If Amazon Prime Day is the internet’s version of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, then think of us as the hungry but discerning diners there to feast on high-value items like smoked salmon and made-to-order omelets. There are going to be a lot of deals to sift through between 3 p.m. ET July 16 and 3 a.m. ET July 18, but don’t waste your time: we’ll be going through and finding the best, most bang-for-your-buck kitchen sales to shop and posting them right here. Read on for what to buy now, and keep checking back as more deals are added.
If you’ve been following the tale of the Instant Pot over the past two years, then you know that the hybrid slow cooker/pressure cooker is capable of making broth in 30 minutes, steel-cut oatmeal in 3 minutes, and coq au vin in under an hour. The multi-functional appliance usually costs around $100, but Amazon has been known to drop the price to too-good-to-pass-up levels on shopping holidays, especially Prime Day. This year, the 6-qt DUO60 is $59.
Sous vide cooking is the answer to making perfectly cooked steak, chicken, and fish in your home kitchen, and our favorite tool for the job, the Joule, is at its lowest price ever this Prime Day: $129. (Read more about why we love the Joule here.)
Once you’ve got that sous vide machine, you’re going to want a vacuum sealer. You don’t need one—you can easily use heavy-duty freezer bags to safely sous vide—but food-grade vacuum sealing bags are the gold standard, and to use those, you need this tool. The FoodSaver vacuum sealer starter set is our favorite, and it’s on sale for Prime Day. Plus, it comes with pre-cut bags in various sizes, so you don’t need to worry about those until you run out.
Yes, if you search hard enough, you can find a KitchenAid stand mixer on sale any day of the year. But in a color that isn’t from last year’s limited edition run? Only on Prime Day folks. Classic 6-qt mixers in silver, onyx black, and empire red are up to 60% off right now.
At time of publishing, three different models of the Vitamix blender are on sale. Long favored by restaurant pros, the classic 5200 is more than 40% off, while the more affordable E310 is 30% off at $200. (Note that the on-sale E310 is “certified refurbished,” meaning that Vitamix gave it an updated motor and new container.) If you’re looking for an extremely heavy-duty blender, the 7500 is marked down 30% to $370.
Similar to the Instant Pot, if you’re going to buy a robot vacuum, the most economical time to do so is at Prime Day prices. The iRobot robovac connects to Wifi and is compatible with Alexa or Google Home. Reviewers say that it cleans a variety of surfaces (hardwood floors, throw rugs, carpets, marble) and its dirt sensor, which detects areas where there’s extra debris, actually works (it passes over dirt spots three times before moving on).
There are currently two Prime Day sales on Cuisinart food processors (which is what the BA Test Kitchen uses). The heavy duty 14-cup is marked down to $142, but this size is best if you often find yourself making big batches of dough. If you’re just looking for something to make dips and sauces like hummus or pesto, the mini is better. It’s also way cheaper—the last time we checked, the Prime Day deal reflected a price of $25.
Sparkling water addicts rejoice! The SodaStream is here to maximize your carbonation capabilities. All you need to do is fill the bottle with water, insert it into the machine, and press a button that’ll create the CO2 bubbles. It’s light, easy to store, and will cut down on waste from plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
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