The Best Time and Place To Buy Small Kitchen Appliances

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Small kitchen appliances make our lives easier, but it’s easy to get carried away with brands, trends and convenience purchases that can quickly lead to overspending.

Whether you’re shopping for a new coffee maker, waffle iron, blender, crockpot, instant pot or something else entirely, there are some months and places that you’ll be most likely to find a great deal. 

Charis Brown, the managing editor of ClarkDeals.com, says, “We typically see deals on small kitchen appliances for $10 at least quarterly from Macy’s.” She adds that “Black Friday in July” sales are another great time to shop for appliance deals.

We looked back at more than 700 deals posted by Clark Deals over the past three years to determine exactly when and where you should keep an eye out for price drops on essential kitchen equipment. 

The Best Time To Buy Small Kitchen Appliances

The best time to buy a small kitchen appliance is, of course, when it’s available for a great price. Fortunately, most kitchen appliances aren’t absolutely necessary essentials, which means you’ll most likely have time to shop around without needing to make your final purchase right away.

After looking at the small kitchen appliance deals posted between January 2016 and October 2022 by ClarkDeals.com, here’s what we found. 

Average number of small kitchen appliance deals posted since 2016 with high points in November and July.
This graph contains data through October 25, 2022.

The first major spike of the year occurs in July around Amazon Prime Day. In addition to a variety of deals from Amazon, you’ll see competing prices from other retailers both online and in stores this month. 

Labor Day in September is also a great time to start checking for small kitchen appliance deals. You’ll find price drops on popular brands plus refurbished options from online retailers like eBay and Woot. 

It’s no surprise that Black Friday in November brings about a surge of deals on popular kitchen equipment. Be sure to start shopping early and compare prices to get the best deals during this holiday shopping season. 

The Best Places To Buy Small Kitchen Appliances

When it’s time to shop for a new addition to your kitchen, it’s important to check the prices both online and in-store at a variety of retailers to ensure you’re getting the best price available. 

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If you aren’t sure which stores to start with, here are the places where Clark Deals has found the best prices between January 2016 and October 2022. 

Number of deals found at each store since 2016 with the most deals being posted by Amazon, Woot, Best Buy and Walmart.
This graph contains data through October 25, 2022.

As you can see, Amazon is tops when it comes to online-only retailers, while Walmart and Best Buy take the cake for in-store options. 

The Top Five Places To Buy Small Kitchen Appliances:

Amazon offers great Prime Day deals in July, and small kitchen appliances can often be found on sale as part of Best Buy’s Deals of the Day. Woot, which is owned by Amazon, is another great place to look for daily deals; so is Meh. Also be sure to check Walmart’s clearance section for markdowns on small kitchen appliances. 

Other great stores to check before making your final purchase include eBay, Kohl’s Macy’s and The Home Depot. Just remember that, just because something’s on sale, doesn’t mean it’s always the best price available.

Final Thoughts

The best way to ensure you’re getting a great price on a small kitchen appliance is to watch prices over time and compare them at multiple retailers before purchasing. 

We’ve seen the most deals from Amazon, Woot and Best Buy around Amazon Prime Day in July, Labor Day in September and Black Friday in November. 

Still, great deals pop up all the time — and often only for a limited time. To make sure you’re getting the best price, it’s important to know what exactly you’re shopping for and keep an eye out for discounts and promotions that bring your target purchase into your price range!

More Ways To Save: 

  • Compare prices: Use a tool like Google Shopping to compare prices available across the web to make sure you’re getting the most savings available!
  • Check for online deals, promo codes and rebates: Places like Macy’s and JCPenney often offer rebates on small kitchen appliances which can add up to big savings.
  • Watch prices over time: It’s impossible to get a good deal unless you recognize it. Know what price your target purchase is usually available for so you can tell when it’s available for a great deal.
  • Don’t splurge on the latest model or most popular trend: Know what the goal is for your new small kitchen appliance. What are you hoping to make with it, and how many do you need it to serve? Use these questions to avoid overspending on fancy features or oversized products. 

What’s your favorite small kitchen appliance? When and where did you get it? Let us know in the Clark.com Community!

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