Best Holiday Deals on Home and Kitchen Products
You can still find great prices on cookware, coffee makers, vacuums, and more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still plenty of deals to be found—many of which are still available at Cyber Monday prices. That means you can find ample opportunities at lots of retailers to save on everything from cookware to vacuums and even mattresses. Keep in mind that inventory and shipping issues have impacted holiday shopping this year, so some things may sell out, and others may not arrive in time for the holidays.
Many retailers offer price matching at the point of purchase and sometimes during the return window—and that often includes lower prices at other retailers. These sorts of policies are typically expanded during the holiday season as well. For instance, Target will give a partial refund if anything you buy from it until December 24 drops further in price during the holiday season. You just have to ask.
Consumer Reports has been tracking all the deals since sales began a few weeks ago, and we’ll continue to bring you the best offers on products that perform well in our lab tests through Cyber Week, and the rest of the holiday shopping season. So check back often for the latest deals.
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The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a standout in CR’s ratings, earning solid scores in our pressure-cooking and slow-cooking tests. Its 8-quart capacity and 10 preset cooking modes make it easy to broil, dehydrate, air-fry, sauté, and steam. It comes with a one-year warranty. Remember to use the promo code at checkout to receive the full savings.
CR’s test results: Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1, 8 Qtr. with Air Fryer 140-0021-01
The Dreo Air Fryer earns high scores in CR’s tests for the ease and legibility of its controls, ease of cleaning, and relatively quiet operating noise. The basket’s claimed capacity is 4 quarts, but CR’s test engineers measured it at 2.5 quarts. The one-year warranty is on a par with most of the models we test. You’ll need to click the on-page coupon before adding it to your cart to get the savings if you buy this model at Amazon.
CR’s test results: Dreo Air Fryer
A CR Best Buy, this GoWise air fryer has a measured capacity of 4.9 quarts. Its touch buttons and programmed settings are among the easiest to see and use. And this is one of the quietest air fryers we’ve tested. The exterior’s crevices and the basket’s nooks and crannies take some effort to clean, however. Make sure to select the on-page coupon before adding the air fryer to your cart to get the savings.
CR’s test results: GoWise GW22731 air fryer
This dual basket air fryer earns strong scores in our controls and cleaning tests, which means it’s pretty easy to operate and a cinch to clean. It also has a measured capacity of 6 quarts, among the largest in our ratings. The noise is a drawback, however; you’ll definitely hear it when it’s turned on. But at nearly $100 off at Macy’s, it’s a great buy. Target will have this model for $50 off.
CR’s test results: Ninja Foodi 2-Basket DZ201
The NuWave 37001 air fryer boasts a measured capacity of 5.8 quarts. Our experts found its electronic controls with preprogrammed settings to be among the easiest to see and use. And the inside and outside of the appliance are a cinch to clean. One downside is that this highly rated air fryer is on the noisy side, so you’ll hear it running.
CR’s test results: NuWave 6-Qt. 37001
This 7-quart air fryer from Power XL has a measured capacity of 5.7 quarts, on the larger end of the models we’ve tested. The electronic controls and programmed settings are among the easiest to read and use, and it’s relatively quiet. But the 60-day warranty is unusually short.
CR’s test results: PowerXL XL Vortex PAF-7QB
This model performed exceptionally well in our icy drinks (Smoothies) test, which gauges how well the blender mixes up piña coladas. And it also did a great job at puréeing soup. It gave just a middling performance on our ice crush test, and our noise test. The latter score is on a par with most Vitamix’s in our ratings.
CR test results: Vitamix Ascent A2500
Combining great performance with innovative technology, this 8-cup full-sized Vitamix blender is a great option overall. In addition to earning high marks in CR’s tests for icy drinks, puréeing, and durability, the blender has a programmable timer for custom recipes; you simply set the desired time and it will turn off automatically. Plus, the appliance is integrated with wireless connectivity, allowing you to download new programs from its app.
CR test results: Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
Vitamix’s 8-cup blender excels in our icy-drinks tests, meaning it will also turn out superb smoothies. This blender also scores well on our tests for puréeing soup and crushing ice. Like most blenders we tested, this Vitamix gets high marks in our durability tests, in which we crush ice 45 times over a 2-day period. This blender is noisy—most we test are. Vitamix says this model can make hot soups, a claim we tested, and the result was smooth, hot soup in about 5 minutes.
CR’s test results: Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender
This unassuming, inexpensive drip coffee maker might be easy to miss, but it can brew a mean cup of joe at a fantastic price. It’s not terribly flashy, with a basic black plastic finish, but it has the essentials. It’s programmable, as its name says, and has auto-shutoff—and it offers solid brewing performance, making a fresh pot in just 10 minutes. This model even earns an above-average score for convenience. At just over $30, this simple model will get the job done.
CR’s test results: Hamilton Beach 12-cup Programmable 49465R
The Ninja Specialty CM401 is one of the most versatile coffee makers in our ratings, as it’s capable of brewing lattes, machiattos, iced coffees, and more thanks to its built-in milk frother, rich brew mode, and brew-over-ice mode. It also does well in our tests, especially when it comes to brew performance.
CR’s test results: Ninja Specialty CM401
This Oxo drip machine is both stylish and a strong performer. In our tests, it receives a strong score for brew performance and offers a decent set of convenience features, such as auto-shutoff, a cleaning indicator, and a small-batch setting. This capable machine is on sale at a number of retailers for about 20 percent off its list price.
CR’s test results: Oxo 8-cup 8718800
Cooking and Kitchen Products
Overall, this Black+Decker does a good job at the basics: baking, reheating, and toasting. It also comes with a few additional functions, including convection bake and broil, as well as settings for cookies, pizza, frozen snacks, potatoes, and bagels. If you’re looking for a countertop oven, here’s an opportunity to get one for 20 percent off.
CR’s test results: Black+Decker 6-Slice Digital Convection CTO6335SS toaster oven
This versatile kitchen companion comes just in time for those holiday meals. The 550-watt GE food processor has an extra-large chopping jar that holds up to 12 cups of food for the entire family. Via dial controls, it offers three processing speeds if you count the pulse option. In CR’s tests, it rates Excellent at shredding cheddar cheese and carrots, and Very Good at chopping onions and slicing mushrooms. But if you’re planning to make cheese dishes, note that its score for grating is only Fair.
CR’s test results: GE 12-Cup G8P0AASSPSS food processor
This vacuum sealer from Hamilton Beach is a good choice if you like to marinate or freeze food, earning above-average scores on our moist sealing test. It operates quickly, which you’ll appreciate if you’re sealing multiple bags of food to freeze. It doesn’t notch a perfect ease-of-use score but comes close. To latch the unit, you press the top down firmly and press two buttons on the sides. Once the cycle is complete, the latch releases automatically. The controls are sealed, making them easy to clean, and both gaskets can be removed for cleaning, though the catch basin must be cleaned in place. There’s ample storage for both the cord and the bag roll. You’ll need to clip the on-page coupon to get the savings.
CR’s test results: Hamilton Beach NutriFresh 78220
Consumer Reports did not test this model, but we expect it to perform much like the tested Ninja Foodi OP302, except that the untested 300 model lacks a dehydrate function. The tested model excels at pressure cooking, rice cooking, and sautéing, but lost points for convenience because CR testers found the cleaning process to be somewhat tricky. As with the 302, the 300 can also be used as an air fryer.
CR test results: Ninja Foodi OP300
This NuWave multi-cooker did very well in our lab tests. Both pressure-cooking and slow-cooking performance earned great marks. Plus it sautés and steams well, and makes cooking rice easy. If you’re a fan of air-frying, it has that capability as well. An air-fryer lid, stainless steel rack, air-fry basket, air-fry basket diffuser, and condensation collector are included. This model has a one-year warranty. You’ll need to use the code YAYHOME at JCPenney for the full savings.
CR’s test results: NuWave Duet Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer Combo 33801
SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Soda Maker
The SodaStream Fizzi One Touch aces every one of CR’s soda-maker tests, and is the only tested soda maker to earn a top score for ease of use. This plug-in unit excels at delivering consistently bubbly water, and because it operates with just a light push of a button, it’s ideal for those with limited hand strength. This deal is for the black unit only.
CR’s test results: SodaStream Fizzi One Touch
Zojirushi Home Bakery Maestro Bread Maker
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Maestro BB-SSC10WZ takes up the least amount of counter space among the three bread makers we tested. This bread maker mixes the batter well and has an automatic ingredient dispenser for adding nuts or dried fruits at the right time in the cycle. A delayed-start feature means you can put your bread ingredients in at night and wake up to fresh bread for breakfast.
The Zojirushi yielded golden brown loaves of white bread and medium-to-dark loaves of whole wheat. From start to finish, the process took 3 hours and 35 minutes. It comes with a recipe book, and there’s also a handy recipe for white bread printed on a label right on the machine itself. It’s the only tested bread maker to provide recipe ingredients by weight as well as by volume. That’s a plus because baking by weight is more accurate.
This popular and highly rated rice cooker is available for a great discount right now. It’s one of the best rice cookers CR has tested in our labs, consistently cooking rice to perfection. It’s the best option for rice aficionados because it can cook a wide variety of things, including steamed rice and porridge. It can take up to 90 minutes to make brown rice (45 for white rice). It plays a song when it’s done, and it’s very intuitive to use and easy to clean.
CR’s test results: Zojirushi NP-GBC05 Induction Rice Cooker
The 12-piece Cuisinart Green Gourmet nonstick set aces all our key cooking tests. Pancakes brown evenly in the frying pan, and eggs slide out one after another without sticking. We were able to easily maintain sauce at a low simmer, and the 6-quart Dutch oven quickly brought water to a near-boil. This top-scoring set is made of anodized aluminum, a process that hardens the surface. One of the pieces is a steamer insert.
This set originally sold for more than $500 but typically retails for closer to $260 and rarely dips lower. Make sure you clip the on-page coupon to get the full savings.
CR’s test results: Cuisinart Green Gourmet Hard Anodized GG-12 cookware set
This nicely priced 10-piece set should satisfy most of your cooking needs. The lids are glass, so you can watch what you’re cooking without letting any heat escape. Cooking evenness is top-notch, and this set earns high ratings for both speed of heating and gently releasing eggs from the pan. The handles stay cool to the touch but could be sturdier.
CR’s test results: Kenmore Elite Devon Tri-Ply cookware set
With just five pieces—three pans and two lids—the Made In Cookware Starter Kit is aptly named. But even a novice cook will appreciate the performance of these pots and pans. The stainless steel pan aces the cooking evenness test, meaning pancakes turn out evenly browned. Speed of heating is also superb, and we quickly brought 4 quarts of water to a near-boil in the 5-quart stockpot. Food release is impressive as well, though no uncoated pan measures up to a nonstick pan in that test.
CR’s test results: Made In Cookware Starter Kit cookware set
BioBidet BB-600 Ultimate Bidet Seat
Bidets continue to gain popularity among Americans as a way to take care of business. Consumer Reports recently asked more than two dozen consumers to test a number of popular models, and the BioBidet Ultimate bidet seat received rave reviews. It not only warms the water before spraying but also heats up the seat. It even has a sensor to prevent spraying if you’re not actively sitting down. This bidet seat usually costs $360 to $400, and this discount makes for a great opportunity to take the plunge.
This machine can clear a room. It’s one of only three models that earn top scores for particle removal at both the high- and low-speed settings. It runs whisper-quiet at low speeds, but it’s noisy on high speed. It’ll clean the air quickly, but you won’t want to be in the room while it does, especially if you’re having a conversation or watching TV. Of course, you pay for all that performance. It’s one of the most expensive air purifiers in our ratings—but this massive discount makes it much more appealing. Keep in mind, that’s just the initial cost; filter replacements and energy use will set you back around $225 per year. The machine weighs a hefty 30 pounds but has casters that make it easy to cart from room to room. Its claimed capacity is a room of 775 square feet. We saw it going for $400 on Black Friday, but it rarely dips below $600 outside of the holiday shopping weekend, so this is still a fairly decent discount.
CR’s test results: Blueair Classic 605 air purifier
The Frigidaire FFAD2233W1 can remove 22 pints of water from the air per day, and the tank holds 12 pints, almost twice the amount of most dehumidifiers we’ve tested in this category. It gets the job done, but the humidistat is the least accurate of the small-capacity models we’ve tested. This is a basic model and doesn’t have an auto-restart feature or a clean-filter alert.
CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFAD2233W1 dehumidifier
The Casper Hybrid innerspring mattress earns top marks in all our side-sleeper support tests, making it a great choice for side sleepers. Large/tall back-sleeper support earns scores almost as high, while petite and average back-sleeper support ratings are middle-of-the-road. Overall, CR members thought their Casper innersprings were a nice choice for comfort and owner satisfaction in our survey.
CR’s test results: Casper Original Hybrid (2020)
This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer is offering a discount on its namesake mattress, the GhostBed.
The queen-size mattress does well in our tests for supporting petites who sleep on their back, and it earns top marks for durability, which means it shows little change in performance after eight to 10 years of simulated use in our tests.
CR’s test results: GhostBed the GhostBed mattress
For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Mattress Deals
Smart Home Products
The retrofit August Smart Lock Pro offers a ton of smart features, including auto-locking and unlocking, voice control (via Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit/Siri, and Google Assistant), access logs, electronic keys, a door sensor (to tell whether the door is closed, not just locked), and compatibility with Z-Wave Plus smart home hubs. The lock has remote access features, but you’ll need to buy it with the August Connect WiFi adapter, $79, to get those features as well as voice control. It earns top scores for convenience in our tests and is very easy to set up. If you’d like to use PINs with this lock, August sells a separate wireless keypad for $60.
CR’s test results: August Smart Lock Pro AUG-SL-CON
This Eufy video doorbell, which records video in 2K, is one of the best video doorbells on the market right now. Just note that you have to select the on-page coupon before adding it to your cart to get the full discount.
This doorbell scores well when it comes to video quality, response time, and smart features, but it’s not the best—or the worst—when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. Unlike many other video doorbells, it doesn’t require you to pay a monthly subscription. It has 4 gigabytes of internal storage, enough to keep up to 30 days of footage.
CR’s test results: Eufy T8200 video doorbell
This smart thermostat from Honeywell earns top marks in our test for manual operation and does a great job of automating your heating and cooling. This thermostat comes with a wireless remote temperature sensor for more precise temperature control throughout your home and offers a number of other features, including geofencing, a built-in occupancy sensor, a touch screen, vacation scheduling, and voice and app control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings (but not Apple HomeKit). Additional temperature sensors cost $40 each or $75 for a two-pack and are available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Honeywell Home.
CR’s test results: Honeywell Home T9 RCHT9510WF smart thermostat
For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Smart Home Deals
Vacuums and Robotic Vacuums
You don’t need to shell out a grand for a good robotic vacuum. Typically selling for around $220, the RoboVac 11S earns high scores in our carpet cleaning test and does even better on bare floors. Though it’s not the most efficient cleaner (testers noted that it sometimes scatters debris), it does the job, operates quietly (like many robotic vacuums), and has a cliff sensor to keep it from tumbling down stairs. This robotic vacuum isn’t WiFi-enabled, so you can’t control it remotely from a smartphone app, but that also means it can’t be hacked. Eufy robotic vacuums as a whole received top marks for reliability, meaning this model is unlikely to break down within the next three years. Overall, CR members have been very satisfied with their Eufy models in our recent surveys. This is the best price we’ve seen for the 11S in months; make sure to click the on-page coupon before adding this model to your cart to get the full savings.
CR’s test results: Eufy RoboVac 11S robotic vacuum
The top-of-the-line Roomba i7+ cleans floors efficiently, moving fast and gathering up a lot of debris on a single pass. When it returns home, it has an automatic process to empty its contents into the dock, meaning it can run more cycles than most robotic vacuums before you need to step in and empty the bins. And because it’s smart, you can start a cleaning cycle from your phone via IFTTT or with voice commands to an Alexa or Google Assistant speaker. Our testers did note that pet hair had to be manually removed from the brush.
CR’s test results: iRobot Roomba i7+ robotic vacuum
Impressive cleaning, lots of airflow for tools, and fairly quiet running help make this bagless canister a top pick. It’s also a great choice for picking up after cats or dogs. Key features include manual carpet pile-height adjustment, suction control, a brush on/off switch, and a retractable cord. One caveat: Handling this vacuum’s 23 pounds takes some muscle. Make sure you click on the on-page coupon box to get the full savings.
CR’s test results: Kenmore 22614 canister vacuum
This double-oven electric smoothtop range from GE is a stellar deal even when it’s full price. It offers two ovens, both with convection, two high-power burners, and a cooktop warming element. It’s also a good performer in our tests. One thing you’ll give up is self-cleaning, so be ready to use a little elbow grease (eventually) to get the cavity clean.
CR’s test results: GE JBS86SPSS
For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Ranges
This LG French-door will give you a premium French-door aesthetic on a budget without sacrificing performance. We tested a variant of this fridge, the LG LRFCS2503S, and we expect this model to perform similarly. That fridge did well in all of our tests, but it really shined in our temperature tests, which should help minimize food spoilage. This 33-inch-wide LG features a stainless steel finish, an icemaker, a built-in water filter, spillproof shelves, and more.
CR’s test results: LG LRFCS25D3S
For more discounts: Best Cyber Monday Deals on Refrigerators
This 27-inch front-load smart washer offers 5 cubic feet, an auto dispense system, and 25 cycles, including steam. The brushed black model is WiFi enabled with an intuitive smart dial powered by artificial intelligence, which means it will recall your favorite wash cycles. Its OptiWash function automatically senses soil for more effective cleaning. It is among the top performers in CR’s tests.
CR’s test results: Samsung WF50A8800AV washer