20 of the best appliances to buy on sale for Memorial Day
Whether you’re shopping for a new fridge or looking for a dishwasher that will make tackling your post-cookout cleanup a breeze, Memorial Day is the perfect time to look for new appliances. While it's first and foremost a day that's meant to honor those who have served and given their lives to protect our country, the holiday has also become associated with massive sales events, during which retailers slash prices on everything from mattresses to furniture, to best of all, appliances.
Large-ticket items, such as dishwashers, refrigerators and laundry units rarely go on sale, but during Memorial Day weekend, you save big on these crucial household items. And while buying an appliance online might seem daunting (read up on our best tips here), it can actually be a good way to compare prices and find the best bargains. It’s OK if you don’t know much about appliances, either, because here at Reviewed, we have a team of on-staff experts who know everything there is to know about them—including which models are the best of the best.
Here are the most exciting appliance deals and sales we think you should shop this weekend.
Ovens and Ranges
1. Samsung NX58H5600SS gas range
Spending thousands of dollars on a range doesn’t make sense for everyone’s finances, which is why budget-friendly picks, like this Samsung NX58H5600SS gas range, are such a go-to. Right now at AJ Madison, you can get this already-affordable appliance on sale for its best price online, making for a deal you definitely don’t want to miss. Ordinarily, the Samsung NX58H5600SS retails for $1,199, but you can get it here for $670.10. If you send in the $50 mail-in rebate (click the rebate link under the sales price for details on how to get it) before July 31, it drops even lower to $620.10, which gives you an overall savings of $578.90. This gas range is the best affordable gas range we’ve ever tried under $800 and it comes with everything you’d ever want for, including easy-to-clean grates, stainless steel dials, and fast preheating functionality.
2. Frigidaire FFEF3054TS
At its core, the Frigidaire FFEF3054TS is a solid electric range. Complete with five burners, one-touch self cleaning, quick boiling and a large stovetop, this model has the power to expertly bake, cook, and roast. It’s garnered more than 1,000 near-perfect reviews, with customers raving about its clean and sleek design, along with its easy-to-use features, such as the electronic kitchen timer and timed cooking option. Its large viewing window allows for quick peeks at baked goods or roasts, while the 5.3-cubic foot interior capacity boasts plenty of room for holiday meal preparation. Through June 3, you can nab it from Appliances Connection for $599, down $89.85 from $688.85.
3. LG LDG4315ST gas range
The LG LDG4315ST gas range oven is not only one of the best ranges we’ve ever tested, it’s our absolute favorite double-oven range. Double-range ovens come in handy when you’re cooking for a big family, or if you just want to do two things at once, like bake a cake while you simultaneously roast a turkey. At 30 inches, the LG LDG4315ST is a big one—it’s made with five burners. We found that it also exhibited exemplary performance when it came to core kitchen tasks, such as baking, boiling, and simmering. At Appliances Connection, you can get it for $1,394.60, but if you remember to send in the $50 mail-in rebate (click the rebate link under the sales price for details on how to get it) by July 31, you’ll actually only be spending $1,344.60 on this unit. Overall, that’s a savings of $398.65, as this double-range oven is typically priced at $1,743.25.
1. Maytag MFI2570FEZ
This luxurious stainless steel refrigerator was included in our roundup of the best French-door fridges, and for good reason—its fingerprint-resistant finish is a dream for households with little ones, while the exterior ice and water dispenser works with the touch of a button. On sale at The Home Depot for $2,069, the price has been knocked down roughly $230 from its usual $2,299. Other highlights include a PowerCold feature, which works to cool down beverages and food quicker than average, a temperature-controlled deli drawer and bright interior LED lighting. In testing, we noticed that its freezer ran a bit warm but the fridge maintained a perfect 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Boasting more than 1,000 reviews, 88% of shoppers recommended purchasing this bad boy.
1. Frigidaire FFPE3322UM
If you’re looking to save big on a compact fridge, allow me to introduce you to the Frigidaire FFPE3322UM. When you add this model to your cart at Abt, you can nab this mini fridge, originally $209, for $159.04, giving you a 24% discount. “Frigidaire as a brand makes quality, yet affordable models,” Jonathan said. “At 18-inches wide, this is one of the slimmest compact fridges I’ve ever seen, so it can easily fit under countertops without getting in the way.” Its interior also includes a full-width “chill zone” that’s designed to house smaller frozen food items, with addition storage for 2-liter bottles along the door.
2. Danby Contemporary Classic Chrome Line
Besides the fact that this fridge is on the more stylish end of the spectrum, Danby’s Contemporary Classic Chrome Mini Fridge has decent storage capacity (4.4 cubic-feet) to house stockpiles of meat and frozen veggies or even extra beverages that don’t fit in your primary fridge. In fact, this baby is one of our favorite beer fridges due to its high performance, wowing us both with its humidity temperature control and features such as the scratch-resistant chrome worktop and integrated door shelving. The one drawback our testers noted was its price, but you can currently snag this Danby model from P.C. Richard & Son for $278.10, down 10% from its original price of $309.
3. GE GCE06GSHSB
If there’s one thing to point out about the GE Spacemaker GCE06GSHSB, it’s that, despite its compact size, its features align more closely with a full-sized fridge than anything else. With a total capacity of 5.6-cubic feet, our Lab Testing Manager, Jonathan Chan, points out all that it has to offer, such as bright interior lighting, a crisper drawer, and an attractive stainless steel exterior. It also boasts two glass shelves, with an included can rack built into the inside of the door. This Memorial Day, you can nab this GE mini fridge for $458.10, $50.90 off its listed price of $509.
Laundry Units (Washers and Dryers)
1. Electrolux EFLS627UTT washer
The Electrolux EFLS627UTT is the best front-load washer we’ve ever tested. It’s the first-ever washer to have a built-in slot for detergent pods, which means that soap will distribute more evenly during each cycle. Additionally, it has an ultra-powerful stain removal cycle and features a variety of other benefits, including a sleek stainless steel tub. Right now, you can get it at AJ Madison for $1,043—however, if you send in the $50 mail-in rebate (click the rebate link under the sales price for details on how to get it)
before August 31, you’ll pay just $933, which is the lowest price you’ll find it anywhere online. As the Electrolux EFLS627UTT typically retails for $1,399, you’ll be getting an overall savings of $316, which is sensational.
2. Electrolux EFME627UTT dryer
Looking for a dryer to use alongside your Electrolux EFLS627UTT washer? Not only is the Electrolux EFME627UTT our favorite dryer of all time, in testing, we found that it pairs perfectly with the Electrolux EFLS627UTT to make up the best washer and dryer set on the market. As a standalone product, the Electrolux EFME627UTT is one heck of a machine: It can go through a heavy cycle in one hour, which is faster than every other dryer we examined, and gets clothes 100% dry. This dryer also has a feature called Perfect Steam, which can smooth away most wrinkles. Although it ordinarily costs $1,249 at AJ Madison, you can get it in Island White (which is cheaper than Titanium) for $983. It will be even cheaper if you remember to send in the $50 off mail-in rebate (click the rebate link under the sales price for details on how to get it)
to drop it to $933 before June 30, making this celebrated appliance more than $300 off its standard price.
3. Whirlpool WED7500GC dryer
While the Whirlpool WED7500GC dryer wasn’t our top pick for overall best dryer, we still found it to be a very efficient appliance. It has an intuitive touch control panel and you can customize your drying time based on the size of your load. In testing, we were positively floored by how astonishingly quick it was—just 38 minutes!—to complete a cycle. Right now, you can get this nifty dryer at Home Depot for a ridiculously good discount. Instead of paying the regular $999, you can buy it for $697.50 for a savings of just over $300, making it the lowest price on the market.
4. GE GTW720BSNWS
Whether you’re a GE loyalist or are completely unfamiliar with the brand, you can trust the GE High-Efficiency Top Load Washing Machine to do its job—and do it well. So well, in fact, we named it the best top-load washer money can buy. It has almost too many features to list: among them a Tide Pod dispenser, a stain removal guide, a Sanitize with OXI cycle, and a see-through top lid. And, to top it all off, it comes with a 10-year warranty: That's a lot of laundry loads! Right now, it’s on sale for $572 at AJ Madison, which is $186 cheaper than usual.
1. Danby DDW631SDB
For those who live in a smaller apartment that lacks a dishwasher, you don’t have to settle for washing by hand. Portable dishwashers can be easily be stored away and brought into the kitchen whenever you need. Or, you can even opt for our pick for the best countertop dishwasher, the stainless steel Danby DDW631SDB, which can be kept right beside your sink. We found it to perform similarly to many full-sized dishwashers we’ve tested and were pleased with its numerous cycle options, easy-to-use controls, and sleek exterior. Although it's currently sold out on Amazon, you can snag it from Goedeker’s for $316.99 through today, May 15, only, down from $379.
2. LG LDF5545ST
When it comes to dishwashers, drying is an often overlooked criteria that can make quite a time-saving difference in the long run. If you’re looking for a machine that will eliminate the need for towel-drying post-wash, then the LG Front Control Dishwasher With QuadWash is just the machine for the job. When trying this device out, each dish that we ran through the LG came out spotlessly clean and 100% dry. Not only that, we also crowned it best in show as far as the best affordable dishwashers go. As it’s usually priced around $629, it’s quite the bargain right now at Abt for its lowest price on the web of $499—especially given all its bells and whistles. This price is good through June 3.
3. Bosch 100 Series SHEM3AY52N
Bosch dishwashers have long been named among the best in the business, so you can be sure they're built to last. One option that combines both long-term performance with value is the Bosch 100 Series 24-Inch Front Control model, which scored particularly high marks in our testing of the best affordable dishwashers. We found that it didn’t disappoint in terms of cleaning prowess and it was able to leave even the greasiest of dishes sparkling clean at the end of a cycle. You won’t have to spend a fortune on this appliance either—it’s currently down from $499 to just $449 on Abt.
1. GE 1.1 Cubic-Foot Microwave
As one of our favorite affordable microwaves, this mid-sized GE 1.1 cubic-foot model can be relied upon for even heating and helpful settings, including a weight defrost function. It’ll also look attractive on your countertop thanks to its stainless steel finish. Better yet, it’s a total steal at just $99 right now at Abt, down from $129.
2. Sharp Carousel 1.1 Cubic-Foot Microwave
This popular Sharp microwave remains one of the most dependable options you'll find for a countertop microwave, even after being on the market for years. With multiple power levels, plenty of preset programs to choose from, and strong wattage to boot, it’s no wonder shoppers and Reviewed testers alike have deemed it such a worthy pick. Instead of paying the full price of $119, you can snag it on sale for $98.
3. Magic Chef 1.1 Cubic-Foot Countertop Microwave
Magic Chef has long been making no-frills microwaves that have since become a staple in many households. While it may not look as high-end as its stainless steel counterparts, this 1.1 Cubic-Foot Countertop Microwave has similar features to its more expensive competitors, including powerful wattage and a spacious interior. Shoppers certainly appreciate its heavy-duty construction and affordable $70 price point, which is $10 lower than usual at Home Depot right now.
Air conditioners and fans
1. GE Profile Series PHC08LY air conditioner
Summer is almost here, and if you haven’t already started to shop for air conditioners, Memorial Day is the time to get started. The GE Profile Series PHC08LY air conditioner is the best window air conditioner we’ve ever tested, and lucky for you, you can get it for its lowest price ever at Sam’s Club right now. This unit is approved by Energy Star and delivers everything you’d really want from a window air conditioner, from even-cooling functionality and whisper-quiet operation to low energy consumption. That means you won’t be racking up nearly as massive of an electricity bill as you might with a non-energy efficient unit. Although it’s normally $399, you can save $50 with a Sam’s Club membership if you buy it now and have it delivered right to your door for $349 ($383 for non-members). Sign up for an annual Sam’s Club for $45 by clicking this link.
2. LG LW8017ERSM air conditioner
The LG LW8017ERSM air conditioner is an updated version of our previous top pick for the best window air conditioner, the LG LW8016ER. While it’s no longer at the top of the AC heap, it’s still a terrific option if you’re looking to upgrade your old unit with something brand new. his Energy Star-qualified appliance is on sale at Abt for $319, $30 off its usual $349 price tag. In addition to its strong cooling performance, this AC can be controlled via LG’s app using iTunes or Google Play and is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can set it to run even when you aren’t at home or turn it off in when you’ve forgotten.
1. Honda EU2200i Inverter Generator
If you’re shopping for a portable generator, the Honda EU2200i is arguably one of the best you can buy for short-term usage, like during a camping trip or if you want a basic backup power source. Right now, you can buy it for $1,049 at Home Depot. Though it’s not marked as being on sale, it’s actually $100 less than its usual cost of $1,149. That $1,049 price tag is also about $65 cheaper than what this top-rated inverter generator is going for online at other retailers. Specifically, this model is an inverter generator, which is an innovation on conventional portable models that draws power from a direct-current (DC) source, like a car battery, and then converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity. This type of portable generator has a reputation for being quieter than an ordinary one (although you’ll want to note that this is different from a standby generator, which is larger and needs to be installed). These types are also known to run for longer periods of time—the Honda EU2200i, for instance, can be operated for up to six hours, even when the 0.95-gallon fuel tank is running on a 50 percent load. With a full tank, it can last for up to eight hours.
One of the other major advantages of this 2,200-watt inverter generator is that it’s safe to use on everyday devices, like laptops and smartphones, so it’ll especially come in handy if you need it during an emergency. While you should definitely exercise caution when you’re using a portable generator and only use them outdoors in widely ventilated areas, it can be a great investment.