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May 17

3 Kitchen Appliances that Will Save You Time and Money

Posted by on May 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM

3 Kitchen Appliances that Will Save You Time and Money

My kitchen is so small I’m not the type of person to have every kitchen appliance under the sun, although that would be nice, because the Aqua Sky Kitchen Aid mixer has always had my eye.  There are a few kitchen appliances that I am a huge fan of that I already have, and there are a few kitchen appliances that I am thinking for a future purchase of adding to my kitchen appliance collection.  Most of these aren’t very pricey and really give a good bang for your buck.

There are a few ways to evaluate whether a kitchen appliance is worth it.  I remember my family had an apple peeler (it cored the apple and peeled it in a spiral fashion, it was fun to watch actually) but it unfortunately just collected dust and was never taken out of its box except for a handful of times.  LifeHack has a great post explaining which kitchen appliances people on a budget should have.  Learnvest also has a great post entitled “Are These Kitchen Appliances Worth It?” detailing the number of times you need to use the appliance before it is “worth it” in terms of the price you paid.  Obviously the more times you need to use it to ‘break even’ the worse the purchase that kitchen appliance is to add to your kitchen arsenal.

Here are three kitchen appliances that, in my humble opinion, are worth the money and the kitchen counter space (or cupboard space) because they will save you money and time (time is priceless, isn’t it?):

Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

I am a huge huge fan of the slow cooker and honestly, that feeling you get when you finish the 6 to 10 hours of waiting for the food to cook, when you smell the intoxicating smell of the slow cooker meal, and when you open the lid is to peer in at what you threw into the pot without much effort… is priceless!  Slow cookers or Crock Pots (kind of like the tissue paper and Kleenex analogy) are very economically priced, you can get a decent one for about $50 and they last for a long time.  You can make all sorts of things with a slow cooker.  When choosing one, look for fancier options like one that automatically switches to ‘warm’ when it is finished cooking, or one that can extend the cook time to 16 hours or longer (for those who are interested in making the new health craze, bone broth, this is a great option).  The slow cooker is perfect for busy people who don’t have time to cook at the end of the day, or perfect for batch cooking and freezer cooking.  Personally I make something in my crockpot on the Sunday and have leftovers throughout the week.

Here are a few great easy and cheap slow cooker recipes to get you started.  Also, Bargainmoose often posts some great deals for slow cookers through Amazon.ca, Walmart, or Lowes.  Check out this recent Bargainmoose deal from Walmart for $33!

Dehydrator

I personally haven’t purchased this yet but have been doing some research.  The costs are anywhere from $75 to $200 and it definitely takes up a large portion of your cupboard space (I personally would not want something like that sitting on my counter).  Here is an example from Canadian Tire and one from Amazon.ca.  If you are someone who camps often, this is definitely an investment worth making.  Dehydrating your food instead of buying the $9 per two servings of dehydrated food at your local camping/ outdoor equipment store will save you money.  Also, beef jerky is expensive so why not make your own?  In addition, my dog likes sweet potato chews (he has lots of allergies) and these chews cost $20 for a about 18 slices.  A dehydrator would shave a lot of money off that regular expense.

A French Press or a Nespresso

For all you coffee drinkers, a home brewed coffee costs much less than $1 a cup compared to a $3.95 + tax latte.  Over the course of a year, that daily latte right before work adds up to $1000.  Personally I would rather go on an all inclusive trip to Mexico or Cuba for that annual cost, but to each their own!  Here’s a post from TheKitchn on how to make a latte without an espresso machine.  A Nespresso machine is pricey, but there is a $100 rebate to offset some of the cost currently.  A Bodum French Press costs anywhere from $25 to $50.

Bargainmoosers, do you have a kitchen appliance that you are a fan of?   Do you recommend buying a dehydrator?

Photo credit: Mario Spann

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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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April 30

Shop.ca: Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor Was $55 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Shop.ca: Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor Was $55 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

If you are in the market for a mini food processor, then we have a great deal for you. The Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor is on sale from $54.99 down to $38.99, in the citrus lime colourway. Only this colour is on sale. All orders at Shop.ca come with free shipping.

I price compared this processor with other retailers. The Source Canada currently has a couple colours on sale for $39.99, but they are already out of stock (and the deal just started today). That was quick. Staples has the mini prep priced at $49.99 (also out of stock), and Amazon sells the white one for $46.40. Shop.ca sells all the other colours, excluding this green, for $54.99 right now. The Bay Canada does not sell this model, but they had a 4-cup model on sale for $48.74.

This little food processor is perfect for people who rarely use food processor or who live on their own / as a couple where food volume is less. I adore this little processor as its small size makes it apartment friendly. I do not know about you, but I have way too many appliances to actually fit on the counters of my small galley kitchen.

Shop.ca: Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor Was $55 | Now $39 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

This food processor has many redeeming features. The food processor will chop or grind at the touch of the button. There are only two buttons – so use is very intuitive. There is also an auto-reversing SmartPower blade feature. The bowl can hold up to three cups of ingredients and all the parts are dishwasher-safe. Just take everything apart, run it through the dishwasher, and reassemble.

This is a funky little food processor. Usually, we use the food processor to shred potatoes and onions for casseroles, occasionally shred cheese, and refine breadcrumbs from large chunks into finer powder. The last use is probably the most frequent as I bake (at a low temperature) any old bread to dry it out. Once dried, the food processor is handy for turning the dried bread into crumbs. This is one of the ways that I try to reduce waste in my household.

Now, Shop.ca still has some active $20 off $50 coupon codes. Add $11.01 more to your cart and use one of these Facebook vouchers to save $20. That makes the mini food processor even cheaper!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 23

The Source: Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM

The Source: Total Chef Juicin Juicer Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

The Source Canada has an excellent sale on the Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer. Originally $99.99, the juicer is on sale for $69.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this unit with other online retailers. The Total Chef Juicin’ Juicer retails for the following prices:

  • $84 @ Walmart Canada
  • $99.95 @ Shop.ca
  • $99.95 @ Home Depot Canada
  • $99.98 @ Best Buy Canada

This is a basic juicer – perfect for morning freshly squeezed orange juice. Many juicers are quite expensive, but if you want to pass on store bought juice for a healthier alternative, then pick up this budget friendly juicer from Total Chef. This juicer can also juice veggies. The Top Chef Juicin’ Juicer has a dual speed selector and auto-shut off. The extra-large pulp bin will let you get through a couple glasses of juice before emptying. A wide chut opening lets you spend less time cutting fruit.

The juicer is a combination of plastic and stainless steel. Most importantly, the juicing blade is made of stainless steel so it will keep a sharp edge and last for years to come. I like the addition of suction cups to the bottom of the juicer to keep it in place on your counter. That sounds very handy.

While there are no reviews on The Source, I did find some on other websites. Reviews for this juicer are a mixed kettle of fish. Some people found it not worth the money ($100) and found the machine a bit messy. However, one reviewer at Home Depot reminded readers that:

It is not the best juicer out there, but it is in a good 100.00 juicer. It does leave wet pulp not getting all the juice out but in all fairness I have not read the manual yet. Make sure that it is put together snugly or you will have a mess. I have used better juicers but this one fits what I need for now and the price is right. clean up is not that bad if you do it right after you use it.

If this is a good juicer for $100, then I think it is an even better juicer at only $70. For anyone needing a juicer on a budget, this one certainly fits the bill. As the juicer costs over $29, it qualifies for free shipping to your home.

(Expiry: 30th April 2013)

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April 12

Amazon Canada: $50 Off Cuisinart PerfectTemp Programmable Kettle (Tea or Coffee) – Was $130 | Now $80

Posted by on April 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: $50 Off Cuisinart PerfectTemp Programmable Kettle (Tea or Coffee)   Was $130 | Now $80

Love to have a lot of options at your disposal? The Cuisinart PerfectTemp CPK-17C programmable kettle is currently $50 off at Amazon. Originally priced at $129.99, it’s now down to $79.99.

Not only does the PerfectTemp kettle look amazing but the great part about it as that it has a myriad of different options. It has the following preset temperature controls, along with the appropriate indicators:

  • Delicate (160°F)
  • Green (175°F)
  • White (185°F)
  • Oolong (190°F)
  • Herbal (200°F)
  • Black (Boil – 212°F)
  • French Press (200°F)

With the last preset, you can impress guests by making them a French Press coffee with your tea kettle… or you could just use it for yourself of course. This is actually a pretty neat feature because instead of cluttering your counters with plenty different tools to for coffee or tea-making, you could just have the one.

Powered with 1500 watts of power for faster heating, this kettle has a total hold capacity of 1.7 liters, has a 30-minute keep warm function, has a 360 degree swivel cordless connector and a blue backlit water window. It also boils dry and automatically shuts off when ready or when there is no more water. If you happen to lift it off the base before it’s done brewing, then it also has a 2-minute memory feature that will keep it from shutting off and losing the brewing time.

With all its bells and whistles, this kettle certainly looks great, especially with positive reviews like this one that I found on Best Buy‘s site, where it’s priced at $89.99:

I was struggling to find the perfect kettle for various types of teas, until I came across this one. It is easy to use, small footprint, and has no BPAs.

Other reviewers knocked this kettle for having “too much of a good thing” and that all of the options are overkill. The way I see it though is that if you don’t want all of these options, then don’t get it in the first place! Personally, I love having different options at my disposable, so to me, this is actually a perk!

At Kitchen Stuff Plus, PerfectTemp kettle is currently on sale for $99.99 (reg. $124.99), which is still significantly higher than at Amazon.

By getting it at Amazon, you’re also set to get free shipping as all orders over $25 automatically ship for free.

(Expiry: 20th April 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
March 15

(Save 55%) Sunbeam Die Cast Stand Mixer Only $82.95 Inc Shipping @ The Shopping Channel TODAY ONLY (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

(Save 55%) Sunbeam Die Cast Stand Mixer Only $82.95 Inc Shipping @ The Shopping Channel TODAY ONLY (EXPIRED)

While browsing The Shopping Channels deals on our coupon page here, I noticed that they have released a pretty good coupon code for this weekend. You can use MARCH50 to get 50% discount on their clearance kitchen, home and jewellery items. When having a look through the deals, my interested was piqued by this Sunbeam Die Cast Stand Mixer which was originally priced at $149.95.

Usually when we write the price on our titles in the Bargainmoose blog posts, we don’t include the shipping costs but always make a note in the post itself. But today, I’ve chosen to include the shipping fees in the total shown above to try and give you an accurate feeling of the cost of this item. It’s $64.98 plus $17.97 shipping, so it would be $82.95 plus taxes. It’s a shame the shipping cost on this individual item is so high, but them’s the breaks!

(Save 55%) Sunbeam Die Cast Stand Mixer Only $82.95 Inc Shipping @ The Shopping Channel TODAY ONLY (EXPIRED)

When I price compared the Sunbeam mixer, it’s still a superb price even when factoring in that shipping cost. The closest I can see which would be comparable to the Sunbeam stand mixer above would be this Sunbeam Mixmaster 4 Qt. 12 Speed Stand Mixer for $99.99 from Home Depot, only in white though. But most other stores sell this and similar Sunbeam stand mixers for between $130 and $150.

As you can see in the image above, you’ve also got a few colour choices with this Sunbeam mixer, to suit your individual tastes. You can choose silver, red or black. I’d go with the red, myself!

And here are a few features of interest:

  • Chrome beaters and dough hooks for complete mixing versatility
  • 12 speed control for versatility
  • 6 quart stainless steel bowl

The Sunbeam Die Cast stand mixer from The Shopping Channel comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty which is good to hear. Reviews here on Amazon are a little bit mixed, with a few people giving this machine five stars but with a few disappointed users too. In my opinion, you’re not getting the quality you’d get with a Kitchenaid stand mixer, but then again, you’re also forking out around a third to quarter of the price you’d pay for one of those. Not everyone has the funds for a Kitchenaid mixer, so this Sunbeam model is an option for those baking on a budget.

(Expiry: 15th March 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
March 4

Sears Canada: Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer Was $90 | Now $60 + Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Sears Canada: Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer Was $90 | Now $60 + Shipping (EXPIRED)

How are your new year’s resolutions going? Feel like you need a little bit of tweak? I know that I need something more to get my fitness and nutrition goals on track. Juicing is one way to get nutrients into your body in such an easy and not to mention, delicious way. Sears has a fantastic deal on the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth juice extractor right now. Regularly $89.99, it is on sale for $59.99. I actually found the regular price higher at competitor stores, so that makes this deal super!

This big mouth juicer doesn’t have a big mouth because it tells you pick up your socks and find a job. It has a big mouth that is an extra large chute for adding fruits and vegetables that don’t have to be chopped into tiny pieces to be juiced. You can add 3″ pieces into the chute, which means less work for you.

I think the biggest complain I have about my juicer is that it is so much work to clean up, but this one has a cleaning brush for easy removal of pulp and an easy to detach pulp container. Another way to keep clean up easier is to place a plastic bag (or paper) inside of the pulp container. That way you can just remove it and chuck it.

While we’re at it, if you think juicing is too expensive, even with this deal from Sears, check out Claire’s article on how to save money while juicing.

Need to hear about ways to use your juicer from those who know? This video is extremely informative:

Of course, I had to check to see if this was the best deal out there and it is. Best Buy sells it for $89.99. So does Future Shop. Amazon has it on for $99.99. Even Hudson’s Bay has a sale on today on all Hamilton Beach appliances, but its sale price of $74.99 is far more expensive than Sears price.

Gotta love reviews like this, and there are lots like it:

I’ve had this juicer for about 2 weeks, and have made various fruit and veggie juices, and now (today) almond milk. I am seriously impressed by this juicer, particularly at this price point (and even more so if you can get it on sale!) — I think I would be equally impressed with it if it had been twice its retail price.

Shipping is free on a $99 spend at Sears, otherwise you are paying a $7.95 shipping fee. Even with the fee on top, this is still a deal that beats the other stores. But, do yourself a favour and get your total up past $100 and save yourself that fee.

Photo credit: Ruy Sanchez

(Expiry: 5th March 2015)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
February 5

Sears Canada: Hamilton Beach 20-Cup Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker Only $40 + Shipping

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Sears Canada: Hamilton Beach 20 Cup Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker Only $40 + Shipping

The Sears Outlet has the Hamilton Beach 20-cup digital simplicity rice cooker on clearance for $39.94. While the regular price on their site says $49.99, I actually found that it is much higher, making this a steal of a deal.

While I don’t myself have a rice cooker, I think it is a really good investment for my family and most families. Rice is a staple we eat often, as it is low in calories and if you eat the brown rice, so good for you. I like to cook up a big batch at the beginning of the week so I can add it as a side dish very easily for dinners and lunches and even breakfast.

Rather than boil the rice, the rice cooker method is so much easier and a huge time saver. This rice cooker can cook 20 cups of rice, which is quite a lot of rice, but it lasts for a while, so if your family eats it often, this could be a week’s worth of rice. It is also great for cooking a big batch for a party.

The technology on this rice cooker is also cool, as it has sensors that lets your cooker think and decide if the rice is truly done. It even has a simmer function so you can add other items like seasonings, beans and more. You can also steam your vegetables in here, so you don’t need another device like a steamer.

There is one review, which gives it a four-star rating, but I like what it has to say:

Sears Canada: Hamilton Beach 20 Cup Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker Only $40 + Shipping

Like I said, the regular price for this rice cooker is much higher at other stores like Walmart and Amazon where I found it for $62.97 and Best Buy where it sells for $69.99. This means your true savings is about $30.

You are going to have to pay shipping on this product, unless you buy other items to get your total up to $99. The fee to me is $7.95, which is still well worth it for this deal.

Photo credit: marlo

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 30

Shop.ca: Cuisinart 3-in-1 6 Quart Multi Cooker Was $190 | Now $120

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 10:43 AM

Shop.ca: Cuisinart 3 in 1 6 Quart Multi Cooker Was $190 | Now $120

Through the cold dredges of winter, slow cookers can save the day. There is just something about smelling your dinner cooking all day to give you a feel-good lift when the weather is bringing you down. Shop.ca has a great deal on the Cuisinart 3-in-1 6 quart slow cooker, with a regular price of $189.99. It is on sale for $139.99, but you can also add the coupons from their Facebook page under the more tab, where you like them and get a $20 off $50 coupon to get a final total of $119.99. If you’ve used up all of those coupons, you can use our exclusive coupon for $10, which is not as good of a deal, but still pretty rockin’.

While you’ve probably seen slow cookers on for as low as $30, you might be wondering why you’d want to pay over $100. This model has features that those $30 cookers just don’t have. They call it a multi-cooker because it is multi-functional. It is also quite large at six quarts.

Instead of browning your meat on the stovetop before putting it in the slow cooker, you can brown it right in the cooker with temperatures up to 400 degrees. If you want to steam your veggies or meat first, you can also do that in this cooker. This gets rid of the need for another appliance. You also don’t have to do one thing, come back and change it to the other, you can use the preset buttons and it will do everything on its own.

The LCD display is also a nice touch, with easy-to-read time and temperature settings, which might make this a nice gift for an older member of your family who might have trouble seeing manual display switches.

There is also a keep warm feature, which means once your meal is cooked, but you aren’t ready to eat it, you can keep it warm without it continuing to cook. This is great for an all-day party (like the Super Bowl), where your guests might be coming back for more all day.

As for price comparisons, Amazon sells this exact unit for $149.95. Bed Bath and Beyond sells it for $159.99. I think this is the best price you’re going to get for this type of slow cooker and you’ll also score free shipping from Shop.ca.

Moosers, care to share some slow cooker recipes with me?

Photo credit: Lynn Gardner

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 20

Hudson’s Bay: $70 Off Nespresso U D50 Machine – Now $129.95 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Hudsons Bay: $70 Off Nespresso U D50 Machine   Now $129.95 (EXPIRED)

Hudson’s Bay has a special sale on Nespresso machines on currently, with up to $70 off machines and kit. This Nespresso U D50 Espresso Machine in pure orange was $199.95, and is now on sale for $129.95. The Nespresso machine will also qualify for free shipping, as it is above the required minimum.

Price comparing this unit was difficult, as most places are sold out of the unit. My colleague Margarita found the same machine at EspressoPlanet for $199. The only difference is that the Espresso Planet unit is black, while the unit on Hudson’s Bay is orange.

This is the perfect little unit for the single coffee drinker in the family. The single-serve machine features sleek lines with an upside-down U shape front. The U heats up in only 25-30 seconds, giving you a morning coffee almost as soon as you can coordinate hand to mouth. The auto power-off after 9 minutes is helpful for absent-minded morning lovers who are just trying to remember where they left their keys, or their car, from the night before.

Additional features include:

  • Water level detection
  • Cable storage,
  • Backlight indicators
  • automatic volume control
  • 19 bar high pressure pump

I prefer milk drinks because they taste delicious and calcium is good for you anyway. A chai latte a day could not hurt anyway, could it? With my love for dairy, the folding drip tray for milk recipes would be appreciated.

The machine also holds 10 used capsules, so there is no need to empty it each time you brew. The removable 24 oz. water tank makes for easy filling and lets you make several drinks before needing to refill. Hypothetically, if your morning coffee is 8 oz, then the water reservoir holds four drinks worth before it runs bone dry.

While I have seen the black model, I rather love the beautiful brunt orange and think it resembles a golden sky when the sun is setting. The orange and black combination looks marvellous together – this is one beautiful machine. While I do not drink coffee, thus have never been able to justify purchasing a brewer, I think this one would be at the top of my list if I ever decided to enable my chai latte habit.

(Expiry: 26th February 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 14

Lowe’s Canada: $70 Off SodaStream Pure – Now Just $59 & Free Shipping (LAST DAY!) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Lowes Canada: $70 Off SodaStream Pure   Now Just $59 & Free Shipping (LAST DAY!) (EXPIRED)

Only a couple of hours are left but until the end of tonight, you can get the Sodastream Pure on sale for just $59 at Lowe’s! It was originally priced at $129 and also comes with free shipping since Lowe’s offers free parcel shipping on orders over $49.

As I already mentioned, you only have until the end of the day today to secure a deal but if you have been eyeing the SodaStream, then it’s definitely worth taking advantage of ASAP because it’s significantly more expensive everywhere else and there is no telling when it might go on sale again. To give you an idea, here’s a quick price comparison:

So, what exactly is SodaStream? It’s a soda maker that turns water into sparkling water in the matter of just seconds.

Neither Lowe’s’, Kitchen Stuff Plus’ or Amazon’s product pages have any reviews for this SodaStream, which is actually quite surprising, but on Walmart’s page, I found 3 reviews with a total of 5/5 stars. Here’s what the first reviewer had to say about it:

We have had this particular soda stream machine for about 6 years now! ..long before they started selling it in stores. It has been one of my best purchases! I love having seltzer available all the time!

The second reviewer echoed the same sentiments but if you want to read a longer review, then check out the third one, which starts with:

We didn’t know quite what to expect from Sodastream before it arrived. How much would it taste like store-bought soda? How easy would it be to use? Would it be as enjoyable as regular soda being low calorie? First, Sodastream soda does not taste like store-bought soda. The closest commercial products I can think of are some of the sodas in Italy or some of the sparkling products in the organic section of the grocery store. It is a healthier taste – cleaner and more fresh. It is good knowing you are drinking a healthier product.

Just that review alone is enough to convince me to buy it as one of my resolution for 2015 has been to not only eat healthier but drink healthier as well. It’s nice knowing that I don’t only need to stick to water with my meals!

(Image Credit: James Lynott)

(Expiry: 14th January 2015)

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January 14

Lowes Small Electrolux Versatility Canister Vacuum Was $500 | Now $170 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Lowes Small Electrolux Versatility Canister Vacuum Was $500 | Now $170 (EXPIRED)

Today only, Lowes is having a one-day only sale on small appliances. The feature of this sale is the Electrolux Versatility Canister Vacuum that was $499 and is now only $169. That’s a savings of $330.

Electrolux is a well-known name in vacuums, so you know you’ll be getting a quality appliance during this sale. This bagless vacuum is also super light at only 11 pounds, has a HEPA filter and cyclonic suction. In case you are vacuuming in the dark (totally possible when you have kids) or have lots of little toys laying around that you don’t want to suck up, it has an LED headlight so you can spot those suckers before they go up the vacuum.

I had a really hard time finding this vacuum for sale anywhere in Canada, besides on Amazon where it selling from a secondary seller for over $500. It does sell in the U.S. for about $400 USD, so no matter how you look at it, this is a hot deal.

If you aren’t in a market for a new vacuum, you’ll still want to check out this one-day sale on small appliances.

I found this Hamilton Beach convection toaster oven with rotisserie a really great find and perfect if you have a student going away to school on their own this year. Regularly $149, it is now only $99. I price compared elsewhere and found it the cheapest at Sears for $120.

Another hot find, especially if you like entertaining, is this Crock-Pot 5-quart stainless steel and black 2 vessel slow cooker. It was originally $99.99 and now $36.99, which is a $63 savings. I also couldn’t find this item anywhere else, but I think $37 for a dual crock pot is a sweet deal!

If you sign up for Lowe’s newsletter, you’ll also get a coupon for another $10 off your $50 order. Parcel shipping is free on orders over $49.

(Expiry: 14th January 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 7

Today Only: Just $245 KitchenAid Architect Series Food Processor – Was $400 @ Hudson’s Bay (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Today Only: Just $245 KitchenAid Architect Series Food Processor   Was $400 @ Hudsons Bay (EXPIRED)

Today only, you can pick up a KitchenAid Architect Series food processor for just $244.99. It was originally priced as high as $399.99 and also comes with free shipping.

Once you click over to Hudson’s Bay’s site from the link above, you will see the silver option of the Architect, but it’s also available in either pearl (white) or red.

Now to get to the nitty gritty. The KitchenAid Architect food processor has the following noteworthy features:

  • 13-cup capacity
  • 3 speeds: high, low or pulse
  • 3-in-1 ultra wide mouth feed tube
  • Ultra tight seal
  • BPA free

Included is a 4-cup mini bowl and a special smaller blade for it. Now, I don’t have the KitchenAid food processor but I have one that closely resembles it and the mini bowl is probably the part of it that I use the most. I tend to cook on a per day basis more often than in bulk and so it’s nice to just put small quantities of whatever I need chopped into a small bowl than the bigger one.

It also comes with 3 slicing discs (one for julienne cuts), a multipurpose blade, an egg whip, a spatula and even an storage case for accessories. Just the egg whip alone is making me want to buy this food processor! No worries about this food processor not being able to hack whatever you put into it or for it to jump around as it features a heavy duty construction designed to power through anything you throw its way.

However, KitchenAid is actually one of my favourite brands and it’s widely recognized as being one of the best ones for kitchen appliances. In fact, here’s what one reviewer had to say about the KitchenAid Architect food processor:

It is a Kitchenaid so no doubt it is wonderful.

And here’s a review that is more specific to the actual product:

Large capacity bowl, lots of power.

All in all, this is a fantastic price but don’t miss it because there is no telling when it might go down this much again. It’s currently unavailable at Amazon.ca and both Sears and London Drugs are selling it at its full price of $399.99.

(Image Credit: Keira Morgan)

(Expiry: 7th January 2015)

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December 26

Tassimo Coffee Maker T47 Was $168 | Now $60 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Tassimo Coffee Maker T47 Was $168 | Now $60 @ Amazon.ca *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Amazon Canada has discounted the Tassimo T47 Coffee Maker from $168 down to $59.99 with free shipping. This is an outstanding Boxing Day deal as these brewers cost over $95+ even on sale at other retailers.

Here is a quick and dirty price comparison for the T47 brewer by Tassimo:

  • $118 @ Walmart Canada
  • $95.99 @ Sears Canada
  • $118 @ Staples Canada
  • $99.98 @ Best Buy Canada

This is a single-serving brewer using one-touch operation. Brew the perfect cup of coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccino, tea, and even iced coffee with this machine. The Tassimo T47 features automatic cleaning and descaling to keep your beverage tasting like the day your machine was purchased.

The removable 1.39L water tank makes it easy to fill up the reservoir without pouring water onto the rest of the brewer. Also, for those who want a little peace and quiet in the morning, this Tassimo T47 brewer has a built in noise-reduction system.

The reviews are all three star and above with 22/28 reviews at the 5/5 star level on Amazon Canada. Reviews on other websites that sell the brewer are also overwhelmingly positive. This reviewer said:

Love Tassimo and this model is simply the best! It includes a filtration system so you will have the highest quality of water and thus, better tasting coffee! Love that you can make lattes and cappuccinos with the Tassimo machine. It’s so much better than the standard T20 model, and much better looking as well. Worth the extra cost for the upgrade.

Well, at only $60 for the entire unit it is on par with the cheaper Tassimo units so pick this one over the rest.

Amazon Canada offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more, so your brewer will ship for free. This is a hot deal so these units could sell out at this price anytime.

(Expiry: unknown)

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November 27

Amazon Canada: Sunbeam 2-Pounds Breadmaker | Was $80 Now $40

Posted by on November 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Amazon Canada: Sunbeam 2 Pounds Breadmaker | Was $80 Now $40

Today is a big day for deals at Amazon! They have another great deal available today for a Sunbeam 2-Pounds Breadmaker, which would be a fantastic gift for the holiday season! This breadmaker normally sells on Amazon for $79.99, but you can now purchase this product for $39.99! You’ll also qualify for free shipping, which is a sweet bonus! This may not be around for very long, so check out this deal before it’s gone!

This Sunbeam 2-Pounds Breadmaker would make someone very happy on Christmas morning. After all, can you imagine all of the delicious bread that you’d be indulging in after buying this breadmaker? It would be great to enjoy some home-baked bread on Christmas day, and would certainly compliment any Christmas feast!

If you’re running low on ideas in regards to gifts that you need to pick up for your parents or your in-laws, then you should really consider picking up this Sunbeam 2-Pounds Breadmaker. It’s affordable, you’ll qualify for free shipping, and it would make anyone who loves kitchen gadgets pleased with this small appliance.

If you wanted to buy this Sunbeam 2-Pounds Breadmaker from WalMart, it would cost you $69.98. Listed below is a snippet of a review of this breadmaker from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

We have had this breadmaker for about 6 months after wearing out 2 other brands – we make about 3 loaves a week with this unit and have never had a failure – We had many failures with the other brands – usually involving the stirring mechanism – the Sunbeam has a locking stirrer which I believe is its secret to success.

Happy hunting, my fellow Moosers! I hope you’re all enjoying your week so far, and that you’re all prepared for the mass amount of deals available tomorrow during Black Friday!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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