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Retailers are in full sales mode for the July Fourth holiday weekend, with a wide range of promotions on major appliances.

The thing is, a deal is only a deal if the product in question aces its job. So we set out to compare the advertised sales with our comprehensive ratings for dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, and washers. So far, we’ve found decent markdowns on a variety of these appliances.

A note on shopping now: These sales are available online, and many retailers offer in-store pickup. If you decide to shop in a store, consider wearing a mask, and employ basic infection control practices.

Read on for our analysis of the best deals. We’ll continue to update this list as more sales are announced.

Dishwashers

Bosch 300 Series 24-Inch Dishwasher

    This Bosch dishwasher usually costs anywhere from $850 to $1,000, but this sale price might make it a good choice if you’re in need of a new one. It does well in all of CR’s tests, but where it really shines is in drying and its noise level, making it one of the top models in our ratings.

     

    CR’s test results: Bosch 300 DLX Series SHS863WD5N dishwasher

    Bosch Ascenta 24-Inch Dishwasher

      The combination of superior performance and features that more commonly appear on pricier washers makes this entry-level Bosch a great value, especially because it’s usually closer to $700. It has a 95-minute cycle for a normal wash, among the shortest of any washer that CR tests. In CR member surveys, Bosch dishwashers earn top marks for reliability and satisfaction.

       

      CR’s test results: Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR75UC dishwasher

      GE 24-inch Dishwasher

        This GE does a great job getting dishes squeaky clean, and it does so without making much noise. But it takes 155 minutes to finish a cycle (longer than most) and requires you to clean the filter manually. If those factors aren’t deal breakers for you, you can snag this dishwasher for more than half off right now. This model also features special wash zones, a relatively rare feature at this price.


        CR’s test results: GE GDT655SSJSS

        KitchenAid 24-Inch Dishwasher

          This KitchenAid dishwasher is a very strong performer among relatively expensive models. Plus, it has one of the shortest normal wash cycles in its class, at 110 minutes. On the other hand, its drying ability is middling for the category, which means plastic cups may not always come out bone dry. Features include an adjustable upper rack, a self-cleaning filter, a stainless steel interior, hidden controls, adjustable tines, and a third rack. Right now, you can get it for $252 less than its regular price. 


          CR’s test results: KitchenAid KDTM404ESS

          LG Smart 24-Inch Dishwasher

            This high-end LG washes and dries well in our lab tests, and is very quiet. However, its Overall Score takes a hit from the middling marks that owners give LG dishwashers for reliability and owner satisfaction in CR’s member surveys. The racks have adjustable tines and the flatware slots are spacious; a WiFi feature lets you control the machine remotely.


            CR’s test results: LG LDT7808BM

            Whirlpool Dishwasher

              This dishwasher may be a great option if you’re shopping on a budget, especially now that it’s more than $60 off. Though we haven’t tested this model, we expect it to perform comparably to the similar Whirlpool WDF540PADM dishwasher. (The sale model does not have a Sensor cycle, which automatically picks the correct wash and dry cycles for each load, depending on factors such as the size of the load and how dirty the dishes are.) The model we tested did a killer job at both washing and drying, and has one of the shortest cycles of all the dishwashers we’ve tested.

              Ranges

              Whirlpool Double-Oven Electric Smoothtop Range

                This feature-packed double-oven range offers plenty for the money, even when it’s not on sale. Currently, you can get it for about $150 to $200 off the regular price. The range has five burners, and it offers strong performance in our tests, particularly on top of the stove. It has convection in both ovens, two high-power burners, and a Frozen Bake feature that lets you skip preheating for foods cooked from frozen, such as pizza. 

                 

                CR’s test results: Whirlpool WGE745C0FS double-oven electric smoothtop range

                 

                Samsung Single-Oven Electric Smoothtop Range

                  It’s tough to find a range with so many features at this price, particularly one that performs as well as this Samsung. In addition to strong performance in our tests, this range has two high-powered burners—a rarity at this price—as well as a convection oven. Best of all, you can get it for up to $200 off the regular price, which is the biggest discount we’ve seen on this range in the past year or so. 

                   

                  CR’s test results: Samsung NE59M4320SS single-oven electric smoothtop range

                   

                  Frigidaire Single-Oven Slide-In Electric Smoothtop Range

                    You’ll almost never find a slide-in range for less than $800, but this Frigidaire fits the bill; it’s on sale for about $400 off the regular price. It has chunky, pro-style knobs; a cooktop warming element; and a storage drawer beneath the oven cavity. One thing you’ll give up is convection, which you won’t find at this price in a slide-in.

                     

                    CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFEH3054US single-oven slide-in electric smoothtop range

                     

                    Samsung Single-Oven Gas Range

                      This Samsung is a feature-packed model with solid performance, making it one of the better deals we’ve seen for this holiday weekend. It has five burners, including an integrated griddle on the cooktop, as well as a convection oven and storage drawer. At up to $450 off its regular price, it’s a good deal, though we have seen this model frequently discounted, usually to around the price you’ll pay this July Fourth. 

                       

                      CR’s test results: Samsung NX58H5600SS single-oven gas range

                       

                      Frigidaire Single-Oven Slide-In Gas Range

                        This Frigidaire has the look of a pro-style range but costs thousands less, thanks in part to July Fourth savings of up to $450. It also performs as well as or better than plenty of the true pro-style ranges in our ratings, and comes with plenty of features, including five burners, a storage drawer, and continuous cooking grates for easily moving pots and pans across the burners. 


                        CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFGH3054US single-oven slide-in gas range

                        Refrigerators

                        Kenmore French-Door Refrigerator

                          For a French-door fridge with all the bells and whistles, check out this stainless steel Kenmore. It offers superb performance in all our lab tests, and our latest member survey finds that Kenmore French-doors are fairly reliable. This 36-inch model comes with a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, spillproof shelving, half shelves for better organization, digital controls, and dual evaporators that prevent odors from mixing between the fridge and freezer.


                          CR’s test results: Kenmore 73035 French-door refrigerator

                          LG French-Door Refrigerator

                            This 30-inch French-door LG features an icemaker, spillproof shelves, half shelves for organizing your fresh food, and digital controls, wrapped in a stainless steel finish. Though it lacks a water and ice dispenser, it makes up for it with terrific temperature control in our tests and a price that’s hard to pass up.

                             

                            CR’s test results: LG LFCS22520S French-door refrigerator

                            LG Side-by-Side Refrigerator

                              Looking for a side-by-side with style? This 36-inch LG features an unusual door-in-door design, allowing you to get frequently used items on the door shelf without fully opening the door. Its other features include a through-the-door water and ice dispenser, dual evaporators, and adjustable shelves you can raise and lower without removing food. Strong performance scores in our tests, combined with an affordable price, make this LG a CR Best Buy pick.


                              CR’s test results: LG LSXS26366S side-by-side refrigerator

                              Samsung Top-Freezer Refrigerator

                                This 33-inch Samsung top-freezer has an unusual party trick: Its freezer compartment can convert into additional fresh-food space with the flick of a switch. It’s also a good performer in our tests, with a Very Good rating for thermostat control. A stainless steel finish and an icemaker round out this model, making it a great bang for your buck.


                                CR’s test results: Samsung RT21M6215SG top-freezer refrigerator

                                Vacuums

                                Dyson V11 Torque Drive

                                  One of the newer Dysons on the market, the cordless Dyson V11 Torque Drive packs more run time than the brand’s earlier generations of stick vacuums. It earns our top rating for cleaning carpet, floors, edges, and pet hair, as well as for having clean emissions. And it’s one of the quieter models in our ratings, earning an Excellent rating for noise—an improvement over earlier models. This deal represents around a 15 percent markdown.

                                   

                                  CR’s test results: Dyson V11 Torque Drive

                                  Hoover ONEPWR Blade Max Stick

                                    The cordless Hoover ONEPWR Blade Max BH53350 is part of Hoover’s cleaning system in which several floor cleaning products have interchangeable batteries. Its strengths include cleaning bare floors, removing pet hair, and zipping along the edges of a room leaving nothing behind. It's not too shabby on cleaning carpet either. It’s fairly quiet although some top-rated models are even quieter. And its emissions are clean. You save $50.

                                     

                                    CR’s test results: Hoover ONEPWR Blade Max BH53350

                                    iRobot Roobma e5 Robotic Vacuum

                                      The high-scoring Roomba e5 usually costs $350 to $400 but has been at $300 for the last month. This Roomba isn’t as “smart” as the top-of-the-line iRobot Roomba i7+, but it performs well cleaning carpet and bare floors. The e5 is also a champ at navigating a room and returning to its base for recharging. But if you prefer a model with a remote, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

                                       

                                      CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba e5 robotic vacuum

                                      Shark Ion Cordless Stick Vacuum

                                        This 8.8-pound Shark tackles pet hair and bare floors with ease but struggles on carpet, so it might not be the best option if you have a lot of rugs in your home. It comes with two batteries, so technically you’re getting twice the cleaning time—in our tests it ran for 24 minutes on one battery charge.

                                         

                                        CR's test results: Shark Ion F80 Cord-Free MultiFlex IF281

                                        Tineco Pure ONE S11 Stick Vacuum

                                          Tineco is a high-end brand that’s fairly new to the U.S. market. The cordless Tineco Pure One S11 cleans impressively in all our major tests and has many features to boot. An LED panel shows how much battery life you have left as well as the suction level, which varies when you switch from bare floors to carpet. If you're so inclined, you can connect to a Tineco app that indicates cleaning performance, such as battery life, on your smartphone. This deal is 15 percent off the regular price.

                                           

                                          CR’s test results: Tineco Pure ONE S11

                                          Tineco Pure ONE S11 Tango EX

                                            The feature-packed cordless Tineco Pure One S11 Tango EX costs a bit more than the Tineco Pure One S11, and its performance is similar to the S11’s. This model has all the bells and whistles of its brandmate, including an LED panel that indicates battery life and suction power. But it comes with a second battery—which accounts for the added expense—so you can clean for twice as long. You can use Tineco’s app to monitor battery life, but if you don't want to be bothered with another app on your phone, you can get all the information you need from the LED panel. Right now, it’s marked down 32 percent from its regular price.

                                             

                                            CR’s test results: Tineco Pure ONE S11 Tango EX

                                            Washing Machines

                                            Kenmore HE Top-Loader

                                              Impressive performance and one of the biggest capacities we’ve seen are reasons to consider this washing machine. Capacity is 5.3 cubic feet, and you typically have to spend a lot more for a washer that big. It’s big enough to fit a king-size comforter (any washer over 4.5 cubic feet can fit one). The 60-minute wash time is also appealing, and that’s using the normal wash/heavy-soil setting. The normal-soil setting is faster. 

                                               

                                              CR’s test results: Kenmore 28132 top-load HE washer (and Kenmore 68132 electric dryer)

                                               

                                              LG Front-Loader

                                                Even when this washing machine was $800, it was a good deal, given that impressive front-loaders sell for $900 and more. It’s WiFi-connected, allowing you to monitor your washer’s progress and receive alerts on your phone. The 4.5-cubic-foot capacity is in line with other front-loaders. But wash time is 105 minutes using the normal wash/heavy-soil setting. 

                                                 

                                                CR’s test results: LG WM3500CW front-load washer (and LG DLE3500W electric dryer)

                                                 

                                                LG Front-Loader

                                                  This machine performs similarly to the LG above and has the same capacity of 4.5 cubic feet. This washer is also WiFi-connected, and adds a steam feature. It’s faster, taking 95 minutes using the normal wash/heavy-soil setting. Owners of LG front-loaders are happy with their machines, according to our exclusive member survey. 

                                                   

                                                  CR’s test results: LG WM3700HWA front-load washer and LG DLEX3700W electric dryer

                                                  LG HE Top-Loader

                                                    One of the top-performing HE top-loaders in our ratings, this LG’s wash time is 75 minutes and capacity is 4.5 cubic feet—both will keep dirty laundry from piling up. Brand reliability matters, too, of course, and that isn’t a problem for LG HE top-loaders, according to our survey of CR members.

                                                     

                                                    CR’s test results: LG WT7100CW top-load HE washer and LG DLE7100W electric dryer

                                                     

                                                    Samsung Front-Loader

                                                      This is one machine, two washers: A mini washer sits atop the front-loader, and it’s ideal for quickly washing lightly soiled and delicate items. It and the main washer can run at the same time. This model is pricey, but knocking hundreds off the price adds to its allure. The main washer takes 100 minutes using the heavy-soil setting, so try the normal-soil setting and the Super Speed option to trim time. And because it’s WiFi-connected, you’ll be able to keep tabs on it from your phone. The main washer is 5 cubic feet, and the mini washer is 1 cubic foot. 

                                                       

                                                      CR’s test results: Samsung WV60M9900AV front-load washer and Samsung DVE60M9900V electric dryer