Making a house a home takes time, and often … a lot of money. Luckily, it’s Black Friday, and there are some great deals on all your household needs. Whether you’re building up your kitchen appliances, syncing up all your smart home gadgets, or simply trying to clear the air, there’s something on sale for you. Here’s what we’ve found.
We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be
crossed out. We’ll update this guide throughout the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.
Updated November 25: We’ve added many, many more deals, like the TP-Link mesh router and the Google Chromecast. We’ve also updated prices and links throughout.
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This highly coveted countertop accessory is on sale yet again for Black Friday. While it typically sits on registries galore, the KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Stand Mixer is almost 50 percent off, which is basically the next best thing to getting it as a gift. If you’re looking to save on space, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart is on sale 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 registries. You don’t have to go throw a major life change to justify buying it, though—WIRED writer Joe Ray wanted to explore making new cuisines and fell in love with it. 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 has you covered. This blender is a little smaller than the 5200, but what it lacks in volume it makes up for in tech. For example, the smart base can detect what top you attach and adjust accordingly to ensure all your blending needs are met.
All-Clad pots and pans are almost heirloom-worthy additions to your cookware. I’m not kidding—my in-laws gifted us some that were more than 10 years old before we got our own new set, and they worked great. All-Clad tends to be on the pricier side, so now is a good time to invest in this classic, durable stainless steel set.
For those who prefer nonstick cookware, All-Clad has this five piece set on sale. What’s special about this compared to other nonstick pots and pans is that the set is anodized, meaning it has a protective layer of oxide. Nonstick coating wears off over time, and this process keeps the set more durable.
Much like our hand-me-down All-Clad, my husband and I had Cuisinart pots and pans for many years. They lasted us the four years of living together before we got our newlywed set, cooking evenly and looking slick. This is definitely a great starter set for folks who aren’t ready to drop so much on All-Clad, but still want something that will stick around a while.
It’s no secret that WIRED writer Jaina Grey likes De’Longhi espresso machines. However, they often cost a pretty penny, so when there’s a sale we have to holler. The Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine is a good intro espresso machine that won’t break the bank, especially at under $200 for Black Friday.
The two most important things for a drip coffee maker are getting the beans wet quickly and uniformly. This Hamilton Beach machine has the perfect cone shape for just that. Though we haven’t tested it, resident WIRED coffee expert Jaina Grey approves, given the build.
Sometimes TikTok tells you to buy things you don’t need, but other times it gets it just 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’ll get an easily-cleanable, compact waffle maker for all your Leslie Knope–inspired breakfast needs.
Nothing sounds better than having a fresh pizza straight 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 hefty for a pizza oven—though 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 about a warm cup of tea for an hour, only to then accidentally take a sip of room-temperature sadness. The Ember Mug is a great solution, letting you sip throughout the day while keeping your cuppa the perfect temperature. This mug connects to an app and lets you adjust the temperature from 120 to 145 degrees, and it has a battery that lasts for about an hour and a half, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your earl grey.
Smart Home Deals
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display can do everything from answer your cooking questions in the kitchen to showing your favorite photos from Santorini. This WIRED-recommended display doesn’t invade your personal space either—it doesn’t have a camera (unlike many others in the market), so you don’t have to worry about placing it in more private household areas. It’s half-off, so it’s a good time to snag it.
The Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker improved light-years since the previous Mini. It sounds better, the machine learns faster, and it’s wall-mountable, improving your overall listening and Assistant experience. It’s over 50 percent off now, too, so let your Google devices get the glow up they deserve.
As the holidays near, it’s important to keep an eye out for all of your deliveries—you wouldn’t want someone to steal from Santa’s delivery sleigh. The Nest Cam is one of WIRED’s favorite outdoor security cameras given its easy set-up, seamless Google integration, and 130-degree field of view. Santa may be able to do a lot, but sometimes he’s so busy checking his list even he needs help safe-guarding your gifts.
We’re still in the process of testing the Blink Video Doorbell, but we gave it an honorable mention in our Best Video Doorbell Cameras guide. It’s not only affordable, but it also works with Alexa and comes in both a tethered and battery-powered version. This bundle includes two of Blink’s outdoor cameras, which will give you broader coverage around your home (other bundles are on sale as well). This one is the lowest price we’ve tracked.
Amazon recently launched this new mount for its Blink Mini camera, so we haven’t tried it yet. It has the ability to pan and tilt, giving you a 360-degree view of any room. This bundle comes with the camera, but if you already own the Mini you can purchase the mount separately.
Holiday stress keeping you up at night? The Hatch Restore can help you drift off into a peaceful sleep and wake up gently with its programmable morning and night routines. Plus, you can subscribe to a Hatch Sleep Membership 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 more easily at night, too.
This isn’t the greatest discount, but these sunset lamps make a great addition to any home. The small gadget projects halolike effects with pops of rainbow colors to make the space feel super cozy. All you have to do is place it on the floor, plug it in, and aim it toward a wall. It’s easy to understand why these sunset lamps have been trending all over TikTok.
The boosted Pro version of our top affordable mesh router pick, the Deco XE75 Pro 3-pack offers up to 7,200 square feet of coverage, 6GHz band support, and a 2.5-G LAN port. The AI-driven mesh makes sure that the system delivers the best Wi-Fi it can, wherever you are in your house. The Deco app also allows for a quick and simple setup.
If you’re not overly concerned with the audio quality of your smart speaker, then you can save a lot of money with the Echo Dot. It’s smaller, with simpler speakers (though they’re still not bad), and can do all the same things that a full-size Echo can.
The new kids’ version of the Echo Dot comes with some of the same upgrades as the standard Echo Dot, including gesture controls. It’s available in two new adorable designs: an owl and a dragon. As with past models, you’ll have access to parental controls and one year of Amazon Kids+.
The standard Amazon Echo (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a handy tool for setting timers, asking trivia questions, and playing music. It impressed us with room-filling sound, and a 3.5-mm output to connect it to larger sound systems. It’s a bit bigger than previous Echo models though, so keep that in mind.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 is our favorite Alexa-powered smart display. The 8-inch screen is a great size for making video calls (there’s also an auto-pan and zoom feature to keep you in frame), reading recipes, and streaming content. Its compact size makes it super ideal for your kitchen counter or nightstand too. There’s a physical switch that cuts power to the camera and mic for added privacy. If you want a compact display for your bedside table, consider the Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) for $35 ($50 off).
If you want a larger screen, the Echo Show 10 has a 10-inch smart display that also swivels almost 360 degrees (which can follow you while you’re on a video call or when viewing a recipe). You’ll also get better audio quality.
With a 15.6-inch Full HD display, this is Amazon’s largest Echo smart display to date. It also has a redesigned home screen with widgets for to-do lists, calendars, shopping lists, support for picture-in-picture mode, and more. You can use it to stream Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu, or display art and family photos. There’s a 5-megapixel camera and mics built-in for video calls as well (which you can turn off for privacy). We haven’t tested it yet.
If you prefer Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and watch mainly Prime Video content, go with this streaming stick. It works with most apps, but it is obviously geared toward Prime shows and movies. There’s a picture-in-picture feature so you can pull up your security camera feed without interrupting your current binge. The cheaper Fire TV Stick 4K is $25 ($25 off). That one doesn’t have Wi-Fi 6 support and has slightly less internal memory.
The Chromecast With Google TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends) finally brought the Chromecast in line with other streaming sticks that have a physical remote and a full TV interface. It’s one of the easiest streaming sticks (well, dongle really) to use, and I particularly like that you can add movies or TV shows to your watch list from Google search results and they’ll show up in the Chromecast’s interface.
Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K Plus, which is slightly discounted at Amazon right now, is our recommended Roku for most people, but this one is similar. It’s cheaper and the remote lacks hands-free voice control. Even though the above Chromecast has a nicer interface, Roku still makes our favorite streaming devices. They’re just easier for most people to navigate and have nearly every service under the sun.
Whoever coined the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” must have been cleaning up after their pet because they make a mess absolutely everywhere. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal makes it easier to clean up with its cordless design and powerful suction. This isn’t the lowest we’ve seen this cordless vacuum go on sale, but it’s still a pretty good deal.
The Roomba J7+ is the best of the best as far as robot vacuums are concerned. The precise navigation paired with powerful suction is top of the line, giving you the ease of hands-free cleaning and peace of mind that it’ll be done well. It even auto-empties the dust bin, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the debris too often.
Everyone wants to breathe easier. For those with allergies, the Honeywell Insight HEPA is a great air purifier for rooms up to 500 square feet, clearing the air of dust, dander, and even cooking odors.
More Home Deals
This Audio-Technica turntable is our budget pick for the Best Turntables. It pairs with a Bluetooth speaker or you can plug it directly into an actual stereo. It’s not for audiophiles, but it’s for those of us who just want a nice record player to listen to over dinner.
A bunch of Target’s Wondershop faux Christmas trees are half off, but the deal ends tonight (Friday). There are prelit, flocked, slim, tall, and even pink, blue, and purple options. Real trees are great, and setting up a tree that’s been scrunched in a box is a pain, but an artificial tree is more cost-effective.
Black Friday Retailer Sales
Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are a few top retailers participating in Black Friday deals.