Make a house a house takes time, and often… a lot of money. Luckily, it’s Black Friday and there are some great deals for all your household needs. Whether you’re building your own kitchen appliances, syncing all your smart home gadgets, or just looking to clean the air, there’s something on sale for you. Here’s what we found.
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This highly coveted countertop accessory is on sale again for Black Friday. While typically found in registries galore, the KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Stand Mixer is nearly 50% off, which is basically the best bet for getting it as a gift. If you’re looking to save space, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart retails for $260 ($110 off), a little more expensive than the 5-quart, but better for smaller kitchens and households.
Much like the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, the Vitamix 5200 is a staple for housewarmings and wedding lists. However, you don’t have to make a major life change to justify the purchase: WIRED writer Joe Ray wanted to explore creating new kitchens, and he fell in love with them. Whether you’re blending smoothies, soups or sauces, this mixer is powerful and durable. This is definitely a great opportunity to upgrade your blender, but if you’re looking to spend less, this entry-level Vitamix, the Explorian, is on sale for $190 ($100 off).
If touchscreens and wireless connections are your thing, the Vitamix Ascent is for you. This blender is a little smaller than the 5200, but what it lacks in volume it makes up for in technology. For example, the smart base can detect which top you stick to and adjust accordingly to ensure all your mixing needs are met.
All-Clad pots and pans are almost heirloom-worthy additions to your cookware. I’m not kidding: my in-laws gave us some that were over 10 years old before we got our new set, and they worked great. All-Clad tends to be more expensive, so now is a good time to invest in this classic and durable stainless steel set.
For those who prefer nonstick cookware, All-Clad has this five-piece set for sale. What is special about this compared to other non-stick pots and pans is that the set is anodized, which means that it has a protective oxide layer. The non-stick coating wears out over time and this process keeps the set more resistant.
Just like our secondhand All-Clad, my husband and I have had Cuisinart pots and pans for many years. It took us the four years of living together before we had our bridal set, cooking evenly and looking elegant. This is definitely a great starter set for people who aren’t ready to drop that much on All-Clad, but still want something that will last for a while.
It’s no secret that WIRED writer Jaina Gray likes De’Longhi espresso machines. However, they often cost a pretty penny, so when there’s a sale we have to yell. The Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker is a good introductory espresso machine that won’t break the bank, especially at under $200 on Black Friday.
The two most important things for a drip coffee maker are to wet the beans quickly and evenly. This Hamilton Beach car has the perfect cone shape for just that. While we haven’t tested it, resident WIRED coffee expert Jaina Gray approves, given the build.
Sometimes TikTok tells you to buy things you don’t need, but other times it gets it right. We love the original Dash Mini Waffle Maker, so suffice it to say, we think it’s even better when you add cute hearts. With a Dash, you get a compact, easy-to-clean waffle maker for all your Leslie Knope-inspired breakfast needs.
Nothing sounds better than having a fresh pizza right out of the oven, with its bubbly cheese and thin, charred crust. DiGiorno can’t quite replicate that taste, but the Gozney Roccbox could. It’s a little heavy for a pizza oven, even if it’s not as big as the Gozney Dome, but it’s great for hosting pizza parties… or just making and eating a ton of pizza.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten a cup of hot tea for an hour, only to then accidentally take a sip of room-temperature sadness. The Ember mug is a great solution, allowing you to sip all day while keeping your cuppa at the perfect temperature. This mug connects to an app and lets you adjust the temperature from 120 to 145 degrees, and has a battery that lasts about an hour and a half, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your Earl Grey.
Smart home offers
Google Nest Hub’s smart display can do everything from answering your cooking questions in the kitchen to showcasing your favorite photos of Santorini. This WIRED-recommended display also doesn’t encroach on your personal space: It doesn’t have a camera (unlike many others on the market), so you don’t have to worry about placing it in more private areas of the home. It’s halfway through, so it’s a good time to grab it.
The Nest Mini (2nd generation) smart speaker is lightyears better than the previous Mini. It sounds better, the machine learns faster and is wall mountable, improving the overall hearing and assistant experience. It’s also now over 50 percent off, so let your Google devices light up the way they deserve.
As the holidays approach, it’s important to keep an eye on all your deliveries – you don’t want someone stealing from Santa’s delivery sleigh. The Nest Cam is one of WIRED’s favorite outdoor security cameras thanks to its easy setup, seamless Google integration, and 130-degree field of view. Santa may be able to do a lot but sometimes he is so busy checking his list even if he needs help to protect your presents.
Does holiday stress keep you up at night? Hatch Restore can help you drift off into a peaceful slumber and wake up gently with its programmable morning and nighttime routines. Plus, you can sign up for a Hatch Sleep subscription and get even more sleep sounds, bedtime stories, and guided meditations. The Hatch Rest is also on sale for $60 ($10 off) with the coupon button, so your kids can crash easier at night too.
Whoever coined the expression “it’s raining cats and dogs” must have cleaned up their pet because they make a mess absolutely everywhere. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal makes cleaning easy with its cordless design and powerful suction. That’s not the least we’ve seen on sale for this cordless vacuum cleaner, but it’s still a good deal.
The Roomba J7+ is the best of the best when it comes to robot vacuum cleaners. Precise navigation paired with powerful suction is top of the line, giving you the ease of hands-free cleaning and the peace of mind that it’ll be done right. It also automatically empties the dust container, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with debris too often.
Everyone wants to breathe easier. For allergy sufferers, the Honeywell Insight HEPA is a great air purifier for rooms up to 500 square feet, ridding the air of dust, dander, and even cooking smells.
Black Friday retail sales
Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are some of the top retailers participating in Black Friday deals.