Big Thanksgiving gatherings aren’t in the cards for 2020, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on holiday cooking. Whether you’re planning a small turkey dinner with the people you live with or batch-cooking family recipes to feed loved ones from afar, there are still tons of tasty ways to celebrate Turkey Day. And no matter what’s on your menu, you need top-notch slicers for ingredient prep and finishing touches.
Thankfully, Macy’s slashed prices on more than a thousand kitchen appliances and cookware—including some of our favorite knife brands—in its impressive Friends & Family sale. Simply use the code FRIEND to get up to an extra 30% off individual knives and sets from Cuisinart, J.A. Henckels, Calphalon, and more. Since the discounts apply to items already on sale, you can end up getting as much as half-off the original price.
Everything from versatile chef’s knives to self-sharpening sets is marked down right now. Peel apples for a Thanksgiving pie like a pro with J.A. Henckels’ paring knife that’s 50% off, or upgrade your countertop with Cangshan’s sleek block set while it’s $137 off. And with retailers already warning of COVID-related shipping delays, now’s also a smart time to stock up on holiday gifts for your favorite home cooks. Macy’s is even offering free shipping on purchases of at least $25.
To offer you a little guidance, we’ve combed through the selection and picked a handful of our favorite deals from the sale. Scroll down to check them out and learn why users love them before many of the prices go back up Monday, November 2.
Why users love it: “My favorite knife to use in the kitchen. Can’t be without it. I like the weight and feel, so it is easy to use.”
To buy: $53 with code FRIEND (originally $109); macys.com
Why users love it: “This paring knife has a slightly longer blade with a subtle curve at the tip which makes it perfect for cutting fruits and vegetables on the cutting board as well as holding it in your hand for peeling. It has a sturdy forged bolster and is made from high quality stainless steel that will resist corrosion. ”
To buy: $29 with code FRIEND (originally $59); macys.com
Why users love it: “The design makes them easy to use and easy to clean. The thing that I like most is that they stay sharp.”
To buy: $66 with code FRIEND (originally $135); macys.com
Why users love it: “I’ve never been satisfied with the lifespan of steak knives until now. Many others have rusted or require frequent sharpening. These knives are not like the others. So far, so good!”
To buy: $30 with code FRIEND (originally $60); macys.com
Why users love it: “The forged German steel and Spanish construction make a very sharp durable blade. The handle is comfortable to hold and well balanced. The serrations make quick work of bread, tomatoes, melons, citrus and anything else with a thicker exterior and a soft interior.”
To buy: $45 with code FRIEND (originally $92); macys.com
Why users love it: “What a pleasure to use a knife that is always sharp. This set was the perfect size for me. I find I use the santoku knife the most, but the others are just as useful.”
To buy: $124 with code FRIEND (originally $254); macys.com
Why users love it: “These are the only two knives needed for a basic kitchen. Be careful they are super sharp. Cuts through chicken bones with ease.”
To buy: $133 with code FRIEND (originally $270); macys.com