How to upgrade your kitchen this Black Friday

Jennifer Manfrin

For the third Black Friday in a row, Instant Pots are one of the best-sellers and it's no surprise considering how much they're capable of.

Black Friday has finally arrived. There are amazing deals on toys, TVs, electronics, fashions, and more to be had, but don't forget the avid cook on your shopping list.

Prices on items for a well-stocked kitchen have never been more enticing, but just like other popular Black Friday deals, they won't last long. We've sorted through hundreds of chef-approved deals and picked some of our favorites, so all you have to do is check out our reviews and pick out the products that are sure to make your gift-giving easier. And at these prices, you may even want to add a few new must-haves to your own kitchen.

1. Farberware 3.2-Quart Oil-Less Multi-Functional Fryer

Everybody can use a little help cutting back on calories, and on preparing meals without a lot of messy cleanup. The Farberware Oil-Less Fryer lets cooks accomplish both, as it cooks with rapid hot air technology instead of cups of hot oil. It can fit 3.2 quarts of food, and prepare numerous dishes with results that impress. It can even put crispy finish on foods like french fries and fried chicken without the need for oil. At $40 dollars off, the Black Friday price on Walmart of $59.88 is as impressive as this multi-purpose fryer.

2. NutriBullet Pro 900 (9-Piece)

If you've always wanted to give NutriBullet a try, now is the perfect time. The Pro 900 is available on Walmart for only $79.00, which is quite a savings from its usual $129 price tag. You'll be making your favorite smoothies in no time thanks to the powerful 900-watt motor and 9-piece accessory bundle that includes a 32-ounce mixing cup, 24-ounce travel cup, and to-go lids. The NutriBullet is also easy to use and clean.

3. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker w/ WI-FI & Bluetooth

Are you not sure what to get for the cooking enthusiast on your gift list who seems to have everything? How about an innovative and easy way to prepare restaurant-quality dishes? The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker easily clamps onto almost any pot to cook meats and side dishes that are tender and juicy. It also has WiFi connectivity and comes with access to the Anova app that lets this handy little device do most of the work while you monitor it from a distance. At a $100 savings, this $99 price is another feature that makes it a gift idea that's too good to pass up.

4. Keurig K-Compact Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

What could be a better gift for the coffee lover on your list than a Keurig Coffee Maker? How about one that comes in a compact size and brews fast? Walmart is offering the Keurig K-Compact for $49.96, a good deal for the brand's space-saving model. It's compatible with classic K-Cups, and can produce a cup of coffee in a few minutes. Although it has a streamlined design, it still sports a 36-ounce reservoir so it doesn't have to be filled every day.

5. Instant Pot 8-Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

We love appliances that take a lot of the work out of meal prep, and the Instant Pot Multi-Use is like having several convenient kitchen tools in one. With the touch of a few buttons, this programmable multi-cooker can transform into a slow cooker, pressure cooker, or rice cooker, and can saute, steam, warm, and even make yogurt. It features the brand's latest technology that monitors food while cooking for excellent results with little effort. This Instant Pot also boasts a spacious 8-quart capacity that can make enough food for a family. The downside? If you don't hurry, you may miss out on Amazon's special $69.99 price, because this 50% off Black Friday deal won't last long.


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