Best Cyber Monday Deals on Small Kitchen Appliances
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Whether youve been holding out for a deal on a Vitamix blender or simply looking to make the most of your money, Cyber Monday is a good day to do it. And, because all the deals are available online, theres no need to throw elbows in a crowded appliance aisle.
After hours of scrolling through hundreds of web pages, comparing discounts, and analyzing pricing, we've found the best deals on top-performing air fryers, blenders, coffee makers, food processors, multi-cookers, mixers, and toaster ovens that you can find online today.We've also filtered out the stinkers in the groupthe blenders, food processors, and air fryers that you shouldnt buy even if theyre marked down 80 percent.
Some stores are featuring the same items at identical prices, while, in other cases, one retailer is offering a standout discount. Keep in mind, prices may change throughout the day, stock can run low or sell out, and new deals may be introduced.
Well continue to update our picks and add new retailers as they reveal their deals.
Ninja Air Fryer
The deal: $59.49 at Walmart
CRs test results: Ninja AF100
Our testers found the Ninja's controls and preprogrammed settings among the easiest to see and use, earning a rating of Excellent. You can get the fryer for 40 percent off right now. Cleaning the inside and outside of this appliance is fairly easy, too, but it's on the noisy side. The fan is as loud as a countertop microwave, so you'll hear it running.
NuWave 6-Quart Air Fryer
The deal: $72 at Kohls with promo code: GOSHOP20
CRs test results: NuWave 6-Qt 37001
If you want to make space on your counter for an air fryer, you cant do much better than this one. With its intuitive operation and ease of cleaning, it earns high marks in our tests, including an Excellent rating on the clarity of the controls. And its basket is on the larger side for these appliances. The only drawback? Its a bit noisy, but at this price (nearly 60 percent off) that shouldnt be a deal-breaker. It also comes in red.
NuWave Brio Air Fryer
The deal: $50 at Walmart and Amazon
CRs test results: NuWave Brio 36011
At 2.6 quarts, the NuWave Brio has one of the smallest capacities of the 25 models we testedthe largest hold nearly 6 quarts. If youre typically cooking for one or two people, rather than a crowd, this air fryer could fit the bill. It rates very highly, earning an Excellent score for how easy it is to set the time and temperature. And though its quieter than some models, its a little more difficult to clean. With this deal, youd get it for half of what we paid.
Cuisinart Hurricane Pro Blender
The deal: $290 at Amazon and Walmart
CRs test results: Cuisinart Hurricane Pro 3.5 Peak HP CBT-2000
This high-speed blender aces our tests for making smoothies and soups. It has preset functions, so you can set it to make your green smoothie and leave the room while it whirs away and automatically stops. The biggest downside? Its one of the noisiest blenders we tested. Today you can get this blender for more than $100 off its full price.
KitchenAid High-Performance Series Blender
The deal: $250 at Macys and Best Buy
CRs test results: KitchenAid High-Performance Series KSB6060
This heavy-duty blender is best for crushing ice and pureing soups. It rates Excellent in both those tests and does a superb job at making smoothies, too. On Cyber Monday you can get it for a whopping $300 less than what CR paid. And it comes with a 10-year warranty, which is much more generous than most.
Ninja Personal Blender With Auto-iQ
The deal: $60 at Bed Bath & Beyond and Home Depot
CRs test results: Ninja Personal Blender with Auto-iQ BL480
This pint-sized personal blender is perfect for commuters who like to make their smoothies to go. It notches a Very Good score for making smoothies and is very capable at other blender tasks, such as crushing ice and pureing. Although its small, its mighty. Plus, Ninja blenders score Very Good ratings for reliability and owner satisfaction based on our annual member survey. Today you can get it for $80 less than what we paid when we brought it in to test.
Vitamix Ascent Series Blender
The deal: $525 at Amazon, Sur la Table, Best Buy, and Macys
CRs test results: Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
This smart blender has high-tech presets and wireless program updates. It even automatically adjusts its speed and power to match different jar sizes. The 3500 aced our tests for making smoothies and soup. It's normally priced at $620 or $650, depending on the color and finish.
Vitamix Explorian Series Blender
The deal: $246 at Wayfair and $262 at Amazon
CRs test results: VitamixExplorian Series E310
Vitamixs budget blender has been on sale all month for about $290. Wayfairs Cyber Monday price is the lowest weve seen it dip. If it sells out, Amazon has the next lowest price. The Explorian E310 is impressive in our performance tests, making a perfect pure and refreshing icy drinks. Across the board, Vitamix blenders are on the pricey side, so this deal brings the price down a bit. We find it to be durable but have one caution: Its one of the noisiest Vitamix blenders in our tests.
Vitamix Professional Series Blender
The deal: $434 at Wayfair
CRs test results: Vitamix Professional Series 750
We paid $650 for this blender, which aces all our tests for making smoothies, pureeing vegetables, and crushing ice. Weve never seen the price drop quite this low on this top-rated model.
Cuisinart Combination Coffee Maker
The deal: $137 at Amazon and Wayfair
CRs test results: Cuisinart Coffee Center SS-15
If you want a machine that can pull double-duty as a drip and pod brewer, consider this deal on the Cuisinart Coffee Center SS-15. It rates Very Good in our brew performance test for drip machines and does well in our pod machine tests, too. The sales at Amazon and Wayfair will save you more than 30 percent off the usual list price.
Keurig Pod Coffee Maker
The deal: $100 at Costco
CRs test results: Keurig K-Elite
The Keurig K-Elite is an all-around good pod brewer. It rates Excellent for convenience in our tests and brews at a very consistent size and temperature between cups. Costco is selling this machine for $18 to $30 less than competing retailers and throwing in 15 K-Cup coffee pods and a reusable coffee filter for regular ground coffee. This deal extends through the month, ending Dec. 24.
Keurig Pod Coffee Maker
The deal: $68 at Bed Bath & Beyond
CRs test results: Keurig K-Select
The Keurig K-Select is a solid, straightforward pod brewer. It doesnt have many bells and whistles, but it gets the basics right with an Excellent rating for convenience in our tests. Bed Bath & Beyond is selling it for over 50 percent off its list price.
Nespresso Pod Coffee Maker
The deal: $201 at Amazon
CRs test results: Nespresso by DeLonghi Lattissima One
Want a pod coffee maker that does more than make coffee? The Nespresso by DeLonghi Lattissima One features a built-in milk frother, allowing you to make lattes and specialty drinks with just one appliance. It also receives an Excellent rating for first-cup speed in our performance tests. For Cyber Monday, this model is about $180 off its list price, making now a terrific time to buy.
Nespresso Pod Coffee Maker With Milk Frother
The deal: $160 at Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond
CRs test results: Nespresso by DeLonghi CitiZ EN267BAE
The Nespresso by DeLonghi CitiZ EN267BAE is another fantastic pod machine. It performs well across the board and rates Excellent for repeat-cup speed. Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond are selling this bundle of the brewer and an Aeroccino milk frother for $139 off its regular list price. Its unclear when this deal will end.
Nespresso Pod Coffee Maker
The deal: $109 at Amazon
CRs test results: Nespresso VertuoPlus
The Nespresso VertuoPlus rates Very Good for first-cup speed and offers superb brewing range (the ability to produce a range of strong to weak brews). This brewer is about $90 off its usual list price. Its unclear when this deal will end.
Ninja Combination Coffee Maker
The deal: $100 at Best Buy and Target
CRs test results: Ninja Specialty CM401
The Ninja Specialty CM401 is a combination brewer that can make everything from a pot of joe to iced coffee, including specialty drinks using its built-in milk frother. It rates Excellent for brew performance and its glass carafe is very easy to handle. Best Buy and Target are selling this brewer for $100, which is over 40 percent off its usual price. The Target deal ends Dec. 2, but its unclear when the Best Buy deal will end.
Breville Sous Chef 16-Cup Food Processor
The deal: $300 at Sur la Table
CRs test results: Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL/A
This heavy-duty 16-cup food processor can chop, slice, and shred with the best of them, meaning vegetables come out with clean, even cuts and little waste. This model garners Excellent ratings in most food processing tests and earns a Very Good score for noise, too (it grates cheese, not your eardrums). Take advantage of this $100 saving while it lastswe dont see the Breville Sous Chef discounted much more than this any other time of the year.
KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand Mixer
The deal: $70 at Macys
CRs test results: KitchenAid KHM926
Not everyone has enough counter or storage space for a stand mixer. But if you do, consider this attractive hand mixer from KitchenAid. It scores Very Good ratings across the board in our tests for mixing cookie dough, whipping cream, and noise. Get it today for $60 less than what we paid.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
The deal: $252 at JCPenney with code: JINGLE19; $280 at Bed Bath & Beyond (certain colors are going for as low as $250) and Best Buy (certain colors are going for as low as $200)
CRs test results: KitchenAid Artisan KSM150PS
Youll see the KitchenAid Artisan in a number of Cyber Monday sales. While $280 isnt much of a discount, some colors are going for as low as $200, which is a great deal. This model is just as good as the other KitchenAid stand mixers in our ratings and is a bit quieter than some, although youll still hear it working. Bread makers should take note of the Excellent kneading score.
KitchenAid Classic Plus Stand Mixer
The deal: $200 at Kohls and Macys (extra $20 with code: DEAL)
CRs test results: KitchenAid Classic Plus KSM75WH
If youve always coveted a KitchenAid stand mixer, Cyber Monday may be the time to find one at an attractive price, especially if you shop at Kohls, which is advertising at least four models. With its Excellent rating for mixing and its quite capable whipping and kneading functionality, you can see why this one is a classic. Its not as quiet as some of its brandmates, but when used in short bursts, the noise shouldnt bother you.
KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer
The deal: $330 at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, and Macys
CRs test results: KitchenAid Professional 600 KP26M1X
Other KitchenAid stand mixers earn higher scores in our tests, but this one is no slouch. It rates Excellent for mixing and is just as capable at whipping and kneading. Like some of its brandmates, its on the noisier side. But at 6 quarts, it has one of the largest bowls, so it can handle big batches of cookie dough, cake batter, and bread dough with ease. This deal shaves about $40 off its normal price.
Instant Pot DUO 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker
The deal: $50 at Walmart, Target, and Amazon
CRs test results: Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 6-Quart
The Duo is Instant Pots oldest model thats still on the market. Several newer versions have more functions, but this comparatively basic model is more than enough for most home cooks. It earns an Excellent score for pressure cooking and a Very Good rating for rice cooking and sauting.
Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker With Crisping Lid
The deal: $170 at Kohls with promo code GOSHOP20
CRs test results: Ninja Foodi OP302
This cooker has a lid for pressure cooking plus a separate crisping lid that houses a convection fan to facilitate air-frying. So you can get tender, pressure-cooked food thats crisp on top, too.
Zavor LUX LCD 6-Quart Multi-Cooker
The deal: $130 at Home Depot and Overstock
CRs test results: Zavor LUX LCD ZSELL02
The Zavor LUX LCD gets perfect scores in our tests for pressure-cooking succulent, fall-off-the-bone ribs; steaming broccoli and carrots; and slow-cooking thick, tender chili (a test most pressure-cook models don't excel at). The 1,000-watt cooker has a stainless steel insert, which proves to be more durable than nonstick coated inserts in our tests.
Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven
The deal: $350 at Bed Bath & Beyond
CRs test results: Breville BOV900BSSUSC
This Breville performs well in most of our cooking and toasting tasks, achieving an Excellent color range, but it takes a little longer than some toaster ovens to make a batch of perfectly browned toast. The controls are clear and its a cinch to clean. With this deal, you can get the toaster for $50 less than what CR bought it for.
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