The concept is pretty simple: You order enough stuff to fill a "box" (the threshold for free shipping here is $35), and everything comes to your door just a couple days later. The items are steeply discounted to begin with, and there are constantly offers and coupons to lower the cost even more. It's that easy.
So, with such endless possibilities, what kind of things should you fill your box with? The Food52 team is here to help with some ideas. Read on for the 12 items from Amazon Prime Pantry that we swear by. You might even find yourself loading up a box of your own as you scroll through the list.
Liquid soap, in all forms, is an unexpected nemesis of mine. Heavy, leaky, and in oddly shaped packaging, it runs out far too quickly, forcing me to return to the store and face my fears much more often than I'd like to.
To combat this, I buy Method dish soap and Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day hand soap refills from Amazon Prime Pantry on the regular. The bulk refill containers allow me to top up my current dispensers for months on end. Plus, I can "set it and forget it," signing up for a repeat version of the same box at intervals that fit my household needs.
"My roommates and I always buy paper towels, TP, and dishwasher tabs on Amazon Prime Pantry. Having it sent straight to our home instead of getting it at Target and lugging it in an Uber is always a plus." —Rebekah Daniels, account manager
"Prime Pantry is my go-to for bigger bulk items like toilet paper, tissues, and detergent. Also for boxes of cereal and snacks. Looking at my order history, Peanut M&Ms and pretzel twists make recurring appearances." —Joanna Sciarrino, executive editor
Brinda is the Books & Special Projects Editor at Food52, where she edits all of Food52's cookbooks and covers the latest and greatest books on the site (drop her a line with recs!). She likes chewy Neapolitan pizza, stinky cheese of all sorts, and tahini-flavored anything. Brinda lives in Brooklyn with 18 plants.