The best Prime Day home and kitchen deals of 2020

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is live and there are thousands of discounted items to shop for your home and kitchen from cookware and kitchen appliances to furniture and home goods. To help you navigate the best sales and deals during the big two-day sales event, we’ve gathered the best options right now, including Instant Pots, vacuums, air fryers and more. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your work-from-home station or elevate your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Though Amazon started this sale in 2015, it has since grown so much that other retailers offer similarly large-scale sales during Prime Day, meaning you have more ways to save. Some of those sales are running at Shopping reader favorite retailers like Wayfair, Walmart and Target. In our coverage of Prime Day sales at Amazon, we’ll be noting top deals and highlighting comparable savings at other retailers to give you an idea of how each sale holds up against the competition. We’re going to be keeping this page updated from right now and through the end of the very last home and kitchen sale during Amazon Prime Day.

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Prime Day home and kitchen sales from other retailers

In our in-depth look at the history and impact of Prime Day, several experts told us that, as a result of the exponential growth of Prime Day (which started in 2015), other major retailers have begun running their own sales during the sales event. “Quite frankly, it has completely altered the retail calendar,” explained CNBC’s Annie Palmer. While that usually happened in July, this year it’s happening right now.

Outside of those, retailers large and small are running likewise substantial sales right now to match up against Amazon’s Prime Day sale. Here are some of the most relevant ones to Shopping readers looking to save on home and kitchen items:

  • Best Buy: Save on Dyson products, TVs and more
  • Bed Bath and Beyond: Save on select small appliances, cookware and food organizers
  • Bloomingdales: Up to 60 percent off select cookware, small appliances and more
  • Crate & Barrel: Up to 20 percent off dining seating, plus save on cookware, coffee makers and more
  • The Home Depot: Up to 50 percent off select interior furniture, decor and kitchenware
  • Macy’s: Save on home and kitchen items
  • Target: Save on home electronics, decor and tech during Target’s Deal Days sales event
  • Walmart: Save on furniture, kitchen and dining items and more during Walmart’s Big Save sales event
  • Wayfair: Up to 70 percent off during the Wayfair Clearance Sale
  • Overstock: Extra 15 percent off select kitchen and dining during Overstock’s Anniversary Sale

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Lucky Bird Los Angeles Partners With Epic Kitchens to Open First Ghost Kitchen in Chicago on October 1st

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lucky Bird, best known for its juicy Fried Chicken Buckets and sandwiches, has partnered with Epic Kitchens to open the brand’s first ghost kitchen in Chicago on September 21. The popular chef-driven restaurant located in Los Angeles’s historic Grand Central Station will offer a diverse menu of signature fried chicken dishes, delicious sides, and beverages for locals to order through and via third-party delivery partners including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, Caviar, and Postmates. 

Originally founded in Downtown Los Angeles in August 2018 by Chef Chris Dane, the philosophy of Lucky Bird is good fried chicken can solve anything. Making everything from scratch, from buttermilk biscuits to homemade hot sauce, Lucky Bird does their very best to source ingredients locally to ensure the freshest and highest quality product, but most of all they believe there are not many things a bucket of chicken can’t solve.

“We couldn’t be happier to be opening in Chicago. Being able to share fried chicken with people from all over was always one of the main driving factors in opening Lucky Bird, and having our first location outside of Los Angeles be Chicago makes total sense because Chicago is a food Mecca for many with countless great restaurants, so we hope the people of Chicago will open their arms to one more.” said Chef, Chris Dane.

The Chicago incarnation of Lucky Bird will be open for lunch and dinner. Signature dishes on the menu include Fried Chicken Buckets with a mix of white & dark meat; Popcorn Chicken served with a smoked paprika dipping sauce; and Fried Sandwiches served on a   Milk bun with a chicken thigh, homemade pickles, smoked paprika aioli & butter lettuce. Sides include Jojo’s pressured fried potato wedges; Homemade Biscuits served with whipped honey butter; Potato Salad served with Yukon Gold potatoes dressed with garlic herb aioli; Macaroni Salad; Slaw; Pickled Vegetables; and Pickles.

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About Lucky Bird:

Lucky Bird is owned and operated by head chef, Chris Dane and his wife, Christine. At Lucky Bird, we pride ourselves on making everything from scratch, from our fermented hot sauce to our buttermilk biscuits. We source fresh and never frozen ABF chickens and we cut and portion these birds ourselves making sure the quality is up to our standards. We brine our chicken in a citrus brine, use Wondra flour, and fry in pressure cookers. The citrus brine gives a nice refreshing note to the often heavy taste of fried chicken, and we finish the chicken with fresh lemon zest and Maldon sea salt to fortify that lemon flavor.  Wondra is an instant flour and doesn’t absorb oil like regular flour, so it becomes

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Kitchen Fire Closes Texas Roadhouse In Danvers

DANVERS, MA — A kitchen fire forced the Texas Roadhouse on Newbury Street to close for a second day on Tuesday.

The fire occurred Monday morning while the restaurant was closed. The Texas Roadhouse remained closed as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Danvers Fire Captain Jim Brooks told Patch that while the department is still investigating the cause of the fire it appears to have started in one of the fryolators.

“There was a substantial amount of damage to the fryolater and the hood system,” Brooks said. “They are trying their best to get it back up and running.”

Brooks said Danvers fire responded to the fire about 4 a.m.

“Thank you for all your concern!” the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. “The small fire was not extensive. We are so thankful no one was injured or present. We are working hard to make sure we are up and running safely as soon as possible.

“We will keep you posted!”

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Best Deals on Cookware and Kitchen Appliances From Amazon Prime Day

From Zoom meetings to socially distanced shindigs, 2020 has been a year of adjusting to a new way of living. After being in quarantine for months, chances are you’ve been cooking more than usual, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing — especially since Amazon Prime Day is back with discounts on tons of cookware items and kitchen appliances. 

Whether you’re treating yourself or picking up a gift for someone else, Prime Day has you covered. The big sale serves up a ton of kitchen essentials, including non-stick and stainless steel cookware, enamel cookware, ceramic cookware, kitchen utensils, cast iron pots and pans, frying pans, bread pans, woks, sauce pans, grill pans, skillets, muffin pans, crock pots, knives, baking dishes, draining spoons, soup ladles, spatulas, griddles, mixing bowls, pressure cookers, hand mixers, toaster ovens, air fryers, blenders, vegetable cutters, meat slicers and waffle irons.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day was pushed to Oct. 13-14. The two-day sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14, which gives you just enough time to scoop up deals on cookware and kitchen appliances from brands like Rachael Ray, Ayesha Curry Home Collection, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Gotham Steel, Hamilton Beach, Oster and NutriChef. 

Of course, Prime Day offers more than just cookware. Early bird holiday shoppers and bargain hunters will find great sales on women’s clothing, kids’ clothing, wallets, home decor items, kitchen accessories, camping gear, travel gear, winter clothing, electronics, home decor items, designer handbags, sweaters, winter coats, sleepwear, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, boots, designer sunglasses, activewearr, designer backpacks, swimwear, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, jewelry, loungewear, tie dye, watches, handbags, kitchen supplies, furniture, bedding, daily essentials and more. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Guess, Puma, Tory Burch, Aldo, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi’s, Tumi luggage, Marc Jacobs, Skechers, Soludos, Superga, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names taking part in Prime Day. 

The big sale is exclusively for Prime Members so make sure to log-in to your account before checkout to get free two-day shipping on select items. If you’re not a member, click here for a free trial. You can also get deals sent directly to your smartphone by downloading the Amazon app. Below, find our picks for the best cookware and kitchen appliances.

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Instant Pot, air fryers, and tons more

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It’s about to be prime baking season. And prime soup season. And prime … French fries season. (Well, that’s all the time, but still.)

To support your cold-weather kitchen endeavors, there are tons of kitchen items on sale for Prime Day, including Instant Pots, Le Creuset pans, air fryers, and more. The deals aren’t just at Amazon, either — Walmart and other retailers are also getting in on the action. 

Here are the best Prime Day kitchen deals.

This little guy has enough features to make it “great for control freaks,” according to Mashable’s Instant Pot guide.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

“The Ninja 4-in-1 air fryer has a wide range of cooking temperatures — from 105 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees Fahrenheit — so you can remove moisture low and slow, or crisp up quickly.” writes Mashable shopping fellow Jae Thomas. It can also make up to two pounds of French fries — a respectable amount!

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

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This eight-quart Instant Pot Aura Pro is not a pressure cooker, but rather Instant Pot’s take on a slow cooker. It does have tons of functions, though, including sauté, bake, slow cook, steam, stew, sous vide, roast, rice, and more. It can even make yogurt.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

This pressure cooker/air fryer combo gives the Ninja Foodi a run for its money — and its lid has a steam valve for safety. If you’re looking for a versatile piece of kitchen tech, this is it.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

The “Breezy Blossoms” version of this cheerful Instant Pot is sold out, but we like the “Vintage Floral” print better anyway. Plus, it includes the new Cake Maker program — you can make a whole cheesecake in there.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

This isn’t the cheapest the DUO60 has been, but it’s still a solid deal. It’s also still the most affordable Instant Pot model with a yogurt maker.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

Sear meat and make hot sandwiches on this very pretty griddle, which measures 13 by 8.5 inches. Plus, it’s oven safe.

Snag tons of Prime Day kitchen deals on Instant Pot, Le Creuset, and more

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Amazon Discounted Kitchen Essentials from Le Creuset, Cuisinart, and Calphalon in Honor of Prime Day

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Because many of us are spending more time at home due to the global pandemic, we’ve all had extra time to experiment with new recipes. And as we approach the holiday season, there’s a good chance we’ll all be spending even more time in the kitchen. That means that there’s no better time than right now to stock up on new gadgets to help make all that cooking and baking even easier. After all, Amazon Prime Day is your best opportunity to invest in top-of-the-line products—so many excellent kitchen essentials are currently available at shockingly low prices.

Prime Day officially started today at midnight and runs until tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. PT. Within the 48-hour time period, Amazon Prime members can shop over one million deals on just about every category on the site. If you’d like to get in on the fun (think exclusive deals and free two-day shipping) without fully committing to a membership ($119 a year), you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Whether you want to upgrade your cookware or plan to try frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year, we’ve shuffled through the thousands of Prime Day deals to find which kitchen items are worth adding to your cart.

Related: 10 of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop Right Now

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Rectangular Griddle

This cast iron griddle requires no seasoning because of its enameled coating (which also evenly distributes and retains heat). Not limited to just pancakes and eggs, it can be used to sear steaks, bake desserts, and cook vegetables. What’s more, it comes in several vibrant colors great for holiday gift exchanges.

Shop Now: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Griddle, from $89.99,

Toshiba Digital Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking

With temperatures ranging from 150 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, this toaster oven can be used to cook and bake most anything you would prepare in a regular oven. It offers enough space to bake a 12-inch pizza, cook four pounds of chicken, and toast six slices of bread.

Shop Now: Toshiba Digital Toaster Oven, from $58.49,

Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven

This best-selling Dutch oven is extremely versatile, allowing you to cook both on the stovetop and in the oven. You can broil, braise, bake, fry, and roast all your favorite recipes inside this Dutch oven, then bring the entire dish straight to the table.

Shop Now: Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven, from $49.99,

Calphalon Premier Hard-Anodized Nonstick 8-Piece Cookware Set

If you’re due for a new cookware set, look no further than this superior collection. Complete with two fry pans, a saucepan with cover, a stockpot with cover, and a deep skillet with cover, this eight-piece set has everything you need to whip up a delicious meal. Plus, each piece is made with a three-layer nonstick interior, is oven-safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Shop Now: Calphalon Premier Hard-Anodized Nonstick

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Why Your Kitchen (and Your Morning Routine) Will Benefit from an Electric Kettle

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If the prospect of that first pour over gets you out of bed in the morning or a cup of tea gives you the steam you need to power through the day, then maybe it’s time to get an electric kettle that can handle all of your hot drink needs. And once you have an electric kettle, you’ll understand that it does so much more than that: They also speed up the process of cooking foods like oatmeal and pasta, heating water in the blink of an eye. 

Why bother with an electric model when a stovetop kettle or pot of water does the job, you ask? Electric kettles automatically shut off, a safer and more convenient option than a forgotten flame or burner. Some electric kettles also turn off the kettle when the water runs dry, so you’re not in danger of an exploding vessel. 

Related: Be Your Own Barista, How to Make Coffee Drinks at Home

Form Meets Function

Take the wide-mouth Cosori electric kettle ($39.99, which uses British Strix thermostat technology to auto shut-off within 30 seconds of fully boiling and a boil-dry safety feature. Like many contemporary kettles, it elevates the look of your countertop with its borosilicate glass kettle, blue LED indicator that lets you know the water is boiling, and concealed heating element. Another sleek addition to the kitchen: The cool-touch stainless-steel Zwilling electric kettle ($79.95, with a double-walled body that keeps water hot for longer and cord storage. 

Give Me the Gooseneck

More reasons to go the electric kettle route: precision and taste. Enter the gooseneck electric kettle, which is ideal for pour overs. “A pan or a Pyrex measuring cup will not have the ability to pour at a precise rate or at a speed slow enough required for the proper extraction of the ground coffee beans,” explains Hannah Miller, senior content manager at Fellow, the company behind the Stagg EKG electric pour-over kettle (from $149.95, “Brewing coffee is like baking a cake. Sure, you can bake all your batters at 350°F, but you’re going to get quite a few burnt bottoms and gooey middles. And sure, you can brew your coffee at “about” boiling, but you’re cutting yourself short in producing the “perfect” cup of joe. The bean, roast, grind size and brew method all factor into the temperature.”

The Stagg EKG heats water quickly and keeps it hot for an hour. It has a manual temperature control for accuracy, a “brew stop watch” so you can check steeping time, and a gooseneck spout that expertly pours and replenishes water around the coffee grounds. Design-wise, it’s also no slouch, with its discreet LCD screen, sleek dial, choice of colors, from matte black to warm pink, and industrial feel. “Aesthetically, Stagg EKG is the first minimalist electric kettle of its kind that doesn’t look like a clunky spaceship control center with a million buttons,” says Miller.

Gooseneck electric kettles can also tackle tea brilliantly. The Brim

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Solano County legalized home food popups. But 6 months later, chefs still can’t sell

When Solano County approved a new California law that would legalize home-based kitchen operations in April, it seemed like Cheska Kistner’s plans to open a restaurant in her Benicia home would finally come to fruition. The measure, California’s AB 626, allows for what are known as microenterprise food businesses, which Alameda County also made inroads toward legalizing yesterday. But no Bay Area county has yet fully implemented the 2018 law, leaving entrepreneurs like Kistner in limbo.

Under AB 626, cooks can legally sell up to 30 meals a day or 60 per week from their homes when their counties opt in and they have received a permit; their annual gross sales are capped at $50,000. The law has only been implemented in one county so far, Riverside. In Alameda County, many home kitchen operations have proliferated during the pandemic without the option to get proper permitting, leading to the health department cracking down on some.

Solano County is one of the furthest along in the Bay Area, even though the coronavirus pandemic caused officials to delay in-home inspections and permitting until shelter-at-home orders are lifted. What many people thought would be a short delay has lasted six months – and counting.

For Kistner, a personal chef and caterer on and off for nearly 30 years, that means waiting to expand her business beyond the current small number of carry-out orders she makes for family, friends and clients. She would like to recreate the model of her Philippines restaurant, Bale Ku Café, which means “my house” in her local dialect and is operated out of a home. Her Asian fusion dishes — including japchae, with sweet potato noodles and ribeye steak, and ningnang manuk, a grilled chicken and rice dish — generally cost $25 and feed two to three people.

With so many suffering financially during the pandemic, proponents say there couldn’t be a better time to launch the program.

“There are people who need to work, who want to work,” says Matthew Butler, a Vallejo cook who wants to start a home restaurant business. “This would definitely be a viable option for a lot of people.”

Home kitchen entrepreneur Cheska Kistner makes food at her home in Benicia, Calif., on Monday, October 12, 2020. Kistner is among an estimated 100 entrepreneurs waiting for Solano County to finish implementing a law that would allow them to establish legal home kitchen businesses.

Butler has spent the last 10 or so years catering parties and corporate events after working at restaurants throughout Solano and Contra Costa counties. That all came to a halt once the pandemic hit. While he has found catering work with a chef friend still servicing clients, he envisions creating his own home-based restaurant called Vondi’s, in honor of his late mother, where he would sell his Mediterranean braised beef with garlic mashed potatoes and Korean-style pork chops with bok choy. The only other food options in his neighborhood are fast food and burrito trucks, and he thinks it could represent a new revenue stream, especially with his kids at home distance learning.

To Supervisor Monica Brown, it is this type of caregiver scenario that initially seemed like a perfect fit for AB 626.

“When a constituent came and brought this forward, my first

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Why the Balmuda Toaster Is a Game-Changer in My Kitchen

Sleek and minimalist in design, my Balmuda toaster has become a fixture in my home. Within minutes, croissants get warmed to buttery perfection, flaky on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside. Bagels get crisped without getting burnt and leftover pizza is revived to its original fresh-baked status. This is all due to Balmuda’s innovative steam technology, designed in Japan by Gen Terao. The key to its technology is a small teaspoon of water deposited into the toaster, where it begins to envelop around the dish, whether it’s a pastry, piece of toast, or fried chicken (I’ve honestly tried everything)—the water helps seal in moisture and flavor. 

I’ve tried many toasters over the years, as well as my fair share of toaster ovens and regular ovens. My main qualms have always been the lack of consistency in settings which prevents me from achieving the perfect “toast” each and every time (and instead comes with the risk of a burned, inedible mess). With the Balmuda, there are four easy visually-cued settings to choose from (i.e. a croissant or baguette image) as well as three oven settings, should you need the toaster to cook heftier items like lasagna. On the right side, you can select the time frame (up to 15 minutes) though most items can be warmed within just three to four minutes. Unlike traditional ovens, there’s no time wasted to “preset” either. The Balmuda heats up instantly. 

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Six months ago I moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn during the Coronavirus pandemic. When I started to decorate my new space, creating a simple, minimalist home was top of mind—I only wanted key essential items on my countertop. The Balmuda sits in a compact 8.2 inch by 14.1 inch space, and its chic white shade and simple design fit into my new apartment seamlessly. Since May, I haven’t gone a day without using it, from cooking breakfast bagels and croissants (bought in bulk from the grocery store) to turkey sandwiches in the afternoon and Italian dinners at night with garlic bread and pizza. The $329 price tag seemed steep at first, but when I look at cost per use, it feels like a worthy investment. And given my own experience, I’m quick to recommend it as a perfect wedding gift for a newlywed couple, housewarming gift, or present to give (or request!) for the upcoming holiday season.

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The best kitchen deals for Prime Day 2020

It’s Prime Day!

Amazon’s annual shopping event is finally here, allowing Prime members to score some extreme deals on a massive variety of products. The event takes place Oct. 13 and 14 and there are deals on basically every type of item you can think of.

But you are really in for a Prime Day treat if you’re specifically searching for strong kitchen and cooking deals.

With discounts on brands like Le Creuset, Cuisinart, Wüsthof and much more, serious cooks and newbies are sure to find something to help step up their cooking game.

And to help you sort through the thousands of products on sale, the New York Post helped pull out the deals highlights.

A Victorinox chef's knife

Victorinox is known for their quality, so if you’re in the market for a chef’s knife, definitely take action on this deal. Chef’s knives are known for their versatility in the kitchen and this handsome Rosewood handle with a comfortable grip will make this knife a delight to use all the time.

The 8-inch knife is about $10 off at just $37.15, typically $47.96.

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A reusable food storage bag with nectarines inside.

If you’re trying to cut down on your plastic use, these reusable storage bags can help. The kitchen can definitely be an offender for extra plastic waste, but these bags can easily become a part of any routine as they’re dishwasher and freezer friendly. For the more culinary of us, they can also be used in a sous-vide.

For Prime Day, Amazon is offering 25-30% off these Stasher bags. The pictured “stand up” bag is currently $14.99, 25% off the usual $19.99 price.

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An Instant Pot
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The Instant Pot is a Prime Day classic. The past few years, Amazon has offered steep discounts on the various models of this kitchen essential on Prime Day. This item can really do almost anything. Want to make soup? Of course it can do that. Braise meats? Yes, it can do that too. Homemade yogurt? You bet. The list goes on and on with this versatile appliance.

While typically this Instant Pot model goes for around $120, for Prime Day this year you can snag it for just $49.99. This looks to be the best discount this item has ever seen on Amazon, according to CamelCamelCamel, a useful tool which can help track pricing variations for Amazon products.

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A ten piece ceramic cookware set
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels is one of the top kitchen gear brands out there. But this quality cookware usually comes at a price. The list price for this cookware set, which features various sizes of fry pans, sauce pans and a dutch oven, comes in at $650. For Prime Day, you can upgrade your cooking game with some easy-to-use and durable ceramic pieces for $279.95, which is just over 50% off list price.

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A seven-piece travel knife set, including three knives, a sharpener, a wine opener and kitchen scissors

Wüsthof is a top name in kitchen knives. And for the chef on the go, this set is an incredible deal. This set allows you to

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