3 Things You Actually Need from Amazon’s Daily Deals

updated May 1, 2019
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Amazon’s daily deals can be a great place to look for home essentials for less, but with around 1,000 sale items each day, it can be hard to wade through all the options. Which is why you’re so lucky that you have us to do it for you! And while the daily sales can be hit or miss, today we found three great items for home cooks.

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Hopefully by now you’ve taken advantage of some of the early Black Friday deals on KitchenAid stand mixers. But if you haven’t, don’t worry — you’re all but guaranteed to see more in the next couple of weeks and it’s still possible to find some great deals on Amazon. This spiralizer attachment makes a great accessory for one — and it’s an impressive 52 percent off today.

The stand mixer’s sturdy power hub and attachments can transform it into a multi-functional appliance. This attachment is made from durable, dishwasher-safe stainless steel and comes with six different blades allowing you to core, slice, and spiralize everything from soft fruits to hard, starchy (read: difficult) vegetables like beets and potatoes. Use it now to peel the dozens of apples you’ll need to bake for the upcoming holidays, and then come January, spiralize healthy zucchini and carrot noodles.

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Speaking of health, if you’ve got soups or smoothies on your mind, today is a great time to snag a high-performance Blendtec blender. One of our favorite professional blender brands, the Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender is certified refurbished and comes with a three-year comprehensive warranty. The jar and blade design work in tandem to draw ingredients into a vortex for smooth blending, eliminating the need for a tamper.

Take advantage of its six pre-programmed settings (Batters, Ice Crush, Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup) — all of which shut off automatically for hands-free blending. If you prefer to be in control, use any of the 10 available speeds. The jar is one of the most lightweight you’ll find in a high-performance blender and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

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3. Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware, 25% + off

Cast iron cookware is classic for a reason — it works, it’s easy to care for, and it lasts. Pre-seasoned cast iron cookware is at least 25 percent off today, but if you really want to get the most for your money, we love this Heavy-Duty Pre-Seasoned 2-in-1 Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven and Domed Skillet Lid by Bruntmor. Normally $42, today it’s only $30 — a pretty amazing deal when you consider how versatile it is. The five-quart capacity is generous enough to make big-batch soups and stews, and because it’s oven-safe you can use it to braise meats or bake casseroles and bread. Since it’s pre-seasoned, the surface has nonstick properties that normally take some work to develop in classic cast iron. Our favorite feature is the domed lid that does double duty as a skillet for stovetop classics like scrambled eggs or stir-fries.