The biggest shopping event of the year has finally arrived, with thousands of Black Friday kitchen appliance deals going live today. We’ve already seen hefty discounts against air fryers, dishwashers, microwaves, and slow cookers to name a few, with some UK retailers offering up to 50% off.
But while there’s huge savings to be made over Black Friday weekend, many of us are also feeling the pinch this winter – and we want to be sure any products we do spend our money on are worth every penny.
Enter our cohort of star-buy products – the gadgets and kit our reviews team loved so much, we awarded them a coveted five out of five stars in testing. We put each item through its paces over several hours, using our hands-on process and strict judging criteria to measure the quality of materials, value for money, ease of use and cleaning, safety, eco credentials, versatility, and overall performance. Read more about how we test.
We believe every product in this list is the very best of the best, which is why we’ll be keeping track of where you can make a saving on them this Black Friday. We’ve already spotted the Kenwood Chef Baker XL stand mixer has 32% off at Amazon, and the Ninja Foodi Zerostick frying pan is available at Argos with 50% off.
Remember to keep coming back for more over the weekend, as we’ll be updating this page with any new deals as they go live.
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Best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals at a glance
We’ve been scouring the market to find the best kitchen appliance deals on our star-buy products, including air fryers, slow cookers, microwaves, and more. Here’s a round-up of some of the top deals currently available across various product categories.
- Amazon – Black Friday Week is here
- Appliances Direct – get up to 50% off in the Black Friday sale
- Very – Black Friday deals on home and kitchen appliances
- Harts of Stur – Black Friday sale is now live
- AO – ‘Mega Deals’ available in the Black Friday sale
- Kenwood – Black Friday deals across stand mixers, food processors, blenders and more
- Currys – up to 40% off, plus six months of Apple TV free with every purchase
- John Lewis and Partners – Black Friday sale is live, with deals on air fryers and slow cookers
- Argos – shop up to 50% off in the Black Friday sale
- Sage – discover deals on coffee machines, juicers, and blenders
- Ninja – save up to £90 on air fryers, multi-cookers, food processors, and more
We’ve seen some brands like John Lewis and Partners, Currys and AO.com offer price-match promises to help sweeten their deals against retailer giant Amazon, so keep an eye out for perks like free delivery or installation alongside price drops.
Best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals on our top-rated products
Sage the Smart Oven air fryer, save 9% at Currys
Best multi-tasking air fryer
This top-rated air fryer has seen a drop in price a few times over the last two months, so it’s no surprise to us that it’s on offer again – this time with a slightly bigger saving at Harts of Stur. We love it because it’s stylish, has a large capacity and is very easy to use.
Being of a high quality, it does have a more expensive price tag versus some of the other air fryers we’ve tested, but Black Friday is a great opportunity to pick one up at a discount.
Read our full Sage The Smart Oven air fryer review.
Bosch CreationLine MUM5XW10 kitchen machine, save 21% at AO
Best stand mixer and food processor hybrid
This versatile piece of kit received top marks in our test thanks to its integrated scales, powerful machinery, and safety features. Both a stand mixer and a food processor, we were impressed with the 3D movement of the attachments, which spin widely enough around the bowl to reach all the ingredients.
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Other plus points are that it’s easy to clean, it’s dishwasher safe, and produces superb results – our orange cake was fluffy and light, and we achieved glossy, thick meringue in just under four minutes.
Read our full Bosch CreationLine kitchen machine review.
Kenwood Chef Baker XL stand mixer, save 32% at Amazon
Best stand mixer for large quantities
Kenwood is known for producing some of the most innovative stand mixers on the market, and this model is no exception. Stand-out features for us were the built-in weighing scales, easy-to-lift head, and powerful motor.
It’s also highly intuitive, with two bowls and several attachments included, which are all dishwasher-safe.
We saw this stand mixer on sale at a lower price of £327 in September, so we’ll be keeping track and updating this page if there are any further savings to be made.
Read our full Kenwood Chef Baker XL stand mixer review.
Sage Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker, save 12% at Currys
Best slow cooker and pressure cooker
It’s officially slow cooker season, and this Sage model ticks pretty much every box. It’s impressively multi-functional, and can handle everything from steaming, searing, sautéing and pressure-cooking, with seven pressure settings to choose from.
Each aspect of this model feels solidly made, and the comprehensive instruction booklet makes setting up a breeze. The stew we made was also excellent, with tender meat and perfectly cooked veggies with just enough bite.
Read our full Sage Fast Slow Pro multi-cooker review.
Ninja 3-in-1 food processor with Auto-IQ, save 37% at Ninja
Best intuitive food processor
With its ability to chop, slice, purée, and grate, this Ninja food processor earned star-buy status thanks to its supreme versatility and practicality. It’s very easy to use, and while loud and a little big, it’s 3-in-1 functionality is handy if you don’t have room for multiple gadgets.
Included in the box is a 1.8-litre food processor bowl, 700ml personal blender cup with water-tight lid, and a 2.1-litre blending jug. It’s currently on sale with a decent saving across several retailers – with Ninja in particular offering significant discounts this Black Friday.
Read our full Ninja 3-in-1 food processor with Auto IQ review.
Sage the Combi Wave 3-in-1 microwave, save 13% at Sage
Best combination microwave overall
There’s multiple savings to be made across Sage products this Black Friday, including its five-star-rated 3-in-1 combination microwave. Easy to use and ideal for families, this model surpassed all expectations with its endless range of clever functions, stylish design, and excellent cooking results.
Though it has a higher price tag, the functionality and quality made this one of our favourite gadgets to test. Now is the perfect time to pick one up at a discount.
Read the full Sage the Combi Wave 3-in-1 microwave oven review.
De’Longhi La Specialista Arte manual espresso machine, save 25% at Amazon
Best mid-range espresso machine for freshly ground coffee
If you’re a coffee lover hoping to get a great deal this Black Friday, we have excellent news – De’Longhi is offering a free gift worth up to £110 when you shop direct on selected coffee machines.
Included in the deal is this espresso machine, which was as easy to use as it was fun. The 11 grind settings make it simple to switch between different bean varieties and roasts, and detailed instruction manual is filled with ideas and tips to help you perfect your coffee-making, including latte art skills.
Read our full DeLonghi Dedica espresso machine review.
Lavazza Jolie coffee pod machine, save 32% at La Redoute
Best affordable coffee pod machine
Simple but still impressive, the compactness of this Lavazza coffee pod machine makes it ideal for households with smaller countertop space, plus it’s easy to store too.
The one gripe we had is that the espresso function needs to be stopped manually, otherwise it performs well and is certainly one of the more affordable options on the market. It fell as low as £42 last Black Friday, so we’ll be keeping track to see if there are any further price drops.
Read our guide to the best coffee pod machines.
Ninja Foodi Zerostick frying pan, save 50% at Argos
Best non-stick frying pan
Attractive and robust, one of our favourite things about this Ninja frying pan is the sleek and good-looking handle, which is very comfortable to hold. The pan is also quick to heat up, taking around two minutes, and responds well to changes in temperature.
It performed well in our tests, leaving no residue after cooking both omelettes and pancakes. We also liked that it’s oven-safe and can withstand temperatures of up to 260C – ideal for finishing off dishes under the grill.
Read the full Ninja Foodi Zerostick frying pan review.
Meyer Accent Series ultra-durable chef’s pan, save 20% at Amazon
Best large-capacity non-stick frying pan
The versatility of this pan comes down to its wok-like sloping sides and depth – an innovative feature that while unconventional, could see you replacing two or three pans in your cupboard with just this one.
We found it incredibly comfortable to use, and its deep rim means pouring is both smooth and simple to control. It’s also suitable for all cooktops, with a hard-anodised aluminium tripe-layer non-stick body that’s supported by two silicone-protected handles.
Read our guide to the best frying pans.
When is Black Friday?
It’s Black Friday today (25 November 2022), though deals have been dropping all week and will continue to over the weekend. The event is always on the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving, with Cyber Monday (28th November 2022) following a few days afterwards.
Black Friday is also seen as the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, as it takes place on the fourth Friday of November every year.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the biggest shopping events of the UK, and is seen as a great chance to score some huge deals on a variety of products, including tech, kitchenware, fashion, and experiences. Most retailers in the UK take part and offer a wide range of discounts both online and in store.
Traditionally, Black Friday sales would drop the day after Thanksgiving, but in recent years we now typically see Black Fridays appearing as early as 1 November in the UK.
What were some of the best Black Friday deals last year?
In 2021, we saw huge discounts across a variety of our top-rated appliances from Amazon, Very, JD Williams, AO.com and more, with some retailers offering up to 50% off. Lots of brands also included extras on top, like free accessories or free delivery. Keep an eye on our guide to the best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals to see where you can find the best and biggest deals this year.
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All savings percentages have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.