Editor's Picks: What We're Buying During Cyber Monday 2022

Here's what Serious Eats staffers have their eyes on.

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Cast iron and carbon steel cookware, plus enameled cast iron Dutch ovens

Serious Eats / Liz Clayman

Straight to the Point

You can find more kitchen-related Black Friday deals here.

Black Friday 2022 is here. And like many others, we can't wait to purchase some of our most-wanted kitchen gear, gadgets, and tools.

If you're trying to sort out what's worth buying and what's not, we asked the team to share their favorite past Black Friday purchases, as well as what they're looking forward to getting this year (pending sales, of course). Here's what Serious Eats staffers had to say.

  • The Boardsmith Cutting Board

    boardsmith cutting board

    Black Friday Deal: Spend $250 or more and receive a free cheese board ($70 value)

    I've had my eye on our favorite wooden cutting board from The Boardsmith board since I started working at Serious Eats a year ago. It's customizable (feet, no feet, juice well, no juice well), thick, and Daniel's been a fan of it for years which is all the recommendation I really need. And since the wooden cutting board I use most developed a split, I will (will!) be buying a The Boardsmith board if it's on sale for Black Friday. Fingers crossed! Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm, Commerce Editor

    The fine finish on the BoardSmith's end-grain maple cutting board, showing light reflecting off the smoothly finished surface

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • All-Clad 99011GT Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker

    All-Clad 99011GT Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker

    Normally $200, Now $146

    I’m a big breakfast person, but I don’t always love going out for brunch and spending money on overly-priced dishes that I can easily make at home. So when I moved into a new apartment this past summer, I decided to treat myself to this All-Clad Belgian waffle maker, and it did not disappoint. It’s something I use much more than I thought I would since it churns out the lightest, crispiest waffles—especially when I use Stella’s recipe. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and—contrary to what some may think—not a unitasker! You can make everything from hash browns to churros and mac and cheese. I’m particularly eager to make these waffled mashed potatoes with the leftovers I have from the holidays. —Yasmine Maggio, Associate Editor

    Stack of waffles from different waffle irons, with syrup

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • Chef'n (Lemon) FreshForce Citrus Juicer

    Chef'n ® FreshForce Citrus Juicer

    Normally $25, Now $20

    As a cocktail aficionado, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on our winning manual juicer; it'll make squeezing fresh pressed juice for my signature whiskey sour a cinch. It's effective, easy to clean, and will ensure I won't spray lemon juice everywhere (which I'm prone to do with my current manual juicer). Grace Kelly, Associate Commerce Editor

    Juice being squeeze from a lemon into a small metal measuring cup.

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • Staub Tall Cocotte

    Normally $200, Now $150

    While I wouldn't give up living in New York City for anything, one of the downsides of apartment life is that my wife and I have a stove so small it's effectively impossible to fit pots and pans onto all four burners at the same time. That's one of the reasons I love my Staub cocotte so much. Beyond the fact that it's a remarkably beautiful product from a long respected company—and will last more than a lifetime if properly cared for—it also has a small enough footprint that it fits perfectly on my minuscule stovetop. The tall, 5-quart model has a capacity that belies its petite diameter, making it perfect for space-limited cooks like myself. —Jacob Dean, Updates Editor

    Continue to 5 of 10 below.
  • Made In Stainless Clad Saucepan

    a stainless steel saucepan

    Normally $119, Now $101

    Because of my work (and definitely not because of a compulsive shopping habit), I have about as robust and elite a cookware collection as anyone could want. Multiple enameled Dutch ovens; two of each common size of cast iron skillet (much of it vintage); carbon steel skillets from large to small; two woks; heavy copper pots and pans that I could sell for an early retirement; fancy stainless steel up the wazzoo; not to mention specialty pieces like a Moroccan tagine, Japanese donabe, and clay Peruvian olla. But somehow I've continued to live with the same 2-quart saucepan my mom bought me for my freshman-year college dorm 26 years ago. On the one hand, it still works, though its screw-on handle comes loose from time to time, and its bottom-clad design means it's more prone to scorching in the corners and on the sides. I think this year it's time to finally upgrade to something fully-clad with a solidly riveted handle. Though...maybe I should still keep the other, in case I need both. — Daniel Grizter

  • OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker

    OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker

    Normally $200, Now $160

    While our old 12-cup drip coffee maker had served us well over the past decade (!) for the past year or so the coffee it's produced has tasted bitter, burned, and sometimes just plain weird. Our writeup of the OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker convinced me to change things up. It's a beautiful machine: quiet, compact, and rather elegant looking. But more important than its looks, the coffee it makes is significantly better than what we were getting out of our old brewer. — Jacob Dean

    a side angle look at the oxo coffee maker sitting on a grey countertop

    Serious Eats / Jesse Raub

  • Swedish Dish Cloths

    blue swedish dish cloths

    Normally $25, Now $18

    Are these rather inexpensive and could I certainly buy them when they're not on sale? Absolutely, but I love a few bucks off. I'm constantly trying to become more sustainable, and have been meaning to buy Swedish dish cloths (a cross between a paper towel) since we wrote about them earlier this year. — Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

    Hand using a Swedish dishcloth to wipe down the front of a stove.

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • Made In Stainless Steel Skillet

    12 inch stainless steel skillet

    Normally $109, Now $93 at madeincookware.com

    I've been testing gear professionally since 2018 but, uh, don't own a stainless steel skillet? Cast iron and carbon steel of course, but strangely nary a stainless steel pan can be found in my kitchen or basement gear storage! If it's on sale, I want our favorite model from Made In. — Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

    Searing chicken breasts in a skillet, showing even golden color on the skin

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

    Continue to 9 of 10 below.
  • KitchenAid Professional 600 Stand Mixer

    KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer KP26M1X

    Normally $600, Now $430

    I bake six to eight loaves of bread a week, have three different go-to pizza style recipes, and still mix everything by hand. Our smaller stand mixer has been a trooper, but its apartment-sized capacity just can't handle my amateur bakery aspirations. Ever since this review went up, I've been coveting a bigger mixer, so why not go for the gold? I've missed a few right-time-right-place stand mixer sales in the past, but this Black Friday I'm ready to pull the trigger on the best of the best. Jesse Raub, Commerce Writer

    a red stand mixer in a kitchen

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • Wusthof 8-Inch Classic Chef's Knife

    Wüsthof Classic Chef's Knife

    I use my chef’s knife for almost everything, and it remains the easiest, most low-maintenance anything I reach for in my kitchen daily. What a joy it is to destroy many, many ingredients for the same soup and only have to clean my knife and a cutting board at the end of it all. Plus, the white handle is cute. —Tess Koman, Senior Editorial Director

FAQs

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday 2022 is on November 25th, and sales often run throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday.

What are the best Black Friday sales?

We rounded up our favorite, kitchen-related Black Friday sales here. We will be continually updating it as we spot more deals worth buying.

Additional reporting by
Samantha Aronson
Samantha Aronson Serious Eats
Samantha, also known as Sam, has joined the Dotdash team in 2020. She is a self-proclaimed lover of all things food, beauty, and travel. Samantha was born and raised on Long Island, NY, and currently resides there. 
Learn about Serious Eats' Editorial Process