A Fave: Skeletool CX

One gift I received for Christmas has already gotten a ton of use: the Leatherman Skeletool CX.


It’s very light, has a wonderful little knife, and a wire cutter built into the pliers. The best part for me though is the integrated storage for the screwdriver bits; in my previous Leathermans, I always ended up losing the bit sleeve that was supposed to go in the case and never had any bits other than what I last stored on the thing. With the new integrated bit storage, I’ve got everything I need in one handy little device.


Black Friday @ Amazon

Black Friday is coming up and Amazon appears to be running some great deals. Be sure to check it out if you don’t feel like standing in line all morning. They’re also running their Amazon Customers Vote! deal again where you get to vote on which deal you want.

(disclaimer: these are affiliate links, so I get a small cut if you buy things after following them. either way, Amazon runs some great deals during the holidays if you keep your eyes peeled, so I don’t feel weird offering them here.)

Food Shopping

KitchenAid Pro 600 Mixer for $290


Amazon is running a great sale on the KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixers for today only. It appears only certain colors are included in the sale: Nickel Pearl, Empire Red, Licorice & Meringue; choose carefully.

Update: The sale is over, but there’s often a substantial price break on certain colors. Check with Amazon to see the various options. The little preview you get when hovering on links here lists the price as $499, but that’s just retail. It’s usually much less.

We love our now-discontinued KitchenAid mixer (the old Williams-Sonoma model just above the current Artisan), but sometimes a bit more power and a bit bigger bowl would be nice…