Best Cyber Monday Deals on Small Kitchen Appliances
The best markdowns we've seen so far on blenders, coffee makers, cookware, and more
Consumer Reports combed through Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads from all the major retailers—Amazon, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and more—looking for noteworthy deals on small kitchen appliances that performed well in our extensive testing.
Below, you’ll find the best Cyber Monday deals we’ve found so far on blenders, coffee makers, cookware, and soda makers. We haven’t found nearly as many discounted items as we have in years past, but we’ll continue updating this list as more deals drop.
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Ninja BL770 Blender
This blender is discounted in a few places, and is marked half off at Best Buy. And Macy’s has it marked down to $100 the week of Thanksgiving. The Ninja BL770 is a so-called food system because it comes with several attachments and different-sized containers, including a personal to-go cup and food processor bowl. We found it to be very convenient to use, and it earns admirable scores in our blender tasks for puréeing, crushing ice, and making smoothies.
CR’s test results: Ninja BL770 blender
Keurig K-Select Pod Coffee Maker
The Keurig K-Select is a great little pod brewer that can churn out multiple cups quickly, making it perfect for busy mornings. Our testers find that it brews coffee with very consistent temperature and size, meaning there shouldn’t be much difference between cups. This model features a removable reservoir for easy filling, a height-adjustable drip tray, and an auto-shutoff feature. (If you purchase this at Kohl’s, use the code THANKS to get the discount.)
CR’s test results: Keurig K-Select pod coffee maker
Ninja Specialty Drip Coffee Maker
If you enjoy crafting specialty coffee drinks like lattes and macchiatos, you’ll love the Ninja Specialty CM401. This drip machine features a built-in milk frother and over-ice and specialty brew modes so you can create any kind of coffee drink you desire. It offers exceptional brew performance in our tests and its carafe is easy to hold and pour. While this is still a discount at $140, this coffee maker was on sale for $99 last week.
CR’s test results: Ninja Specialty CM401 drip coffee maker
Anolon Copper Stainless Steel Cookware Set
The attractive 10-piece Anolon Nouvelle Copper stainless set has a five-layer metal base, including a copper core that rings the bottom. This set earns a top rating for cooking evenness, and speed of heating in the 6-quart stockpot is solid, too. Simmering in the saucepan, however, is only so-so, and the eggs needed nudging out of the pan in our food-release test.
CR’s test results: Anolon Nouvelle Copper stainless steel cookware set
Cusinart Green Gourmet Nonstick Cookware Set
This cookware set is one of the top nonstick sets CR has put to the test, and it costs about $50 less than usual in a few places right now. The set aces all CR’s key cooking tests, including evenness and food release. Sauces stay at a low simmer, and the 6-quart Dutch oven quickly brings water to a near-boil. Nonstick durability is a notch below the top. This anodized aluminum set is dishwasher-safe, and oven-safe to 500° F.
CR’s test results: Cuisinart Green Gourmet nonstick cookware set
Staub Cocotte Dutch Oven
The Staub Cocotte holds 5.5 quarts and is one of the more expensive Dutch ovens in our tests. It earns a solid rating in our browning test, but it’s worth noting that the pot’s dark interior makes it trickier to see whether meat is browning—and to tell just how clean the pot is after washing. It weighs 13 pounds, and the cooking surface is 8 inches in diameter.
CR’s test results: Staub Cocotte Dutch oven
The SodaStream Fizzi was already the best budget soda maker in Consumer Reports’ tests before its price was slashed by as much as 49 percent. The Fizzi scores almost as well as the top model in our ratings (the Fizzi One Touch, below) for making seltzer with a consistent amount of bubbles. It’s among the easiest soda makers to use, too—insert your bottle top in a clamp, push the clamp into place, and push start.
The Fizzi’s bottle caps stay on well when the contents are under pressure. The CO2 injector sits at the top of the water line, so gas entering the bottle doesn’t freeze the water in the nozzle and ice up the works—a problem for some soda makers. You can customize the amount of fizz in your soda simply by pressing the button for longer or shorter times.
If ordering from Kohl's, you'll need to enter the code YOUGET20 at checkout to get this discounted price.
SodaStream Fizzi One Touch
The SodaStream Fizzi One Touch, the only soda maker we evaluated that must be plugged into an outlet, gets our highest marks in every test—and now it’s $30 off at more than one retailer. It has three preset levels of carbonation, each with its own control button that you lightly touch to activate. Because the electric-powered One Touch doesn’t require you to hold down a button or lever, it alone earns our top mark for ease of use, and it’s ideal for someone with limited hand strength.
Chefman Anti-Overflow Belgian Waffle Maker
At full price, this waffle maker is designated a CR Best Buy because of its great performance and low price. Today, you can get it at 20 percent off. This model lets you adjust the level of browning, so you can have either light and fluffy waffles or brown and crispy waffles. It has an indicator that alerts you when waffles are ready and a batter cup for exact portioning.
CR's test results: Chefman Anti-Overflow Belgian Waffle Maker