"What is this wonderful appliance?" you may ask (or not). This Calphalon puff pancake pan is a very niche product, the definition of something you didn't think you'd need. People normally make pancakes, not pancake puffs, but family or guests will enjoy a new take on breakfast. Cooking.com currently has this pan available for $27, which is $31 off the list price. Supplies are limited, so if you're interested, you'll have to act fast.
We've talked about waffle makers before, and for good reason: Waffles are delicious. The Krups model on sale at BuyDig promises to make four belgian waffle slices in four minutes, something we're taking on pure faith at the moment. This deal prices the waffle maker at $42 and includes free shipping with purchase.
This snow cone maker designed by Nostalgia Electrics combines retro style with a timeless treat. It turns ice cubes from the freezer into shaved ice, and includes a built-in shelf for holding cones. You even get a recipe to help you come up with some creative new flavors. Amazon has the mini-cart on sale for $29, down from $84. Amazon Prime subscribers also get free two-day shipping.
Compact refrigerators and dry erase boards are two college staples and this mini fridge from Igloo combines them into one! With the front door doubling as an eraser board, this 3.0 cubic foot is great for any place where you store food and need to leave messages or set reminders. Walmart has it on sale for $84 with free shipping or free in-store pickup.
Alcohol is common at parties, and sometimes having a lot of loose bottles lying around can get in the way. A kegerator like this one from Edgestar may be a little expensive at $549, but it makes serving cold draft beer easy and organized. It can even reach temperatures down into the 30s if you like your beer extra chilly. Home brewers, take note! This deal through CompactAppliance includes free shipping.
Summer is almost over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop eating ice cream. A Cuisinart ice cream maker—like this one on sale at Amazon—can also make a quart and a half of frozen yogurt and sorbets in 20 minutes or less, according to the product description. You can purchase it in eight different colors for $56 with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime. With some places charging up to $10 per serving, this is a steal.
After you've made all of your specialty foods, you'll need some way to store them. No matter how hard you try, though, squeezing the air out of a plastic freezer bag is an imperfect solution. The FoodSaver vacuum sealer preserves food by double sealing specially designed bags after sucking out all the excess air and moisture. The product description claims that it keeps food fresh up to five times longer—an impressive claim that we can't verify just yet—and saves counter space with its vertically oriented design. This deal through Amazon takes $20 off the list price and includes free shipping.
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Carli writes for the Deals blog at Reviewed.com, and has become a professional at researching the web for the best deals on electronics. She graduated in 2012 from Northeastern University with a degree in English. She enjoys writing about technology, and is a video game freelance writer on the side with too many games in her backlog.
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