Today is Amazon Prime Day—but you already knew that. Amazon’s been hyping everyone up for what seems like months. And while the ecommerce behemoth might feature its deals on automatic pepper grinders and cold brew coffee makers most prominently, here’s our best, most practical advice for anyone who chooses to shop on Prime Day: Make it work for you by buying the everyday useful items your kitchen needs, not some unitasker you weren’t actually thinking about purchasing until a big red “10% off” banner appeared beneath its online listing.
Here are our recommendations for unsexy but functinonal purchases, based on what’s being sold at a discount today.
A good can opener
Using a dull, half-busted can opener tends to be one of those things we all suffer through for much longer than we should. But when you grab a can opener at the dollar store or the nearest Target, it’s tempting to just go with the cheapest one available. After all, they all just… open cans, right? In reality, a good can opener will make you see the light. KitchenAid’s Classic Multifunction Can Opener (a “Cadillac” option among widely available models) typically retails for around $13-15, but today it’s being sold at a Prime Day rate of $8.54, a 57% discount.
Using this tool, you’ll quickly realize how hard you’ve been working to grind the old one through the tops of your cans. It “bites” down on the can neatly, and the large knob is easy to turn so you don’t strain your wrist. Plus, like any good opener, it’s got a bottle opener built into the top, because why buy two tools when you can stick to one for just under nine bucks?
While it comes in multiple charming colors like Pistachio, Lavender Cream, and Aqua