When Is Amazon Prime Day 2022? The Best Early Deals and Shopping Tips

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is fast approaching—and we’re here with your Prime Day preview and early deals. During the two-day sales event, we’ll provide you with an updated list of the best Prime Day deals of 2022 on kitchen gear throughout the 48-hour bonanza. After a couple of years of unusual scheduling due to the pandemic, the event will take place, as is traditional, in July. Specifically: Tuesday, July 12 at 12 a.m. P.T. through the the end of day Wednesday, July 13.

Think of Prime Day as summer’s version of Black Friday or Cyber Monday—the deals on electronics, home goods, and (the one we really care about) kitchen deals will be extensive. The one catch? You have to be a Prime member to shop the sales. (If you don’t have a Prime account already, you can sign up for a Prime membership here to get the perks.)

We’ll be covering all the best deals on kitchen gear, home appliances, cleaning tools, and tabletop decor just in time to get your home ready for a summer of houseguests, family, and plenty of outdoor cooking. So check back for our coverage on this shopping event and expect to see a slew of great discounts on editor-vetted products like our favorite blenders, air fryers, pots and pans, and more. But for now here’s the 411 in advance on what Amazon Prime Day is all about and how we plan to cover the event.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is Amazon’s own online shopping “holiday”—and it actually lasts two days, not one. Like all highly anticipated sales events, there’s a lot of secrecy surrounding most of the deals that’ll be available. If past years are any indication, we can expect deep discounts on Instant Pots (Amazon sold upward of 300,000 Instant Pots on Prime Day last year) and hot ticket kitchen products like espresso machines and Dutch ovens. Last year Epi readers particularly loved the deals on Joule Sous Vide machines, cast-iron skillets, and KitchenAid meat grinder attachments.

When is Prime Day?

Usually, the main deals go live at 12 a.m. P.T. on the first day of the event or 3 a.m. E.T.—some of those items will stay on sale the whole event, while others will appear for shorter periods along the way. Throughout the 48 hours Amazon will also drop a series of short-and-sweet deals available until supplies last. Those are called lightning deals; more on that below.

How to shop Amazon Prime Day 2022

We recommend setting a deal alert for anything you have your eye on during the extravaganza because things can get overwhelming. You can do this via desktop by adding the item to your shopping cart and clicking “save for later.” Amazon will notify you if the price changes. If you want instant notifications, download the Amazon Shopping app. In the app you can also choose “today's deals” to preview the sales 24 hours before they go live. Prime Day is an especially good time to purchase kitchen appliances like toaster ovens, waffle makers, and blenders. We suggest browsing our product tests and saving any winners that are missing from your kitchen now—the event is known as being particularly great for sales in the home and kitchen department, as well as in the tech category.

How to get “lightning deals” during Amazon Prime Day 2022

We’ll be rounding up the best Amazon Prime Day deals on our favorite kitchen products and updating them throughout the duration of Prime Day. A lot of the sales will be lightning deals, meaning they will only be available for a limited time (usually an hour). Sometimes inventory sells out well before that time period is up. We’ll be checking and editing our stories— every hour on the hour—to make sure that every deal we offer you is as up-to-date as possible. Make sure to check our site throughout the day for the most up-to-date info about what’s on sale for Amazon Prime Day.

What is on sale on Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon devices, like the Echo device we tested in our review of the best kitchen speakers, will likely be on sale for Amazon Prime members. Cleaning gear like Roombas and other robot vacuums tend to be discounted as well, as do tech gadgets like headphones, Apple products, iPads, and smart speakers. And crucially, there are great deals on kitchen appliances during the annual sale.

How we approach Prime Day sales coverage

You won’t see every deal available on Prime Day listed on our site: We will only be featuring products we have either already approved during one of our rigorous product tests or products our editors love using at home. We will also be making sure that the deals are truly deals—this means no reporting fake slashes on inflated prices. Prime Day can be a great way to score on big-ticket items and fun low-risk tools alike, but it can also be overwhelming. We’re hoping by narrowing the field to the best kitchen and kitchen-related products out there, we can help you make smart purchases.

Will there be other retailers hosting sales during Amazon Prime Day?

Yes. Amazon’s competitors are likely to offer steep discounts over the two days of Amazon Prime Day; we’ll look out for these as well. If you tend to look to Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Target, or Sur La Table for kitchen and dining bargains, continue to check back on our site during Amazon Prime Day. We will cross-check who has the best discount on the web—so you can score the very best deal on that Instant Pot you’ve been eyeing.

Early Amazon Prime Day deals

There are tons of early deals ahead of this year’s Amazon Prime Day that you can already shop—like one of our favorite cast-iron skillets, blenders, and rice cookers. Other retailers are likely to offer early discounts as well. We’ll be checking Walmart for a slew of savings across kitchen, home, and outdoor goods, and also Target, which offered 25% off kitchen and dining room furniture in the lead up to the previous year’s Prime Day.

Cookware

The cast-iron skillet that won our product test for years and years is on sale now. Plus, some of everyone’s favorite cookware: Le Creuset Dutch ovens. For more Le Creuset deals, check out our roundup.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch

$30.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven, 7.25 Quart, Cerise

$440.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven, 5.5 Quart, Marseille

$400.00, Amazon

Cleaning

Some of our all-time favorite vacuum cleaners are on sale right now. For more info on each of these read our guide to the best vacuum cleaners and our love letter to mop/vacuum hybrids.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Tineco Pure One S11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

$350.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Shark Ultralight Corded Stick Vacuum

$250.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro All in One Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner

$330.00, Amazon

Instant Pots

Everyone’s favorite pressure cooker is on sale early. Check our full list of early Instant Pot deals.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Pot Duo Plus, 6 Quart

$130.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Air Fryer, 6 Quart

$130.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Pot Pro, 8 Quart

$150.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Pot Vortex Plus

$150.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Air Purifier, Small

$111.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Instant Pot Official Silicone Roasting Rack

$14.00, Amazon

KitchenAid mixers and attachments

KitchenAid attachments are always some of our most popular items on Prime Day. If you need the whole mixer, there are deals on those too. Not ready for a full stand mixer? Get a cordless handheld number and still enjoy stellar baked goods.

PRIME DAY DEAL: KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer

$460.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Kitchenaid Professional 600 Stand Mixer 6 Quart

$550.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: KitchenAid Cordless 7-Speed Hand Mixer

$100.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: KitchenAid Grain Mill Attachment

$150.00, Amazon

Rice cookers and other small appliances

Our test-winning rice cooker, induction burner, soda maker, and more—already discounted.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Cuckoo Micom Rice Cooker

$112.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

$219.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

$130.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Breville Smart Pro Toaster Oven

$350.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Duxtop Portable Induction Cooktop

$130.00, Amazon

Blenders and juicers

Vitamixes are expensive—luckily there are already two models on sale. We’ll be watching to see if our all-time favorite and winner of our blender test, the 5200, will be discounted. Check back! If you want a two-in-one blender/juicer, try the Breville Bluicer.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Vitamix Explorian Blender

$396.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container

$650.00, Amazon

PRIME DAY DEAL: Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

$400.00, Amazon

Best deals sold last year

Here’s a list of the most popular kitchen tools Epicurious readers bought last year on Amazon Prime Day. Some of them are already on sale this year; some we hope to see go on sale on Prime Day. Add them to your cart and set up alerts now.

Stasher Reusable Storage Bag, Sandwich

$13.00, Amazon

Stasher Large Silicone Reusable Storage Bag, 52 oz

$22.00, Amazon

Instant Pot Duo

$100.00, Amazon

Zeppoli Dish Towels, Pack of 30

$40.00, Amazon

Zeppoli Classic Kitchen Towels 15-Pack

$23.00, Amazon

John Boos Maple Cutting Board, 24" x 18" x 1.5"

$154.00, Amazon

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Half-Sheet, set of 2

$25.00, Amazon

The Ringer

$35.00, Amazon

Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine

$700.00, Amazon

Victoria 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

$24.00, Amazon

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