Like Christmas and praise from my mother, Amazon Prime Day comes but once a year. These are the best kitchen deals you’re going to see until Black Friday, so if you’ve been waiting for a mondo sale to purchase that air fryer or Instant Pot or pellet ice maker from TikTok, now is the time. Thousands of items are discounted, from big-ticket appliance splurges—check ’em all out here—to our favorite pantry items. Grab a mattress while you’re there. Maybe a robot vacuum and a family pack of granola bars to keep your blood sugar up while you hunt for those deals, Deals, DEALS. Amazon Prime Day runs until midnight tomorrow (if you’re not a Prime member, sign up here), and we’ll be updating this post frequently to feature all the currently active best kitchen deals. Check back because those Lightning Deals go faster than Jeff Bezos’s space rocket.
Join the cult of the Stasher bag (One of us! One of us!) and get one step closer to a kitchen free of single-use plastics. Stasher bags are not only reusable, they’re also dishwasher-, freezer-, microwave-, and oven-safe, and they can even replace single-use plastic sous vide bags. Take 30% off over 50 Stasher Bag products this Amazon Prime Day.
Did you buy a ton of dried beans last year? Are they still sitting in your pantry? You need an Instant Pot. We love Instant Pots for beans (feast your eyes on these pressure-cooker gigante beans in tomato sauce) as well as stock and rice. At 54% off, don’t sleep on this deal.
Instant Pot Duo Plus, 6 Quart
Lodge Dutch Oven
You really do need a Dutch oven, and Lodge makes a great one. Grab one for 40% off and go make soup.
GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker
IYKYK. Search #nuggetice on TikTok and you’ll see scores of videos made by ardent fans of this obsession-worthy ice machine. (Read all about it here.) Yes, it’s expensive, but today and tomorrow it’s $100 off.
GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker
Mandoline Slicer With Protective Gloves
Gifting someone a mandoline without also throwing in a set of protective gloves is like dating someone when you know you’re emotionally unavailable—someone’s gonna get hurt, and it’s going to be your fault. Don’t be that guy.
Mandolin Slicer With Protective Gloves
Kitchen Tongs, Set of 2
In the eternal words of Sisqo, sort of, “Tongs tongs tongs tongs tongs.” Save nearly 50% on this 9-inch (Test Kitchen director Chris Morocco’s preferred tong length) and 12-inch set of silicone-tipped tongs.
Silicone and Stainless Steel Tongs – 2 Pack
Foodsaver 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.
24-Piece Glass Food Storage Container Set
With this 24-piece glass food storage set (now 40% off), you’ll be well on your way to banishing single-use plastics from your kitchen.
Bayco 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers
Le Creuset Cast-Iron Sauteuse Oven
Perhaps the best early Amazon Prime Day 2021 deal of them all is this 3.5-quart Le Creuset sauteuse, now 40% off. Not quite as deep as Le Creuset’s iconic Dutch oven, its sauteuse boasts a wide base ideal for browning and braising, and its sloped sides allow you to really get into the corners with a whisk or spoon.
Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Sauteuse Oven (3.5 Qt.)
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 over 50% this Amazon Prime Day.
Stainless-Steel Fish Spatula
Living alone has many benefits—you only have yourself to clean up after, no one eats your fancy yogurt, and pants are entirely optional. But what are you supposed to do if you live alone and want a half-glass of wine? Enter the Coravin, which siphons out a portion of wine through a thin needle that you insert through the cork. Unlike a normal stopper, the Coravin fills that negative space with inert argon gas so the remaining wine doesn’t oxidize.
Coravin Wine Opener and Preserver
Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven
Does it sometimes feel like you’re the only person not air frying? Just me? There are two main styles of air fryers—ones with baskets that pull out like drawers and ones that are more like multitasking toaster ovens. This guy is the latter. It’s essentially a small convection oven with a rotisserie spit across the center, so, a juicy chicken and crispy frites can be yours in approximately 48 hours.
COSORI Air Fryer Toaster 12-in-1
Silpat Nonstick Silicone Baking Mat
For cookies and candies—especially sticky ones like florentines and marshmallows—a silicone baking mat is a must. No more running out of parchment or scraping fused caramel off baking sheets. Silpats in both half-sheet and jelly roll pan size are on sale during Amazon Prime Day 2021.
Vitamix Explorian Blender (Renewed)
Anyone who has purchased a refurbished iPhone or a pre-leased car knows that there are deals to be had if you don’t mind buying something that isn’t brand-new. Vitamixes are no exception, and with this early Amazon Prime Day deal, you can snag a reconditioned Explorian blender at a great price.
Vitamix Explorian Blender (Reconditioned)
Reusable Produce Bags
You know how you go to the farmers market and you don’t want to take a single-use plastic bag, so you end up awkwardly juggling six peaches, four ears of corn, a bunch of kale, and a pocketful of fava beans? It doesn’t have to be like that. Grab a set of these washable mesh sacks and you’ll never need a plastic produce bag again.
PurifYou Reusable Produce Bags (Set of 9)
S’well Water Bottle
In our very scientific insulated water bottle test (it involved a Thermapen, okay?), the S’well water bottle emerged as the clear winner. It kept hot beverages hotter than any of its competitors, and the temperature of ice water only rose 7 degrees F after a full 24 hours. We tested the 17-ounce version, but the 9-ounce and 25-ounce bottles are also on sale.
S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Misen Chef’s Knife
Kickstarter-funded, direct-to-consumer kitchenware brand Misen makes premium knives that won’t break the bank—especially during Amazon Prime Day, when their chef’s knife is 20% off.
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
As far as price-to-utility ratio goes, a pre-seasoned $27 Lodge cast-iron skillet is one of the best kitchen deals out there. But an $18 Lodge cast-iron skillet? That is VALUE.
Wire Storage Baskets (Set of 4)
If you, like digital editorial director Amanda Shapiro, are a Virgo who loves a good system, stock up on these wire pantry baskets, currently 32% off.
Wire Storage Baskets – 4 Pack
If you’re wondering why a headlamp is on a roundup of the best kitchen deals, hear us out—it’s an essential grilling tool. If you’ve ever waved your cell phone flashlight above a hot grill while trying to baste and flip, this deal is for you.
BioLite Rechargeable Headlamp
Cashew Milk Concentrate
This creamy cashew paste is a favorite of BA staffers who never remember to buy enough nut milk. One tub makes 7 quarts of nut milk. Think of all the smoothies! And cappuccinos! And nondairy cookie dunking milk!
Joi Cashew Milk Concentrate
Calphalon Toaster Oven
A good toaster oven can do anything a real oven can. An entire 12-inch pizza can fit tidily inside this particularly even-heating toaster oven, which has convection, broiling, and, of course, toasting capabilities. Save 35% (over $100!) this Amazon Prime Day.
Flexible Cutting Mats (Set of 8)
Our workhorse cutting board is a Boos block (also on sale), but when you’re handling raw meat, reach for one of these plastic mats. They take up almost no counter or drawer space and can be chucked in the dishwasher for easy sanitization. Plus, they each have a grippy back—so even your butterfingered family member can chop away safely.
Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats
Lodge Cast-Iron Griddle
Bacon. Pancakes. Burgers for 10. If you’re feeding a crowd or just want to casually say, “Oh this? I cooked it a la plancha,” you need a cast-iron griddle. At 50% off, this pre-seasoned number from Lodge is a steal.
Pull-Out Cabinet Organizer
There are two hallmarks of a fancy kitchen: one of those jointed pot-filler faucets over the stove and pull-out organizers in every cupboard. Upgrade your space without doing a full HGTV reno with these cabinet organizers—perfect for storing the lids for pots and pans.
Home Zone Pull-Out Drawer Organizer
Brave Good Kind Tender Chicken Bites
The notion of chicken jerky weirded me out at first, but Brave Good Kind’s bite-size chicken pieces are now in regular snack drawer rotation. They’re tender, not tough or stringy—think dried apricot texture rather than dried mango—and although they’ve got a craveable savory-sweet thing going on, they aren’t loaded with too much sugar.
Brave Good Kind Tender Chicken Bites, 10 Pack
We hate to say it, but there are only two good ways to sharpen your knives—take them to a professional or buy a whetstone. Those electric or manual pull-through contraptions can be tough on your blades, so if you want your prized santoku to be with you for years, pick up this set of Dalstrong whetstones.
Coconut & Sambal
The Indonesian recipes in Bon Appétit contributor Lara Lee’s first cookbook, Coconut & Sambal, pack a punch. Whether you’re after an anchovy-studded green chili sambal or a tangle of pork and prawn rice noodles, you’ll find that every recipe in this book makes one big-flavor, attention-getting sort of dish.
KitchenAid Pasta Maker Attachment Set
Turn your KitchenAid stand mixer into a pasta machine with this three-piece expansion pack.