Amazon Prime Day: Best Deals on Knives, Blenders, & Kitchen Gear

Amazon Prime Day is here. The two-day sale takes place on July 15 and July 16 of this year and will feature deals on more than one million products across all categories. In addition to massive sales on toys, tech, knives, back-to-school supplies, parenting gear, and more, there are incredible deals on kitchen gear.

Leading up to the big day, here are some home and kitchen items that will go on major sale, plus new launches available starting Prime Day only, to get you prepped and whet your appetites. And of course, we found some major, and we do mean major, deals to save you dough right now.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Knife, Blender, Coffee Maker, and Kitchen Gear Deals

This excellent, teched-up drip coffee maker normally costs $280. It has a number of pre-set modes including, Fast, Strong, Iced, Cold Brew, and Gold, the latter of which automatically adjust the water temperature and brew time to meet specs set by the Specialty Coffee Association. The brewer also has a 60-ounce capacity

Save big on store-bought herbs by growing your own at a deep discount. This AeroGarden is normally priced at $149.95. The set includes a six-pod gourmet herb seed kit so you can plant: Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil and Mint and 3 oz. patented nutrients. In addition to providing delicious garnishes for your dishes, it’s a fun project for kids.

Looking to replace your slow-cooker? Now’s a good time: This 6-quart model from Crockpot was priced formely at $85, This model has a six-quart capacity, can be set to 20 hours, and automatically shifts to warm when the cooking cycle is over. It also has an automatic stirrer that attaches to the bottom of the lid to make the entire process truly hands free.

Keep your food fresh five times longer than regular storage methods with this FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer machine, which removes air, the prime (no pun intended) suspect when it comes to freezer burn and spoilage. This starter kit includes an 11

The Aroma Professional 12-Cup rice cooker is a versatile appliance. This multicooker features a ceramic inner pot which is a healthy and natural alternative to non-stick coating. With 12 different functions available, you can also prepare cakes and yogurt in this appliance. It comes with a steaming tray, a rice measuring cup, soup ladle, plastic rice paddle, and bamboo rice paddle.

Maybe you’re jonesin’ for a mobile command center for your kitchen. This cart can do both. It has a storage space in the form of a pull-out drawer and a double-door cabinet and space on top where you can handle prep work. Thanks to its four wheels, the cart can be rolled wherever dinner takes you.

Not a fan of drip machines or don’t have time to do the grind-and-tamp for an espresso every morning? This single serve machine, normally $249 has you covered, serving up single serve coffee or espresso via Nespresso pods. Ships with 30 different capsules.

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IKEA Shopping List During Covid: Work Desks and Kitchen Gear

IKEA reported a drop in annual sales blaming store closures early in the coronavirus pandemic but said consumers have flocked to its stores since lockdowns lifted to buy desks, chairs and kitchens.

About 75% of the furniture retailer’s stores were closed for between seven to 10 weeks because of coronavirus lockdowns. That resulted in visits to IKEA stores falling nearly 16% for its fiscal year, and lower revenue from its restaurants, which typically make up about 5% of sales.

Overall, Ingka Group—the largest IKEA franchisee and operator—on Tuesday reported sales of €35.2 billion, equivalent to $41.5 billion, for the 12 months to Aug. 31, down from €36.7 billion a year earlier. It didn’t disclose profit figures.

Chief Executive Jesper Brodin said in an interview that consumption trends around the world had been similar through the pandemic. Early on, shoppers bought desks, office chairs and cooking equipment. Interest then moved toward home organization items such as shelving and baskets. Demand for kitchens was also high, with people taking advantage of time at home to install them.

IKEA said online sales make up 18% of the company’s overall revenue. A company’s store in Shanghai in July.



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“Lately, we see a lot of interest in beautification,” said Mr. Brodin. “A lot of people are taking the opportunity to update their homes.”

The comments echo those from rival

Home Depot Inc.,

which in August posted its strongest quarterly sales growth in nearly 20 years, saying the home had never been more important to consumers than during the pandemic.

IKEA said online sales grew 60% and now make up 18% of the company’s overall revenue, up from 11% a year ago.

To meet surging online demand, IKEA repurposed its stores to act as fulfillment centers, rolled out click-and-collect at new locations and offered drive-through collection.

It also acquired Geomagical Labs, a startup whose imaging technology allows consumers to decorate and furnish 3-D representations of their homes. In China, IKEA began making its products available on

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

’s Tmall online marketplace—the first time they were sold on a third-party online platform.

Analysts and economists are paying close attention to monthly retail sales numbers as a way to gauge how the economy may be recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kathy Willens/Associated Press. (Originally Published June 16, 2020)

IKEA said it had benefited from efforts under way before the pandemic to make its products more accessible to people living far away from its stores or who may not have the means to travel to them. Those include opening smaller, city-center stores and investing in improving its online delivery and click-and-collect services. Mr. Brodin said such efforts “suddenly became a survival line” once Covid-19 hit.

However, IKEA ran into trouble in the U.S., where online customers complained of struggling to place, track and receive orders. The company also said it had been caught off guard by level of demand, resulting in some products being temporarily unavailable.

In response, IKEA

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Your Favorite Apron and Kitchen Gear Companies Are Now Making Face Masks

Update, October 6, 2020: This article was originally published on April 27, 2020, and recently updated to include more shoppable masks.





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The seamstresses at Tilit were already working from home when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York put out a call on Twitter.

“On March 20, Cuomo had this call to action, saying that NYC was running out of PPE [personal protective equipment]. ‘Small businesses, small companies, get creative,’ was essentially what his Twitter message said, ‘and start helping out,’” says Jenny Goodman, chief operating officer of Tilit, which makes chef coats, aprons, and other “workwear” items for hospitality workers.

Within hours, the team settled on a no-brainer solution. As Goodman explains it, Alex McCrery, Tilit’s founder, happened to be in the office at that moment. “He cut a mask pattern and sewed a sample, and we were like, ‘Okay, let’s make masks.’”

Tilit is just one of many companies pivoting to masks, as it were. Dozens of apparel companies, big and small, are stepping up to use their facilities or distributors to produce face masks, though the scale and actual products vary. Some companies, like Nike, Eddie Bauer, Ralph Lauren, and Gap, are working to produce clinical-grade equipment that can be used in hospitals and are distributing directly to health care facilities.

Others are making fabric masks for customers, in the hope that their use can free up more medical-grade masks for the frontline workers who need them most. These include companies that typically manufacture aprons and other workwear for kitchen and restaurant use, like Tilit, as well as Hedley & Bennett, Blue Cut, Artifact, and CamCam. Food52 is also selling masks, made of denim and flannel and created in collaboration with canvas manufacturer Steele Canvas.

“With the CDC guidelines in place recommending cloth masks for everyone, and many grocery stores now requiring cloth masks to be worn by customers before entering, it’s safe to say people want to both protect themselves and donate to frontline health care workers at the same time,” says Food52 buyer Aja Aktay, who spearheaded the initiative with Steele Canvas.

Food52 clearly notes online that the masks “are not a substitute for N95 or surgical-grade masks and they are not FDA approved,” a disclaimer echoed on nearly all of the product pages for these masks. Rather, they’re intended for regular folks trying to minimize the risk they pose to others. As Vox.com explained, “Masks can help stop the spread of coronavirus not just by protecting the wearer, but by preventing the wearer — who could be an asymptomatic spreader — from breathing and spitting their germs everywhere.”

Between consumers’ growing awareness of the importance of face coverings and the changed CDC guidance, orders are coming in fast: Food52 sold through its first batch of masks within three days and is working to fulfill the current waitlist of orders by the end of April. At Tilit, Goodman says “the demand is crazy, so we’re literally sewing as fast

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IKEA Sees Strong Demand for Work Desks and Kitchen Gear

IKEA reported a drop in annual sales blaming store closures early in the coronavirus pandemic but said consumers have flocked to its stores since lockdowns lifted to buy desks, chairs and kitchens.

About 75% of the furniture retailer’s stores were closed for between seven to 10 weeks because of coronavirus lockdowns. That resulted in visits to IKEA stores falling nearly 16% for its fiscal year, and lower revenue from its restaurants, which typically make up about 5% of sales.

Overall, Ingka Group—the largest IKEA franchisee and operator—on Tuesday reported sales of €35.2 billion, equivalent to $41.5 billion, for the 12 months to Aug. 31, down from €36.7 billion a year earlier. It didn’t disclose profit figures.

Chief Executive Jesper Brodin said in an interview that consumption trends around the world had been similar through the pandemic. Early on, shoppers bought desks, office chairs and cooking equipment. Interest then moved toward home organization items such as shelving and baskets. Demand for kitchens was also high, with people taking advantage of time at home to install them.

IKEA said online sales make up 18% of the company’s overall revenue. A company’s store in Shanghai in July.



Photo:

alex plavevski/Shutterstock

“Lately, we see a lot of interest in beautification,” said Mr. Brodin. “A lot of people are taking the opportunity to update their homes.”

The comments echo those from rival

Home Depot Inc.,

which in August posted its strongest quarterly sales growth in nearly 20 years, saying the home had never been more important to consumers than during the pandemic.

IKEA said online sales grew 60% and now make up 18% of the company’s overall revenue, up from 11% a year ago.

To meet surging online demand, IKEA repurposed its stores to act as fulfillment centers, rolled out click-and-collect at new locations and offered drive-through collection.

It also acquired Geomagical Labs, a startup whose imaging technology allows consumers to decorate and furnish 3-D representations of their homes. In China, IKEA began making its products available on

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

’s Tmall online marketplace—the first time they were sold on a third-party online platform.

IKEA said it had benefited from efforts under way before the pandemic to make its products more accessible to people living far away from its stores or who may not have the means to travel to them. Those include opening smaller, city-center stores and investing in improving its online delivery and click-and-collect services. Mr. Brodin said such efforts “suddenly became a survival line” once Covid-19 hit.

However, IKEA ran into trouble in the U.S., where online customers complained of struggling to place, track and receive orders. The company also said it had been caught off guard by level of demand, resulting in some products being temporarily unavailable.

In response, IKEA said it was working to make more products and speed up the time it takes to get these to stores.

Mr. Brodin said he expects people’s focus on their homes to continue, with the company forecasting sales for both

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Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

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Cyber Monday has come early this year.
Cyber Monday has come early this year.

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There are still three more months of 2020, which means you have around 100 days to make it a better year. There is hope for us yet. Step one — treat yourself.

For one weekend only, you can slash an extra 20% off these gadgets and gizmos because why the hell not have a huge sale in September? There are deals on kitchen appliances, phone and computer accessories, sanitizing equipment, and more. Just use the code VIPSALE20 at checkout to knock down the price. 

Cashew Smart Wallet with Biometrics and Bluetooth

With fingerprint authentication and integrated Bluetooth, this wallet doesn’t just hold your money and cards — it ensures they’re secure and always with you wherever you go. Get it for just $79.99 (originally $149) when you enter the code VIPSALE20 at checkout this weekend only.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

Gourmia® GPC419 4-Qt SmartPot Digital Multi-Function Pressure Cooker

With 15 cooking modes and a 10-level safety system, this pressure cooker can reduce cooking time by up to 70 percent and keep your kitchen experiences safe and stress-free. Regularly $139 and currently on sale for $69.99, the code VIPSALE20 will knock the price tag down to just $55.99 this weekend.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

Sun Chaser 20,000mAh Solar-Powered Wireless Phone Charger

This solar-powered wireless charger uses the sun to fill up its massive 20,000mAh power bank and charge your devices to full capacity no matter if you’re out in the woods or wandering through the city. Normally on sale for $59.99 (from $129), you can use the code VIPSALE20 to knock the price down to $47.99 this weekend only.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

Foot Vibe Deluxe Massaging Footrest

Whether you have ramped up your workout routine, stand up most of the day, or have endless, unexplained foot pain, this massaging footrest has 20 different speeds and nine massage programs to help alleviate any aches and pains and instantly relax you. Get this $165 massager for only $119.99 this weekend by entering the code VIPSALE20 at checkout.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

GOSPACE SuperDrive 7-in-1 USB-C Hub

Designed with seven ports, this USB-C hub expands your laptop’s connectivity options exponentially with two USB-A 2.0 ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI port, a TF port, SD card slot, and an ethernet port. Normally retailing for $99 and currently on sale for $44.95, you can slash another 20% off with the code VIPSALE20 and get it for $35.96.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

AIR-C + HEAT: Full Leg Massage + Heat Treatment

With three heat levels and multiple massage intensity levels, the AIR-C + HEAT loosens up tight spots in your legs, repairs damage, and increases circulation to make your legs feel incredible after a long day. Typically $149, you can get it on sale for just $111.99 this weekend when you use the code VIPSALE20.

Kitchen gadgets, tech gear, and more on sale already at Black Friday prices

Numi™ Power Mat: Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

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The Top 5 Most Essential Gear For Your Camp Kitchen

When you go on a camping trip, you would set up your campsite to be a comfortable space for you to sleep, cook and eat – just like your home. Setting up a camp kitchen is easy, just as long as you know which gear are the most important. In the future, you can add more items to your outdoor kitchen but for now, here are the top 5 that you need:

Stove

A portable stove is a must-have for any outdoor kitchen. You can choose to cook all your meals over a campfire but that would call for a longer cooking time and you might tire yourself out. A stove will help you cook food quicker and more conveniently.

Fuel

Your stove won't run without fuel so be sure to check your stove's fuel levels before you leave for camping. Always have extra fuel in hand just to be sure. One thing to keep in mind is that more fuel is consumed when you're at a higher altitude or when the weather is cold.

Cooking Gear

The goal when packing for a camping trip is to pack light. All you really need is a compact pot and a cast iron skillet to start, especially if you're tight on space. But this may not be enough if you're cooking for a larger group so if space permits, add a few more pots and pans (or just bring a couple of large ones). Don't forget the smaller items that are essential in cooking – a spatula, a ladle, knives, cutting board, colander, measuring cup scissors, food containers, garbage bags and some bowls and plates to serve food in.

Cooler

A cooler has more use than keeping your drinks cold. When filled with ice, it's a great space to store food that you'll cook for your trip as well as leftovers to keep them from spoiling. It's ideal to keep most food in a sealed container so as not to attract scavengers to your campsite.

Camping Lantern

It could get really dark out in the woods and cooking can get hard. It's not ideal to rely on the campfire for light. While a flashlight will do the job, it will tie down your hands. Invest in a good quality camping lantern that will assist you in cooking, washing dishes and even provide light when you're eating.

Check all these items from your list and you'll have the 5 most essential gear for your camp kitchen!

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