16 Best Prime Day Kitchen Deals You Can Still Shop

Amazon Prime Day is winding down, but there are still so many great kitchen deals to be had. As editors who have covered and shopped Prime Day for years, we’ve gotten pretty good at sifting through (quite literally) thousands of deals, and quickly, too…

Amazon Prime Day is winding down, but there are still so many great kitchen deals to be had. As editors who have covered and shopped Prime Day for years, we’ve gotten pretty good at sifting through (quite literally) thousands of deals, and quickly, too. But whether you’re an expert or not, Prime Day can still be overwhelming—no matter who you are, when there are 50 vacuums to choose from, it’s tough! Our very best tip for shopping on Prime Day like a pro? Focus on the things you already want or need, instead of adding to cart just because something’s on sale.

That’s why our picks for the best kitchen deals during Prime Day are essentials that we love—and know you will, too. Think: a beloved cold brew maker for delicious drinks and affordable insulated water bottles that we tested and are even more budget-friendly.

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5 Best Springform Pans for Your Best Cheesecake Ever

For years, my springform pan sat untouched in my kitchen cabinet. I’d initially bought it to bake a cheesecake for my dad’s birthday (they’re his favorite), but the thought of a sunken dessert and scorching hot water bath was too intimidating, so I set…

For years, my springform pan sat untouched in my kitchen cabinet. I'd initially bought it to bake a cheesecake for my dad's birthday (they're his favorite), but the thought of a sunken dessert and scorching hot water bath was too intimidating, so I settled on buying one from a local bakery, which was, admittedly, just as good as homemade.

What I didn’t realize was that springform pans go beyond cheesecake and baked goods—you can make savory dishes like a deep-dish pizza or our Italian Easter pie. And when you’ve finished, you don’t need to worry about cleaning up because most springform pans have a nonstick coating that is totally dishwasher safe.

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The Very Best Baking Tools for Every Level of Baker

Bake It Up a Notch is a column by Resident Baking BFF Erin Jeanne McDowell. Each month, she’ll help take our baking game to the next level, teaching us all the need-to-know tips and techniques and showing us all the mistakes we might make along the way…

Bake It Up a Notch is a column by Resident Baking BFF Erin Jeanne McDowell. Each month, she'll help take our baking game to the next level, teaching us all the need-to-know tips and techniques and showing us all the mistakes we might make along the way.


Back when Food52 first started, you could find my recipes under the username apartmentcooker—a nod to my then-blog, The Apartment Kitchen. I started the blog when I first graduated pastry school. I had spent years in well equipped professional kitchens, but in my first apartment, I was armed only with a single bowl, a single fork, and a strong desire to build my ultimate kitchen collection. Back then, I documented my purchases—what was worthy and why. Now, after many years of baking, buying, and even re-buying tools, I’m sharing all my favorites in the newest episode of Bake it Up a Notch.

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5 Best Meringue Powder Substitutes (Glossy Icing, Guaranteed)

Royal icing is the glaze that makes sugar cookies look beautiful for holidays. They’re what allows you to transform basic sugar cookies into iced pumpkins, snowflakes, Easter eggs, and Christmas trees. Making royal icing is simple and calls for only a …

Royal icing is the glaze that makes sugar cookies look beautiful for holidays. They’re what allows you to transform basic sugar cookies into iced pumpkins, snowflakes, Easter eggs, and Christmas trees. Making royal icing is simple and calls for only a few ingredients, but one of those ingredients is a bit unusual, especially if you’re not a regular home baker—it’s meringue powder! Meringue powder can easily be found in craft stores, big box retailers, and many grocery stores, but if you decide to bake a batch of sugar cookies on a whim in the middle of a blizzard, you may peer in your pantry and find that you’re out of meringue powder (or maybe you never had it in the first place). There are several ways to go about replacing meringue powder, all without having to put your snow boots on. Here are our go-to meringue powder substitutes.

But First, What Is Meringue Powder?

Real quick: meringue powder is made up of a combination of cornstarch, egg whites, and sugar. There are some gums, preservatives, and artificial flavors added to most store-bought versions, but at its core, that’s all meringue powder is.

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