enable my kitchenware addiction
March 6, 2019 3:49 PM   Subscribe

is there a site that's like Ross for kitchenware? Like... HEAVILY discounted clearance stuff that's reasonably good quality?

I love kitchen stuff. I want all the things. I want pretty glass salad plates with peacocks on them , and adorable custard ramekins, and I'm chafing right now because I don't have a real tagine, and IT BOTHERS ME.

If I were to buy all the things I want at retail, I would have no money left for food to put in them, you know what I'm saying.

I know about ebay. I've bought one or two things there with mixed results. The shipping adds way up.

Are there any other sites where stuff like this winds up on clearance, where I can browse and bargain-hunt?
posted by fingersandtoes to Shopping (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
nb I'm totally fine with secondhand.
posted by fingersandtoes at 4:01 PM on March 6, 2019


Does somewhere like Wayfair fit what you're looking for? Not everything is clearance prices, but a lot regularly is. Here's the tagines available on Wayfair at the moment, some high-end brand names, what's discounted is somewhere in the ~25-40% off range.
posted by Pandora Kouti at 4:07 PM on March 6, 2019


hahaha. No, I mean like Ross prices.

*leers lasciviously at $300 wayfair tagines*
posted by fingersandtoes at 4:10 PM on March 6, 2019 [1 favorite]


I've always found some REALLY cute housewares at TJ Maxx (and check Marshalls.) That includes an adorable cactus print cup and colored top hinge jars that I keep tea supplies in.
posted by Crystalinne at 4:11 PM on March 6, 2019 [4 favorites]


Ah, in that case, I'll be following to see if anyone has any online recommendations. I've gotten plenty of deep discount kitchen stuff at Ross, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Marshall's, and similar places in the past, but *only* in person, not online.
posted by Pandora Kouti at 4:14 PM on March 6, 2019


Ikea has a lot of great kitchenware and dishes at really low prices.

But this is literally what I use ebay for. And I'm not above emailing the sellers and bargaining for things when the shipping price is higher than I like...
posted by Mchelly at 4:15 PM on March 6, 2019


Lots of stuff like that ends up in my local buy/sell groups on Facebook. YMMV, of course, but might be worth seeking out your local ones and keeping an eye on what shows up.
posted by brainmouse at 4:17 PM on March 6, 2019


Have you checked out restaurant supply houses in your area? They tend to lean less toward super-cute but you can totally satisfy an itch to have a dozen ramekins for hardly any money.
posted by BlahLaLa at 4:32 PM on March 6, 2019 [4 favorites]


I have found Calphalon pots, enameled cast iron Cuisinart pots, and Trident knives for very low prices at Marshall's, but it's very hit or miss. Maybe one out of 5 visits will yield something worth purchasing, but the reward of the occasional find keeps me coming.
posted by citygirl at 4:33 PM on March 6, 2019 [2 favorites]


I don’t know if they sell online - I’ve only ever seen the stores - but there’s a chain called Tuesday Morning that is exactly what you’re looking for: Ross for home goods.
posted by okayokayigive at 4:56 PM on March 6, 2019 [3 favorites]


You could also try Freecycle. Someone will have a tagine given as a gift they'll never use and they just need someone to ask for it in order to give it away.

I've also heard that thrift stores are benefitting from the Marie Kondo effect where people are decluttering like mad. Check out the thrift stores in more upmarket areas for good quality items.

Sign up for Aldi's weekly email newsletters. I bought my enamelled cast-iron Dutch Oven from Aldi years ago and it's been fabulous. It's not a regular stock item but comes up from time to time, which is why you need the newsletter so you can see when it's going to be on sale.
posted by essexjan at 5:03 PM on March 6, 2019 [1 favorite]


I bought my enamelled cast-iron Dutch Oven from Aldi years ago and it's been fabulous. It's not a regular stock item but comes up from time to time, which is why you need the newsletter so you can see when it's going to be on sale.

YMMV, but the small enameled dutch oven was in my store's ad this week for $25.

World Market often has cute plates & things on clearance, especially right after holidays & seasonal changes.
posted by belladonna at 6:20 PM on March 6, 2019


Are you willing to look into the Buy Nothing Project? BN California.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:43 PM on March 6, 2019


Are you near a HomeGoods? Literally Ross for home goods.
posted by samthemander at 8:11 PM on March 6, 2019


needs to be online.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:17 PM on March 6, 2019


Target.
posted by james33 at 5:15 AM on March 7, 2019


Goodwill has online auctions. If the hunt is part of the thrill for you, it delivers!
posted by eulily at 5:30 AM on March 7, 2019


TJ Maxx has kitchenware online. Cost Plus World Market definitely has tagines online.
posted by jennypower at 5:47 AM on March 7, 2019


I occasionally find really good stuff combing through Bed Bath and Beyond's website. There's generally more stuff than my local store can stock, and the 20% off one item coupons are abundant.
posted by PearlRose at 10:28 AM on March 7, 2019


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