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What we’ve learned about Prime Day over the years is that not all kitchen deals are created equal. There are a lot of discounts, but many don’t save you much money (or you can find the items even cheaper elsewhere). So to help you sift out the best of the best (in every department), we did the hard part: scouring the never-ending site for the most worthwhile, rarest, and expert-backed promotions on kitchen items.
Here, we’ve rounded up the best sales on appliances, barware and glassware, cookware, and a miscellaneous category with all the fun finds we couldn’t fit elsewhere (like the perennially popular Zojirushi travel mug). We’ve included reader favorites, like the reusable Stasher storage bags that come in so many different shapes and sizes. There are steals from tried-and-true brands, including a deeply discounted Cuisinart coffee grinder and a Ninja blender. And we scoured our archives for expert recommendations from chefs, recipe developers, and other specialists, cross-checking to see if any of those items were on sale. This led us to unearth the nonstick skillet one pro tested three cookbooks on and another’s beloved wine aerator that will save you from broken cork bits. If you know which category you’d like to shop, you can jump there by clicking on the links below. Or you can scroll through the whole list to see our standout picks. While we’re done updating for the day, you can shop the marked-down products below until 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 14 when they officially expire (though there’s a chance they’ll be gone before then, so act sooner than later). And if you’re still on the lookout for good deals, sign up for our newsletter where we post sales daily.
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Wake up to to a hearty breakfast with this four-slice waffle-maker that one recipe developer says “works brilliantly.” Removable plates mean it cleans up well, and the nonstick won’t rub off, even after years of use.
We named the Cosori Pro XL our best overall air fryer at the recommendation of two experts who’ve quite literally lost count of how many they’ve tried. It has solid presets with intuitive labeling, a large capacity without taking up too much counter space, and, of course, perfect performance.
Having a mini-fridge exclusively for drinks is true luxury — even more so when that mini-fridge is soft pink and retro-looking.
The Technivorm was the second-most-recommended pick in our story on the best coffee makers, with multiple coffee industry pros pointing out its superior quality. (Strategist editor Maxine Builder even calls it “the Rolls-Royce of drip coffee makers.”) It brews evenly with stable temperature control, and while the mechanisms are similar to those of other machines on the market, its parts are well constructed and made to last.
If you’re more of an espresso person, consider this Keurig single-serving espresso maker, which at just $60 is a steal. It has a slim profile, too, perfect for people who don’t have a lot of spare counter space.
Have you ever made your own ice cream, sorbet, or frozen yogurt? Now’s your chance, with Cuisinart’s simple-to-use machine marked down 30 percent.
It doesn’t get any better than Vitamix, the blender brand that far and away most professionals use themselves. This model has variable speed control that can be changed at any point during blending, a 64-ounce container perfect for making medium to large batches of things, and a self-cleaning setting that requires only a drop of dish soap and some water.
If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge on a Vitamix, Ninja is another blender brand favored by experts. This one has an extra-large capacity and 1,000 watts of power (meaning it crushes ice for smoothies like nobody’s business).
An immersion blender — which is always cheaper than a standard blender, but especially so right now — will get most of the same cooking jobs done with plenty of efficiency, according to a chef who uses this exact model at home and in his commercial kitchen. This super-durable model has only gone on sale a couple of times this year, so snag it now.
Vacuum sealers are more useful than you might think — and FoodSaver is a trusted brand. This machine will allow you to buy and preserve food in bulk by safely freezing meat and storing dry goods. But it’ll also encourage all sorts of fermentation, curing, and sous-vide experimentation.
Dash has a way with mini-appliances (see: its air fryer and waffle-maker). But we’re thrilled to add this popcorn-maker to the list, especially given that the price is the lowest it’s been since last year. Movie nights, here we come.
Burr coffee grinders are notoriously expensive — but also pretty essential if you want to brew a great cup at home. This significantly discounted digital model from Cuisinart has a slim profile (it can hold up to a half-pound of beans) and intuitive controls on its touchscreen.
The Aroma is a particularly simple rice cooker, but that doesn’t make it inferior. Justin Lee, the owner-chef of New York City’s Fat Choy, uses one at home and insists that it turns out perfect rice.
If you think a wine aerator sounds too fancy for you, think again. The utilitarian tool was recently recommended by a sommelier and beverage director, who uses it to decant wines with serious age on them and to save a bottle when broken cork bits get inside.
In general, Rabbit is a go-to source for wine accessories, and this wine opener will have you popping bottles with ease. The lever is ultrasmooth, the grip is comfortable, and it comes with a foil cutter for cleanly slicing off that top aluminum layer.
Libbey is another industry favorite. Their glassware is always affordable, but it’s even more so now. Everything they make is durable and not too precious but still thoughtful and attractive.
If you drink whiskey more than wine, we think you should snag these timeless-looking rocks glasses, which are a substantial 40 percent off.
And if you like to play bartender, Viski makes some of our favorite barware — including this stainless-steel cocktail-mixing glass, which has never dropped below $35 before. The design is simple, but it still has an element of fun, just like all Viski’s other stuff.
For a fuller set, snag this very reasonably priced shaker, jigger, bar spoon, and strainer all in classic stainless steel. Now you just need the perfect bar cart to store it all.
We named Misen’s chef knife the best for beginners, but we like this similarly sized Santoku knife just as much. Santokus have a slightly different blade but perform many of the same tasks.
We’ve declared Lodge’s rarely on-sale Dutch oven to be the cheapest Le Creuset dupe you can buy. Today, it’s even cheaper. We promise this one will do absolutely everything you want a big, heavy pot to do (braise, simmer, bake, pop popcorn). And, with multiple colors also discounted, it’ll look good all the while.
Le Creuset, in fact, does have an enameled Dutch oven at a slight discount. But if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge, we’re eyeing this absolutely beautiful fish skillet, which is basically a shallow-sided cast-iron skillet good for way more than just fish.
Lodge’s much-beloved cast-iron pieces are always on the more affordable end — but now they’re a quarter off. This five-piece set (which includes two high-sided skillets, one low-sided skillet, and one Dutch oven with a lid) will last you literally forever (and then some).
This four-piece set from Staub, which includes two ceramic mixing bowls and two ceramic baking dishes, is one of the best deals we unearthed. They come in all white, cherry red, or deep blue — and will last you more than a lifetime.
According to one pro baker, Chicago Metallic’s domestically manufactured goods are “synonymous with incredible quality and durability.” These cake pans have us dreaming about summer baking (and, let’s be honest, winter baking, too).
A scale is nonnegotiable for baking pies, cakes, and cookies (and for cooking, too). Right now, most of the colors of our favorite one are marked down various amounts.
Our best overall sheet pan is now more than 20 percent off. The only difference between the ones we feature in our story is those have a standard smooth surface while these have a perforated texture, which promotes more even baking for things like scones and cookies.
While you’re at it, snag some sturdy cooling racks that fit directly inside.
GreenPan is the best ceramic nonstick skillet you can buy. One food writer we spoke to recipe-tested three cookbooks on hers over a couple of years and said they only showed “very minimal wear.”
Another great nonstick option is this Oxo skillet. It’s not made from ceramic, but don’t worry: The coating is toxin-free. At 12 inches, it also gives you a lot of surface area and comes with a handy matching lid.
If you’re trying to curate a more sustainable kitchen or simply want a super-efficient way to keep food fresh, look no further than this pack of Stasher bags beloved by Strategist readers and experts alike. You can invest in the reusable, machine-washable containers in this set of seven for 30 percent off, but Amazon also has deals on others, like this four-pack and these individual ones.
These clever canisters from Oxo have a circular pop-up button on top that both releases and seals the lids tightly, keeping pantry goods super-fresh.
Replace single-use plastic produce bags at the grocery store with your own set of reusable ones.
These durable bins will keep under-the-sink supplies organized and clean.
These bright and cheerful dish towels are a more sustainable option than paper towels. Made of 100 percent naturally biodegradable cellulose, these “superabsorbent” dishcloths helped Strategist contributor Ashlea Halpern, a self-described compulsive cleaner who used to “plough through half a roll” in one cleaning session, cut down on her paper-towel consumption by at least 80 percent.
Prime Day is the perfect time to stock up on everyday items like this three-pack of Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap. At a discount of 44 percent, it’d be almost a waste not to snag two.
Same goes for the hand soap, which is even more deeply discounted.
You can never have too many dish towels for cleaning, drying, gripping, and more. These cotton Urban Villa ones come in 19 color options, so you can pick whichever best suits your space. And once they get a little grimy, just throw them in the wash.
This Zojirushi was a favorite named in both our roundups on the best water bottles and the best travel mugs, equally good at keeping liquid cold and hot. The insulated vessel also has “the most bustproof cap in the biz,” says cookbook author and recipe developer Carla Lalli Music.
This sleek steak-knife set comes from the Strategist-approved brand Zwilling. The eight pieces are housed in a wooden box to help ensure the blades stay sharp.
We recently took a very deep dive into flatware — and this 65-piece stainless-steel set revealed itself as one of the most-registered-for on the Knot. The design is simple, with a bit of eye-catching detail at the bottom, and includes several pieces of matching serveware along with standard forks, spoons, and knives.
This Bialetti stovetop espresso-maker is slightly different in design than the classic recommended in our story on the best espresso makers (and by Isabella Rossellini), but it functions exactly the same. It’s simple to use, easy to store, and a far cry from the extremely expensive plug-in machines that dominate the market.
LeVar Burton calls the black-truffle hot sauce included in this three-pack “the most elegant I’ve ever eaten.” With this deal, you also get the brand’s signature white-truffle hot sauce as well as a truffle oil.
These versatile (and classic looking) Anchor Hocking bowls and platter can be used as serveware and prepware, like for mixing ingredients or laying out mise.
This set of colorful ceramic pasta bowls are the most satisfying shape: flat enough to cut things against, but with tall-enough sides to support saucy and soupy dishes.
If you tend to schlep drinks to the park or beach in a tote bag, consider this handy cooler backpack, which puts much less strain on your body and holds up to 30 cans. And if you’re looking for a different style of cooler, Igloo has many more on sale right now.
Sure, you have a timer on your phone, but we love this clever analog one with a magnetic back to stick on your fridge when not in use.
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