Henckels Warehouse Sale - Hawthorne, NY
I think I saw something about this posted the other week, but wasn't sure. I checked out the Henckels website and they're going to have a warehouse sale at their office which is in Hawthorne, NY. It looks like it will be this weekend and then early December. I know i need some holiday gifts. And hopefully there will be some great deals, because their stuff is usually kind of expensive. Here's the dates and times.
Nov 16 10am-7pm
Nov 17 10am-5pm
Nov 18 12pm-5pm
Nov 30 10am-7pm
Dec 1 10am-5pm
Dec 2 12pm-5pm
There's more information on their website, including a phone number. Their office appears to be on 9A, although I don't think I know exactly where. Maybe someone could help me out?, otherwise I'll just have to call.
So, it turns out that Henckels is having 3 one-day spring warehouse sales this year. Sadly, the first was in the April and the second was yesterday, which I missed. But the 3rd will be Wednesday, June 10th, 10a-4p. I *hope* it is less of a zoo than their November sales.
Details here: http://usa.jahenckels.com/index.php?s...
I went by today. When I got there - around 12 noon, there was an hour line just to get into the sale. Then, once you get in and find your stuff, there was another 45 minute line to check out. The lines were getting shorter as the day progressed.
The sale is good - prices were low - but be prepared with time. I can only imagine the lines tomorrow will be longer.
A few high level observations. There didn't really have any Knife Sets (i.e., 3 or 5 or 7 9--piece sets) - except in the very cheap brands. But for single knives - there seemed to be a great selection across the board. The choices for the Twin Cermax didn't have much left, but seemed to be a plethora of Pro S 5 star, 4 star, Twin Cuisine and others. Loads of kitchen shears, steak knives, utensils, roasting pans, etc.
Most of the knives seemed to be about 50% off of retail prices. The Cermax were more like 75% off.
I finally got my 10-inch rounded hollow groove carver for $60. About $70 off of retail. Not bad.
You must have been on line as I was leaving! I got there at 10:05, hoping to beat the crowd--yeah, me and a whole lotta others! In fact the line was longer at 10:05 than it was at noon when I finally got outof there (with my fun purchases!). Gadgets/utensils are $5 each or 4 for $15...took me awhile to find a fourth, but I picked up a(nother) silicone brush, a pie server, a(nother) silicone spatula and a grapefruit spoon (what the heck, 3 for $15 or 3 plus a grapefruit spoon for $15)...Good sized cutting boards were $5, I got two, figure for $5 they'll be great for summer grilling use, and virtually disposable. I also bought some gifts, including a bread cutting board with cutouts to catch crumbs, and an attached bread knife for $20. Long day but a yearly ritual for me. Tips--park in the multiplex parking lot, dress warmly, they only take visa, mc and discover.
Thanks so much for the reminder...Had the flyer on my fridge, but forgot about it...Gotta get some new toys.
Okay, so clearly I do not take my mother who has to use either a rolling walker or a wheelchair. Love her, but she's not so graceful, if you get the picture. She needs knives and likes 4-star, so maybe I will just look at her knives tomorrow and then do a road trip without her on Sunday and just call from the battlefield to apprize her of what's out there...
Wow, theoretically less than 50 minutes away from me, according to Mapquest. Could leave at a reasonable hour on Sunday morning and still be there before they open and stop at Stew Leonard on the way home. Toy day, food day, fun day. Yay.
The Henckels sale is amazing, but do wear comfy shoes. There is often a line to get in, although it tends to move quickly. The warehouse is just north of the the cinemas on 9A and just off the Saw Mill Parkway exit (I's not sure of the exit number, but it's the Hawthorne exit - turn right off the exit and just past the theaters there is a driveway - turn left into that and you're there. The savings are fabulous - about 50% of what you'd pay retail. Last year I got a Santoku for $51. It retailed at anywhere from $100 - $120 int he stores. They have everything from knives to sharpeners to pots to cutlery to manicure implements. The best buys are on the kitchen utensils that are generally 3 for $15. Beautiful spatulas, ladles, etc. Enjoy - it is definitely worth the trip. If you ca, bring cash - you'll get out of there a lot faster!
It's right off the Saw Mill coming from the south, but then you have to make a left turn in, which can be difficult if they are busy and cars are waiting to enter. In that case, you're better off parking in the movie parking lot (park in the back) and just walk up the hill to Henckels. If you are coming from the north, you'll need to get onto 9A at Pleasantville Road, or go past the exit and then get on the Saw Mill northbound (there is no SB exit there). The advantage of coming from the north on 9A is it's easier to pull into their parking lot.
They have lots of great stuff and they staff is very knowledgeable.