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The Best Barware Deals Now That Amazon's October Prime Day is Over

The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale may be over, but you can still score some barware deals!

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Liquor Amazon Prime Early Access Sale 2022

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We're now on the other side of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, which ran from October 11th to October 12th, but that doesn't mean you still can't score some great deals to upgrade your home bar right now. Some major brands have extended their deals and we're staying on top of it all for you.

Nestled between summer’s Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday/Cyber Monday, this new shopping event kicked off the shopping season with a bang. Amazon Prime Early Access Sale was a two-day event and in order to take advantage of these deals, you had to be a Prime member. If you don't already have one, sign up for a free 30-day Prime membership now.

And if you want to shop a bit more locally, Amazon now has Amazon Handmade, where you can shop by region, curated specifically for your area, benefiting small businesses.

FYI—many other competing brands and retailers like Walmart, Wayfair, and Macy's are also continuing to host sales, with no need for a membership to purchase.

Below are our picks for the best deals from the October Prime Day Event, but make sure to check back, as we will regularly update this post with new deals and updated prices for the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sales that you can still shop.

  • GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

    GE Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

    Amazon

    Normally $529, Now $443

    If you entertain a lot (or just really like ice in your soda), a stand-alone ice maker can become more than an indulgence. Nugget ice is more consistently shaped and melts slower than the random crushed chunks and slivers that come out of your fridge. This sleek machine is completely portable (fill the water reservoir, plug and play), meaning you can haul it anywhere there’s an electrical outlet. Rated Best Overall Ice Maker by our experts.

    Related: GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker Review

  • Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, 64 oz.

    Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz.

    Amazon

    Normally $630, Now $578

    Looking to upgrade your blended cocktail game with a top-of-the-line Vitamix? This Professional Series 750 Blender is self-cleaning and has a high-performance motor and sharp stainless steel blades that can crush ice and frozen fruits with ease. Plus, with its 64-ounce capacity, you'll have enough to share! Frohito, anyone?

    Related: Best Blenders for Frozen Drinks

  • Sauder International Lux Bar Cart

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    Amazon

    Normally $200, Now $113

    Store your favorite glassware and bottles on this stylish bar cart. With a satin gold finish, the cart features two glass shelves with geometric designs. The metal construction also adds durability, while the locking casters let you freely move the cart.

    Related: The Best Bar Carts

  • Barillio Cocktail Shaker Set

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    Amazon

    Normally $36, Now $25

    This cocktail set comes with everything you need to make your favorite drink. In addition to the shaker, there's a muddler, mixing spoon, jigger, and two pourers. All products are made of stainless steel for a high-quality touch.

    Related: The Best Cocktail Shakers, According to Experts

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  • Lavazza Expert Coffee Bundle Classy Plus All-In-One Machine

    Lavazza Expert Coffee Bundle Classy Plus All-In-One Machine

    courtesy of Amazon

    Normally $400, Now $220

    Whether you want to make an Irish coffee or simply brew a regular for your morning fix, this all-in-one espresso and coffee brewing machine from Lavazza makes things easy. Simply pop in a Lavazza capsule, froth up some milk, and choose from a selection of 6 different types of coffee beverages, and you're good to go.

  • Hand Blown Italian Style Crystal Burgundy Wine Glasses

    JBHO Hand Blown Italian Style Crystal Burgundy Wine Glasses

    amazon

    Normally $29, Now $23

    These elegant, long-stemmed burgundy glasses are made from hand-blown, lead-free crystal and have a 21-ounce capacity. Nab this set of two glasses, take a deep dive into the Burgundy region, and crack open a bottle of red.

    Related: The Best Red Wine Glasses

  • Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer

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    Amazon

    Normally $25, Now 20

    This citrus juicer is an essential tool for the home bartender. It squeezes lemons, limes, and other small fruits for making cocktails, producing 20 percent more juice than most handheld squeezers. Plus, this juicer is dishwasher-safe.

  • Rabbit Original Lever Corkscrew Wine Opener with Foil Cutter and Extra Spiral

    Rabbit Original Lever Corkscrew Wine Opener with Foil Cutter and Extra Spiral

    Amazon

    Normally $78, Now $37

    Make sure you snag this best-selling high-performing Rabbit wine opener, over 50 percent off today! It features an incredibly easy-to-use lever that will seamlessly open up any wine bottle, as well as a foil cutter and replacement spiral. Not only does the Rabbit has a beautiful premium design, but it completely eliminates any wrist-twisting hassle in opening and enjoying your vino.

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  • Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker

    Coffee Gator French Press Coffee Maker
    Courtesy of Amazon

    Normally $55, Now $44

    A french press is a great tool to make especially robust, rich coffee, and incorporating fresh coffee into cocktails is buzzworthy on many levels. But a french press can also be a fantastic tool for cocktails themselves! This stainless steel version from Coffee Gator is specially insulated to keep your coffee warm for an hour longer than most glass coffee presses. Durable enough to take camping, and large enough to pour out at least 4 generous servings. It also comes with a travel canister to store your coffee beans or grounds.

    Related: The Best French Presses for Cocktails

  • iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity

    iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Good for Pet Hair
    Amazon

    Normally $274, Now $199

    Hosting a dinner party and need a quick cleanup? Leave it to this iRobot Roomba to do the job! This WiFi-connected vacuum "robot vacuum" has a navigation system that learns the layout of your home, and you can use your voice or an app to tell it where to go. Leave the cleanup to the robots, so you can attend to your hosting duties (and enjoy the party).

  • Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

    Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki

    courtesy of Amazon

    Normally $30, Now $12

    Since opening in 2009, San Francisco tiki bar, Smuggler's Cove has become one of the top destinations for tiki cocktails. So, it's not surprising that this book, from its founders, and husband and wife team, Martin Cate and Rebecca Cate is one of the most comprehensive books for tiki cocktails and culture. Nab this tropical tome at a discounted rate and prep for the ultimate staycation weekend.

    Related: The Best Tiki Mugs

  • NewAir Portable Ice Maker 50 lb. Daily

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    Amazon

    Normally $360, Now $231

    This NewAir Portable Ice Maker churns out a dozen cubes in under 7 minutes, up to 50 pounds a day, and has the option of making three different ice sizes: small, medium, or large. Pour in some water, select a size, and set the dial to start, and you'll have cocktail-worthy ice in minutes.

    Related: The Best Ice Makers

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  • YITAHOME Kitchen Island Cart

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    Amazon

    Normally $220, Now $160

    This kitchen cart with wheels has tons of storage for bottles, glassware, bowls of citrus and more. The pine wood cutting board top is perfect for prepping garnishes and will look fantastic in the kitchen or rolled outside for an al fresco happy hour. 

  • Cuisinart Fine Mesh Strainers, Set of 3

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    Amazon

    Normally $22, Now $13

    You can use this durable set of three fine mesh strainers for a variety of tasks in the kitchen, like sifting flour or powdered sugar onto a dessert (or dessert cocktail) or straining a puree. They're also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

  • Libbey Cactus Margarita Glasses

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    Amazon

    Normally $35, Now $27

    This set of four margarita glasses will take any celebration to the next level. They hold 16 ounces and feature a cute cactus design that really stands out.

  • HiCoup Wine Decanter

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    Amazon

    Normally $55, Now $34

    Aerate your favorite wines in this mouth-blown, lead-free crystal wine decanter and look great while doing it. This sleek, swan-shaped decanter offers an elegant way of serving wine.

    Related: The Best Wine Decanters, According to Experts

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  • NewAir 96-Can Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler

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    Amazon

    Normally $750, Now $700

    It’s marketed as a beer fridge, but this plug-and-play mini-fridge is super versatile. Featuring removable shelving and seven custom “set it and forget it” temperature settings (from 37 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit), it’s equally suited for holding leftover food or up to 96 cans of your favorite beverage. Featuring double-paned glass doors for maximum insulation and visibility and a sleek stainless steel vibe.

    Related: Best Wine Fridges

  • KitchenAid Classic Euro Peeler

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    Amazon

    Normally $13, Now $5

    A kitchen essential you may not know you needed, a peeler is perfect for seamlessly peeling your fruit and vegetables. Use to create your best cocktail garnishes yet!

  • Ninja NC299AMZ CREAMi Ice Cream Maker

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    Amazon

    Normally $200, Now $177

    Cool down with handmade frozen desserts (or boozy ice cream) from the comfort of your own home. In minutes, you can make delicious sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato, and ice cream that will make you everyone's favorite party host.

    Related: Best Ice Cream Makers

  • HOST Freeze Cooling Cup

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    Amazon

    Normally $27, Now $24

    Not all wines are created equal—white wines are served chilled, while red wines are served at around room temperature. Luckily, this set of two, insulated tumblers help keep all wines at the optimal serving temperature. You can even stick them in the freezer for more refreshing sips.

    Related: The Best Stemless Wine Glasses

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  • DII Swedish Dishcloth Set

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    Amazon

    Normally $18, Now $13

    Swedish dishcloths are all the rage right now when it comes to kitchen cleaning tasks. They are super absorbent and can be reused for years—simply throw them in the dishwasher or washing machine to clean. This set of three comes in tons of fun prints.

  • KitchenAid Classic Measuring Cups, Set of 4

    KitchenAid Classic Measuring Cups, Set of 4

    courtesy of Amazon

    Normally $10, Now $8.50

    Looking to batch out some large-format cocktails for a crowd? These KitchenAid measuring cups are sure to come in handy. Choose from some fun colors like Aqua Sky and Misty Blue, this set of 4 includes all the basic measuring cup sizes you'll need to make that next Champagne Holiday Punch.

  • COSORI Electric Kettle Gooseneck with Temperature Control

    COSORI Electric Gooseneck Kettle
    Courtesy of Amazon

    Normally $70, Now $59

    Brew up some tea cocktails or simply up your tea-making game with this one-touch electric kettle from COSORI. This top-rated gooseneck kettle has a sleek design, with modern functionalities, and is a compact size that is easy to clean.

    Related: Best Electric Tea Kettles

  • Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with Vacuum Bottle Stoppers

    Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with Vacuum Bottle Stoppers

    Amazon

    Normally $22, Now $20

    Keep your wine securely sealed and as fresh as possible with this Vacu Vin pump. It'll fit into any bottle and guarantees an airtight seal.

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  • Whiskey Decanter Globe Set

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    Amazon

    Normally $110, Now $79

    Etched in globe designs, this unique set makes a great gift for the whiskey lover in your life. The set includes a whiskey decanter and four whiskey glasses, along with an elegant, mahogany tray.

    Related: The Best Whiskey Decanters

  • Houdini 24oz Glass Cocktail Shaker

    Houdini 24oz Glass Cocktail Shaker

    Amazon

    Normally $22, Now $15

    This clear cocktail shaker makes mixing up cocktails a breeze. Plus, recipes for six great cocktails are provided for you, the exact measurements for each ingredient conveniently marked on the shaker itself. Plus, the high-quality seal ensures zero leaking or spills.

  • HOST Freeze Stemless Margarita Glasses, Set of 2

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    Amazon

    Normally $27, Now $22

    Keep your Margaritas nice and frosty with these stemless glasses. Just pop them in the freezer to keep cocktails cold for longer. The insulated glasses are also durable enough for outdoor use.

    Related: The Best Margarita Machines

  • Zulay Lemon Squeezer Stainless Steel

    Zulay Lemon Squeezer Stainless Steel

    Amazon

    Normally $30, Now $25

    Worry no more about pesky lemon or lime seeds plopping into your cocktails thanks to this premium citrus squeezer. The stainless construction guarantees it won't rust and the silicone handles provide a comfortable grip for your hands. Users rave about how easy and effective it is to use.

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  • Danby Bistro Bar Table

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    Amazon

    Normally $230, Now $180

    This sleek bar table seats two to four people for at-home bar entertaining. The burnt oak and black finish will complement any dining room or outdoor area.

  • AOZITA 12 Pack Stainless Steel Liquor Pourers Tapered Spout

    AOZITA 12 Pack Stainless Steel Liquor Pourers Tapered Spout

    Amazon

    Normally $15, Now $10

    These bottle spouts come equipped with a tapered opening and rubber dust caps, making them perfect for precise control of your pour. They're also able to fit many different types and sizes of bottles. Now you can create all the cocktail concoctions you want, minus any spilling or inaccurate measurements.

  • KitchenAid Gourmet 14-Piece Forged Triple Rivet Block Set with Built-in Knife Sharpener

    KitchenAid Gourmet 14-Piece Forged Triple Rivet Block Set

    amazon

    Normally $100, Now $69

    Whether you're peeling citrus, preparing cocktail garnishes, or prepping crudités for a cocktail party, having a solid set of knives in the kitchen can be invaluable. This 14-piece set from KitchenAid has all of the essentials, including a chef's knife, a utility shear, and two pairing knives (for those perfectly shaped lemon twists). The contemporary birch wood storage block with a built-in sharpener is built to last and look fetching on your kitchen counter.

    Related: The Best Paring Knives

When Is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

The first-ever Amazon Prime Early Access Sale started Tuesday, October 11th at 12 AM PDT and ran until 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Historically, other top retailers have taken advantage of Amazon's Prime Day shopping frenzy and have held major online sales of their own over the course of the same two-day event. Make sure to look out for simultaneous sales at places like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Wayfair, among others.

What Is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

Amazon’s Prime Day event was introduced during the summer of 2015 and has been one of the most popular online shopping events ever since. Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is a similar two-day event for Prime members looking for major deals in preparation for the holiday season.

The event offers members of Amazon’s Prime subscription service additional savings across the site on numerous items from toys and televisions to, yes, home bar equipment. Throughout the 48-hour sale, you’ll find great deals on thousands of items from beer glasses to whiskey decanters, along with short-term lightning deals across the site.

This is the perfect time to pick up something both bartending pros and newbies can enjoy. “When building your home bar, take some time to think about necessity versus excess,” says Pamela Wiznitzer, a corporate beverage consultant and bartending veteran at some of New York City’s top spots. “Take time to read professional reviews, not just the reviews from consumers. That bar cart might look cool in the picture but may not function the way you need it to. Too often people won’t take the extra step to do a little more in-depth research. But if you do that, you’ll tend to get a better outcome.”

Do I Have to Be an Amazon Prime Member?

Prime Day is only available to Amazon Prime members, who currently pay $14.99 per month or $139 per year. There is a workaround: You can score a free 30-day Prime membership (if you haven’t canceled a membership in the past 12 months).

Just be sure and cancel your trial before the 30 days run out (unless, of course, you decide to stay on). You can also sign up for a one-month membership at $12.99 (again, remember to cancel before the next month begins).

How Can I Find the Best Deals for Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?

There are a few ways to get ahead of the big day. First, download the Amazon app or install the Amazon Assistant browser tool. “Every year is a little different, but you may receive advanced notice of deals, and you can ask to be notified that items you are interested in go on sale," says Trae Bodge, smart shopping and deals expert.

There are also always “lightning deals,” which last an even more limited time and have a more limited quantity, but are typically even better offers, so keep an eye out for these alerts, too. When the time comes, you can also check the “upcoming deals” section to see what’ll be discounted soon (and prepare your cart, if you’re really ahead of things!). You can also click “Watch this Deal” to get notifications about a specific item’s price. 

Bodge’s top insider tip, though, is to take advantage of your Alexa-enabled smart speaker. If you have one, just say, "Keep me updated on Prime Day."

What Categories Are Best to Shop?

Electronics, toys, appliances, and furniture all commonly experience steep discounts. When it comes to your home bar, big-ticket items like wine refrigerators, ice makers, and dehydrators often feature great deals.

If it’s cocktail-making tools you’re after, Wiznitzer says to “pick up a citrus squeezer (view at Amazon). The smaller kind with the two handles. Honestly, you can shake with anything: you can shake your cocktail in a water bottle. But you can’t squeeze juice that easily. In all my cocktail classes, it’s the one thing I stress the most."

How Do I Find the Best Deals?

Amazon consists of lots and lots of merchants from around the world, big and small. Not all of them offer great deals or high-quality products. As Wiznitzer says, hunt out educated reviews from professional critics, and do a little searching before you add something to the cart if you’re uncertain.

You can also check several sites to see if the “bargain” is an actual sale price or a cleverly disguised everyday price. CamelCamelCamel, Honey and WikiBuy all offer price tracking alerts to let you know if an item’s price has actually dropped. Fakespot can also suss out whether a glowing review on a given product is legitimate.

What About Shopping Locally?

Though Amazon is a massive company, it also offers a platform for small, independent, and local merchants, Wiznitzer points out. “There are ways to be very intentional in what you buy. Do some research: Is it a small company? How are they operated? What are their reviews? Are you getting something a little more unique, or a little more generic?” You may find that your favorite indie designer around the corner has a shop on Amazon and is offering Prime Day discounts. 

What Other Brands Offer Prime Day Deals?

One lucky (for us) side effect of Prime Day is that other major retailers have taken to offering one- or two-day sales at the same time to try and draw some business. Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Brooklinen and others tend to offer competing sales or price-matching events. We'll add those here as we confirm them.

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Rachel Lee
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Rachel Lee grew up in Southern California, enjoying tacos and acai bowls at the beach before joining the team as an Editorial Commerce Producer in March 2021. In her free time, she loves exploring cool rooftop bars and speakeasies in every city she visits, especially NYC.
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