Kitchen

August 31

KitchenAid 7-pc Tool Set with Crock Was $60 | Now $30 @ Sears Canada

Posted by on August 31, 2015 at 1:34 PM

KitchenAid 7 pc Tool Set with Crock Was $60 | Now $30 @ Sears Canada

I love KitchenAid and I think my entire kitchen, one day, will be pretty much filled with KitchenAid tools. Today, I found this sweet deal on a KitchenAid 7-pc Tool Set with Crock. Originally $59.99, the set is now on sale for $29.99 with free shipping to over 1300 Sears Canada stores and pick-up locations. There should be one near you!

I could not find this exact set in Canada, but I did find an 8-piece KitchenAid set with crock for $74.99 at Canadian Tire. Given that even a no-name (Oneida) set of six plus the crock retails for $29.97 at Walmart Canada, I concluded that this is, indeed, an excellent price for a KitchenAid Kitchen utensil set. This set includes: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 29

Best Buy Canada: $350 Off 10-Pc T-Fal Ergo Grip Cookware Set + Bonus Fry Pan Set – $110 Today Only (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Best Buy Canada: $350 Off 10 Pc T Fal Ergo Grip Cookware Set + Bonus Fry Pan Set   $110 Today Only (EXPIRED)

Need a new cookware set? Today only, you can save $350 on the 10-piece T-Fal ergo grip cookware set, which also comes with a bonus fry pan set. Instead of $459.99, you can get it for just $109.99, along with free shipping.

The discount is very high and quantities are limited, so if you want it, grab it now while you still can. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 22

Starfrit Canada: Up to 50% Off & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Starfrit Canada: Up to 50% Off & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Starfrit Canada is offering up to 50% off select storage solutions and more. In addition, and perhaps more importantly they are offering free shipping with no minimum for this weekend only.

While the sale section is not extensive, it does have some very nice storage solutions for your kitchen. Personally, I like the Lock & Lock Ceramic 520 ml Round on sale from $9.99 down to $5. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21

Sears Canada: Cuisinart Elite Chopper & Grinder Was $60 | Now $32

Posted by on August 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM

Sears Canada: Cuisinart Elite Chopper & Grinder Was $60 | Now $32

Apparently in Ontario next week we are going to get some cooler weather. That pretty much sucks for me since I’m on vacation! Anyway, with cool weather comes warming foods likes soup. Fall and winter are like the soup seasons. One of the easiest ways to make soup is with a food processing machine. Sears Outlet has a fabulous deal on right now on the Cuisinart Elite Collection 1L chopper and grinder. Regularly $59.99, it is on sale for only $31.94.

Not just for soup, this little baby does all the work for you in chopping onions (the worst kitchen job ever), garlic, herbs, but it can also grind spices and blend other foods. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 9

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet Knife & Block Set Was $430 | Now $140

Posted by on August 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

 Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet Knife & Block Set Was $430 | Now $140

Sometimes, you just need to invest in a very good knife set that will last you a lifetime. Zwilling J.A. Henckels makes some of the best knives out there and the Twin label is known as one of their best. The Zwilling J.A. Henckels 31699-001 Twin Gourmet Knife & Block Set (set of 10) is on sale from $450 down to $199.99 right now. Use our exclusive coupon code MOOSE60OFF175AUGUST to receive an extra $60 off your purchase, thus bringing the knife set down to $139.99. Receive free shipping on all orders.

Here is a quick price comparison with other online retailers. Best Buy Canada sells the same knife set for $499.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 5

Chicago Cutlery Landmark 14-pc Block Set Was $98 | Now $49 @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 5, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Chicago Cutlery Landmark 14 pc Block Set Was $98 | Now $49 @ Walmart.ca (EXPIRED)

If you are going away to university, starting up a new home, or needing to replace your current knife set then given this Chicago Cutlery Landmark 14-pc Block Set a try. Originally $98, this knife set complete with block is on sale for $49. All you need is a $1 filler item to receive free shipping (suggestions below).

This price works out to just a few dollars per knife for all the knives your household will ever need. The set includes: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 26

Costco Canada: $100 Off Mark McEwan by Greenpan Ceramic 10pc Hard Anodized Cookware Set – Now $190

Posted by on July 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Costco Canada: $100 Off Mark McEwan by Greenpan Ceramic 10pc Hard Anodized Cookware Set   Now $190

If you’re in need of a new cookware set, then here’s a really great deal on one at Costco. Right now, you can save $100 on the Mark McEwan by Greenpan Healthy Ceramic 10-piece hard anodized cookware set and get it for just $189.99 instead of $289.99. Shipping is also absolutely free.

First of all, let me start off by mentioning that this exact same cookware set is currently priced as high as $669.99 at Hudson’s Bay — wow, crazy price difference, isn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

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July 24

Save 75%! Today Only! Cuisinart Greenware 10-Piece Cookware Now $90 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Save 75%! Today Only! Cuisinart Greenware 10 Piece Cookware Now $90 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada (EXPIRED)

I love it when big retailers slash the price big time on great products. Check out the Cuisinart Greenware Series 10- Piece Cookware Set. This set retails for $360 but is on special today for only $89.99. This is the lowest price that I have ever seen this cookware. This set also meets the minimum to ship free straight to your door.

I usually glaze over most cookware deals, but this deal is too sweet to pass up. This is a full set of cookware that includes lots of extras to help you live healthier. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22

T-Fal Optigrill Electric Grill Was $260 | Now $100 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca

Posted by on July 22, 2015 at 10:49 AM

T Fal Optigrill Electric Grill Was $260 | Now $100 With Coupon Code & Free Shipping @ Shop.ca

I love healthier grilled chicken and steaks all year round. Check out the T-Fal Optigrill that was $260 but is on sale at Shop.ca for $149.99. When you add our coupon code MOOSE50OFF125JULY, you knock an additional $50 off your purchase. That brings you total down to only $99.99 and shipping is completely free.

I have been eyeing a similar tabletop grill for quite a while now and just have never made the plunge. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 12

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook – Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook   Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Can’t get enough of fried food? Then here’s a wicked deal from The Shopping Channel on a healthy deep fryer… that’s right — healthy! Right now, you can save $100 on the Philips digital airfryer: instead of $299.99, get it for just $199.99. Be sure to also enter The Shopping Channel promo code SHIP150 to have it shipped for free.

I have to admit that before seeing this deal, I had no idea that airfryer were even a thing. As it turns out, it’s exactly like a deep fryer except for the fact that it uses little to no oil. How awesome is that?

This means your food will turn out much healthier than if you were to actually deep fry it in a lot of oil. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s 100% healthy though but it’s still a better alternative for when that craving for deep fried food kicks in.

Basically, the Philips airfryer works by: “[combining] fast circulating, superheated air, a starfish design and optimal heating“. Check out Airfry Reviews for handy diagrams on the exact way that oil less fryers work.

The temperature is adjustable up to 200ºC (or 392ºF) and there is also a cooking timer that you can preset for up to 60 minutes. There are only 3 reviews at The Shopping Channel for this air fryer but they’re all 5/5 stars! Here’s one of the reviews:

I use it almost everyday … I love this machine! I have finally perfected crispy fries – took a few attempts but now I am addicted to fat free crispy fries. Have cooked a small roast, small chicken, steaks, chicken breasts … and my favorite has to be chicken wings.

On Philips‘ own site, the suggested retail price is of $349. I didn’t find this exact air fryer anywhere else but looking around, the cheapest air fryer I found is the Black & Decker air fryer for $169.99 at Canadian Tire. It’s certainly cheaper but it’s not digital and it doesn’t come with any accessories or cookbooks, which brings me to my next point: the Philips airfryer comes with both a double layer accessory and a cookbook! The latter is actually available for preview on The Shopping Channel’s product page. Under the picture of the airfryer, just click on “recipes” to open a PDF. Here’s a sample recipe of jerk chicken wings:

The Shopping Channel Canada: $100 Off Philips Digital Airfryer + Double Layer Accessory + Cookbook   Now Just $200 & Free Shipping With Promo Code (EXPIRED)

Looks yummy doesn’t it? Moosers, what is your favourite deep fry recipe?

(Expiry: 13th July 2015)

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June 24

Starfrit Canada: 50% Off Coupon Code Today Only (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 24, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Starfrit Canada: 50% Off Coupon Code Today Only (EXPIRED)

Starfrit has a pretty hot coupon out today only that will give you 50% off anything on the site. Choose from all of the most useful tools you know you need and from their iconic Lock & Lock containers.

Click here to shop @ Starfrit.com now

  • Coupon Code: 24062015
  • Discount: 50% off
  • Expiry: 24th June 2015

In honour of Saint Jean Baptiste Day, Starfrit has put out this 50% off coupon. Looking back at their previous coupons, this is the highest discount they’ve done without a minimum. The only exception was two weeks ago they also had a 50% off coupon. If you are a Starfrit lover, lets hope they do more like these more often now.

With school almost complete, you may be doing what I am and looking at your storage container drawer and wondering why there are so many lids and no containers and vice versa. Seriously, where do they go??? You’ll have to restock before the kids go back in September in order to be ready for all those litterless lunches, but there is no harm in getting prepared now. You won’t have to do the late August scramble and realize nothing is on sale and there is nothing on the shelves.

Their lock & lock containers are prized among moms. They are very easy to open for the little hands and they stay sealed in the lunch bag. Do you know what it is like cleaning spilled yogurt off of a child’s uneaten lunch who is freaking out at you because it is their fault they couldn’t eat because the yogurt was on everything? No? Lucky you…

Although they are made of plastic, many of us can’t afford stainless steel containers for our kids to lose. But, they are BPA-free and stain resistant. I like the smaller ones for my kids so this 180ml rectangular container is perfect. Regularly $3.99, add the coupon code to get it for $1.49. At that price, when your kid loses, you won’t be crying. I would buy a stockpile of these and the great thing about getting a lot of one kind is that I can use the lids interchangeably. They do have glass containers if those float your boat.

Starfrit also has an under $5 section, which now means under $2.50! You can get reckless in this section and it will all be O.K.

Not just their containers, Starfrit is also known for their very handy kitchen tools like the 5 in 1 avocado tool. Regularly $9.99, it comes down to $4.99. Another cool tool is this apple peeler, regularly $14.99, now $7.50.

Shipping is free on a $75 spend, but you can take a read of this post on how to get free shipping by joining the Ambassador program (you must be signed in) (They seem to have disabled the free shipping).

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June 17

Today Only! Le Creuset 4.1 L Traditional Pot Was $400 | Now $153 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay **BUMP**

Posted by on June 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Today Only! Le Creuset 4.1 L Traditional Pot Was $400 | Now $153 & Free Shipping @ Hudson’s Bay **BUMP**

**Bumping this deal from Hudson’s Bay that is now even that little bit cheaper. Use the coupon code FRIENDS to get another 10% off making the total for this item only $152.99.**

This daily deal got my attention this morning. I love Le Creuset! Check out the Le Creuset 4.1 Traditional Pot that was $400. Today only, you can snag one for yourself for only $152.99. This item also qualifies for completely free shipping.

I love Le Creuset pots and pans. The colours are so vibrant, it makes cooking a little more cheery. Le Creuset is known for having one of the top products on the market. The pots and pans give you an even cooking surface of a cast iron pot without the constant oiling and care that cast iron requires. That colourful enamel coating does wonders for making their pieces easy to clean.

On sale is the 4.1 L pot, which is perfect for spaghetti with meat sauce, stews and soups. These pots can go both on the stove top and inside the over, making them versatile. Brown your meat on top of the stove on medium heat, then add in veggies with a little broth and bake for a juicy dinner. We have the option of red or blue today, which is two out of the three colours this size pot is available in.

Price Comparison

I looked for this particular pot all over the web. I found this pot in cherry red on sale at William’s Food Equipment for $229.99. Over on Amazon.ca I was able to find a comparable 4.2 Round French Oven pot for $255.52 in cherry red. There are other colours available but the prices climb even more. Your best bet is this flash sale today.

Reviews

There are no direct reviews on this particular piece at Hudson’s Bay. Did you know Le Creuset cookware was featured on Oprah’s favourite things list? Over at Serious Eats, there is a lengthy discussion as to if Le Creuset pans are worth the high retail prices. Here is one happy review from the Serious Eats thread.

I too would say well worth the expense. I for years coveted those pretty red pots…I have three sizes of dutch ovens and a little grill pan and I love them…love love love them…did I mention I love them?

I made that mistake of using another brand of enameled cookware once. I was given a no name piece of enameled cast iron from a friend. I quickly learned why my friend was “just clearing out some space in her kitchen.” Even though the pot looked like Le Creuset, everything stuck to my pot horribly. Do yourself a favour and pick up the quality version you know will last today.

If you like Le Creuset, you may want to check out all the other options in the sale section today. Many other Le Creuset pieces are 30% off today. These pots make great gifts as they last forever.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 14

How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on June 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

Many Canadians spend a lot of money renovating and updating their homes, especially the kitchen and bathroom, where most renovations usually give the most ‘bang for your buck’ in terms of updates and increasing property value.  Renovating and remodeling the kitchen can be very costly, I have a friend who spent well over $50,000 renovating her kitchen, however, it did involve knocking down a portion of a wall to open up the kitchen to the living room.

Keep the Cabinets

New cabinets and re-doing the cabinets are the reason why most kitchen renovations are so costly.  If you have a way to keep your current cabinets and just update the paint or change the cabinet doors, that will save you a ton of money in the long run.  According to Houzz (one of my favourite renovation websites for ideas), custom cabinets can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000 and $250 to $2500 per linear foot.

Stainless Steel Stick On

Stainless steel adds a sense of contemporary charm to most kitchens and is probably the most preferred colour of appliance currently.  If your kitchen appliances work perfectly fine, this is a good option for you.  If you have black appliances and want the updated look of stainless steel, think about adding a stainless steel stick on! I would love to use this for my own kitchen because I love the look of stainless steel, but unfortunately I have white appliances.    You can find these stainless steel stick on sheets on Amazon.com for around $60.  It’s an actual soft metal stainless steel film, it is not simply a sticker.

Keep the Layout

One of the other highest expenses for kitchen remodels is if you want to change the layout of your kitchen.  Changing the plumbing and the wiring requires an extensive job and is much more costly as you will have to hire a plumber who specializes in renovations etc.  Therefore if at all possible, consider keeping the layout of your kitchen to save money on your kitchen renovation.

Update the Knobs

Another frugal way to update your kitchen without spending too much money is to just update the knobs.  If you have round knobs and want a more modern look, updating the knobs is something anyone can do (if I can do it, you can!) without hiring a contractor.  For example, on Amazon.com you can find a pack of 25 knobs for cabinets for around $10.  There is a hardware/ upscale discounted dollar store that sells modern looking knobs for cabinets for around $1.25 a piece which is still a steal in my opinion!

Remodel Slowly if Necessary

If you have the luxury of time, remodel slowly if necessary.  Houzz states that you can put your backsplash up any old time and it doesn’t need to be done when the cabinets or the countertop is put in.  You can sell your old appliances on Craigslist before you buy new appliances.  This way you won’t have to dip into your emergency savings fund or into your line of credit to remodel your kitchen. Getting into debt for a kitchen remodel is not the most ideal way to start off your kitchen remodel!

Buy Scratch and Dent Appliances

To save money on your appliances, look for scratch and dent appliances and look for places where you can buy a package deal (for example, the fridge, stove, and dishwasher can be bought together).  Make sure that the scratch and dents are only cosmetic (and preferably in a spot where you can’t really see it).  This will save you hundreds of dollars in appliances.  There are many scratch and dent appliance dealers that only sell scratch and dent appliances and nothing else.

Skip the Recessed Lights

Recessed lights, or pot lights, look nice but they don’t really add that much to the look of your kitchen remodel, but they do add a lot of expense!  Each recessed light can cost around $150, and if you want two to four recessed lights, that really adds up.  This Old House recommends that you opt for track lighting or surface mounted ceiling light instead, which will save you the labour of someone cutting a hole in your ceiling and labour to make sure the electricity wiring works.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any other tips on how to save money on a kitchen remodel?

Photo credit: Sherwood CC

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May 18

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

Grab a 12 piece set of Paderno Steak knives over @ Best Buy Canada today. This set was $69.97 but is now on sale for only $29.97. This set also qualifies for free shipping to your home.

My husband was a vegetarian for multiple years. I never made the jump with him. I would eat chicken and seafood when dining out, and we would cook vegetarian at home. When eating a vegetarian diet, we used a chef’s knife much more than a steak knife. The eggplant and portobello mushroom caps that came off our grill did not need much slicing by the time they were finished cooking.

Now that my husband has decided to eat meat again in the last few years, steak knives are becoming more useful. He has been making up for lost time, expanding lately past chicken and fish to ribs and steak. With grilling season here, maybe you have dreams of steaks hot off the grill and friends relaxing on the patio. Grab this Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife set and you will have enough knives for everyone at your backyard BBQ.

If you are not familiar with Paderno, it is a Canadian brand of cookware that originated on Prince Edward Island. This set includes 12 knives with stainless steel blades. These are riveted knives, and should stay sharp for a while. The handles on these knives are made of polywood, a high-density plastic that mimics wood and is made primarily from recycled plastic bottles. These knives also feature a fantastic 25 year warranty on all parts. You can be sure if a knife cracks or breaks that your set will be covered.

You could pick these up at The Shopping Channel for $47.99.  Wagjag.ca had a deal on a set of twelve of these knives for $49, but the deal is now over. Purchase these knives from Paderno and you will spend $69.99. You are better off picking up these knives on sale at Best Buy Canada.

There is one review over at Best Buy Canada, and they seem happy with the purchase.:

Paderno 12 Piece Steak Knife Set Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Best Buy Canada

I always end up using my steak knife to spread butter on my bread, so I am glad to hear these knives can do double duty. While it may not be the proper way to eat your roll, when you are eating on the patio you only want to carry one knife for dinner. With a polywood handle, I would not expect this to be a top of the line steak knife set however, this set should see you through your summer steaks without an issue. I also like supporting a Canadian company for my purchase.

Bargainmoosers, what are you throwing on the grill this summer?

Image Credit: Tom Baddley

(Expiry: 21st May, 2015)

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May 12

Shop.ca: Cuisinart 4-Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Shop.ca: Cuisinart 4 Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

The Cuisinart CH-4BKC 4-Cup Chopper is on sale from $64.99 down to $53.99. Use one of the $20 off $50 Facebook coupons to bring the four-cup chopper down to $33.99 with free shipping.

Shop.ca is one of the best places to get deals right now, aside from Chapters (because of the Visa Checkout deal). With the $20 off $50 coupons I have mentioned before (there are four), you can receive $20 off orders of $50. That brings many items, which are around $50, substantially down in price to a level they cannot be beat. I just used one of these coupons to purchase some vitamins yesterday.

Shop.ca: Cuisinart 4 Cup Chopper Only $34 & Free Shipping after $20 Coupon

All good deals require price comparing. I found the same Cuisinart CH4BKC 4-Cup Chopper for the following prices at other retailers:

  • $54.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $69.99 @ Sears Canada

Given the above prices, you are buying your mini chopper for $16 less than the nearest competitor is. When the machine itself costs just over double $16, it is a huge savings over the nearest competitor. I also wanted to mention that it is cheap than the three-cup processor I mentioned before ($37.99).

As there are no reviews on Shop.ca for the Cuisinart mini chopper, I pulled one off of Best Buy Canada:

It is perfect for small jobs, such as making hummous or salsa. The motor is powerful enough to grind or chop very quickly. the parts are quite easy to clean. The only drawback I found would be that the holes on the lid for pouring liquids (oil or water) are too tiny.

One of these is a god-sent in most kitchens. It can be tedious to chop all your veggies for making salads or casseroles. In addition, it is very hard to get a nice smooth hummus or dip without the use of a processor of sorts. This little mini chopper and grinder will really help with kitchen prep and improve the texture of what you would usually make by hand. I also like the compact size: this mini chopper will not dominate your kitchen counters. It is small enough to put away when you are done.

A friend of mine and I were arguing recently over who was better: KitchenAid or Cuisinart. We each have our loyalties, but he was staunchly in the Cuisinart camp and he went to cooking school.

As with all orders at Shop.ca, this will ship for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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