Amazon Prime Day 2022: What You Need to Know

Mark your calendars! Prime Day is happening next month.

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Get ready: Prime Day is happening July 12 and 13. For the uninitiated, during these two days Amazon will slash prices on thousands of items—including all things kitchen-related. Of course, this can be overwhelming. That's why we'll be here: parsing through those sales and posting the very best ones for your kitchen and home.

For now, though, below you'll find answers to some helpful Prime Day-related questions.

Note: The following list reflects last year's prices. These deals (and more!) will be updated when Prime Day starts.

  • Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender

     Vitamix 5200 Blender Professional-Grade

    Normally $550, Now $279

    There are usually lots of Vitamix products on sale during Prime Day, including our favorite blender, the 5200. This one rarely goes on sale, so if you're looking for the smoothest smoothies, creamiest soups, and lots of cocktails with crushed ice, now is your time. And at 49% off, you really can't beat the price.

    a smoothie being blended in the Vitamix 5200 blender

    Serious Eats / Tamara Staples

  • Miroco Stainless Steel Milk Frother and Automatic Foam Maker


    Normally $42, Now $34

    This Miroco machine came out on top of our milk frother review. For the price, versatility, and consistency of milk, no other milk frother performed as well. It's 21% off for Prime Day.

  • FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer

    FoodSaver FM2100-000 Vacuum Sealer Machine

    Normally $120, Now $83

    Whether you're interested in sous vide cooking or food preservation, the best way to start is to pick up a good vacuum sealer. FoodSaver is perhaps one of the most well-known names in the industry—and for good reason. At just under $83, this model is well worth it.

  • Breville Joule Immersion Circulator


    Normally $250, Now $160

    One of our favorite sous vide devices is on sale today: The Breville Joule is down to $160 (from $250!). These sleek little circulators are especially handy if you’re living in a small city apartment—they’ll fit right in your kitchen drawer.

    Joule in operation with app

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  • Donxote Extra-Long Wooden Chopsticks

    Donxote Extra-Long Wooden Chopsticks, 16.5 Inches, Set of 2 Pairs

    Normally $7, Now $6

    You likely have a kitchen stocked with spatulas, tongs, maybe even tweezers. But do you have a pair of cooking chopsticks? These little utensils are durable, versatile, and cheap. Our favorite pair, featured here, is generally just $7 for a two-pack. Today, it's 20% off. Pick up a few now and you'll wonder what you ever did without them.

  • Instant Pot DUO Plus Electric Pressure Cooker

    Instant Pot

    Normally $130, Now $60

    Instant Pot, the perennial Prime Day darling, is back with sales on a bunch of different models, and the six-quart DUO, which we recommend, is one of them. Once you pick one up, we have all sorts of pressure-cooker recipes for you to break it in.

  • Lodge 10.25-Inch Cast Iron Skillet

    Lodge 10.25-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

    Normally $20, Now $15

    There's so much you can do with a cast iron pan. We use ours all the time for both sweet and savory recipes, from pan-roasted chicken to skillet chocolate cake. Today, the 10-inch pan is just $15 with an extra coupon at checkout.

    Cast iron pan pizza

    Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

  • SodaStream Fizzi

    SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

    Normally $97, Now $50

    If you've been waiting for a good deal to pick up a SodaStream, now's your chance. Unfortunately, our favorite Sodastream model, The Source, was discontinued, but several of our staff members have reported positive experiences with the Fizzi, which is on sale today for just under $50. (That's, what, a few weeks worth of LaCroix?)

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  • Farberware 8-Inch Nonstick Skillet

    nonstick 8-inch skillet

    Normally $50, Now $20

    When it comes to nonstick pans, we always say, never spend too much. Today, you don't have to with our favorite nonstick pan from Farberware. This eight-inch model—perfect for your morning eggs—normally clocks in at around $50. Today, it's just under $20.

  • Fellow Prismo Attachment for the AeroPress Coffee Maker

    Fellow Prismo Pressure-Actuated Attachment for AeroPress Coffee Maker

    Normally $30, Now $24

    In our review of the best espresso machines, we couldn't help but mention the Fellow Prismo, which attaches easily to an Aeropress to make pretty darn good espresso-style coffee. While this won't brew the best espresso, its excellent for espresso lovers who travel often or who don't have a lot of space for extra machinery in their kitchens.

    collage of the Fellow Prismo, Pressure-Actuated Attachment for AeroPress in use: connecting attachment to Aeropress; pushing down to extract espresso; a shot of espresso in a glass

    Serious Eats / Ashley Rodriguez

  • AeroGarden Harvest

    AeroGarden Harvest

    Normally $150, Now $85

    If you want to try your hand at gardening but don’t have any outdoor space, an Aerogarden is a great solution. This little machine has a hydroponics system that makes growing fresh herbs in your home or apartment simple. Plop in the seed pods, add water, and follow the prompts for when it’s time to add more water or nutrients. The lights are set to a timer, so all you need to do is wait for bushels of basil, thyme, mint, and more to sprout.


When is Prime Day 2022?

It's official: Amazon Prime Day 2022 will be happening July 12 and 13, according to a press release from the company.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest sales events of the year and offers discounts on a huge range of products (including kitchen, home, clothing, and more). Prime Day includes deals that are offered for the entirety of the two-day event, as well as Lightening Deals that are available for a limited amount of time and often sell out very quickly.

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Day Deals?

Yes, to shop Prime Day deals you must be an Amazon Prime member. If you're not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. (Prime costs $14.99/month or $139/year.)

What other brands have sales around Prime Day?

A lot of other major retailers (including Target, Nordstrom, Walmart, and Bed, Bath & Beyond) also offer deals during Prime Day. Smaller retailers—like ThermoWorks and Made In—have offered deals in the past during this time period too. You can expect retailers to do much of the same this year.