As the holiday season quickly approaches, one thing that’s been on my mind lately is all of the delicious food I’ll be baking (and, of course, consuming). There’s a huge variety in what kinds of treats and foods my family likes to eat, so it’s important to use the best cookware possible. In the midst of planning what to bake for my annual holiday parties, I’ve realized something: my kitchen supplies are in desperate need of a refresh.
Luckily, Amazon kicked off its holiday sales early! Not only can you get a head start on your gift shopping and skip the Black Friday mania, it’s perfect timing to spruce up your home before the party season begins.
In preparation, I happily said goodbye to my 20-something-year-old coffeemaker, the “vintage” blender that only sometimes works, and my mismatched pots and pans. I eagerly jumped into my Amazon account first thing this morning, ready to shop. Here are the nine kitchen essentials I bought, all heavily discounted. Sure, my husband will be shocked by the amount of boxes sitting on our porch in a couple days, but I’ll proudly remind him how much money I saved by taking advantage of these household deals.
It can be an unnecessary arm workout when I have to continuously mix ingredients together while baking, so I decided to upgrade to something smarter. I love this cute KitchenAid Classic Mini! It doesn’t take up too much counter space and it can do all of the work for me. The tilt-head design gives easy access to the bowl, allowing me to seamlessly add ingredients while prepping a batch of dough. Users can mix up to five dozen cookies, a batch of guacamole, or a loaf of bread. Multiple color options are available, ensuring you’ll find the one perfect for your kitchen and baking needs.
Soup season is officially here, and, like I said, my poor old blender could hardly handle blending a shake anymore. With ten speeds available, the Vitamix Explorian Blender’s stainless steel blades can handle the toughest of ingredients to make the smoothest purées and the heartiest of soups. You don’t even have to worry about cleaning — simply drop in a bit of dish soap with warm water, turn it on, and it will take care of the rest.
Like I said, my old coffeemaker may have been considered an antique. I’ve been in the market for a new coffee maker, and this one checks all of the boxes. The Keurig Single-Serve Coffee Brewer can brew coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or iced coffee to provide the perfect cup of java to go along with dessert. Now, I’m not the best at making coffee. The Keurig app solves that problem and provides step-by-step expert instructions on how to make my favorite coffeehouse beverages.
During my kitchen purge, I inspected my well-loved bakeware and promptly threw away almost every pan. They served their purpose, but they were bent and stained, and not in any kind of shape to bake for others. This 5-piece Ninja Bakeware Set comes with everything you’ll need to bake that classic holiday dish (for me, it’s mint fudge brownies). These warp-resistant pans can cook up to 500 degrees, and the deep walls will safely keep your baked goods in place as you remove them from the oven. The ergonomic rims make it easy to handle with oven mitts or pot holders, sealing the deal this complete bakeware set will become your new favorite.
For all your pots and pans needs, the T-fal 12-Piece Cookware Set has you covered. I love the variety of sizes included, ensuring you’ll have just what you need to make that delicious holiday treat. This set also checks the box on my absolute non-negotiable: each piece is dishwasher-safe. To make things even easier, this cookware will tell you when it’s preheated — just wait until the heat indicator in the middle turns a solid red. The durable nonstick coating ensures these pans can withstand rigorous usage, so they’ll stay looking fresh for many years to come.
I’ve always wanted an air fryer, as it seems like they can do and make anything. The COSORI Air Fryer is essentially a mini-oven, which will come in super handy during holiday cooking when oven space is scarce. Equipped with 13 one-touch cooking functions, this touchscreen air fryer ensures your food cooks to absolute perfection. This also provides a healthy alternative to fried food, allowing you to enjoy the same flavors you might normally — just with 85% less oil. Counter space won’t be an issue, as the impact size guarantees it won’t take up much room. Not sure what to make? A complimentary cookbook with 100 recipes is included. Ranging from desserts to appetizers, the perfect treat for your party is just a few page flips away.
Meal storage containers are a lifesaver for me in the kitchen and I feel like I’m always in need of more. I prefer to meal prep in advance. Luckily, my family loves leftovers. These Pyrex Storage Containers are my absolute favorite! I’ve bought this exact set twice before, but at a price like this, I decided to add it to the collection. This 8-piece set is microwave and dishwasher-safe, so you can safely reheat your food and easily wash them. The set includes:
- 1 3-qt / 13×9-inch glass container + lid
- 1 2-qt / 8×8-inch glass container + lid
- 2 1-cup glass containers + lids
I absolutely love Mrs. Meyer cleaning products and this three-count soap set will make clean-up a breeze. Equipped with dish soap, hand soap, and multi-surface cleaner, Mrs. Meyer’s Set of 3 provides everything you need. The plant-derived rosy geranium-scented cleaners cut through grease and dirt to help keep dishes and counters looking bright and clean. The cruelty-free hand soap is gentle on your hands, even with repeated washing.
While you’re busy baking in the kitchen, let the iRobot Roomba take care of vacuuming the rest of your home. Download the iRobot Home app to tell your Roomba when it’s time to clean, and it will take care of the rest in a 90-minute cleaning cycle. The Dirt Detect Technology pinpoints the dirtiest areas of your home and lifts dirt, debris, and dust from carpets and hardwood floors with ease. Advanced sensors allow the Roomba to navigate your home, plus the “Cliff Detect” feature prevents it from falling down the stairs. Once the cycle is complete, the Roomba will automatically return to its dock for a recharge, and you can kick back with a glass of wine in your freshly cleaned home.
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