Frying pans often long to quit their bacon-frying day job, go back to college, cut off their handle, and fuel endless games of Frisbee golf. Fill empty nests with cookware and cutlery with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of kitchen hardware, accessories, and supplies at Fuller's Home & Hardware and The Second Floor in Hinsdale.
Fuller's Home & Hardware outfits adventurous culinary artists with an assortment of brand-name cookware, kitchen tools, and outdoor accouterments. Bake breadstuffs with a Chicago Metallic 24-cup muffin pan ($18.99), whittle gruyère good-luck charms with a new cheese knife ($33.99), or flambé some paper-thin breakfast parchment with a 10-inch All-Clad crêpe pan ($39.99). Shoppers can also peruse a stainless-steel collection of cooking tools, including the All-Clad slow-cooker ($179.99), the Weber one-touch grill ($159.99), and the Waring Pro drink mixer ($149.95). Plus, Fuller’s staff of kitchen consultants can help pair homeowners with the ideal culinary gadget, from graters and measuring utensils to mandolins and cheese harps.