The gift of a nice, new set of pots and pans is something that anyone living on their own will use for years.
Maybe that person is you, and maybe you need that cookware set before Black Friday because you realized that you’re hosting your first adult Thanksgiving.
Macy’s has a ton of pre-Black Friday kitchen deals including massive savings on nonstick cookware sets. You can make your celeb kitchen dreams come true with a Calphalon 10-piece set for $140 or snag a 13-piece starter set from Tools of the Trade for $30. Any way you dice it, the least you’ll save is $90.
A durable cookware set from Calphalon is one of the smartest adult investments you can make. Calphalon’s heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum gets a lot of praise for its even heating and prevention of food burning to the bottom. The set includes a 7-quart Dutch oven with a lid, a 3-quart sauté pan with a lid, a 1-quart and 2-quart saucepan with lids, and a 10-inch and 8-inch omelette pan. All pieces are oven and broiler safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and feature measure markings inside.
Macy’s original price seems to be a bit inflated, but this particular set is at its full price of $249.99 on Calphalon’s website. If you don’t need this many pieces, there’s also a 3-piece T-Fal fry pan and skillet set on sale for $12.99.
If you prefer your dishes to be consistent with your kitchen’s color scheme, these metallic sets from T-Fal come in red, black, or champagne. Each piece has the red Thermo-Spot technology that indicates when the pan is at the right temperature for cooking.
Cover all your bases in a single purchase with this robust set: The set includes a one egg wonder, an 8-inch and 10.5-inch fry pan with pour spouts, a 10.25-inch square griddle, 1-quart and 3-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart Dutch oven with a lid, a 13-inch cookie sheet, a pasta spatula, a skimmer, a spoon, a slotted spatula, and a full spatula.
The perfect starter set for someone on their own for the first time, this 13-piece set by Tools of the Trade includes a 1.5-quart and 2.5-quart saucepan with lids, a 5-quart stockpot with a slid, a 9.5-inch sauté pan with a lid, and 8-inch fry pan, a flower steamer, a large spoon, a slotted tuner, and a pasta server.
Is it the set that’s going to be used at Ruth’s Chris? Probably not. But for a dishwasher-safe set of nonstick pots, pans, and the must-have utensils, $30 has never stretched so far. There are nearly 500 five-star reviews if you want to hear it firsthand.