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Prime Big Deal Days is here – these are the only deals worth buying

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Prime Big Deal Days has arrived and we're already seeing discounts all over the place.  

I'm the head product tester at Homes & Gardens and I and the rest of our reviewers have spent the last few days keeping an eye on the prices for our favorite appliances. 

In all honesty, so far I think the deals could be better on Black Friday, butPrime Big Deal Days has flash sales and price changes that could change everything. 

This is the very best of what I've seen so far, presenting the highest-quality tested products at the biggest discounts. 

What are Prime Big Deal Days?

Prime Big Deals Days are a two-day sales event running from 10th-11th October. Prime members can grab discounts of up to 70% off a wide range of Amazon products. 

Our product testers have found some Amazon Prime Day deals that can save you hundreds of dollars. However, these offers are only for Amazon Prime members, and we've also seen some counter-sales from other big retailers. If you want to head straight to the deals, here's what's on offer:

The very best deals

Phillips Essentials XL| Was $199.95, now $94.96 at Amazon
Best air fryer dea...

Phillips Essentials XL| Was $199.95, now $94.96 at Amazon
This is the easiest air fryer to use. The simple cooking modes deliver consistently perfect results, with enough capacity for a large family. Our biggest issue was with the price, but it has over $100 off for Prime Day, making it a bargain.

Our Philips Essential Air Fryer XL review has more information.

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ | Was $219.99, now $194 at Amazon

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ | Was $219.99, now $194 at Amazon
This blender is unbelievably good value: it has an enormous 72 oz. pitcher as well a 64 oz. food processor bowl. If two functions in one appliance wasn't enough, it also has two 24 oz. blending cups for single-serve drinks to take away. It can easily crush ice and it blends delicious smoothies.

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer, 500W, Black, SM50BU | Was $210.58

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer, 500W, Black, SM50BU | Was $210.58, now $162.35 at Amazon
We've argued for year that the Cuisinart Precision is almost as good as the iconic KitchenAid Artisan. It's usually hundreds of dollars less than the Artisan, and this deal makes it even better value. This study machine kneads bread with ease, and the controls are easy to use.

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with LatteGo | Was $999.99, now $751 at Amazon

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with LatteGo | Was $999.99, now $751 at Amazon
This is the coffee maker we hoped would be discounted for Amazon's Big Deal Days. We wouldn't have dared to dream that Amazon would take $250 off the price though. The Philips 3200 is an incredible coffee maker, with capacity to make five different coffees with barista-quality frothy milk too. 

You can read more in our full Philips 3200 Series review.

LG French InstaView| Was $2,899.99 , now $1,499.99 at Best Buy

LG French InstaView| Was $2,899.99 , now $1,499.99 at Best Buy
With huge savings of $1,400, this is an incredible deal. We're big fans of the door; you can access drinks without without opening up the rest of your refrigerator. 

LG Top Control Tub Washer| Was $1,499.99, now $649.99 at Best Buy

LG Top Control Tub Washer| Was $1,499.99, now $649.99 at Best Buy
This dishwasher has an extra two spray arms to utterly scrub your dishes. It comes with a useful app for tracking wash cycles, too.

Samsung 7.5 Cu.Ft Stackable Dryer| Was $1,034.99 , now $319.99 at Best Buy

Samsung 7.5 Cu.Ft Stackable Dryer| Was $1,034.99 , now $319.99 at Best Buy
A $715 saving is hard to believe. If you need a dryer, get on this ASAP. This brilliant dryer has 12 pre-set cycles and 10 extra options. 

Air fryers

COSORI Air Fryer Dual Blaze

(Image credit: Cosori)

Full disclosure: I'm not totally blown away by all the air fryer deals this year, and I think there will be better choice on Black Friday. However, if you're in the market, there's a few gems on Amazon. 

Phillips Essentials XL| Was $199.95, now $94.96 at Amazon
Best air fryer dea...

Phillips Essentials XL| Was $199.95, now $94.96 at Amazon
By far the easiest air fryer to use, this XL model is a favorite amongst our experts. We love the extra large capacity, but we didn't love the high price tag. With nearly a quarter off, it ticks all of our boxes.

Our Philips Essential Air Fryer XL review has more information.

Philips Twin TurboStar Technology XXL | Was $349.95, now $118.56 at Amazon

Philips Twin TurboStar Technology XXL | Was $349.95, now $118.56 at Amazon
Even though we haven't tested this air fryer, we had to share the 66% discount that is currently live on Amazon. Customer reviews praise how simple it is to use and the more than generous capacity too.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer | Was $129.99, now $89.95 at Amazon

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer | Was $129.99, now $89.95 at Amazon
This compact little air fryer is incredibly fast and excels at cooking at high temperatures. On test, we thought it did a particularly good job at cooking fried food. 

Our full Ninja Max XL Air Fryer review has more info

Instant Pot 6 Quart Air Fryer| Was $169.99, now $129.99 at Amazon
Best air fryer

Instant Pot 6 Quart Air Fryer| Was $169.99, now $129.99 at Amazon
This is one of the  best air fryers in the world. Our tests found that it makes quick, quiet, odor-free fried food.

Vacuums

A Shark Stratos Vacuum cleaning a carpet

(Image credit: SharkNinja)

I'm always allowed one controversial opinion every sales event. This Prime Day, I think the best vacuum deals are at Walmart. Amazon has a wider breadth, but the Shark discounts at Walmart mean you can get some very high-quality vacuums for much less than anywhere else. There's still some good deals at Amazon, but I think Walmart takes the crown. 

Hoover ONEPWR Pet Max | was $309.99, now $183.99 at Amazon
Best vacuum deal

Hoover ONEPWR Pet Max | was $309.99, now $183.99 at Amazon
This vacuum keeps on going on sale for key sales dates. I actually use one of these in my place, and while very far from perfect, it does a pretty good job. If you hate picking hair out of a brush roll, I'd steer clear, but if you need a decent vacuum ASAP, I'd get this now. 

Shark Wandvac | Was $199, now $139 at Walmart
Best budget Shark

Shark Wandvac | Was $199, now $139 at Walmart
Full disclosure: we weren't full convinced by this vacuum, and it scored 80%. However, if budget is tight and you want something light, cheap, and effective, this is a smart choice. It's especially great if you live in an apartment. 

Dyson V15 | Was $749.99, now $648 at Amazon

Dyson V15 | Was $749.99, now $648 at Amazon
This is the best vacuum that we've tested. The green laser highlights dust that the naked eye can't see and it will give you numerical data on how well you've vacuumed. Amazon have taken almost $100 off, which is an unmissable offer.

Bedding

A gentle hint of grey, creating a subtle silver hue, reminiscent of autumn Sea Mist that settles on the early morning shores.


(Image credit: Chalk Pink Linen Company)

Bedding is a sneaky deals category that doesn't get enough attention. It's far too expensive outside of sales periods, so I think buying some discount bedsheets during the Prime Big Deal Days is a smart move. 

Mellanni Queen Sheet Set | Was $50.97, now $29.72 at Amazon

Mellanni Queen Sheet Set | Was $50.97, now $29.72 at Amazon
These sheets run from twin to California king, and with 40 different colors and patterns there's a design for everyone. The set has have hundreds of thousands of positive reviews. 

Martha Stewart Sheets Set | Was $74.99, now $43.99 on Amazon

Martha Stewart Sheets Set | Was $74.99, now $43.99 on Amazon
This set has been on sale for less, but it's still a steal to get a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and a pillowcase at this price. Made from durable cotton with a sateen sheen, these sheets should stand the test of time.

Bedsure Queen Comforter Set | Was $83.32, now $36.99 at Amazon

Bedsure Queen Comforter Set | Was $83.32, now $36.99 at Amazon
This is the lowest price this comforter set has ever been, bringing a comforter and two pillow shams at a fraction of the usual cost. This set has thousands of positive reviews and comes in 18 different colors. 

Utopia Bedding Queen Bed Sheets Set | Was $29.95, now $15.95 at Amazon

Utopia Bedding Queen Bed Sheets Set | Was $29.95, now $15.95 at Amazon
If you're really tight on budget, these sheets from Utopia bedding could work for you. I'm far from convinced about polyester sheets like these as they can sleep pretty hot and stain easily, but at such a low price and with hundreds of thousands of positive reviews it could be worth the risk. 

Blenders

A Nutribullet Smart Touch Blender in a kitchen. A woman is using it to blend squash for soup

(Image credit: Nutribullet)

It's hard to beat a good blender but they're a nice-to-have, not an essential. I think there will probably be better deals towards Black Friday, but if you're in the market anyway, there's still some good options. 

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ | Was $219.99, now $194 at Amazon

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ | Was $219.99, now $194 at Amazon
This blender is unbelievably good value: an enormous 72 oz. pitcher combines with a 64 oz. food processor bowl for two functions in one appliance. It also has two 24 oz. blending cups for single-serve drinks to take away. It can easily crush ice and it blends delicious smoothies.

Vitamix Explorian  E310 | Was $369, now $189.95 at Amazon

Vitamix Explorian  E310 | Was $369, now $189.95 at Amazon
This is our favorite blender for crushing ice, and it's a good option if you want Vitamix quality without breaking the bank. We've never seen it this cheap, so we don't think this deal will hang around.

KitchenAid K400 | Was $299.99, now $219.99 at Amazon

KitchenAid K400 | Was $299.99, now $219.99 at Amazon
A 17% saving isn't huge, but it's hard to say no to a $50 discount. We loved this blender on test because not only does it do a great job, but the 1o different colors of this blender mean it suits any kitchen, and makes a welcome break from the usual dull black and gray appliances. 

Stand mixer

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer

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Before you ask, no: the KitchenAid Artisan isn't on sale yet. However, while I adore those mixers, there are some other good options, including the Cuisinart Precision, which I think presents much better value for money, even if it is (slightly) less good at making cakes and cookies as the artisan. 

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer, 500W, Black, SM50BU | Was $210.58

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer, 500W, Black, SM50BU | Was $210.58, now $162.35 at Amazon
We've argued for year that the Cuisinart Precision is almost as good as the iconic KitchenAid Artisan. It's usually hundreds of dollars less than the Artisan, and this deal makes it an unbelievable bargain. This study machine kneads bread with ease, and the controls are easy to use.

KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart in Aqua Sky | Was $459.99, now $281.06 at Amazon

KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart in Aqua Sky | Was $459.99, now $281.06 at Amazon
This is the lowest price that we've seen the KitchenAid Artisan at all year. It's only available in Aqua Sky, which is a hue we love. This is $178.93 saving is possibly one of the best deals of Prime Day.

KitchenAid Classic 5 Qt. Stand Mixer KSM150PS | Was $329.99, now $279.71 at Amazon

KitchenAid Classic 5 Qt. Stand Mixer KSM150PS | Was $329.99, now $279.71 at Amazon
The KitchenAid Classic is the predecessor to the KitchenAid Artisan, and a smart choice if you want a KitchenAid without the price tag. It's not quite as good, but it looks identical. It's rare to see a KitchenAid under $300, so it's well worth considering. 

Instant Stand Mixer Pro | Was $299.99, now $199.95 at Amazon

Instant Stand Mixer Pro | Was $299.99, now $199.95 at Amazon
We were incredibly skeptical when the makers of the Instant Pot brought out a stand mixer, but this held up on test. It's not the best stand mixer in the world, but it's light and easy to store and inbuilt scales can weigh your ingredients as you add them to the bowl. 

GE Stand Mixer| was $299.99, now $149 at Amazon

GE Stand Mixer| was $299.99, now $149 at Amazon
We've yet to try the GE Stand Mixer, but based on reviews this could be a smart choice. It has an easy lift tilt-head and 5.3 qt. capacity.

Coffee makers

An espresso machine in front of light blue, wooden pannels

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It's hard to beat a morning cup of coffee but coffee makers are yet another appliances where it can be hard to justify the expense. These coffee makers have all had a chunk knocked off their price, making for a far wiser investment. 

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi | Was $249, now $175 at Amazon

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De'Longhi | Was $249, now $175 at Amazon
We haven't tested this Nespresso machine, but we have heard very good things about it. Compact and convenient, this can make a range of different coffees. The only downside is that the pods aren't easy to recycle and can be expensive to buy.

Keurig K-Compact| Was $99.99 now $49.99 at Amazon

Keurig K-Compact| Was $99.99 now $49.99 at Amazon
We've tested a couple of Keurigs and loved them. This compact option is half price, so if there's a time to get your hands on a compact coffee maker for a reasonable price, it's now.

De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro | Was $1,400, now $1,099.95 at Amazon

De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro | Was $1,400, now $1,099.95 at Amazon
Another one of my featured favorites, the La Specialista is an incredible espresso machine. It's technically perfect and appeals to both baristas and beginners alike. With $300 off, it's an incredible deal.

You can read more in our full De'Longhi a Specialista Maestro review.

Casabrews 5700 Pro  | Was $169, now $479.99 at Amazon

Casabrews 5700 Pro  | Was $169, now $479.99 at Amazon
This might not be the biggest saving in terms of dollars, but the Casabrews is TikTok's favorite espresso machine. I thought it was unbelievable value at full price, so with a $129 reduction, it's almost like they're giving these espresso machines away. It's a little rough around the edges compared to De'Longhi and Breville machines, but you can still make a good coffee, you'll just need more patience.

You can find out more in our Casabrews 5700 Pro review.

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with LatteGo | Was $999.99, now $751.58 at Amazon

Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine with LatteGo | Was $999.99, now $751.58 at Amazon
This is the coffee maker we hoped would be discounted for Amazon's Big Deal Days. Amazon has taken a huge $250 off the price, but we've seen it reduced by  more. If you can't wait, this is a good deal on an incredible coffee maker. If you think you can hold off, then do.

You can read more in our full Philips 3200 Series review.

De'Longhi Dinamica Plus | Was $1,700, now $1,299.95 at Amazon

De'Longhi Dinamica Plus | Was $1,700, now $1,299.95 at Amazon
Another familiar face from my favorites list, De'Longhi's Dinamica plus has nearly $500 slashed off the price. It can make 16 different coffees, each customizable for strength, length, and quantity. It's an irresistible deal.

You can read more in our full De'Longhi Dinamica Plus review.

Food processors

Best food processor - the nutribullet on a countertop with courgette inside

(Image credit: Nutribullet)

Can't face chopping, dicing, shredding or slicing? Neither. The best food processors do it all for you, faster and more evenly than you can. They're incredibly diverse machines, able to grate chocolate one minute and whip up mayonnaise the next. There's a few good deals on Amazon for these little kitchen helpers. 

NutriBullet NBP50100 7-Cup Food Processor | Was $119.99, now $79.99 at Amazon

NutriBullet NBP50100 7-Cup Food Processor | Was $119.99, now $79.99 at Amazon
A versatile addition to your kitchen, the NutriBullet NBP50100 7-Cup Food Processor is our best food processor for attachments. This model comes with blade and disc attachments for chopping, slicing, shredding, spiralizing and kneading dough. Short of eating the food for you, there's this little processor can't handle. 

Ninja Professional Food Processor | was $119.00, now $99.99 at Best Buy

Ninja Professional Food Processor | was $119.00, now $99.99 at Best Buy
Boasting an extremely powerful design, the Ninja Professional Food Processor is very reasonably priced and great for heavier jobs like kneading bread or shredding meat.

KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper | Was $99.99, now $84 at Amazon

KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper | Was $99.99, now $84 at Amazon
Available in seven different finishes, the KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper is our favorite cordless food processor. A lightweight, portable design that can be easily transported round the kitchen, it's great to have next to a grill to make fresh salsa or guac. 

Large appliances

Sorry, another slightly controversial one. Don't tell my editor that I snuck these in. If you need a large appliance, you should avoid Amazon altogether and head to Best Buy. The large appliances on Amazon aren't the best quality and the deals aren't amazing. Best Buy, however, has some huge discounts. 

LG French InstaView| Was $2,899.99, now $1,499.99 at Best Buy

LG French InstaView| Was $2,899.99, now $1,499.99 at Best Buy
With savings of $1,400, this is an incredible deal. The useful door is perfect for all your drinks; you can access them without opening up and heating up your refrigerator. 

Samsung Bespoke French Door| Was $2,789.99, now $1,999.99 at Best Buy

Samsung Bespoke French Door| Was $2,789.99, now $1,999.99 at Best Buy
Made from stainless steel, this smart refrigerator can cover all your kitchen needs. It has a water dispenser and ice maker, perfect for large families. The huge $790 discount is not to be missed.

LG Top Control Tub Washer| Was $1,499.99 , now $649.99 at Best Buy

LG Top Control Tub Washer| Was $1,499.99 , now $649.99 at Best Buy
Post-party cleanup has never been easier than with this washer. It has QuadWash technologies, using an extra two spray arms to ensure a thorough wash of your grubbiest dishes. It comes with a useful app for tracking wash cycles, too.

Samsung Front Control| Was $719.99 , now $449.99 at Best Buy

Samsung Front Control| Was $719.99 , now $449.99 at Best Buy
Simple and easy to use, this dishwasher is all about convenience. The third rack and recessed handle makes this an effortless clean. It's also super quiet, with a 51 dBA silent setting - just read the reviews if you don't believe it.

GE Top Control Tub Washer| Was $809.99 , now $499.99 at Best Buy

GE Top Control Tub Washer| Was $809.99 , now $499.99 at Best Buy
Silently efficient, this dishwasher is all about subtle cleanliness. It has a fingerprint resistant finish and a hidden control panel, perfect for a sleek finish. The speed wash setting takes under an hour and is incredibly effective too. With nearly $500 off the price, it's a must-have.

Samsung 7.5 Cu.Ft Stackable Dryer| Was $1,034.99 , now $319.99 at Best Buy

Samsung 7.5 Cu.Ft Stackable Dryer| Was $1,034.99 , now $319.99 at Best Buy
A $715 saving is hard to believe. Samsung's stackable dryer is incredible. It's really smart looking and functional too; this dryer has 12 pre-set cycles and 10 extra options. Don't miss this deal.

Amazon Prime Day FAQs

When are Amazon Prime Big Deal Days?

Amazon Prime Big Deals Days are running from 10th-11th October. Some of the deals have already dropped, and some will run longer than the 11th. 

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving. However, in recent years the deals have lasted all month long. The following Monday has also been called Cyber Monday, and sees further discounts. 

Do you need to be a Prime member for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days?

You need to have a Prime membership for access to the sale. An Amazon Prime membership costs $14.99 a month plus tax. 

Can I get a free Prime membership then cancel it after I've bought my deals?

You can try it, but I've seen lots of stories of people who have tried to do this only for Amazon to charge them full price once their Amazon account reverts back to a free membership. 


While these are pretty good deals, I think it could be worth waiting until Black Friday for some products. That's especially true for mattresses, which tend to be poor quality on Amazon.