Is it just us, or is it finally starting to feel like fall? Sure, autumn's been in session for about a month, but the leaves are just starting to change colors and it's finally cold enough to wear a chunky sweater. Yay!
We figured we'd celebrate with some new, seasonally appropriate kitchen stuff. Slow cookers, electric kettles, and mugs, for example, have "fall" written all over them. Luckily, you don't have to shell out the big bucks to get into the autumnal spirit.
These cold-weather kitchen essentials are all on sale this week.
1. Cosori Electric Kettle, $27 (was $46)
If you want to buy a new kitchen gadget, but don't want to spend a ton, have a look at Cosori. Touted as one of Amazon's favorite under-the-radar brands, Cosori has a bunch of well-reviewed appliances at fair, affordable price points. We've already written about its surprisingly cheap slow cooker, but you should also check out the brand's electric kettle. With a durable, double-walled construction, Cosori claims this kettle will heat water faster and keep it warm for longer. Oh, and did we mention it's on sale?
2. Kobenstyle Butter Warmer, $44 (was $58) at West Elm
Right now, West Elm is offering 25 percent off its entire site when you use the promo code "AUTUMN" at checkout. While there are plenty of great deals on dinnerware, cutlery, and baking pans, we have our eye on this adorable butter warmer. Sure, it may not be the first product you'd think to buy, but it'll come in handy when you're drizzling warm, silky butter over a slice of homemade cornbread.
3. Cuisinart Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer, from $40 (was from $110) at Sur la Table
Sur la Table's epic anniversary sale is almost over, which means it's your last chance to save big on the store's utensils, cookware, and electronics. Starting at $40, Cuisinart's seven-speed hand mixer is perfect for whipping up (pun intended) some fall-friendly treats. Pumpkin spice latte cupcakes, especially.
4. Fall Cookie & Cupcake Box Set, $24 (was $30) at Williams Sonoma
Speaking of baking, Williams Sonoma is offering up to 20 percent off its selection of fall-friendly baking accessories. This adorable set has everything you need for delicious — and festive — cookies.
5. Foiled Zodiac Mug, $6 (was $10) at Urban Outfitters
It's written in the stars: You need one of Urban Outfitters' zodiac mugs. Available in all 12 of the astrological signs, it's the perfect companion for some apple cider or hot cocoa.
6. Lodge 5-Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Dual Handles, $40 (was $60)
Cast iron cookware is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only are the pieces incredibly versatile, but they also retain heat better than most other cookware materials. Lodge is known for creating its share of impressive (and affordable) options, and you can currently buy this five-quart Dutch oven for $40. Get one for yourself or hold on to it until the holidays.
7. Black and White Skull Kitchen Towel, $4.50 (was $6) at World Market
Want to get your kitchen into the Halloween spirit? Check out these spooktacular towels from World Market. The subtle skull motif is festive but not as cheesy as, say, hanging fake cobwebs on your cabinets.
8. Hamilton Beach 7-Quart Slow Cooker, $40 (was $49)
As far as we're concerned, slow cookers were invented for the fall. So if you don't already have a slow cooker, you should buy one, stat! Hamilton Beach's multi-cooker isn't as popular at Instant Pot's ubiquitous models, but it does have a 4.3-star rating, more than 1,000 positive reviews, and an "Amazon's Choice" badge. Best of all, it's on sale for $40.
Don't wait until the last minute to stock up on Halloween candy. Right now, Target customers can buy one bag of candy and get 50 percent off the second one. From Skittles to Snickers, and everything in between, there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth.