As a shopping expert, I’m constantly on the lookout for home goods that make it easier to achieve a clean, cozy space (not to mention whip up a savory meal). Nordstrom's Black Friday deals present the perfect opportunity to treat yourself — and your loved ones — to some of the most coveted home brands on the market for a mere fraction of the typical cost, well in time for hosting and gifting season.
Le Creuset Signature 7.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Chef's Oven
From chef-approved cookware (save over $150 on this Le Creuset gem) to professional cutlery (score 50% off a Zwilling knife set), read on for the items I’ll be purchasing this season, or would be if I didn’t already own them! With savings this good, I have a feeling a lot of these pieces will sell out, so act fast. Looking to complete the scene or check more people off your shopping list? Browse additional Nordstrom Black Friday deals here.
Le Creuset is pretty much the gold standard in bakeware, beloved by renowned chefs (including one Barefoot Contessa!) for beautiful, durable enameled cast iron Dutch ovens and other pieces that stand up to high heat and the test of time. The Signature Iron Chef's Oven, now over $150 off, is one of my personal go-tos for braising meats — and it adds a bright pop of color to my counter, stove and tabletop. Choose from nine striking colors, while supplies last.
This hearty set of stoneware from Staub includes three versatile dishes for all of your seasonal baking needs and well beyond. I love the rectangular dish for breakfast bakes and enchiladas, the oval for meat, fish and pasta, and the round dish for making sweet and savory pies (as well as presenting other treats). Scoop up the white for everyday use, and cherry or blue for summer cookouts and holidays. Or mix and match — at $40 off, you really can’t go wrong!
Proper (as in durable, ergonomic, hard-working and healthy) frying pans have the potential to turn an average cook into a pro, and this dynamic duo from GreenPan, now 30% off, combines the performance of stainless steel with the ease of non-stick ceramic coating, sans any icky chemicals that can rub off into your food. It’s dishwasher-safe for added convenience — and backed by a near-perfect rating for even more peace of mind.
Speaking of durable, non-icky cookware, you have to check out the Our Place 'Always' pan. The internet-famous contraption is made of heirloom-quality recycled aluminum (lined with a long-lasting ceramic stick-proof coating) and can be used for frying, baking, braising, steaming — the list goes on! I also love how it can go in the oven (up to 450 degrees). This set comes with a pan, lid, spatula and strainer for only $99 and in a range of modern shades; perfect for rookie or novel chefs seeking variety without the clutter.
Dinnerware has a tendency to wear and, if you’re clumsy like me, break over the years, and the fall/holiday (read: entertaining) season is prime time for an update. This set from Our Place features a glossy, scratch-resistant interior and satin exterior for a look that’s both rustic and refined. Available in several finishes and sizes, the plates are also crafted of hand-glazed ceramic so each piece is one of-a-kind.
A good set of kitchen knives is another cooking staple that goes a long way from day to day, making easy work of slicing, dicing, chopping, carving and cutting so your dishes are prepared to perfection and presented on time. While an investment, this premium set from Zwilling hosts a practical assortment of chef, paring and steak knives — each crafted of high-carbon steel in Germany — complete with a wooden block for safekeeping. It’s a great addition to your countertop or gift for your favorite cook. Grab it while it's still 50% off!
One can never have too many blankets, especially when it comes to colder weather and hosting, and this knit throw from UpWest is about as cozy as they come. Scoop it up in ‘soft ivory’ — a creamy white shade — on sale for 40% off to warm up your bed or living room. It also makes the perfect gift for the homebody in your life.
Casper have garnered a cult-like following for offering plush, breathable foam mattresses that support your every move (I personally own Casper's 'Hybrid Snow' and it's like being cradled in a giant cloud). This Casper Element in particular — now $100 off — boasts 10 inches of padding and features two top layers (one responsive, one memory foam) for absorbing pressure and wicking away moisture throughout the night. Plus, it's a customer favorite, backed on the brand's site by a near-perfect rating and over 20,000 positive reviews!
Complete the cozy scene with this handwoven, geometric accent pillow from Ferm Living. The warm and cool tones will go with a wide range of aesthetics — and at 25% off, there's never been a better time to add some visual interest to your space.
In the market for a new planter? Form meets function in this striking silhouette from MoMA, which is made of stoneware and doubles as a sculptural work of art (did I mention it boasts a self-watering base?). The creamy shade and sleek design make it especially welcome in minimalistic settings. It's on sale for 25% off, for a limited time.
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