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Black Friday Home Goods Predictions 2017: Kitchen Gadgets Fall to $8

Sales on large appliances may be hard to find, but look for some of the year's best savings on kitchen gear and tools.
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Home goods, from appliances to bedding, probably aren't on your holiday shopping list — hey, we hope you aren't planning to give your mother a toaster this year! Still, the Black Friday season is a great time to pick up home goods for yourself, grabbing anything you might need for your kitchen or garage.

So what can you expect from Black Friday home deals? Read on below! Then, consider signing up for the DealNews Select newsletter to keep track of the latest deals in your inbox, or download our app to have them at your fingertips.

The Cheat Sheet: Black Friday Home Goods Predictions

Discounts to Expect

  • K-Cup machines starting at $50

  • Low-end cookware for $10 a piece, high-end cookware like Calphalon for $100 a piece

  • Cutlery sets for $20

  • Small kitchen appliances starting at $8

  • Dyson vacuums for $200

  • Cordless drills for $30

3 Quick Tips You Need to Know

  • More than a third of all Black Friday home deals will be for kitchen items.

  • Amazon and Walmart will offer the most kitchen deals.

  • Smart home accessories will be big this year.

  • Be aware that many home deals will come with shipping and delivery fees.

Want more details on how, what, where, and when to buy home goods deals this Black Friday? Then check out our full analysis below.


Make a List

Because this isn't a big category for gifts, the best way to approach it is to make a list of things you need and/or want. Home goods is a very broad category — there will be deals in dozens of stores, and you'll burn valuable shopping time if you're just browsing.

Home goods is a very broad category — you'll burn valuable shopping time if you're just browsing.

Though DealNews will keep you up to date on the best bargains in this category, knowing what you want in advance will make it all the easier to nab what you need. You can also create email alerts that will let you know when specific items go on sale, which can help you stick to your shopping list.

Shop When You Want to Shop

There's no particular day when you should be shopping for home goods during the Black Friday season. While Thanksgiving Day had the most deals last year, you'll find nearly as many offers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On top of that, most of these sales will be available for at least a couple of days, so it's not a problem if you skip a day.

But while you don't have to wait in line for doorbuster deals, you shouldn't wait too long — after Cyber Monday, deal availability will decrease dramatically.


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Snag Kitchen Appliances for $8

If your kitchen setup is a little sparse — or you're shopping for a winter wedding gift — now is a great time to buy. Last year 36% of all sales in the home goods category were for kitchen gear, and about a third of those were rated Editors' Choice.

Many kitchen appliances will be on sale, including blenders, mixers, and coffeemakers from reputable brands like Cuisinart and KitchenAid. It's also great time to buy a Keurig coffee maker with basic models likely priced around $50, and high-end models at around $100. The Instant Pot was another highlight of last year's sales with models starting at $50.

Many kitchen appliances will be on sale, including blenders, mixers, and coffeemakers from reputable brands like Cuisinart and KitchenAid.

There are also bargains to be had on kitchen essentials like pots, pans, dishes and utensils. Look for sets of storage containers starting at $8, dishes starting at $10, cutlery starting at $20, and bundles of pots and pans starting at $40. Individual pieces of cookware will go for around $10 and up, depending on the item and brand. Top-shelf brands will command higher prices; look for sets from Calphalon starting at $100.

SEE ALSO: 9 Kitchen Tools That Are Completely Useless (or Totally Useful?)

Last year's kitchen deals primarily came from Amazon and Walmart, but Kohl's and Macy's had some competitive kitchen sales, too. We saw small kitchen appliances as cheap as $8.

Get a Smarter Home at Up to 50% off

Our homes are becoming increasingly high-tech with everything from smart doorbells to connected thermostats. It's only natural that there are more smart home sales, and this season we expect about a third of these sales to offer their best prices of the year.

Look for smart home hubs — which link all of your smart home gadgets together — for as much as half off. For instance, the Samsung SmartThings hub will likely come down to $50. Smart thermostats are another good buy, with the popular Nest Learning Thermostat selling for $150 and the new Nest Thermostat E potentially going for even less. More conventional thermostat brands will be even more affordable, with smart options discounted to just under $100.

For smart lights, individual Philips Hue bulbs will start around $10, and starter kits (which include several bulbs and a hub) will go for around $100. Home security cameras are likely to be the most popular smart home items on sale. You'll see great deals on the Nest Cam and Ring Video Doorbell.

All told, you're more likely to find smart home sales at electronics retailers — though big-box stores and home improvement stores are starting to catch up. Look at Newegg, Best Buy, Amazon, and Home Depot for the best offers.


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Clean Up With $30 Vacuums

Though they aren't exactly enticing gifts, a good vacuum can save you a lot of cleaning time — and Black Friday is a great time to pick up a new one. A full 42% of last year's vacuum sales were Editors' Choice deals, so we expect plenty of quality vacuums at great prices in 2017.

Dyson vacuums are likely to be the most commonly discounted, with new models starting at $200 (and refurbished models just under $200). If you don't want to budget $200 of your holiday shopping money for a new vacuum, look for Hoover models in the $50 range and Dirt Devil appliances in the $30 range.

About half of all Black Friday vacuum deals will be Editors' Choice, making it a great time to buy.

If you prefer to completely outsource your vacuuming, it's a good time to pick up a robotic vacuum, too. Last year we saw eight different Editors' Choice deals on Roombas, with the 650 model starting at $230 — though the high-end Roomba 860 went for $380. This year, you'll still see the best deals on the brand's 600 models, which will likely be priced be in the low-$200 range. But don't expect bargains on the recently released 690.

SEE ALSO: Find a Vac That Doesn't Suck: The Ultimate Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

The high-end 890 and 980 have also seen updates this year, so while you're unlikely to find them on sale, there may be deals on earlier versions, particularly refurbished models. Look for 800 (other than the 890) models in the $300s. While these are a lot pricier than the average vacuum, they're great deals for robotic models that do the job themselves.

Look to Target and Kohl's for the best vacuum deals. If you're in the market for a Dyson, check the brand itself for Black Friday offers.

Fill Your Toolbox at a Discount

If you've been meaning to expand your toolbox, Black Friday season is a good time to do it. You'll find everything from screwdrivers to table saws on sale during the holiday, and about a quarter of those items will hit price lows.

Look for basic cordless drills from Black + Decker starting around $30, and kits from brands like Ryobi starting at $100. You'll also find solid sales on Dremel tools, ladders, and complete tool sets. Unsurprisingly, you'll see most of these offers at home improvement stores. Home Depot had the most tool sales last year, followed by Sears and Lowes. Amazon and Walmart often have a selection of basic tools, too.

Large Appliance Sales Are Rare

While you can find a few good large appliance sales, only 2% of home goods deals were for these items last year. However, the few sales we saw last year were usually good: a full 40% were Editor's Choice deals with brand name dishwashers starting at $270, washers starting at $300, and ovens starting at $1000.

If you're in the market for a large appliance, keep your eyes open for these rare sales. Still, don't bet on finding a bargain.


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Don't Count on Free Shipping

Only about half of last year's home goods deals included free shipping. While large retailers will offer free shipping for some deals, they may not offer it on everything — and large appliances may come with delivery fees.

Watch out for stores that require you to apply a coupon to score free shipping, as this may cancel out other coupon discounts. What's more, some stores will only offer sale prices with in-store pickup; be sure to read the fine print before you buy.


What are you hoping to see with home deals this year? Let us know in the comments, or check out all our Black Friday predictions below.



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Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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