I Love to Cook—This Amazon Prime Day, I'll Be Shopping These Kitchen Essentials

Making gourmet easier than ever.

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Whether you've just moved into a new apartment or you're looking to upgrade your space, having a well-stocked kitchen filled with premium appliances is an essential factor in feeling like a true, functioning adult. Rather than opting for inexpensive kitchen items and cookware with short shelf lives, why not invest in a piece that will last you for years and make cooking a breeze? And this Amazon Prime Day, it's easier than ever, because some of the most popular, high-quality brands around are slashing their prices on highly coveted items.

Scroll on for some of the best, editor-approved kitchen items on sale for Prime Day this week. From A+ appliances to high-performance pans and even food gifts, you'll be able to outfit your kitchen with everything it needs this summer—and at a fraction of the cost.

Mr. Coffee Iced and Hot Coffee Maker $65 $44 | Amazon

Mr. Coffee Iced and Hot Coffee Maker $65 $44 | Amazon

No space? No problem. This ultra-thin coffee maker, which brews both hot and iced coffee, fits in even the tiniest of kitchens and even includes accessories like a reusable coffee filter and a signature tumbler.

Rubbermaid 60-Piece Food Storage Containers with Lids $39 $30 | Amazon

Rubbermaid 60-Piece Food Storage Containers with Lids $39 $30 | Amazon

I bought this set of storage containers when I was moving apartments two years ago, and they’ve proven to be incredibly durable and useful for any and every food storage need, from whole dinners to small sides of dressing.

Crock-Pot Large 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker $70 $56 | Amazon

Crock-Pot Large 8 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker $70 $56 | Amazon

Slowcookers are absolute game-changers in food preparation, allowing you to work, run errands, and essentially ignore your food while it’s cooking—without worrying about safety. And this option features an auto-warm setting and includes a cookbook to boot.

HYSapientia Air Fryer Convection Oven $190 $152 | Amazon

HYSapientia Air Fryer Convection Oven $190 $152 | Amazon

When I found out that my last apartment wouldn’t have an oven, I rushed to Amazon and bought this studio-friendly option. It fits on top of a countertop or mini fridge and has all the capabilities of an air fryer and an oven, from roasting chicken to baking a tray of cookies.

Coravin Timeless Three SL Wine Preservation System $179 $100 | Amazon

Coravin Timeless Three SL Wine Preservation System $179 $100 | Amazon

If you love wine, hate wasting it, and don’t have room for any more large appliances, consider this gadget from Coravin. It uses argon gas to safely preserve wine for weeks after opening, and it works much like a cork, so you can save wine, money, and counter space, too.

Crock-Pot Electric Lunch Box, Portable Food Warmer $45 $32 | Amazon

Crock-Pot Electric Lunch Box, Portable Food Warmer $45 $32 | Amazon

I love bringing my own lunch to work, but I don’t like it served cold. Enter this portable food warmer, which heats food slowly and evenly so that your food is perfect by the time lunch hour rolls around.

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea $20 $10 | Amazon

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Coffee and Tea $20 $10 | Amazon

When working from home, I often find myself sipping cold tea or coffee because of how long it takes me to finish a cup. This mug warmer, which is on sale for a whopping 50 percent off, is the perfect addition to my routine, so that every sip can taste freshly brewed, all day long.

KitchenAid Casserole with Lid, 4 Quart, Brushed Stainless Steel $50 $36 | Amazon

KitchenAid Casserole with Lid, 4 Quart, Brushed Stainless Steel $50 $36 | Amazon

A good casserole pot is always handy, especially if you’re meal prepping for the week or simply whipping up a meal for a family or group of friends. This option from KitchenAid is oven safe, with comfortable silicone handles and a shatterproof glass lid, so you can count on it for meals and meals to come.

Dreametech H12 Pro $500 $350 | Amazon

Dreametech H12 Pro $500 $350 | Amazon

Not only does this vacuum work on all floor types as a dry or wet vac, but it’s particularly well suited for cleaning up kitchen messes because of its ability to neutralize odors. It also prevents mildew and mold, and is made to reach crumbs in even the tightest of corners. 

ThermoPro Twin TempSpike 500FT Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer $200 $150 | Amazon

ThermoPro Twin TempSpike 500FT Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer $200 $150 | Amazon

Never worry about whether your meat is fully cooked again. This meat thermometer makes checking your food easier than ever, with its two prongs, waterproof hardware, and the mobile app it pairs with.

Brabantia Bo Touch Top Trash Can $245 $196 | Amazon

Brabantia Bo Touch Top Trash Can $245 $196 | Amazon

This touch top trash can is equipped with ultra sensitive technology that makes the lid open wide for you at the slightest graze.

Caraway 2 Quart Whistling Tea Kettle $225 $175 | Amazon

Caraway 2 Quart Whistling Tea Kettle $225 $175 | Amazon

My tea kettle might just be the most frequently used appliance in my kitchen, so I’m glad I opted for a cute one like this option from Caraway. It comes in eight colors, including this

Vitamix Propel Series 750 Blender $630 $441| Amazon

Vitamix Propel Series 750 Blender $630 $441| Amazon

This BPA-free, dishwasher-safe blender is a top notch option for anyone in need of a multi-purpose blender. It makes soups, purées, smoothies, and more, and even self-cleans. 

Proctor Silex Single-Serve Coffee Maker $40 $28 | Amazon

Proctor Silex Single-Serve Coffee Maker $40 $28 | Amazon

This coffee maker has a 40 ounce reservoir, so it can make up to four 10 ounce cups of coffee without any need to refill the water. Plus, it comes with a reusable pod that you can load coffee grounds in for a more sustainable single-cup experience.

Hydros 64oz Water Filter Glass Pitcher $45 $32 | Amazon

Hydros 64oz Water Filter Glass Pitcher $45 $32 | Amazon

This compact glass water pitcher quickly filters tap water and boasts a lightweight design that's easy to lift, store, and fill.

American Kitchen Cookware Premium Nonstick Frying Pan $225 $158| Amazon

American Kitchen Cookware Premium Nonstick Frying Pan $225 $158| Amazon

This 12 inch nonstick frying pan is incredibly versatile: It's suitable for any stove type, is oven-safe up to 500 degrees, and promises to cook evenly every single time. 

Vitamix 5200 Blender $550 $385| Amazon

Vitamix 5200 Blender $550 $385| Amazon

This high-performance blender from Vitamix has a 64 ounce container suitable for making dinner for your entire family. It's also self-cleaning, boasts variable speed control, and comes in three colors. 

KitchenAid Hard Anodized Nonstick Sauté Pan with Lid and Helper Handle $59 $48 | Amazon

KitchenAid Hard Anodized Nonstick Sauté Pan with Lid and Helper Handle $59 $48 | Amazon

Sauté pans are among the most useful pieces of cookware in any chef's repertoire, suitable for one-pot dishes, meats, pies, seafood, sauces, and more. This option is also oven-safe and promises to heat evenly.

MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon $199 $159 | Amazon

MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon $199 $159 | Amazon

This professional-grade pepper cannon is designed to dispense pepper with fewer, easier cranks so that, in the brand's words, "you can pepper your steak in seven cranks instead of 70."

Proctor-Silex Buffet Server & Food Warmer $55 $35 | Amazon

Proctor-Silex Buffet Server & Food Warmer $55 $35 | Amazon

If you love entertaining, consider this server and food warmer. It works even more effectively than those disposable aluminum pans, is sturdier, and since it's meant to last, it's more sustainable, too. 

Boxxle Box Wine Dispenser $130 $91| Amazon

Boxxle Box Wine Dispenser $130 $91| Amazon

Love wine and hate wasting it? This chic wine dispenser holds up to three liters of wine at a time and keeps it fresh for up to six weeks after the bottle was initially opened. It also makes for easy pouring and serving, allowing you to drink and enjoy at your own pace.

American Kitchen Premium Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Casserole Pan $190 $133 | Amazon

American Kitchen Premium Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Casserole Pan $190 $133 | Amazon

This handy oven-safe casserole pan is made with two layers of stainless steel and an aluminum core, ensuring both even heating and durability.

KLOVEO Champagne Stoppers $25 $18| Amazon

KLOVEO Champagne Stoppers $25 $18| Amazon

Opening a bottle of champagne is a lot of pressure (pun intended), since the drink flattens quickly. This easy-to-use stopper fits all standard bottle necks and promises to keep champagne fresh and cold for weeks to come. 

Vinci 12 Cup Coffee Maker $150 $128 | Amazon

Vinci 12 Cup Coffee Maker $150 $128 | Amazon

As much as I love my single-serve coffee maker, there's nothing quite like a full pot of perked coffee, especially when you're having guests over. This option makes up to 12 cups at a time, has a reusable filter, and even features a pause setting.

Tramontina Cookware Set Nonstick 11-Piece Charcoal Gray $111 $85 | Amazon

Tramontina Cookware Set Nonstick 11-Piece Charcoal Gray $111 $85 | Amazon

This is the perfect purchase for anyone who's moved into their own place for the first time, or who's looking to get into cooking. It comes with 11 pots and pans of varying sizes, including a colander, and every single one is nonstick.

AspenClean Unscented Dishwasher Pods $18 $14 | Amazon

AspenClean Unscented Dishwasher Pods $18 $14 | Amazon

If you're investing in new cookware and dishware, you should also invest in products that clean them. These pods are biodegradable, compostable, free of harsh chemicals, and are tough on grease, too. 

Brabantia Bo Touch Top Trash Can $208 $138 | Amazon

Brabantia Bo Touch Top Trash Can $208 $138 | Amazon

This 16 gallon trash can keeps odors from infecting your kitchen, and has a handy pedal and removable compartment that makes it easy to use. It also comes with free trash bags. 

Revolution R180S Touchscreen Toaster $345 $280 | Amazon

Revolution R180S Touchscreen Toaster $345 $280 | Amazon

Behold, the item you never knew you needed: A touchscreen toaster. This high-powered gadget has six settings as well as a panini function and panini press accessory, making breakfast and lunch easier than it's ever been.

Vitamix Immersion Blender $190 $133| Amazon

Vitamix Immersion Blender $190 $133| Amazon

For those who love to make soups, an immersion blender is a game-changer. It allows users to blend without ever taking the mixture out of the pot, and 

Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer $100 $85 | Amazon

Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer $100 $85 | Amazon

Fresh juice in the mornings? Count me in. And this hands-free option, compact option makes juicing easier than ever before.

American Kitchen Premium Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Frying Pan Set $240 $168| Amazon

American Kitchen Premium Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Frying Pan Set $240 $168| Amazon

Without a doubt, the avid chef needs more than just one pan, and this set is quite the steal for anyone looking to get their cookware collection started. It includes an eight, ten, and twelve inch pan, each of which is nonstick and promises to last for ages.