It’s no secret that the holidays can get expensive, especially when you’re the one hosting.
In addition to food and drinks, you’ll end up springing for new tablecloths and napkins, along with fresh flowers to impress your mother-in-law. But the most costly items usually come down to the actual appliances — mixers, knives — needed to make the meal happen.
So this season, we’re giving thanks to sales that make the holiday easier — and more affordable. Right now, Hamilton Beach is offering Thanksgiving appliances for up to 30 percent off.
Prices start at $21 and max out at $99, so act quick! These deals won’t last.
Hamilton Beach Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener
An electric can opener might seem like a luxury, but not when you have dozens of things to open on Thanksgiving morning. Just over $20, shoppers say this model is easy to use, and makes all the difference in a time crunch.
One five-star reviewer said: “With this can opener, you lift the handle, place the can underneath, and then lower the handle. It grabs the can so easily, it made me realize how much of a hassle my old opener really was (sometimes it’s the little things you don’t notice). The can locks in securely, so no worrying about it dropping off once the opener completes its rotation. This can opener leaves the lid’s edges completely smooth, as well as the rim inside the can.”
Shop it: Hamilton Beach (76606ZA) Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener, $21 (was $30), amazon.com
Hamilton Beach Electric Knife
Using a regular knife to cut the turkey? You’re putting in way too much effort. An electric knife simplifies (and speeds up) the entire process of cutting the bird. Plus, it’s a great appliance to have on hand year-round for cookouts and more.
One five-star reviewer said: “This knife made quick work of our 19-lb turkey. The knife is powerful and very sharp. It was so much easier to use than our Henckel’s, non-electric carving knife. My carving war of attrition became a one-sided massacre. It’s even neater since you don’t need to put so much muscle into securing the turkey while you cut.”
Shop it: Hamilton Beach Electric Knife, $14 (was $24), amazon.com
Hamilton Beach Electric Stand Mixer
Whether you’re mashing potatoes, blending corn pudding or evening out some homemade stuffing, a mixer is a holiday necessity. This simple and straightforward 300-watt mixer is burly enough to handle thick batters with ease, and cuts out all of those extra features you might not even use.
One five-star reviewer said: “This a great standard mixer without breaking the bank. I’ve made two dozen cookies (beat blade), pizza dough (dough hook), baked French Toast (whisk attachment) and English Muffin bread (dough hook) in two days since delivery! The attachments are dishwasher safe but I prefer to wash by hand and it is a breeze to do so. The suction cups on the bottom keep the machine secure on the counter while in use. It’s VERY lightweight and easy to move around. This a good stand mixer for a beginner cook or for simple baking. I couldn’t be happier!”