The Best Deals We Can Find
Because we think we can make a small difference by being picky, here are some great deals on solid pieces of gear.
We’ll always put the newest deals at the top of the page. Follow us on Twitter at @sweethomedeals to see any updates we make throughout the day.
If you’re looking for deals on gadgets and technology, see our list over at The Wirecutter.
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Street Price: $20 MSRP: $30 Deal Price: $15
This is a new low price for the Deneve clothing steamer, coming in at $10 below the street price for the past two months and $5 below the average sale price. It’s even a few bucks lower than the lightning deal we saw at the beginning of the month. This deal is currently only available for the pink model.
The Deneve Portable Garment Steamer is our traveler’s pick in our guide on the best clothing steamers. Camille Perri wrote, “Most business travelers will probably find it easier to just use the in-room iron and ironing board, but if you’re looking for a steamer specifically for globetrotting, the Deneve Portable Garment Steamer is our pick in this crowded, junk-filled category. Although imperfect (it has small, narrow-set steam holes, for example), its good aspects—fast steam production, generous water capacity, leakproof design, and an on-off switch—still outweighed the bad.”
Street Price: $700 MSRP: $1,050 Deal Price: $950
The best price we’ve seen on this gas range, and the first time we’re featuring a discount on it. It comes in at nearly $250 under the usual price at Home Depot, and comes with free delivery.
The Frigidaire FGGF3058RF is our pick for the best gas range. Tyler Wells Lynch said, “For its price, the Frigidaire FGGF3058RF gas range looks better and feels sturdier than competing models. All the most important features are here, including convection, continuous grates, and a strong power burner, without any frivolous extras to drive up the price or complexity. Its oven cavity is a bit smaller than those of some of the range’s competitors, but still large enough to hold a big turkey or ham for holiday dinners.”
Street Price: $15 MSRP: $18 Deal Price: $10
Here’s a nice drop in price on these Glad trash bags, and the biggest sale we’ve seen in a while. This is the lowest price we’ve seen this year, and pretty close to the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
The Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring is our pick for the best kitchen trash bags. Josh Centers wrote, “The best trash bag for hauling garbage that is heavy or sharp or simply kitchen detritus is the Glad Tall Kitchen drawstring bag. It’s the favorite of Consumer Reports and Good Housekeeping and consistently stood up to our testing, holding vastly more weight and demonstrating more resistance to rips and tears than other trash bags.”
Street Price: $100 MSRP: $100 Deal Price: $90
This discount matches the best price we’ve seen, and it’s a deal we’ve only posted once before. While there was one other brief drop to this range, it expired quickly enough that we didn’t even manage to post it. The last sale was about two weeks ago, so it’s possible we’ll see this price more regularly, but that’s hard to predict.
The Breville BSB510XL is our pick for the best immersion blender. Christine Cyr Clisset and Michael Sullivan wrote, “In addition to making the smoothest textures and being the overall easiest to use, the Breville excelled at tougher tasks that the other immersion blenders just couldn’t handle. Its 42-ounce blending jar was also the only one big enough to fit the ingredients for two smoothies. It’s one of the pricier hand blenders out there, but we think the Breville Control Grip is far less likely to languish in a junk drawer or at the back of a cupboard than other, inconvenient offerings.”
Street Price: $150 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $100
We’ve featured the Inissia before at $70, but this combo from Best Buy includes the Aeroccino milk frother. The Aeroccino normally sells for $60-$80, and this combo is usually $150 on Amazon, so it’s a solid deal if you’re interested in the milk frother for cappuccinos or lattes. Amazon is currently matching the deal here, but they’re already running low on stock.
The Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker is our fully automatic pick for the best espresso maker. Cale Guthrie Weissman said, “If you want a decent espresso drink at home, but don’t have the time or patience to practice and learn the ins and outs of making espresso, try Nespresso. Machines start at just over $100 and you can pay more for features like faster preheating, and built-in milk frothing—but they all share the same brewing mechanism and produce the same decent-tasting coffee.”
Street Price: $130 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $100
Here’s a nice $30 drop on the Porter-Cable PCCK600LB drill that brings it down to match its previous low price. While it has hit this price point before, the Porter-Cable tends to have several month long gaps between sales. This is only the second time this drill has gone on sale this year, and it likely won’t go on sale again until around Christmas. The previous sales have tended to last a week or two, so if it follows those historic trends, you probably have a decent amount of time to decide.
The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB 20-Volt is our upgrade runner-up pick in our guide for the best drill. Doug Mahoney wrote, “If the Bosch isn’t available, or if you’re looking to save a few dollars, we also like the Porter-Cable PCCK600LB 20-Volt Drill/Driver Kit. Like with the 12-volt tools, the Bosch was clearly at the top, and the Porter-Cable performed comparably to the second-tier tools. And again, it’s our pick because it comes at a consistently lower price. The Porter-Cable makes up for what it lacks in power with easy usability and excellent value. It is one of two 18-volts that have a complete set of features, including an LED, onboard bit storage, a belt hook, and a battery life gauge. This Porter-Cable can’t quite hang with the Bosch DDS181’s performance, but it holds it own against everything else in the category.”
Street Price: $400 MSRP: $400 Deal Price: $330
Update : This dropped an additional $20, to $330.
The first time we’ve seen a great deal on this watch, which almost never gets discounted. Both this model, and the model with the heartrate monitor are available for $50 off of MSRP, and this one is available in both colors.
The Garmin Forerunner 630 is our auto-syncing upgrade in our best GPS running watch guide. Jim McDannald said, “You get a touchscreen (useful in warmer climates or while wearing our favorite touchscreen gloves), more advanced running metrics, and one big convenience: automatic Wi-Fi uploading of your run data to Garmin Connect”
How automatic is it? Consider Jeff Dengate of Runner’s World’s example: “I went out for a run this morning, took a quick shower and it was already uploaded to Garmin Connect.” If you run every day or often forget to upload, that’s no small thing.
Street Price: $300 MSRP: $300 Deal Price: $176
Update 3 : We posted this deal at $200, since then, it’s dropped to $184, $176, and now, $170. Prices keep getting better on this, reaching new lows each time.
This is a great deal on this larger OXO coffee maker, and marks a new low deal price at $200. This deal is $25 below the previous lowest sales price, and still comes up at more than $5 below the last lightning deal. While it has been a steady drop over the past week down to this new low, it’s unlikely that this deal will last very long.
The OXO On 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System is our larger, upgrade pick in our guide for the best coffee maker. Cale Guthrie Weissman wrote, “If you have more than two to three coffee drinkers in your household, or if you have a split between coffee and tea people, look into OXO’s On 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System. Instead of heating water out of the reservoir as it goes, the 12-Cup uses a removable kettle that heats all the water to the desired brewing temperature before brewing begins. You can also set aside a portion of its 1.8-liter capacity for tea. However, this larger coffee maker is also slow, taking nearly 8½ minutes to brew a liter of coffee, and huge at 14.7 inches by 7.5 inches, taking up almost as much counter space as a separate kettle and coffee maker setup. As a result, we wouldn’t recommend it unless you actually need the larger capacity or tea-making ability.”
Street Price: $50 MSRP: $60 Deal Price: $40
We recently featured an almost identical deal, though that expired. It’s back, and we still think it’s a great value. This tends to stay in the $50 range, with drops to $40 every three months or so.
This deal comes within a couple of dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen it before, and is the first decent deal we’ve seen in a few months. Outside of a lightning deal, this is pretty close to the best price you’ll see on this slow cooker. And now that it’s finally back in stock, you can take advantage of this deal. This deal is only for the silver model of the Crock-Pot.
The Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval 6-Quart is our runner-up pick in our guide for the best slow cooker. Christine Cyr Clisset wrote, “If you find you need a timer that goes longer than 14 hours (which is the upper limit on the Set & Forget), we recommend the highly reviewed and easy-to-use Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker. It does cook for 20 hours, compared with the Set & Forget’s 14, and looks more up-to-date (because it is); we like its handles and locking mechanism a little better, too.”
Street Price: $650 MSRP: $650 Deal Price: $560
This is the first deal that we’ve seen on this heavy duty air purifier. Normally retailing for $650, this deal drops the price by $90 bucks, bringing it down to a somewhat more reasonable $560. While this air purifier is way more than what most people need, if you have severe allergies, health issues, or very bad air quality, this is a very good price for this heavy duty Coway.
The Coway Airmega 300 is our step-up pick for the best air purifier. John Holecek wrote, “If you have severe allergies or other serious health issues related to airborne particles, or if you need to purify the air in a seriously large space, we have a new step-up pick: the Airmega 300. This is a large but attractive machine; it’s HEPA-rated and rated to clear spaces of about 500 square feet at five complete air-changes per hour (about 1.5 times the coverage of the Coway and Winix), or 1,250 square feet at two complete air-changes. Its unique twin filters permit very high airflow, allowing it to run on lower settings when the air is relatively clean (quieter, less energy) or to rapidly filter very large volumes of air on the highest setting, as you might when allergens or pollution are elevated. In our test, it gave the overall second-best air-purification performance—more a function of its higher airflow and dual filters than inherently superior filtration.”
Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $60
Update 2 : We initially posted this at $60, it dropped to $50 for a week, and it’s back up to $60.
This deal matches the previous low we featured before, but it comes with a major caveat: this ladder is only available for in-store pickup. While we previously recommended the in-store pickup option since it saved you $10, we also understand that not everyone has the means or time to go pickup a 10-ft ladder from where ever the nearest Home Depot is. So if you’ve got the transportation and straps necessary to pick up the ladder, it’s a great price if you’re in the market for a ladder. But if you don’t have the means or time to pick it up, we’d suggest waiting until a shipping option is available.
The Werner FS106 6-ft Type-1 Fiberglass Single-Sided Stepladder is our runner-up pick in the best ladders guide. Doug Mahoney wrote, “If the Gorilla is unavailable, we also like the Werner FS106 6 ft Type I Fiberglass Single Sided Stepladder. This traditional stepladder doesn’t have wide top steps but does offer a number of add-on accessories (available separately) that we found to be useful, including a utility bucket, a tool hook, and a paint cup. The FS106 has excellent build quality, and in our tests it hardly wobbled at all, even while we stood on it and aggressively shifted our weight around.”
Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $70
The first time we’ve seen a drop on this already affordable option. We recommend the two battery version, but if you’re fine with a single battery, it’s on sale for $10 off.
The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB is our runner-up upgrade pick for the best drill. Doug Mahoney said, “The 20-volt Porter-Cable isn’t the most powerful drill in its class, but it delivers competitive performance and features at a lower price than the competition.”
In terms of value, “But as an 18-volt, it’s a deal. Priced consistently lower than most of the others in the category, the Porter-Cable was one of only two 18-volts to come with a full set of features. It has an LED, belt hook, onboard bit storage, and a battery gauge. The LED is positioned above the trigger, so it’s not as easy to see as the Bosch’s light. And the battery gauge is on the tool (not the battery itself), so to check the life of a spare battery, you have to click the battery into the tool.”
Street Price: $55 MSRP: $55 Deal Price: $35
Update : This is up $5 from the price we posted it at.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this bread knife, and a huge drop in savings. The price of this knife has been on sale somewhat regularly over the couple of months, but it always jumps back up to $55. At $30, this is the lowest we’ve seen since we started tracking it, and the lowest sale price in well over a year.
The Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-Inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife is our pick in the Best Serrated Knife guide. Lesley Stockton wrote, “The Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-Inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife is the best serrated knife because it has the ideal medium-size pointed serrations, a thin blade, and a perfect length of 10 inches. It’s also a terrific value. Also, its comfortable ergonomic handle makes long prepping tasks easier. It saws through tough loaves of bread with clean precision and leaves the crust and crumb intact no matter how thin the slices. The thin curved blade is ideal for a wide range of tasks—not just breads and pastries—including soft fruits and vegetables. This knife smoked the competition in our tests by consistently making perfect slices of bread and tomatoes. Other knives, particularly the offset models, sliced unevenly and offered less control.”