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Labor Day sales are bittersweet. The holiday weekend is fun, sure, and the discounts don’t hurt either. But you know that when you get back to work on Tuesday, it marks the official end of summer, and with it the end of relaxed vibes. But before you go wistfully mourning peach and tomato salads, and frozen negronis, remember that summer doesn’t really have to end unless you want it to: Warm weather (and tomato season!) last all the way up until October. There’s plenty more outdoor entertaining and poolside cocktail sipping to be done. And in order to extend the summer as long as possible, we’ve rounded up the best deals on kitchen appliances and all things cooking-related. Shop discounted grills and grilling tools to keep outdoor dining going through the fall. Get an on-sale ice cream maker and have one last pool party with frozen desserts. Or snag some outdoor furniture for cocktail hour on the deck—and keep guests warm throughout the cooler season with a discounted fire pit.
Of course, there are those of us who are ready for the summer to end. If you’re already in the mood for braising, baking, and plenty of cozy indoor meals, we’ve got the deals that support that too, like sales on Dutch ovens and air fryers. So before the weekend even starts, shop these early Labor Day sales to quell your end-of-summer sadness, or fuel your fall excitement. And keep checking back because we’ll be updating with all the best Labor Day sales of 2023 throughout the entire long weekend.
- Zeppoli Kitchen Towels,
$26$23 on Amazon
- Napoleon Rogue 425 Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner,
$950$849 at Best Buy
- Unicook Outdoor Grill Brush,
$19$17 on Amazon
- Samsung Side-by-Side Refrigerator with 21.5" Touch-Screen,
$2,100$1,700 at Best Buy
- Dyson V15 Detect Extra Cordless Vacuum,
$800, $600 at Best Buy
- Igloo Ecocool Cooler, 52 Quarts,
$60$45 at REI
- Zojirushi 3-Cup Rice Cooker,
$60, $50 on Amazon
- Cosori Pro Gen 8-Quart Smart Air Fryer,
$99$89 at Walmart
- Whirlpool Mini Refrigerator,
$220$160 at Target
- Cuisinart Compact Air Fryer Toaster Oven,
$130$100 at Target
- KitchenAid Cordless Immersion Blender,
$100,$85 on Amazon
- GE Profile 4-Door Smart French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker,
$4,200, $3,000 at Lowe's
- Tramontina Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10",
$45$35 on Amazon
- Coffee deals
- Air fryer and other small appliance deals
- Refrigerator deals
- Kitchen gadgets and tools
- Grills, grilling tools, and other outdoor cooking favorites
- Cookware deals
- Linens and other home decor deals
- Cleaning deals
- Fire pits and outdoor furniture deals
- Tech deals (that make cooking easier and more fun)
The Technivorm Moccamaster is, quite simply, the most luxe drip coffee experience you can have at home. It's pricey, but it consistently outperforms its competitors in the coffee maker category— and it looks stunning on a countertop. Get it on sale now, conveniently with a stainless steel carafe that keeps your coffee warm. Speaking of keeping your coffee warm, find a discount on the Ember Smart Mug. Plus, find a few more coffee favorites, like scales, French presses, and manual grinders that will keep you caffeinated for back-to-school season.
Air fryer and other small appliance deals
It’s like that ancient proverb says: Never buy an air fryer full price, because even the best models tend to get discounted at major sales events—and this summer sale is no exception. (Read more about the best air fryers in our review to find out which model is right for you.) Plus, find deals on our favorite food processor and rice cooker, and an immersion blender you can use completely cord-free.
This section of Labor Day appliance sales might not be relatable to everyone. But if you happen to be renovating your kitchen or taking on some major home improvement projects, there are some serious deals on top-rated refrigerators right now from retailers like Best Buy and Home Depot. Even if you rent an apartment or live in a small space (we're in New York, so we get it), you might consider some Labor Day deals on mini fridges.
Kitchen gadgets and tools
Get these inexpensive-but-essential kitchen tools for even less money this long weekend. Opt for a colorful set of paring knives that can go in the dishwasher and won’t need to be treated preciously, a sleek kitchen scale, or a set of silicone storage bags for packed school snacks. For bakers, we recommend snagging Silpat liners and bench scrapers at a discount.
Grills, grilling tools, and other outdoor cooking favorites
What could possibly say Labor Day weekend more than grilling? It's a right of passage on this American holiday. If you shop these deals early, you’ll actually be able to use the new grill to cook burgers at your Labor Day barbecue. Plus, skip shopping for school backpacks and get a cooler backpack to keep picnic season going.
If, on the other hand, you’re done dealing with the mosquitoes and heat, these deals on luxe enameled cast-iron cookware from Le Creuset and Staub will get you out of dining alfresco mode and in the mood for fall. Long braises, cozy soups, and crusty loaves of warm bread are in your future. For nonstick cookware deals, check out Green Pan—they're offering 30% off site wide when you use code SAVE30 at checkout.
Linens and other decor deals
Temperatures will be trending downward soon, and that means cozy dinner party season. Nordstrom has some great discounts on funky mugs and platters. And Target’s pottery and placemats look way more expensive than they are—especially when they're on sale. For sales on bed linens, check out Brooklinen's full site and the sale section—they're offering 20-percent off site wide. We've linked a couple favorite sheet sets that work for all kinds of sleepers below.
You could choose to shop for fun things like home decor items this Labor Day, or you could be strictly practical and get a new set of kitchen towels (always a bestseller). These back-to-school sales on cleaning deals will help you do a fall reset and get the house in order after time away on summer vacations.
Fire pits and outdoor furniture deals
Extend the outdoor dining season—get a fire pit to keep dinner guests warm well into November. Add in some cute patio furniture (majorly discounted at Wayfair and Target right now) and you’ll never want to go inside to eat again.
We know, you come to us for kitchen deals—not the latest on laptops or TVs. But Labor Day is one of the best times to shop for deals on tech stuff (after Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, of course). The ones we've included below help make your cooking life better—portable speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite podcast while you make a pancake breakfast and iPads where you can pull up your favorite recipe for those pancakes.
Looking for Labor Day mattress sales? Check out this list of the best mattresses from our friends at Architectural Digest, which includes deals from Casper and Helix. Or read the list of home decor deals for furniture sales, including bed frames and couches. For skincare deals, read this list from Allure.