Amazon Prime Day is officially upon us, which means that Prime Members now have 48 hours to shop a mind-melting amount of exclusive product deals. (Not a Prime Member yet? Learn more and give it a try.) Since nobody (except for us) has the time to actually go through all the deals and find the best ones, we’ve gathered the most exciting kitchen and home goods sales right here. From ultra-luxe toaster ovens and overachieving rice cookers to portable Bluetooth speakers and exceedingly well-priced cookware sets, here’s what to focus on.
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Vitamix Explorian Blender, Renewed
If you want a Vitamix in your home, here’s how to make that happen for less than $200. This one’s the Explorian model with a low-profile container - and, while it isn’t quite as powerful or deluxe as the Vitamix 7500, it’s currently less than half the price. This blender is renewed (which essentially means refurbished), and it comes with a 90-day guarantee.
Want to be better than everyone else at fertilizing? Try a Vitamix FoodCycler. It has a two-liter capacity and turns food scraps into fertilizer in a matter of hours.
Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer
We’re firm believers in the power of an air fryer. “It’s just a small convection oven” you may protest. To which we say, it’s a small, powerful convection oven! Crisp up some brussel sprouts, toast hash browns for an ultimate breakfast sammie, or revive old pizza, with this handy appliance. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Le Creuset Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Square Skillet Grill, Marseille
Le Creuset staples in their most recognizable colors almost never go on sale, let alone for 41 percent off. This cast-iron skillet grill would be perfect for charring summer veggies on your stove when you’re unable to grill outside or for making crisp paninis.
RXBAR Best Seller Variety Pack, 24-pack
If your summer plans involve adventures like hiking, backpacking, or even just exploring your own city, it helps to always have snacks on hand. RXBAR’s protein bars are made with simple ingredients and are high in protein to keep you fueled for whatever the day throws at you.
Ecolution Original Microwave Micro-Pop Popcorn Popper
Whether you enjoy popcorn as an everyday snack or want to recreate a moviegoing experience at home, this popcorn popper has more than 30,000 ratings on Amazon with a 4.4 star rating. It’s a great way to replace single-use popcorn bags and reduce paper waste and money when you purchase your kernels in bulk.
Sanzo Flavored Sparkling Water Variety Pack - 12-Pack
One of our favorite seltzers, this variety pack is a great intro to the brand. Calamansi is tart and refreshing while the mango one has a splash of juice, making it more like a pleasant spritzer. Also, normally this stuff sells for anywhere from $3-$4 a can so you really can’t beat this price.
Stasher Platinum Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag, Black (GO Bag)
We love Stasher reusable silicone bags for storing meals or snacks while reducing plastic waste. This set also comes with reusable utensils and a small carabiner, so you can clip it to the inside of a tote or picnic bag.
DASH Chef Series Deluxe Immersion Hand Blender
Immersion blenders are great for home chefs with a small kitchen or those who don’t want to deal with cleaning out a traditional blender when making soups or sauces. This one from Dash also has attachments that whisk, fold, chop, and more.
Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade 64 oz Container
The word Vitamix is synonymous with “powerful, do it all blender” at this point, so you can’t go wrong with a Vitamix with 64-ounce capacity and a motor powerful enough to chop through tougher vegetables, fruit, and even ice. Use this blender to make frozen drinks all summer long, or finally get on top of your daily smoothie routine.
Contigo 72952 Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 24oz
Missed out on yesterday’s very good deal on the Zojirushi insulated mug? Contigo is another solid option that has the same features. Their vacuum insulated tumbler keeps hot drinks hot, iced drinks cold all day, and the leak proof lid will ensure your bag doesn’t become a coffee drenched mess.
Misen Stainless Steel Frying Pan
This Misen stainless steel frying pan is perfect for executing almost every kitchen task: frying up eggs, searing steaks, sautéing vegetables, and even baking frittatas or casseroles in the oven. The heavy duty stainless steel not only helps evenly distribute heat across the pan, but it also helps prevent warping and helps your food achieve crisp browning.
Misen Chef Knife - 8 Inch Professional Kitchen Knife
Misen also makes a stellar and affordable chef’s knife. With a nice heft and 15 degree angled blade, you’ll be able to slice everything from meats to translucent strips of ginger or garlic.
Stone Lain Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Service For 4
This pastel pink set is great for upgrading your dinnerware situation. The plates and bowls nest in each other to save space in your cupboards, and the lipped design mimics the look of much more expensive brands.
Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey
There’s almost no better condiment than spicy honey and Bushwick Kitchen makes one of our favorites. This one is extra hot with the addition of habanero peppers and happens to be on sale for 20 percent off.
Breville CS10001 Joule Sous Vide
Using a sous vide not only eliminates the anxiety-inducing guesswork that comes with cooking steaks to temperature, but it also has the added benefit of making you feel like you feel like an evil genius concocting experiments in a lab. The Joule also saves a ton of space compared with other machines and has a companion app so you can control it with your phone or scroll through recipes for inspiration.
Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Smart Blender
If you want the performance of a Vitamix blender, but not their usual boxy aesthetic, the Ascent Series is packed with the same technology and would looks chic on your kitchen’s countertop.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1
Somehow, Instant Pot keeps coming out with appliances that have even more functions. This one can bake, dehydrate, cook rice, slow cook, and do seven other things (yes, including air fry) as well. If you’re trying to de-clutter or need something to remind you that you’re living in the future, this is the answer.
Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Quart 9-in-1
Don’t need all 11 functions? We get it. Here’s a slightly simpler Instant Pot that can still do nine things, including pressure cooking, sauteing, and steaming - and it’s currently over 40% off.
COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer
Imagine a future in which you simply tell your smart assistant to make you breakfast, and a few minutes later it appears. This air fryer can’t exactly do all of that, but it does have 13 cooking functions and is Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, so you can monitor and adjust the air fryer’s temperature remotely. The accompanying VeSync app also has 100 recipes, so you’ll never run out of ideas for meals to cook.
KitchenAid Dual Platform Digital Kitchen Scale, 11 pound capacity
When your baking and cooking endeavors require super-precise measurements, this scale can weigh ingredients down to a fraction of a gram. You can also tare the scale so you can measure ingredients within a mixing bowl for easy incorporation into doughs.
Amazon Basics Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Block Set
This set has literally every type of knife you could ever need, down to the kitchen shears, all for under $50.
Stasher Platinum Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag
Stasher’s silicone reusable bags are an easy replacement for single-use plastic bags for sandwiches or snacks on-the-go. You can also use them to store leftovers or prepped veggies for easy weeknight meals.
Amazon Basics 16-Piece Cafe Stripe Kitchen Dinnerware Set
This timeless dinnerware set serves four and would be a great starting point for a first apartment, or an upgrade if you’re currently eating lunch off of plates you “borrowed” from your college’s dining hall.
KitchenAid Gourmet Birchwood Chopping Block
Regardless of what knife you have, a proper chopping block will keep its blade in good condition.
Coravin Model Three Advanced Wine Preservation System
There’s arguably no better way to preserve an opened bottle of wine than with a Coravin. The system pumps in gas into your nice bottles of wine to prevent oxidation between uses, so you don’t have to worry about finishing that extra-special bottle in one sitting.
Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven, 6 Qt, Lilac
Lodge’s pastel enameled dutch oven is a solid and durable dupe for the much-coveted Le Creuset cocotte, and is currently on sale for less than $55.
FoodSaver FM2100-000 Vacuum Sealer Machine System with Starter Bags & Rolls
If you’re the type to buy in bulk, only for it to all go to waste, get a vacuum sealing machine. It’ll help keep produce, meats, and prepared meals fresher for longer. You could also use the sealed bags to make perfectly cooked sous-vide steaks.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
While that garlicky salmon dish might have smelled incredible when you were cooking and eating it, it’s not so great lingering in the air hours later. Banish odors with this essential oil diffuser.
Areaware Goober Candle
Honestly, this weird little candle is probably all you need to decorate your dining table.
LARQ Bottle PureVis - Self-Cleaning and Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 17 oz.
The past year has taught us a lot about outbreaks and keeping things sanitized. If there’s one place that tends to accumulate a lot of gunk, that’s your water bottle. This award-winning one has UV light to neutralize bacteria and keeps everything nice and fresh.
GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
Don’t let the name of this GE appliance fool you, this makes nuggets of perfectly crushed ice — the ideal base for light summertime cocktails or an ultra-chilled iced coffee. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any odors or flavors from your freezer leeching into the ice since this machine sits on your countertop.
BAGGU Women's Standard Baggu Set of 3
Don’t be caught without a grocery bag and have to pay 15 cents for a flimsy paper sack that’ll rip before you leave the store. These handy totes fold down super small, so you can always keep one on you.
Cuisinart Airfryer, Convection Toaster Oven
Or maybe you’d prefer a slightly more heavy-duty toaster oven with a built-in airfryer. This stainless one from Cuisinart can roast a 4lb chicken or “fry” up to 3lbs of food.
Oster Precision Select 2-Slice Toaster
Just need a plain old toaster? Here’s one to get your Eggos nice and crisp.
Your pool parties and picnics demand a powerful waterproof speaker with Bluetooth capability. This one’s top-of-the-line and has 24 hours of playtime.
Bose SoundLink Revolve
Here’s a more compact (but still swanky) speaker option from Bose that you can throw in your tote and take to the beach.
Shark IQ Robot Vacuum with XL Self-Empty Base
Cooking and entertaining can get messy. In fact, they pretty much always get messy. So get yourself a (deeply discounted) robot butler with a docking station to help keep things tidy.
iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum
What this robot vacuum lacks in a docking station it makes up for with a $200 price tag. If you have fond memories of Roombas from your childhood, here’s your chance to reconnect.
Shark NV358 Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Robot vacuums might get all the hype, but Shark’s upright vacuum is powerful enough to suck up even the most stubborn dust bunnies in your carpet or rugs. And with the sleek silver finish, this device is sure to be one of your most chic cleaning appliances.
Calphalon Premier Stainless Steel 11-Piece Cookware Set
You’ll never go wrong with a full set of quality stainless steel cookware, and this one has just about everything you need for your stovetop, at a 50% markdown.
Calphalon Premier Space Saving Pots and Pans Set, 15 Piece
Save yourself some cleanup time with this space-saving set of nonstick pots and pans. It has 15 pieces - all hard-anodized aluminum - that nest into one another.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Airtight Container
Get your baking supplies organized and/or stop accidentally waterlogging your flour with this handy Rubbermaid container.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage, 16-Piece
Been cooking more at home lately? Grab a whole set of Rubbermaid Brilliance containers to store all your leftovers.
Oster Vertical Waffle Maker
Fresh waffles aren’t just for when you go to Disney World and sneak into a continental breakfast. They also make for an impressive home breakfast.
Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker
Still working from home? Get yourself a convenient source of caffeine for when you roll out of bed or prepare for a 3pm Zoom meeting that probably isn’t necessary.
Gevalia Signature Blend Mild Roast K-Cup Coffee Pods (84 Pods)
You will, of course, need some pods for that Keurig of yours. Here are 84 Gevalia ones for less than $20.
Vita Coco Coconut Water, Pack Of 12
Too many cups of coffee and dehydrated? Get those electrolytes in with a 12-pack of coconut water.
Delish by DASH Compact Stand Mixer
Kitchenaid stand mixers are... pricey. But if you’re an at-home baker who isn’t ready to take that leap, that doesn’t mean you have mix everything by hand. According to reviews, this little DASH one has plenty of power - and it’s only $50 right now.
Amazon Basics Stemless Wine Glasses 15 oz, 4-pack
When should you use a stemless wine glass? Great question. And the answer is: anytime you want to feel more easygoing, casual, and low-maintenance than someone who would use a stemmed wine glass. Buy this sub-$20 set for your next backyard hang.
Amazon Basics Tritan Wine Glasses - 20-Ounce, 4-pack
If you want a more traditional set of stemmed wine glasses, these Tritan wine glasses are also 32 percent off.
Dash Deluxe Rapid Egg Cooker
Senior Art Director Emily Ng recently used a Dash Rapid Cooker for the first time, and she’s mesmerized by how quickly and easily it produces hard-boiled eggs. This deluxe version can also steam veggies and dumplings with the press of a button.
Avalon A9 Electric Touch Countertop Water Dispenser
Cut down on your bottle usage and force any dinner guests to reckon with the fact that you’re an elite host with this Avalon Countertop Water Dispenser. It does both cold and hot water, and it’s $100 off today.
Ninja Compact Kitchen System with Auto-iQ, Blender Food Processor Combo
If you don’t want to spring for high performance Vitamix, Ninja blenders are the next best thing. This one does double duty as both a blender and a food processor (with a setting for dough), and right now it’s in the same ballpark price-wise as Ninja’s more straightforward blenders.
Amazon Basics 12-Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set - Service for 4
Need to set up your apartment’s kitchen on a budget? Score this floral-printed dinnerware set for nearly half off. The set comes with all the plates, bowls you’d need at home, and comes in a soft, flowery print.
GreenLife Soft Grip Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, Cookware Pots and Pans 16-piece Set
Want to start fresh with an all-in-one cookware set? This 16-piece set comes with everything you may need to cook at home, from pots and pans, to utensils and a colander. It would also be a great housewarming gift for someone moving into their first place.
GreenLife Soft Grip Healthy Ceramic Nonstick Yellow Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 16-Piece
If soft lavender isn’t your speed, maybe the same all-in-one set could do the trick in a pastel yellow?