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When it comes to kitchenware, we firmly believe in quality over quantity. We don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks on products that are efficient, powerful, and truly last—but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a great deal. Amazon’s massive Black Friday event is nearly here, and you don’t have to be a Prime member to score huge savings. 

While Black Friday is still a few weeks away, we spotted some great deals you can already get your hands on. Whether you’re in search of a memorable gift for the home cook in your life or feel it’s time to replace that old cookware set, you don’t have to wait to start shopping. 

Our Favorite Early Black Friday Deals

All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Sauce Pan, $117 (originally $180)Vitamix 5200 Blender, $411 (originally $550)De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, $89 (originally $110)OXO Good Grips Thermocouple Thermometer, $87 (originally $105)Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, $25 (originally $41)

Best Black Friday Cookware Deals

While you could spring for a whole new matching cookware set, we recommend buying items individually so you can cherry pick the very best pieces from each brand. Not sure where to start? All-Clad’s stainless steel saucepan is a longtime favorite at Serious Eats. Heating up quickly and easy to clean, this pot comes with a lifetime warranty. And right now, it’s 41% off on Amazon.

All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Sauce Pan

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Or, you can never go wrong with Le Creuset. Undeniably beautiful, we love the brand’s colorful stainless steel collection for its long-lasting durability (it even features a lifetime warranty!). Le Creuset’s enameled cast iron skillet passed all of our tests: It browned and seared terrifically, was easy to clean, and will last practically forever. Right now, Amazon is slashing 17% off skillet in eight different hues.

Serious Eats / Taylor MurrayTramontina Stock Pot, $99 (originally $162)Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, $25 (originally $41)All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Sauce Pan, $117 (originally $180)Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet, $100 (originally $120)KitchenAid Full Size Dish Rack, $48 (originally $85)Ironwood Acacia Wood Cutting Board, $76 (originally $80)Mammafong Blue Carbon Steel Flat Bottom Wok, $83 (originally $95)Souped Up Recipes Carbon Steel Wok, $40 (originally $65)

Best Black Friday Large Appliance Deals

If you’re in the market for a big ticket kitchen appliance, you’re in luck: Some of our top-tested outdoor grills, coffee makers, and blenders are on sale right now. We’ve been recommending the Vitamix 5200 blender for years because it’s ultra-powerful and easy to operate. In our tests, it beat out the competition with a powerful vortex that chopped, pureed, and blended in a flash—creating creamy soups, smoothies, and more. Now that it’s 27% off, it’s a great time to add the best blender we’ve tried to your Amazon cart. 

Vitamix 5200 Blender

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Or, use Black Friday as a rare opportunity to splurge for that fun appliance you don’t necessarily need but definitely want. For us, that’s the Breville Smart Scoop—an ice cream maker that churns out the most decadent homemade ice creams at the touch of a button. This won our tests for its convenient built-in settings that allow you to keep your ice cream cold, adjust the softness level, and pre-chill the machine. 

Serious Eats / Will DickeyWeber Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Grill, $449 (originally $551)De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, $88 (originally $110)Omega VSJ843QS Cold Press Juicer, $316 (originally $400)Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro, $400 (originally $450)Weber Genesis EX-325S Smart Grill, $1,079 (originally $1,279)Vitamix 5200 Blender, $411 (originally $550)Breville BWM520XL No-Mess Waffle Maker $131 (originally $150)Nesco Deluxe Vacuum Sealer, $116 (originally $140)Hamilton Beach Automatic Ice Cream Maker, $50 (originally $63)Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker, $408 (originally $600)Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, $170 (originally $190)

Best Black Friday Small Kitchen Tool and Appliance Deals 

From speeding up prep to keeping foods fresh, teeny tools can make a huge difference in the kitchen—and your home bar. For wine-lovers, the all-too familiar glug glug glug of wasted wine being poured down the drain is the sound of sadness. It’s a common struggle: We want to have a glass or two of wine throughout the week, but most of us can’t make it through an entire bottle before the dreaded oxidation sets in. These vacuum-sealing wine stoppers lock in freshness and keep oxygen out—allowing us to savor our sips without feeling rushed.

Vacu Vin Wine Saver

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If you’re in search of thoughtful stocking stuffers, a good set of restaurant-grade towels is (in our opinion) the ultimate practical gift. Pro cooks know that dish towels like these are surprisingly versatile—we use them to clean countertop spills, fold them to use in place of bulky potholders, and everything in between. Of the 17 kitchen towels we tested, these ones from Zeppoli were by far the most absorbent. Plus, they come in a large pack of 15, so you’re never stuck without a fresh one.

Serious Eats / Vicky WasikZojirushi Micom Water Boiler, $169 (originally $195)OXO Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder, $80 (originally $100)Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Pro, $278 (originally $399)Krups Precision Flat Burr Grinder, $53, (originally $66)OXO Good Grips Thermocouple Thermometer, $87 (originally $105)Cafflano Kompresso Handheld Coffee Maker, $50 (originally $75)Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker 2.0, $159 (originally $219)Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Machine, $56 (originally $70)Vacu Vin Wine Saver, $10 (originally $17)Zeppoli Classic Dish Towels, Set of 15, $16 (was $26)

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