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OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker
Street Price: $200; Deal Price: $160
While not the best price we’ve seen, this $40 drop is a comparatively rare opportunity to save on this longtime coffee maker pick. We haven’t seen this price for a few months, but predictably, it’s popped back up just prior to the holiday season, when we often see deals on this model. It might drop a little more during Cyber Week, but this is a good price that spares you the wait and allows you to sip delicious coffee as you pore through other discounts.
The OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker is the top pick in our guide to the best drip coffee maker. Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz Clayton wrote, “We love the features of the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker, like its timer function and automatic pre-infusion cycle (which briefly wets the coffee before brewing for better extraction). The machine has a handsome design, with a well-made thermal carafe that pours easily and keeps coffee hot for hours. We found the coffee from the OXO a little less reliably nuanced than brews from our runner-up, the Bonavita Connoisseur. But it still makes coffee far better than the average machine, and unlike the Connoisseur, allows you to wake up to a fresh pot in the morning or pour yourself a cup while the machine is still brewing.”
Roku Streaming Stick+
Street Price: $60; Deal Price: $50
Available for just a shade under $50, the Roku Streaming Stick+ is a bargain at this price as it usually sits at $60 or more. We’ve seen some great drops for it, including some into the low and mid-$40s during Black Friday of last year, but this is an excellent price for it if you need one now. It will be back in stock 11/9, but order now to lock in this deal pricing.
The Roku Streaming Stick + is the top pick in our guide to the best media streaming devices. Chris Heinonen wrote, “The Roku Streaming Stick+ offers the widest selection of content and the best search and content selection. It supports 4K, including HDR and WCG, and has an external antenna for better Wi-Fi reception, making it worth the slight premium over the regular Streaming Stick.”
Heinonen continues, “Roku has a larger selection of content than anyone else, and it continues to grow. Finding something that Roku doesn’t support is the challenge, and when new services launch, Roku is typically among the first—if not the first—to offer support. Amazon, Google Play Movies and TV, HBO Go and Now, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Showtime, Sling TV, and Vudu are all available, along with more, and you can search across them all to find the content you’re looking for. As of May 2018, the built-in Roku Channel even offers a free 24/7 live stream of ABC News, along with additional news content from Cheddar and PeopleTV. The only major service missing is iTunes, but Apple doesn’t open that to anyone (and the new Movies Anywhere service somewhat mitigated this).”
Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener
Street Price: $130; Deal Price: $80 for Prime members
At $80 shipped for Prime members only, this is the best price we’ve seen for this electric knife sharpener. If you’re serious about sharpening your knives, this is a great option as this sharpener, despite a multitude of recent deals, still tends to go for $130 or more when not on sale.
The Chef’sChoice Trizor XV is the upgrade pick in our guide to the best knife sharpening tool. Tim Heffernan wrote, “If you’re a dedicated home chef, or if you simply demand the best possible edge that doesn’t involve messing with stones or jigs, we recommend the Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener. Cook’s Illustrated also names this professional-grade electric model as the top pick in the category, and I’ve used a similar model, the 1520, to great satisfaction on my heavy Wüsthof chef’s knife and cheap paring knives for six or seven years now. (The fact is, Chef’sChoice dominates the high-quality sharpener market.)”
Nokia 6.1 (2018)
Street Price: $230; Deal Price: $200
Down to $200 for the black finish, this is a new low price for this affordable unlocked Android phone (for use with AT&T and T-Mobile). Released at around $270, we’ve subsequently seen this phone drop to $255 and now down to around $230—this discount sees it fall another $30. We’ve seen previous deals become new street prices in the past—it’s possible that’s the case this time too, but it’s still a very low-cost option if you need a phone now.
The Nokia 6.1 (2018) is the top pick in our guide to the best budget Android phones. Ryan Whitwam wrote, “The Nokia 6.1 runs stock Android with no extraneous software, and because it’s an Android One phone, it will receive prompt software updates for at least two years after its release (so until at least May 2020). It has a sturdy, all-aluminum design, the best camera and screen we’ve seen at this price, great performance, and a bright, vibrant screen. Its camera and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor are both fast, and the phone includes an NFC sensor for contactless payments. Its 1080p screen is brighter and more vibrant than those of other phones in this price range—although the 16:9 aspect ratio makes the device a bit wider and boxier in the hand. Like most budget phones, the Nokia 6.1 doesn’t take great pictures in low light, though it’s better than other cheap phones in that regard.”
Echo Plus – (Previous Gen, Refurbished)
Street Price: $115; Deal Price: $80 for Prime members
If you’re a Prime member looking for a smart home speaker/hub to control via voice commands and Alexa and don’t need the latest and greatest (or just like the way the old Plus looks compared to the new one), this is a nice deal on this refurbished version. Previous refurb deals have been more expensive ($88 last time, $100 or more before that), so this is a pretty substantial drop for someone looking to expand their Alexa smart home control on the cheap.
The Echo Plus is the current smarter Echo pick in our guide to Amazon’s line of Alexa smart speakers. Grant Clauser wrote, “If smart-home control dominates your list of reasons for wanting an Echo, the Plus might be your best choice. It’s bigger than the current generation Echo and looks identical to the original (except it’s also available in silver). Its main difference from the standard Echo is the inclusion of Zigbee, a popular wireless system for controlling smart-home devices and that can be found in many smart-home hubs. Building Zigbee into an Echo means you can connect Zigbee accessories, including some smart bulbs, outlet plugs, and door locks without any additional hub.”
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Taste The Coffee 2019