Behold, the best Amazon Prime Day kitchen deals. “Amazon Prime Day? Didn’t that just happen a few months ago?” If you’re asking yourself these questions—I am asking myself these questions—you’re not wrong. Time is circular and unceasing. This year there’s a second Amazon Prime Day, technically called the Prime Early Access Sale, and it is upon us–expect steep discounts all day. Still don’t have an air fryer? Let’s fix that. Thinking a stand mixer would come in handy for Thanksgiving? You’re right, and the time is now. Determined to get all your holiday shopping done by mid-October? I respect and fear you.
Not a Prime member, or prefer to shop elsewhere? You too are in luck: Target is running a competitor sale with featuring deep, Black Friday-level discounts on cookware, kitchen appliances, and home decor. Jump ahead to Target’s sale here, or read on for the best Prime Day kitchen deals to shop right now. The sales end at midnight tonight, October 12, so check back throughout the day as we update this post with the choicest discounts on Dutch ovens, cutting boards, cutlery, and more.
Chewy, flaky, crunchy ice of mall food court fame can be yours at home. The GE Opal Ice Maker is smaller than the average microwave but makes more than enough of the nugget ice beloved by TikTok for one household.
KitchenAid stand mixers are our top pick for most home bakers for a reason: They are solidly constructed, easy to use, and last decades. A tilt-head model like this one is slightly smaller than KitchenAid’s bowl-lift style, should you need to tuck it away between batches of cookies.
Oh do you also procrastinate by Kondo-ing? Meet OXO’s Pop set, my friend. Decant pantry staples into these sturdy airtight containers to save shelf space, see your ingredients easily, and keep flours, sugar, and snacks moisture-free. Need another tidying task to fill the time? Let me introduce the label maker.
This luxe, semi-automatic espresso machine with a built-in grinder is one of the best espresso machines, according to our testers. And that grinder is not just any grinder; it’s a conical burr grinder, the only kind you really want touching your freshly roasted espresso beans.
If you want to kick that expensive green juice habit, you’ll appreciate the Omega Slow Masticating Juicer. In our product test, we found the auger-equipped machine produced the largest glass of green juice with very little foam, heating, or wastage and was easy to use and clean. That type of efficiency doesn’t come cheap, but during the Prime Early Access sale Lightning Deal, this juicer is 33% off. Act fast.
A bread baker traps steam and encourages both an even rise and golden crust. Emile Henry’s French-made bakers use a proprietary ceramic that’s oven safe up to 520 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes them ideal for breadheads who need an option that’s lighter than traditional cast iron models.
Cordless vacuum cleaners are certainly convenient, but they have their disadvantages—namely that they can run out of juice before you’re done vacuuming your whole house. This compact stick vacuum from Shark has (almost) all the convenience of a cordless stick vac with the far more powerful and continuous suction of a full-size corded vacuum. The included attachments are perfect for cleaning chairs, stairs, crevices, and even kitchen drawers, and today this Shark stick vacuum is 22% off.
The satisfying crunch. The intense salinity. All the good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Seaweed snacks are the ideal crispy snack. Eat alone, crumble over your pasta, or wrap around thinly sliced spam and little spoonfuls of rice for DIY hand rolls.
Silicone springform pans are ideal for desserts you bake in a water bath, like flourless chocolate cake, or anything with soft, sticky sides, like cheesecake. Baker and cookbook author Erin Jeanne McDowell favors this one for its watertight seal.
Contributor Jarrett Melendez’s spice collection was a mess—he had, count them, three separate jars of dried dill—until he purchased this stackable spice rack. It revolutionized his kitchen, and it can revolutionize yours.
Do you know someone who needs a forever set of pots and pans? Do you really like that person? (Is that person you?) All-Clad is used in professional kitchens and the test kitchen for a reason: Food director Chris Morocco proclaims the brand’s cookware “unkillable.”
In 2017 we boldly asserted that a fish spatula is the only spatula you need, and we stand by it. Delicate enough for lacy pancakes but sturdy enough to flip a burger, a fish spatula is a multipurpose kitchen tool that every home cook needs. Save 30% with this Amazon Prime Early Access deal.
The only control freak in your life your therapist will approve of. This professional-grade induction burner is a collaboration between Breville and PolyScience, a company that makes “temperature control solutions” for labs and medical facilities. Yeah, it’s serious like that. That type of temperature precision comes at a price, but today you can get the induction burner that chefs obsess over at 20% off.
An Ikea bamboo cutting board is fine, but if you’re ready to upgrade to a cutting board that will last a lifetime (should you take proper care of it), consider a Boos block. It’s well-made, gentle on your knives, and big enough to handle all your mise en place.
This chocolate sheet cake with brown butter frosting is so good it caused a stampede in the test kitchen every time food editor Shilpa Uskokovic made it. While a stand mixer isn’t strictly necessary for the recipe, it’s helpful. Buy the KitchenAid or don’t, but definitely make the cake.
Amazon Prime Day is when you’ll find some of the lowest prices all year on those small appliances you’ve been eyeing, including Vitamixes. This professional-grade model is $230 off—one of the, if not the, best blender deals you’ll see today—but if you’re looking for a more affordable option, check out the Target deal below.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that having an air filter on hand is never a bad idea. I purchased a HEPA air purifier during the first wave, and the unexpected additional benefit is that my allergies improve whenever I have it running. This model from Coway, which works in spaces up to 361 square feet, is over $30 off.
Conventional can openers can be a literal pain for arthritic hands. We like Kitchen Mama’s electric version, one of the best can openers we tested, for its simple design and slim size.
For cookies and candies—especially sticky ones like florentines and marshmallows—a silicone baking mat is a must. No more running out of parchment and no more scraping fused caramel off baking sheets.
A cross-back apron in rumpled cotton or linen is as stylish as it is functional—just ask our editors in the test kitchen. Very ceramicist off-duty.
The editors at our sister site Epicurious are big fans of Tineco’s vacuum cleaners and mop vacs for the kitchen and beyond, and today Prime members can get a powerful cordless vacuum that rivals a Dyson stick for nearly half off. Just be sure to click the “save an extra $35” coupon before adding it to your cart.
BA contributor Alex Beggs turned us onto these sturdy, reusable Swedish dishcloths when she wanted to wean herself off paper towels. Ultra-absorbent and biodegradable, these towels last for ages–especially because you can throw them in the dishwasher or washing machine.
With an AeroGarden, even notorious plant killers can be urban homesteaders. This hydroponic grow system includes seed pods for six different herbs including Thai basil and dill.
We love crispy-gone-soggy, but sometimes we also just love crispy, crispy, crispy. That’s where air-frying comes in. This basket-style fryer—one of the best air fryers according to deputy food editor Hana Asbrink and currently 24% off—whirs hot air around your potato wedges, chicken tenders, or broccoli florets until that ASMR-level crunch is achieved.
A cabinet can quickly become a disaster area without the right organizational system. With this adjustable bakeware rack, Highly Recommended by contributor Bettina Makalintal, you can maximize your storage space and keep your baking sheets, cooling racks, and cutting boards in line.
If you’re looking for an air fryer-toaster oven combo, this stainless steel countertop convection oven is another BA favorite. It can even roast a whole chicken.
In the S’well’s natural habitat—beside yoga mats and sloshing around in reusable canvas totes—the narrow necked bottle stays leak free and well-insulated. In our tests of insulated water bottles, we’ve found that the thermal properties of a S’well work both ways, keeping chilled beverages chilled and hot beverages hot.
Fall is the perfect time to grill your way through these garlicky ribs and spiced tiger prawns.
Heritage Italian brand Gaggia is responsible for the modern espresso machine as we know it today, and if you’re in the market for a relatively affordable manual espresso coffee maker, we recommend the Gaggia Classic Pro. But if you prefer to just push a button and go, you can expect the same Gaggia quality from the super-automatic Velasca. Take $250 off right now.
A butane kitchen torch is not an essential tool for most kitchens. However, it is a pretty fun one, if torching a baked Alaska and watching Gruyère bubble and brown under a blazing jet of fire sounds like your kind of fun.
For my pour-over princesses, save on this handsome stainless-steel electric kettle.
In the eternal words of Sisqo, sort of, “Tongs tongs tongs tongs tongs.” During this limited time Lightning Deal, Prime members can save 42% on this 9-inch (food director Chris Morocco’s preferred tong length) and 12-inch set. They’re compatible with your favorite nonstick cookware thanks to the silicone tips.
Sure, you’re freezing big batches of stock. But it’s annoying to defrost a quart of broth when you just need a single cup. Consider this freezer tray from W&P, maker of our favorite silicone ice cube trays. Each of the six compartments holds one cup of liquid, while the flexy silicone lid protects that precious stock from freezer burn.
Countertop vacuum sealers are great if you shop in bulk and want to make sure 60 chicken thighs don’t develop freezer burn. But they’re also an essential tool if you want to sous vide. Throw our favorite sous vide machine, the Breville Joule, into your cart and you’re ready to go.
You know Lodge for its affordable but reliable cast-iron Dutch ovens, griddles, and fry pans. As far as price-to-utility ratio goes, a pre-seasoned $30 Lodge skillet is one of the best kitchen deals out there. But a $21 Lodge cast-iron skillet? True value.
If you’re trying to replace doom scrolling and late nights with some semblance of sleep hygiene, may we introduce sleepytime tea? BA contributor Alex Beggs recommends this organic Pukka blend, a combo of lavender, valerian, and lime flower, to anyone who prefers an herbal tea that’s more delicate in flavor than medicinal.
Bacon. Pancakes. Burgers for 10. If you’re feeding a crowd or just want to casually say, “Oh this? I cooked it à la plancha,” you need a cast-iron griddle. At 33% off, this pre-seasoned number from Lodge is a steal.
Seventeen fluid ounces of “sure, why not.”
If you like your coffee full-bodied and rich, a French press is for you. Bodum’s Chambord French press is a well-designed classic.
Stasher is the reigning champ of reusable silicone bags for good reason. They last forever, have zips that actually stay closed, and can be tossed into the dishwasher. See you, single-use plastic bags.
At some point, we all become Air Fryer People. For you, today is the day. You can’t go wrong with the basket-style Cosori Air Fryer Max XL, which is what associate food editor Rachel Gurjar used to test her crispy potato wedges.
There’s a real feeling of security that comes with knowing that you’ll never run out of Cholula. Snag a six pack at a 10 percent discount. More of a Frank’s RedHot guy? Right this way.
If you want a magical, life-changing appliance that will vacuum and mop your floors all at the same time, meet the Tineco Floor One S5. It’s the best mop vac as selected by Epicurious editors, and today it’s on sale for 30% off. But wait, there’s more! This Prime Day deal also includes attachments that can convert the Floor One S5 to both a handheld vacuum cleaner and a regular cordless stick vacuum cleaner.
Stop fearing fried fish with BlueAir, a handy little air purifier that quietly sucks smoke and smells out of your apartment ecosystem.
Never end up with a triangle-shaped scrap of parchment paper again with these handy little pre-cut sheets. They save BA contributor Emma Wartzman from losing her sanity mid-baking project, and they might very well do the same for you come holiday cookie time.
Our Favorite Prime Day Cookbook Deals
Choosing a favorite Ottolenghi cookbook would be like choosing a favorite child. But choosing the easiest one? That’s Simple. Ottolenghi’s entry-level recipes deliver the complex flavors we’ve come to love with shorter ingredient lists and cook times than those in his heftier books, like Plenty or Flavor. This book cues which recipes can be cooked ahead and which ones freeze well so you can select exactly the dish you need for every occasion.
To call this book a cookbook would fall short. Its pages swing from recipes to essays, tying together voices of the African diaspora and its myriad culinary traditions. That’s not to say the recipes don’t shine: This cinnamon roll pound cake has been on repeat since we first shared it in last year’s September issue.
A box set of Julia Child’s cookbooks would make any culinary Francophile weep come the holidays. This duo contains 781 recipes all together, each accompanied by Child’s gentle encouragement.
“Molinaro takes you by the hand and teaches you the ins and outs of Korean cuisine; you’ll learn about vegan pantry essentials and the meanings behind the names of dishes,” writes art assistant Julia Duarte of Joanne Lee Molinaro’s The Korean Vegan. Molinaro’s book is particularly suited to visual learners: The photos, which she shot herself, are so tempting you’ll want to get cooking ASAP.
Chinese baked goods fill the pages of Kristina Cho’s James Beard Award-winning Mooncakes and Milkbread. Wondering where to start? BA contributor Christina Chaey fell hard for Kristina Cho’s “bouncy and light” mother milkbread recipe, which is the foundation for many of this book’s recipes, including these rich, salty-sweet Pork Floss and Seaweed Pull-Apart Rolls.
Restaurateur and Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon’s ode to the food of Hawai’i will push your knowledge of the cuisine miles past poke. Come for the mochiko chicken or the saimin broth studded with pork spareribs.
Now and then, we’re lucky enough to have baking expert Erin Jeanne McDowell guide us in choosing the best Bundt or springform pan. Her definitive tome The Book of Pie is an exhaustive deep dive for the most ardent pie people–and this close to Thanksgiving, who isn’t an ardent pie person?
Often referred to as ‘the first lady of Southern cooking,’ Edna Lewis’s recipes are the recipes to look to when you want to make Southern staples like field greens or blackberry cobbler that highlight beautiful local produce.
The Best Kitchen Deals to Shop at Target
As opposed to the 5-quart stand mixer that’s on sale at Amazon, this slightly smaller, less expensive model features a tilt-head paddle for easy bowl access.
Our favorite pan for cooking eggs is this slick, heavy-duty nonstick pan from Zwilling, and right now it’s 20% off.
For folks with smaller kitchens, this stackable set from heritage French cookware brand Staub is a game changer. You get a 5.25-quart cocotte (which you may also know as a Dutch oven), a 3.5-quart braiser, a 10-inch grill pan, and a universal lid. Three pieces of cookware, one footprint.
Among the most affordable Vitamix options, this is still a professional grade blender with 10 variable speeds, a pulse feature, and a strong two horsepower motor.
If you don’t have a kitchen scale and have been beating yourself up over lackluster baking results, food editor Shilpa Uskokovic would like to have a word: “You need to stop the negative self-talk. It’s not you—it’s your measuring cup. And it’s letting you down!” Get the scale, please. For Shilpa.
Know the difference between Maille and Maillard? You’re ready to upgrade to stainless steel frying pans. While nonstick pans will always have our hearts when it comes to silky scrambles, stainless steel frying pans are preferred for virtually everything else in professional kitchens, and Demeyere pans are amongst the very best.
Trying to drain your pasta with a lid while narrowly escaping a steam burn is not the adrenaline rush you need. There’s a pasta pot for that. Just make sure to save some of that glorious starchy water for your sauce first.
Cast iron skillets heat up speedily and then stay hot, which is key for getting that crust on a cut of steak. Plus, they’re just as useful in the oven as they are on the stovetop, making them ideal for cobblers, Dutch babies, and saucy chicken thighs.
Some air fryers have such a small drawer you’re stuck with a single serving of crispy potato wedges. This Cuisinart model, which you can also use to toast, bake, or broil, is plenty roomy and is 43% off.