Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday has arrived at Leite’s Culinaria! And many of our favorite items are on serious sale. Including cookware sets, smart ovens, Ninja blenders, Roombas, and more.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet With Assist Handle with silicone handle cover.

Brutally tough and beautifully crafted

Seasoned and ready to use, this 10.25-inch skillet is an essential kitchen tool. The assist handle (or, in plain terms, the secondary) makes it a cinch to maneuver in and out of the oven without drama.

Lodge Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Assist Handle, $15 (originally $17) on


T-fal Non-stick Cookware Set 2

Hot stuff

Take the guesswork out of stovetop cooking with Thermospot technology, which ensures that you’ll always know when you’ve reached the perfect temp, which is more than we can say for your tired old pots from college.

T-Fal Professional Cookware Set, $140 (originally $170) on


Wusthof Chef Knife

Sharpest knife in the drawer

Whether you’re outfitting your kitchen for the first time or you’ve got more dinners than you can recall in your repertoire, you need decent knives. Wusthof, with its full tang and precision craftmanship, is a classic for a reason. And these are far, far better than decent. Get chopping.

Wusthof Classic Chef Knife, $99 on


Ninja Air Fryer with rack

The samurai of fries

Air fryers are the trend of the moment and for good reason—crisp food, less mess, and no greasy fingers. Cooking, crisping, and dehydrating all in one. Imagine the possibilities. And at 75% less fat, natch.

Ninja Air Fryer, $100 (originally $130) on


Instant Pot Duo Mini

Instant Pot on steroids

It’s hard to think of something that an Instant Pot can’t do in the kitchen. This version is essentially nine appliances in one, including a slow cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker, and steamer. With cooking times of up to 70% faster, think of all the things you’ll finally have time to do in the kitchen! Including actually get out of the kitchen. If it did dishes, we’d probably marry it.

Instant Pot Duo Mini, $80 (originally $100) on


Nespresso Vertuo Espresso Maker with green and gold pods

The Clooney of coffee makers

Sometimes all you want is a smooth dark coffee with a whisper of silky crema floating on top. Sometimes you don’t really want to put all that hard work into making it. With the push of a button on this beauty, you’ll be consistently rewarded with an exceptional cup of coffee. And you won’t even break a sweat.

Nespresso Vertuo Espresso Machine, $111 (originally $130) on


Roomba Robot Vacuum with iPhone

Roomba redux

Robotic vacuums have come a long way. They’re quieter, more powerful, programmable, voice-activated, and gearing up to take over one of our least-liked chores. This new generation is the nemesis of pet hair. Speaking of, how many cats do you think can ride on this at once?!

iRobot Roomba Vacuum, $250 (originally $380) on


Le Creuset Utensil Crock Caribbean

Dreamy and durable

Keep your most-used utensils within easy reach and out of that overloaded drawer. This crock is incredibly good at its job and is admirably dreamy to look at. Made from durable and chip-resistant stoneware, it can even be tossed in the dishwasher when it gets splattered with batter.

Le Creuset Utensil Crock, $50 (originally $80) on


Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Matching set

There’s something to be said for having a matching 17-piece stainless steel set. Fashionable, to be certain. And functional, too, in terms of Cuisinart quality, including stay-cool handles and a dishwasher-safe finish.

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Set, $200 (originally $670) on


Le Creuset Sauteuse

Rustic cooking gets refined

‘Tis the season to start thinking about long braises and robust roasts. A heavyweight enamel pot will get you there with ease and style to spare. We also have it on good authority that it’s perfect for making seriously good cinnamon rolls.

Le Creuset 3.5 quart Sauteuse, $180 (originally $300) on


Cuisinart Food Processor

Multifunctional multitasking

We have a special place in our hearts—and on our kitchen counters—for appliances that are multifunctional. Means more counter space for, you know, food and wine. This extra-capacity food processor makes quick work just about anything, whether salsas, soups, even bread dough.

Cuisinart Food Processor, $80 (originally $185) on


Red Staub Round Cocotte

Adorable and adored

Expect exceptional performance from this brilliant little cocotte that’s perfectly sized for meals for two and transfers easily and elegantly from oven to table. May we suggest starting with a luscious eggplant shakshuka or our much-lauded no-knead bread?

Staub Round Cocotte, $100 (originally $430) at Sur La Table

Breville Smart Oven Pro- side shot

Now that’s a smart oven

The Breville smart oven does almost everything a regular oven does but preheats faster, turns off automatically, and doesn’t heat up the kitchen like your old oven.

Breville Smart Oven Pro, $224 (originally $280) at Breville


All products featured on Leite’s Culinaria are independently selected by our staff.


  1. Hi Jenny – I also grew up in Northern Ontario in small towns (the Tri-towns, Kirkland Lake and North Bay) and can totally relate to a limited variety of food choices and very little food diversity while I was growing up I also pursued a food related career and taught high school cooking/nutrition.

    1. Thanks for reaching out. It’s always a delight to hear from someone nearby! Fortunately, as time passes, I’ve noticed an increase in the variety of food choices available up north. And… with the internet, now we can get nearly everything we need, right?

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