Amazon Prime Day looks a lot different this year, for more reasons than one. It’s not in July, and we’re all months-deep in a pandemic that has caused many of us to stay at home and pinch our pennies a little bit harder. Here on the WIRED Gear team, we scrolled through thousands of deals to find a way to save money on some of our favorite whizbangs and gizmos. If you’re looking for ways to make cooking a little easier, or to get motivated to get moving, read on.
We strike through items that sell out or rise in price as we update this guide. Discounts sometimes return quickly, so check for yourself. You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime to get most of these deals.
Updated: We added the Blue Air air purifer, AeroGarden, a GoPro, some Backcountry deals, and made some edits.
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Kitchen and Home Deals
iRobot Roomba 692 for $200 ($117 off): Any time an iRobot vacuum goes near $200, it’s a good deal. Although this is an older model, it still has a powerful motor, world-class navigation, and features like Dirt Detect to detect high-traffic areas that I still have yet to see in more expensive robot vacuums.
Stasher Reusable Storage Bag Bundle for $38 ($12 off): These reusable, dishwasher-friendly silicone bags are favorites of the entire WIRED staff. This bundle has bags in a variety of sizes that last forever and are easy to clean and seal.
Instant Pot Aura 8QT Slow Cooker for $70 ($79 off): Is it even a Prime Day without an Instant Pot? The Aura is not the Instant Pot’s pressure cooker, but it can oven-bake and roast, which other versions cannot.
Kasa Smart Plug for $20 ($10 off): Are you trying to make your home a little more energy-efficient and shave a few bucks off your heating bill? A smart plug that will let you turn off your entire workstation when you go to bed is an easy, affordable way to start.
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Griddle for $90 ($70 off): Amazon is currently offering up to 40 percent off a lot of kitchenware. It’s rare to see a prestige kitchenware brand like Le Creuset discounted this deeply. A griddle is useful for everything from pressing sandwiches to making pancakes.
Tramontina Stainless Steel Fry Pan for $26 ($34 off): Tramontina is a sturdy midrange brand; I (Adrienne) own several of their pots myself. They’re an even better bargain at an over 50 percent discount.
Blueair Pure 411+ Air Purifier for $98 ($42 off): I (Adrienne) tested this bedroom purifier during the wildfires that choked Oregon. It kept my children’s bedroom at a reasonable AQI during a time when the outdoor air quality was decidedly not reasonable. It also has a pretty small footprint, an array of attractive prefilters, and is almost silent on the lowest level. You can also get a twin-pack for a big discount.
AeroGarden Bounty Heirloom Salad for $250 ($150 off) at Best Buy: If you are used to growing your fresh herbs and veggies through the summer, AeroGardens are an easy, countertop way to continue indulging your green thumb through a cold and gray winter.