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The Prime Day Deals That Our Kitchen Experts Are Wishing For

It's called manifesting.
By Published July 7, 2022

Prime Day 2022 is right around the corner, on July 12 and 13. So there's only one thing to do until then: daydream about the deals we want most.

When you review kitchen gear for a living, you end up with a long wish list of tools, gadgets, and appliances you hope to own. In advance of Prime Day 2022, we asked the members of the ATK Reviews team one question: What item would you freak out about if it was for sale on Prime Day?

Here’s what some of our team of professional reviewers are keeping an eye out for:

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An Impressive Immersion Blender: Braun MultiQuick Immersion Blender

My immersion blender is on its last legs. It did a good job (I got it for my wedding 10 years ago!), but I just cracked the cup. It also doesn’t have a whisk attachment, which I’ve been coveting (I don’t like hauling out my stand mixer unless I need to).

We just retested immersion blenders and our previous winner, the Braun MultiQuick, triumphed again. It’s light, comfortable to hold, easy to use, and has a perfectly designed blade guard that keeps food moving and prevents splatter. I can’t wait to upgrade. Come on Braun! Hannah Crowley, Executive Editor, ATK Reviews

A Top-Tier Stand Mixer: KitchenAid Pro Line Series 7-Qt Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

My stand mixer recently jumped off the counter while mixing pita dough. (I’m trying not to take this escape attempt personally; I’m not a terrible baker.) My boyfriend fixed it, but it hasn’t been quite the same since. (I’ve been using it on the floor, where it can’t hurt itself, but it still shuffles in circles until it ends up in the corner of the room, banging its head against the wall like Charlie Brown. Obviously this is not ideal for many reasons.)

So I would be so very, very excited if our winning high-end stand mixer, the KitchenAid Pro Line Series 7-Qt Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, were to go on sale. I’ve used it at work, so I know how well (and consistently) it performs. And since I often cook for large crowds, I’d appreciate our high-end favorite’s roomy 7-quart capacity. I also like its handy bowl-lift feature, which saves you from having to knock the head of the mixer back any time you want to add ingredients or change the attachment. I’d need a pretty hefty discount to make this model fall within my budget, though, so . . . fingers crossed!—Miye Bromberg, Senior Editor, ATK Reviews

A Fantastic Food Processor: Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

Back when I was just a fan of America’s Test Kitchen but not yet a member of the ATK Reviews team, I decided to buy myself a food processor. The assessment of the Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor in Lisa McManus’s food processor review was glowing. But I thought, “I’m just one person. There’s no way I need a 14-cup food processor.” (Lisa, if you’re reading this, thank you for hiring me and please skip ahead to the next entry!)

I did the unthinkable: I ignored the review and bought a smaller model. I regret it. The bowl is always crowded, making it harder to pulse butter into flour to make flaky pie dough or puree soup without overflowing. The motor is also less powerful, so I always worry that my next batch of bagels will be its last. Whoever you are and however small your household or your appetite, you need a full-size food processor. And so do I. I’m going to jump if I ever see the Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor on sale and keep my little model on hand for small tasks. —Kate Shannon, Deputy Editor, ATK Reviews 

A Portable Pizza Oven: Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Pizza Oven

When my partner and I moved in together, homemade pizza became a weekly staple. My baking stone makes surprisingly great pies, but when our friends hosted a backyard pizza party, I became an Ooni convert. The hotter your oven is, the better baking stones work, and some home ovens only go up to 500 degrees. As long as you have some sort of outdoor porch, patio, or backyard, the Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Pizza Oven can enable you to enjoy wildly impressive Neapolitan pizzas at home. It has a reasonably minimal footprint, heats up fairly quickly (to over 750 degrees!), and cooks up perfectly blistered personal-sized pizzas in just two or three minutes. —Sarah Sandler, Assistant Editor, ATK Reviews

A Hot Grilling Gadget: Weber 2290 22-Inch Charcoal Rotisserie

I tested charcoal grill rotisserie kits last summer, and fell in total, unexpected love with our winner, the Weber 2290 22-Inch Charcoal Rotisserie, which sits on top of our favorite (and Best Buy) 22-inch charcoal kettle-style grills by Weber. I spit-roasted whole chickens and whole bone-in legs of lamb, and it was surprisingly, ridiculously delicious and easy—my all-time favorite combination. I reluctantly packed up that rotisserie when I was done with testing. But if it goes on sale this year, I’m going to grab it. —Lisa McManus, Executive Editor, ATK Reviews

A Beach Day Staple: Yeti Tundra Cooler

As Prime Day falls in the middle of July this year, a large cooler for the perfect beach day is at the top of my shopping list. After testing large coolers earlier this year, I came to appreciate the sturdily built, heavy-duty Yeti Tundra 45 that comes with a hefty price tag. After comparing the insulation density of several coolers and their ability to maintain cold temperatures for multiple days, I realized that a good cooler is like a walking fridge that comes to the rescue and hands you a very cold drink when you’re overwhelmed by the unrelenting sun. The bottom line is that they’re well worth the investment and any discounts on those coolers can make them a real steal. As there was a Yeti shortage last year, I know I’m not going to wait around to snag mine when it goes on sale. —Valerie Li Stack, Assistant Editor, ATK Reviews