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    Best Early Black Friday Deals on Home and Kitchen Products

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    Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder and large sales tag Graphic: Consumer Reports, Bodum

    The holiday shopping season has started earlier than usual this year—and that means you can find more savings than you typically would right now. But with so many deals to sift through, it can be hard to find the best offers on products that are actually worth it.

    Consumer Reports is here to help. We keep tabs on all of the products we test, including big-ticket items like fridges and mattresses, kitchen appliances like air fryers and coffee makers, and smart home products like sprinkler timers and security cameras. Whenever an item that scores well in our ratings goes on sale, we’ll let you know so that you can find the gems amid the duds.

    And don’t forget: Many retailers will offer price matching at the point of purchase (or sometimes during the return window) if you tell them you saw a better deal at another retailer. You’ll find variations of these types of policies into the holiday season as well. For instance, Target will give a partial refund if anything you’ve bought there between early October and Dec. 24 drops further in price during the holiday season. You just have to ask.

    Don’t see what you’re looking for below? Keep checking back. We’ll be bringing you the best holiday deals on tested products all season long.

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    Countertop Appliances
    Coffee Makers
    Home Goods
    Smart Home Devices
    Large Appliances

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    Spotlight Deal

    The Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder earns solid scores in all our grind-performance tests, and it’s particularly great at producing coarse grounds, which are ideal for cold-brew and French-press coffee. This model is also easy to clean, but its controls are a bit unintuitive, and it’s one of the noisier grinders in our ratings. The Bodum features 12 grind settings, an auto-stop feature, and a timer.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is 30 percent off the original price. We did see it dip to $85 during the last major sale, so it may drop again closer to Black Friday.

    Countertop Appliances

    There’s quite a lot going for this 1,500-watt Emeril Power Toaster Oven. It’s a cinch to operate, and we’ve found that it’s particularly good at making toast and baking cookies. If you’re looking to save counter space, this model doubles as an air fryer, too, and its 0.5-cubic-foot interior has the capability to turn out a 4- to 6-pound rotisserie chicken. The best part? It’s almost half off.

    Why it’s a good deal: Walmart has the lowest price we’ve seen for this model.

    The Oster DiamondForce Nonstick XL 5 Quart Digital Air Fryer’s digital touchscreen is easy to read. And its programmed settings are easy to use, earning it a favorable score in our controls test. This model also doesn’t make too much noise, and cleaning the inside and outside doesn’t take a lot of elbow grease. Despite the air fryer’s name, the basket has a measured capacity of 3.6 quarts. Like other models we’ve tested, this one comes with a 1-year warranty.

    Why it’s a good deal: Best Buy just put this model on clearance, at the lowest we’ve seen in weeks (it’s also at Amazon). It has dipped as low as $60, though, and may fall even further in price.

    Though this blender isn’t among our top-rated, the Calphalon Auto-Speed BLCLMB1 is one of the most reliable models in our tests. The 1,100-watt blender comes in dark stainless steel with a 68-ounce BPA-free Tritan jar, plus a 25-ounce smoothie cup you can take on the road. It weighs 8 pounds and has a pulse option and a removable blade.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is a good discount. It was about $15 cheaper last week, so you may want to wait and see if the price drops again.

    This vacuum sealer from Black+Decker is a great option. It gets high scores in CR’s lab tests for speed and dry-food sealing, and its performance for wet-food sealing (e.g., marinated foods) is almost as strong. It does get a lower than average score for noise, but that’s fairly common for this sort of kitchen tool.

    Why it’s a good deal: This model originally cost $130 and typically retails for closer to $100, and this discount makes it even more appealing.


    The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 has impressive results in CR’s lab tests for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces. In our brand reliability survey, Dyson uprights earn middle-of-the-road scores for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

    Why it’s a good deal: This Dyson only falls below the $400 mark around major sales, so snag it at this price while it’s available.

    We’re used to seeing iRobot vacuums in our robotic ratings. But the iRobot H1 H121020 hand vac is the first to break into our handheld ranks. It performs well overall and is especially good at cleaning bare floors and picking up pet hair, earning top scores. The rotating brush attachment makes good contact with surfaces, helping boost its pickup scores. It has a trigger that allows you to turn the vacuum on and off, or you can lock it and let the iRobot run. The battery lasts for about 17 minutes when running on high. It weighs just over 3 pounds, which is about average for the handhelds we test.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is the best price we’ve seen for this model, beating the previous low by $25.

    Miele has a sterling reputation for its plug-in vacuums, and the Triflex HX1 is its first cordless model. It earns top-notch scores on almost all our tests. The coolest part, though, is that you can put its parts together in two different styles: a modern stick-type setup, with the weight at the top and a long shaft that can reach into cramped areas, or a more traditional upright configuration, with better balance but a bulkier middle.

    Why it’s a good deal: This brand doesn’t go on sale often, so take advantage of this discount before it’s gone.

    The Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge has many of the same strengths as the more basic Eufy 11S, including decent cleaning performance, quiet operation, and nimble navigation. The difference is that it navigates in orderly, back-and-forth rows, which means it’s less likely to accidentally miss sections of your home or get lost in big spaces. CR hasn’t tested the G30, but we have tested its near-identical sibling, the G30 Edge. (The only difference is that the Edge comes with do-not-cross strips, which are awkward to use anyway, at least by today’s bot-vac standards.)

    Why it’s a good deal: This model is back down to the lowest price we’ve seen all year.

    Coffee Makers

    The Asobu Insulated Portable Brewer KB900 is one of the more expensive models we test, but it’s a superior performer. This manual cold-brew coffee maker offers superb convenience and was one of the best models in our taste tests. The Asobu isn’t dishwasher-safe, but it has a stainless-steel insulated carafe (rare for a manual model) and brews in 12 to 24 hours, depending on how strong you want your coffee.

    Why it’s a good deal: This cold-brew coffee maker is on sale for about 22 percent off in select colors, making now a great time to buy.

    The Ninja 12-Cup Programmable CE201 is a solid performer in our tests, offering impeccable brew performance and a carafe that’s very easy to hold and pour. Ninja brewers also receive high marks for owner satisfaction in our latest member survey. This model features auto-shutoff, a removable water reservoir, a permanent filter, brew-strength control, and programming.

    Why it’s a good deal: This Ninja brewer is nearly 20 percent off its usual list price.

    The Braun BrewSense 12-cup Programmable KF7000BK is an all-around great coffee maker, offering strong brew performance, an easy-to-pour carafe, and plenty of convenient features. Those features include auto-shutoff, a water filter, programming, a cleaning indicator, and a permanent filter.

    Why it’s a good deal: This model has a modest discount right now, but it was only $80 last week, so we recommend waiting to see if the price drops again before you buy.

    Home Goods

    AeroGarden Harvest 360

    The circular AeroGarden Harvest 360, among the smallest AeroGarden models, is the one CR recommends if you’d like to start an indoor garden. The starter kit includes six ports for seed pods, and it comes with various lettuces. Of the four gardens CR tried, the AeroGarden was the most fun for our tester to use, in part because most of the lettuces sprouted in a week and grew fast. But the unit is also relatively easy to operate; there are even indicator lights that let you know when your plants need more water. Total setup took just 8 minutes.

    Why it’s a good deal: This beats the best price we’ve seen by $20.

    The hOmeLabs HME020006N dehumidifier can remove 35 pints of moisture from the air per day and is one of the quietest models we’ve tested. The tank holds 12 pints of water, and like most models we tested, there’s a timer and an auto-restart feature, handy if there’s a power outage. There’s a clean-filter alert, too.

    Why it’s a good deal: This model has been on sale since early September. It’s now only about $20 more than the lowest price we’ve seen.

    Phomemo D30 Label Maker

    The Phomemo D30 Label Maker was the choice label maker in our evaluations. Using an app, you can produce labels in under 10 seconds or connect it to your printer for more elaborate jobs. The Phomemo offers extensive font options and a preview of what they will look like as well. The lithium battery comes charged and ready to print, and you can even print pictures, bar codes, and date and time stamps. The easy-tear labels can be separated with just one hand, and the device is smart enough to calibrate the paper roll to the proper position if you don’t align it perfectly.

    Why it’s a good deal: With the on-page coupon, this is close to the best price we’ve seen for this label maker—and it’s available for every color.

    The Crane Drop humidifier is intended for rooms up to 250 square feet and earns a top rating in our tests for overall performance. This model comes with an empty-tank indicator and has an automatic shutoff feature. Easy to use and energy-efficient, this model also scores top marks for its low noise levels.

    Why it’s a good deal: The pink version is now at the best price we’ve ever seen for this model.

    The 20-volt Skil DL529303 does fast work of drilling holes and driving fasteners. It’s also light and comfortable to hold, and weighs a little over 3 pounds. It comes with only one lithium-ion battery but charges up very quickly, and it has an LED work light and a belt hook. This model comes with a generous 5-year warranty.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is $20 less than the regular discount. It’s the first time we’ve seen the price dip this low in months.

    Smart Home Devices

    The Eufy SoloCam S40 is the first security camera CR has tested with a built-in solar panel to recharge its battery. In our tests, it offers superb video quality and data security, as well as speedy response times. The camera doesn’t offer great data privacy, though, which is common among these devices. It features monitoring zones; person alerts; voice and app control via Amazon Alexa and Google Home/Assistant; a built-in siren; color night vision (thanks to its built-in spotlight); and 8 gigabytes of memory to store footage locally.

    Why it’s a good deal: This sale price matches the lowest we’ve seen all year.

    The Kwikset Premis 919TRL 15 SMT is best for iPhone users because it works with Apple’s HomeKit smart home ecosystem and Siri digital assistant. In our tests, the Premis was very resistant to kick-ins and lock picking, but it’s susceptible to attacks from a cordless drill. Still, this lock comes with some very helpful features, including an access log to keep track of who comes and goes, a tamper alarm, an auto-lock feature, and the ability to create and share PINs with others. Just note that because this lock uses Bluetooth and HomeKit, you’ll also need an Apple TV, Apple HomePod, or Apple iPad (that’s constantly plugged into an outlet) in your home to control the lock remotely.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is within a few dollars of the best price we’ve seen.


    Avocado makes some top-notch mattresses, and this sale is a great chance to save on one. The Green usually goes for $1,999 and the Green Pillowtop is priced at $2,499, but both are $100 off right now. Both Avocado mattresses support a wide range of side and back sleeper body types. On our firmness scale, the Avocado Green is very firm and the pillow top is medium firm.

    To get the savings, use the code SAVE10 at checkout.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is the best price we’ve seen, as the coupon code applies to the already-discounted mattresses. And CR members may be able to save a little bit more through an exclusive offer for members only.

    Bear Mattress is offering 35 percent off sitewide right now for Black Friday. A mattress purchase will also get you a free sheet set, two free Cloud pillows, and a free mattress protector. Just use the code BF35 at checkout.

    The Bear Original foam mattress performs well in our tests, and it’s a good choice for back and side sleepers who are petite or of average height. (Tall folks may want to look elsewhere.) CR’s tests found that this mattress tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is $50 better than the best price we’ve seen for the mattress this year.

    For Black Friday, the Essentia Stratami is discounted at 25 percent off its full price and comes with two free pillows, a deal we’ve seen before. It has been one of the top-ranking foam mattresses in CR’s ratings for several years. This mattress is good at supporting people of all sizes, whether they sleep on their side or back, but it earns the highest marks for supporting petite and average-sized people who sleep on their back. This mattress meets two organic standards, the Global Organic Latex Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is the standard discount Essentia offers. If you’re a CR member, you can save even more with an exclusive coupon code too.

    Large Appliances

    The Samsung RT18M6215SG is number one in our ratings for top-freezer refrigerators 29-30 inches wide, performing particularly well in temperature uniformity, thermostat control, and noise output. While it’s technically 29 inches wide and offers a bit less usable space than its rivals, it offers an unusual but very useful flexible freezer compartment that can be converted to a refrigerator at the touch of a button. CR members give Samsung high ratings for predicted reliability among top-freezer fridges, and its satisfaction score is near the top of the pack.

    Why it’s a good deal: Samsung is discounting a black stainless version of this model by 50 percent, and stainless steel and white versions by 10 percent. What’s more, online orders are shipped free to anywhere in the U.S., adding to the savings. You also may be eligible for free installation and haul-away of your old refrigerator; chat with a rep online to ask for that promotional code.

    For more discounts: Best Early Black Friday Deals on Refrigerators