Shop these early Black Friday kitchen deals to score essentials like an air fryer or a new blender. And for even more savings, look for discounts on the cool countertop helpers Consumer Reports tested and loves—like this Cuisinart blender-and-food-processor combo.
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Set a Budget
Knowing your budget is key when shopping like a Black Friday Ninja. Having a plan for the sale helps you avoid impulse purchases and ensures you can afford everything you want. Figure out your must-have and essential kitchen items on Black Friday Kohls, then determine a price point you can comfortably spend on them.
For example, if you need a new blender (like this top-rated model from Vitamix), consider snagging one now while it’s on sale. You may save hundreds by purchasing a bundle when you need multiple large appliances, such as a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and microwave. Remember that retailers often offer larger rebates if you purchase all the pieces simultaneously.
It’s also a great time to score small appliances, such as toaster ovens and coffee makers, which are often discounted. You can also snag deals on kitchen storage solutions, such as this bamboo kitchen corner shelf that tucks away inside a cabinet to prevent cookware avalanches and adds extra shelving for dishes, bakeware, and other supplies. Remember to check for discounts on tools and accessories, too. This set from Goldilocks, which Strategist Maxine Builder tested years ago, includes essentials like tongs, two types of spatulas, and a wooden spoon, plus bonus items that aren’t normally included in sets, such as a ladle and microplane-style grater.
Know Your Needs
When it comes to appliances, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest tech and start splurging on products that aren’t necessarily necessary. That’s why it’s important to consider your current kitchen’s needs when looking at the best Black Friday deals this year.
Sharon Franke, the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab director at Good Housekeeping, is an encyclopedia of kitchen tools. She’s tested everything from large appliances like grills and fridges to small appliances like blenders, toaster ovens and air fryers.
While she prefers to test the higher-stakes items, Franke still says knowing your needs is important before jumping on a sale. “Know what you’re going to use your appliance for, and make a list of the special features you want,” she says. “Then figure out which product fits your needs within your budget.”
Knowing your needs will also help you decide which brands to consider, as they offer the most holiday discounts. And while there isn’t a single day that’s the best for buying certain kinds of appliances, Franklin says holiday periods usually provide the most competitive pricing.
Know the Brands
Whether you’re shopping for the Bake Off queen or MasterChef enthusiast in your life — or perhaps yourself — Black Friday offers the ultimate kitchen equipment sales. Whether you’re in the market for small appliances like air fryers and Keurig coffee makers, cookware sets or meal delivery services, there’s a deal to suit everyone.
Cult cookware brand Le Creuset is always a Black Friday favorite. Their range of round casseroles is available in various colors and is perfect for anyone wanting to update their kitchen. John Lewis and Robert Dyas have a great selection of Le Creuset-style products this year, with up to 40% savings.
You’ll also find some of the season’s best deals on other high-end brands like Vitamix and Kitchenaid. Both retailers have been offering deep discounts on their top-rated products this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
According to Consumer Reports, the most important factors when choosing an appliance are durability, ease of use and price. Avoid buying a cheap appliance that will break or not work well. Instead, look for quality brands that you know and trust. CR’s Ratings and Buying Guides help find the best kitchen appliances. Alternatively, the site’s Smart Shopper tool lets you compare prices from different retailers in one place.
Make a List
The holiday season is a great time to shop for kitchen appliances, as many retailers offer major discounts on large and small appliances in stores and online. But it can also be easy to get swept up in the madness of Black Friday and make an impulse purchase, especially when shopping for something as important as a major appliance. To avoid this, it’s important to plan and create a list of items you’re in the market for and can afford before shopping.
This year, we’ve scoured the best Black Friday kitchen deals to help you stock your cabinets and treat yourself or the cooks to the gift of a new appliance. From a dual-basket Ninja air fryer that will let you cook a main and side at once to a KitchenAid mixer, there are options for everyone on your list—from bakers to beginner cooks and everyone in between. Plus, we’ve got some of the hottest gadgets on our wish lists, like the Instant Pot and Keurig.
And if you need more time to splurge on a big appliance, remember that you can find amazing kitchen deals throughout the year at your local appliance store or even online at sites like Home Depot and Amazon. And remember that you can also shop secondhand and auction websites to save even more.