Amazon Just Shared the Dates for Prime Day 2022—but You Can Already Shop These Early Kitchen Deals

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Mark your calendars, Amazon Prime Day 2022 is *almost* officially here. The annual shopping event is filled with millions of deals on everything from tech and beauty to home and (our favorite) kitchen items, making it an excellent time to upgrade your cookware or treat yourself to a luxe appliance. Today, Amazon announced that this year's sale will take place on July 12 and July 13 — here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day started off as an anniversary celebration back in 2015. Now, it's the company's biggest shopping event of the year, with 2021's sale offering two million discounts over two full days. During Prime Day, Amazon slashes prices in nearly every product category, from apparel to appliances, giving its Prime subscribers in more than 20 countries the chance to score exclusive markdowns. Keep in mind, many Prime Day deals are only available to Prime subscribers, so make sure your membership is up to date beforehand.

How do I become an Amazon Prime member?

Amazon Prime is a premium subscription service that costs just under $15 per month, or $139 if you sign up for a year. Members get free two-day shipping on millions of items (and some ZIP codes are even eligible for same-day delivery) and access to Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music. Plus, if you're a student there are exclusive membership discounts, such as a six-month free trial, and a monthly fee of only $8 afterward. If you're someone who frequently shops on Amazon, then a Prime subscription is a great investment. Not ready to commit? You can always sign up for a 30-day free trial to take part in Prime Day.

When does Amazon Prime Day start?

Amazon Prime Day is a marathon, not a sprint. Discounts begin as early as 3 a.m. EST and end at midnight EST. Keep in mind there are several types of deals, with some only lasting as little as an hour or until items sell out, while others run all day. You can find all of Amazon's Prime Day deals here, but make sure to check every couple of hours to grab the items on your list. It's important to keep in mind that each day offers different deals, so you may have to plan your buys accordingly.

What are the best deals to shop on Amazon Prime Day?

From small appliances and cookware to organization tools and outdoor entertaining essentials — we've got our eye on a handful of great deals ahead of Prime Day. While the official start date is still a month away, we've already searched the site for the best deals so you don't have to.

Expect to find great markdowns on kitchen and home essentials like Amazon devices, Dutch ovens, cast iron cookware, air fryers, and blenders, as well as bigger-ticket items such as stand mixers, espresso machines, and even smokers and grills. But this sale is not just for kitchen goods — it's also an opportune time to refresh your garden, wardrobe, and household with items like vacuums, planters, towels, and more.

What's more, some of our favorite high-end brands are even included in this sale. Expect to find splurge-worthy items from Le Creuset, Traeger, De'Longhi, Breville, GreenPan, Lodge, ThermoPro, and so much more at a fraction of the cost. So whether you're craving a summertime refresh, or just want an excuse to shop a great deal, Prime Day is an excellent time to score. Start getting your virtual cart ready.

What deals are happening now?

Prime Day is still a month away, but you can already find plenty of discounted kitchen finds up to 44% off in its sale storefront. Curious? Keep reading to see what we're shopping for this Prime Day.

GE Powerful Stainless Speed Blender

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With a powerful 1000-watt motor, two interchangeable blender cups, and a large 64-ounce capacity, this blender is just what you need for pulsing everything from margaritas to salsas this summer.

Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer

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Level-up your toaster with this smart oven air fryer from Breville. It has 11 different cooking functions and a large-capacity interior that can accommodate a 13-inch pizza or roasted chicken.

Gevi Espresso Machine

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This Amazon bestseller brings barista-level beverages right to your kitchen countertop. It has a 1.5-liter capacity, a milk frother to create the perfect foam for cappuccinos, and, best of all, it's $30 off with a clickable coupon right now.

De'Longhi Livenza All-Day Grill

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If you love to grill but don't have the proper outdoor space, consider this compact grill from De'Longhi. It's 41% off and has three interchangeable grill grates that can achieve fluffy waffles, perfectly seared burgers, and even crepes.

ThermoPro Wireless Meat Thermometer with Dual Meat Probe

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For a gorgeous sear on proteins, consider adding a meat thermometer to your grilling routine. We love this option from ThermoPro, which allows you to cook two proteins at once and select your desired cook level for under $50. It also just so happens to be our favorite probe model meat thermometer of the bunch.

Utopia Kitchen Cast Iron 3-Piece Skillet Set

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A great set of cast iron skillets is a no-brainer in the kitchen for fluffy cornbread, crispy chicken, and even gooey brownies. This set from Utopia Kitchen is 40% off and comes with 6-, 8-, and 10-inch options to tackle large and small meals.

GreenPan Ceramic Nonstick 2-Piece Frying Pan Set

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Fry eggs, sauteé veggies, and flip pancakes in this popular ceramic nonstick set from GreenPan. It includes both an 8-inch and 10-inch pan, which are both scratch-resistant, as well as oven- and broiler-safe.

Calphalon Signature Nonstick 12-Inch Flat-Bottom Wok with Cover

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This nonstick wok from Calphalon makes a great versatile piece of cookware. Use it for steaming, frying, and pan-searing your favorite proteins. Not to mention, it has a durable dual-layer build, great heat distribution, and it's 32% off.

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