It may be a brand new year, but it's likely your days are still spent preparing at least three meals—and many snacks—every day in the kitchen. If you're routinely pulling out that worn-out skillet or turning on the dusty coffee maker, it might mean your cooking is in a bit of a rut. And what's the best way to dig your way out of a rut? That's easy: a big sale.
In this case, Nordstrom Rack's got you covered. The off-price department store has slashed prices on a number of big-name small appliances and cookware, including Staub, Frigidaire, and Ninja. While the sale lasts, you'll be able to nab everything from air fryers and rice cookers to Dutch ovens and baking sheets, for up to 60% off.
The first appliance you'll want to toss into your cart is Frigidaire's air fryer, which is just $40 (originally $70). The compact air fryer lends itself well to quickly and professionally frying all your favorite foods, like French fries and chicken wings, but savvy cooks have figured out creative ways to air fry everything from doughnuts and banana bread to meatballs and salmon. The air fryer includes a built-in mechanical timer, so you'll never fear overcooking anything, plus the fry basket is dishwasher safe.
Other marked-down appliances include the Nutribullet Pro 900 9-piece set, which is 20% off in a number of colors. The blender is equipped with a 900-watt motor that can effortlessly pulverize even the toughest of ingredients, like seeds and leafy greens. A purchase of the Nutribullet arrives with two cups, a flip-top lid for sipping on the go, and a recipe book for blending inspiration.
Nordstrom Rack is also running a sale on the powerful Zojirushi rice cooker and warmer, now $125, and the entire thing is basically a smart device: It's been designed with Fuzzy logic technology, which means it can basically think for itself, employing small adjustments in heat and cook time to guarantee fluffy rice every time you turn it on.
Don't sleep on some of the smaller items, like this Oxo Good Grips stainless steel 10-inch skillet that's 50% off. You can also nab a Nordic Ware silver sheet pan for just $17 (originally $26) for all your roasting and chocolate chip cookie needs, then look to this space-saving Ninja chopper, a daintier option for chopping and mincing when you aren't in the mood to pull out the heavy food processor.
Check out the rest of our picks below on tools, handy appliances, and cookware, then prepare to move quickly before the sale prices expire for good.