LIVE: I'm a product tester – these are the best October Prime Day deals to shop now

These are the best deals right now, tried and tested

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It seems to happen earlier every year, but we're already seeing the first big sales event of the holidays. 

Prime Big Deals Days have landed, bringing big discounts on a wide range of products. Our product testers have found some Amazon Prime Day deals  on tried-and-tested products 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 like Walmart and Best Buy that could save you even more. 

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Our favorites so far

Hoover ONEPWR Pet Max | Was $309.99
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 - it was my favorite deal last Prime Day. 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. 

Martha Stewart Sheets Set | Was $54.99
Best sheet deal

Martha Stewart Sheets Set | Was $54.99, 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.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer |  Was $129.99

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 Vortex Plus Air Fryer| Was $159.99

Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer| Was $159.99, now $79.99 at Amazon
This is our pick for the best air fryer in the world. Our tests found that it makes quick, quiet, odor-free fried food.

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ |  Was $219.99

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-IQ | Was $219.99, now $193.99 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.

Shark Navigator | Was $199
Cheapest Shark

Shark Navigator | Was $199, now $97 at Walmart
Some of the best deals aren't at Amazon. Walmart has a handful of deals that are much better than Prime day, and you don't need a prime membership. The forerunner of the Shark Vertex and Rotator, the Navigator is an old-school upright. It's nowhere near as powerful as the Vertex or Rotator models, but if you don't care too much about your vacuum, this is a smart way to save a little money. However, as an upright, it's best suited to houses, and too big for apartments.

Dyson V8 Vacuum Cleaner | Was $419.99
Cheapest Dyson

Dyson V8 Vacuum Cleaner | Was $419.99, now $249.99 at Walmart
The cheapest Dyson deal isn't at Amazon. There's a huge $170 off the Dyson V8. By comparison, it's $50 more expensive at Amazon. It's one of Dyson's oldest cordless models, but when I've tested it over the years I've found that it's still pretty great on all floor types. If you want a Dyson without breaking the bank, this is your chance.


Welcome to our coverage of Prime Big Deal Days. I'm Alex and I'm head of ecommerce here at Homes and Gardens. I've been a product tester and shopping writer for several years, and I'll be covering the best offers of the Prime Big Deal Days event live - as they happen.

Phillips Essentials Compact Air Fryer| Was $179.95, now $79.96 on Amazon
The 4-quart version of the Philips Essentials XL, we loved the bigger version of this air fryer when we put it to the test. It's easy to use thanks to simple cooking modes. Our biggest issue with the larger version was the price, so 56% off makes this a bargain. 

Our Philips Essential Air Fryer XL review has more information.

Mellanni Queen Sheet Set | Was $50.97, now $29.72 at Amazon
These sheets run from twin to Cali king, and with 40 different colors and patterns there's a design for everyone. It's one of our picks for the best affordable bed sheets, with hundreds of thousands of positive reviews.