If Amazon Prime Day is good for anything, it’s for Instant Pots.
And air fryers, and Vitamixes, and sous vides. Basically, if you’re looking to shell out for a high-tech kitchen appliance, Prime Day is a fine time to do it, with deals on gadgets like blenders and air fryers; pots and pans; and smaller tools like food scales.
Of course, it’s important to avoid the common trap of buying a gadget just because it exists. (Are you really going to use a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker/steamer/airfryer? Do you make bread often enough to justify a whole machine? What will happen when the Instant Pot honeymoon glow wears off?) Also, not all products work great! Read the Amazon reviews, or better yet, watch and read expert reviews to see what chefs and other professionals really think. Because Amazon is overflowing of cooking products from brands you recognize, like Breville and the aforementioned Vitamix, and many you won’t, including brands like New House Kitchen that are actually “private label,” aka Amazon-created brands.
Ultimately, no matter which product you decide is best, it’s probably buried somewhere in the retail jungle that is Amazon. If you’re shopping on Prime Day (and if you’re a Prime Day member — here’s how to get on that), here’s a selection of what’s on sale.
Gadgets and appliances
Pots, pans, and bakeware
Smaller kitchen tools
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