What would a kitchen deal post be without an instant pot? Continuous Sales Instant Pot is a place to enter the world of pressure cooking at a good, reasonably priced price. This model has nine different functions, from making yogurt to cooking rice. It’s big enough for a family meal, and the end result will be just as delicious as the more expensive models.
The thermometers in the Thermoper series of thermoworks are the Cadillac of the instant-read thermometer world. They are not cheap, but they are reliable, easy to use and last forever I have been using mine for years and it is as good as it gets. One is accurate up to ± 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit and takes one second to read the temperature. Keep in mind that thermopenes are not sold on Amazon and we recommend avoiding any thermopenes there.
There’s Blender, and then there’s Vitamix Blender. I was a skeptic, but like my fellow gear reviewer Joe Ray, Vitamix made me a Blender person. A blender is, basically, a blade on top of a motor. Everything else just gets in the way. Why the motor Vitamix is so good. And yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. It’s not the best deal we’ve ever seen, but it’s the best we’ve seen this year.
If you think of a blender as a smoothie, this is the blender you want. It’s not too much of a deal, but Nutribullet is the perfect single-serving smoothie maker, and the mixing pot doubles like your glass, so you can mix and go.
There is nothing like homemade ice cream. We didn’t test this 2-quart model, but I did use a smaller version and it was great. This is especially fun if you have kids who can create their own creative ice cream flavors.
Tea Spot (enter cyberta at checkout)
One of our favorite tea shops is having a site-wide sale. I especially like this tumblr, which acts as a brewer and keeps your tea hot for a few hours. The deal also gives you three tea samples. You will also receive free shipping (unless you live in Alaska or Hawaii).