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Amazon Prime Day is almost here! The long-awaited two-day sale has become famous among both consumers and retailers as one of the best deal-scoring events of the year. On July 12 and 13, you'll find deals on all things kitchen, from discounted small appliances and cookware to dinnerware and kitchen gadgets, there's something for every kind of cook.
Whether you're a self-proclaimed chef, looking to upgrade your kitchen cabinet or are just looking to invest in a new cast iron pan, you can score big on Prime Day. Make sure you have a Prime membership (sign up for a free 30-day membership here) to see the deals and shop. And if you want to shop a bit more locally, Amazon now has Amazon Handmade, and you can shop by region to help support small businesses.
Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day.
Note: The following list reflects last year's prices. Pricing for 2022 will be updated when this year's Prime Day begins.
Cuisinart Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
Normally $670, Now $299
We love this cookware set for its attractive design, and because it’s practically indestructible. If you’re moving into a new apartment or just looking to overhaul your cookware, this set offers everything you need in a single purchase. And at more than 50 percent off, it’s a steal.
Mikasa Satin Loft 65-Piece Flatware Set
Normally $300, Now $92
This beautiful stainless steel flatware set includes 12 each of a dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon, and teaspoon. It also comes with a serving tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, cold meat fork, sugar spoon, and butter knife.
Vacuum Sealer Machine By Mueller
Normally $70, Now $60
Sure, airtight containers do the trick, but nothing keeps your food fresh like a vacuum sealer. If you like buying meat or fish in bulk, vacuum-sealing it before storing it in the freezer will help maintain the quality. You can also use it to store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
T-fal All-In-One Hard-Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set
Normally $120, Now $84
This stackable, hard-anodized aluminum cookware set from T-fal promises a nonstick, scratch-resistant surface and even heating. Each pan features a ring that glows red once pre-heated to the perfect temperature. Suitable for all stovetops (except induction) and oven safe up to 400 degrees (lids up to 350 degrees), this 12-piece set is also dishwasher safe.
Normally $150, Now $85
Grow your greens indoors with the AeroGarden Harvest, powered by full spectrum LED lights. You don't even need to buy soil. Grow up to six different herbs, veggies, or flowers with water only—up to five times faster than the traditional method. This kit in particular comes with an Heirloom Salad Greens Seed Pod Kit.
Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill Pan
Normally $170, Now $100
You can make a variety of dishes with this stylish, yet convenient pan—everything from fish to seared steak and veggies. Plus, Le Creuset has a longstanding reputation for its quality and durability, so you know this is a pan that will last.
Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Smart Blender
Normally $550, Now $320
This 64-ounce Vitamix blender features 17 programs and more than 500 recipes accessible through the iOS and Android app via wireless connectivity. Program the built-in timer to avoid under- or over-processed foods (the motor base will recognize a change in container sizes and adjust maximum blend time accordingly), and easily wipe the touchscreen controls clean after use. With this machine, make hot soup and frozen treats, mix batter, grind nuts and coffee, mix batter, and much more.
Breville Joule Sous Vide
Normally $250, Now $160
At just 11 inches tall and 1.3 pounds, this sleek sous vide cooker is small enough to stow away in a silverware drawer. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the 1,100-watt machine heats water super-fast—precise to 0.2 degrees—with a maximum 208 degrees. You can even use it with your Amazon Alexa.
Cuisinart Air Fryer Convection Toaster Oven
Normally $200, Now $125
This 1,800-watt convection toaster oven from Cuisinart has seven functions: air fry, convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, warm, and toast. As far as capacity goes, you can toast up to six slices of bread, air fry 3 pounds of chicken wings, bake a 12-inch pizza, or roast a 4-pound chicken.
Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer
Normally $235, Now $173 for 10 Cups
With settings for multiple rice varieties, from white and brown to jasmine and sushi, a keep-warm function, and the ability to make oatmeal or porridge, this versatile cooker will be your new kitchen workhorse. It normally has a high-end price tag to match its high-end design, so now is the time to snatch up what our tester called a "set and forget it" device.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker 750 Watts
Normally $130, Now $99
The only downside of this sous vide machine is that you’ll never want to cook meat in any of your other appliances, ever again. The precision cooker takes “set it and forget it” to the next level, keeping the water temperature (which cooks your food) extremely constant for perfect results. And, it comes paired with an app that makes programming it that much easier.
Kuluner Waterproof Digital Instant Read Thermometer
Normally $24, Now $12
This instant-read thermometer is perfect for checking the temperature of your food when you're grilling, baking, candy making, and more.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Per Amazon's press release, Prime Day is July 12 and 13 this year.
What is Prime Day?
Since its establishment, Prime Day has become a roaring success for Amazon, its retailers, and its customers. It's one of the biggest sale events of the year filled with huge discounts across all of Amazon's categories.
Most of the deals will be available during the entire two-day event, although there will be some Lightning Deals available for only a couple of hours. You must be a Prime member to take advantage of the deals, but if you’re not currently a member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial to get access.
“Amazon has a policy that brands must discount their Prime Day deals by at least 20 percent from their lowest price in the last 90 days,” says Ian Sells, CEO of Rebate Key, a program that offers coupons and cash back for online purchases. So, you really are getting a great deal. “Really any category can see huge discounts,” Sells says. “If you have time, look through all the deals that go live every hour and see if you can find some gems.”
What Other Brands Offer Prime Day Deals?
Prime Day started as an Amazon-only event, but other retailers have gotten in on the action as well. In 2020, Target ran “Target Day Deals” on October 13 to 14, the same dates as Prime Day that year. Walmart, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Nordstrom also offered big deals to compete with Prime Day. This year, expect that most major online retailers will do the same, and plan to check all of your favorite sites for sales.
What Categories Are Best to Shop?
You’ll score the best deals on practically everything. From electronics and appliances to kitchen essentials, there are a ton of products to shop at a fraction of the cost. Last year, high-ticket items like Apple AirPods, the Amazon Echo, and the Instant Pot were Prime Day bestsellers, and it’s likely that the same will be true this year. Our readers particularly loved cookware sets, espresso machines, blenders, and vacuum sealers.
Vincent Sciano, a senior PR manager at Semrush, says that in 2020, Prime Day caused a 4.4 percent increase in Amazon’s monthly traffic. And according to Amazon, sales were up 60 percent on Prime Day in 2020, which actually lasted two days, compared to 2019.
What Item Sold Best in 2021?
During 2021's Prime Day sale, the Cuisinart Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set was the number one top seller. The Vitamix 5200 Blender and the iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum came in second and third place respectively.