There's really not much to do in the week between Christmas and New Year's, especially if you're taking these three days off from work and spending it at your family's house. Retailers know this, so lots of stores have post-Christmas sales, both online and in stores. It's a chance for them to unload the last of their holiday-themed merchandise at a steep discount, which is great if you love mugs with snowflake and Santa motifs. It's also a chance for you to stock up on some great kitchen gear for a fraction of the original price, and maybe find an excuse to leave the house for a few hours if you're willing to venture into the store (which can be invaluable if your family is starting to drive you a little bananas at this point).
Even if you're something of a Grinch who's sick and tired of the rigamarole of caroling, you can't turn your nose up at some of these post-Christmas deals on kitchen gear. But there's no guarantee that these deals will last the week, if even the rest of the day, so you'll want to act now. (Like that Smash Mouth song, you know?) So if you're not quite done with your holiday shopping, and still feel like you need more presents for yourself—or, you know, for others—here are some kitchen gadgets that are on sale today.
Hario V60 Pour-Over Coffee Kit
Sur La Table is having its semi-annual sale, with discounts up to 55% across the store and online. This pour-over coffeemaker from Hario usually costs $25, but it's currently on sale for $16.99.
Hario V60 Pour-Over Coffee Kit, $16.99, surlatable.com
Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine
If you're less inclined to make pour-over coffee and prefer something with a pod, never fear. Sur La Table is also having a sale on Nespresso machines. This CitiZ Espresso Machine usually costs $249, but it's currently on sale for $124.49—if you buy it in chrome. (The other colors are currently selling for $185.96.)
Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine in Chrome, $124.49, surlatable.com
Stainless-Steel Slotted Spatula
Williams-Sonoma is currently offering a 20% discount on select utensils and silicone kitchen tools when you order online with the promotional code CLEAN. One tool you should consider purchasing if you take breakfast seriously is a fish spatula, like this stainless steel version. As Jiselle Basile explained, "A fish spatula is designed for turning delicate proteins like, yes, you guessed it, fish, without the worry of breaking or flaking. The same applies to your favorite basic diner foods, like eggs, pancakes, and bacon."
Flexible Stainless-Steel Slotted Spatula, $21.56 with discount, williams-sonoma.com
Le Creuset Non-Stick Frying Pan
Crate and Barrel is currently having a sale on all its holiday-themed kitchen gear, though some non-holiday-themed kitchen gear is included in the mix at a great discount. Take, for example, this Le Creuset non-stick frying pan that's currently discounted from $110 to $76.97.
Le Creuset Toughened 9.5" Non-Stick Fry Pan, $76.97, crateandbarrel.com
Egg Cup with Hammer
Even the Museum of Modern Art's Design Store has to clear out its holiday-themed stock, and if you're still looking for the perfect gift for the breakfast-obsessed design nerd in your life, look no further than this egg cup with a hammer, designed by Dutch artist Marcel Wanders. It usually costs $42, but it's currently on sale for $29.95, which seems like a steal for such a carefully designed objet.
Egg Cup With Hammer in White, $29.95, store.moma.org
Coffee Kettle with Built-In Thermometer
There was no way this list wasn't going to include an abundance of Amazon deals. This kettle has a super thin spout, which is perfect for making pour-over coffee. It also comes with a built-in thermometer so that you can tell exactly how hot your water is getting, allowing you to fully control the pour-over coffee experience. And right now, you can get it at a fraction of the original price, which is close to $60.
Coffee Gator Pour-Over Coffee Kettle (1 Liter), $30.37, amazon.com
High-Tech Digital Scale
If you've ever wanted or needed a digital scale, now is the time to pounce on this high-end, high-tech digital scale with a removable bowl and a temperature sensor that can also act as a kitchen timer. It's a bestseller on Amazon for a reason, and it's currently being sold at 61% off.
Etekcity Digital Multifunction Food Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl, $15.59, amazon.com