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. We’re also bringing back our daily deals emails, so if you’re looking for a daily digest of what we’re finding, subscribe here.

It’s November! Deals get crazy in November thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Because of that, we actually get the entire staff at The Wirecutter and The Sweethome involved in scanning for deals. We also keep tabs on just how many good deals we find compared to how many we’re actually looking at. Considering all the Black Friday ads coming out during this time, there are a lot of deals to evaluate. Since November 1, we have scanned more than 36,000 deals and have only posted a total of 223 deals (including future Black Friday deals at the bottom of this page). That means only .62% of the deals we physically look at every day pass our standards for what makes a truly great bargain.

If you’re looking for deals on gadgets and technology, see our list over at The Wirecutter.


Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 Vacuum

Street Price: $160 MSRP: $190 Deal Price: $119

The best price we’ve ever seen on this particular model of vacuum and it matches the price we’ve seen on our main pick and our runner-up pick. They’re all very similar vacuums, with most of the same internals, but they have different extra tools included with them. This particular model tends to stay in the $160 range, significantly higher than the street prices of our main and runner-up cheap vacuum picks.

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 Vacuum is very similar to the main pick in our best cheap vacuum guide. Liam McCabe wrote, “The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 bagless upright is the best affordable plug-in vacuum right now. It isn’t the best because it has one particular ability, but because it combines several key aspects better than the other 160 vacuums priced under $200 that we considered.”

He went into additional detail about its performance, “Cleaning performance is one of the NV352’s chief strengths. In our testing, its side-suction performance stood out—it picked up almost all of the lentils we scattered into a corner and up against baseboards, outperforming even some high-end vacuums we’ve tested. We were impressed by how quickly and completely it picked up cat litter from a bare floor (in a single back-and-forth pass) and from plush carpet (two and a half passes). It picked up more pet hair than we expected to find in our short-knit area rug. Relative to other cheap vacuums we’ve tested (including cordless models), it did a great job.”


Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Panniers (pair)

Street Price: $180 MSRP: $180 Deal Price: $140

Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Panniers (pair)
This is a stellar price on our favorite classic panniers for commuting.
You won’t find a lower price right now on this pair of Ortlieb panniers. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this product since it became a pick. This deal also includes free shipping from Modern Bike. It’s only available on the bags in orange/black.

The Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Panniers are the classic pick in our guide on the best bike rack, basket and panniers for commuting. Eve O’Neill writes, “They’re so indestructible, cyclists have found all sorts of uses for them: Yosemite host Blash regularly empties his out, fills one with rinse water and the other with soapy water, and uses them to do his dishes. They’ve successfully crossed over to the commuting world because of how reliable and simple the mounting system is, but they’re also extremely durable and very waterproof.”

She added, “A classic pannier like the Ortlieb is basically a big bucket that you can dump anything into, with few organizational components. Its rolltop design helps to make the bag waterproof, though the drawback is that the interior isn’t easily accessible. It offers no exterior pockets, either (though the company sells add-on side pockets separately).”


Oster FPSTBW8207-S Electric Wine Bottle Opener

Street Price: $20 MSRP: $20 Deal Price: $15

Oster FPSTBW8207-S Electric Wine Bottle Opener
This matches the best prices we've seen over the past year on this electric wine bottle opener.
Here’s a nice discount on this electric wine bottle opener from Oster. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but it matches the best deals of the past year. It dropped to $10 over a year ago, but hasn’t gone below $15 since.

The Oster FPSTBW8207-S is the electric opener pick in our guide on the best corkscrew for opening wine. Nick Guy said, “It quickly and easily removes the cork from a bottle of wine, runs off a rechargeable battery, and has a narrower diameter than the next-best model, making it easier for those with small hands to hold.”

He added, “The motor showed no signs of strain, and even the foil cutter was the best we tested. It’s also the least expensive model we tested.”

On Amazon, the opener has 4.3 stars based on 3,793 customer reviews.


Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth

Street Price: $179 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $129

Top Pick
Anova Precision Cooker Bluetooth
This matches the best price we've seen on our favorite piece of sous vide gear.
Anova is discounting its Bluetooth precision cooker by $50 right now. That brings it to $129, which matches the lowest price we’ve seen on this model. They last ran this deal for Father’s Day. Unlike most of Anova’s past deals, this one doesn’t require a promo code. It’s worth noting that this model doesn’t include Wi-Fi support.

The Anova Precision Cooker is our favorite piece of sous vide gear. Tim Barribeau writes, “It’s one of the cheapest ways to get into sous vide cooking, and thanks to an innovative adjustable attachment system, the new Anova works with a much smaller volume of water than the previous iteration did—so there’s now no need to heat up a gallon of water just to cook a couple of chicken breasts.”

CNET gave the Anova 4 out of 5 stars in its review. They said, “We loved the original Anova, and this one cooks just as well for less cash. Underwhelming smarts aside, it’s a great sous vide starting point.”


Nostalgia Electrics 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker

Street Price: $40 MSRP: $50 Deal Price: $30

Nostalgia Electrics 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker
While this price does include a $5 shipping fee, it's still a better deal than you'll find anywhere else at the moment.
The deal price includes a $5 shipping fee, but you should be able to get around that extra cash by having it shipped to a nearby Walmart. Most retailers, like Amazon, are sold out of this ice cream maker unless you go through a third party. And no one has it cheaper than Walmart currently does.

This is our budget pick in our guide on the best ice cream makers. Lesley Stockton said, “The construction is simple, with a canister, cover, dasher, bucket, and a motor that fits over the top. Layer ice and salt in the bucket around the canister and plug in the motor… The bucket has a big, comfortable handle and the motor runs at a low hum. The ice cream took about 30 minutes to churn, but it was only a quarter full.”

On Walmart, this ice cream maker has 4.5 stars based on 290 user reviews.


Vitamix 5200 Blender Super Package

Street Price: $557 MSRP: $557 Deal Price: $450

Vitamix 5200 Blender Super Package
This is an awesome price for Costco members, and still a solid deal for non-members.
This is a great price for Costco members on this blender combo package that includes a dry grains container, two cookbooks, a getting started guide and a cooking class DVD. This matches the best price we’ve seen on this package deal. A $25 surcharge for non-members means it’s not as great of a deal for those without a Costco card, but it’s still more than $75 off the street price.

The Vitamix 5200 is our step-up pick in our guide on the best kitchen blender. Christine Cyr Clisset writes, “Our prior top pick blends more gracefully than any of the 15 other blenders we’ve tested. But at close to $500, it’s probably more machine than most people need.”

She added, “The Vitamix was also one of the only machines we tested in which you can mill grains. This is a handy feature if you avoid gluten or want to start using fresh, whole grains in baked goods.”

On Amazon, the blender package has 5 stars based on 68 customer reviews.


KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender

Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $50

KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender
Matches the best price we've seen on our budget blender pick.
Update : This just dropped an additional $10 to $50, making for a brand new low!

This matches the best price we’ve seen on this blender, which we posted about briefly a week or two ago, but it expired rather quickly at the time. This blender tends to sit at the $80 MSRP with brief blips down to this price, so be sure to grab it quickly if you’re interested in it. This price is available on the silver and red models.

The KitchenAid KSB1570SL 5-Speed Blender is our budget pick for best blender. Christine Cyr Clisset wrote, “If you’re planning to use a blender just a couple of times a week, or you want a starter machine for making smoothies and purees, we like the KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender. It beat out all the regular blenders in our tests last year, and in a year of long-term testing we’ve found it works fine for rustic smoothies.”

On Amazon, it has 4.4 stars based on 232 user reviews.


IRWIN Tools 10-Inch GrooveLock Pliers

Street Price: $13 MSRP: $25 Deal Price: $10

Top Pick
IRWIN Tools 10-Inch GrooveLock Pliers
This is a match for the best price we've ever seen on these awesome adjustable pliers.
This isn’t exactly a flashy deal on these pliers, but it is good for a discount of more than 20 percent off the street price. It also matches the lowest price we’ve seen on these pliers from IRWIN Tools, and they’ve only been this low once before.

The IRWIN Tools 10-Inch GrooveLock Pliers are our pick for the best adjustable pliers. Doug Mahoney said, “They have a jaw capacity of more than 2 inches, an easy push-button jaw size adjustment, and very comfortable handles. They also have a quick adjust that makes it easier to set the jaw width if you’re working in an awkward spot, like the cramped space behind your washing machine.”

He continued, “In addition, the jaws are designed so that they actually self-lock onto a nut or bolt, letting you focus more on turning than gripping. With all of this for a reasonable $13, they’re also unlikely to break the tool budget.”

On Amazon, the pliers have 4.7 stars based on 452 customer reviews.


Giro Savant Road Bike Helmet

Street Price: $80 MSRP: $90 Deal Price: $65

Giro Savant Helmet
This is one of the lowest prices we've seen if you include the free shipping, and it's part of a side-wide sale on all sorts of bike products you might need.
This helmet sits somewhere around $80 most of the year, but every now and then drops down to $70 or so. This deal from Nashbar drops it to $65 with free shipping automatically during checkout, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen and marks its first appearance on our page.

The Nashbar deal is a sitewide sale that takes 20% off with free shipping on any order of $49 or more. So maybe you don’t need this helmet, but you need a patch kit or a pump or lock. You’ll have to do some creative shopping to get most of those to the $49 barrier, but they have a wide variety of stuff we recommend so it shouldn’t be too hard.

The Giro Savant is our runner-up for the best bike helmet. Matthew Edwards said, “It has a noticeably slim and form-fitting profile on the head and could easily pass as a helmet that costs $100 more than it does. One tester even said it was the ‘sleekest of all’ the helmets we looked at. A few testers said the padding in the helmet was great and ‘super comfortable.'”

On Amazon, this helmet has 4.6 stars based on 356 user reviews.


All-Clad Stainless-Steel Flared Roaster

Street Price: $250 MSRP: $360 Deal Price: $200

All-Clad Stainless-Steel Flared Roaster
This is a sweet price on this roasting pan, but you'll have to upgrade to rush shipping to get it in time for Thanksgiving.
This is a fantastic price on this roasting pan just in time for Thanksgiving. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on this product, but you’ll still save $50 off the street price. If you order today, you can get free shipping with the code FREESHIP at checkout. Unfortunately, that won’t get it to you by Thanksgiving, so you’d have to spring for rush shipping in that case.

The All-Clad Stainless-Steel Flared Roaster is the frequent use pick in our guide on the best roasting pan. Lesley Stockton said, “While the Cuisinart MultiClad can do it all (and do it all well), the All-Clad Flared Roaster does it all slightly better. However, at approximately more than twice the price of the MultiClad at time of writing, we only think it’s worth it for people who plan on roasting at least four times a month.”

She added, “Like the Cuisinart, the All-Clad has tri-ply steel construction that disperses heat evenly throughout the pan. What gives the All-Clad its slight edge is its, well, slight edge flare that promotes ever so slightly more heat circulation.”


Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum

Street Price: $200 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $150

Dyson V6 Trigger Handheld Vacuum
Two Dyson drops in one day, either one is a great purchase!
The second Dyson drop today, this handheld vacuum rarely drops in price. We saw two dips to $160 much earlier in the year, during May and April, but otherwise it’s held steady around the $200 mark. This price is the best we’ve ever seen and $10 below the previous low.

The Dyson V6 Trigger is our step-up pick for the best handheld vacuum. Liam McCabe said, “If there’s a logical endpoint for how much power you’d need in a hand vac, the V6 Trigger is pretty close to it. The battery lasts for 20 minutes and cranks out 28 air watts of suction, but it can also be put into boost mode for an insane 100 air watts of suction (though the battery life drops to about six minutes). The Black & Decker cleaned all of the messes that we threw at it, but this Dyson cleans them faster.”

On Amazon, it has 4.5 stars based on 297 user reviews.


Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum

Street Price: $300 MSRP: $300 Deal Price: $224

Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum
The best price we've seen on this vacuum by $25.
The best price we’ve seen on this vacuum by $25. We’ve posted it at $250 and $255 before, but even those sales are rare. We tend to see them about once every six months, so if you’ve been waiting for a deal on this vacuum, best to grab it quickly. It’s also available at Target for a similar price. If you’re looking to save a bit more, Walmart has the Dyson V6 Slim for $199. Its cleaning head is a few inches narrower, but it’s still a good vacuum.

The Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum is our more powerful upgrade pick for the best cordless stick vacuum. Liam McCabe said, “The base model in Dyson’s cordless lineup has 20 minutes of battery time and an aggressive low brush head that works well on carpets. The price is steep and it’s missing a couple of key tools, but cordless vacs don’t get more powerful than this.”

He went into additional detail about the battery life, “Battery life is the other big advantage that the V6 has over most cordless vacs. It runs for about 20 minutes on regular mode, which is anywhere from five to nine minutes longer than the Air Cordless 2-in-1. That extra running time will let you clean a few hundred extra square feet of floor space on one charge. Since the power switch is actually a trigger, the vacuum can rest for a few seconds at a time if you’re moving it around—no wasted energy. Our guess is that you’ll be able to vacuum about 1,500 sq. ft. with the V6.”

On Amazon, it has 4.5 stars based on 226 user reviews.


Ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat

Street Price: $250 MSRP: $250 Deal Price: $226

Ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat
You can save over $20 off the street price today with this deal from Amazon.
Update: This just dropped another $2 down to $226.

Here’s a chance to save over $20 on a great smart thermostat. This product has been dropping steadily for the past week, but it’s finally reached a new low today. It’s now $6 cheaper than the lowest we’ve seen it. Shipping is free for Prime members.

The Ecobee3 is the runner-up pick in our guide on the best smart thermostat. Jason Snell said, “The Ecobee3 doesn’t have the retro cool look of the Nest or even the Honeywell Lyric—its black rounded-rectangle design and slick touchscreen interface make it feel like someone mounted a smartphone app on your wall. But its support for remote sensors makes it appealing if your thermostat isn’t in the best part of your house to measure the temperature.”

He added, “If you have a large, multistory house with a single one-zone HVAC system, there can be big temperature differences between rooms. With Ecobee’s add-on sensors (you get one for free with the unit and can add up to 32 more), the thermostat will use the sensors’ occupancy detectors to match the target temperature in occupied rooms, rather than just wherever the thermostat happens to be installed.”

On Amazon, the thermostat has 4.3 stars based on 439 customer reviews.


LG WM3570HWA Front-Load Washer and LG DLEX3570W Front-Load Dryer

Street Price: $900 each MSRP: $1,000 each Deal Price: $700 each

Top Pick
LG WM3570HWA Front-Load Washer
This price beats out the last deal we saw for this washer and matches the lowest price ever.
This sale matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this washer and dryer. This beats out the last deal that saw them drop down to $745, too. This deal is also available from Home Depot for both the washer and the dryer.

These are our main picks, but if you’d like another option, our runner-up picks for washer and dryer are also on sale for $700 (down from $800).

Those two are our best Washer and Dryer combo pick. Liam McCabe said, “This set checks off all the boxes: excellent at removing stains, efficient with water and energy, gentle on your clothes, big enough to hold a king-size comforter, stackable, and reliable (as far as anyone can tell). Even gimmicky-sounding features like TurboWash and the steam generator turn out to be pretty useful…The LG appliances are top-tier machines for midrange money, and they’re the best value out there right now.”

On Home Depot, the LG WM3570HWA Front-Load Washer has 4.5 stars based on 180 reviews, and the LG DLEX3570HWA Front-Load Dryer has 4.5 stars based on 103 reviews.


Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot

Street Price: $24 MSRP: $45 Deal Price: $16

Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot
This is a new low price on this tea pot that's great for serving company.
Amazon is having a great sale on the perfect tea pot for serving a friend or two. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this model, beating the last best sale by $1. It’s only been discounted twice this year, and both times were back in July.

The Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru is our pick for company in our guide on the best tea steeper. Alexandra Chang said, “Capable of holding almost 24 ounces, this glass pot makes about three small cups, so you can share tea with another person—or you can have more tea for yourself without brewing an overwhelming amount that you won’t finish.”

She added, “This is a delicate glass pot, so it requires more care in handling and cleaning than the Finum. It has a much larger brew-basket-to-teapot size ratio than any of the other pots we found, which means that leaves have more room to expand and release their flavor.”

On Amazon, the tea pot has 4.6 stars based on 576 customer reviews.


Black Friday Deals We Like

We're starting to run into promising Black Friday deals and we'll be using this section to list ones we're keeping an eye on. Sales are sometimes changed leading up to Black Friday, including the item being sold or the discount given, so consider this area a work in progress that will be updated regularly.

Best Buy

Nest 3.0, our favorite smart thermostat
Street Price: $250 MSRP: $250 Deal Price: $250 + $50 gift card

Sam's Club (via BFAds)

KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Mixer, our favorite stand mixer

Street Price: $280 MSRP: $350 Deal Price: $200

Ebay (via BFAds)

This is under the Cyber Monday section.

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, our runner-up for best cordless stick vacuum
Street Price: $124 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $90

hhgregg (via BFAds)

LG WM3570 Front-Load Washer, our pick for the best washer
Street Price: $900 MSRP: $1,000 Deal Price: $700

DLEX3570 Front-Load Dryer, our pick for the best dryer
Street Price: $900 MSRP: $1,000 Deal Price: $700

Lowe’s (via Brad’s Deals)

Dyson V6, our step-up pick for the best cordless stick vacuum
Street Price: $300 MSRP: $300 Deal Price: $224

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