Kick-start your holiday shopping with a look at our favorite appliances and smart home gadgets from 2014.
Panasonic offers its Panasonic Hand-Held Immersion Blender in White, model no. MX-GS1, for $24.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $15.) It include a dishwasher-safe blending beaker and wall rack.
QVC offers the Vitamix 32-oz. Dry Blade Blending Container with Recipe Book for $50 plus $5 for shipping. That's $3 below our mention from last summer and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $4.) It comes with a whole grains cookbook and can grind grain, beans, or rice. It also kneads dough.
Newegg via eBay offers the Tatung 1,500-watt Portable Induction Cooktop with Stainless Steel Pot in Blue, model no. TICT-1502MU, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $32.) It features a 2-hour timer, cookware suitability detection, and auto shut-off.
Macy's offers the Cuisinart Juicer / Compact Extractor in Matte Black, model no. CJE-500BW, for $49.99 plus $9.95 for shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $30. It features a 16-oz. juice pitcher, 40-oz. removable pulp container, and an adjustable flow spout.
Yugster offers the factory-refurbished Waring Pro 3.1-Quart Digital Deep Fryer, model no. DF175, for $34.97. Coupon code "FreeYugBuck" drops it to $33.97. With $5 for shipping, that's $21 below the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. It holds 1.7 lbs. of food and features a digital timer, removable enamel-coated oil container, and 1,800 watt heating element.
Note: The countdown timer on the product page does not reflect an actual expiration time and resets daily.
MaxTool via eBay offers the DuroStar 10,000-watt Portable Gas-Powered Generator with Electric Start, model no. DS10000E, for $629.99 with free shipping. That's $180 under our April mention and the lowest total price we've ever seen. (It's a current low by $350.) It features a 16-horsepower OHV engine, 10,000 watts of starting power, 8,000 watts of continuous power, electric and recoil start, automatic throttle switch, voltage selector, and up to 10 hours of run time at 50% output.
Home Depot offers the Professional Woodworker 12" Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser Guide, model no. 8637, for $169 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $13. (Some sellers charge around $290 or much more.) It features a 120-volt motor, 12" blade diameter, no-load speed of 5,000 RPM, spring-loaded blade guard, and a 6-foot cord. Deal ends May 31.
USA World Sales via eBay offers the refurbished KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer in more than 40 colors (Watermelon pictured) for $179.99. Coupon code "CHOMEDEALS20" cuts it to $159.99. With free shipping, that's $20 under our April refurb mention and the best price we've seen for this mixer in any condition this year. (It's also $110 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) This 325-watt mixer features 10 speeds, a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, tilt-back head, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.
A 6-month warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
Home Depot offers the Milwaukee 18-volt Cordless M18 Lithium Compact Drill / Driver Kit, model no. 2691-22, for $169 with free shipping. That's the best outright price we've seen and a low today by $10. The compact drill features 425 inch-lbs. of torque, while the hex impact driver features 1,400 inch-lbs. of torque and variable speed trigger. Also included are batteries, a 1-hour charger, and carrying case.
Best Buy offers the Igloo 5.1-Cubic-Foot Chest Freezer in White, model no. FRF520, for $144.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $69.99 shipping charge. That's a $5 drop and the lowest price we've seen for this model. (It's $54 less than the best price we could find for a comparable model elsewhere.) Features include a defrost drain, two exterior indicator lights, and adjustable thermostat.