Last year was heavy on cooking in versus going out, and let’s be honest — we’re all a little stuck in a rut right now (or a little burned out on cooking altogether). But whether you’re a beginning cook who’s just learning their way around the kitchen or an at-home chef who’s hit a wall when it comes to preparing meals, inspiration can be hard to come by sometimes.
Enter these incredible cooking deals during Amazing Prime Day (June 21-22)—we’re serious when we say that each of these deeply discounted picks will change the way you cook forever.
If you’re more of a knife drawer person than a knife block person, these Cuisinart knives make for a colorful upgrade on your old set—and the guards keep them protected between uses. Get it here.
If you spent most of 2020 binging the Great British Bake Off, you know one thing: That being as precise as possible during your bake helps avert disaster. A scale like this weighs ingredients down to the pound, ounce, or gram to give you the best results possible. Plus, it cuts down on cleanup: a scale avoids dirtying multiple measuring cups. Get it here.
If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot train yet, now’s the time with more than $40 off the original price on this 11-in-1 machine (be sure to hit the “Save $4” button for an extra few dollars off, too). This Instant Pot does it all, giving you way more freedom and flexbility with what you cook at home: It’ll air fry, roast, dehydrate, broil, sous vide, pressure cook, slow cook, bake, steam, and more. Get it here.
One of the best ways to get into new habits is to make it as easy as possible for yourself to do so. If you’re trying to start meal prepping, staying organized during the process is a great way to encourage yourself to keep doing it. This lid container holds a variety of sizes of lids up to 9 inches and includes adjustable dividers so you can layer them efficiently. Get it here.
Perfect for at-home chefs who take their ingredients super-seriously — or tend to take on some fairly involved recipes — this kitchen tool grates cheese super-fast (one crank produces as much cheesy goodness as 12 grates by hand) and can do it with a coarse or fine texture. It also uniformly slices vegetables like potatoes and cucumbers, making other menu prep a snap. Get it here.
Not just for foaming milk, this handly lil’ gadget has a balloon whisk head to beat eggs for delicious hashes and omelets and whip cream into a froth for dessert, too. Trust, it’s way easier to use this than to do it by hand. Get it here.
I didn’t really understand the hype around silicone baking mats until I sprung for one myself, and I’m so glad I did: It makes floury-counter cleanup so much easier when I’m making bread, and it helps baked goods brown evenly. (Plus, it’s better for the environment than using disposable parchment or foil each time since you can reuse each more than 4,000 times). Get them here.
Feel free to hit the snooze button an extra time with this electric griddle: Rather than use two or three pans for breakfast, get in and out of the kitchen way faster in the mornings with this appliance. You can fit enough food for a family on the 20-inch-by-10.5-inch grill space, and you can just wipe it down when you’re done. Get it here.
I just got a very similar version of this Ninja, and I can’t recommend it enough. It pulverizes ice for smoothies, made a massive batch of hummus without burning out, and is hands-free so you can wash a half-sink of dishes while your smoothie gets blended. As someone who love smoothies but is too lazy to chop fruit every morning, I love that I can make a massive batch in the big blender to last a day or two and then take it to go in the included cup. Get it here.
Braise all day with this beautifully designed dutch oven that’ll be a showstopper in the kitchen even when it’s not in use. While slow cookers are great and all, nothing is quite as satisfying as the classic method, and the heavy lid keeps meat way juicier than a pan-with-foil-lid situation. Get it here.
A lot of recipes call for freshly ground whole spices, and it adds a whole other dimension of flavor to food. Do it the easy way with this electric grinder—and enjoy some just-ground coffee in the morning if you fancy it, too. Get it here.
Microwaves can be lifesavers on a busy night, but if you haven’t upgraded yours since your starter apartment, we highly recommend swapping it out for this sleek digital one instead. Get it here.
One thing that makes a difference when it comes to food prep: A good knife. If yours have dulled beyond the point of return during a year of at-home cooking, take the opportunity during Prime Day to snag a new set. This set of 16 knives features staples like a chef knife, santoku knife, utility knife, and bread knife, as well as steak knives, kitchen scissors, and a knife sharpener. Get it here.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of a stand mixer to take your at-home cooking and baking to the next level, let me just say it’s worth it. And yes, the Kitchen Aid ones are pretty, but this efficient mixer is sleek-looking itself (plus, don’t spend that much money until you’re sure you’ll use it). This budget-friendly Hauswirt will do everything you need it to, just way, way, cheaper. Get it here.
If you’re making a pie or dessert that calls for a ton of juice, it’s going to be way easier to use some electric power to knock those out versus juicing a dozen lemons by hand. Plus, breakfast will get an upgrade with great juices without all the sugar of store-bought ones. Get it here.
Sausage is always good, but there’s nothing better than the homemade kind. This machine makes it a breeze just in time for sausage-on-the-grill season. If you’re more the hamburger type, grinding your own meat at home lets you customize your blend and results in way more flavorful burgers, too. Get it here.
This Cosori air fryer is great for at-home cooks obsessed with tech—and while the air fryer was game changing enough for many of us, this takes it to the next level. You can use the app or the built-in Alexa to get your food going and control the cooking process. It also cooks steak, poultry, seafood, and more, so you can get dinner ready from the couch. Get it here.
Having the right tool for the job in the kitchen really makes a difference. If you’re using a metal spatula on the insides of your pots and pans or scraping a bowl of batter with a fork (we’ve all learned from these!), treat yourself with an upgrade to silicone spatulas that are great for sautepans and baking. Get them here.
If you don’t have a rice cooker, pick one up while the discount is this good. It’ll turn out perfect rice, every time, and let you take your mind off one more thing while you’re cooking—and frankly, that’s enough of a game-changer for those of us who haven’t quite mastered the stovetop technique yet. (Bonus: The retractable cord is great for storage.) Get it here.
Yes, it’s important to get your meat up to the right temperature—and if you don’t have a reliable thermometer yet, do your digestive tract a favor and get one. This digital one has a clear screen and extends out of the oven, grill, or smoker so you don’t have to open the door or lid and interrupt the cooking process. Get it here.
Want an air fryer but don’t love the bulky look of some of them? This toaster-oven style appliance can streamline your breakfast routine or free up a stove burner or oven rack while you cook. It air fries, convection bakes and broils, warms, toasts, and more, so it’ll handle everything from perfectly golden toast to moist broiled salmon filets. Get it here.
This is one of those tools I thought only fancy chefs needed until I got really into using fresh herbs and cooking—it turns out, having a tool that isn’t a knife to portion dough and to scrape cutting boards teeming with cilantro is super useful. Get it here.
This four-pack of silicone reusable bags will change the way you keep your prepared food and leftovers. You can say goodbye forever to disposable (and not-eco-friendly) plastic bags forever—and the cost will more than balance out over time. Plus, they’re microwave-safe for easy reheating and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Get them here.
This waffle maker is just like the ones at hotel buffets, and it’s majorly discounted down to $30—$50 off the normal asking price. We’re not saying this pick will change your cooking forever, but it might definitely change your Sunday-morning-brunch-in-bed plans forever (especially when paired with a fluffy white robe). Get it here.