The Best Deals We Can Find

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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.

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

Street Price: $104 MSRP: $104 Deal Price: $88

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4
$84 for black or white Thermapen Mk4, with $4 flat-rate shipping.
At $84, this deal is within a few dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen on the newer version of ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4. The Mk4 only goes on sale once every few months, the last two sales being in March and November, so it’s unlikely we’ll get another sale for a few months after this. This deal is available in the colors black and white for $84, and has a $4 flat-rate shipping fee.

The ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 is our serious upgrade pick in our guide for the best instant-read thermometer. Kevin Purdy said,  “If you’re looking for more precision in your cooking, you should upgrade to theThermapen Mk4. Like the “classic” Thermapen, the new model hits a close temperature in two seconds, then a precise temperature in about three seconds. It has a long fold-out probe and large display, and it’ll last a very long time with only rare calibrations. The few features added were smart: an automatic backlight, screen rotation, and motion-based sleep and wake-up. It’s also more waterproof than the prior model, and it switched from drawing power from a coin battery (that you never have on hand) to a single AAA battery.”

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Werner FS106 6-ft Fiberglass Single-Sided Stepladder

Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $60

Werner FS106 6-ft Fiberglass Single-Sided Stepladder
In-store pickup only - no shipping options available.
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.”

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Maytag MVWB755DW Top Load Washer

Street Price: $750 MSRP: $750 Deal Price: $500

Maytag MVWB755DW Top Load Washer
A big drop in price on our new pick for best top load washer, with matching dryer also on sale
This is a great deals on a Maytag top load washer that will soon be featured in the updated version of our best washer and dryer guide. Normally around $700 each, the top load washer (and the matching dryer) are on sale for 30% off, saving you $250 dollars. If having a matching dryer is important to you, the MEDB755DW Electric Dryer is also on sale for $500, or if you prefer a gas dryer, the MGDB755DW Gas Dryer is available for $600.

The Maytag MVWB755DW Top Load Washer with Steam is our new pick for best top loading washer in an update coming to the best washer and dryer guide. Liam McCabe wrote, “We think front loaders are the better washers. But if you know you want a top loader, this is an affordable model with a huge capacity and a lot of features that you’ll only find in pricier washers.”

The MVWB755DW has a rating of 4.4 stars based on over 1000 reviews on Home Depot.

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Porter-Cable PCCK600LB 20-Volt 1/2-Inch Lithium-ion Drill/Driver Kit

Street Price: $80 MSRP: $80 Deal Price: $70

Porter-Cable PCCK600LB 20-Volt 1/2-Inch Lithium-ion Drill/Driver Kit
The first time we've seen a drop on the single battery version of our pick.
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.”

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Whirlpool WRF535SMBM Refrigerator

Street Price: $1,500 MSRP: $1,700 Deal Price: $1,200

Top Pick
Whirlpool WRF535SMBM Refrigerator
A good sale on our pick for best refrigerator, with the option to save more on an open-box model with open-box only coupon: APPLIANCES20
Update 2 : The $1,100 price at Home Depot expired and it’s available there for $1,200, like the initial deal we posted. The Best Buy deal is better if you go the open box route.

This Whirlpool refrigerator is another product featured on sale in Best Buy’s Major Appliances Labor Day Sale. While it’s not the best price we’ve seen, it’s still a several hundred dollar drop below the average street price. If you’re interested in saving more and are okay with open-box models, some areas have stock available for $1,020 which you can combine with an open-box only coupon for 20% off. The coupon code is: APPLIANCES20 and is only applicable to the open-box models.

The Whirlpool WRF535SMBM is our pick in the best refrigerator guide. Liam McCabe wrote, “The Whirlpool WRF535SMBM’s build is stripped-down but solid; it feels like it can turn in years of steady service without much fuss. With about 25 cubic feet of full-width, well-distributed capacity, it should hold enough food for a family of six with room left for drinks. Energy Star gives its efficiency a stamp of approval. Noise is not a common complaint among owners, either. No fancy features here, apart from an ice maker in the freezer, but that means there’s less that can break over time. And for what it’s worth, the stainless-look, French door design should keep your kitchen looking fresh and modern for years to come.”

On user reviews on the Whirlpool, “User ratings for the Whirlpool WRF535SMBM are among the best we’ve seen for a refrigerator, averaging 4.5 out of five stars based on almost 6,000 reviews. That bodes well for reliability. Even looking at the poor reviews, we can’t find obvious patterns of quality issues, and this thing has been out for a few years. Sure, there are some lemons, as there will be with any product, but nothing to suggest that Whirlpool goofed on certain parts of the design or cut any corners.”

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KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer

Street Price: $270 MSRP: $450 Deal Price: $225

KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer
A good deal on the smaller version of our workhorse stand mixer pick.
While this deal doesn’t quite match the lowest price we’ve seen, it’s the first decent sale we’ve seen since it was last on sale for $225 in November of last year. We normally recommend the 6 quart version of this model, but if you’re not consistently doing larger batches, a 5 quart bowl is better for most people – the same size as our top pick for stand mixer. It’s available in black, silver, and red, and comes with free 2-day shipping or in-store pick up, depending on availability.

The KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Stand Mixer is the 5 quart version of our workhorse pick for the best stand mixer. Lesley Stockton said, “With a bigger mixing bowl and footprint, this mixer is best left on the countertop. It’s not as good as the Artisan at smaller jobs, but excellent at mixing heavy doughs and batters.”

On Amazon, it has 4.7 stars based on 932 user reviews.

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Samsung DV42H5000EW Electric Dryer

Street Price: $800 MSRP: $800 Deal Price: $500

Samsung DV42H5000EW Electric Dryer
A big $100 drop below our previous sale.
Only the second deal we’ve posted since this became our pick, and it’s a big $100 below the last sale we saw. It’s part of Best Buy’s Labor Day sale, and if you want to save even more and you’re fine with open box models, some areas have stock available for $425. Combine that with the 20% off coupon on open- box appliances, APPLIANCES20, and you can save a huge amount of money versus what you would’ve paid for this dryer prior to the sale.

The Samsung DV42H5000EW is the standalone dryer pick in our guide on the best washer and dryer. Liam McCabe said, “So your dryer broke, but you want to keep your washer? No problem. The Samsung DV42H5000EW is a great, affordable electric dryer… The H5000 has a capacity of 7.5 cubic feet, which is enough to hold more than 20 pounds of laundry—a bit more than the LG DLEX3570W, the dryer portion of our favorite pair.”

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GE JVM6175SKSS Over-the-Range Microwave

Street Price: $330 MSRP: $330 Deal Price: $250

This matches a low we’ve seen once before through Best Buy, and is part of their larger Labor Day sale on appliances.

The GE JVM6175SFSS microwave oven is our over-the-range pick in our best microwave guide. Tim Heffernan wrote, “This model has GE’s intuitive, user-friendly controls, and its over-the-range installation saves precious counter-top space.”

On its over-the-range fan features, “Its 300-cubic-feet-per-minute vent fan is not the most powerful (higher-end models generally offer 400 cfm or more), but it will quickly clear most kitchen disasters short of a full-on fire.”

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LG WM3570HVA Front-Load Washer and LG DLEX3570V Front-Load Dryer

Street Price: $1,000 each MSRP: $1,100 each Deal Price: $700 each

Top Pick
LG WM3570HVA Front-Load Washer and LG DLEX3570V Front-Load Dryer
This link is to the washer, link to the dryer is in the description.
While we’ve seen this washer and dryer briefly at this price in July, the only other time we saw it near this price point was around Black Friday of last year. The “Graphite Steel” color version is normally $100 more than the standard white model, so at $700, this is the lowest price we’ve seen on this color.

The dryer is available here.

These 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 Best Buy, the LG WM3570HWA Front-Load Washer has 4.7 stars based on 657 reviews, and the LG DLEX3570HWA Front-Load Dryer has 4.8 stars based on 306 reviews.

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Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set

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

Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set
While not the best price we've seen, it's a worthwhile discount.
While we did see a 40% off sale on these sheets earlier in the month, this 20% off sale is a good one as well. We already consider these an affordable pair of sheets, and this discount drops the queen set from $50 to $40. You can get an additional 5% off with a Target REDCard.

Target’s Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set is our pick in the best sheet sets under $50 guide. Our staff wrote, “Target’s Threshold Performance 400 Thread Count Sheet Set is the best we’ve tried for under $50 (queen size, including shipping). We found the sheets almost as soft as those that cost four times as much, and they were among the best ones we tested for wrinkle resistance. They performed very well in our FIT durability tests, which leads us to believe that they will hold up better than other cheaper sets we’ve tried in the past. Because the fabric is on the warm side, we think this set is better for use in cooler weather.”

In terms of durability, “the Threshold Performance sheets resisted pilling (scoring between four and five on a scale of five). They were also within an acceptable range for tensile strength, and they weighed about 3.5 ounces per square yard—lighter than the Royal Velvet sheets but similar to most of the percale and sateen sheets we tried. In years past, we’ve found that cheaper sateen sets are prone to snagging, but we haven’t experienced any such issues with this set so far.”

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Milwaukee 25 ft. Tape Measure

Street Price: $15 MSRP: $18 Deal Price: $10

Milwaukee 25 ft. Tape Measure
The first good sale we've seen on this tape measure - use in-store pickup for this price.
We don’t often see deals on this tape measure, but this one brings it down to $10, the same price as our main pick. You’ll have to use in-store pickup to get it at this price, or include it as part of a $45+ order for free shipping.

The Milwaukee 25 ft. Tape Measure is our upgrade pick for the best tape measure. Doug Mahoney said, “For a more durable tape with better features, the Milwaukee is the way to go—but at nearly twice the price of our pick, it’s only worth it if you use a tape measure frequently.”

In terms of durability, “Where the Milwaukee really stands out (get it?) is the blade durability. The Milwaukee blade is coated in an extruded layer of nylon which is then lightly textured. This coating, according to Milwaukee, is eight times thicker than the layer of polyester that other companies use. Our own sandpaper test showed that the Milwaukee is indeed more durable than the rest. The sandpaper left scratches, but it was only light surface marring.”

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Quickie Bulldozer 18-inch Push Broom

Street Price: $14 MSRP: $20 Deal Price: $10

Quickie Bulldozer 18-inch Push Broom
Pick up in-store from Home Depot for free
A great deal on this outdoor broom. It’s available from Home Depot for in-store pickup for free, otherwise you can get free shipping for orders over $45.

The Quickie Bulldozer 18-inch Push broom is our budget pick in the Best Outdoor Brooms guide. Meg Muckenhoupt wrote, “The Quickie 00528 18-Inch Bulldozer Push Broom Indoor/Outdoor came close to being our top pick. It feels light, but it’s stiff and sturdy enough to push trapped leaves and piles of heavy sand with ease—without leaving huge streaks or lines of sand on the smooth concrete floor. Its combination of stiff, coarse inner fibers and finer outer fibers make it easy to move large debris and dust. In fact, it was the best overall performer in our tests, beating out all other synthetic-bristle brooms at moving a variety of materials. This was the only push broom that managed to move both pine needles and their dust from the driveway in one sweep. It was as capable as the others in moving leaves on and off a deck, and it handled sand on a concrete floor as well as all the other synthetic brooms.”

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Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife

Street Price: $55 MSRP: $55 Deal Price: $35

Top Pick
Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife
Lowest price we've seen on this knife in years
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.”

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Polar M400 Smart Sports GPS Watch

Street Price: $160 MSRP: $180 Deal Price: $133

Polar M400 Smart Sports GPS Watch
The lowest price and biggest sale we've seen on this GPS watch
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this GPS running watch, and the only major sale we’ve seen. The price dropped to $60 from $180 in April and has stayed at that price, and this deal gives an additional $25 off of that.

The Polar M400 GPS Smart Sports Watch is one of our runner-up picks in the Best Running Watch guide. Jim McDannald wrote, “The Polar M400, a hybrid GPS running watch/fitness tracker, has an impressive feature set, a price about $100 less than our top pick, and an improving online training log. It’s a worthy alternative to our top pick if you don’t mind the larger size and relative lack of detail in your running stats and display.”

DCRainmaker.com also has high praise for the M400 and calls it “a near perfect blend of activity tracker with GPS running watch, as well as daily wrist watch.”

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