Some of Our Favorite Kitchen Gear Is on Major Sale for Memorial Day (Including Options from All-Clad, Breville, and Vitamix)

Favorite Kitchen Gear Memorial Day Weekend
Serious Eats / Tyler Roeland

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for rest, relaxation, lots of good food, and yes — deals. Since we test kitchen equipment and tools year-round, any opportunity to snag one of our favorite blenders, espresso machines, or air fryers at a discounted price is worth celebrating. 

With Memorial Day nearly upon us, Amazon is already filled with deals on equipment and tools that we’ve loved and recommended for years. From the Vitamix 5200 professional-grade blender to the ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE, we’ve rounded up our favorite deals. Because really, who doesn’t love a sale on All-Clad cookware?

Editor’s Picks:

A Top-Performing Stainless Steel Skillet:

All-Clad D3 3-Ply 12-Inch Stainless Steel Fry Pan

All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Fry Pan

During our tests, the All-Clad 3-ply skillet heated evenly, seared beautifully, and withstood everything we threw at it. While All-Clad is usually a bit on the pricier side, we deemed it “worthy of the top spot, especially when the price tag dips.” The good news is, the price has indeed dropped — you can get it at a whopping 46% off.

Hand measuring the temperature of the All-Clad 10-Inch D3 Stainless 3-Ply Bonded Cookware
Food & Wine / Russell Kilgore

One of the Best Saucepans:

All-Clad D3 3-Ply 3-Quart Stainless Steel Saucepan

Amazon All-Clad D3 3-Ply Stainless Steel Sauce Pan 3 Quart

Heat-responsive and easy to clean, the All-Clad D3 3-ply saucepan was our splurge pick for saucepans, but it’s on sale for 33% off right now. The saucepan is a workhorse that can make a great pot of rice, brown butter consistently, and evenly cook pastry cream. We’re big fans of All-Clad in general, and think its cookware is especially worth grabbing when it’s discounted.

All-Clad D3 Stainless Everyday 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid
Serious Eats / Ashlee Redger

The Best Two-Burner Gas Grill: 

Weber Spirit II 2-Burner Liquid Propane Grill

Weber Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Liquid Propane Grill

For those with small backyards or patio areas, we named the Weber Spirit II 2-burner grill the best compact gas grill, and it’s on sale at nearly 20% off. It’s the smaller version of our overall best pick, with a total surface cooking area of 20.32 inches by 17.5 inches. For its smaller size, it has exceptional heat retention and can still comfortably grill for a smaller crowd. 

a two-burner gas grill on a patio
Serious Eats / Russell Kilgore

The Best Blender: 

Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender

Vitamix 5200 Blender

We’ve loved Vitamix blenders for years, and the Vitamix 5200 professional-grade blender has been our top-performer every time we’ve put it to the test. For 10 years, it’s been our favorite thanks to its powerful motor that excels at turning the stickiest, most fibrous ingredients into smooth and creamy purées. Vitamix blenders rarely go on sale, so grab this one for $150 off while you still can.

Person pushing a button on the Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Blender filled with kale and orange juice
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The Best Air Fryer: 

Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-Quart 6-in-1 Air Fryer

Instant Vortex Plus 6QT XL Air Fryer

For days when you don’t want to go near a stovetop or oven, it’s useful to have a multitasking air fryer that can broil, dehydrate, roast, reheat, bake, and of course, fry, to perfection. We’ve loved the Instant Pot Vortex air fryer since we first tested it in 2021. Across all of the tests, it achieved the best crisp on frozen fries, homemade fries, chicken wings, and was a breeze to clean. With the onsite coupon, it’s a solid 20% off.

three air fryers side-by-side on a biege countertop
Serious Eats / Russell Kilgore

A Sleek and Reliable Pizza Oven:

Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven


Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of al fresco dining season. As far as outdoor pizza ovens go, the Gozney Roccbox pizza oven has been one of our top picks for years, and it’s 20% off through Memorial Day Weekend. Simply put, it’s easy to use, reliable, and can hit 900ºF in just 30 minutes.

Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven
Serious Eats / J. Kenji López-Alt

The Best Espresso Machine for Beginners:

Breville Barista Express Impress

Breville Barista Express Impress Espresso Machine

The world of espresso machines can be intimidating, but the Breville Barista Express Impress is an incredibly approachable machine for making espresso at home. We named this model the best machine for beginners since it comes with a built-in grinder, an automatic portioning system, and an assisted tamping lever. For those who want to hit the ground running with quality espresso at home without any fuss, the Breville Barista Express Impress is a great option, and it’s currently 20% off.

A person adjusting an espresso cup on the tray of the Breville Barista Touch Impress Espresso Machine with Grinder
Serious Eats / Nick Simpson

Swedish Wholesale Dishcloth, 10-Pack

Swedish Dishcloth Cellulose Sponge Cloths

Swedish dishcloths are a secret tool to defeat kitchen messes of any kind, and we recommended these Swedish Wholesale dishcloths for their superior absorbency, affordability, and quick air-drying time. They’re also machine-washable, so after you sop up a spill, just toss it in the machine. Right now, they’re even more budget-friendly at just $13 for a 10-pack. 

Grove Co. Swedish Dishcloths in various designs laying next to each other
Serious Eats / Eric King

The Best Instant-Read Thermometer: 

ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE

ThermoWorks Thermapen® ONE

We’re serious about food safety, and nothing beats our favorite instant-read thermometer, the ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE. It works quickly (2 to 3-second read times) and has a rotating display plus adjustable probe for ultimate versatility when you’re temping over a sizzling skillet or smokey grill. Right now, you can grab one on the ThermoWorks site for 20% off.

A Thermapen taking the temperature of coffee inside the Ember Travel Mug
Serious Eats / Ashley Rodriguez

The Best Budget Chef’s Knife: 

Mercer Culinary 8-Inch Millennia Chef’s Knife

Mercer Culinary M22608 Millennia Black Handle, 8-Inch, Chef's Knife

A quality chef’s knife is essential to every kitchen, and the Mercer Culinary chef’s knife is a great budget option for those looking for a sturdy knife they can knock around. While it’s not our top knife, it’s still impressively sharp and very light, making it easy to work with for burgeoning cooks who are finessing their knife skills. At 45% off the already affordable price, it’s now even more of a steal.

Mercer Culinary 8-Inch Millennia Chef's Knife on wooden surface near sliced fruit
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