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The kitchen goodies you’ve been craving are marked way, way down today. (Photo: Ninja/Nespresso)

There’s no time like post-Christmas week to update your arsenal of kitchen appliancesm and no better place than Amazon to do it. A 12-piece Cuisinart stainless steel cookware set that’s 60 percent off? Yes, please. A Vitamix blender that’s been marked down 25 percent? We’ll take two. (Confession: We still have to buy some presents!) Scroll down for these and eight other tremendous post-holiday deals that’ll make cooking a pleasure and go easy on your wallet.

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So let’s get cooking with Amazon’s best of the best kitchen deals for the New Year!

A 12-piece Cuisinart set at this price? Now you're cookin'. (Photo: Amazon)

A 12-piece Cuisinart set at this price? Flame on! (Photo: Amazon)

You don’t have to go to the Culinary Institute to use this stunning Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set. Discounted $370 from its original $670 (with on-page coupon), this all-star team of the kitchen consists of two covered saucepans; two open skillets; a 3.5-quart covered sauté pan; an 8-quart covered stockpot; and steamer insert with lid. Its professional triple-ply construction features a core of pure aluminum and a brushed stainless exterior. And the tight-fitting covers seal in nutrients for delicious results, every single time you cook.

One reviewer raved: “This set makes me feel like I CAN make more than just something to eat. We’re actually making delicious meals, and it created a ‘drive’ to cook better because we know we are capable! I can now see that stainless steel really does cook food better than nonstick.”

$300 $670 at Amazon

These days teal is as hot as a Dutch oven. (Photo: Amazon)

These days teal is as hot as a Dutch oven. (Photo: Amazon)

Brush up on your French cooking with the Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole, one of the most versatile kitchen allies you’ll ever have. And it’s now $24 off! It’s suitable for the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and broiler. And with efficient heat distribution, these don’t need much oil compared to other cast iron brands — instead, repeated use builds up a natural patina that helps keep it nonstick.

This supermom wrote: “I gave this to daughter for her birthday, I figured she was worth the best in class. I’ve had mine for decades now and think it’s a great little worker. You will love it, too.”

$325 $349 at Amazon

Gonna fry now! (Photo: Amazon)

Gonna fry now! (Photo: Amazon)

The Elechomes XL 18.5 Quart Air Fryer Oven is the ideal multitasker…and appliance replacer. Toaster? Gone. Deep fryer? Gone. Toaster oven? Gone. Dehydrator? Gone! One simple, attractive, high-quality appliance to rule them all! You can roast a whole 4-lb. chicken or pizza for two, and whip up a plate of fries. It accommodates full meals and can even cook on three racks at once. 

The Elechomes XL also has 12 preset functions on its LED touchscreen including chicken, seafood, steak, shrimp and pizza, and you can also set cooking time and temperature. No hassle, no mess. And here’s something tasty: It’s $110 off!

“It is great for cooking for a family,” said this happy customer. “I can cook a 10″ pizza, rotisserie chicken and more. It has three racks, so that means a lot of chicken wings or fries. Every vegetable tastes better when air-fried.”

$90 $200 at Amazon

It steams, sears, dehydrates...and dares you to fall in love with it. (Photo: Amazon)

It steams, sears, dehydrates…and dares you to fall in love with it. (Photo: Amazon)

There are tons of options at your fingertips with the Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 Deluxe XL 8 Qt. Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer — a perfect kitchen companion now discounted $70! There are 12 programmable cooking functions such as Pressure Cook, Air Fry/Air Crisp, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Sear/Sauté, Bake, Roast, Broil, Dehydrate, Sous Vide and Keep Warm. Quickly pressure-cook your meals to lock in juices, then give them a crispy, golden air-fried finish. Steam and broil up to eight chicken breasts at once. And if you need some cooking inspo, the Foodi comes with 45 delicious recipes to get you started.

“This has changed the way we cook,” said this over-the-moon user. “You can cook practically anything in it. I find it great for cooking side dishes while your main dish is in the oven (e.g., making roasted potatoes while you have a meat dish cooking at low temp in the oven). You can rapidly air-fry french fries, tots, toasted ravioli, crab rangoon, etc. No one will probably ever read this review, given the other 19,000 glowing write-ups, but I felt compelled to add to the positive reviews. If you did read this, I hope it helps you.” We did, and it did. Thanks!

$180 $250 at Amazon

Here's one Wolf you'll absolutely want at your door. (Photo: Amazon)

Here’s one Wolf you’ll absolutely want at your door. (Photo: Amazon)

There are many coffee makers out there, but how many brew a superior-tasting blend and have cute red control knobs? And are $139 off? The Wolf Gourmet Programmable Coffee Maker is all these things and more. It uses the optimal brewing temperature and extraction method and perfect timing to craft a sublime cup of coffee. A built-in scale weighs coffee grounds as you add them to the brew basket to ensure the ideal joe-to-water ratio. Adjustable brew strength from mild to bold puts you in control when you really need a strong cup. Or five. The 10-cup carafe with double-wall construction keeps coffee hot and fresh, and the removable side-access reservoir can be filled right in the sink.

Customers are so drawn to the Wolf coffee make that you’d think it’s magnetic. This caffeinated customer who titled their review “My Best Friend” wrote: “Who wouldn’t love this? It’s everything I wanted AND red knobs. The coffee stays hot but not ‘I’m gonna sue you’ hot. I love it.”

$550 $689 at Amazon

Your soup will make them go nuts. (Photo: Amazon)

Your soup will make them go nuts. (Photo: Amazon)

With its five program settings (Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts and Self-Cleaning); touchscreen controls giving the machine a sleek silhouette; Variable Speed Control and Pulse features that let you manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe; and an iOS + Android app that offers more than 500 recipes, the Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender is worth every penny. But now you can save a whole lottta pennies because it’s discounted $175!

 “The best of the best,” this Vitamix fan gushed. “I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for a while now, and I’m so happy I finally made the purchase. This thing is a workhorse! As a peanut butter junkie, Vitamix scratches that itch. Ice cream and smoothies are also a breeze…. I was afraid of a learning curve, but the A3500 makes blending so easy. My favorite feature is the set and walk away…or maybe it’s the use of the Vitamix app to control my blend? Either way, this thing has changed my nutritional life.”

$525 $700 at Amazon

Go knives out at your next party. (Photo: Amazon)

Go knives out at your next party. (Photo: Amazon)

Henckels has been making knives in Solingen, Germany since 1731. So they know their business. And the Henckels Statement Kitchen Knife Set — now discounted an unbelievable $195 — does indeed make a statement. The set includes a 3-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 7-inch hollow-edge Santoku knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, 8-inch bread knife, six 4.5-inch steak knives, sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a brawny hardwood block to handle them all. 

The knives are made of high-quality stainless steel; their fine-edge blades precision cut and honed for long-lasting sharpness. Naturally, they feature Henckels’ signature triple-rivet handles, ergonomically curved for comfort. They’re dishwasher-safe, though hand washing is recommended.

“I use a knife or tool from this set every day,” this Henckel fan reported. “Having a good, solid, sharp knife set in the kitchen is very important if you’re preparing fresh food regularly. It saves time and frustration, and it is safer if you have the correct and functional tools. These Henckel knives and the block look good on the countertop.”

$150 $345 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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