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Walmart Early Deals and Ads USA, LLC The Walmart ad for BF has been sighted! And this weekend a few of the items are on sale early (just as with the Best Buy post below). I noticed that the KichenAid mixer is $199 at both Walmart and BB. There are tvs, xbox consoles and phones on sale. The Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is on sale for $79 as it was last year.

If I see anything of particular note, I’ll add it to this post. If you tell me what you are looking for, I’ll also try to post when I see a good deal!

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Posted: November 9, 2017


  1. I was going to ask about the difference between a pressure cooker and an instant pot. It seemed to me they were the same thing. So, if the pressure cooker is electric, it’s actually an instant pot. In that case, I’ve had an instant pot for about three years now. I do miss my stove top pressure cooker. It’s much more efficient than the electric one.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 9, 2017 @ 11:09 am

  2. The instant pots are reputed to be a bit safer and they have timers. I have a stove pressure cooker–it’s really too small and no timer. But I paid 7.50 at GW. The cheapest Instant Pot I’ve seen was 69 a few years ago. They’re 79 now when they are on sale. I cook a lot, but I already have a rice maker (which is another form of pressure cooking.) I can’t justify spending 80 dollars for an instant pot. Or 200 for a KitchenAid. Y’all know how much time I am in the kitchen. If I bought every kitchen gadget that caught my attention, I wouldn’t be able to afford to COOK!!! Example: Check out this soap mold. IT’S SO CUTE!!! But it’s ONE mold. That’s ONE bar of soap! I usually buy the trays for that price so I can make 6 bars. There are all kinds of cute things like that out there for soap. I have to restrain myself.

    Comment by Maria — November 9, 2017 @ 11:18 am

  3. My pressure cooker has a timer. I don’t know if it does rice, but my stove top one did. As soon as the pressure thingie starts dancing, it goes under the faucet to reduce the pressure and lo … the rice is done to perfection.

    I had an 8 quart electric pressure cooker and it went bad after I used it twice. Searching on the Internet, I discovered that brand had a horrible rep. I never found another 8 quart.

    I only use it for medium sized batches. Anything else, I use the crock pot.

    I had a Kitchen Aid. Mom’s old one. I just don’t need it so I gave it to my neighbor.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 9, 2017 @ 12:57 pm

  4. According to the BF ad at walmart, this instant pot will be on sale on Thurs and Friday (of BF repute) for $49. It’s the smallest one they make, I believe.

    and here is the 8 quart one.

    Comment by Maria — November 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

  5. I have a hand held Kitchen Aid Mixer because I was not going to pay $$$$ that the big one costs plus there is a space issue. I have enough appliances and to be honest those big ones are too heavy to lift unless you leave it on the counter and I don’t have that kind of space plus don’t like a lot of stuff on counter. My hand held is at least 15 years old and I do cook a lot so it is fine. I did have a rice cooker but my granddaughter wanted one so gave it to her I do fine with rice cooking it the old fashion way but the cooker was nice. I have an immersion blender I love and use it a lot with soup. My GD did buy herself an instant pot and really likes it but she doesn’t really cook too much. I still will watch the sales. Oh I do think that soap mold is really cute. Did you ever just make square bars or are they a pain. I would be happy with squares if you made them, I will be putting an order in soon.

    Comment by tibet — November 9, 2017 @ 2:36 pm

  6. The weight and space issue (and cost) are reasons I don’t own a kitchenaide! I need to get a immersion blender. I often have a chance to use one.

    My hand mixer is at least 15 … it’s got to be 25 or 30 years old. We’ve had it since before we moved to the Austin area!

    I don’t have a good square shape. I bought 3 rectangles, but the silicone isn’t all that stiff on the long side–so it bellows out and the rectangle looks like it overate turkey dinners for a while…so I don’t sell that shape right now. I have the ovals and then a flat on both sides oval. I have hearts (which are nice small bars and make nice gifts). I got rid of the little trees because, while very cute, people didn’t like the pointed ends! I do have the bear shape, which people love. I’m always on the lookout and I find a lot of shapes I like, but many of them are sold as one unit. I’ll buy those when I find them at the dollar store, but since I need four to six per batch, just being able to make one at a time doesn’t work too well!

    Just let me know what you need and when, Tibet! I just ordered more bottles for the shampoo and lotions!

    Comment by Maria — November 9, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

  7. Unfortunately, my hand mixer which I’d only had for a couple of years, started spitting out black stuff. I just bought a new Black & Decker.

    I needed it to test the overnight cookie recipe. Boy, did I forget how long it takes to whip meringue. I sure could have used a stand mixer that day.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 9, 2017 @ 3:42 pm

  8. My Dad asked me once why I don’t make lemon meringue pie…

    Comment by Maria — November 9, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

  9. Make the lemon part and then give him some whipped cream.

    I used to make lemon meringue and key lime with meringue, but not anymore.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 9, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

  10. Check out these stand mixers. At those prices, I’m tempted. And some of them only weigh 5-6 lbs.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 9, 2017 @ 8:48 pm

  11. Oh, there are some nice ones! I like this one:

    I am not sure if the bowl is big enough. I have to go look at what size I use–I have some very large ones. I like the idea of stainless. I mostly use pyrex now. I wonder if it comes with a lid.

    Comment by Maria — November 10, 2017 @ 8:08 am

  12. Oh, the temptation! Let’s see, have I bought my Christmas present? No. Oooh, and I didn’t even buy myself a birthday present. That should cover it.

    I’m a little concerned about the weight. Nearly 12 lbs, although a petite senior lady (her own description) said she could lift it from the bottom cabinet to her countertop. Methinks the petite senior lady works out!

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 10, 2017 @ 8:37 am

  13. Walmart carries them also and has the 4.5 quart, larger 400 watt motor, weighs 10 lbs. (amazon is out of stock on this one):*Rz*soY0y8&mid=2149&

    Comment by Maria — November 10, 2017 @ 9:02 am

  14. I couldn’t find the one you were talking about. You linked the whole page. I ended up with #63390. It weighs 10 lbs, has a spatter shield, but the lower speed motor. If you can link the actual item, I can always cancel my order if I like yours better.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 10, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

  15. It’s the more expensive one–and I got the weight listing off Amazon (even though they say they are out of them).*Rz*soY0y8&mid=2149&

    Comment by Maria — November 10, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

  16. I got the one for $89. It’s not as heavy duty as the one you picked, but I suspect I won’t use it nearly as much as you will use yours.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 10, 2017 @ 4:29 pm

  17. A very sensible choice! I am certain it can handle meringue. What time should be over? I can bring some myers lemons from my tree!!!

    Comment by Maria — November 10, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

  18. Meringue cookies with walnuts first. GD was here today and she ate two of the choco chip ones and loved them.

    It’s going to be a pleasure to make them.

    Comment by Margaret Lake — November 10, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

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