Sur La Table Is Offering Big Savings on Bob Kramer Knives, Le Creuset Cookware, and More

Le Creuset/Sur la Table
Le Creuset/Sur la Table

Since the first store opened in 1972, Sur La Table has become known for its vast selection of high-quality kitchen products. And if your kitchen is in need of an update, then you’re in luck, because the retailer is offering up to 60 percent off Le Creuset products, KitchenAid mixers, Bob Kramer knives, and many more essentials.

These incredible deals won't last forever, so be sure to head over to Sur La Table's website to check out all the savings.

Knives

- 8-Inch Bob Kramer Stainless Damascus Chef’s Knife $350 (Save $110)
- 10-Inch Bob Kramer Stainless Damascus Bread Knife $320 (Save $180)
- Set of Four Bob Kramer Stainless Damascus Steak Knives $744 (Save $186)
- Three Rösle Cheese Knives $50 (Save $49)
- 8-Inch Zwilling J.A. Henckels Gourmet Chef’s Knife $50 (Save $50)
- 4-Inch Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Paring Knife $20 (Save $12)

Baking

Heart Crovottes
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- Three-Piece USA Pan Bakeware Set $40 (Save $10)
- Three-Piece La Marque 84 Stoneware Baker Set with Lids $50 (Save $20)
- Three-Piece Staub Ceramic Stoneware Set $100 (Save $115)
- Staub Mini-Heart Ceramic Crocottes $60 (Save $55)

Dutch Ovens, Cocottes, and Braisers

- 2.25-Quart Le Creuset Signature Braiser $180 (Save $70)
- Staub le Grande Oven With Lid $230 (Save $234)
- 18-Ounce Le Creuset Heritage Cocotte $30 (Save $11)
- 3.5-Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven $200 (Save $170)

Pots and Pans

Pots and pans set
Greenpan/Sur la Table

- Three-Piece Greenpan Craft Cookware Set $400 (Save $586)
- Three-Quart Windsor Pan $100 (Save $100)
- Scanpan Braiser with Lid and Fry Basket $200 ($149)
- 12-Inch Scanpan Wok $100 (Save $100)
- Two Scanpan Skillets $100 (Save $114)

Coffee and Tea Essentials

- illy Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine $100 ($50)
- Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle $50 (Save $20)
- Nespresso Espresso Machine with Aeroccino3 Frother $209 (Save $91)

Mixers, Blenders, and Air Fryers

- Healthyfry Air Fryer $90 (Save $60)
- Five-Quart KitchenAid Blender $300 (Save $80)
- Five-Quart KitchenAid Mixer $350–$430 (Regularly $560)

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University of California and McMaster University Are Offering Their Learning How to Learn Course Online for Free

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Deagreez/iStock via Getty Images Plus

If you've ever stayed up late cramming information the night before an exam, it probably didn't go well. Or maybe you tried doing the right thing by spending days or even months studying a subject, only to realize you weren't retaining the information. These failed attempts may have you believe you're just not cut out for the subject matter, but that's not always true. In the course Learning How to Learn from Coursera, you can understand what it takes to truly understand new information, as well as the key strategies and habits you can employ to make it all stick.

Learning How to Learn is taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley, a Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University, along with Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, who holds the Francis Crick Chair at the Salk Institute and is a professor at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout the weeks, they’ll teach you how to combat procrastination, how our brains process information, and the importance of breaking up new material into bite-sized chunks. You’ll also cover how taking breaks, getting sleep, and exercising are just as important as studying when it comes to learning something new.

According to Coursera, to finish the class in the typical four-week time, most students devote about three hours a week to the online videos, readings, quizzes, and coursework. There’s also no need to cram—which you’ll learn is not an effective learning tool—as this course is self-paced.

The course itself is free, but if you want a certificate of completion to share on your LinkedIn and resume, it will cost $49. Signing up for the certificate also gives you access to graded assignments, whereas the free version only allows you to read the course material.

You can also check out more free classes offered by Ivy League colleges by heading here.

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9 of Amazon’s Best Kitchen Knives

Wüsthof/Amazon
Wüsthof/Amazon

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting to build up your home kitchen, a dependable knife set is absolutely essential. But there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to kitchen knives and chef knives. So, to make things easier for you, we looked at some of the top-selling knives on Amazon with the highest user ratings (at least 900 reviews each) and came up with a list of the best options available. You can check them out below.

1. 15-Piece Cuisinart Knife Set (4.6 Stars); $45

A Cuisinart knife set.
Cuisinart/Amazon

Cuisinart has been making quality kitchen products for decades, and this knife set offers 12 stainless-steel blades that are perfect for slicing and chopping the ingredients of any dish you happen to be cooking up. In this package, you'll also get sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a holding block.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Home Hero Set of Seven (4.6 Stars); $27

A Home Hero knife set.
Home Hero/Amazon

Inside this versatile set, you'll find a chef knife, carving knife, bread knife, utility knife, and a paring knife. Along with the five stainless-steel blades, there's also a finger guard and sharpener, so you can keep your utensils ready to go at all times.

Buy it: Amazon

3. McCook 14-Piece Set (4.7 Stars); $53

McCook Knife set.
McCook/Amazon

Made with high-carbon stainless steel, this knife set is built to last. The knives have an easy-to-grip handle that’s comfortable to hold, while the blades are built to cut through just about anything. And when they do get dull, there’s a sharpener built into the wooden stand.

Buy it: Amazon

4. AmazonBasics Eight-Piece Steak Knife Set (4.4 Stars); $22

A set of steak knives from Amazon.
Amazon

This set of simple yet dependable knives is what you'll want to have on hand to get you through barbecue season. Each one is made from a single piece of stain-resistant steel, and according to Amazon, you won’t need to worry about sharpening the micro-serrated part of the blade.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Set of Four Dalstrong Knives (4.7 Stars); $90

A set of steak knives.
Dalstrong/Amazon

After you cook your perfect steak, make sure you have the proper tools to enjoy it with. Dalstrong’s knives are made from high-carbon German steel and will stay sharp long after their first use.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Mercer Culinary Genesis Steak Knife, Serrated Edge (4.8 Stars); $14

A knife from Mercer Culinary.
Mercer Culinary/Amazon

Mercer Culinary makes knives for professional chefs and home cooks alike. Its santoprene handle allows for a comfortable grip, while its carbon-forged steel blade is rust-resistant.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Wüsthof Eight-Inch Chef’s Knife (4.8 Stars); $165

A knife from Wüsthof.
Wüsthof/Amazon

Wüsthof has been making knives for over 200 years, and this sturdy chef's knife can be put through the wringer without worrying about quick wear and tear.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Utopia Kitchen 8-Inch Chef Knife (4.4 Stars); $9

A chef's knife from Utopia Kitchen.
Utopia Kitchen/Amazon

This rust-resistant stainless-steel knife is one you’ll want to have on hand. It's built to cut through large food items but you can also use it to mince or finely chop smaller ones. And with such a low price point, it's great to pick up if you're just looking to practice the basics before moving on to something more advanced.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Victorinox 10-Inch Swiss Classic Chef’s Knife (4.8 Stars); $40

A Victorinox knife.
Victorinox/Amazon

Victorinox has been around for over 130 years, and their versatile chef’s knife lets you put your slicing and dicing skills to the test. It has a tapered edge which allows you to get the perfect angle, while its razor-sharp blade can cut through pretty much anything a recipe might throw your way.

Buy it: Amazon

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