Amazon Prime Day is usually Christmas in July for those among us looking for deals to upgrade our kitchen gear. Covid-19 had something to say about that this year, so instead we get an early Black Monday of digital deals. Of course, unlike Black Monday, with Prime Day we don’t have to entertain any pretense that we’re shopping for anyone but ourselves.
This year the online behemoth is featuring discounts in excess of 50 percent on some of our favorite kitchen brands. We’ve combed all of Amazon’s Prime Day discounts on appliances, tools and accessories to find the best deals on the best gear. Here are the seven you don’t want to miss.
Vitamix A3300 Ascent Series Smart Blender
There are a lot of flashy new kitchen gadgets out there, but a Vitamix blender is time-tested and true—a workhorse every home cook needs. The powerful motor and jar design make smoothies, purees and emulsions a snap, and the Ascent series gives a sleek upgrade to the classic Vitamix with touch controls, a programmable timer and “Self-Detect Technology” where the blender can sense which container is being used—from a full jar to an individual smoothie cup—and adjust the power output accordingly.
GrowlerWerks uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Nitro cold brew coffee has been around less than a decade but its already a fixture of quality coffee shops across the country. The nitrogen-charged coffee gives your cold cup a rich, creamy texture similar to a Guinness. With GrowlerWerks uKeg, you can use your favorite roaster’s beans to make nitro cold brew at home. Either make your own cold brew maker or GrowlerWerks’ filters to steep the grounds inside the container. Once the coffee is done, simply charge it with a nitrogen cartridge and your drink is ready.
Kitchener Elite Electric Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why your favorite steakhouse makes a killer burger that you’ve never seemed to be able to replicate at home, there’s a simple explanation. That restaurant isn’t buying ground chuck and forming a patty, it’s creating its own custom blend of beef. Maybe there’s some wagyu fat in there or aged short rib all ground together. The Kitchener Elite is a heavy-duty, stainless steel grinder with multiple plates to customize your grind so you’ll have the right size no matter if you’re making meatballs or sausages.
Zojirushi Rice Cooker
This is an appliance that’s sure to become a star in your kitchen arsenal. Zojirushi’s rice cookers are intuitive, easy to clean and extremely effective at what they do. The microcomputer and sensors inside the cooker can calibrate soak time and adjust temperature as needed to ensure that the rice cooks evenly and stays warm without ever burning. It’s outstanding for white rice, but a revelation for brown rice as its able to cook perfect fluffy grains in a way that you wouldn’t get either on the stovetop or from a lesser cooker.
Aaron Leather Goods Knife Roll
That nice, big knife block on your counter may do the trick to store your blades, but there are times you want a different option. If you’re someone who finds themselves tailgating, camping or generally cooking outside your home, a knife roll is what you need to transport them safely. Also, if your of knife collection grows, it’s a great way to store them when not in use. This handsome leather roll stores up to 10 knives and utensils, secured with brushed antique buckles and straps that give it a splash of vintage style.
John Boos Maple Cutting Board
When it comes to big wood butcher blocks, Boos has made itself the gold standard. This dual-sided, 24 by 18-inch maple cutting board is beautiful and durable. On one side you have ample workspace for cutting, chopping and kneading, and the groove on the other side is ideal for poultry and roasts. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, this Boos Block is ideal for carving up your turkey.
Le Creuset Skinny Griddle
If the arrival of flu season has cautioned you out of even the most socially distanced of restaurant experiences, there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy chef-grade pancakes, smash burgers and other griddled foods at home. Le Creuset’s skinny griddle offers all of the heat retention and even cooking that its famous Dutch ovens bring to home cooks—and because they’re made of the same enameled cast iron, they’re equally easy to clean.