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Washing machines that are included in holiday weekend appliance sales.

Retailers are kicking off sales for the holiday weekend, with promotions on major appliances.

Whether you’re remodeling your laundry room, your fridge is on the fritz, you need a new vacuum, or you're looking to upgrade an appliance that’s seen better days, you’ll find markdowns advertised at home centers, home-goods stores, and independent retailers.

More on Holiday Sales & 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 refrigerators, ranges, vacuums, and washing machines.

As you shop, keep in mind that most major retailers will match a competitor's advertised prices.

So far, we've found decent markdowns on a variety of refrigerators, ranges, vacuums, and washing machines. Read on for our analysis of the best deals. We'll continue to update this list as more sales are announced.

For each category, the appliances are listed in alphabetical order.

Refrigerators
Ranges
Washing Machines
• Vacuums

If you're considering buying an appliance that's not included here, be sure to cross-check the models with our full appliance ratings to see how they compare with the competition in terms of performance and price.

Best Refrigerator Sales

This weekend is a terrific time to buy a new refrigerator, with discounts upward of 50 percent being offered by retailers. Most deals are on French-door models, but we managed to find good buys in every fridge configuration. Here are six of the best refrigerators deals we found at major appliance stores.

GE French-door refrigerator, 36 inches wide
The deal: $2,000 at Costco; $2,192 to $2,200 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: GE GYE22HSKSS
This GE French-door features a unique through-the-door water dispenser that automatically fills up a glass or pitcher without risking overflow. Other features include dual evaporators and digital controls that show the internal temperature. It performs superbly in our temperature tests and receives a Very Good rating for its low noise output. Costco members can get this fridge for $1,100 off its list price; you pay $200 more at the other retailers above.

GE side-by-side refrigerator, 36 inches wide
The deal: $1,092 to $1,100 at AJ Madison, Appliances ConnectionAmazon, Home Depot, Lowe's, Wayfair, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: GE GSS25GSHSS
Looking for a side-by-side on a budget? This GE model offers great performance. It rates a Very Good for ease of use and comes with plenty of features, including a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, a stainless steel finish, digital controls that show the internal temperature, and spillproof shelving. It’s about $500 off its list price at the retailers above.

Kenmore bottom-freezer refrigerator, 33 inches wide
The deal:
$1,100 at Sears
CR’s test results: Kenmore Elite 79043
This Kenmore is among the highest-rated bottom-freezers in our ratings. It rates Excellent for temperature uniformity and runs very quietly. Its features include an icemaker, spillproof shelves, digital controls, and a stainless steel finish. Sears is selling this model for 48 percent off its list price.

Kenmore top-freezer refrigerator, 33 inches wide
The deal:
$900 at Sears
CR’s test results: Kenmore 79433
Sears is selling this Kenmore top-freezer for almost 50 percent off its list price. In our tests, it rates Excellent for energy efficiency, but its temperature uniformity is lackluster, meaning it’s susceptible to developing warm and cold spots. This model offers plenty of features though, such as an icemaker, an internal water dispenser, spillproof shelving, and digital controls.

LG 3-door French-door refrigerator, 30 inches wide
The deal:
$1,095 to $1,100 at Appliances Connection, Home Depot, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: LG LFCS22520S
If you need a narrow French-door, consider this deal on a 30-inch LG for about $600 off its list price. It offers superb performance in our temperature tests and rates an Excellent for noise. Though it lacks a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, it still gives you an icemaker, half shelves, spillproof shelves, and digital controls, all wrapped up in a stainless steel finish.

LG 4-door French-door refrigerator, 36 inches wide
The deal:
$1,995 to $2,000 at AJ Madison, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: LG LMXS28626S
For a premium French-door model, check out this four-door LG. It offers superb performance in our temperature tests and receives a Very Good rating for ease of use. This model is also full of features, including unique adjustable shelving that can be raised or lowered without you having to remove any food, a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, half shelves that can be raised or lowered, an air filter, and a temperature-controlled full-width deli drawer. This LG usually lists for $3,100, so you’re saving about $1,100.

Best Range Sales

There are lots of ranges on sale this weekend from some of the biggest retailers of major appliances. You'll find some of the best deals on ranges that typically sell for $1,000 or more, often with savings in excess of $300. Here are the six best deals on CR-tested models we found on gas and electric ranges. 

Frigidaire electric range
The deal:
 $1,093 to $1,100 at AJ MadisonBest BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Frigidaire Gallery FGEH3047VF
A slide-in range is more expensive than a traditional freestanding model with a back panel, but this gorgeous model is priced about $500 less than its regular price. In addition to good looks, this range has exceptional performance, including a rating of Excellent for broiling and Very Good for baking. It has convection, a storage drawer, and even an air fry setting in the oven, so you don’t need a separate countertop air fryer. 

Frigidaire slide-in gas range
The deal: $893 to $900 at AJ MadisonBest BuyHome Depot, and Sear’s
CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFGH3054US
You rarely find a slide-in range for under $1,000, but this model is being offered for about $400 less than its regular price. Lowe’s is the only major retailer where this model isn’t on sale—it’s still available but for more than $1,200. In addition to its good looks, this range offers strong performance, particularly on the cooktop, where it earns ratings of Very Good in both our low- and high-heat tests. It has a storage drawer under the oven, too. 

GE gas range
The deal: $543 to $550 at AJ MadisonBest BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: GE JGBS62REKSS
This stainless range is a solid deal at its everyday price of around $680. It’s an even better value at $550 or less. Performance is strong across the board, especially when it comes to the lower burner settings you’d use for simmering—this range earns a rating of Excellent in our cooktop low test. 

LG electric range
The deal:
 $1,619 to $1,620 at Best BuyHome DepotLowe’s, and Sear’s
CR’s test results: LG LDE4415ST
This LG is the range to beat if you have electric and want two ovens. The savings of around $180 off its regular price is a decent deal, particularly when you consider that its regular price is already pretty low for a double-oven range. Performance is superb, particularly on the cooktop, where this model garners ratings of Excellent in both our low- and high-heat tests. It has two ovens, both with convection, as well as digital controls, die-cast knobs, and even onboard diagnostics for troubleshooting.

Samsung electric range
The deal:
 $598 to $600 at Best BuyHome DepotLowe’s, and Sear’s
CR’s test results: Samsung NE59M4320SS
This Samsung is a good deal at its regular price of between $650 and $700; for $600, it’s an even better buy. It’s a great performer with a surprising number of features. It has a convection oven, die-cast knobs, and multiple expanding cooktop elements to adapt to different-sized pans. Performance is solid, and you get a particularly cavernous oven, helping this model earn a rating of Excellent in our oven capacity test, which measures the actual usable baking area.

Samsung gas range
The deal:
$645 to $649 at AJ MadisonBest BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Samsung NX58H5600SS
This stellar gas range offers a lot for the money, especially at $250 off its regular price. It has convection, continuous grates so that you can easily move cookware across the surface of the stove, and an integrated griddle on the cooktop. The oven is especially strong, with ratings of Very Good for both baking and broiling—a rare feat for a gas range at any price. 

Best Washing Machine Sales

Here are nine good deals on washers from CR’s tests. We list the matching dryer if we’ve tested it, in case you’re shopping for a set. See our washer and dryer ratings for more options. 

Electrolux front-loader
The deal: $693 to $698 at AJ Madison, Home Depot, and Lowe's
CR’s test results: Electrolux EFLW427UIW
This washer sold for $1,000 lately, so at $698, it’s a great deal and even lower than its Black Friday price. Cleaning is impressive. Electrolux front-loaders earn a Very Good rating in predicted reliability, according to data from CR’s member survey. Wash time is 90 minutes, and claimed capacity is 4.3 cubic feet.
Matching dryer: Electrolux EFME427UIW (electric) and Electrolux EFMG427UIW (gas). Electrolux gas dryers earn a subpar rating in reliability and CR cannot recommend them at this time.

GE agitator top-loader
The deal: $523 to $530 at AJ Madison, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: GE GTW465ASNWW
Most washers hovering around $500 in our ratings aren’t worth calling out. This GE agitator is an exception. It earns a Good rating in washing performance, as many in this category do, but where it really stands out is speed. It takes just 35 minutes to do a load—half the time of some other models we tested. You’re saving $128 off the usual price of $655. Claimed capacity is 4.5 cubic feet.
Matching dryer: GE GTD45EASJWS (electric) and GE GTD45GASJWS (gas). Note that GE’s gas dryers cannot be recommended at this time because of a subpar predicted reliability rating.

LG front-loader
The deal: $805 to $810 at AJ MadisonBest Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears
CR’s test results: LG WM3500CW
High-scoring washers often cost around $900 or more. We’ve seen the price for this washer fluctuate a lot, but it’s a good deal at $809. It snags an Excellent rating in washing performance. However, wash time is a rather long 105 minutes. Claimed capacity is 4.5 cubic feet.
Matching dryer: LG DLE3500W (electric) and LG DLG3501W (gas)

LG front-loader
The deal: $745 to $750 at AJ Madison, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears
CR’s test results: LG WM3700HWA
This washer performs similarly to the LG above in every test and has the same capacity of 4.5 cubic feet. But it’s faster, clocking in at 95 minutes in our tests using the normal-wash/heavy-soil setting. LG is the most reliable front-loader brand, according to our member survey, earning an Excellent rating for predicted reliability.
Matching dryer: LG DLEX3700W (electric) and LG DLGX3701W (gas)

LG HE top-loader
The deal: $648 to $650 at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Sears
CR’s test results: LG WT7100CW
This washer is a CR Best Buy, combining impressive performance and an appealing price, even when it sold for $720. At $648, it’s even more appealing. This HE top-loader is one of the few we tested to earn an Excellent rating in washing performance. Wash time is 75 minutes, and claimed capacity is 4.5 cubic feet.
Matching dryer: LG DLE7100W (electric) and LG DLG7101W (gas)

LG HE top-loader
The deal: $600 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: LG WT7500CW
This is a terrific price for this high-scoring HE top-loader, and it performs similarly to the LG HE top-loader above in most tests; this washer earns a Very Good rating in washing performance, while the one above snags an Excellent rating. But this LG boasts a capacity of 5.2 cubic feet, which is big enough to fit a king-size comforter (our tests found that any washer over 4.5 cubic feet can). Wash time is 80 minutes using the normal-wash/heavy-soil setting, but faster if you choose the normal-soil setting. The TurboWash option speeds up wash time, and in our tests, it didn’t affect wash performance. 
Matching dryer: LG DLEX7600WE (electric) and LG DLGX7601WE (gas)

Maytag front-loader
The deal: $748 to $750 at Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Maytag MHW6630HW
We’ve seen this washer sell for $900 in recent months, so $748 is a great discount. It aces our washing performance tests and is one of the front-loaders to earn a top rating in our vibration tests. Maytag front-loaders garner a Very Good rating for predicted reliability. Cycle time is 95 minutes, and claimed capacity is 4.8 cubic feet, big enough to fit a king-size comforter.
Matching dryer: Maytag MED6630HW (electric) and Maytag MGD6630HW (gas)

Maytag front-loader
The deal: $698 to $700 at Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Maytag MHW5630HW
This is a CR Best Buy at its usual price of $810. You’re saving $113 here. It performs similarly to the Maytag above in most tests, earning a Very Good rating in our noise tests. You’ll hear it working, but it shouldn’t disturb you with annoying, sustained noise. Capacity is 4.5 cubic feet.
Matching dryer: Maytag MED5630HW (electric) and Maytag MGD5630HW (gas)

Maytag agitator top-loader
The deal: $649 at Best Buy and Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Maytag MVWB865GW
This Maytag had been selling for $900 in recent months, and the $649 sale price matches the Black Friday deals we spotted. It earns a Good rating in washing performance, meaning it can handle most loads well but has a tougher time with heavy stains. Unlike most washers in this category, this Maytag offers impressive water and energy efficiency, extracting much of the water from laundry so that drying time is faster. It has a 5.2-cubic-foot capacity, and wash time is 70 minutes.
Matching dryer: Maytag MEDB835DW (electric) and Maytag MGDB835DW (gas)


Best Vacuum Sales

There are some good deals to be had this weekend on upright, canister, and stick vacuums that perform well in CR’s tests. For more on vacuums, see our full vacuum ratings and recommendations.

Dyson upright
The deal:
$366 at Amazon and Walmart; $380 at Home Depot, Lowe’sBed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Target
CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Animal 2
You can find this capable vacuum marked down by up to $140 at many retailers. The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 earns a Very Good rating 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.

Dyson upright
The deal:
$280 at Amazon and Walmart; $300 at Bed Bath & Beyond; $374 at Overstock
CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2
The Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 is aces at cleaning bare floors and picking up pet hair. At 16 pounds, it’s easy to maneuver around a room, although it’s noisier than some vacuums. It comes with handy attachments, including an upholstery brush and a crevice tool. It’s a bagless design, so emptying the bin can be a bit messy. At up to $120 off, this is a good deal.

Hoover stick
The deal:
$288 at Home Depot; $293 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Hoover ONEPWR Blade Max BH53350
The 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, earning a Very Good rating on that test. It’s fairly quiet, although some top-rated models are even quieter. Its emissions are clean. You save around $60 off list price.

Miele canister
The deal:
$560 at Sur La Table, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: Miele Compact C2 Electro+
The Miele Compact C2 Electro+ is one of the newer models in CR’s ratings and performs impressively on all our key tests—especially on the bare-floor and pet-hair tests, earning Excellent ratings on both. It matches the best canisters for carpet cleaning, although no canister can measure up to the top uprights on that test. The only knock against this vacuum is that the airflow through the hose isn’t as strong as that of the other canisters we tested. If you use your attachments a lot to clean upholstery or curtains, there are better options. It typically sells for $700.

Miele upright
The deal:
$560 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog
If you have pets and carpeting, the bagged Miele Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog is the upright vacuum for you. It aces our tests for cleaning pet hair and carpet. In fact, there’s not much this vacuum can’t do. It earns an Excellent rating for cleaning bare floors, and no matter the surface, it doesn’t spew debris back into the room. A bonus: It’s quieter than most uprights. With a generous 40-foot cord, you’ll have a lot of running room, too. But our testers find the 22-pound vacuum to be a bit harder to handle than some other models. Mieles are rarely discounted, and this one usually sells for $700.

Shark upright
The deal:
$250 at Target
CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586
A Target exclusive, the Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 has a 26-foot cord and weighs about 16 pounds. It receives Excellent ratings in both our pet-hair and bare-floors tests, though it doesn’t fare as well on carpet. Our testers find that this vacuum handles well, but it’s noisier than other upright vacuums. You’re saving $50.

Shark upright
The deal:
$162 at Walmart
CR’s test results: Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501
If you have mostly bare floors, the Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away NV501 is for you; it earns an Excellent rating in our test for bare floors. It’s not bad on carpets, either, earning a Very Good rating in that test. This Shark is easy to maneuver and keeps dirt trapped inside, so emissions are clean. But it’s not the best bet for households with pets; in our tests, it struggles to vacuum up pet hair. You save $100 off the list price.

Shark upright
The deal:
$350 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002
The 17-pound Shark Apex DuoClean Zero-M Powered Lift-Away AZ1002 is bagless and has micro-filtration, as well as a detachable handheld canister and a 30-foot manual-wind cord. This high-end Shark is packed with bells and whistles, yet it underperforms in CR’s most important test: It earns just a Good rating for cleaning carpet, a score that trails many uprights. That said, it cleans bare floors and pet hair especially well, has exceptional suction power, and its emissions are free of debris. This vacuum usually sells for $400.

Shark upright
The deal:
$200 at Staples
CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E
The Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E earns an Excellent rating for cleaning bare floors and a Very Good rating for cleaning 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. At its usual price of $250, this vacuum is already moderately priced, but now you can save $50 on top of that. 

Shark stick
The deal:
$230 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Shark SharkFlex DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded HV391
The corded SharkFlex DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded HV391 is up there with other top-performing Shark stick vacuums and does a superb job at cleaning carpet, bare floors, and cleaning up pet hair. It zips along edges leaving nothing behind, and emissions are clean, meaning everything you vacuum up is contained in the bin. It’s a bit noisier than some of the Sharks in our ratings but still earns a Very Good rating on that test, so it's not too bothersome. Our testers find this vacuum to be easy to maneuver and flexible enough to easily move under and around furniture. You save $70.

Shark stick
The deal:
$260 on Amazon and Walmart; $344 at Lowe’s
CR’s test results: Shark Ion F80 Cord-Free MultiFlex IF281
This 8.8-pound Shark Ion F80 Cord-Free MultiFlex IF281 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. This model usually lists for $450.

Tineco stick
The deal:
$500 on Amazon
CR’s test results: Tineco Pure One S12
An all-around excellent performer, the high-end Tineco Pure One S12 is feature-filled, and its cleaning ability is impressive, earning top marks on all our cleaning tests, including an Excellent rating for pet hair. An LED panel on the top of the handle displays the power level and battery time remaining, and lets you know whether you have a clog or tangle. You can adjust the power settings by swiping up or down on the screen, and a dust sensor detects the amount of debris and adapts the suction power accordingly. It runs very quietly, and emissions are clean. This deal is $100 off the usual price.