I review small appliances for a living, and these are the five you should buy this Prime Day

Tried and tested by our resident small appliance editor, here are the five appliance deals you need to pick up for your kitchen this Prime Day

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I spend my days writing about all the top kitchen appliances and cooking products, but when I’m off-duty, you’ll find me testing them. This means two things. One, that my house is constantly full of fresh bread and lacking in counter space, and two, that I know exactly which Amazon Prime Day small appliance deals are worth buying this year. 

Much like a lot of cooking enthusiasts, lockdown enabled me to really get into baking and making fresh food from scratch. I even made gnocchi, and I got in on the banana bread and sourdough trends for good measure. When it comes to work though, the products I review are designed to make your life a whole lot easier, which is great because it hopefully won’t be long now until we’re out and about once more, coming home in the hope of convenient meals and snacks to take back to the office.

Everything I’m about to recommend to you has been tried and tested by myself, and if it’s in my kitchen, it belongs a place in your Amazon basket. I’ve spent the last year locked up in a flat with a tiny kitchen, and I’ve still managed to cram them all into my space because that is how much I love them. 

Without further ado, here are the cooking buys that are actually worth buying this Amazon Prime Day…

My top 5 Amazon Prime Day small appliance deals

Tower T17039 Vortx 5-in-1 Digital Air Fryer:  was £119.99, now £74.99 at Amazon (save £45)

Tower T17039 Vortx 5-in-1 Digital Air Fryer: was £119.99, now £74.99 at Amazon (save £45)
I gave this one 4.5 stars, and while I have another basket air fryer for day-to-day use, I couldn’t force myself to part with the Tower T17039 Vortx. Why? The rotisserie. This makes the most delicious, tender, crisp and evenly cooked roast chicken dinners I’ve ever made. And none of that trivet drama is required either, because the tray captures all the tasty juices so you can simply pour them into your gravy for a low-effort, high flavour dish.

Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor with Auto-iQ:  was £199.99, now £119.99 at Amazon (save £80)

Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor with Auto-iQ: was £199.99, now £119.99 at Amazon (save £80)
I’ve tried a lot of food processors and blenders, but what made me hang onto this one? For one, I’ve got a small kitchen, so having one machine for smoothies, soups and ‘slaws is a real Godsend. Ninja does the best food processors, too. There are Auto-IQ settings for hands-free blending and ice crushing, so I just have to add my ingredients and press the setting I need. It even finishes automatically. I actually used this one to make my soup for lunch today, and it was very smooth.

Russell Hobbs 21889 Emma Bridgewater Kettle:  was £79.99, now £59.99 at Amazon (save £20)

Russell Hobbs 21889 Emma Bridgewater Kettle: was £79.99, now £59.99 at Amazon (save £20)
I have written at great lengths about how much I love this kettle. The pyramid style is pourable, and the polka dot design is very sweet. It also boils fast and quietly, and that is all I need from a kettle.

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer:  was £275, now £247 at Amazon (save £28)

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer: was £275, now £247 at Amazon (save £28)
This one lives in my kitchen for two reasons. One - KitchenAid didn’t let me keep the Artisan (pass me the tiny violin) and two, it’s amazing at kneading bread. This machine is powerful, large, and the slow-start spares my kitchen from icing sugar clouds every time I get a little heavy-handed when baking. Also, look how pretty!

Nutribullet 01515 Centrifugal Juicer:  was £99.99, now £79.99 at Amazon (save £20)

Nutribullet 01515 Centrifugal Juicer: was £99.99, now £79.99 at Amazon (save £20)
I deemed this one my favourite juicer, and while I’ve tested some that were over half the price, this is the one that lives precariously on top of a shelf for those ‘green juice’ moods (or as I like to call them, hangovers). It’s got a really nifty recipe book and I love the brush for giving it a good scrub after use.

Bonus buy... 

MALFY Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Italian Gin:  was £28, now £21.99 at Amazon (save £7)

MALFY Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Italian Gin: was £28, now £21.99 at Amazon (save £7)
This a bonus buy, but remember those aforementioned hangovers? This gin is the culprit. It tastes like summer, goes perfectly with a mediterranean tonic, and is far, far too drinkable. I have already bought one this Prime Day and I’m considering picking up another flavour…

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie joined the Real Homes team in 2021 after working at TopTenReviews as a Staff Writer. She is now the head of all things cookware, working as the Small Appliances and Cooking Editor on the Homes Ecommerce team. Millie is constantly on the hunt for the latest (and best) kitchen appliances, and reviewing these products hands-on. As a baking enthusiast, Millie’s job at Real Homes is the perfect excuse to cook up an endless supply of snacks. When she’s not in the kitchen though, she loves knitting and exploring London's top food markets.