It's time to spruce up your kitchen! Mega-retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target have dropped epic early Black Friday sales, so you can start amping up your cooking skills and get a head start on holiday shopping. It pays to snap up the hottest items first, before others do. Kristin McGrath, shopping expert with RetailMeNot, says KitchenAid stand mixers are the products to watch — last year we saw them sell out quickly. Other goodies on our list of the 11 best early Black Friday kitchen gadget deals? A Ninja Foodi indoor grill for $50 off and a No. 1 bestselling Keurig coffee maker marked down to $70. Ready, set, shop!
KitchenAid stand mixers are iconic...but often quite expensive. Amazon to the rescue: The mega-retailer just slashed the price of this beloved appliance that helps you mix, knead, and whip up your favorites. A coated flat beater, a dough hook and a six-wire whip are included, and if you want more attachments, many are on sale ahead of Black Friday as well.
This thing takes the guessing game out of when your eggs are ready. Whether you’re into hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, scrambled or omelettes, the Dash Egg Cooker can make your breakfast dreams happen. All you need to do is place your eggs on the tray, add the specified amount of water, then set your preference and the timer. Once your eggs are ready, a buzzer will let you know and the cooker will shut off automatically.
Tea lovers need this in their lives! The top-rated appliance boils up to 1.7-liters of water in just a few minutes. It's clear, so you can see it working; measurement markings on the side let you know exactly how much water you're adding. We love that it automatically shuts off as soon as it's done boiling.
This Amazon bestseller is incredibly simple to use: Just add water, pop in a K-Cup pod, press 'brew' and you’ll get a delicious cup of coffee in just a few minutes. A removable drip tray catches spills and an auto-shutoff feature (it turns on 90 seconds after your last use) helps save energy. On sale in black, red, pink, green, light blue and silver.
This virtually smokeless indoor grill will give you the flavor you crave without forcing you outside in the cold. And...surprise! It's also an air fryer, roaster, baker and dehydrater. Basically, you can cook all your favorite meals with one handy appliance! Included: a grill grate, a 4-quart crisper basket, a 6-quart cooking pot, a cleaning brush and a recipe book.
Double your oven space with this countertop cutie that moonlights as a toaster. Use the LED display to choose from 10 cooking functions and cook up to six slices of bread at a time. You'll also get an oven rack, a 12-by-12-inch baking pan, a 12-by-12-inch broiling rack and 13-inch non-stick pizza pan.
Take breakfast, lunch and dinner to the next level with this countertop griddle that makes light work of pancakes, bacon, burgers, hot dogs, steaks and more. The cooking surface is a roomy 200 square inches, so you can tackle various things at once. A removable drip tray catches excess grease and fat for easy cleanup.
An amazing deal at just $25, this handy appliance has a BPA-free jar and lid that are both dishwasher-safe. Choose from 10 different speed settings as you chop, puree, blend, and crush foods quickly and efficiently.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to invest in an air fryer, today’s your lucky day! This popular Ninja model is on sale for just $70. In addition to cutting down cook times, it'll help you whip up yummy fried foods without the oily mess and added fat. The digital control panel has multiple preset options so it couldn't be easier to use.
This little machine effortlessly cranks out eight-inch Belgian waffles in mere minutes. Along with non-stick plates that make cleanup easy, the gadget also has adjustable temperature controls that let you customize the crispiness of your waffles — important!
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since Nov. 20, after six people died in an Istanbul bombing a week before that Turkey blamed, without evidence, on the U.S. and its Kurdish allies in Syria, Turkey has launched cross-border airstrikes, rockets and s
When 16-year-old Jaida Lee of St. John's played in the male baseball competition at the Canada Summer Games in August, she knew she was making history. What she didn't expect was the ball she used for her first pitch would eventually make it into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. "I didn't really think they were being serious," said Lee, standing beside the display case at the Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ont. "I definitely didn't expect it." Lee made baseball history at the Canada Summer Games
MONTREAL — A Superior Court judge says the police security plan for Quebec's 2012 election night had a "major flaw" that permitted a gunman to carry out a deadly attack. Justice Philippe Bélanger has awarded a total of nearly $292,000 in damages to four stagehands who were working at a downtown Montreal venue where then-premier-elect Pauline Marois of the Parti Québécois was delivering a victory speech on Sept. 4, 2012. A lone gunman shot dead one of their colleagues at the rear of the venue and
SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing after she shot a man in the altercation that led to her death. The Independent Investigations Office says after a review of all available evidence its chief civilian director determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe Const. Shaelyn Yang committed an offence. It says the matter will not be referred to the Crown for consideration of charges. Yang, a 31-year-old mental health
A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by an impaired driver in Montreal's Ville-Marie tunnel early Saturday morning, police say. Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Nicolas Scholtus says the collision occurred around 4:15 a.m., when the man apparently pulled over on the Ville-Marie Expressway and got out of his car to check on a mechanical issue. The man was struck by another car driving east. He was taken to hospital with injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. Sc
Canada's Mathias Guillemette took silver in the men's elimination race in the fourth round of the UCI Track Champions League in London, England on Friday. The Trois-Rivières, Que., native outlasted 16 other competitors before ultimately falling to American Gavin Hoover. Guillemette topped Hoover in the first round of the competition in Mallorca in November, and has yet to finish off of the podium in four rounds of the competition, with a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Canada's Dylan Bibic — who
The emergency departments at two New Brunswick hospitals will be operating at "very reduced capacity" through Monday, according to a news release from Vitalité Health Network. It said the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton is facing "a high traffic rate," while the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Kent has a nursing shortage. The regional health authority said wait times will be longer than usual and patients most in need of care will be seen first. It adv
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday placed a well-known Russian paramilitary organization on a list of religious freedom violators alongside a number of notorious terrorist organizations. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced he had designated the Wagner Group as an “entity of particular concern" for its activities in the Central African Republic. Also on the list are Afghanistan’s Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Somalia’s al-Shabab and two factions of the Islamic State gro
University of Windsor has committed to making changes after a financial review by the Auditor General of Ontario scrutinized the school's governance structure, financial planning and heavy reliance on international students from a few countries. The Nov. 30 report, in which the Auditor General of Ontario (AGO) reviewed four universities across the province, provides 14 recommendations to the University of Windsor that range from tracking progress of international students post graduation to impr
MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution after revealing highly classified surveillance programs, has received a Russian passport and taken the citizenship oath, Russian news agencies quoted his lawyer as saying Friday. Lawyer Anatoly Kucherena was reported as saying that Snowden got the passport and took the oath on Thursday, about three months after Russian President Vladimir Putin granted him citizenship. The reports did not specify whether Snowde
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due to flu-like illnesses. That's as high as the peak of the 2017-18 flu season and higher than any season since. The annual winter flu season usually doesn’t get going until December or January, but this one began early and has been complicated by the simultaneous spread of other viruses. The measure of traffic in doctor's offices is based on reports of sym
Bad weather left thousands of Quebecers out of power Saturday. As of 5:30 p.m, Hydro-Québec said strong winds had caused 191 outages across the province. The utility reported that 51,913 customers were without power by the end of the afternoon. The situation seemed to get worse every half hour, with the hardest-hit regions being Montérégie and the Laurentians. Hydro-Québec recorded 56 outages affecting 22,033 customers in Montérégie and 42 outages affecting 11,163 customers in the Laurentians. T
A Marketplace investigation into CDI College has uncovered a pattern of misleading information and questionable tactics being used to recruit online students. Hundreds of bad reviews suggest some students are thousands of dollars in debt, and no further ahead in their careers.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) says an Indigenous man was assaulted by guards at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert and is calling for change. FSIN Vice-Chief Edward Dutch Lerat and executive director of justice Jason Stonechild held a news conference in Saskatoon on Thursday about the alleged incident. Darla Fourstar, the mother of Kihiw Fourstar, was present. She said her son was assaulted in his cell by correctional officers. "My message is hard to hear. My
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has renewed the industrial approval for the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton for the next seven years. The department says it has set out “stringent terms and conditions” to the underground mine’s owners — Kameron Coal Management Ltd. — for the continued operation of the mine. Under the terms, the company must take steps to deal with industrial noise and must provide reports twice a year on the performance of a degasification system that must be oper
Allegations of racism against an aide back home are threatening to overshadow the Prince and Princess of Wales’ trip to Boston. It comes as a new trailer is released for Prince Harry and Meghan's Netflix docu-series.