5 Kitchen Items Every Chef Should Own: Mixing Bowls, Vacuum Food Jar, more


Fall is a season for stews and soups, baked apple and pumpkin everything, and, by proxy, a great time to invest in a few more can't-beat kitchen deals. As such, we found a bargain on a stainless steel vacuum food jug, NFL color-changing pint glasses, and an Editors' Choice set of four mixing bowls.

  1. Nesting Prep BowlsBasic Essentials Set of 4 Nesting Prep Bowls
    Store: Sears
    Price: $7.99 with free shipping via Shop Your Way Max
    Lowest By: $17

    Is It Worth It?: Whether you want to whip up a pumpkin pie from scratch, or serve three kinds of popcorn to guests, this set of four mixing bowls is a must-have. The bundle includes a small, medium, large, and extra large mixing bowl, each made of stainless steel.

  2. NFL Pint GlassesNFL Color-Changing Pint Glass 2-Pack
    Store: Groupon
    Price: $19.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: October 24

    Is It Worth It?: Hey, sports fans! We're not asking you to change your colors, but to consider a cool set of pint glasses that change color. Available in five styles (Baltimore Ravens pictured), the satin-etched pattern on the glasses changes to team color when filled with a cold beverage.

  3. Mini Quatrefoil TrivetEurope2You Mini Quatrefoil Trivet
    Store: Nordstrom
    Price: $44.98 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: Want to bring a little 19th-century European timber into your aesthetic? More sophisticated than rustic, this trivet is hand-finished with natural beeswax and mineral oil and a trusted way to serving a hot dish or bowl on your dining table.

  4. 22" Mini Collapsible Funnel
    Store: ruiertower via eBay
    Price: 99 cents with free shipping
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Wherever possible, kitchen gadgets should be cute, colorful, and cheap. And while the color of this 2" collapsible funnel is chosen at random, it will fulfill its function; it unfolds from 3cm to 7cm to make for easy pouring of liquids and storage.

  5. 1-Liter Vacuum Jug1-Liter Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jug
    Store: Groupon
    Price: $12.99 with $2.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: October 24

    Is It Worth It?: This vacuumed-sealed jug is a great way to keep your hot foods hot and cold foods cold for hours, no matter whether you're running hot or cold on what to pack in it. What's more, it comes in an assortment of colors — Blue, Red, or Silver — and features double-wall insulation and stainless steel construction. What's more, it's also dishwasher safe.

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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