It’s Target Deal Days! What…is that? Sort of like how Easter “happened” to develop around the same time as pagan holidays celebrating the coming of spring, Target Deal Days coincides with Amazon Prime Day. And Target isn’t the only retailer offering competitor deals this week. Today you’ll find steep discounts on items like our favorite meat thermometer from Thermoworks, hotel-quality sheets from Brooklinen, Apple products from Best Buy, and patio furniture from Walmart.
Target Deal Days 2022 is a three-day, online-only event running today until midnight tonight with sales across every category including electronics, kitchen appliances, home items, and more. Unlike Amazon Prime Day, which requires shoppers to be Prime members, you don’t have to be a Target Circle member to reap the benefits of Target Deal Days. All deals are available to everyone. And like Amazon Prime, Target offers same-day delivery on select items via Shipt. So whether you’re in the market for a KitchenAid stand mixer, a Vitamix blender, or a Dyson cordless vacuum, you’ll want to shop Target Deal Days on Target.com or the Target app.
Below, find some of Target’s top kitchen and cooking deals. Are they better than Amazon Prime Day deals? We’ll let you be the judge.
Want a KitchenAid stand mixer, but not sure where to start? You can’t go wrong with the Classic series. With a 4.5-quart capacity, this stand mixer is the ideal size for most recipes and can mix up to eight dozen cookies at a time.
And, if you’re looking for a mixer with all the bells and whistles, there’s no better option than the KitchenAid Professional series 5-quart stand mixer. Right now, it’s on sale for an impressive 38% off.
You’ll likely have your cast-iron skillet forever, so make sure it’s a good one. Staub is known for its premium cookware, and this durable pan is no exception.
Save $100 on a powerful Dyson cordless stick vacuum, which can convert into a handheld vacuum and be docked on the wall while it charges.
If you’ve already copped a coffee maker sometime over the past two days, you might as well throw in a cute new mug. This option from Threshold in sunny yellow ombré is sure to help you start every morning off right.
We can’t think of a better vessel for making this cherry biscuit cobbler than these ceramic baking dishes from Staub, which transition from oven to table beautifully. This two-piece set is on sale for 61% off.
Ever worry about slicing into that expensive cut of meat only to find you’ve overcooked it? With sous vide, that’ll never happen. Instead, your meat will gently cook in a bath of water until it reaches just the right temp.
With a 6-quart capacity, this sleek model is larger than many basket-style air fryers—and it can also bake, sauté, steam, grill, and roast. Choose between snow white and smoke gray, both of which are on sale for a whopping 60% off.
The best blender is a Vitamix. Not only does it make the silkiest purées, but it can do things most others can’t—like liquify greens, grind nuts for nut milk, and turn rice into flour. All that power doesn’t come cheap, but right now you can get the Vitamix Explorian for 36% off during the Target Deal Days sales event.
BA editors rely on this blend of beeswax and mineral oil to keep their prized wooden cutting boards in tip-top shape. After using your board, wash and dry it, then slick the surface with this stuff. It can also be used on wooden salad bowls and serving utensils.
You need a kitchen scale, even if you never bake. BA test kitchen director Chris Morocco loves the Escali scale for a few reasons: “It comes in a ton of fun colors; it’s virtually indestructible; and it’s under $25.” Today, it’s even cheaper—just $17.
If you’re on the fence about getting a food processor (or you’d like to graduate from your mini one)—now’s the time to make your move. You’ll be glad to have it for pizza and pie dough.
This heated coffee mug may or may not have a higher IQ than I do. It’s made of stainless steel with a ceramic coating and comes with a smart coaster that allows users to regulate the temperature of their drink via their phones. Sure it’s a little pricey, but today you can save 20%.
According to BA executive editor Sonia Chopra, the best air fryer is also a toaster oven. She keeps this one on her countertop and it’s her go-to appliance for basically everything: roasting vegetables, air-frying spicy crinkle-cut fries, and baking sheet cakes.
The Zwilling Madura Plus isn’t just the best nonstick pan for eggs; it’s also our favorite nonstick pan in general. It’s made with forged aluminum so it heats up quickly and has a magnetic plate at the bottom that makes it compatible with induction cooktops. Lucky for you, it’s on sale for 20% off during Target Deal Days.
Forgo the 20-piece knife set and stick with the basics. This Henckels starter set includes a paring knife, serrated knife, and chef’s knife—the only three knives you need.
We at BA firmly believe that a good shallow pasta bowl isn’t just for pasta. It’s a versatile vessel for all manner of foods—stews, salads, and so much more. This set of ribbed, gray bowls from Target’s Threshold brand is just deep and wide enough.
You don’t need a fancy toaster oven to get the job done. This humble, no-frills appliance has just a few settings, all controlled by manual dials. I can confirm that it makes impeccably crispy Dino nuggets and that it toasts bagels perfectly. Right now it’s on sale for 11% off.
Wake up to rich, smooth iced coffee with a pitcher-style Takeya cold-brewer. Once brewed, your concentrated coffee will stay fresh for up to two weeks in the fridge. This one’s on sale for 30%.
A pretty pie deserves a pretty dish. And for that, there’s this classic ceramic 9-incher from Staub, a heritage French brand we use in our test kitchen.
This small-but-mighty air fryer can hold two pounds of fries—a.k.a. the perfect quantity for a party of two. Its wide temperature range (105–400 degrees Fahrenheit) means it can roast, bake, air fry, reheat, and dehydrate. Not bad for a little guy. Not bad for 17% off.
A bench scraper is a must for portioning biscuits and handling bread dough, but it’s not just for bakers. Use it to transfer diced veggies from the cutting board to the pot or to quickly clean up a counter after you’re done cooking.
The quickest, easiest way to level up your baking is to get a hand mixer. This one from KitchenAid can perform all the basic tasks of a stand mixer for a fraction of the price. Right now at Target, this baby’s on sale for 20% off.
In the wise words of BA contributor Alex Beggs: You need a Dutch oven, but it doesn’t need to cost $300. This one is made with enameled cast iron for even heat distribution and retention. You’ll also appreciate the oversized handles and stainless-steel knob for easy maneuvering.
When it comes to ceramic nonstick skillets, GreenPan is hard to beat. Use their mini one for silver dollar pancakes and perfectly shaped fried eggs and this 8″ one for everything else.
Making smoothies for just one or two? This sleek blender from Zwilling would normally run you 170 bucks, but today it’s on sale for 24% off.
The 6-quart Instant Pot Duo Plus is the model that will work for most home cooks, ideal for four-portion recipes and capable of steaming, sautéing, rice cooking, and sous viding. This online deal gives Prime Day sales a run for their money.
Nordic Ware makes one of the best springform pans. It’s made from high-quality nonstick aluminum and it won’t leak as you bake summer’s best cheesecake. Plus, it comes with a 10-year warranty. Get it now for 10% off during Target Deal Days.
Here’s your quickest route to becoming a clean-as-you-go cook. The Roomba i3 will map out your entire home and keep your floors crumb-free—and right now, you can get it for $50 off.
You could spend all your money on La Croix, or you could turn flat water into a fun bubbly beverage whenever you please with this compact, easy-to-use sparkling water machine.
The best muffin tins will protect your baked goodies inside and outside of the oven. That’s why we love this one from Nordic Ware, which also makes our favorite sheet pan and loaf pan.
A mini food processor is compact, convenient, and our go-to appliance for making small batches of mayo and pesto. This one from KitchenAid holds 3.5 cups and features a locking blade, handle, and pour spout for easy serving. Get it in ice blue, fog blue, or light silver.
We’re always looking for ways to break our eco-unfriendly habits, like replacing plastic-wrapped bowls with lidded glass containers like these.
While we do believe the best knife sharpener is a whetstone, the Miyabi 2-stage handheld sharpener is a worthy alternative if the whetstone life is too much of a commitment. It’s especially compatible with, you guessed, Miyabi knives.
And if you do go the whetstone route, pair it with a honing rod like this one.
Maybe you crave a toaster oven that can also air fry, dehydrate, and slow cook or maybe you just crave…toast. Keep it simple with this firetruck red, retro-inspired toaster oven from Frigidaire.
BA editorial operations associate Kate Kassin had the Zojirushi rice cooker at the top of her wishlist for this Prime Day. Lucky for her, it’s also on sale at Target for 20% off.
If you’re making pancakes for a crowd, an electric griddle will free up your stovetop for frying sausages and eggs à la minute. Get one of these versatile cookers from Target now for 10% off.
If you’re someone that wants to be told exactly what they need instead of just buying stuff piecemeal, then consider investing in a cookware set. This one from GreenPan includes three different sized frypans, 1.2-quart and 2.2-quart saucepans, a sauté pan, a stockpot, a stainless steel steamer, and four different bamboo tools. The turquoise set in particular is currently on sale for 10% off.