Sure, Amazon Prime Day is the ideal time to snag deals on big-ticket items like air fryers, instant pots and espresso machines. But don’t sleep on the smaller bits and bobs you didn’t know you needed in your toolkit. From storage sets to choppers, these are best random-but-useful kitchen gadgets that are on sale for the Amazon Early Access Sale—sign up for a free Prime trial and add ’em to your cart this October 11 and 12, before the deals are gone. Happy shopping (and cooking).
10 Random-but-Useful Kitchen Gadgets on Sale for the Amazon Early Access Sale
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1. Amazon Basics 14-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers
If your Tupperware drawer looks anything like ours, it’s time to do something drastic. These borosilicate glass containers won’t hold onto stains from mom’s spaghetti, plus they’re oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe and come with BPA-free plastic locking lids.
2. Amazon Basics Chopper
We know what you’re thinking: You don’t bake bread, so why would you need this pastry chef staple? Because it’s going to change your life in the kitchen. A bench scraper makes transferring chopped vegetables from cutting board to skillet a breeze, can handle crusty countertop messes with ease and makes quick work of cubing butter and dividing dough, just for starters. Plus, this one has a built-in ruler and ergonomic grip, and the stainless steel construction won’t lose its luster over time.
3. Chef’n Veggichop Food Chopper
For lazy cooks who can’t be bothered to pull out the food processor (or cooks who just don’t have one), this compact chopper makes quick work of breaking down onions, garlic, herbs and any fruit or veggie you can think of. What’s more, it can also whip up guac, pesto and salsa with ease. The bowl, blades and lid are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
4. KitchenAid Classic Can/Bottle Opener
Whether your can opener was lost to the depths of the junk drawer, or it just needs an upgrade, this is your pick. The stainless-steel design is rust-resistant and durable, and more importantly, there’s a bottle opener at the end so you can crack open a cold one while you cook. (Chef’s treat.)
5. Hyperchiller HC2RG Coffee Cooler
Iced coffee and cold brew fiends, this one’s for you. This carafe will cool down any beverage in 60 seconds flat, including tea, coffee, juice or even wine. All you need to do is fill it with water, store it in the freezer and grab it when you need an ice-cold refreshment.
6. Stasher Reusable Sandwich Bag
It’s 2022—time to eliminate single-use plastics from your kitchen. Normally, that’s easier said than done, because reusable baggies are not cheap. Prime Day is the ideal opportunity to snag a few of these silicone storage bags one sale. They’re dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe and BPA-free, plus sustainable to boot.
7. Keurig Slim Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
Not everyone needs a seven-billion-ounce coffee carafe. This brewer makes a single cup in a flash and holds enough water in its reservoir to brew four cups before refilling. The whole machine is less than five inches wide, so it’s ideal for small kitchens or dorm rooms.
8. Instant Pot Silicone Egg Bites Pan
Looking to recreate Starbucks’ signature egg bites at home? You can—and easily—with this instant pot egg bite pan. It’s compatible with 6-quart and 8-quart cookers, and you can use it to make everything from egg bites and muffins to cupcakes, yogurt bites, baby food and more. Plus, its BPA-free silicone is completely nonstick, heat resistant (up to 450 degrees) and dishwasher safe.
9. Ninja 14-Piece Knife Set With Block
In our experience, knife sets are either eye-poppingly expensive or dirt cheap with a quality to match. This 14-piece block set hits the sweet spot of quality and value. It includes a chef’s knife, bread knife, santoku knife, boning knife, utility knife, paring knife, six teak knives, kitchen shears and a knife block with a built-in sharpener.
10. Taylor Precision 5932 Cooking Oven Thermometer
It’s our not-so-humble opinion that everyone should have a thermometer in their oven. Even the newest, most high-tech appliances can run hot or cold, and even five degrees can make or break your pie masterpiece. For five bucks, this dial will tell you the true temp, all the way up to 600°F.
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