Prime Day, Amazon’s version of Black Friday, has officially arrived and the number of sales is more overwhelming than ever. But perhaps the easiest way to shop is by taking advantage of their AmazonBasics line of cookware, which offers the best in affordable silverware, appliances, pots and pans, cutlery, etc., all in classically designed, easy-to-order sets that have earned our Chowhound editors’ seal of approval. These severely discounted finds are perfect for amateur chefs, anyone on a budget, or those who have just Marie Kondoed their kitchen and need new, well, everything to replace the rusted skillets and grandma’s hand-me-down knife block. They also make great gifts for recent college grads or for those who just purchased their dream home.
Be sure to check out all of the fantastic deals below, which I’ll be updating in real time. Happy shopping!
AmazonBasics Microwave with Echo Dot (45 percent off)
“Alexa, set microwave for two minutes”–you after purchasing this rare bundle. And when you’re not heating up a bag of popcorn or last night’s leftovers, you can also use your coveted Echo Dot for other commands, like turning on the lights or telling you how beautiful you are (I’m serious). (Original Price: $109.98, Prime Day Price: $59.99) Looking for an Instant Pot? Check out this bundle, as well, which also includes an Echo Spot! Buy Now
AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Casserole Skillet (34 percent off)
This is the one-stop pot that’s necessary for literally any dish you may be craving. If you don’t already own a cast iron skillet, you’re missing out on a world of crispy rice, seared steaks, and near-perfect bacon. The red option has the steepest discount, but click here for more colors. (Original Price: $46.49, Prime Day Price: $33.05)Buy Now
AmazonBasics Grilling Mats (52 percent off)
You go, grill! This pack of two is perfect for outdoor barbecues and oven baking. Expect nothing but squeaky clean surfaces and exceptionally tasty foods. A real marriage-saver. (Original Price: $16.21, Prime Day Price: $7.76) Looking for a grilling tool set with all of the basics? Check out this snazzy deal marked at 30 percent off!Buy Now
AmazonBasics Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron 5-Piece Set (38 percent off)
Do not fear cast iron! Now is your chance to take advantage of pots and pans that will last a lifetime (if cared for properly). An added bonus? These bad boys can also make some decadent desserts. (Original Price: $79.99, Prime Day Price: $49.85)Buy Now
AmazonBasics 65-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Silverware Set (41 percent off)
Simple, elegant, and large enough to serve 12, here’s your excuse to host dinner parties or never run the dishwasher. This sturdy set will last you for years and will serve as an excellent replacement to that cheap IKEA silverware you’ve been relying on since college. Welcome to adulthood. (Original Price: $69.99, Prime Day Price: $41.52)Buy Now
AmazonBasics Double-Walled Stainless Steel Kettle (23 percent off)
What’s the tea? You’ll have time to figure it out as your water boils in this sleek and modern tea kettle, perfect for chais, matchas, oolongs, and the like. (Original Price: $27.99, Prime Day Price: $22.39)Buy Now
AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Ovens (30 percent off)
Fall will be here before you know it and you’re going to need something for all of your hearty stews and chunky soups. AmazonBasics’ dutch ovens are all on sale (at 30 percent off!) and available in all sizes and colors. We’re a fan of the big daddy 7.3-quart pictured above, but the possibilities are endless. (Original Price: $59.99, Prime Day Price: $49.99)Buy Now
AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Kitchen Cookware Set (30 percent off)
Pots and pans and skillets, oh my! A watched pot never boils and a watched deal on pots never ends up in your kitchen, so take advantage of this classic set that has everything you need for pasta night, omelettes, and steamed vegetables. Don’t have space for 15 pieces? They’re offering their 8-piece set for 32 percent off. (Prime Day Price: Currently Sold Out)
AmazonBasics Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Block Set (45 percent off)
There’s a knife for every fruit, vegetable, and protein you can imagine. In fact, there are knives in this thing that you will probably never use, but at this price, it doesn’t really matter. The neutral bamboo block and black handles also make it a decorative fit for any countertop. Very sharp. (Prime Day Price: Currently Sold Out)
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