I’m a Kitchen Shopping Editor, and These Are the 11 Early Black Friday Deals on My Wishlist

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Early Editor-Loved Deals Roundup (first-person)

It’s the time of year again. We're anxiously awaiting Black Friday, whether it is to grab some top gifts on sale, or show ourselves a little TLC with a purchase of our own. And, as someone who hunts down deals for a living — the options are already vast. For the last few weeks, I’ve been scouring retailers' websites for the best discounts, and I’ve made up a list of what’s landing a spot on my wishlist. 

Though Black Friday is still a few days away, the sales at Target, Amazon, and Our Place have been feeding the constant swirling thoughts I’ve got about my next kitchen projects. I’m planning to snap up some notoriously coveted essentials from brands like Staub, De’Longhi, Zwilling, and All-Clad. 

From this durable Dutch oven to this stacked 10-piece stainless steel cookware set to this sleek and slim espresso machine, I know I’ve got a ton of cozy, belly-warming sweet treats and savory bites to come in my future. If you plan on cooking up your way through this season like I am, or you want to give a thoughtful gift to a loved one, shop these 11 on-sale must-haves below. 

Editor-Loved Early Black Friday Deals

  • Niuta Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set, $15 (originally $30) at amazon.com
  • De’Longhi Dedica 5-Bar Pump Espresso Machine, $245 (originally $350) at amazon.com
  • Staub Ceramic 2-Piece Rectangular Baking Dish Set, $50 (originally $129) at target.com
  • Philips XL Air Fryer, $169 (originally $350) at amazon.com
  • Our Place Walnut Cutting Board, $60 (originally $95) at fromourplace.com
  • Staub Cast Iron 7-Quart Dutch Oven, $300 (was $571) at target.com
  • Our Place 4-Piece Midi Bowls Set, $45 (was $60) at fromourplace.com
  • Zwilling Gourmet 7-Piece Knife Block Set, $180 (originally $390) at target.com
  • All-Clad 10-Piece Cookware Set, $700 (originally $1,430) at amazon.com
  • Staub 3-Piece Mini Round Cocotte Set, $60 (originally $114) at target.com
  • Our Place Oven Pan, $93 (was $125) at fromourplace.com

Niuta Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set

NIUTA Magnetic measuring spoons set

Amazon

To buy: $15 (originally $30) at amazon.com

We’re starting off strong with an arguable essential. These half-off measuring spoons are just like the set I have and love right now, and I’m fixing to grab these as part of a housewarming gift for my friend. We’re both bakers, so I know she’ll love these for the same reasons I do. The dual-spoon design makes it easy to go from measuring wet ingredients like vanilla, to dry ingredients like cinnamon without having to wash in between. Plus, with one tapered end and one rounded end, you can shimmy your way through different container shapes with limited stress (a must if you’re baking). They stack neatly too, that way you don’t have to worry about shuffling around your drawer to find a measurement when you need it most. 

De’Longhi Dedica 5-Bar Pump Espresso Machine

 De'Longhi Dedica 5-Bar Pump Espresso Machine

Amazon

To buy: $245 (originally $350) at amazon.com

Let me preface this by saying that I definitely don’t need an espresso machine. However, I’ve been tinkering with the idea of grabbing my own for a long time since I’ve only been making drip coffee. While I love the ritual of going out and grabbing a cup at a local coffee shop, there’s something extra comforting and satisfying about being able to make it on your own. This De’Longhi machine being on sale might just be the push I’ve needed, though. It’s the perfect size, since it’s only about 6-inches wide, so it won’t take up a lot of space on my already cluttered counter. This machine also has a lot of the perks of some of the larger versions on the market. I’m able to make more than one shot and froth my own milk with it, among a few other features. 

Staub Ceramic 2-Piece Rectangular Baking Dish Set

Staub Ceramic 2-pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set

Target

To buy: $50 (originally $129) at target.com

This Staub ceramic casserole set is a must-have for me since  its quality build ensures the best results, but is also pretty enough to double as a serving dish. And if you’re like me, there’s nothing quite like a crusty baked meal – especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. Bake your way through each state’s favorite stuffing with this set (I might have to skip over the red jello stuffing though, I’m sorry Oklahoma.), make crusty baked mac and cheese, or bake up sticky sweets like cinnamon rolls or thick fluffy slab cakes. The two sizes make them incredibly versatile, plus it’s nice that both of them match. I’m opting for the classic creamy-ivory color, but you can snap up the 61% off set in turquoise, white, red, or cherry too. 

Philips XL Air Fryer

Philips Premium Airfryer XXL with Fat Removal Technology

Amazon

To buy: $169 (originally $350) at amazon.com

I first saw this air fryer in our tested favorites roundup, where it got our top pick. It’s hard to ignore the allure of it, since this model achieved the best cooking results out of every other air fryer they tried. Not only did testers say it produced the crispiest results, but it was also easy to use and incredibly versatile with different functions and a large basket. Its sleek design makes it countertop-worthy, too. I’ve rarely seen it on sale, so now that it’s 52% off, I’m finally going to take the plunge and order it. 

Our Place Walnut Cutting Board

Walnut Cutting Board

Our Place

To buy: $60 (originally $95) at fromourplace.com

I love fresh-sliced fruit, but with my current cutting board, half of the juices end up on the countertop. This version from Our Place is supposed to save you from all of the messy hassle, and it’s on a rare discount. Its helpful trench catches almost a cup of juice, plus the wood will help your knives stay sharp over time, according to the brand. I love that the dip is only on one side of the board, that way when you're slicing or dicing, you don’t have to worry about it being in the way. It’s another double-duty item, which I love, since the deep walnut wood grain is pretty enough to use as a serving board. 

Staub Cast Iron 7-Quart Dutch Oven

Staub Cast Iron 7-qt Round Cocotte

Target

To buy: $300 (was $571) at target.com

Every so often, I come across an item that I want not just because it serves a function, but also because it’s visually captivating. This Staub Dutch oven in the color basil does that for me. Its deep, earthy green hue reminds me of freshly unrooted vegetables, and I rarely see cookware come out in this color. Not to mention, there’s always a place in my kitchen for a Dutch oven. They’re one of my favorite pieces of cookware, and I have yet to try Staub’s version, which has a unique spiked design on the inside of the lid to help retain moisture and keep your food tender and prevent anything from drying out.

Our Place 4-Piece Midi Bowls Set

Midi Bowls

Our Place

To buy: $45 (was $60) at fromourplace.com

Not a week goes by where I haven’t had a bowl full of pasta. It’s my go-to comfort meal, and it’s what I make if I’m ever cooking for other people. There’s something about each shape's chewy bite, as well as the endless flavor and texture combinations that have me hooked. And you’d be hard-pressed to tell me that the serving vessel doesn’t play a part in the overall experience too. Made to envelope all of the saucy goodness, a pasta bowl is a must-have piece of dinnerware. Though I have a handful of them in different shapes and sizes, I’ve had my eye on this set from Our Place for its wider, shallower shape that’s perfect for pasta, grain bowls, salads, and soups. Plus, I’ll finally have a set of matching bowls for guests. 

Zwilling Gourmet 7-Piece Knife Block Set

ZWILLING Gourmet 7-pc Knife Block Set

Target

To buy: $180 (originally $390) at target.com

This Zwilling knife set holds another spot on my gifting list. It’s a deal that's tough to beat, since the knives are top quality, and you can snag them for $210 off. Though I’ve always felt that knives can feel unexciting to purchase, I can’t deny the fact that they’re integral in your kitchen. Without a good set, prepping all of your favorite dishes takes more time and effort. These particular ones are no exception, since they’re crafted from long-lasting high-carbon steel with comfortable and sturdy handles. Plus, you’ve got all the essentials, like a vegetable knife, paring knife, serrated bread knife, and chef’s knife. You’ll want to sharpen them every so often with the set’s iron steel for maintenance and longevity, of course. 

All-Clad 10-Piece Cookware Set

All-Clad Brushed D5 Stainless Cookware Set

Amazon

To buy: $700 (originally $1,430) at amazon.com

Though I’ve always been intrigued by All-Clad’s cookware, the price tag intimidated me. But even I can’t deny that this deal on the 10-piece stainless steel set is well worth the leap. For over half off, you can grab some of the most key pieces of cookware in the brand’s famous five-ply material, which is extra thick stainless steel for the most optimal heat retention. Shoppers consistently call out that it’s well worth the money, too. You’ll get a few different sized fry pans and saucepans, plus one large stock pot and a lid for each piece. 

Staub 3-Piece Mini Round Cocotte Set

Staub Ceramic 3-pc Mini Round Cocotte Set

Target

To buy: $60 (originally $114) at target.com

Truthfully, these are some of the cutest pieces of cookware I’ve seen, and this is the kind of thing where I wait for a sale to buy them. They’re not the most necessary to have in your collection, but there’s surely a place for them once you do have them. I’m looking to grab this set of three in white, but you can also pick it up in red or blue for 47% off. They hold up to 8 ounces, so they’re perfect if you want to bake up individual crumbles or pot pies, serve up soups, or you can keep your salt in them on your countertop for easy access. 

Our Place Oven Pan

Oven Pan

Our Place

To buy: $93 (was $125) at fromourplace.com

Cookie season is fast approaching. I’m talking gooey chocolate chip cookies, spiced gingerbreads and snickerdoodles, and sweet sugar cookies by the dozen. I can never have enough sheet pans during baking crazes, and this oven pan from Our Place offers a multiuse design that’s tough to beat. You can bake anything it in, like holiday cookies or vegetables, or you can use it on the stovetop as a griddle. I love the idea that I can cook pancakes, flatbreads, and grilled cheeses in it in the morning or at lunch, then get to holiday baking with it in the afternoon. 

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