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Retailers are in full sales mode for the holiday weekend, with a wide range of promotions on major appliances (as well as deals on mattresses, grills, and electronics).

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 dishwashersrangesrefrigeratorsvacuums, and washing machines. 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.

Looking for something else? For the best deals, check out our roundup of sales on top-tested products this Memorial Day weekend.


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 surveys, Bosch dishwashers earn top marks for reliability and satisfaction.


      CR’s test results: Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR75UC dishwasher

      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. While 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.


        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 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 preheat 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 range, as well as a convection oven. Best of all, you’ll score it for about $200 off the regular price, which is the lowest price 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 more than $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 $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 Memorial Day. 


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


                Frigidaire Single-Oven Slide-In Range

                  With design cues clearly taken from pro-style ranges, this Frigidaire costs thousands less, thanks in part to Memorial Day savings of around $500. It also performs as well as or better than plenty of the true pro-style ranges in our ratings, and it has plenty of features, including five burners, continuous cooking grates for easily moving pots and pans across the burners, and a storage drawer. 


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

                  LG Double Oven Gas Range

                    If you want every last bell and whistle, this LG is the gas range to get. You get two ovens, both with convection, five surface burners, a built-in griddle, integrated WiFi, and even onboard diagnostics to help simplify repairs. And you can get this range for about $350 less than its regular price at AppliancesConnection. 


                    CR’s test results: LG LDG4315ST double-oven gas range


                    GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

                      This GE side-by-side offers powerful performance and the most essential features. Our testers give it high marks for its ability to regulate temperature and find it very easy to use. It doesn’t have tons of features, but it covers all the basics, including a stainless steel finish, a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, a built-in water filter, and digital controls that show actual internal temperature. This 36-inch GE is discounted at most retailers, but Costco has the best deal, selling it for $100 less than other stores.


                      CR’s test results: GE GZS22IYNFS side-by-side refrigerator

                      Insignia French-Door Refrigerator

                        This Insignia is perfect for shoppers interested in French-door fridges without the premium price. Priced lower than many side-by-sides and bottom-freezers, this Insignia French-door comes in a stainless steel finish with an internal water dispenser, an icemaker, half shelves for better organization, spillproof shelves, and digital controls. It earns high scores in our tests, runs quietly, and is very energy-efficient. The only thing it’s missing is a through-the-door dispenser, but at this price you might be okay passing up that feature.


                        CR’s test results: Insignia NS-RFD26SS9 French-door refrigerator

                        Insignia Top-Freezer Refrigerator

                          This Insignia top-freezer offers good performance at an incredibly affordable sale price. If you want to save even more money, the white version of this fridge—the Insignia NS-RTM18WH7—is on sale for $20 less. This stainless-steel model comes with an icemaker, spillproof shelving, and digital controls. In our tests, it does a terrific job mitigating warm and cold spots in the fridge and freezer cavities, but it’s a bit noisier than competing models. For the money, though, this fridge offers a lot of value for cost-conscious shoppers.


                          CR’s test results: Insignia NS-RTM18SS7 top-freezer refrigerator

                          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, dual evaporators that prevent odors from mixing between the fridge and freezer, spillproof shelving, half shelves for better organization, and digital controls.


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

                            LG Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator

                              This LG bottom-freezer is one of the top performers in our ratings, offering impeccable performance in almost every test. It comes in a stainless steel finish and features an icemaker, half shelves for organization, spillproof shelving, and digital controls. This model is a bit pricey compared with the others on this list, but if you prioritize performance above all else, it’s worth considering.


                              CR’s test results: LG LDCS24223S bottom-freezer refrigerator

                              LG French-Door Refrigerator

                                Another affordable French-door is this 30-inch LG. It features an icemaker, spillproof shelves, half shelves for organizing your fresh food, and digital controls, wrapped in a stainless steel finish. While 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

                                Vacuum Cleaners

                                Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum

                                  You can find this capable vacuum marked down at many retailers. The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 earns impressive scores for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces.


                                  CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Animal 2 upright vacuum

                                  Eufy RoboVac 11s

                                    The Eufy RoboVac 11s cleans carpet well in our tests and leaves very little pet hair. It does even better on bare floors. Though it’s not the most efficient cleaner—testers note that it sometimes scatters debris—it eventually gets the job done, operates quietly, and has a cliff sensor, so it won’t tumble down stairs. This robotic vacuum isn’t WiFi-enabled. You’ll save $70 off the usual price now through May 26 with the code WSROBOVAC.


                                    CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 11s robotic vacuum

                                    Hoover Stick Vacuum

                                      The Hoover Onepwr Blade Max BH53350 is part of Hoover’s cleaning system, which offers several floor-cleaning products that use 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.


                                      CR’s test results: Hoover Onepwr Blade Max BH53350 stick vacuum

                                      Shark Ion 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

                                        Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum (Target Exclusive)

                                          A Target exclusive, the Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 has a 26-foot cord and weighs about 16 pounds. It receives superb scores in both our pet-hair and bare-floors tests, though it doesn’t fare as well on carpet. Our testers found that this vacuum handles well, but it’s noisier than other upright vacuums.


                                          CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 upright vacuum

                                          Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum

                                            The Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E is impressive at cleaning bare floors and carpet. It’s not the best at cleaning up pet hair, so look elsewhere if you share your home with a furry friend or two. This model is bagless and emissions are clean, but like all bagless vacuums, you have to take care not to release debris when you empty the bin. Suction through the hose isn’t very impressive, so this model isn’t ideal if you often use attachments.


                                            CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E upright vacuum

                                            Washing Machines

                                            GE Agitator Top-Loader

                                              You won’t find many washers that normally sell for around $500 that are worth considering, but this is in that price range and deserves a look. Cleaning is typical for an agitator, meaning it can handle normal loads but will have a tougher time with heavy stains (pretreating them will help). But where it stands out is speed, taking just 35 minutes to do a load—half the time of some other tested models. Claimed capacity is 4.5 cubic feet.


                                              CR’s test results: GE GTW465ASNWW top-load agitator washer (and GE GTD45EASJWS electric dryer)


                                              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 up. 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, and they can run at the same time. It’s still pricey, but knocking hundreds off the price adds to its allure. A mini washer sits atop the front-loader, and it’s ideal for quickly washing lightly soiled and delicate items. 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