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Last year, many of us cooked at home more than ever before. Maybe you got your first sourdough starter to try your hand at bread baking, or maybe you couldn’t deal with all that hassle and went the banana bread route instead. Or, maybe you expanded your cookbook collection and tried some next-level dinner recipes that you wouldn’t have bothered with back when restaurants were still an easy alternative to home cooking. Either way, you’re probably feeling more comfortable in the kitchen now than you felt a year ago.
If cooking has become a little bit monotonous, there’s truly no better way to shake up your kitchen routine than with a new appliance or two. You don’t need to go all out and install a smart fridge or an antique oven—there are plenty of countertop appliances that make cooking easier, tastier, and more fun.
Whether you’re looking to expand your repertoire of appliances or upgrade the ones you already have, the items on this list are worth a look. You’ll find deep savings on name brands like KitchenAid, Cuisinart, and Breville, as well as some great deals on lesser-known brands like Aria, Presto, and Vava. If you’ve been on the fence about items like a milk frother or a yogurt maker, now is the time to snatch them up.
We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new sales.
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker
Normally $375, Now $340 at Amazon
This Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker was our pick for best overall breadmaker, so you’d be wise to snag one while they’re on sale. It makes rectangular 2-pound loaves, has several fixed and customizable settings, and browns each loaf evenly on all sides.
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
Normally $189, Now $160 at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
We chose this Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker as the best coffee and espresso machine combo of 2021, and for good reason. It can brew coffee at various strengths, and the attached milk frothing whisk works like a charm. It’s dishwasher friendly and affordable, which makes it perfect for anyone on the fence about upgrading their coffee maker.
There are only a few left at Walmart, and the next lowest price is $140 at Best Buy. On Amazon, the thermal carafe is on sale (normally $245, Now $213), but the glass carafe option is not.
Panasonic FlashXpress Compact Toaster Oven
Normally $150, Now $130
This compact toaster oven is a fraction of the price of similar models, but can get all your cooking tasks—from toasting to baking to crisping—done right. It’s also really easy to use. The dials are clearly marked and intuitive, so you can pick your custom settings or select one of the auto-cook programs without feeling like you’re navigating a foreign piece of technology.
EdgeStar Craft Brew Kegerator KC1000SS
Normally $475, Now $418 at Lowe's
Do you need an at-home kegerator? Of course not, but this relatively compact model—17.5 inches wide and 33 inches tall—would make a great addition to any beer lover’s bar. It’s also easy to adjust the temperature depending on your tastes, and it’s easier to use and maintain than other models.
SodaStream Fizzi Starter Kit
Normally $90, Now $70 at Kohl's.
If you’re still stocking your fridge with LaCroix, it’s time to save some money (and lots of aluminum) by investing in a SodaStream. This one comes with a full CO2 cylinder that you can trade out when it’s empty, so that your fizzy water always has plenty of bubbles. You can also buy sweetened and unsweetened flavor drops that make this DIY seltzer taste just like the canned stuff.
Presto 03510 Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker
If you’re tired of eating the same old breakfast on repeat, why not shake things up with a waffle maker? Even better, go for a Belgian waffle maker that’ll give you even browning and deep nooks for syrup. We ranked the Presto Ceramic FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker as the best Belgian waffle maker of 2021, so this is a great deal.
Cuisinart CSB-179 Smart Stick Hand Blender
Our best immersion blender of 2021 is now on sale for more than 50 percent off, so you’d better get one before they’re gone. We love this one because it’s got variable speeds and a powerful but relatively quiet motor. The whisk attachment is great for whipping cream or egg whites, too.
Cuisinart ICE21R Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream, and Sorbet Maker
Sure, you don’t need an ice cream maker—but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to whip up a homemade batch of strawberry froyo or cookie dough ice cream? This is the perfect entry-level model, less expensive than its competitors even when it’s not on sale. Plus, it makes ice cream from start-to-finish in just 20 minutes.
Only the red, pink, and white are on sale for $70 at Amazon. Yellow, light grey, and sorbet will run you about $10 more.
Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill
Normally $230, Now $195 at Amazon
It’s still not quite grilling weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grill. With this countertop grill that also works for air-frying, roasting, baking, and dehydrating, you can put grill marks on a piece of meat without having to step outdoors. We love its even heating and easy-to-use controls.
This is the lowest price we've seen.
Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer
Normally $525, Now $350 at Williams Sonoma
With eleven presents including toast, bake, roast, broil, pizza, cookies, slow-cook, and air-fry, this countertop appliance can do a lot. It’s great as an alternative to a conventional oven if you’re working with limited space, but it’s also a good addition to any kitchen because of its many functions.
This is the lowest price we've seen.
Cuisinart CPT-180P1 4-Slice Classic Metal Toaster
Ranked our best toaster of 2021, this Cuisinart Toaster is now almost 40 percent off. We love that it’s the perfect size for most kitchens—it fits four slices of bread but doesn’t take up any more counter space than it has to. It also comes with six browning settings and in several different colors.
Euro Cuisine YM80 Electric Yogurt Maker
Normally $40, Now $28 at Amazon
Making your own yogurt is far easier than it sounds, especially with this Euro Cuisine Yogurt maker that comes with seven dishwasher-safe jars and a timer that indicates when your yogurt is ready to eat. Our best yogurt maker of 2021, we love that it’s affordable and so easy to use.
Oster Double Tiered Food Steamer
Normally $30, Now $24 at Amazon
Sure, you can steam food on the stove using a pot and a steamer basket. But, adding an inexpensive steamer to your kitchen makes the process so much easier and more consistent—no more accidentally overcooking the food or scorching the bottom of your pan because all of your water evaporates. This budget-friendly steamer is compact and easy to use, and its two tiers mean that you can steam two separate foods at the same time.
Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360
Normally $250, Now $178 at Amazon
While this air fryer isn’t necessarily inexpensive, for what you can do with it, and at almost $100 off, it is a great deal. Make more than just fried chicken—this enables you to toast, reheat, broil, slow cook, and more. You can ditch the rest of your appliances and perhaps free up some counter space with this chef-made oven.