The Top 10 Things Kitchn Readers Bought During Black Friday and Cyber Monday

updated Dec 5, 2019
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Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products that Kitchn readers purchased during the big sales (here’s what we bought, if you’re curious). With gifting season in full swing, it’s helpful to have a list of the top things that like-minded folks snapped up. Cult favorites like the Instant Pot, Keurig coffee maker, and Nespresso dominated the list, but readers also added a ton of unpredictable kitchen tools that we’re seriously loving. Here are 10 reader favorites you may want to gift to yourself or someone you love — and many of the items are still on sale right now.

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1. Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Affordable, durable, and perfect for smaller kitchens, the compact Keurig K-Compact coffee maker produces a standout cup of coffee every single time. Plus, it’s easy to use: Just lift the lid, stick a pod in, pick your brew size (6, 8, or 10 ounces). Done!

Buy: Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, $40 (normally $59) at Walmart

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2. Lodge 10-Inch Pre-Seasoned Carbon Steel Skillet

Lodge produces some of the most affordable, durable skillets, and they even made our best list. They’re lightweight with a shape that’s slightly more shallow than other models, causing less steaming, a better sear, and more maneuverability when it comes to getting in there with a spatula. Both the 10-inch and 12-inch skillets were top-sellers during Black Friday.

Buy: Lodge 10-inch Pre-Seasoned Carbon Steel Skillet, $35 (normally $49) at Amazon

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3. Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

One appliance, endless possibilities! There’s no doubt the Instant Pot is the kitchen gadget of 2019, and for good reason. You can prep so much so quickly, plus it opens up a whole new world of fast recipes for you and your family. The classic 6-quart version is probably one of the most popular models, and at almost half off, we can see why you couldn’t resist adding it to your cart.

Buy: Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, $49 (normally $100) at Walmart

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4. Nespresso by De’Longhi Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aerocinno Frother

There are so many varieties of Nespresso coffee makers out there, but the De’Longhi Vertuo is a favorite of both readers and one of Kitchn’s writers. It comes with a milk frother for creamy, frothy cappuccinos, and offers a ton more coffee options than the regular machines. If you have one on your wishlist, you can get it at almost 70 percent off right now!

Buy: Nespresso by De’Longhi Vertuo Plus Deluxe Coffee & Espresso Maker with Aerocinno Frother, $112 (normally $313)

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5. Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven

According to our Lifestyle Editor, Lisa, Instant Pot’s Air Fryer Oven is the single best thing you can get for a loved one who’s obsessed with their Instant Pot. It’s super-smart, super-useful, and a super hit among Kitchn readers!

Buy: Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven, $120 at Walmart

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6. Breville Joule Sous Vide

Who doesn’t love a space-saving kitchen gadget that elevates everyday meals to a whole new level? The tiny Breville sous vide tool weighs just a pound and connects with your WiFi and Bluetooth, allowing you to check on meals from anywhere. It’s also an Amazon reviewer favorite, with a strong 4.4-rating, and it’s currently 28 percent off.

Buy: Breville Joule Sous Vide (1100 Watts), $145 (normally $200) at Amazon

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7. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 3.5-Qt. Braiser

The best time to outfit your kitchen with Le Creuset’s heritage cookware is during a massive sale like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so we totally get why this Signature Cast Iron braiser was a reader favorite. Besides letting you braise meats to perfection, it can be used for searing, roasting, poaching, or stir-frying. And it comes in the most sumptuous hues, like this sky blue!

Buy: Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 3.5-Qt. Braiser, $300 (normally $430) at Macy’s

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8. 3-Tier Collapsible Bowl

When it comes to entertaining essentials, we want them to be cheap, cute, and have as tiny a footprint as possible. Cue: This 3-tier collapsible bowl set that lets you serve up to five snacks at one go (the top tier is divided into three sections), and when you’re done, the tiers neatly collapse, so they take up minimal space in your cabinet. Ingenious!

Buy: 3-Tier Collapsible Bowl, $13 at Amazon

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9. All-Clad Hard-Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware Set

Our readers love All-Clad cookware and so do we! It’s high-quality and built to last, plus it’s irresistible when deeply discounted. This two-pan hard anodized set is perfect for everyday cooking and cleanup, and it can easily go from stove to oven to dinner table!

Buy: All-Clad Hard-Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware Set, $82 at Amazon

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10. Echo Show 5

Amazon was (and is still is) offering sweet deals on several of their smart devices like the Echo and Kindle. The Echo show particularly is a massive upgrade from the smaller Echo versions and comes with a smart display screen. Use it to watch movies or TV shows while cooking, catch up with family over a video, and even personalize the screen with your latest holiday album! Oh, and it’s 33 percent off right now.

Buy: Echo Show 5, $60 (normally $90) at Amazon