Amazon Prime Day 2023: The Best, Worst, and Somewhere-in-Between Kitchen Deals

The kitchen equipment you should scoop up during Prime Day—and what you should stay away from.

Published July 11, 2023.

As we entered the second and last day of Amazon Prime Day 2023, time is running out as we shop for the best sales on our favorite kitchen gadgets. Looking to add something to your kitchen arsenal or to buy a gift for a fellow home cook? Maybe you’re doing a little early holiday shopping or buying a gift for a friend’s wedding? That tool or gadget you’re eyeing might be on sale.

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Here’s a list of the test kitchen winners that are getting Prime Day price-drop treatment (while supplies last) as well as ones that aren’t worth the money.

And keep checking back! We’ll be updating this page with more Deals of the Day as they’re released. (Note that prices are subject to change.)

The Best Deals of the Day

Weve tested these models and were impressed by their performance. Theyre worth the money, with or without the sale.

Technivorm Moccamaster KBT

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $215.64 (usually $339.00)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $112.01

Our winning coffee maker is a breeze to set up and use—and it's currently on sale at a big discount. This simple machine made coffee that tasters described as "very strong but smooth." The brewing water quickly reaches the ideal temperature zone and stays there for 91 percent of its cycle. (The outer parts are plastic and can be replaced easily and inexpensively if they wear out over time. The machine also comes with a five-year warranty.) The thermal carafe kept coffee piping hot for 2 hours. (Note: Aside from the helpful cutoff switch on the brew basket, this model operates identically to our previous winner, model KBGT, which is also about 30% off.)


GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker 2.0

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $529 (usually $649)

Amazon Discount: 22%

You Save: $120

Our winning nugget ice maker is at its lowest price we’ve ever seen. We loved this model because it was among the most efficient models we tested, producing just over 1.5 pounds of crisp, clean-tasting nugget ice per hour. It was easy to install, clean (thanks to its self-cleaning mode), and use. We think its performance can justify its typically pricey price tag for nugget-ice aficionados. 


Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $18.74 (usually $24.99)

Amazon Discount: 25%

You Save: $6.25

This is a seasonally sweet deal. Our winner has large, rounded handles that are comfortable and easy to squeeze. It extracted the most juice of any model we tested, and its slat-like holes also drained the most juice without splattering or overflowing. Plus, it’s durable: Its tough plastic exterior showed no signs of wear, even after squeezing more than 200 lemons, limes, and oranges.


Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $249.99 (usually $304.99)

Amazon Discount: 18%

You Save: $55.00

This machine has an easy-to-use interface and multiple bread options—including a “Homemade” option, which lets you customize the kneading, rising, and baking times. Two kneading paddles ensure a well-integrated dough with an even-crumbed interior that, while light and tender, was also sturdy enough to cut without falling apart. We also liked the picture-perfect rectangular loaves the machine produced. 


All-Clad D3 Stainless-Steel Skillets, 10-Inch and 12-Inch

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $160.99 (usually $229.99)

Amazon Discount: 30%

You Save: $69.00

Our longtime favorite stainless-steel skillet—in both 12-inch and 10-inch sizes—has a clean design that includes no unnecessary frills. We appreciate the wide cooking surface and low, flaring sides that encourage excellent browning and evaporation; steel handles that stay cool on the stovetop and won't rotate in your hand; and an overall weight and balance that hits the sweet spot between sturdiness and maneuverable lightness. The three layers of cladding, with aluminum sandwiched by steel, make for deep, uniform browning.


T-Fal Ultimate EZ-Clean Fryer

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $90.99 (usually $129.99)

Amazon Discount: 30%

You Save: $39.00

This electric deep-fryer made food that was almost always perfect. Its large basket held a large quantity and made it easy to lower and lift the food during use; its high walls and lid contained messes nicely. A built-in filter and handy oil-storage container made the cleanup process a bit easier than other models. One caveat: Like the other fryers, it maxes out at around 374 degrees, so it can't quite fry those quick-cooking, high-heat foods, such as tempura, as nicely as a Dutch oven can.


Duxtop Portable Induction Cooktop 9600LS/BT-200DZ

On Sale: Wednesday 

Sale Price: $101.98 (usually $152.99)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $62.00

This induction cooktop has an intuitive and responsive control panel that makes it easy to adjust the time and temperature for various cooking tasks. It brought water to a boil in 24 minutes and kept cheese fondue at a constant temperature (140 degrees Fahrenheit) for more than 4 hours without scorching. It has a few limitations, including its 6-inch heating coil that works best with smaller cookware and it took a bit longer to heat up oil for deep frying.


AeroPress Coffee Maker

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $29.16 (usually $39.95)

Amazon Discount: 27%

You Save: $10.79

This press offers a portable, easy-to-use design with components that collapse to fit into a 15-ounce mug that is perfect for on-the-go brewing and stores neatly in a kitchen cabinet. Coffee from this press is smooth and rich and tastes just as good as the brew from its classic counterpart, if a little weaker than true espresso. The best part: We could adjust the ratio of coffee to water in this press’s spacious brewing chamber, allowing us to make up to 6 ounces of a strong, rich brew that was still tasty when diluted.


Chef’sChoice Trizor 15XV Professional Electric Knife Sharpener

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $110.86 (usually $150)

Amazon Discount: 26%

You Save: $39.14

Our top-rated sharpener had the winning combination of producing truly exceptional and consistent results quickly, neatly, and efficiently. The manual clearly outlined a few specific steps that must be followed each time, and it took about 2 minutes from start to finish to get a polished, razor-sharp edge. Narrow, spring-loaded slots made it easy and unambiguous to maintain a consistent angle as we moved the knife through the three slots. It rapidly removed a notch we cut in the blade and easily sharpened both our everyday chef’s knife and pricey carbon-steel chef’s knife. We subtracted half a point because the slots left very light cosmetic scratches along the sides of our knives.


Breville the Barista Express

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $549.95 (usually $795.95)

Amazon Discount: 27%

You Save: $200.00

If you’re been intrigued by home-brewed espresso, now it’s time to pull the trigger. This handsome machine is perfect if you want the convenience of built-in grinding and automatic weighing of coffee, as well as push-button brewing, but you don’t mind some hands-on work. There’s a little learning to do but the machine is designed to help you quickly get started. We loved that the machine came with everything you need—tamper, milk frothing jug, and portafilters for single and double espresso—and had a hidden drawer to store it all.


iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $649 (usually $799.99)

Amazon Discount: 19%

You Save: $151.00

Our winning robot vacuum was outstanding at picking up nearly every last bit of the sample messes we scattered, partly due to its unique dual counter-rotating rubber brushes. We appreciated that it would periodically dock to recharge and empty its own bin (the dock holds replaceable vacuum cleaner bags) before returning to cleaning. It quickly mapped multiple rooms accurately, making it easy to set cleaning schedules and assign it to specific rooms on demand. Its app wasn’t always the most user-friendly, with some tasks taking multiple steps, but it was adequate. We liked that this robot can be set to start cleaning when it detects that you have left the house and stop when you return, using the location on your phone or by linking to other smart home features such as your door locks. You can also set it to be silent at specific times, such as while you have Zoom meetings or the baby naps.


Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $22.99 (usually $29.99)

Amazon Discount: 23%

You Save: $7.00

We loved this 16-ounce travel mug, which not only kept coffee hot and cold for far longer than any other mug we tried but also was the easiest to use. Slim from top to bottom, it was comfortable for hands of all sizes to hold, open, and close, but because the opening is narrow, we had to aim a little more carefully when filling it. A simple push of a button popped open its lid, exposing the clean drinking spout within. It has a matte finish, which is different from our winner but we still recommend this model.


KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart Stand Mixer

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $259.99 (usually $379.99)

Amazon Discount: 32%

You Save: $120.00

Our winning small stand mixer flawlessly completes everything from the most basic of tasks, from whipping egg whites to making enough frosting for a three-layer cakes. The speed controls and tilt-head lever are straightforward and simple to operate, and the bowl and attachments are easy to put on and take off. If you want a smaller machine, this is a great option.


Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $99.95 (usually $149.95)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $50.00

This smart mug is simple to set up and easy to use, and when used with its app, it is the most accurate model we tested. It kept coffee at the temperatures we set for an average of 70 minutes and within our ideal temperature range of 130 to 160 degrees for an average of 90 minutes. We liked that the app sent an alert when the coffee had reached our set temperatures. It charged in just 2 hours, one of the shortest charging times in our lineup. We also liked its built-in safety features; it automatically “sleeps” when it’s empty or after 2 hours of inactivity. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can still use this mug: It’s programmed to maintain a temperature of 135 degrees, though when we tested this function the temperature remained closer to 130 degrees.


Beast Health Blender

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $140 (usually $164.95)

Amazon Discount: 15%

You Save: $24.95

This sleek, pricey blender wowed us with its ability to quickly turn fibrous kale and pineapple into luscious smoothies and effortlessly incorporate chopped herbs into a smooth dressing. And it’s on sale for Prime Day. It’s relatively quiet and comes with three leakproof lids for various occasions. It has one button in the back to power on the machine and one in the front to start blending; you hold the front button for a second to begin extended blending or you can press it quickly to pulse. As with other models, we had to stir milkshakes halfway through for the ingredients to fully incorporate. 


Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-Quart Air Fryer

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $99.95 (usually $125)

Amazon Discount: 20%

You Save: $25.05

Our winning air fryer was the first model we’ve tested that delivers on its promise to offer an extra-large capacity—and it’s on sale for Prime Day. Though it’s only a foot tall, this drawer-style model was large enough to fit four chicken cutlets or two 15-ounce bags of frozen french fries, cooking everything to crispy, golden perfection. We were even able to cook a whole 4-pound chicken in it. 


KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller and Cutter Set

On Sale: Wednesday 

Sale Price: $149.96 (usually $199)

Amazon Discount: 25%

You Save: $49.04

If you own a KitchenAid stand mixer and appreciate the convenience of its attachments, we recommend this pasta roller and cutter set. Both the sheets and the strands that the attachments produced were on par with the pasta made with Marcato, our favorite manual pasta maker. It was simple to attach the roller and cutters to the machine and easy to change the thickness settings of the roller. Because the roller and the cutters are suspended from the mixer above the countertop, it was easy to feed dough into them with one hand and catch the sheets or cut pasta strands with the other—a task that takes some practice when using the hand-cranked Marcato model. 


SodaStream Terra

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $109.99 (usually $159.95)

Amazon Discount: 31%

You Save: $59.96

It’s easy to use this model: Simply press the large button on the top of the machine until you’ve obtained your desired level of carbonation. The plastic water bottles connect to the machine easily and are dishwasher-safe. The machine uses SodaStream’s new “quick connect” CO2 canisters, which slide into the back of the machine and lock into place when you pull down a plastic handle. 

If you prefer glass water bottles, we recommend the SodaStream Aqua Fizz. It's about $60.00 off today.


Braun TriForce Power Blender

On Sale: Wednesday 

Sale Price: $171.94

Amazon Discount: 31%

This blender did a great job with every task, from mayonnaise to almond butter. Smoothies were a tad frothy thanks to this model’s wide jar but otherwise more than acceptable. And it’s relatively quiet, which we appreciated. We liked its clear, well-labeled digital interface and speed dial. 

You Save: $78

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Mercer Culinary Renaissance 8-Inch Forged Chef's Knife

On Sale: All day Wednesday

Sale Price: $45 (usually $56.06)

Amazon Discount: 20%

You Save: $11.06 

This knife ran a very close race with our winner. It had a very sharp, gently curved blade that tackled every task well, and its rounded spine was easy to choke up on when we used a pinch grip. It’s a little heavier than our winner, but some testers actually preferred that extra weight, finding it “solid” and “authoritative” in their hands. And it’s just as inexpensive. One small quibble? The handle is made from a somewhat slick plastic that sometimes felt slippery when wet or greasy.


Instant Pot Pro 8Qt

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $113.04 (usually $169.95)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $56.91

The most current Instant Pot multicooker is a great, easy-to-use appliance. Its streamlined interface was easy to navigate and you can even save your favorite recipes. It has a pressure-release switch that keeps your hand away from the hot steam when you vent the machine, and a diffuser on the vent makes the steam disperse slightly more gently. You can also program a timer to alert you after 5 or 10 minutes of natural pressure release, which saves you a trip back to the machine between cooking stages. The pressure-cooking, rice, sautéing, yogurt, and steaming functions were all excellent and are reason enough to get a multicooker.


Philips Kitchen Appliances Compact Pasta Maker

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $118.70 (usually $179.95)

Amazon Discount: 34%

You Save: $61.25

Made by the same manufacturer as our winner, this electric pasta machine is a good compact, no-frills option. It made excellent spaghetti and fettuccine, though penne came out a little curvier than we preferred. And it’s pretty easy to use, eschewing the digital interface of our favorite for a simpler analog dial. (We prefer the digital interface, but the dial worked fine.) Like our winner, it has a handy pasta-cutting tool. It just comes with fewer pasta disks, so you don’t have quite as many options. Because it’s smaller than our winner, it can’t quite produce as much pasta at a time. And even though it’s smaller, it’s still a pain to clean.


Instant Omni 18L Air Fryer Toaster Oven

On Sale: Tuesday

Sale Price: $149.95 (usually $199.99)

Amazon Discount: 25%

You Save: $50.04

This roomy, relatively affordable air-fryer toaster oven performed beautifully on most tasks, air frying, roasting, and broiling well. Rack positions for each cooking mode were indicated on the oven door, making it easy to cook properly. We liked that the cooking countdown paused when we opened the door to flip food. But like many of the machines we’ve tested, it seemed underpowered when it came to toasting, producing very light toast even when we’d selected the darkest setting. Its digital interface was a bit of a pain to navigate and took up nearly a third of the machine’s front, leaving a smaller window for us to monitor our food’s progress. Despite having a big control panel, the time and temperature display was so small that time and temperature didn’t both fit on it at the same time; instead, the display alternates between the two readings as food cooks, a minor inconvenience.


Deals Worth Considering

These are some models we reviewed and liked but might not have loved. Some lack a few useful features. Others are a bit smaller than ideal. Depending on the size of your household or how you plan to use each item, you might be unfazed by those drawbacks and thrilled to scoop something up at a good price.

To help you weigh the pros and cons, weve offered a suggestion for what you might want to buy instead. Read on to see whats right for you.

Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Select

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $239.99 (usually $359.00)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $119.01

Made by the manufacturer of our top-rated coffee maker, this machine is attractive and comes in a wide range of colors. It doesn’t brew coffee quite as well (water appears to flow through it a bit more quickly) and the brewed coffee cools off faster. BUY NOW AND SAVE 33%

What to Consider Instead: Our winner can’t be beat. It brews terrific coffee and its thermal carafe keeps it piping hot for 2 hours. Best of all: It’s also about 30% off during Prime Day. It’s currently $229.99, a savings of about $100.00.

Black + Decker Dustbuster Hand Vacuum

On Sale: Wednesday

Sale Price: $40 (usually $59.99)

Amazon Discount: 33%

You Save: $19.99

This vacuum, which is powerful and feels lightweight for its size, has a large filter and a spacious collection bin that can conveniently be opened on either end. Though its long, narrow nozzle occasionally made it difficult to maneuver in tight spaces, it reached under cabinets and furniture remarkably well. Its nozzle also spun 360 degrees, allowing us to position it instead of awkwardly straining our hands to reach into tight spaces. We do wish it were easier to reassemble the vacuum after emptying the collection bin. BUY NOW AND SAVE 33%

What to Consider Instead: We love our winner for its power and consistency. It has a built-in brush and crevice tool that swings or slides, respectively, for use. It’s 34% off during Prime Day. It’s currently $59, a savings of about $30.

Deals to Stay Away From (and What to Buy Instead)

We’ve tested many of the kitchen tools included in Prime Day, and some of the models just aren’t worth the money.

Here are the models that you’re better off skipping and the top-rated gear that we recommend buying instead.

HexClad 12-inch Hybrid Pan

Prime Day Deal: HexClad Residential 12-inch Fry Pan

On Sale: Wednesday 

Why You Should Skip It: This pan wasn’t truly nonstick; eggs stuck to it. Even when we used oil to cook a frittata, slices didn’t come out cleanly. This issue was likely due to its unique design. Unfortunately, the nonstick coating is interrupted by uncoated hexagons of that same stainless steel, which is why food stuck to it. This pricey pan was also on the heavier side, so our hands got tired when lifting it, both with and without food inside. 

What You Should Buy Instead: OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro 12’’ Open Frypan

Why We Love It: The cooking surface was slick, both when new and after extensive use, and food never stuck. It’s one of the lightest models we tested, so it was easy to lift and maneuver, but it was also sturdy and resisted denting. All of our testers liked its wide, comfortable handle. Like every other model, its surface became scratched when we used a knife as if to cut a frittata, but it otherwise held up well.

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