Best Amazon Prime Day Sales on Large Appliances

Amazon Prime Day is a good time to find discounts on refrigerators, washers and dryers, and other large appliances

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If you’re in need of a new appliance, the annual two-day Amazon Prime Day sale can be a decent time to find one at a discount. Consumer Reports is tracking sale prices on all the top appliances for Prime Day, and we’re seeing some good offers for refrigerators and laundry appliance, at every retailer, not just Amazon.

To help you find the best blend of quality and affordability, we look at the results of our lab tests and member surveys, as well as the prices at major retailers, to determine when a sale really is a great deal. For more deals, check out the best Prime Day home and kitchen discounts, as well as all the latest savings on CR’s Deals hub.

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The 36-inch-wide LG LRFXC2416S refrigerator comes loaded with the features we track and more: shelves that can be adjusted without moving the food on them, air and water filters, and a second icemaker (in addition to the dispenser in the door) that molds elegantly curved and oversized cubes for cocktails. This model is similar to the CR-tested (and now discontinued) LG LRFXC2406S, and we expect it to perform identically. The tested model delivered top-notch performance almost across the board. The one exception is energy efficiency, where its middling score lands in the bottom half of the pack. Its more expensive siblings—the LG LRFVC2406S and the sleeker LG SRFVC2406S—have transparent door-in-door compartments.

CR’s test results: LG LRFXC2416S

At just 24 inches wide, the Whirlpool WRT112CZJZ is one of the narrowest top-freezer refrigerators available, but it’s one of the best models in our ratings for its size. And thanks to its sub-$600 price, it’s also a CR Best Buy. The unit earns top ratings for crucial cooling functions and for noise output, making it the quietest in the class, and scores above average for energy efficiency. Its low score for convenience is typical of top-freezers, as is its lack of features, though this Whirlpool does offer gallon storage on the doors. In surveys of our members, Whirlpool top-freezers rated very high for predicted reliability but just below average for owner satisfaction, a common combination among top-freezer brands.

CR’s test results: Whirlpool WRT112CZJZ

One of the most affordable top-load agitators in our tests, this LG washing machine delivers across the board. The energy-efficient washer isn’t the gentlest on clothes, but it’s easier on your laundry space. It’s among the quietest models in our tests and it gets high scores for vibration, meaning it won’t disturb you or rumble on your floor. Cycle time is 70 minutes using the normal wash, heavy-soil setting. Shorten it by using the normal-soil setting when you can. (Only the LG WT7405CW rates higher in our tests, and it’s also on sale but retails for a few hundred dollars more.)

CR’s test results: LG WT7005CW

A CR Best Buy, the LG DLE3400W is a great value, and LG electric dryers earned high scores for reliability and owner satisfaction in CR’s member survey. (We expect this model to perform similarly to the LG DLEX3700W.) This dryer is Energy Star certified (it uses about 20 percent less energy than conventional dryers) and includes a moisture sensor. Plus, it’s stackable and very quiet.

CR’s test results: LG DLE3400W


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Samantha B. Gordon

I am an avid writer, editor, and consumer with an unusually deep love for finding amazing deals on amazing products, especially when those things can make my life, or yours, a little easier. When I'm not critiquing deals to find the best of the best, you can find me crafting on a barstool with a fancy cocktail or editing a science fiction novel (also with a cocktail). Follow me on Twitter (@sam_the_editor).