“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 while it doesn’t officially begin until next week (October 11 and 12), early Prime Day kitchen deals are already live. 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: the Target Deal Days sales event is also happening right now. You’ll find deep, Black Friday-level discounts on cookware, kitchen appliances, and home decor until Saturday night. Jump ahead to Target’s sale here, or read on for the best Prime Day kitchen deals to shop right now. And be sure to check back on Tuesday when more discounts on Dutch ovens, cutting boards, cutlery, and more will drop.
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.
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.
If you think drip coffee is not worth getting out of bed for, allow me to introduce the Technivorm Moccamaster. BA contributor and former barista Jenna Adrian-Diaz anointed the Moccamaster the best drip coffee maker on the market.
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 is the model we use in the test kitchen, 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.
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.
Commerce writer Tiffany Hopkins’s favorite kitchen gadget is her Roomba, and if you’re thinking, “That’s not a kitchen appliance,” then you’ve never seen Tiffany cook. Her robot vacuum whisks away errant sprinkles of flour, wayward nuts, and anything else that ends up on the floor.
The AeroPress is one of my personal favorite ways to brew coffee, especially if I’m on the road. It’s compact, dead simple, and provides an incredibly smooth and potent shot.
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.
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.
No disrespect to the plastic quart containers ubiquitous in restaurant kitchens, but glass food storage containers won’t stain, can go straight into the oven or microwave, and are dishwasher-safe. You can never have too many.
A hand vac belongs in your kitchen. Use it to zap up flour after a countertop kneading session, those little bits of onion that go AWOL between the cutting board and the pot, the pile of ground pepper that invariably gathers beneath your grinder.
Have a grimy sheet pan that no amount of scrubbing will get clean? Bust out the power tools. Armed with a drill, some Bar Keeper’s Friend, and these brush attachments, it’ll be gleaming in no time.
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.
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.” Prime members can save almost 30% 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.
Mushroom lamps: The hottest home decor trend I didn’t see coming. This chic Murano glass–inspired table lamp is discounted for Amazon Prime Day.
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.
Le Creuset gear doesn’t go on sale every day, and deals on its signature Dutch ovens are especially rare. Don’t sleep.
I’m a food professional, and mandolines still kinda freak me out. The whole point is that they are incredibly sharp and can slice through just about anything—including your hand! Get a pair of these cut-resistant gloves and mandoline with confidence.
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.
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.
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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.
If you house your morning coffee in seconds flat, you do not need this mug. But if you’re a hot beverage-nurser and routinely find yourself with half a cup of tepid coffee or tea, this heated coffee mug and coaster may put your microwave out of business.
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.