Memorial Day has always been the traditional start to the summer season — and there’s never been a summer with more people more ready to get out and enjoy life outside their home than this one.
Of course, food will be a big part (if not the centerpiece) of all of our summer celebrations, so to make sure you’re prepared, we’ve assembled a few dozen of the best kitchen, food, and food prep items available with some healthy savings right now.
And if you use the code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout, you’ll get an extra 20 percent discount off each of these handy kitchen helpers.
Counter space is always at a premium, so every appliance there needs to be a multipurpose tool like the A4-Box Induction Cooking Device ($175.99 after discount; originally $249). It features a non-stick grill pan and flat pan perfect for everything from grilling and sauteing to baking, all in one compact, convenient, and stylish package that keeps the pots and pans juggling under control.
Speaking of versatile, sous vide cookers that expertly regulate cooking vacuum-sealed food in a water bath are all the rage right now — and the SOUS°V Pot Precision Sous Vide Multi-Cooker ($88.80 after discount; originally $129.99) is a great introduction. With easy to set DualAccuTemp technology for controlling temperatures needed for any ingredient, your meal will be done when you want it and how you want it, no matter whether you’re sauteing, cooking rice, steaming, boiling, or even making yogurt.
Meanwhile, the Mellow Sous Vide Precision Cooker ($159.99 after discount; originally $349) combines the sous-vide technology to make jaw-dropping food with a 30-second setup, an in-app assistant chef, and built-in refrigeration. Nothing is ever overcooked, undercooked, raw or dry.
Fry it up
With a 6-quart capacity, the PowerXL 10-in-1 Pro XLT Air Fryer Oven with Rotisserie (Factory Remanufactured) ($47.99 after discount; originally $120.99) can feed the whole family in minutes. With 10 cooking presets, the Pro XLT calibrates the exact heat required for each cooking cycle and maintains consistent, even temperature for perfect tenderness.
Ranked the 2019 Best Overall Air Fryer by Business Insider, the Yedi Total Package 5.8Qt Ceramic Air Fryer ($71.99 after discount; originally $149.95) is just that -- the total package. With built-in smart programs for fries, chops, shrimp, chicken, baked goods, and more, you’ll always have the desired cooking time and temperature for a healthy serving, all while consuming 80 percent less fat.
While kitchen appliances need versatility, there’s always something to be said for the specialist that’s ready to make one thing very, very well. If you’re talking breakfast, the Gotham Steel Pancake Bonanza ($12.79 after discount; originally $24.99) has a double dome design to evenly distribute heat for super-light, super-fluffy pancakes every time.
The XL Aluminum Tortilla Press ($43.20 after discount; originally $60) will help you serve up large homemade chewy-in-the-middle, crisp-edged tortillas for tacos, burritos or chips that’ll sour you on store-bought forever.
Since you can’t eat chips without salsa or guacamole, the Molcajete with Tortilla Basket ($43.20 after discount; originally $60) is the century-old mortar and pestle method used by true Mexican cooks for the best grinding to release your ingredient’s deepest flavors. It’s oven-safe, perfect for queso and a must-have item for next-level Mexican cuisine.
From Mexico to southeast Asia, the Thai for Two Cooking Kits Curry Sampler ($25.59 after discount; originally $35) offers green, red, and panang curry sourced from a USDA-certified organic, sustainable farm in Thailand with to six with your protein and vegetables into an incredible meal in just seven minutes.
Get the grill ready
Of course, the real center of any summer meal is the grill, so items like the Reusable Heat Resistant Non-Stick BBQ Grilling Pads ($7.16 after discount; originally $9.95) are essential. Customizable to any size or shape to fit any grill, this cooking mat keeps your food from falling between the grates or sticking to the grill, can withstand temperatures up to 500° F, and just won’t burn.
With a unique design and testing process for easily cutting and flipping meats and large veggies on the grill, the Myron Mixon 3-in-1 Pitmaster Grill Tool ($17.59 after discount; originally $50) sports an 8-inch blade, a 7-inch flipper hook and even a bottle opener to stay hydrated while you cook.
Multi-functionality is also the keyword for the Connect-it BBQ Tool Set ($31.99 after discount; originally $49.99), featuring a spatula and fork with magnetic handles you can connect together to use as tongs, a server or even for easy storage.
Nobody wants to think about grill clean-up, but the Q-Swiper BBQ Grill Cleaning Bundle ($26.39 after discount; originally $36.97) is a bristle and wire-free grill grate cleaner that safely wipes away grease, grime and bacteria so you only taste your food, not your grill. You get the brush, cleaning wipes, grill clothes — and some extra peace of mind.
Fire it up
Before your meats even hit the grill, the Marinade Express Pro Tabletop Marinade Machine ($159.99 after discount; originally $249) vacuum tumbles meats and vegetables with the specially-formulated marinades dissolved in water. The low-salt process rapidly infuses natural flavors with up to 30 percent less fat and removes up to 99.5 percent of bacteria that cause spoilage or food-borne illnesses.
The Redigrill Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill ($93.59 after discount; originally $129.99) uses infrared heating technology that can heat up to searing temperatures of 446°F with 80 percent less smoke for a healthy, convenient indoor alternative to the big outdoor grills.
Speaking of searing temperatures, the Gold Chef Grill and Rotisserie ($239.20 after discount; originally $399) sparks up to 1,500°F within two minutes for a delicious caramelized crust on the outside while its center stays juicy and tender. With this high-performance grill, the whole crew will be eating in just minutes.
And the Otto Lite Professional 1,500°F Steak Grill ($559.20 after discount; originally $899) goes one step further, offering two simultaneously controlled radiant infra-red burners, allowing users to dial in the ideal temperature for whatever type of steak you're cooking. The individual control makes it ideal for preventing flare-ups as you cook steak, meat, fish, or even pizza.
Tea or coffee?
Tea drinkers, not only does the Chefman 1.7L Electric Kettle ($30.39 after discount; originally $49.99) have a swivel base that allows for easy filling at the sink and graceful serving without the hassle of a power cord, it actually transforms from black to red when your water hits the perfect boil.
But if coffee is your thing, the Gourmia GCM4700 Coffee Maker with Built-In Grinder ($79.99 after discount; originally $139.99) grinds your beans fresh on the spot and brings programmable functions for brewing a cup of coffee when you want it that will leave a lasting impression on your tastebuds.
Cut it up
A great knife is the cornerstone utensil of any kitchen -- and the Altomino Tungsten Steel Slicing Knife ($60.79 after discount; originally $179.98) smoothly slices through anything. Famous for its extreme strength and durability, this hand-forged blade has the sharpness, edge retention, corrosion resistance and, of course, the performance any chef demands.
From one of the world's most innovative chef knife brands, Edge of Belgravia offers both the Precision Professional 4-Piece Knife Set ($51.99 after discount; originally $93.90) and the 5-Piece Ceramic Blade Knife Set ($79.19 after discount; originally $370), each bringing a wealth of cutting options that balance bold futuristic design with supreme cutting ability and outstanding sharpness.
Verve Culture has a chef’s knife winner of its own with the Thai Chefs Moon Knife ($47.99 after discount; originally $70). Traditionally used for cutting pork in markets, this carbon steel blade cut and sharpened through a 200-year-old knife-making tradition, can even cut through hard-skinned fruit like watermelon and coconut or even through bone.
For fresh herbs that can make all the difference in the right dish, the Thai Kitchen and Garden Shears ($27.99 after discount; originally $38) with its stainless steel blades are sharp enough for everything from gardening to kitchen prep.
And for when the cutting needs to be incredibly intricate, the 1-Touch Mandoline Slicer with Safe Handguard ($23.99 after discount; originally $59.99) can let you choose thin, medium and thick serrated slicing for garnishes, coleslaw, and even fries with the option of a julienne blade.
Kitchen odds and ends
No need to defrost your frozen meat in the microwave with the D-Frost Wonder Quick Defrosting Tray ($10.39 after discount; originally $25). Using high quality thermal conductive material to speed up the thawing process with electricity or batteries, you can defrost your meat or other food the quick and natural way.
With the three boards in this bamboo butcher block set ($19.98 after discount; originally $24.97), each has a juice groove and side handles for easy cleanup and transport. Made from 100 percent bamboo, all three boards are ideal for chopping meat, vegetables, salads, and even herbs while attractive enough to serve steaks, loins, chicken, and even cheese.
If you’d like to stick with the bamboo theme, this four-pack of adjustable bamboo drawer dividers ($23.98 after discount; originally $29.97) can accommodate any sized drawer and keeps everything in its right place. Eco-friendly, durable, and sporting antibacterial properties, these dividers are covered with built-in foam pads which keep the drawer organizers sturdily in place and protect your drawer.
If you ever thought a whisk is just a whisk, the 4-in-1 FlexiWhisk Adjustable Size Whisk ($10.39 after discount; originally $39.99) might change your thinking. Featuring four push-button settings, the FlexiWhisk expands to adjust to suit your purpose from whipping cream to sauce stirring.
No contamination or bacteria spreading with this countertop dustbin ($32.79 after discount; originally $48), which features a swing lid so you can dump your trash without ever touching the bin.
This handblown glass carafe ($27.19 after discount; originally $40) is a unique work of art, crafted from recycled glassware and old Coke bottles to serve as a brilliant water, juice or tea pitcher.
And finally, save over $200 on this Swiss Diamond XD 10-Piece Ultimate Kitchen Kit ($428.79 after discount; originally $629.95), featuring pots and pans with Swiss Diamond's new and advanced XD coating with 20 percent more diamond crystals for supreme toughness. Each one is warp-resistant, crafted from cast aluminum, has ergonomic stay-cool handles and is oven-safe up to 500°F.