When meals take less time to prepare, you're less likely to eat out, saving all kinds of money in the long run. With that in mind, we've rounded up five time-saving, Editors' Choice kitchen deals. Read on to see how you can shave a few seconds off breakfast, always have a knife in easy reach, and make quick work of clean-up with a dishwasher that's a $400 price low.
Breakfix Automatic Cereal Dispenser
Store: A-2-Z Enterprise via Amazon
Price: $19.99 with free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $6
Is It Worth It?: Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but if you're skipping it because you think you don't have enough time, then you should give the Breakfix automatic cereal dispenser a try. This handy gadget both keeps your Wheaties fresh and dispenses a healthy portion into your waiting bowl. At $20, that's a $6 savings and a nifty way to start the day with a full tummy.
Keurig OfficePro B145 Coffee Brewer bundled with 192 K-Cups
Store: Coffee For Less
Price: $134.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $145
Is It Worth It?: Making a morning Starbucks run every day is big timesuck, even if your favorite barista's on the way. Save yourself the cash and the trip by grabbing this Keurig OfficePro B145 brewer bundle for just $135. With the bundled assortment of 192 K-Cups, you'll save $145 and gain the ability to brew a myriad of coffee masterpieces right at your desk. The brewer features auto shut-off, a drainable internal water reservoir, and three brewing sizes.
Farberware Ultra-Sharp 22-Piece Cutlery Set
Price: $13.99 via coupon code "TAKE30" with $7.95 s&h
Lowest By: $1
Expires: January 4
Is It Worth It?: Preparing dinner can be a hassle if you don't have a full set of cutlery; if you're working with raw meat and veggies, that's a lot of going back and forth to the sink to wash the one knife your mom gave you back in college. There's no excuse not to have a full set when you can nab this 22-piece set by Farberware for just $14 via coupon code "TAKE30". Along with an assortment of prep and steak knives, this fully loaded set includes a wooden storage block, shears, five measuring spoons, and three spatulas.
Panasonic 10-Cup Rice Cooker
Price: $79.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $38
Is It Worth It?: Take the time-wasting guesswork out of your rice prep with this Panasonic 10-cup rice cooker. A $38 price low at just $80, this large-capacity cooker features "fuzzy logic" technology that dynamically adjusts power and cooking time so you'll have perfect rice for every meal. This cooker also includes a timer, a 12-hour warming function, a rice scoop, and a measuring cup.
Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher with SmartWash Cycle
Price: $299.88 via coupon code "SAVE50APPLIANCES" with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $400
Is It Worth It?: It goes without saying that dishwashers are the fastest way to clean up after a meal. You can save even more time with a dishwasher that features a 1-hour quick wash cycle, like this Kenmore 24" built-in dishwasher. Coupon code "SAVE50APPLIANCES" drops it to $300, which is a $400 savings. This Stainless Steel dishwasher also features a SmartWash HE cycle (which automatically adjusts water and energy for each load), a sanitizing rinse option, and heated drying.
Note that an installation kit will automatically add to your cart. You'll need to remove it to get this price.
Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/Savings-from-Breakfast-to-Dinner-5-Editors-Choice-Kitchen-Deals/949536.html