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With just a few more days to go before the weekend officially begins, we're taking any opportunity we can to finish the week out strong—including finding you the best Amazon deals available to shop on the site today.
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What are today's best deals to shop, you ask? We found everything from a web-famous waffle maker to a lite version of Amazon's beloved Fire TV stick up for grabs for less, all of which will pep up your Thursday. Without further ado, check out the five best products you can snag from the e-retailer today.
1. 17% off: A lite version of Amazon's famous Fire Stick
If you missed the Black Friday discounts on the much-loved Amazon Fire Stick Lite, you're in luck: It's currently 17% off right now, falling from $29.99 to $24.99. We were big fans of the original Amazon Fire Stick ($49.99), featuring it in our list of the best streaming devices for its sleek design and wide array of platforms. While this version is slightly different (it's the least expensive option available and doesn't give you TV control), it still offers access to streaming essentials, such as Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu. This Lite remote has also garnered a solid 4.7-star rating from more than 60,500 Amazon shoppers, who pledge for this at-home must-have.
2. A 33% markdown: This mini waffle maker with rave reviews
The Dash mini waffle maker received high marks from our testers thanks to its quick preheating and cute, compact size. Normally $14.99, you can grab this popular kitchen appliance for just $9.99 right now, or 33% off. Complete with a nonstick cooking surface, this gadget make the cooking—and cleaning—process relatively speedy, providing the perfect addition to your breakfast routine. There aren't any fancy features, either—just a straightforward light that blinks on when it's preheated or the waffle is done—so anyone can use it.
3. Save 25%: This super popular collagen salt scrub
In the spirit of prioritizing more me-time in 2021, you can pick up this M3 Naturals Himalayan salt scrub today, January 14, only, for $24.81 instead of its usual $33.15. Its exfoliating formula is infused with collagen, which aims to improve skin's elasticity and appearance, plus almond oil to help with texture. When combined, this formula targets skin blemishes, detoxifies, minimizes pores and more—this according to the company. Its 16,000-plus Amazon shoppers are certainly impressed, with one writing that this scrub was worth every penny" and does an excellent job of exfoliating and smoothing out epidermis.
4. Nearly half off: A smaller version of one of our favorite cast-iron skillets
The 12-inch Lodge cast-iron skillet, on sale for $19.92 at Walmart, received our vote for the best-valued cast-iron skillet, and right now, you can snag the 10.25-inch version for even less at $13.99, or 48% off its usual $26.68. The 12-inch was a big winner in our tests for its vintage, pre-seasoned look and wide, deep bottom diameter, which was great for frying. It comes with a decently-sized holder, too, which provided for a good grip, even when our tester wore a bulky oven mitt. The only difference between that pan and the one on sale here? The slightly smaller size.
5. 40% off: One of our top picks for HDMI cables
HDMI cables have come to be all but essential for home theater set-ups, as they're often required for transferring high-definition audio and video over a single cable. Whether you use them for your TV, gaming console or laptop, you'll find a great option in the SecurOMax HDMI cable—and you can currently nab a 6-foot version for $11.99, which is 40% off the original price of $19.99. In testing, we liked the braided design of this cord, since it was more durable than others we had seen. Additionally, this 4K-capable cable can transmit formats such as HDR and is HDCP 2.2-compliant, so you'll be getting all the usual features, too.
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