Amazon Just Announced Its Prime Big Deal Days Dates—and They’re Coming up Fast

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If you’re mourning the passing of this year’s Prime Day (still regretting that Vitamix blender you didn’t get, huh?) we’ve got good news. Amazon just announced the dates of its Prime Big Deal Days sale.

What are Prime Deal Days, you ask? Well, you can think of them as a second Prime Day: A chance to get seriously discounted deals on some great stuff—particularly, as is relevant to us, kitchen gear. It’s coming up soon, too, so mark your calendars for October 10 and 11. 

We think October’s a great time for a sale: You can buy things for yourself and get some early holiday shopping done. To that end, if you’re already ready to shop (same), we rounded up some of our favorite sales happening right now. You can find them, and answers to your burning Prime Big Deal Days questions, below.

The Best Steak Knives: Messermeister Avanta Fine Edge Steak Knife Set

Messermeister Avanta 4-Piece Pakkawood Fine Edge Steak Knife Set

Our favorite steak knives are beautifully constructed, incredibly sharp, and so well worth the price we’re surprised they don’t charge more for them. Right now, they’re $20 off (that’s a little over $12/a knife—not bad in the slightest).

Slicing into a rare hanger steak with a steak knife.
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The Best Budget-Friendly Stainless-Steel Skillet: Tramontina Fry Pan

Amazon Tramontina Fry Pan Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad 10-Inch

We tested 29 stainless-steel skillets and named just two favorite pans, which means our top picks are indeed incredibly good. One of them is this model from Tramontina, which features a strong performance, a comfortable handle, and an incredibly reasonable price point (even better now that it’s 36% off)

Food tossed in skillet
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The Best Air Fryer Toaster Oven: Calphalon Performance Air Fry Convection Oven

 Calphalon Performance Air Fry Convection Oven

Our favorite air fryer toaster oven (which even beat out the likes of Breville for a top spot), is handsome and high-performing. It produces crispy, crunchy food, and it air fry, toasts, bakes, roasts, broils, and then some. Right now, it’s nearly 20% off.

A Calphalon air fryer toaster on on a kitchen countertop
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The Best Kitchen Towels: Zeppoli Classic Kitchen Towels

Zeppoli Classic Kitchen Towels

You can’t beat the price of our favorite kitchen towels, which are about $1 a towel at their current price (be sure to clip the 30% off coupon). They’re sturdy, thick enough to use as pot holders and have a stellar absorbency rate (141%!).

A blue and white dish towel on a marble surface
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The Best Budget Waffle Maker: Krups 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker

Amazon KRUPS Belgian Waffle Maker With Removable Plates

Clip the coupon for $15 off our favorite budget-friendly Belgian waffle maker. We liked its performance and usability features in our tests. It produced waffles with deep divots and had locked handles for upright storage and removable, dishwasher-safe plates.

Krups Belgian-waffle iron, in closed and open positions
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One of Our Favorite Woks: Mammafong Pre-Seasoned Blue Carbon Steel Flat-Bottom Pow Wok

Mammafong Pre-Seasoned Blue Carbon Steel Flat-Bottom Pow Wok

One of our favorite woks is: 

  1. Beautiful 
  2. Heat responsive
  3. Lightweight
  4. Pre-seasoned  
  5. Currently 15% off
a carbon steel wok on a kitchen countertop
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Incredibly Useful Sheet Pans: Nordic Ware 1/8 Sheet Pan

Incredibly Useful Sheet Pans

We think it’s worth buying a literal stack of eighth sheet pans, and Nordic Ware makes the very best. For mise en place, seasoning meat, or just baking a single chocolate chip cookie, it’s an incredibly useful size to have on hand. It also easily fits in a toaster oven.

An eight-sheet pan with a roasted red bell pepper on it
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The Best Meat Grinder: KitchenAid Metal Food Grinder Attachment

Amazon KitchenAid KSMMGA Metal Food Grinder Attachment, Silver

Our favorite meat grinder fits onto the hub of a stand mixer and lets the machine do all of the hard-cranking work for you. There’s a whole lot else to like about it, including the fact its all-metal parts can be placed in the freezer for chilling and optimal meat grinding. (Note: A couple of our other favorite stand mixer attachments, including the pasta roller and cutter and shaved ice maker, are also on sale.)

The KitchenAid stand mixer meat grinder attachment
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The Best Stand Mixer for Casual Bakers: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Our favorite stand mixer will suit most bakers just fine—as long as you’re not kneading gobs of bagel dough regularly. It performed well in our tests and a number of its pretty hues are 16% off right now.

a red stand mixer on a marble surface
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The Best Plastic Food Storage Containers: Rubbermaid Brilliance BPA Free Food Storage Containers

Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container, 100% Leak Proof, BPA-free Plastic, 14-piece Set
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Our favorite plastic food storage containers are leak-proof, with latches that securely snap the lid closed and a rubber steal all the way around. Right now, a set of five of the medium size (3.2-cup) containers are on sale.

a plastic storage container sitting on a marble surface
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The Best Citrus Juicer: Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer, 10.25 long, Yellow

If you want to squeeze the daylights out of citrus, this is the press for you. It has a dual-hinged press and star-shaped perforations that direct juice downwards—keeping it off of the counter and (worse!) preventing it from spraying upwards into your eyes.

Juice being squeeze from a lemon into a small metal measuring cup.
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When is Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days? 

According to a press release from the company, Prime Big Deal Days will be happening on October 10th and 11th, 2023. 

What are Amazon Prime Big Deal Days? 

During this two-day sale event, Amazon will be offering discounts on a wide, wide range of products (everything from home to beauty to food). If it’s like Prime Day, there will be deals that last the entirety of the two-day event and Lightning Deals that are offered for a limited time. 

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member to shop Prime Big Deal Days? 

Yes, to shop Prime Big Deal Days you must be an Amazon Prime member. If you’re not already a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. (Prime costs $14.99/month or $139/year.)

What’s on sale for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days? 

While we don’t know what’s on sale yet, Prime Day included a lot of kitchen-related sales, including discounts on air fryer toaster ovens, blenders, coffee gear, and more.

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