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These are the worst Prime Day deals this year (sorry Amazon!)

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With Amazon Prime Day drawing to a close by the end of the day, we'll be the first to admit that not all of the Amazon Prime Day deals have been as impressive as we'd hoped. From half-baked discounts to underwhelming products, it's been tricky to separate the wheat from the chaff at times. 

However, that's not to say that there aren't some fantastic discounts out there – it's just a matter of rolling up your sleeves and finding them. Luckily, we've done the legwork for you, tirelessly browsing Amazon throughout its latest Prime shopping event to find some truly fantastic Amazon Prime Day deals (opens in new tab)

While not every deal is a winner, there's still been plenty to tempt us this year. To help you get a sense of which deals are worth splurging on – and which are best removing from your basket – we've put together some of the best and worst Prime Day deals we've seen this year. 

Five of the worst Amazon Prime Day deals

1. Cuisinart grill 

This portable grill from Cuisinart offers a saving of 28%. However, this summer we have our sights set on the best gas grills (opens in new tab) as a long-lasting yard investment.

It's hard not to admit that this is a solid affordable option, but with summer sales happening at other retailers, you may find a comparable price elsewhere. Instead, we recommend spending some time checking out grills that will stand the test of time summer after summer.

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Cuisinart CCG190RB Inch BBQ | was $39.99, now $25.80
(opens in new tab)A portable grill means you can take the tastes of summer absolutely anywhere you like. Now you can get that experience for less, with a neat 28% discount applied here. Grab it in black or red this Prime Day.

2. Pantum printer

This Prime Day discount just isn't as impressive as were expecting, clocking it at only 20% off. For comparison, there are a handful of great Amazon Prime Day printer deals (opens in new tab) with significant savings of 35% off. If you're in the market for a new device we  would recommend looking into well-known brands with heavy savings. With other retailers putting on competitive sales on home office products, this 20% off deal won't be the best out there.

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Pantum Monochrome P2502W | was $99, now $79.20 (opens in new tab)
Grab 20% off this black and white all-in-one printer by Pantum. With speeds of up to 23 pages per minute, this compact printer supports wireless printing so you can print from your phone, tablet, or laptop.

3. Apple MacBook

As with any sale shopping, it's only worth buying if it's something you've been eyeing up for a while. So while the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro has made our list of worst Prime Day deals, it's a good saving to enjoy if you were already going to purchase it.

However, for the casual purchaser, this $200 discount takes this MacBook Pro down to $2,299, which is still a high cost. With so many other large savings across tech products, we recommend waiting this one out. 

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro | was $2,499, now $2,299 (opens in new tab)
There's an 8% discount currently applied to one of Apple's most powerful laptops, with improved CPU, GPU and faster performance times. Perfect for work or for gaming, it's definitely worth your while if you're in the market for a Mac.

4. COSORI air fryer

Thanks to viral videos across social media, it's safe to say air fryers are having a moment. This means there are loads of great Amazon Prime Day air fryer deals (opens in new tab), including some with over $100 off. 

That's why we think the $25.51 saving on this COSORI choice could be avoided. The 11 functions make it a great option for the price, but there are many state-of-the-art models out there with much more competitive discounts.

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COSORI Air Fryer Oven | was $129.99, now $104.48 (opens in new tab)
You get 11 functions for your money with this top-rated air fryer from COSORI. Great for cutting down cooking times and hugely reducing the amount of oil you need to use, this appliance is an absolute no-brainer at this price.

5. Google Nest doorbell 

Prime Day 2022 has seen some of the biggest savings across Amazon products and Ring doorbell bundles, so it was inevitable that competing brands such as Google would also throw their hat into the savings ring. However, this wireless, battery-operated choice has an embarrassingly small discount of only 6%, so you're not much better off than usual. 

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Google Nest Doorbell | was $214.66, now $201.06 (opens in new tab)

Add privacy to your home with a video doorbell that allows you to check in at any time. It's battery operated, making it easy to install and switch out when the lifespan ends, or when you move house. 

Five of the best Amazon Prime Day deals

1. Amazon Echo

Some of the biggest savings Amazon has this Prime Day are on their own products, like the Echo Dot. There are a few generations included in the sale, but we think the 4th generation offers the balance of the best price and the most useful features. 

It acts as a speaker and Alexa, so you play music and ask about the weather while you're moving around your home. For something that you'll use every day, we think this is a no-brainer buy for Prime Day, and will most likely be the biggest saving until next year's event. 

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Echo Dot (4th Gen) | was $49.99, now $19.99 (opens in new tab)
Upgrade your home with the extremely useful Echo Dot this Prime Day. After all, it couldn't be more apt to add Alexa and all of her helpful features on Amazon's biggest day of the year.

2. iRobot Roomba vacuum 

We've already raved about the huge 40% off saving on this iRobot Roomba 692 vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab), and we just can't get over the price point. 

This robot includes many innovative features such as dirt-tracking technology and  auto-adjust cleaning, so it can navigate your home with ease, making sure to target the messiest areas. What's more, it's Wi-Fi operated and can be instructed via Alexa voice control, so you can schedule, start, and stop cleaning routines from anywhere in and outside your property. 

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iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum | was $299.99, now $179.99 (opens in new tab)

Upgrade your cleaning routine with smart-tech such as this Roomba 692, which connects with an app and Alexa for easy scheduling. Advanced sensors ensure the vacuum navigates seamlessly around the home, while dirt tracking technology will alert your robot to messy areas, leaving your rooms sparkling clean. 

3. KitchenAid mixer

A win for avid and amateur bakers, this KitchenAid stand mixer will instantly upgrade your baking regime and the appearance of your countertops. 

They are a substantial investment in any kitchen, so it's always worth waiting for a sale before taking the plunge. This Prime Day has seen it reduced by $60, so it's a great chance to let your arms take a rest from mixing and instead allow the ten speeds and three attachments to get to work. 

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KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer | was $459.99, now $389 (opens in new tab)
The most renowned stand mixer on the market is now discounted by $60, giving you the chance to make your kitchen the pride of your home. With ten speeds and three attachments included, there's no baking task you can't tackle with this mixer.   

4. Shark vacuum

Some of the biggest discounts this Prime Day have been on vacuum cleaners, and as one of the most used and hardest working household appliances, we think they're a worthwhile investment. 

This Shark cordless stick vacuum is a handy choice for compact spaces, as it can easily be tidied away or left propped up in the corner of a room. Despite it's small stature, it has a powerful suction and clever anti-hair wrap technology, so you can rest assured that your carpets and floors will be kept free of dirt. 

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Shark IZ362H Anti-Allergen Cordless Lightweight Stick Vacuum | was $349.99, now $279.99 (opens in new tab)
A cordless vacuum is bound to switch up your cleaning game, especially if it's this one from Shark. That's thanks to the supercharged suction power, excellent runtime and anti-hair wrap technology.

5. Ring doorbell

With $90 off, this Ring Video Doorbell easily makes our round-up of the best Amazon Prime Day deals. You'll be hard-pressed to find many houses without one of these systems and for good reason - they offer ease for accepting deliveries and of course added privacy. 

This option is an upgrade from the previous version 2 model, and comes in a bundle with an Echo Show 5, offering a simple display to see who is on your porch. 

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Ring Video Doorbell 3 with Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) | was $284.98 now $194.98 (opens in new tab)
You'll always be prepared for visitors and deliveries with this doorstep bundle. An upgrade to the popular original Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 offers better motion detection and privacy zones, while the Echo Show interactive screen offers a neat way to control your smart home. 

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Holly is the Features Editor at Top Ten Reviews where she focuses on creating informative, how-to advice. She has a degree in English Literature and previously worked as a copywriter at Howdens, specializing in kitchens and trend-led interiors. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her exploring the best London bars and brunch spots, or planning the next budget-friendly city break.