Best Amazon Basics deals of Prime Day: the cheapest just got cheaper

There's an Amazon Basics product for just about every requirement, from weight lifting to cooking

Best Amazon Basics deals for Amazon Prime Day
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There seems to be an Amazon Basics version of practically any small-to-medium-size product you care to think of, from silicone mats to air fryers to weights and scatter cushions. With Amazon Prime Day well underway – it's into its second and last day, in fact – here's a roundup of some of the delights on offer. Amazon Basics products start off cheap and with Prime Day sales on, they are now even cheaper. It's a good day to shop for basics, then. Specifically, Amazon Basics. 

If you're in a rush, you can head straight to the Amazon page housing all the Prime Day Amazon Basics deals (opens in new tab). You may find it a little overwhelming, though. To keep an eye on deals that are less basic, check out T3's very own Best Prime Day deals hub.

The best Amazon Basics deals for Amazon Prime Day 

Amazon Basics Premium Knife Block Set: £38.70, was £45.48 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics Premium Knife Block Set: £38.70, was £45.48 | Average user score: 4.7
(opens in new tab)A saving of 15% on this massive set of knives (and one pair of scissors) brings the price down to barely £2 per blade. Would I expect them to be amazing knives, for that price? No. But you can run them through the cheapest of knofe sharpeners without worrying about ruining them, and anyway the sheer quantity of knives means you'll need absolutely ages to blunt all of them. 

Hulker Tower Extension Lead: £20.79, was £29.99 (opens in new tab)

Hulker Tower Extension Lead: £20.79, was £29.99 | Average user score: 4.7 (opens in new tab)
Rather like the knife block above, but for electricity, this multi-plug and multi-USB tower can support no fewer than 16 devices at once, all told. Surge protection up to 3250W, plus a user satisfaction rating of 4.7, suggest this is most unlikely to electrocute you or catch fire, which is always a big plus in our book. The 2m cord on it is adequate for most scenarios we can think of, too. 

£59.97, was £89.99 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics 23 in 1 Multi-cooker: £59.97, was £89.99 | Average user score: 4.5 (opens in new tab)
A saving of 36% here. Remember in the years before air fryers, when Instant Pot multi-cookers were the hottest thing in the world's kitchens? Amazon does and it has trumped its inspiration buy serving up a pressure cooker that does no fewer than 22 further things. Slow cook, fast cook, steam cook and sauté – this does it all. Plus 19 other things.

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Smart Cooker: £56.99, was £89.99 | (opens in new tab)

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Smart Cooker: £56.99, was £89.99 | Average user score: 4.7 (opens in new tab)
It would be remiss of me not to point out that this Instant Pot, which is to a large extent identical to the above Instant Pot copy has almost the exact same deal on. It's got a slightly larger capacity, does slightly fewer things, but to all intents and purposes it's the same thing, but from a name brand.

Amazon Basics cast-iron kettlebell: £21.18, was £28.90 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics cast-iron kettlebell: £21.18, was £28.90 | Average user score 4.7 (opens in new tab)
A 10-kilo kettlebell – and what a shiny one it is. As well as the shiny finish – 'for extra durability' – this cast iron weight features a textured grip and a 1-year warranty. How the hell are you going to break a cast iron kettlebell?! We don't know, but if you do, you're covered. If 10kg is too light or too heavy, there's a full range of similarly well-reviewed Basics kettlebells. (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics BRITA Maxtra compatible filter (6 pack): £13.99, was £19.99 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics BRITA Maxtra compatible filter (6 pack): £13.99, was £19.99 | Average user rating: 4.3 (opens in new tab)
Cheap cartridges for your Brita Maxtra water jug. The slightly lower user score suggests these are not as good as the official Brita cartridges in terms of ease of use – but then of course they're not; they're almost a pound a filter cheaper. 

Amazon Basics AA Rechargeable Batteries: £13.86, was £18.24 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics AA Rechargeable Batteries: £13.86, was £18.24 | Average user score: 4.5 (opens in new tab)
16 rechargeable batteries, all ready-charged for use on Christmas Day… or Thursday. I don't really have a great deal more to say about these. If you want a size other than AA or a pack bigger than 16, Amazon has plenty of other options.

Amazon Basics HDMI cable (5 pack): £13.22, was £14.55 | (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics HDMI cable (5 pack): £13.22, was £14.55 | Average user score: 4.5 (opens in new tab)
Most TVs only have 4 HDMI cables, so this should service all of your AV requirements in one room, with a bonus cable to spare. These are tough, nylon-Braided cables, 1.8m in length – that should be long enough for most setups. They're 4K and HDMI 2.1 compatible and rated at 18Gbps. 

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."