Lee shorts, five-ply cookware, and cheap packing cubes kick off Tuesday’s best deals.

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Anyone who enjoys cooking should invest in pots and pans that will perform well and last a long time, and today’s Amazon Gold Box offers a chance to upgrade your entire collection.

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Every pot and pan in this 10-piece Calphalon AccuCore collection is five-ply, meaning they combine the properties of multiple metals to create a superior cooking experience. The exteriors of the pans are made of brushed stainless steel, which is durable, attractive, and induction-friendly. Inside, two layers of aluminum facilitate rapid heating, and a copper core in the center helps to distribute the heat evenly throughout.

$350 gets you two skillets, two sauce pans, a sauté pan, and a stock pot, which should cover just about any recipe you need to tackle. Buying them separately would set you back nearly $600, so if you like to cook, this really is a deal worth investing in. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out.


Vantrue R2 Dash Cam, $100 with code 9IJGN585

Vantrue’s R2 dash cam was The Wirecutter’s runner-up pick, and you can save a whopping $55 on yours today with promo code 9IJGN585, bringing the price down to $100.

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The R2 can shoot at resolutions exceeding standard 1080p (2560x1080 or 2304x1296), and its 170 degree field of view means you’ll never miss a license plate, crash, or meteorite. This deal is easily the best we’ve seen on this model, but we don’t expect it to last long.


It’s hot outside again, which means it’s time to break out the shorts! If you need some new options for your wardrobe, Amazon’s discounting dozens of Lee shorts, capris, skirts, and other garments that leave parts of your leg exposed to just $19-$26. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.


Packing cubes can make organizing clothes and toiletries for your next trip a little less hellish, and this highly-rated set of four from AmazonBasics is only $20 today. That’s $5 less than usual, and an all-time low. I actually just bought a set of these, and I absolutely love them.


If you still haven’t picked up Audio-Technica’s coveted ATH-M50x headphones, BuyDig’s eBay store will sell you a pair for $99 today, complete with a $30 VUDU credit and three months of Rhapsody. Even without the toss-ins, that’s one of the best deals we’ve ever seen.


Like the look of Apple’s Milanese Loop watch straps, but don’t want to spend $150 or more? These third party alternatives (okay, knock-offs) cost about 90% less, but look basically identical.


Sony’s Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera is a worthy successor to the groundbreaking NEX-7, and Amazon’s marked it down to $598 with a kit lens today, their best deal since last holiday season.

The a6000 is ridiculously fast, can be crammed into a coat pocket with the right lens in a pinch, and features a gorgeous OLED viewfinder with 100% coverage. If you want to see some hands on impressions and sample shots, be sure to check out Gizmodo’s review.


In case you missed out on last week’s similar deal, here’s a chance to upgrade your existing power outlets with built-in USB charging ports for $18 each. These receptacles have proven very popular with readers in the past, even at higher prices, so be sure to secure a few before Amazon sells out.


Dorco, the best deal in razor blades and supplier of Dollar Shave Club, is taking 30% off all cartridge packs this week with promo code carts30now, plus free shipping.

Just to give you an example of how good this deal is, that promo code will net you 24 Pace 4 cartridges for about $20. These are the exact same cartridges, and work with the same handle, as Dollar Shave Club’s “4X” razor. But with Dollar Shave Club, you’d pay $36 over six months to receive the same number of blades. Even if you had to buy a handle from Dorco (which comes with two extra cartridges), you’d still come out way ahead.


Before heading out for your next tailgate or picnic, be sure to pick up this table top charcoal grill for an all-time low $52. This char-griller’s 250 square inch cooking surface is sufficient for most small get-togethers, and it’ll even connect to an existing Char-Griller to act as a fireside box for smoking meats.


Anker PowerPort 4, $20. Black: use code L7PU4JGO | White: use code QAAUTP8Q

Anker, purveyor of your favorite battery packs, Bluetooth earbuds, speakers, and more, is taking $6 off their PowerPort 4 USB charger today with promo code L7PU4JGO (black model) or QAAUTP8Q (white model). Featuring a foldable plug, 100-240 volt support, and 40W shared between four PowerIQ ports, this is an ideal USB charger for frequent travelers.


Humble’s taking a week off from PC gaming, and settings its sights on Nintendo. This week’s bundle includes eight (so far) games for the Wii U and 3DS, including Retro City Rampage, Darksiders II, and Citizens of Earth, just for starters.

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As usual, you can pay what you want for this bundle, and a portion of the proceeds go to charity, but certain titles are locked behind a paywall.


Update: Sold out at $10

This $10 Thermos bottle includes a rotating ring on the lid to help you track your water intake, making this the perfect bottle to keep with you at the office. The deal is only available on the blue model, but this is the best price Amazon’s ever listed.


Ohuhu Lawn Aerator Shoe Spikes, $20 with code U5N8VYT4

Aeration is an important part of any healthy lawn, and these strap-on shoe spikes make it easy (and cheap). Also great for scaling The Wall to infiltrate Westeros!


Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model is marked down to $11 today on Amazon, an all-time low.

Obviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is are away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable like this should get the job done.


Poweradd Pilot 2GS, $9 with code USJLUHMI | KMASHI 15,000mAh Power Bank, $13 with code KMAS1991

USB battery packs rarely dip below $1-per-1000mAh, but today, you’ve got two options under that threshold, including one of our best sellers.


Now that it’s nice outside, it might be time to take advantage of this Yukon Outfitters hammock sale, today only on Woot.

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Off the bat we should note that these are camping hammocks, meaning they don’t include a stand, and they’re made of lightweight parachute nylon instead of cotton. That said, as long as you can find two trees close together and a cheap set of tree straps, they should get the job done.


Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and if you haven’t gotten a gift yet, Amazon’s discounting several Anne Klein watches to $40-$60, today only. They won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it’s certainly an option if you don’t have any better ideas.


When it comes time to upgrade to 4K, you might as well take the opportunity to upgrade your TV’s size as well. This 65" Panasonic is marked down to $999 today, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any 4K TV of that size.


SMS Audio Street by 50 Cent Headphones, $40. Multiple colors available.

50 Cent’s answer to Beats is marked down to an all-time low $40 today on Amazon, in a variety of colors. In addition to great reviews, the SMS Audio Street headphones feature 40mm drivers, a detachable cable, and a foldable design for easy storage. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out.


If you can hold your nose and tolerate a refurb, you can score an Xbox One, a Kinect, and five games for just $279 today. Kinect is basically dead from a gaming perspective, but it’s still nice to have for pausing videos and saving in-game DVR recordings.

h/t Mike


If you’re still listening to any of your TVs through their built-in speakers, here’s an easy fix for $69, as long as you don’t mind buying a refurb.

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This Vizio Sound Stand pumps out up to 95 dB of crisp stereo sound, which needless to say is a lot louder than your TV’s build in speakers. Plus, you won’t even need to find a place to put it, because your TV sits right on top. This might not be ideal for your main home theater setup (personally, we’d recommend this 5.1 channel Vizio system), but it’s a perfect little integrated system for your other TVs around the house.


For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 25% off select baking items when you check out with Subscribe & Save. The catch is that you’ll have to buy most items in bulk, but your options include Jello-O, peanuts, taco seasoning, and a lot more, so be sure to check out the full list.

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You’ll need to purchase your items through Subscribe & Save for the deal to work, and you won’t see the 25% discount until checkout. After you receive your first shipment, you can always cancel the subscription if you don’t want to receive it again.


Burt’s Bees Classics Set, $21 after 15% coupon

Burt’s Bees makes your favorite lip balm, but this classics kit also includes hand salve, hand repair cream, foot cream, and more, and Amazon’s taking an extra 15% off today when you clip the coupon on the product page. It even comes with in a giftable tin, so you’ll feel extra special when you give it to yourself.



If you don’t own a pressure cooker, today’s a great day to fix that. Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-LUX60 all the way down to $79, within a few bucks of the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing, note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, you can also use the Instant Pot as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more.


If your nearest movie theater is run by AMC or Regal, these discounted gift cards will save you 20% on your next outing. When popcorn costs $8, every buck you can save helps.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of eBay’s discounted gift cards, including Legal Sea Foods, Petco, IHOP, and more.


For a limited time, Amazon’s offering great deals on Anova’s excellent sous vide circulators. $159 gets you the older Bluetooth model (normally $179), or you can opt for the new Bluetooth + Wi-Fi model for $169, an all-time low. Both will cook the most tender and flavorful meats you’ve ever tried, the only real difference is how far away you can control them with your smartphone.

Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous-vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal your food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisely heated water over a fairly long period of time. Here are some advantages to this process from Lifehacker’s guide:

  • Cooking sous-vide results in evenly-cooked meat and fish.
  • Cooking sous-vide gives you specific control over the final temperature of the meat, avoiding overdone, dried-out food.
  • You can hold foods cooked sous-vide at their specified temperature for long periods of time without damaging the texture or quality of the dish, making it an ideal cooking method for holiday dinners or meals with multiple components and side-dishes.
  • Bacterial or other contamination is largely not an issue with sous-vide cooking. While you may be cooking up to minimum safe temperatures, the length of time you’re holding the food at its safe temperature will pasteurize your meat and ensure the safety of your food, meaning “safe” meat doesn’t have to equal “dry” or “not pink” meat any longer. Still, keep your meat thermometer handy, and test before serving. Remember, sous-vide lets you hold food at temp for long periods without diminishing the quality of the food, so if it’s undercooked, you can seal the bag and put it back in.
  • Sous-vide cooking is by nature a repeatable process. Set the temperature, set the timer, and walk away. You will wind up with perfectly cooked food every time you do it.

I got the Bluetooth model as a gift a few months ago, and I can’t say enough good things about it. In fact, I might just use it to make scrambled eggs this morning.

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