Amazon acknowledged Friday that it has a loo-ming problem.
The web giant fessed up that its delivery drivers have limited access to bathrooms, meaning that accusations of them urinating in bottles or elsewhere in public are likely to be true.
“We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes,” the online retail giant posted on its AboutAmazon portal. “And this has been especially the case during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed.”
The admission comes following a Twitter spat with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) last month in which the congressman accused Amazon of being a union-busting operation that will “make workers urinate in water bottles.”
Amazon originally denied the claim.
“You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?” the company responded on Twitter. “If that were true, nobody would work for us.”
Amazon’s mea culpa admits that the original response was wrong.
“It did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfillment centers.”
But, the company added: “This is a long-standing, industry-wide issue and is not specific to Amazon.”
No word yet on how Amazon will solve the problem, other than to report “[we] will look for solutions.”
Amazon Prime Day is on now and continues through today, Oct. 14. Look for deep discounts on products big and small from major kitchen and home brands including Le Creuset, All-Clad and Keurig.
Check back on this story for regular updates — we’ll add more of the best Amazon Prime Day kitchen and home deals as they become available.
Read more on Chowhound: What kitchen deals can you expect on Prime Day?
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This 10-inch triple-layer nonstick skillet is compatible with all cooktops — including induction — and perfect for cooking eggs and other delicate items.
Make more than rice in this rice cooker, like whole grains, hot cereal and steamed vegetables.
Make healthier fast food with this handy air fryer. With the air crisp technology, you can reduce added fat while still guaranteeing a product that tastes like your favorite french fries.
These glasses were designed to release the aroma of white wines, so swirl and sip to your heart’s content. Bonus: They’re dishwasher safe.
This coffee maker from Keurig fits anywhere — thanks to its slim, sleek size. You can brew any cup size of coffee between six and 12 ounces by just using K-Cup pods, with coffee made in just minutes.
Get 40% off on this SodaStream, which makes fresh bubbly water at just the push of a button.
You’ll never use any other pans once you snag these All-Clad 8- and 10-inch skillets. The nonstick coating makes for healthier cooking, and the pans can be used on induction, gas, electric, ceramic and halogen.
It’s easier than ever to defrost frozen vegetables and warm up leftovers, thanks to this microwave that can be activated by Alexa. The microwave is set with 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child lock and a turntable.
Read our AmazonBasics Microwave review.
Too cold to grill outside? No matter. Toss this cast iron griddle right onto the stove, primed to sear everything from burgers and kebabs to Sunday morning pancakes.
This blender doubles as a food processor, which means you can do twice as many tasks with just one appliance sitting on the kitchen counter. The blades are so sharp that they break down everything from whole fruits and vegetables to seeds and ice.
This is a convection oven that does it all: You can toast, broil, bake, roast, warm, make pizza and rotisserie chicken, ferment and dehydrate all in one.
This powerful rice cooker makes up to 5.5 cups of rice, with an automatic setting that keeps the rice warm after it’s finished cooking.
The Vitamix Explorian is one of the most popular models with plenty of power to crush nuts into nut butter and pulse frozen fruit
Author’s note: My name is Jack Roskopp and I’m a writer who loves to whip up my own recipes at home. I cook in my kitchen pretty regularly, and ever since COVID-19 made going to restaurants a thing I don’t do as much anymore, there is almost always something going down in my kitchen these days.
Trying to build your kitchen from the ground up can be a daunting task. If you’re not a regular cook, certain tools can look pretty daunting, and there always seems to be a new kitchen gadget on the market that looks incredibly intimidating to use.
Some of these things I’ve accumulated since the pandemic started because I wanted to try out some more complicated recipes, and others I’ve been using and they’ve turned into my old faithfuls.
You can get them all on Amazon, and since it’s Prime Day, why not treat yourself to something special for your kitchen?
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Instant Pots are insanely popular, so if you already have one, you know just how versatile this kitchen appliance can be. There are honestly so many different things you can make. Chicken noodle soup, beef tips, mac and cheese, stroganoff, spaghetti, pulled pork, rice and even homemade cheesecake. It’s kind of scary to use for the first time, but there are plenty of YouTube tutorials out there on how to use your Instant Pot. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll become a pro pressure cooker in no time.
Not to be dramatic, but my life changed the day I got an air fryer. There are lots of different air fryers on he market, but these kind that can fit multiple trays of food are the best. You can cook a lot of food all at once.
There is also a rotisserie option, so you can make a rotisserie chicken at home that will rival the ones at Costco. Think of the air fryer as a toaster over or even your oven, so anything you’d cook in there you can cook in the air fryer. It’s unbelievable just how crispy the food gets, and you’re using little to no oil. I made homemade chicken strips in it, and it’s great knowing that the chicken will get super crispy without having to fry it in a vat of oil. It’s also great for veggies, frozen foods and hot dogs and burgers.
If you’re a fan of eating hard-boiled eggs in the morning for breakfast, this little machine will change your life. All you have to do is set the time on the little machine to your preference of egg “doneness” (I’m a hard-boiled kind of guy), and your eggs come out perfectly every time.
You can make a handful of eggs at a time and you’ve got a quick
Between Amazon Prime Day sales and the competitor deals from Wayfair, Etsy, Target, and Brooklinen, there’s a home decor sale for everyone this Prime Day. If it’s plants, dinnerware, or a nice table lamp for your home office you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Once you’ve finished browsing the home decor wares, check out our favorite deals under $25, and all the kitchen deals we think you shouldn’t miss.
Planters and Plants
If you’ve held off on developing a green thumb in quarantine, this might be your moment. (Succulents are incredibly easy to keep alive.) Some whimsical, pretty planters are also on sale today, to round out your living room as greenhouse aesthetic.
PRIME DAY DEAL: Succulents, Set of 5
PRIME DAY DEAL: Hanging Glass Planters, Set of 3
PRIME DAY DEAL: Cotton Rope Planter
These wood, glass, and ceramic pieces have lasting quality—and low price tags. The Riedel wine glasses in particular are a steal: the brand was favored in our product test, and they rarely go on sale.
TARGET DEAL: Zwilling Sorrento Double Wall Glass Espresso Mug, Set of 2
PRIME DAY DEAL: Wooden Salad Bowl
PRIME DAY DEAL: 8-Inch Porcelain Dinner Plates, Set of 4
PRIME DAY DEAL: Riedel 00 Collection White Wine Glasses, Set of 4
TARGET DEAL: Agate Wear Salad Plates, Set of 4
The cold is creeping in here in the Northeast, which means I not only need a throw blanket at all times at home, but I’ve also begun to look for one to bring with me to eat outdoors at restaurants. Both of these are made completely from natural fibers (cashmere and cotton) so they’ll just get better with age.
PRIME DAY DEAL: Reversible Cashmere Throw
PRIME DAY DEAL: Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
End Tables, Desks, and Chairs
Now that you’re spending all this time in your home, you might be realizing it needs a little more love when it comes to the details. Nesting tables, good lighting, and a leather poof to put your feet up will all add a bit of personality to your pad.
PRIME DAY DEAL: Nesting Tables
WAYFAIR DEAL: All Modern Table Lamp
PRIME DAY DEAL: Walker Edison End Table
TARGET DEAL: Leather Pouf
Bathroom Upgrades: Towels, Toothbrush Holders, and Good Candles
A linen closet upgrade is underway across America thanks to the sales this week. Look to Brooklinen for new towels—the brand’s culty plush bath towels almost never go on sale, and are 15 percent off right now.
BROOKLINEN DEAL: Super Plush Bath Towels, Set of 2
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A small upgrade to your kitchen can make all the difference in your routine, from speeding up breakfast to creating extra space on the counter to making dinner taste more delicious. This Amazon Prime Day, you can snag a ton of kitchen deals to improve your life — and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to shop.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 ends on Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m PST, so you only have a few hours to shop these deals. While you stock up on new kitchen items, shop other deals on home, tech, beauty, fashion and more before heading into the holiday season.
Don’t worry, if you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can still sign up for a free trial. And really, there’s no better time to do so.
Shop the best kitchen deals on top brands like Ninja, Instant Pot, Vitamix, Le Creuset, Cuisinart and more below and save up to 50 percent off. Life in the kitchen will never be the same!
This Ninja Foodi pressure cooker is like nine appliances in one. It can pressure cook, air fry/air crisp, steam, slow cook, sear/sauté, bake/roast, broil, dehydrate and make yogurt. The brand notes its “TenderCrisp Technology” lets you pressure cook food to lock in juices and then air fry to give your dish a crispy, golden finish.
If you live in a small space or just don’t want your coffee maker taking up precious counter space, this Keurig coffee maker is for you. It fits nearly anywhere, measuring only 4.5 inches wide. Add a cup of fresh water, insert a K-Cup and brew a cup of joe in minutes.
In The Know readers love Le Creuset’s Skinny Grill Pan, but this Amazon Prime Day, we’re crushing on the brand’s skinny griddle. It’s made with black enameled cast iron (no seasoning required) which provides and even heat distribution for cooking your best meals. Plus, it looks chic and has strong iron handles for serving straight from the stovetop.
Just when you thought the Instant Pot couldn’t possible do any more, the brand created a new lid to turn the pressure cooker into an air fryer. This Instant Pot sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, warms, roasts, bakes, broils, dehydrates, pressure cooks — and with the switch of the lid — air fries. That’s right, this appliance comes with two lids for different types of cooking, plus all the accessories you need for air frying.
This stainless steel cookware has an aluminum core, which ensures maximum heat retention and even heat distribution. This means your food cooks the same all around the pan. It can also take on extremely hot temperatures — it’s oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. The aluminum core is
From Zoom meetings to socially distanced shindigs, 2020 has been a year of adjusting to a new way of living. After being in quarantine for months, chances are you’ve been cooking more than usual, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing — especially since Amazon Prime Day is back with discounts on tons of cookware items and kitchen appliances.
Whether you’re treating yourself or picking up a gift for someone else, Prime Day has you covered. The big sale serves up a ton of kitchen essentials, including non-stick and stainless steel cookware, enamel cookware, ceramic cookware, kitchen utensils, cast iron pots and pans, frying pans, bread pans, woks, sauce pans, grill pans, skillets, muffin pans, crock pots, knives, baking dishes, draining spoons, soup ladles, spatulas, griddles, mixing bowls, pressure cookers, hand mixers, toaster ovens, air fryers, blenders, vegetable cutters, meat slicers and waffle irons.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day was pushed to Oct. 13-14. The two-day sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14, which gives you just enough time to scoop up deals on cookware and kitchen appliances from brands like Rachael Ray, Ayesha Curry Home Collection, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Gotham Steel, Hamilton Beach, Oster and NutriChef.
Of course, Prime Day offers more than just cookware. Early bird holiday shoppers and bargain hunters will find great sales on women’s clothing, kids’ clothing, wallets, home decor items, kitchen accessories, camping gear, travel gear, winter clothing, electronics, home decor items, designer handbags, sweaters, winter coats, sleepwear, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, boots, designer sunglasses, activewearr, designer backpacks, swimwear, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, jewelry, loungewear, tie dye, watches, handbags, kitchen supplies, furniture, bedding, daily essentials and more. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Guess, Puma, Tory Burch, Aldo, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi’s, Tumi luggage, Marc Jacobs, Skechers, Soludos, Superga, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names taking part in Prime Day.
The big sale is exclusively for Prime Members so make sure to log-in to your account before checkout to get free two-day shipping on select items. If you’re not a member, click here for a free trial. You can also get deals sent directly to your smartphone by downloading the Amazon app. Below, find our picks for the best cookware and kitchen appliances.
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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.
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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
With temperatures ranging from 150 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, this toaster oven can be used to cook and bake most anything you would prepare in a regular oven. It offers enough space to bake a 12-inch pizza, cook four pounds of chicken, and toast six slices of bread.
Shop Now: Toshiba Digital Toaster Oven, from $58.49, amazon.com.
Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven
This best-selling Dutch oven is extremely versatile, allowing you to cook both on the stovetop and in the oven. You can broil, braise, bake, fry, and roast all your favorite recipes inside this Dutch oven, then bring the entire dish straight to the table.
Shop Now: Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven, from $49.99, amazon.com.
Calphalon Premier Hard-Anodized Nonstick 8-Piece Cookware Set
If you’re due for a new cookware set, look no further than this superior collection. Complete with two fry pans, a saucepan with cover, a stockpot with cover, and a deep skillet with cover, this eight-piece set has everything you need to whip up a delicious meal. Plus, each piece is made with a three-layer nonstick interior, is oven-safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Shop Now: Calphalon Premier Hard-Anodized Nonstick
Whether you’re furnishing your home or picking up a housewarming gift for someone special, finding the right decor pieces can be a daunting task. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day is here with major price cuts, just in time for the holidays.
The annual sale serves up hot deals on a variety of pieces for your apartment, dorm room, house, home office or any other space that could use a decorative touch. Now’s your chance to save big on tons of discounted items, including bedding, throw pillows, rugs, table lamps, night lamps, desk lamps, wall art, storage items, wall sconces, curtains, shelves, clocks and other necessities.
Amazon Prime Day 2020 takes place from Oct. 13-14, giving you a head start on your holiday shopping list before Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially kick off the holiday shopping season. Besides home decor, the mega Amazon sale offers discounts on women’s clothing, kids’ clothing, men’s clothing, designer handbags, cozy sweaters, winter coats, sleepwear, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, boots, designer sunglasses, activewear, designer backpacks, swimwear, shoes, jewelry, loungewear, tie dye, watches, camping gear and travel gear. Prime Day shoppers can unlock major markdowns on top designer brands like Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Guess, Puma, Tory Burch, Aldo, Karl Lagerfeld, Tumi luggage and more top brands.
The shopping event is exclusively for Prime Members, so make sure you’re logged into your account to get free two-day shipping on select items. Additionally, downloading the Amazon app will bring great deals directly to your smartphone. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, click here to start your free trial.
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In the mood to spruce up your space for fall? Whether you’re shopping for a new coffee table, some wall art or anything in between, Amazon Prime Deal has plenty of home decor deals going on right now. Here are 13 the Shop TODAY editors are currently eyeing.
1. Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10
Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10
Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10 $20.01 at Amazon
The easiest way to dress up any space is with some cozy lighting. This set of 10 LED flickering flameless candles are 23% off for Prime Day and come with a handy remote.
2. NICETOWN Blackout Curtain
NICETOWN Blackout Curtain
NICETOWN Blackout Curtain $27.97 at Amazon
Get some quality shut-eye with these topnotch blackout curtains that keep those harsh early morning rays at bay. This bedroom essential is available in 23 colors and multiple sizes with discounts starting at 20%.
3. Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine
Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine
Big Red Rooster 6 Sound White Noise Machine $14.99 at Amazon
Another great idea for shut-eye is this white noise machine, currently 50% off. It’s loaded with six soothing sleep sounds and has an auto-off timer.
Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock
Echo Mickey Mouse Wall Clock $49.99 at Amazon
Compatible with Echo devices, this adorable Mickey Mouse smart wall clock comes in handy when you need to set multiple timers while cooking. Just call for Alexa and get to work while the clock helps you manage your time.
5. nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug
nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug
nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug $61.14 at Amazon
Feel like updating the living room? Look no further than this bestselling rug, on sale for a whopping 64% off!
6. Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign
Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign
Yankario Rustic Home Wall Decor Sign $15.99 at Amazon
Available in three sizes and sayings, this sweet wall sign is discounted up 22%. Choose from the following phrases for a look that suits your family’s personality: “Live, Laugh Love,” “Hope, Joy, Peace, Love” and “Home, Family, Faith, Love, Happiness.”
Whether you tend to run cold or just want to lend a cozy vibe to your home, throw blankets are a must. You can artfully toss one over a chaise to add texture or neatly tuck your new throw blanket into a basket for easy warmth when the temperature cools. Throw blankets can even spruce up a tired old couch at the flick of wrist. Now, Thanks to Amazon Prime Day, there’s a huge opportunity to snag one (or several) at a fraction of the usual price.
Prime Day, aka the Black Friday of October, is offering up the chance to score heavily discounted throws for your home both today and tomorrow with scores of limited-time home decor deals. Choose between buttery soft faux fur options, oversized sherpa-linked blankets, or a feather-light throws — or snatch them all up. Either way, the following Prime Day throw blanket deals are too good to miss.
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Sedona House Textured Throw Blanket Sharved Back Printing Sherpa Throw Blankets with Tassels (Light Tan)
NordECO HOME Flannel Throw Blanket – Soft Cozy Warm Blanket with Pompom Fringe for Couch Bed Sofa Chair, 50″ x 60″, Yellow
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State Cashmere Reversible Throw Blanket 100% Cashmere Two Tone Double Side Oversized Travel Wrap • 60 X 50 inches
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