March 1 marks what meteorologists consider the first day of spring. Of course, a blizzard just socked the Midwest, and as of press time, more snow is headed to the East Coast. But if it doesn't feel like spring where you live, you can always retreat to that cozy corner of the home where it's warm and lively: the kitchen. And if it's not as hearthy as you'd like, consider these cool kitchen deals on an MLB-themed sandwich press, knives, cookware, and more.
- Pangea Major League Baseball Sandwich Press
Store: Best Buy
Price: $9.99 with free in-store pickup
Lowest By: $13
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice will hit a home run with sports fans who've always dreamed of emblazoning a team logo on a tasty sandwich. Available in 23 styles (Atlanta Braves pictured), this sandwich maker features non-stick plates that cook your favorite team's logo onto bread or waffles. Can you taste victory?
- Cookware and Cutlery Sale
Discount: Extra 40% off in-cart
Shipping: Free shipping via coupon code "C98665"
Is It Worth It?: If this Editors' Choice calls out to the creative chef in you, then you know what to do: Get cooking. Combined with the free shipping coupon code, this sale ranks among the better extra percent-off discounts we've seen from Cooking.com recently and yields many significant price lows. Among the best bets: a Guy Fieri 10" Nonstick Fry Pan in Tattoo Koi for $14.97 and the pictured Shun 4" Perfect Paring Knife for $62.97. The knife features a hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal. Be sure to shop for more discounted cookware and cutlery at Cooking.com.
- 2-Pack Circulon Infinite Hard Anodized Nonstick Skillet
Price: $44.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $15
Is It Worth It?: Everyone needs good non-stick skillets, and if yours are getting worn out, now's your chance to fry up some savings with this sweet deal. This package includes a 10" and 12" oven- and dishwasher-safe open skillet, both made from hard anodized aluminum to provide quick and even heating. Note that this item may take 3 to 4 weeks to ship.
- Refurbished Capresso Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
Store: asavings via eBay
Price: $69.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $70
Is It Worth It?: How about an Editors' Choice that brews up a $70 savings over the lowest price we could find for a new espresso machine? This refurbished espresso maker features a 46-oz. removable water container, indicator lights, two sieves, and swivel frother. No warranty information is provided.
- Farberware Classic Series 20-Piece Cutlery Set
Store: 1SaleADay via eBay
Price: $29.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: We like a knife sale with deep cuts, as in a $50 overnight price trim. This 20-piece set includes an 8" chef's knife, 7" slicer, 7.5" bread knife, 5" utility knife, six steak knives, wood knife block, and more. The knives are made from high-carbon stainless steel, with micro-serrated blades for razor sharpness. Used properly, these knives will not need sharpening.
Front page photo credit: Lexington