While we're very excited for all the food on Thursday, we're also pumped for all the sales and deals happening for Black Friday. Although the shopping frenzy can feel a little bit, well, frenzied, it truly is the best time to score a deal on the certain somethings you've been eyeing all year long. (Or, you know, things you want to gift to other people.)
Here are the best deals we've seen on a few select products that Kitchn editors can't stop raving about lately. You can take advantage of all but one of them RIGHT NOW (as in, before Black Friday!).
1. KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Mixer, $220 (was $450) at Target
If you ask Kitchn editors what kitchen gadget they couldn't live without, a majority would probably choose their stand mixers. According to Target's leaked Black Friday circular, this is a "doorbuster deal," which means you're probably going to want to snag one quickly before they run out. Some extra motivation: This mixer is usually $450!
2. Mauviel Copper 8-Inch Fry Pan, $168 (was $210) at Williams Sonoma
Our Lifestyle Director, Lisa Freedman, can't say enough good things about this copper fry pan, which heats incredibly evenly and looks pretty while doing it. (She wants to install a pegboard just to put it on display.) This fancy cookware is usually $210 ... but at $168 this week, the new price just might make it a realistic gift for a family member.
3. Wüsthof Classic Ikon 6-Inch Chef's Knife, $90 (was $202) at Williams Sonoma
When Ina Garten tells you to do something, especially pertaining to the kitchen, you do it. When we asked Ina what she wants to get (and give) for the holidays, she said a great chef's knife is always a good go-to. She swears by Wüsthof and says that, because they're on the pricey side, you should add to a collection one by one. (For more info on our favorite knives, check out Kitchn's Best List, here. Hint: Wüsthof made the list.)
4. Instant Pot 6-Quart DUO, $70 (from $100) at Target
The Instant Pot gets a lot of hype. A lot of warranted hype! Our Associate Food Editor Kelli Foster says she originally thought it would be too good to be true — and then she quickly changed her mind. "I now understand all the praise and rave reviews, and feel the same way myself." Note: This deal is not good until Thursday at 5 p.m. If you're willing to wait, you'll also get a $10 Target gift card, too.
5. Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $220 (was $400)
Thanks to Amazon's early Black Friday deals, you can take home this lightweight vacuum for $180 less than its original $400 sticker price. The consensus at Kitchn is that this cordless powerhouse is tops for picking up after messy mealtimes — especially if there are kids in the house.
6. Staub Round 4-Quart Cocotte, $100 (was $285) at Sur la Table
We went to the Staub Factory in France to learn how the coveted cookware gets made and returned with an even greater appreciation for it. We especially love the 4-quart round cocotte, which is an absolute workhorse in the kitchen and will last you a lifetime. And Sur la Table happens to have it on major markdown.
What are you hoping to find on Black Friday? Tell us in the comments below and we'll try to dig up the best bargain for you!