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.
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- Home Appliances
Street Price: $30 MSRP: $35 Deal Price: $24
At $24, this toaster now matches the low price we saw in April 2016. This is a really nice discount on a strong-performing 2 slice toaster with a small counter footprint. This price is for the gray color only (the past few deals have been for the purple, which at $25 is still a solid deal if you prefer it). Shipping is free with Prime.
The Oster Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster is our pick for the best toaster. In our guide, Brendan Nystedt and Michael Sullivan write, “This simple, inexpensive two-slot model toasted bread, bagels, and waffles better than all of the competition in this price range. Unlike some toasters we tested, the slots are wide enough to fit thick, hand-cut bagels without needing to force them down. The plastic controls are easy to use and stay cool to the touch even during multiple rounds of toasting. Also, the Oster was one of the smallest toasters we tested, so it’s ideal for kitchens with limited counter space.”
Street Price: $50 MSRP: $60 Deal Price: $34
This is the best price we’ve seen on this slow cooker, beating the previous low sales by a few extra dollars. We normally only see this slow cooker drop from its street price of $50 down to a deal price of $40, so this is quite a nice deal. Since this is an Amazon Deal of the Day, it’s only available for this price today.
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: $65 MSRP: $70 Deal Price: $50
This is a nice deal on the Seville Classics Oval Double Hamper, matching the lowest price we’ve seen before. The sales on this stylish laundry hamper have been incredibly brief in the past, so don’t wait too long if you’re interested in picking one up.
The Seville Classics Water Hyacinth Oval Double Hamper is our aesthetic pick in our guide to the best laundry basket. Chris Heinonen wrote, “Some people also want a more stylish hamper that can be left out in the bedroom. It doesn’t perform any better, or even as well, as our previous picks, but if appearance really is your primary concern, the Seville Classics Hand-Woven Oval Double Hamper will keep your laundry sorted and the wicker looks much nicer in a bedroom than plastic hampers do. There are two bins to allow for easy sorting of lights and darks. It also features removable canvas bags that are easy to take out and carry while leaving the heavier hamper behind. This also keeps the wicker from snagging your clothes. It’s much more expensive than anything else we reviewed, and you will still need a laundry basket to transport clean, folded clothes, but it is the most functional pick of the better-looking hampers.”
Street Price: $180 MSRP: $200 Deal Price: $130
This is a big drop in price on the NV356E, bringing it within $5 of the best price we’ve seen yet. At $130, this deal is $50 below the price we usually see it on sale for, and $70 below the $200 retail price which it often bounces back to.
The Shark Navigator Professional NV356E is the “pro” version of our top pick for the best vacuums. Liam McCabe wrote, “All of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away models in the NV350, NV360, or NV370 series are essentially the same vacuum, just with minor differences in their tool sets, colors, and button placements. We tend to recommend the NV352 because it’s typically the best value at our favorite retailers. But any of the other models are good choices, as well. The NV350 and NV351 are the same as the NV352, with different accessories. The NV355 and NV356 are the “pro” models, with slightly larger dust cups, and the NV370 is the “pro” model with the different handle and placement of the power button. Go wild, and pick whichever one you can get for the best deal with all the tools you need.”
Street Price: $230 MSRP: $250 Deal Price: $190
Update : Now matches the best price we’ve seen, $190, down $2 from when we posted it.
This is a great deal, coming within a couple bucks of the best price we saw at $190 during holiday sales. These sales tend not to last, so don’t be surprised if it’s gone within a day. This deal is currently only available for the white model.
The Coway AP-1512HH is our top pick in our guide for the best air purifier. John Holecek and Tim Hefferna wrote, “Here are the key facts: Within 20 minutes, our pick reduces airborne particulate pollution by 88 percent—among the best and fastest performance we’ve ever seen. It’s one of the most affordable high-performing HEPA-rated air purifiers available. And on several absolute measures, it outperforms purifiers that cost two and even three times as much. Finally and crucially, the Coway Mighty maintains this exceptional performance long-term, even when we measured its performance using two-year-old filters from our 2014 test—filters that had been run almost continuously for a year beyond their stated lifespan.”
Street Price: $70 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $56
Update 3 : We posted this at $50, since then, it’s been bouncing back and forth between that and $57.
A nice deal on this hair straightener and the lowest price we’ve seen on this item since July. Over the last 6 months, the price of the W8less has been trending upward, residing consistently above $75. As a result, at $50, this is a nice opportunity to pick one up on the cheap.
The Rusk W8less Hair Straightener is our runner-up pick in our best hair straightener guide. Hannah Waters and Tiffany Kelly write, “…we recommend the Rusk W8less. It was the third-lightest hair straightener we tested at 0.50 pound, but the slim plates get just as hot as the GVP’s, and the cord is the same length. The smaller design of this straightener makes it great for curling or flipping hair. It also fits nicely in a suitcase.”
Street Price: $830 MSRP: $1000 Deal Price: $750
A nice discount on this LG washer. While at $750, it is $50 higher than the lowest price we’ve seen, if you’re in need of a great washing machine at a good price, this is still a solid deal. Delivery is free.
The LGWM3770HWA is our top pick for the best washer in our best washer and dryer guide. Liam McCabe writes,”This machine checks off all the boxes: It’s an excellent stain remover, versatile enough to clean almost any load of laundry and gently handle different fabrics. It’s efficient enough to usually qualify for utility rebates. Some nice features help avoid odor and mold problems, and it seems to be one of the more reliable full-size front-loaders you can buy right now. The noise and vibrations are low, the wash capacity is high, and even gimmicky-sounding features like TurboWash and a built-in water heater are useful.”
Street Price: $20 MSRP: $30 Deal Price: $15
This deal matches the lowest price we’ve seen the Deneve portable steamer. While we saw it hit this price in November, it’s probably the lowest we’ll see this steamer go. This deal is available for the pink model only.
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: $21 MSRP: $25 Deal Price: $18
A nice drop on this in-cabinet trash system. At $18, it’s the lowest we’ve seen the 5 gallon size. Shipping is free with Prime.
The Sunbeam TrashRac is our runner-up kitchen cabinet pick in our best small trash cans guide. Kevin Purdy writes, “The next best thing to a simplehuman in-cabinet can is Sunbeam’s door-mounted Trashrac, in 3- and 5-gallon sizes. It is the most widely available and fully featured in-cabinet trash can (especially in the 5-gallon size) aside from our pick. It has a lid, a bottom drip tray, versatile hooks that can hold handle-style bags in most any size, and an affordable price. It’s not nearly as stylish as the simplehuman, and it requires you to do more work to secure and remove bags. But for the money, it’s a solid cabinet can that can hold more trash than our main pick.”
Street Price: $45 MSRP: $55 Deal Price: $35
This is a great deal on our top pick for best small saucepan from Cuisinart. This matches the lowest we’ve seen in the past year, and is overall a nice drop from the normal street price.
The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart is our top pick in our guide to the best small saucepan. Lesley Stockton wrote, “The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro ($50) is our top pick because it has everything we want in a small saucepan (which can’t be said for much of the competition), and for a very affordable price. With tri-ply for even heat distribution, a wide body, a bent lip for pouring, and a snug lid, this saucepan performs nearly as well as ones that are three times the price.”
Street Price: $32 MSRP: $32 Deal Price: $24
A nice post-Christmas opportunity to stock up for next year on these outdoor string lights in white. They typically sell for $20 for a strand of 70 and are discounted to $12 on sale. Shipping charges apply for orders up to $125 – orders greater than $125 can use code 125freeship for free ground shipping. Orders greater than $175 get free ground shipping without requiring the use of the code. Shipping cost does vary by location and the number of lights purchased, but the minimum shipping cost looks to be around $12, so a single strand of lights shipped would end up being around $24. As we imagine most will be looking for more than 1 strand, the deal savings of $8 applies to each strand purchased, though shipping costs do increase a bit with additional strands up to the $125 threshold with code mentioned above.
Christmas Designers 5mm Wide Angle Conical LED lights are our pick for the best outdoor Christmas lights in our best Christmas lights guide. Doug Mahoney writes, “For outdoor use, we recommend the 5mm Wide Angle Conical LED Lights from Christmas Designers, available in warm white, multicolor, or single color in a variety of lengths and bulb spacings. These lights offer all of the benefits of LEDs as well as a design that makes each bulb impervious to moisture for weeks in the snowy, sleety, rainy outdoors—we confirmed that by leaving a lit set submerged in a water-filled bucket all day. We liked the warmth of the color, the bright light output, and the manageable wires. Due to the unusual design of the wide-angle bulb, the brightness of each changes dramatically depending on where you’re standing, giving the lights texture and depth when they’re draped over a tree or twisting around a porch post. Because they’re likely to be exposed to harsh exterior conditions, these lights will have a shorter lifespan than indoor LEDs, but you can still expect six or seven seasons out of them.”
He continues, “These lights are ideal for larger displays: Because of their low electricity usage, you can connect a stunning 43 strands together and run them on a single outlet (with incandescents, you can connect only five or six, depending on the manufacturer). The only major drawback with these lights is that they’re a bit too bright for indoor use. Pro lighting designers and other experts consistently named this particular type of bulb as the ideal choice for outdoor holiday-lighting displays.”