Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 20) is one of the best times of the year to save on big purchases, especially on appliances. While you take your three-day weekend, take a look around your home and assess if any upgrades are worthwhile. Retailers like Amazon, Lowe’s and Wayfair are offering major discounts on large appliances and small appliances, including vacuums, air fryers, refrigerators and more.
If you’re wondering whether now is the best time to buy appliances (or if you should wait until later in the year around Black Friday or Cyber Monday), experts say now is the time to shop. The holiday marks a flurry of foot traffic at the mall and digitally. “Retailers understand that they will lose out if they’re not offering special promotions,” says Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert at TrueTrae.com.
What’s more, many of the Good Housekeeping Institute’s top-tested appliances are on sale this Presidents’ Day. Take $500 off the Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker, our pick for the best overall side-by-side refrigerator. Plus, our best overall air fryer pick, the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL, is currently 25% off. Keep reading for our full list of the best Presidents’ Day 2023 appliance deals — from Amazon, Lowe’s and Walmart — worth shopping now.
The Best Presidents’ Day 2023 Appliance Deals
Amazon is a great place to start if you’re looking to save on small appliances during Presidents’ Day. The site is offering deals on countertop appliances like personal blenders or larger options like slow cookers. One of the best deals we’re seeing is 50% off the Bissell CrossWave Cordless Pet Pro Vacuum, GH Cleaning Lab experts’ favorite Bissell vacuum and mop combo. You can also take 21% off the Instant Pot Pro 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker, which our pros appreciate for its versatility and ease of cleaning.
Our favorite deal: The Ninja Air Fryer Max XL is on sale right now for 25% off, making it a great time to snag one for your kitchen. Our GH Institute pros named this model the best overall air fryer because of how easy it is to use and how well it cooked a variety of foods to crispy, flavorful perfection.
Lowe’s is the best place to save on large appliances this Presidents’ Day. You’ll be able to find top-rated items like refrigerators, washers and dryers, dishwashers and ranges at steep discounts up to $1,100 off right now, making it a great time to upgrade. We scoured the site for the biggest discounts and rounded up the most noteworthy deals from brands like LG, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Samsung and GE below.
Our favorite deal: Notably, the Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator, our pick for the best side-by-side refrigerator, is $500 off for Presidents’ Day. GH Institute Lab testers love that this model offers excellent storage space at eye level, handy water and ice dispensers and superior temperature control to keep your food cold.
Another major retailer that offers great deals year-round — but especially during Presidents’ Day — is Walmart. You’ll be able to find both large and small appliances on sale right now for as much as 30% off, whether you’re looking to upgrade to stainless steel appliances or save on a Dyson V10 vacuum. We found several kitchen appliances like the Vitamix One Blender or the Emerald Air Fryer on sale, too.
Our favorite deal: Walmart Presidents’ Day deals include a rare discount on the Dyson V8 Origin + vacuum — currently 30% off. This vacuum has a detangling power nozzle that helps prevent hair from getting caught in the brush roll.
The Home Depot is another great place to shop for large appliances over Presidents’ Day weekend. During the sale, you can take up to 25% off select appliances, including 30% off washers, 20% off select ranges and more. If you’re looking for a customizable refrigerator with tons of storage space, the Samsung Bespoke Four-Door French Door Refrigerator — our choice for the best customizable smart refrigerator — is up to 33% off right now. Shop this and other deals on large appliances until the sale ends on March 1.
Our favorite deal: Take 20% off our choice for the best value electric range, the GE Electric Range with Self-Clean and Air Fry. It impressed our experts with its five cooking elements for multitasking and handy air-frying capabilities.
Wayfair is a one-stop shop when it comes to the best home, patio and furniture sales, and fortunately, appliances are no different. Right now, the retailer is running its Presidents’ Day Sale with up to 70% off popular items like vacuums, kitchen faucets and more.
Wayfair’s sale also includes up to 40% off small appliances such as the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer or the Dash 2-Quart Compact Air Fryer. If you’re in the market for large appliances, you’ll find them up to 30% off right now, including refrigerators, electric ranges and more.
Our favorite deal: Named GH’s best overall smart refrigerator, the Samsung French Door Energy Star Refrigerator is currently $340 off for Presidents’ Day. In our Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab tests, our testers loved that this refrigerator has an integrated hub so all your smart devices can be controlled on one large screen. This makes it easy to set timers, start a grocery list and even look inside the fridge via camera without having to open the door.
Take up to 70% off select kitchen appliances and vacuums during Overstock’s Presidents’ Day sale. Whether you’re looking for a slow cooker, stand mixer or an ice maker, Overstock has savings on countertop appliances that you’ll find yourself reaching for time and time again. You’ll also be able to save on the GH Institute’s best overall vacuum this Presidents’ Day — the Shark Apex DuoClean Upright Vacuum is currently $35 off.
Our favorite deal: Take $100 off the KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer, our choice for the best overall stand mixer. This versatile tool is great at tackling a wide variety of recipes including cookie dough, bread and whipped cream, making it a great pick for anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Plus, outside of Black Friday, it is rarely on sale.
Is Presidents’ Day a good time to buy appliances?
Yes! Carolyn Forte, the Executive Director of the GH Institute’s Home Care & Cleaning Lab, says this is true, especially for larger appliances like a new washer, dryer or dishwasher. Larger appliances are definitely more of a financial investment, so it’s savvy to hold off buying until a big savings event like Presidents’ Day. Plus, Jessica Petrino, educator and appliance expert at AjMadison, previously told Good Housekeeping, “You might see some extra deals beyond the rebates that retailers offer during the rest of the year.” Be sure to keep this page handy as we’ll be updating this article with the latest and greatest appliance deals out there.
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