

Check out our full Ninja Creami review for more. 

$149 at Walmart

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Le Creuset who? I cook with Lodge Dutch ovens at home, and this one is just the right size for a smaller household. The slick enameled interior cleans like a dream, while the sturdy cast iron offers excellent heat distribution and retention. Plus, it’s so pretty you won’t mind leaving it on the stove for everyone to admire. 

“Don’t tell my KitchenAid mixer, but I think I love this more,” joked a reviewer. “I’m Greek and cook a lot. I’ve used this for everything from pasta dishes like manestra to frying keftedes (meatballs) — [I’ve] even used [it] to bake bread! It’s a great item for one-pot meals. While it gets plenty hot because it’s cast iron, the enamel makes deglazing and cleaning a breeze. I use mostly silicone and wooden tools, but even with metal utensils, I haven’t had any chips. … Lodge is a great brand for those of us who can’t quite afford Le Creuset.”

Read my full Lodge Dutch oven review for more details. 

$70 at Amazon

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Yes, this top-seller might technically be called a “meat” thermometer, but don’t underestimate its value when it comes to liquids and baked goods. The most accurate way to tell whether food is done is by taking its temperature, and this gizmo presents a reading in seconds.

“I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without a good cooking thermometer,” wrote an impressed cook. “This thing works great, seems accurate. I like the magnet, so I can keep it on my fridge for easy finding. I used it to make yogurt — takes all the guessing out of that process.”

$10 at Amazon

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Whether you know a dad who’s a grilling machine (Father’s Day is June 16!) or want your meat to come out perfectly every time, this popular pick is down to the lowest price I’ve seen. Pair it with your phone via an app and read the temperature that way, allowing you to focus on other tasks rather than babysitting your steak. This is the best price I’ve seen.

“This probe is amazingly accurate,” raved a user. “The app supporting the probe is informative and predictive of when it will be done. That gives me time to prepare the side dishes so that they are all completed at the same time. I’ve told the Meater people that I may buy another two or three of these probes just in case they go out of business and I’m unable to get an eventual replacement!”

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$60 at Amazon

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Rachael Ray, Ina Garten, Giada De Laurentiis and even Reese Witherspoon use Boos Block cutting boards, so you know you’re getting a quality piece. Having a large (20″ x 15″) slab like this will allow you to prep multiple ingredients on the same surface, and it’s reversible, in case you’d like to separate vegetables from meat. The indented handles on each side make for easier carrying too. 

“Terrific cutting board,” raved one shopper. “I have the tiniest kitchen in my apartment, and after watching some organizing videos, I realized I should make my small counter space completely covered by this sturdy cutting board. Why bother storing those dinky bamboo cutting boards when my complete surface is usable for food prep!”

$125 at Amazon

Amazon

Every kitchen needs a good pair of oven mitts, meaning those hole-filled ones in your drawer need to go. These top-sellers are heat-resistant up to 500°F, thanks to their silicone coating — and not only that, their ribbed design offers better grip than cloth mitts, plus they’re water-resistant to protect your hands from hot splatters. They come in over 20 colors, though prices vary. (This gray pair is 60% off!)

“These oven mitts are a game changer in my kitchen,” declared a buyer. “The ribbed silicone design provides a secure grip on hot pots and pans, giving me confidence when handling them. The soft inner lining is comfortable to wear and provides excellent heat protection. I appreciate that they are flexible and allow for easy movement of my hands, unlike some other oven mitts that can feel stiff and bulky. Plus, the set comes with two mitts, so I always have a backup when one is in the wash.”

$14 at Amazon

Amazon

Henckels has been crafting knives for over a century, so they know a thing or two about what makes a quality set. This bestselling collection is majorly marked down (over 60% off) and comes with just about every type of blade a home cook could need: a 3-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 7-inch santoku knife, 8-inch chef’s knife and 8-inch bread knife. Also included: six 4.5-inch steak knives, a professional honing steel, kitchen shears and a hardwood knife block. Whew! 

“I needed a complete set of good knives,” explained a shopper. “After thorough research, I settled on these. The Henckels brand has an excellent reputation. They are well-balanced and each do the job as intended. They stay sharp longer than I expected. The wooden block looks nice and fits well on my countertop. This is a good investment that should last for many years!”

Check out our roundup of the best knives and knife sets for 2024 for more.

$133 at Amazon

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Not looking for a whole set? This affordable pair will have you slicing and dicing with ease. Also made by Henckels, this duo includes 5.5-inch and 7-inch santoku knives. Their shorter, fine-edged blades are suitable for precision chopping and thinly slicing while their lightweight construction allows for effortless movement. 

“Bought these to replace some of my older knives,” shared a content customer. “They work great and come sharp out of the box. I like the two sizes, and they both fit in my hand well. Easy to grip and control while cutting.”

$25 at Amazon

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Hate having to drag out a cutting board every time you need to slice an onion? And does said onion make your eyes tear up with the sting of a hundred jellyfish? That’s why thousands of shoppers reach for this bestseller, which chops veggies into tiny, uniform pieces with just one push. And because everything falls into the attached tray, you’ll keep your counter clean too. 

“I love this … cuts down my chopping time by 80%,” gushed a user. “[It] comes with stuff you need to clean the grates! I have been using this almost daily, [the] whole family loves it … Many times I had chopped more than I needed … I just put the whole thing in the fridge … it has its own storage.”

$24 at Amazon

HexClad

Gordon Ramsay approves of this brand, and you know how particular the celebrity chef is. The pans’ hybrid construction combines the best qualities of stainless steel, cast iron and nonstick for a one-of-a-kind product that, according to Ramsay, “is highly versatile and cooks exceptionally well.” They’re made of aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel for expert heat conduction and distribution, and their nonstick interiors make them a breeze to clean. Plus, the signature hexagonal etching helps encourage browning. With this starter set, you’ll get the 12-inch, 10-inch and 8-inch Hybrid pans, plus lids for each. 

“These are the best pans I have used,” declared a home cook. “They are nonstick, and cleanup is a breeze. I’ve used these for over a year, almost every day, and they are just like the day I unboxed them. I highly recommend these pans and plan to buy a set for each of my kids.”

Check out our roundup of the best pots, pans and cookware sets of 2024 for more. 

$400 at HexClad

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An 11-piece, nonstick cookware set for 60 bucks? There’s gotta be a catch, right? Nope! This No. 1 bestseller comes with two frying pans, two saucepans, a sauté pan, two silicone lids, two fridge storage lids and, most unique, two removable handles you can attach to each piece in the collection to save space.

“I got these in order to make some more space in my cabinets,” wrote a buyer. “These take up a quarter of the space my old pots and pans used. They work great on my glass stove top. They are so easy to clean and have not scratched, dented or stained!”

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$60 at Amazon

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This lovely appliance that comes from Drew Barrymore’s kitchen line costs about the same as five smoothies you’d get from a juice bar, but looks like a million bucks. And aesthetics aside, it has seven settings to choose from, whether you’d like a perfectly uniform mixture or want your gazpacho to maintain some texture.

“I use this every morning to make my breakfast shakes,” shared a shopper. “I use ice and a protein bar in my shake, and the blender handles both really well. And it’s so pretty on my counter!”

$30 at Walmart

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Getting whacked in the face by a rogue droplet of hot oil isn’t fun. According to the manufacturer, this bestselling splatter screen can prevent up to 99% of liquids from escaping your pan as you cook, meaning you’re much less likely to get burned. Your stovetop will also be spared from greasy messes. Plus, it’ll help keep odors from consuming your kitchen, and unlike a lid, it’ll still allow steam to be released. Its little feet let it rest on your counter with the mesh part elevated, making it a cute little cooling rack. You could also use it as a strainer.

“Love this product!” exclaimed one thrilled reviewer. “Not only does it keep oil from popping out of the pan and onto the surrounding area, but I haven’t had a splatter burn since I started using it. I can keep the guard on the pan and it doesn’t burn or rupture. It is easy to clean in the dishwasher as well, and holds its strength and shape during cleaning.”

$9 at Amazon

Amazon

Ina Garten herself is a fan of this wildly popular and versatile pan, which is made of durable cast iron that’ll last for years. It comes pre-seasoned and can withstand heat from any cooktop — it can even be used over a campfire. Nothing’s better when it comes to achieving the perfect sear on your meat — and I can say from personal experience that it makes the best pancakes too.

“It’s already seasoned and I love that!” wrote a Lodge loyalist. “It is my favorite pan now. It’s pretty, so I leave it sitting on my stove all the time. Nothing is sticking to it and it’s super easy to clean, has great heat distribution and is excellent quality. This will be passed down for generations.”

Check out my full Lodge Cast Iron Skillet review for more. 

$20 at Amazon

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Air-frying is super convenient until it’s time to clean the tray. Take some of the work out by sticking one of these BPA-free silicone liners in before you cook; then, toss them into the dishwasher once you’re done! So much easier than trying to scrape off caked-on residue. These fit air fryers with 3-5-quart capacities. 

“We make fries in the air fryer at least once a week,” shared a user. “Plain or seasoned fries are easy, but adding other toppings makes a mess in the air fryer and looks sloppy when lifted out with tongs. No more! Cheese fries, chili fries, the silicone liner keeps the air fryer clean and your food looking good.”

$7 at Amazon

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You’ll feel so high-tech using this sleek touchscreen toaster, but the reality is it couldn’t be easier to operate. You’ll have a clear visual guide when it comes to choosing the doneness level of your toast, as well as images of the different types of foods you can heat up, from bagels and pastries to waffles and English muffins. The extra-wide slots can handle thicker slices of bread because we all know carbs are the best food group. 

“Toasters aren’t often as good as they used to be,” lamented a reviewer. “I tried and returned two before I purchased my Whall. It toasts evenly, has multiple settings (including defrost) and looks good on the counter. The pop-up button is a nice feature too. It lets you check progress on items you haven’t toasted before. You won’t be disappointed.”

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$50 at Amazon

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So, your outdoor space is too small for a grill, and you’d really like to avoid a house full of smoke — but you’re still craving those charred foods of summer. This indoor grill sears proteins and veggies like a champ, but its smoke control system means you won’t be breathing in soot while you cook. In addition to a grill plate, it comes with a flat-top griddle (smash burgers, anyone?) and you’ll be able to fit up to six steaks at a time on its roomy cooking surface. Bonus: It comes with a food thermometer for accurate results every time. 

“I honestly like meat and poultry grilled on this better than on my outdoor grill,” admitted a shopper. “I am able to control the temperature better. The meat is much juicier. It’s just easier to use and I’m not standing outside in the heat in the summer. I love the griddle function. Boneless chicken breast is so tender and delicious like this! I was stunned!”

Check out our roundup of the best grills of 2024 for more. 

$200 at Amazon

Amazon

The best meals are the ones you can make by tossing all of the ingredients into one cooking vessel, then setting and forgetting. That’s probably why the Instant Pot has become such a cult favorite — and this model, with its 10 functions in one, is so versatile, it just might become your most-used appliance. Make rice, sear chicken, bake bread … or heck, even whip up some cheesecake in it. You’ll be able to cook enough food to feed six people, so I’ll be awaiting my dinner party invitation. 

“I was somewhat skeptical about Instant Pots for a long time and then I finally caved and decided to get one,” shared a convert. “It’s one of the better kitchen investments I’ve ever made. Delicious pulled pork in an hour, easy one-pot meals and perfectly cooked rice without a rice cooker. It opens up so many possibilities for weeknight meals. One day I even brought it to the office for a food day and made fresh mac and cheese in the cafeteria.”

$120 at Amazon

Amazon

This nifty fridge lazy Susan was designed to maximize space (while minimizing food waste). It’s rectangular to make the best use of your fridge shelves, and it rotates 360 degrees so you can easily see — and remember — everything you have before it spoils. Be sure to apply code 30OFFLAMU58 at checkout for the lowest price. 

“Gone are the days of old sauces, jars and containers getting stuck in the back of the fridge to turn into a forgotten fuzzy science experiment,” shared an impressed shopper. “This amazing turntable makes everything on the tray really easy to grab and find, we are a lot less wasteful because we have access to it all on the turntable. We love it!”

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$14 at Amazon

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Multi-use appliances are a godsend for small kitchens, and this double-duty machine is no exception. It’s roomy enough to fit six slices of bread, a 4-pound chicken or 12-inch pizza and can also be used for baking cakes and brownies. The sleek stainless steel design is just a bonus. 

“Instead of heating up the oven, we can easily make dinner or lunch by using this,” wrote a reviewer. “Makes great fried chicken and crunchy vegetables … Great for warming up pizza versus the microwave, as it isn’t mushy (same with French fries!).”

$120 at Target

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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