Our carefully selected air fryer deals, microwave deals, and coffee machine deals will save you time searching the sales.
We’ve sifted through lots of products on sale at popular retailers to reveal our pick of the best offers on the table, based on both price and product quality.
Remember that we only recommend products that have been rigorously tested in our lab – we won’t recommend deals on shoddy items. But it’s still worth checking our reviews to find out whether it’s going to be perfect for your needs.
To find more expert advice to help you shop smart, see our Winter Sales Insider’s Guide and take a look at our Best deals in the Boxing Day and January sales.
Best air fryer deals
Tefal Actifry Genius XL 2in1 YV970840 (typical price, £264)
We like: Nine cooking programs, clear lid
We don’t like: Bulky and heavy
Like the original model, this version of the Tefal Actifry Genius has two cooking levels but this Genius XL version has a larger capacity, so you can fit up to 1.7kg of food in it.
It has nine preset cooking programs – chips, rolls, breaded snacks, meat and vegetable balls, battered snacks, chicken and desserts – and two ‘1-Meal-in-1-Go’ programs – wok and world cuisine.
The Tefal Actifry Genius XL costs £264 at most retailers, but Amazon currently has it for a decent discount. We’ve seen it reduced to this price before though, so don’t worry if you can’t buy it right now.
Read our full TefalActifry Genius XL 2in1 YV970840 review to see how well it air fries food.
Tefal Actifry Advance FZ727840 (typical price, £140)
We like: Clear lid, self-stirring paddle
We don’t like: No automatic programs
This easy to use, no-frills air fryer can cook up to 1.2kg of food at a time. It has a clear lid, but its most useful feature is the self-stirring paddle, meaning you can set it and leave it without having to fuss around opening and closing the basket repeatedly.
However, you have to manually set temperatures and cooking times, which can be difficult getting used to at first.
This is a decent price, but we’ve seen it for cheaper over the last year. At all other major retailers, it’s either the same or actually slightly higher than its typical price.
You can read our full Tefal Actifry Advance FZ727840 review to see how well it can cook chips.
Availability of air fryers
Sarah Hiscock, Which? Market Analyst for kitchen appliances says:
‘With the cost of living crisis hot on our minds, sales of air fryers have skyrocketed over the last few months as people search to find ways to save energy. This, coupled with air fryers’ claimed health benefits, and the influence of social media platforms such as TikTok increasing exposure, has led to wide-scale supply issues.
‘Many retailers are struggling to replenish stock to keep up with demand. We understand this can be frustrating, so we are increasing our coverage to test as many models on the market as possible.’
Need help choosing? See our guide to the best air fryers for buying advice.
Best coffee machine deals
Swan Retro SK22110CN (typical price, £110)
We liked: Quiet, simple to clean, great cappuccinos
We didn’t like: Not the lowest price we’ve ever seen this machine for on Amazon (£61)
This is a retro-styled ground coffee machine available in a range of colours. We’ve been hands-on with the cream version (SK22110CN), but you can also get this machine in blue (SK22110BLN) and green (SK22110GN).
The design is simple, with three buttons and a dial for frothing, as well as a large temperature display in the centre. It comes with a steam wand for making milky drinks.
To see how we got on with this coffee machine, see our Swan Retro SK22110CN review.
Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy (typical price, £249)
We like: Connects with Alexa, can connect with Lavazza app to personalise coffee
We don’t like: Pods are more expensive compared to beans or ground coffee
The Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy pod coffee machine is the first espresso machine with built-in Alexa technology, enabling you to make coffee by voice command.
You can also use the Lavazza app to adapt the temperature and size of your coffee to suit the preferences of different people.
Amazon currently is currently selling the Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy for £110, the lowest price we’ve seen it on Amazon before.
Read our Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy review for the full picture.
Sage The Bambino Espresso Maker (typical price, £330)
We like: Compact machine, built-in milk frother
We don’t like: No presets for anything other than espresso
This compact manual espresso maker has no preset programs. It only makes espressos, but that still gives you enough versatility to make hot drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, flat whites, and Americanos – if you can get to grips with the steam wand.
You’ll also need to learn to adjust the steam levels manually, and – since unfortunately, a barista is not included – do your own latte art.
The Bambino has been almost entirely replaced by its more expensive successor: the Bambino Plus.
While we’ve seen it on sale for cheaper in the past, the original Bambino is currently on sale for £210.
Read our full Sage The Bambino Espresso Maker review, and our Sage Bambino Plus review to see which one is better for you.
Breville VCF153 Barista Max+ (typical price, £499)
We like: Makes two cups at once, many parts are dishwasher safe
We don’t like: Poor energy efficiency
The Barista Max can make two espressos at once, making it a good choice for households with multiple coffee drinkers. You can also use both pre-ground coffee and fresh beans, depending on your preference.
This model features a large 2.8 litre water tank, which means you won’t be filling up as often but it is quite heavy – ideally you won’t need to move this around the kitchen too often.
The steam wand allows you to heat and froth milk for lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos and you can even preheat your cup on the attached shelf.
Typically priced around £499, you’re getting a great discount for this machine ahead of Christmas day.
Read our full Breville VCF153 Barista Max+ review to find out whether this model is for you.
Buy it now from Currys.
Siemens EQ.500 TQ503GB1 (typical price, £629)
We like: Easy milk frothing and lots of automatic programs
We didn’t like: Collection container gets very dirty
With plenty of pre-programmed drink options built into this machine, you’re bound to find your coffee of choice – whether it’s a simple espresso or textured flat white.
The automatic milk frothing feature means that even complicated coffees are made simple. Plus, you can prepare two cups at once, which makes it perfect for busy households that can’t go without a morning cup of joe.
The current price of £429 isn’t the cheapest we’ve found, but it’s still a reasonable deal for this machine.
Read our full Siemens EQ.500 TQ503GB1 review to find out what our experts thought.
Buy it now from AO.com
Our guide to the best coffee machines explains the pros and cons of the three different types of coffee machines.
Best microwave deals
John Lewis JLSMWO09 (typical price, £135)
We like: Good variety of functions and automatic programs
We don’t like: Actually setting said programs can be difficult
Operable with a dial and buttons, this 25-litre microwave is usually on the pricey side when compared to similar products. It can cook food quickly at power levels up to 900 watts, with 10 settings at various wattages.
This Black Friday, we’ve noticed that most of the microwave ‘deals’ actually cost more than their typical prices. The JLSMWO09 is one of the only decent deals on a microwave that we’ve found; you can pick it up from John Lewis, where they’ve marked it down from £135 to £99.
To see what we thought about this microwave, you can read our full JLSMWO09 review.
Read our expert reviews on the best microwaves, and see the findings of our 2022 customer survey on the best microwave brands.
How to recycle your old kitchen appliances
If you’re looking to replace some ageing appliances by shopping the winter sales, make sure you dispose of your old items in the correct way.
There are plenty of ways you can offload your unwanted appliances. One option is kerbside collection for small electrical items – in many cases, your local council will collect smaller items such as toasters and kettles. Alternatively, you can drop items at a local recycling centre, or hand them over to retailers that have their own recycling schemes.
For more details on how to get rid of your unused gadgets, consult our guide on how to recycle electrical items.
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