Celebrate the end of summer by snagging awesome deals.

By Katie Macdonald
Updated August 27, 2019
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As we inch closer and closer to Labor Day, we’re looking forward to kicking back, relaxing, and soaking in those precious remaining moments of summer (with a cocktail, of course). But that doesn’t mean we’re not taking full advantage of the holiday weekend sales; we’ll just peruse our favorite retailers’ sites with that cocktail still in hand.

And we don’t even need to wait for the long weekend to get started — sales are already popping up left and right, which is why we’d like to call special attention to some great discounts at one of our favorite cookware retailers: Williams Sonoma.

Right now, you can snag awesome deals on top cookware brands like All-Clad, Vitamix, Le Creuset, Staub, and more at Williams Sonoma’s Labor Day event. It’s a great time to stock up on high-end kitchen upgrades while prices are lower: Save $150 on an assortment of Vitamix blenders or get 50% off Shun block knife sets. If you’re looking for entertaining essentials to be prepared for next summer, you’ll want to shop the huge selection of outdoor dinnerware and glasses while they’re still 50% off during the sale. And don’t forget to check the Williams Sonoma clearance section for up to 75% off everything!

We've looked through what's on offer and picked out 6 standout kitchen essentials, based on customer reviews, to shop now. See below for our list of what to buy (and why shoppers loved these items) before the sale event ends on September 2!

5 ¼-Quart Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Deep Oven

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Why reviewers love it: “I often have several pots going and four burners on my cooktop and this pot, with its smaller footprint but larger capacity is very helpful. The depth of it is also good for deep frying. The high-gloss enamel finish is easy to clean with either a Scotch-Brite sponge or a folded paper towel with some Le Creuset cleaner on it if it gets really crusty. I think this would be a good pot (if you're only getting one) for someone who either likes to entertain or has a medium size family as this will serve 6 to 8 adults but take up less shelf space than the 6 quart oval.”

To buy: $200 (originally $300); williams-sonoma.com

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Heritage Blender

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Why reviewers love it: “This is the absolute best blender I have ever owned. I can't even explain how much power this blender has. I was shocked when I had to hold on to it to keep it from walking off of the counter....I blends every ingredient to desired consistency EVERY TIME.”

To buy: $550 (originally $700); williams-sonoma.com

Shun Hikari 6-Inch Chef's Knife

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Why reviewers love it: “Appearance wise this gets top votes. I don't use this at work but it always gets compliments from house guests, especially fellow chefs. It even looks great in the block, the handle is striking, unique and comfortable. I buy knives for performance only but this thing is beautiful in looks and performance.”

To buy: $160 (originally $338); williams-sonoma.com

All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Induction Fry Pan, Set of 2

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Why reviewers love it: “I’ve had my All-Clad pans for many years. As much as I usually love them, I would get frustrated at how difficult they are to clean them sometimes. I purchased these about 5 months ago and couldn’t be happier. I always hand wash them and use the recommended utensils so as to best protect the finish. I am grateful however, that they are dishwasher safe because I know my husband will put them there.”

To buy: $60 (originally $90); williams-sonoma.com

Nespresso Creatista Plus Espresso Machine by Breville

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Why reviewers love it: “This machine is so easy, the espresso tastes amazing, and the milk frother/steam wand works beautifully - even with almond milk! I feel like such a professional and I am an absolute beginner. My cappuccinos not only taste better than Starbucks, but they're prettier too.”

To buy: $600 (originally $900); williams-sonoma.com

Le Creuset Cast-Iron Rectangular Skinny Grill

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Why reviewers love it: “I have been using this grill everyday to grill steaks, pork chops and chicken. This is much easier than using the grill for one person. I purchased the french grey which is a beautiful neutral color. It's a little heavy, but is a quality piece that should last for years.”

To buy: $80 (originally $185); williams-sonoma.com