Every week we source the timeliest online sales in Canada, flagging brand-name, big-ticket items and the most in-demand picks. These deals are fleeting so if you see something you want, be sure to get it before it's gone.
FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANER
Swedish cellulose cloths are like a paper towel meets kitchen sponge meets a cotton dishcloth. The cute and super absorbent individual sheets are thin and stiff and expand and soften when damp. It can be used for any kind of wipe down, and gunk it sucks up can be rinsed away with warm water. It's also reusable and safe on most surfaces, and it doesn't get stinky like a sponge or dishrag. Available at Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who wants to replace paper towels.
Why we're endorsing it: Eco-friendly, usefulness, reviews, design.
Where it could use improvements: Currently only available in 10-packs.
Size/weight/dimensions: 10 pack/ 8 “x 7”.
Sale price (subject to change): $26.99 (apply $2 off coupon when selecting pack).
FOR THE FREQUENT COOK
This waterproof, instant thermometer is on Amazon's best-selling and most-wished-for lists - and right now, it's also on sale. It's a quick way to ensure that poultry is up to temperature (getting a temperature read only takes a few seconds), and the LED makes it easy to read in the oven. Available at Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who is careful about food safety.
Why we're endorsing it: Usefulness, price, user reviews.
Where it could use improvements: Not Bluetooth enabled.
Size/weight/dimensions: 15.6 x 3.81 x 1.8 cm.
Sale price (subject to change): $17.46.
FOR THE FAMILY PANCAKE MAKER
A long, stainless steel spatula (often referred to as fish spatulas) continues to be an in-demand kitchen staple because the bevelled edge and wood handle makes it maneuverable and sturdy enough to handle eggs, pancakes, cookies, dumplings and fish, of course. The great thing about stainless steel is it doesn't warp, melt or distort like plastic spatulas. Available at Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who needs a new go-to kitchen utensil.
Why we're endorsing it: Usefulness, durability, price.
Where it could use improvements: Metal spatulas are not as flexible as plastic.
Size/weight/dimensions: 28 x 7.8 x 2.4 cm.
Sale price (subject to change): $13.
FOR THE LUNCH MAKER
This set of a dozen glass containers is handy for leftovers, adult lunches, and freezing large batches of food (like soups, sauces and stews) for a busy kitchen. It is made from tempered glass, safe for the freezer, microwave and fridge. Available at Canadian Tire.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who needs wants a new set of food storage containers.
Why we're endorsing it: Glass (and not plastic), multi-use, large set.
Where it could use improvements: Tempered glass is strong but can still crack or break if dropped.
Size/weight/dimensions: 12 pieces (plus lids).
Sale price (subject to change): $24.99.
FOR THE TOP CHEF FAN
An open double flame in the kitchen seems a little intense, but the crunchy sweet top on a crème bruelee is so worth it. This mini butane gas torch with an adjustable flame is something you'd see in a professional kitchen to sear a steak or fish, melting marshmallows, blackening peppers and melting cheese. Available at Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who likes to take their amateur chef skills to the level.
Why we're endorsing it: Multiple uses, handiness, excellent gift idea.
Where it could use improvements: Does not include butane gas. Also, it's crucial always to heed the safety instructions.
Size/weight/dimensions: Burns up to 2102℉.
Sale price (subject to change): $25.27.
FOR THE EVOO LOVER
Oil dispensers are convenient but often come in clear bottles, which can get a little grimy. This one from EVOO superfan Rachel Ray has a sculptural design, pouring spout, and the ceramic helps protect the oil from oxidization. Available at Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone who likes kitchen essentials with a strong design.
Why we're endorsing it: Usability, design, practicality.
Where it could use improvements: Prices vary by colour (Marine Blue is on sale).
Size/weight/dimensions: 24 oz.
Sale price (subject to change): $31.99.
FOR THE CLEANUP CREW
On roll-up rack lays flat across a sink and is so handy. You can use it as a drying rack for dishes and pots (it holds up to 100 lbs). It's also great as a bit of extended counter space, like for washed veggies and fruit, or use it as a trivet for baking sheets. Available on Amazon.
Who it's ideal for: Anyone with a kitchen sink.
Why we're endorsing it: Multiple uses, inexpensive, easy to use.
Where it could use improvements: Fits most (but not every) sink size.
Size/weight/dimensions: 53.34 x 9.65 x 3.81 cm.
Sale price (subject to change): $22.91.