30 Black Friday kitchen deals (2023): KitchenAid, Oxo, Ninja – WIRED

The season of Christmas cookies and family recipes that you either deeply love or deeply despise is upon us. We’ve scoured the internet for Black Friday kitchen deals that might be of interest to you if you’re looking for gifts — or feeling completely unprepared with the tools you have in your kitchen. Whether it’s a new countertop appliance, the KitchenAid of your dreams, or a better coffee maker to survive your in-laws’ stay in town, these are the best kitchen deals you can shop this Black Friday. Updated November 25, 9:30 p.m.

We test products all year round and handpick these offerings. The discount amounts we display are based on actual street prices at retailers over the past few months. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted at the time of publication will be crossed out. We will update this guide regularly.

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Kitchen appliance deals

Ninja Speedi Air Fryer

Photo: Ninja

This is an all around great air fryer. It offers more than other air fryer models with 12-in-1 functionality, including cooking modes ranging from searing and sautéing to baking and roasting. It’s also suitable for making one-pot meals and comes with a recipe booklet to get you started.

Balmuda toaster oven


This was the only appliance on WIRED Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu’s wedding registry—he uses it to make stale bread fresh again, but you can also use it to reheat pretty much anything. The Balmuda Toaster (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a mini steam toaster, so you pour a tiny bit of water into the top using the included (and equally cute) little cup. There are time recommendations for things like pizza, a croissant, or sandwich bread.

It may look like a coffee maker, but the Ninja Creami (6/10, WIRED Review) makes ice cream. It’s obviously not an essential tool, but it’s fun if you’re interested in experimenting with your own sorbet and ice cream recipes. Ninja also has a Ninja Creami Recipe Book on sale for $17 if you want ideas on where to start (though we wish it was included and didn’t have to be purchased separately).

KitchenAid 5.5 liter stand mixer

Photo: KitchenAid

The motor isn’t quite as powerful as the more expensive Artisan model, but this mixer is powerful enough for all but the thickest and stickiest doughs and still has 10 speeds and a few included attachments. KitchenAid stand mixers have a reputation for durability. So although it is an initial investment, you can expect it to last for many years. You can also purchase the smaller 4.5 liter size on sale.

Do you dream of a better blender? Breville’s Super Q (8/10, WIRED Reviews) is a high-end blender that’s great for making smoothies, nut butters, and frozen margaritas. However, it’s a treat even if there’s a sale.

This is one of the biggest discounts we’ve ever seen on the ever-popular and convenient Instant Pot. If you don’t have one yet, this is a good time to invest. It’s hard to make cooking easier. Plug one in, the pressure builds, and all your slow cooker favorites—chili, ribs, mac and cheese, stocks, and braises—are ready in no time.

Vitamix 5200

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This powerful blender only has two switches and a dial, but is great for blending smoothies, lassis, frozen margaritas, salad dressings, and even mole adobo. It’s impressive how much this blender can do, which is why we recommend it for home cooks.

Hand blenders are, um, handy when you need to blend a small amount of something without getting your big blender dirty. They are ideal for mixing soups in a pot or for preparing a small plate of hummus. You can even make smoothies in a stainless steel mug if you are careful with the speed button. The KitchenAid’s removable head is dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean when you’re done.

Everyone needs a little music and weather in their kitchen. The Echo Show 5 is typically overpriced at $90, but the $40 asking price is the best price we’ve found. Remember that it is often on sale. We prefer the Echo Show 10 for its larger size, but the Echo Show 5’s smaller footprint is good for a small kitchen. If you prefer Google Assistant, the Nest Hub is also available for $50 ($50 off).

The quiet, undisputed king of rice cookers, the Zojirushi uses “fuzzy logic technology” with a microcomputer (hence the abbreviation “Micom” in the product name) to make tiny adjustments in heat distribution, ensuring your grains cook with minimal time Cooked to perfection with no effort and no burnt or wet spots. We’ve seen this drop by about $15, but that’s the lowest price we’ve seen in the last six months.

Offers for pizza ovens and grills

Photo: Ooni

This is one of our favorite pizza ovens. The Karu 16 (9/10, WIRED recommends) is the most versatile and user-friendly oven we’ve ever tried. You can purchase a separate gas attachment, but it is designed for use with charcoal or wood. Lighting the stove is quick and easy – just place a lit lighter and a few oak sticks on the fuel tray and it will get hot within 10 minutes. Unlike previous versions, the Karu 16 features a door that closes to retain heat and a built-in digital thermometer to measure temperature.

If fiddling with attachments, chimneys, and griddles isn’t your thing, here’s another appliance from Ooni that might be right for you (8/10, WIRED recommends). At around 21 pounds, the Koda is lightweight and portable. The thin, powder-coated steel shell insulates so well that it feels cool even when the fire is burning. Simply slide in the brick, screw on the propane tank and you’re ready to go. The door fits 12-inch pizza peels and 10-inch cast iron pans. However, unlike others, you should not keep it outdoors.

Traeger Ironwood 650

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The Wi-Fi-equipped Ironwood 650 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best pellet grill/smoker in our Best Grills Guide. The app lets you set your cooking preferences while you lounge (or prepare the rest of the meal). “650” refers to the square inch of grilling area that is enough to smoke three or four ribs at once, or six whole chickens.

Our favorite luxury upgrade grill, Traeger’s Timberline (7/10, WIRED recommends), can feed a small army. In our testing, the Timberline had no trouble smoking 50 pounds of pork shoulder while WIRED editor and backyard chef Parker Hall monitored temperatures while entertaining a small group of about 100 people. If you’re looking for a pellet grill that can handle everything, this is your best choice.

This is the lowest price we’ve seen for Biolite’s FirePit+. We liked the original version; This newer model can be used as a heat source, phone charger, and stylish portable grill. The whole thing folds and packs up for easy storage in the included bag.

Cookware Deals

Lodge Dutch Oven

Photo: Amazon

The enameled casserole puts an end to the poor tendencies of pure cast iron. You can clean the inside and outside of this lodge with any dish soap solution and never have to wipe it down with vegetable oil to keep it from rusting overnight. The non-stick, non-reactive surface is perfect for slow cooking stews, oysters, and virtually anything else that sits on the stove for an extended period of time.

Not every kitchen has enough counter space for the appliances and cookware featured on this list. Some of us use this 42-inch wide cart as a rolling island. There’s a bar for a pair of tea towels, hooks for hanging potholders, and rotating wheels that move easily even when the cabinet is loaded with a few hundred pounds of kitchen supplies. The drawers and doors close easily and the solid wood frame and top of the butcher block appear sturdier than the price suggests.

We generally don’t recommend cookware sets – you’re better off with the right pans than with a set. However, it’s hard to go wrong with All-Clad. While we prefer All-Clad’s D5 collection, the D3 collection is similar, and that’s a great price for a seven-piece set. The D3 set only has three interconnected layers inside, so it heats faster than the D5 set, but doesn’t cook quite as evenly.

Coffee machine deals


Photo: Aeropress

The genius of the justly popular Aeropress isn’t so much that it makes great coffee (which it does) but that it makes it really difficult to make bad coffee. I’ve never had a bad coffee from an Aeropress, which I can’t say about any other coffee maker. If you are looking for an easy and foolproof way to make a mug, this is the tool for you. We have seen the price drop a bit, but this is the lowest price in six months.

It’s not the best sale we’ve seen on the AeroPress Go in the last year (9/10, WIRED recommends), but it’s still a good price if you’re looking for a gift idea for a coffee lover. It’s barely bigger than a coffee cup, but still works just as well as the standard Aeropress (which is also on sale).

Flair Classic espresso maker


If you want your morning espresso routine to feel a little nicer, then the Flair Classic espresso maker belongs on your countertop. It’s our favorite hand-operated espresso machine and looks beautiful and timeless. The stainless steel Signature Pro 2 is also on offer if you’re looking for a bit of luxury.

If you want to make better coffee or bake better pastries, nothing helps more than a scale. Need a $185 kitchen scale? No, but the Tally Pro is the MacBook Pro of kitchen scales. It’s solid, hefty, made of metal and glass and the OLED screen is really beautiful. There are also lots of smart tools – like brew assist mode, which helps you find the right time to brew.

Almond Cow The Milk Maker

Photo: Almond Cow

If you like almond milk in your coffee, you can use this device to make your own at home. It’s a simple, one-button process and the milk it produces is delicious.

MioMat is for more than just almonds. You can make nut milk, soy, or milk from grains like quinoa and rye. When you’re done with your coffee, you can also use the MioMat to make smoothies and soups.

This coffee maker (8/10, WIRED recommends) is more advanced than you’d think at first glance. Two boilers and three different brewing speeds are used to prepare excellent coffee. It looks like the 8-cup brewer on steroids and can make three different brew sizes: small broth (2 to 4 cups), medium broth (5 to 8 cups), and large broth (9 to 12 cups).

Mr. Coffee One-Touch CoffeeHouse

Photo: Mr Coffee

This Mr. Coffee machine is one of our favorite latte and cappuccino makers because it’s easy to use, can automatically stir in milk for you, and is still affordable. At the touch of a button you can choose between a latte or cappuccino, and there’s a manual mode that will keep frothing or extracting espresso until you ask it to stop.

Little caffeine and little counter space? The K-Express is just 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep, but its removable container holds 36 fluid ounces – enough water to make a round of coffee for you and your friends without having to constantly refill it. Just do something good for the planet and make sure you use reusable Keurig pods to reduce single-use plastic waste.

This coffee grinder with built-in scale is the best you can find. Set your grind, select your desired weight, click Start and get started. it turns off when it’s finished. This is easier than using a kitchen scale and makes better use of limited counter space.

Photo: Wacaco

This is the best price we’ve seen all year for this portable espresso machine, featured in our Gifts for Coffee Lovers and Best Portable Espresso Machines guides. It’s lightweight but reliable and produces delicious espresso.

Trade makes our favorite coffee subscription. Gift subscriptions and gift boxes are currently on offer with discounts of up to 30 percent. Prices start at $21.

Drinkware Deals

Photo: Owala

Reviewer Medea Giordano called this her “emotional support water bottle.” The Owala Freesip (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is colorful and durable, and the leak-proof lid offers both a straw and sip option. Sip or sip! It’s your decision. When you shop at Owala, the discount will be reflected in your shopping cart. Every capacity is on sale, but prices vary by retailer and color. So check and compare them again before purchasing. The deals generally reflect the lowest prices we’ve seen.

The Hydro Jug Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends) is a truly gigantic water bottle. It may not be for everyone – er, water – but if you struggle to stay hydrated or keep your water bottle full, this absolute gadget can help. To save, cut out the coupon on the product page. We didn’t see the bottle selling for less money.

Amazon currently offers a ton of gift cards that come with free credit. Each one has a unique corresponding coupon code that you can see on this page. For example, you can get a $100 Apple gift card and a free $15 Amazon credit with code APPLET5USA. There are countless cards to choose from. You can browse them all here.

This excellent travel mug keeps hot drinks hot for about five hours and cold drinks cold all day. WIRED reviewers Scott Gilbertson and Matt Jancer have owned these cups for years and confirm that the cups are 100 percent leak-proof. This deal is also great and makes giving an affordable gift even easier.

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