Best Memorial Day Sales at Lowe's
CR brings you the top holiday deals on tested products
Memorial Day weekend is known for big sales on big-ticket items, and while the pandemic has changed how we shop, it hasn't put a stop to the savings.
Lowe's is among the top retailers when it comes to large appliance sales, discounts on grills, and savings on patio furniture, tools, and more.
At CR we've been tracking all the top-tested products to bring you the best savings on quality items. You can check out our full Memorial Day sales coverage here for more deals on refrigerators, washing machines, mattresses, televisions, grills, and more.
Lowe's is offering all its Memorial Day deals online, and in many cases you may be able to arrange for curbside pickup at a nearby location. Should you choose to shop at a Lowe's in person, consult our coronavirus guide for tips on wearing a mask and other safety precautions.
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
GE Agitator Top-Loader
You won’t find many washers that usually 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.
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 its 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.
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 about the price you’ll pay this Memorial Day.
CR’s test results: Samsung NX58H5600SS single-oven gas range
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 at least $150 off the regular price. The range has five burners and 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 straight from the freezer, such as pizza.
CR’s test results: Whirlpool WGE745C0FS double-oven electric smoothtop range
Monument Grills Gas Grill
Even without the sale, this grill offers a lot of bang for your buck, including features like integrated LED lighting, an infrared searing burner, and a side burner. It performs admirably in our tests, and for $50 or more off the regular price, we think it's a stellar deal.
CR's test results: Monument Grills 13892
Weber Gas Grill
It's rare to find any Weber on sale, particularly at the start of the season. This Genesis, which performs admirably in our testing, is being offered for $50 off its regular price. It's light on features compared with more premium Genesis models but has a closed cart and an electronic ignition. And it's compatible with Weber's iGrill 3, a thermometer (sold separately) and app that allow you to monitor the temperature of your grill and food even if you step away for a few minutes.
CR's test results: Weber Genesis II E-315