Bon Appétit regularly finds deals on useful kitchen tools. I will call these items tools and not gadgets. Because a gadget is junky and will break before you know it. Tools you use for a long time before they wear out or break.

From this article, here are 3 out of 4 deals that I recommend and would buy if needed:

The golden retriever plate? Maybe if I had a goldie ?

I’m not sure how long these deals will last so if you are on the market for any of these items, get them while they are hot!

Aldi Ambiano Mixer

If you aren’t willing to shell out $300+ on a KitchenAid mixer, Aldi just launched a $60 alternative.

The Ambiano Classic stand mixer comes with a whisk, blade and dough hook, plus a detachable spatter screen.

The Kitchn put one of these mixers through its paces.

Their verdict? Pass.

It did well with cookie dough, bread dough and whipped cream. Not so great on egg white meringue.

If you want one of these mixers, you better get one fast. Aldi’s limited-time items don’t last very long on their shelves.

Happy baking!

Here are all the recipes from my Pretzel & Pizza Bootcamp. Just click the links to open a PDF.

Pretzel Recipe Packet

Pizza Dough

Homemade Mozzarella

Homemade Tomato Sauce (plus bonus Chicken Parm recipe!)

Video about how to make homemade mozzarella cheese (from the recipe I used in class).

Last, I got all the pretzel recipes from the book Pretzel Making at Home. If you want your own copy, with lots more recipes, it’s super-cheap on Amazon!