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It’s Amazon Prime Day, and the list of deals is long. But more is not always better, so Consumer Reports scoured the Prime Day list for kitchen and home products that have been tested in our labs so you can weigh performance alongside price. Not all are stellar products, but there are definitely some deals you may want to check out.

Below we've broken out kitchen countertop appliances, cleaning machines from vacuums to pressure washers, and refrigerators. (You can click on the links above to take you to the right section.)

We’ll keep updating this article as we hear about more offers throughout the day. Keep in mind, Amazon can change pricing at the last minute, and some deals may sell out.

Kitchen Countertop Appliances

Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker (Bluetooth model)
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Is it a good deal? Yes, given that we paid $149 for it last fall. In our tests, Anova maintains set temperatures and delivers excellent results. Staffers raved about the juicy, tender pork loin and poultry.

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Cuisinart SS-10 Premium Single-Serve Pod Coffee Maker
Sale price: $75
Is it a good deal? Yes. This is our top-rated K-Cup coffee maker, and the price is roughly half off its typical price. It earns an Excellent rating for convenience and strong scores in most of our other tests as well.

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Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC Hand Blender
Sale price: $26
Is it a good deal? Doesn’t get much better. It performs nearly as well as the $100 All-Clad KZ750D in our tests, yet the Cuisinart is usually around $35 without a discount. We’re seeing it as low as $21 at Target and Walmart now, so check how low Amazon will go. Also known as an immersion blender, this is the type that you place directly into the food or drink you’re preparing for fast food prep (and easy cleanup). It has two speeds, and you can use it to make sauces, whipped cream, soups, and more. The Cuisinart rates Excellent in our soup-pureeing tests, and also performs well in our yogurt-blend tests, in which we blend frozen fruit and yogurt for smoothies.

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More Amazon Prime Day

Farberware Smart Sensor Cooking FMO16AHTBSA Microwave
Sale price:
 $105 (check the coupon box before adding to your Amazon cart to receive the full discount)
Is it a good deal? It's $45 off the usual price. This is the highest-rated Farberware model in our ratings of large countertop microwaves, but that's not saying much. It earns a Very Good score for defrosting evenness, which means its automatic defrost program can defrost most of a pound of ground beef without overcooking, but it falls down on our heating evenness test, which tracks how well the microwave can reheat a cold dish of mashed potatoes without leaving cold patches. And you don’t want cold mashed potatoes.

Shop Farberware Smart Sensor Cooking FMO16AHTBSA Microwave at Amazon

Other options: If you’re willing to spend a little more, you can easily find higher-rated large countertop microwaves, such as the Panasonic NN-SD945S for $199 at Amazon and other retailers. It aces our defrosting evenness tests.

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Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1
Sale price: $59
Is it a good deal? Absolutely. This internet darling of a multi-cooker typically sells for $100 from Amazon and retailers such as Target and Walmart, so the Prime Day offer represents a hefty 41 percent discount. Consumer Reports tested all seven of the countertop cooker’s functions (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, sautéing) and found that it lives up to its promise of cooking healthy food fast. Our testers’ only knock on the Instant Pot is that it lacks the power to sear particularly well. That may be a small price to pay for being able to reclaim cabinet and countertop space that all those other appliances eat up.

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Other options: The Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker SCCPPC600-V1, which has a nonstick cooking surface for easy cleanup, performed similarly to the Instant Pot in our tests, and its regular price of $70 is almost as good as the deal on the Instant Pot. Grab your coupon for 20 percent off at Bed Bath and Beyond, and you can get it for $56.

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Vitamix 5200 Blender 64 oz., black
Sale price: $298
Is it a good deal? You bet. This top-notch model typically goes for around $450 on Amazon, so the $150 savings amounts to one-third off. The 5200 scored an Excellent in CR’s icy-drinks tests, meaning it will crank out batch after batch of refreshing margaritas and still be ready to whip up a restorative smoothie the next morning. Perhaps equally important for such a hardworking appliance is that Vitamix, as a brand, is more reliable than makers of most other full-sized blenders, according to the 29,435 people who responded to CR’s member survey on blenders.

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Other options: You’ll also see the Vitamix 7500 blender discounted for $370—a savings of up to $220. It’s the same size and color as the 5200, but the Vitamix 7500 scored slightly higher overall in our tests, mostly because it’s even better at crushing ice, earning an Excellent rating on that demanding test. We’re talking about snow-cone quality ice here.

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Cleaning Machines

Dyson V8 Absolute
Sale price: $364
Is it a good deal? Yes. Dyson rarely offers discounts through retailers, so this savings of $136 off the V8’s usual sticker price of $500 is notable for anyone in the market for a high-performance stick vacuum. This is the best stick vacuum CR has ever tested, earning ratings of Excellent across a number of key tests, and it's also the most expensive. (Dyson topped the V8’s price when it launched the V10 Absolute last spring for a whopping $699.) One important caveat: According to our 2017 Summer Product Reliability Survey, Dyson stick vacuums have an estimated breakage rate twice as high as Dyson’s leading competitor, Shark.

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Other options Though not one of the Prime Day deals, the Bissell Air Ram 1984 is another cordless stick vacuum that earned an Excellent score on both of our carpet and bare floor tests, but it costs about half as much as the Dyson V8 Absolute at $200. It also has a nifty telescoping handle that makes the machine easier to store.

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iRobot Roomba 671
Sale price: $230
Is it a good deal? Hard to say. Consumer Reports has not tested this model. Usually priced at $350, this Roomba model with Alexa connectivity is almost 35 percent off. It’s cheaper than another iRobot Roomba 600 series robot vacuum, the CR-tested Roomba 690. Roomba vacuums often earn Excellent ratings in our tests though they tend to rank average, at best, when it comes to ease of use.

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Other options The CR-tested Eufy Robovac 11 is marked down to $160 from $249, a savings of 35 percent, and it earned an Excellent rating on our carpet cleaning test. That’s no easy task for a robotic vac. With a height of 3.5 inches, it has better clearance than either iRobots, meaning it will be less likely to have trouble cleaning under furniture.

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Sun Joe Pressure Washers
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Is it a good deal? Yes and no. One hundred dollars and change may not seem like a lot to spend on a pressure washer, but the Sun Joe SPX3000 only ranks middle-of-the-pack among the electric pressure washers in our ratings—and the electrics we test didn't perform as well as their counterparts powered by gasoline engines. So it depends on what you need it to do. This model earned a rating of Very Good for cleaning, but it doesn’t have a lot of power. That makes it fine for washing a deck but not so much for deep-cleaning concrete. And though Amazon calls this a 45 percent discount, the sale price is only slightly less than the lowest price over the last year on Amazon, and about a dollar less than the lowest price we found at other retailers.

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Other options For only $30 more, the Craftsman 99016, $140, is an electric pressure washer that cleans better and is slightly more powerful. It also comes without a zero-degree nozzle, a move to reduce the risk of injury, which we like to see.

Shop Craftsman 99016 at Sears


Kenmore Smart 75043 three-door French-door refrigerator
Sale price: $2,240
Is it a good deal? Yes it is. This Kenmore French-door is on sale for 16 percent off its average retail price, but it’s $510 cheaper than Sears.com’s price. We haven’t tested this exact model, but we have tested the similar Kenmore Elite 75053, which delivers strong performance across the board, falling short only in energy efficiency. Kenmore French doors also earn a Good rating for Predicted Reliability in CR member surveys.

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Kenmore Elite 51823 side-by-side refrigerator
Sale price: $1,320
Is it a good deal? Yes, at $380 less than its Sears.com price. The Kenmore Elite 51823 isn’t one of our top-rated models, but it still performs fairly well in all of our tests. In our surveys, Kenmore side-by-sides offer dependable reliability, but only a Fair rating for Owner Satisfaction.

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Other options: If you want something a bit better for even less money, consider the Kenmore 51783 side-by-side. It’s not on sale, but it’s a CR Best Buy pick that receives an Excellent rating for Thermostat Control, one of our key refrigerator tests. Best of all, Sears is selling it for just $1,100.

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Kenmore Elite 74015 three-door French-door refrigerator
Sale price: $1,800
Is it a good deal? It’s a pretty good one. This Kenmore French-door is on sale for about $300 off its Sears.com price. We haven’t tested this model, but our surveys show that Kenmore French-doors receive a Good rating for Predicted Reliability and have decent owner satisfaction too.

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Other options: For a more affordable French-door option, consider the LG LFC24770ST, a CR Best Buy pick. LG French doors receive a Very Good rating for owner satisfaction and this particular model receives high marks in our performance tests. While it’s not available at Amazon, Sears is selling it for $1,598.

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