What would a kitchen deals post be without an Instant Pot? The perpetually on sale Instant Pot is a good, reasonably priced entry point to the world of pressure cooking. This model has nine different functions, from cooking rice to making yogurt. It’s big enough for family meals, and the end results will be just as tasty as on the more expensive models.
ThermoWorks’ Thermapen series thermometers are the Cadillacs of the instant-read thermometer world. They’re not cheap, but they’re reliable, simple to use, and last forever. I’ve been using mine for years and it’s every bit as good as the day it arrived. The One is accurate to ±0.5 degrees Fahrenheit and takes one second to read the temp. Note that Thermapen doesn’t sell on Amazon and we suggest avoiding any Thermapens (or knock-offs) you see there.
Primula’s Burke immersion brewer is our favorite cold-brew coffee maker. It’s durable, cheap, and makes about 32 ounces of coffee at a time. Just pop your coarse grounds into the mesh basket, snap it into place, slowly pour water through it, and come back 24 hours later to delightfully smooth, flavorful iced coffee without too much bitterness.
If all you want is frothy milk for your hot matcha or your iced coffee, there’s no need to spend a fortune on a fancy espresso machine. What you want is a milk frother, but the problem is most of them suck. The Nanofoamer uses two distinct screens—one for fine-textured milk and another for ultrafine-textured milk—to get around the problems of typical frothers, namely the overly stiff whipped foam. The Nanofoamer is the closest we’ve come to replicating the froth and foam of a steam wand.
This is the larger, standalone version of the tabletop Blackstone Griddle that’s in our Best Camping Stoves guide. With two burners capable of putting out 24,000 BTUs, and 362 square-inches of cooking surface, you can whip up some “scattered, smothered, and covereds” for a crowd.
This is an incredible deal and it won’t last, but while it does, grab one. There are blenders, and then there are Vitamix blenders. I was a skeptic, but like my fellow Gear reviewer Joe Ray, the Vitamix made me a blender person. A blender is, essentially, just a blade atop a motor. Everything else just gets in the way. The motor is why the Vitamix is so good. And yes, the Vitamix is expensive, but it’s worth it.
If you think of a blender as a smoothie-making machine, this is the blender you want. It’s not an earthshaking deal, but the Nutribullet is the perfect single-serving smoothie maker, and the blending container doubles as your glass, so you can blend and go.
One of our favorite tea shops is having a site-wide sale. I’m especially fond of this tumbler, which serves as a brewer and keeps your tea hot for several hours. The deal also nets you three tea samples. You’ll also get free shipping (unless you’re in Alaska or Hawaii).
I know what you’re thinking, a hundred dollar mug? But hear us out. If you’re a coffee addict this mug might change your game. It keeps your coffee hot for hours on end without scalding it thanks to a built-in heating element. It also leaves enough room for you to taste the flavors of the coffee rather than simply broiling your taste buds.