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Amazon Discounted Kitchen Essentials from Le Creuset, Cuisinart, and Calphalon in Honor of Prime Day

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Because many of us are spending more time at home due to the global pandemic, we’ve all had extra time to experiment with new recipes. And as we approach the holiday season, there’s a good chance we’ll all be spending even more time in the kitchen. That means that there’s no better time than right now to stock up on new gadgets to help make all that cooking and baking even easier. After all, Amazon Prime Day is your best opportunity to invest in top-of-the-line products—so many excellent kitchen essentials are currently available at shockingly low prices. 

Prime Day officially started today at midnight and runs until tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. PT. Within the 48-hour time period, Amazon Prime members can shop over one million deals on just about every category on the site. If you’d like to get in on the fun (think exclusive deals and free two-day shipping) without fully committing to a membership ($119 a year), you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. 

Whether you want to upgrade your cookware or plan to try frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year, we’ve shuffled through the thousands of Prime Day deals to find which kitchen items are worth adding to your cart.

Related: 10 of the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop Right Now

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Rectangular Griddle

This cast iron griddle requires no seasoning because of its enameled coating (which also evenly distributes and retains heat). Not limited to just pancakes and eggs, it can be used to sear steaks, bake desserts, and cook vegetables. What’s more, it comes in several vibrant colors great for holiday gift exchanges. 

Shop Now: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Griddle, from $89.99, amazon.com.

Toshiba Digital Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking

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Prime Day Kitchen Essentials Deal: Save Up to 43%

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Pamela Shamshiri’s 7 Kitchen Design Essentials

Great barstools

When it comes to kitchen stools, it’s important to get it right. Shamshiri swears by the popular BassamFellows Tractor bar stools. The Square Guest stool by BDDW is another favorite. “This has become our new go-to stool because the legs don’t splay out,” she says. “Kids have an easier time with this one. It’s very indestructible and it’s more comfortable than it looks.”

Statement tile

Throughout Studio Shamshiri’s kitchens, you’ll see tile being used over and over again, in numerous forms, colors, and applications. In a Manhattan loft, BDDW tiles add a handcrafted touch. Shamshiri is also a big fan of zellige tile—“it’s one of the oldest processes as far as making tiles,” she explains. “There’s something appetizing and yummy about that.” 

Floors are another opportunity to create a striking tile moment. One project shows a black terra-cotta tile floor, while another features reclaimed cement tile in a white-and-yellow checkerboard pattern. Both materials were purchased from Exquisite Surfaces.

The appliances here are concealed behind walnut surfaces.

Photo: Stephen Kent Johnson

Hardworking, integrated appliances

When it comes to appliances, Shamshiri has a handful of go-to tricks. One is integrating appliances to match the look of the surrounding cabinets. “If we want an industrial element, we embrace the stainless,” she says. “But normally we like things warm—most of the time we’re integrating.” When the firm does so, it tends to use Miele appliances, “because of the way they do their ventilation—it’s at the back and not at the top or bottom, so you can really achieve the seamless look,” she explains.

Another appliance feature she sees coming up more and more: steam ovens, or combination convection and steam ovens. Her favorite sources are Miele for the former and Thermador for the latter. “That is a welcome introduction to our kitchens,