Black Friday is the best time of year to snag deals on appliances big and small. From a KitchenAid mixer to a Keurig coffee machine, Strategist editors have found discounts on all sorts of kitchen gear during this shopping bonanza.
Whether shopping for an oven, washer, and dryer set or a blender that will help you whip up smoothies on the go, Black Friday is a great time to buy appliances. The discounts you’ll find are usually among the year’s best — and lowest —.
Big box retailers t are known to offer huge markdowns on major appliances during the holidays and often sell kitchen tools and accessories at great prices. Retailers will also likely have fantastic bargains on small appliance staples.
If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping, consider checking online resources like RetailMeNot and start making a list of the appliances and kitchen gadgets you’re interested in purchasing. This way, you can check back online or at physical stores before Black Friday to see if any new deals have emerged.
If you’re looking for a gift for the chef, consider stocking up on some of The Pioneer Woman’s cookware, which is available at Walmart this Black Friday. Strategist recommends the brand’s 12-piece utensil set, which includes basics (tongs, two types of spatulas, a wooden spoon, and a ladle) as well as more specialized tools (a food processor-style grater and a microplane-style grater).
If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher or refrigerator or even a smart ice maker, this is one of the best times of year to score deals. Black Friday is among the best days to score deals on smaller kitchen appliances such as blenders, mixers, and coffee machines.
For example, a Cuisinart countertop blender and food processor are on sale this Black Friday. This two-in-one appliance can make smoothies for the whole family, or you could use it to whip up a batch of homemade jam.
Subscribing to retailers’ newsletters is a good idea to stay on top of the latest discounts and offers. Many retailers send subscribers exclusive promotions, coupons, and early access to Black Friday deals. The care brand has a high-converting Black Friday email that lets users know they can get their hands on some of the season’s hottest kitchen items. This email is simple, offer-driven, and easy to read. The email also uses a countdown timer to create an element of FOMO and urgency in the subscriber’s inbox.
Black Friday is a time for deals; plenty can be found on small kitchen appliances. Whether you’re a new home cook who wants to upgrade your basics, or you’re tired of cooking for guests and want to try out a meal delivery service, the holiday sales are your chance to make some upgrades without breaking the bank.
Experts say that if you’re uncomfortable battling in-store crowds to score the hottest deals, you can still find many discounts online. That’s particularly true for “doorbuster” deals, which are heavily advertised and generally available only in limited quantities.
Check retailers’ websites and newspaper circulars, then compare them to see which store offers the best price for items on your list. For example, last year, Kohl’s had a great deal on a three-piece set of Toastmaster small appliances—including a waffle maker, toaster oven, and coffee maker—for just $5.99 after a rebate. Strategist editor Maxine Builder tested this set, her favorite professional-grade gear for preparing food at home. The offer was good through November 29.
Whether you’re in the market for a new coffee maker, a baking dish set, or a high-tech kitchen gadget, it pays to check daily deals leading up to Black Friday. Tools can alert you to price drops and compare prices from multiple retailers. In addition, many stores will add new offers in the days before Black Friday. For example, Nordstrom’s holiday sales launched a week before the big event on November 18, including markdowns on everything from Nike and The North Face clothing to Hunter and UGG shoes.
You can also find plenty of deals on small appliances at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Amazon, and Walmart. And if you want to redo your cabinets, look for deals at Lowe’s and Home Depot, which will offer savings on brand-name kitchen appliances such as a microwave or dishwasher.
In addition to the discounts on appliances during Black Friday, you may be able to find kitchen appliance rebates as well. Rebates are a great way for companies to increase their sales and make their appliances seem more affordable, as they allow consumers to feel like they are getting a higher-value item by applying a discount to the product’s price. Rebates are often refreshed based on company goals (like reaching a certain number of customers), calendar holidays, and competitors’ promotions.
If you want to revamp your kitchen, Black Friday is the time. From smart ice makers to instant pots, some deals will satisfy seasoned home cooks and those just starting in the kitchen.