You know how Black Friday sales seem to start in October? Amazon Prime Day – technically July 12 and 13 – is kind of like that, too. These first Prime Day cooking deals are live now, so let’s save some money, shall we? Thousands more kitchen and home deals will appear at the stroke of midnight PST on Tuesday, summoned by the wand of Jeff Bezos, so be sure to check back for more Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals.
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What Bon Appétit staff are buying for Amazon Prime Day
Early Prime Day deals under $25 for your kitchen and home
We love crispy, but sometimes we also love crispy, crispy, crispy. That’s where air frying comes in. This basket-style fryer—one of the best air fryers according to Associate Editor Hana Asbrink—circles hot air around your apple wedges of soil, your chicken fillets or your broccoli florets until the ASMR level is reached.
If you’re looking for an air fryer and toaster oven combo, this stainless steel countertop convection oven is another BA favorite. It can even roast a whole chicken.
No disrespect for the plastic containers ubiquitous in restaurant kitchens, but glass containers won’t stain, can go straight in the oven or microwave, and are dishwasher safe. You can never have too many.
In 2017, we boldly claimed that a fish spatula is the only spatula you need, and we stand by it. Delicate enough for lacing pancakes but sturdy enough for flipping a burger, a fish spatula is a versatile kitchen tool that every home cook needs. Save 30% with this early Amazon Prime Day deal.
Enjoy your mealThe grilling problem is in the newsstands right now, and if a reliable grill is in your backyard right now, you can smash your way through those garlicky spare ribs and spicy tiger prawns. Otherwise, Weber charcoal and propane barbecues are on sale now.
Speaking of ribs, an Instant Pot/grill one-two punch is one of our favorite prep methods. The electric pressure cooker makes them nice and tender while the grill brings in the flavorful Arctic char. In addition to tough cuts of meat, we love Instant Pots for beans (feast your eyes on these Slow Cooker Jumbo Beans in Tomato Sauce) as well as broth and rice.
Our cutting board is a block Boos, but when handling raw meat, opt for one of these plastic mats, currently 50% off. They take up almost no space on the counter or in drawers and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy sanitizing. Plus, they each have a grippy back, so even your most gifted family member can cut safely.
Italian Heritage brand Gaggia is responsible for the modern espresso machine as we know it today, and if you’re looking for a relatively affordable manual espresso maker, we recommend the Gaggia Classic Pro. But if you’d rather just push a button and go, you can expect the same Gaggia quality from the super-automatic Velasca. It’s one of the best Prime Day cooking deals we’ve seen yet: save $400 right now.
In Sisqo’s eternal words, sort of, “Thongs thongs thongs thongs”. Prime members can save nearly 30% on this 9-inch (food director Chris Morocco’s favorite claw length) and 12-inch set. They are compatible with your favorite non-stick cookware thanks to the silicone tips.
A rice cooker is the ultimate in convenience, allowing you to focus on mastering the khai jiao instead of wondering if your rice is burning. This Zojirushi is what we use in the BA test kitchen.
Countertop vacuum sealers are great if you’re shopping in bulk and want to make sure 60 chicken thighs don’t develop freezer burn. But it’s also an essential tool if you want to go sous vide. Throw our favorite sous vide machine, the Breville Joule, into your cart and you’re good to go.
You know Lodge for its affordable yet reliable Dutch ovens, griddles and cast iron skillets. When it comes to value for money, a $30 Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet is one of the best cooking deals on the market. But one $20 Lodge Cast Iron Stove? True value.
Our pick for the best centrifugal juicer, the Breville Juice Fountain has a built-in froth separator and a wide-mouth feed tube that can gobble up whole apples.
Amazon Prime Day is when you’ll find some of the lowest prices of the year on the small appliances you covet, including the Vitamix. Save $60 on their E310 Explorian model, which comes with a 5-year warranty. Your smoothies will never be the same again.
Business writer Tiffany Hopkins’ favorite kitchen gadget is her Roomba, and if you’re thinking, “That’s not a kitchen appliance,” then you’ve never seen Tiffany cook. Its robot vacuum picks up stray flour nuggets, wayward nuts, and anything else that ends up on the floor. With 40% off, it’s one of the best Amazon Prime Day cooking deals currently going.