Amazon Prime Day 2021 is now just days away. Confirmed to be going ahead on June 21 and June 22, it’s set to be the biggest online shopping event of the year.
It’s the perfect opportunity to bag huge bargains on home appliances especially, with discounts found across vacuum cleaners, food processors, coffee machines, fridges and more.
The giant sale is typically in the early summer months, however last year it was postponed to October due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s come back around for 2021 much quicker than usual.
Last year, Amazon revealed that there were more than a million deals on offer, with an increase of 60 per cent on sales from 2019. In fact, the retailer saw $3.5bn (£2.5bn) in sales across 19 different countries.
To get you up to speed on Prime Day 2021, we’ve got all the essential information you need, including deals to expect, how to take part and when to have your shopping list ready.
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What is Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is an annual sale hosted by the online retailer, exclusively for customers who have a Prime subscription.
It was first established in 2015 as a 24-hour event, but in 2019 it spanned 48 hours, with bigger and more deals on everything from fashion and beauty to gaming and home appliances.
When will Prime Day kitchen appliances and cleaning deals begin?
The official dates for the Amazon Prime Day event are June 21 and June 22, according to a press release from the retailer. The two-day shopping extravaganza will see discounts on everything from tech to fashion and alcohol.
In true Amazon fashion, you may notice a number of early discounts on home appliances ahead of the big shopping event. Keep this page bookmarked to make sure you’re always in the know, as we’ll be updating it.
Do you need Amazon Prime to buy Prime Day home appliance deals?
Not every Amazon customer can access the Prime Day sale, it’s only for those with a Prime membership, which costs £7.99 a month or £79 a year.
Subscribers enjoy access to same-day delivery, more than 800,000 free ebooks along with the use of Prime Video and Amazon Music.
If you are already signed up, you’ll automatically be able to shop the sale, but if you’re not and are keen to find huge savings on your favourite brands, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial anytime before it begins.
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What to expect from Prime Day kitchen appliances and cleaning deals in 2021
When shopping for home appliances in the Prime Day sale, often the bigger the item, the bigger the discount.
We know from previous years that vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, washing machines and steam cleaners from brands including Shark, Dyson, Nespresso, De'Longhi, Eufy and Philips are often discounted, so you can expect to see deals from these brands and many more.
If you’ve needed new or replacement home appliances but have put off buying them, now is the best time to take advantage of ticking it off your list while making a huge saving.
How to get the best Amazon Prime Day deals
As well as assistance from our savvy shopping experts, it’s important to be prepared by adding items you’d like to snap up to your wish list so that, when the time comes, you can sit down for a cup of tea as you checkout with everything already in your basket. Easy peasy.
We’d also recommend you download the Amazon app. This is an easy place to track Lightning Deals, which are only active for a few hours at a time. You can also set up alerts so that you’re pinged when a discount goes live.
Last year’s best home appliance deals in the UK
In 2020, Prime Day had some of the biggest savings ever on home appliances. This Shark upright vacuum cleaner was reduced from £269.99 to £184.99, while this robot vacuum, Eufy robovac, came down from £289.99 to £152.99.
Elsewhere, deals on coffee machines were also common, for example, a Nespresso vertuo plus machine was originally £179.99 but was slashed to £62.99. Larger items such as this Whirlpool freestanding washing machine also had dramatic price cuts, going from £599.99 to £439.99.
In the run-up to Prime Day 2021 and throughout the sale, IndyBestwill be bringing you all the essential information you need as well the best bargains to shop, so make sure to regularly check back on this page.
Confirmed Prime Day deals on home appliances
With just days to go until the main event, Amazon has confirmed some of the discounts that will be available over Prime Day 2021 – and they do not disappoint.
On home appliances, we can expect up to 30 per cent savings on floorcare brands including Shark, Vax and Hoover as well as offers on popular kitchen appliance brands such as Ninja, Tefal, Tower, Panasonic and more.
On larger appliances, you’ll be able to save up to 30 per cent on Samsung, Bosch and AEG and on home improvement brands including Bosch, Karcher and Arlo.
Ask Amazon’s Alexa for early Prime Day deals
From 12pm on 18 June, Prime members will be able to ask Alexa what Prime Day deals will be on offer and start shopping for bargains early.Alexa, the retailer’s virtual assistant, can be found on the Amazon Echo smart speaker along with the Echo dot (£34.99,Amazon.co.uk) and Echo studio (£189.99,Amazon.co.uk), as well as many speakers, smart TVs, fitness trackers and more sold by Amazon.
Early kitchen appliances and cleaning Prime Day deals in the UK
Even though Prime Day has yet to kick off, Amazon already has some deals to shop that we’ve spotted.
Ninja foodi electric multi-cooker OP300UK pressure cooker and air fryer: Was £199.99, now £172.41, Amazon.co.uk
This dishwasher safe two-in-one air fryer and pressure cooker is perfect for whipping up quick and healthy meals. With the brand’s own technology, which it calls "tendercrisp" it ensures your dinner is crispy when it’s meant to be, and not soggy. The appliance comes equipped with a 6l cooking pot, a reversible rack, pressure lid and crisping lid. We’ve also tested a similar Ninja model, the Ninja airfryer AF100UK, which was chosen as our best buy in our guide to the best air fryers.
Shark cordless stick vacuum cleaner: Was £379.99, now £295.03, Amazon.co.uk
This model has a flexible head and is free from cables, so it won’t get tangled, and also allows you to clean those harder-to-reach nooks and crannies. Not only that, it has a 40-minute running time on a full charge, and is made with Shark’s anti-hair-wrap technology, so it will clean the brush head as it sucks up dirt from your carpet and hardwood floors.
Hoover h-wash 500 HW411AMBCB freestanding washing machine: Was £429.99, now £349.99, Amazon.co.uk
While it’s not the most exciting purchase, this hoover washing machine is an everyday necessity that will get plenty of use.
It has a self-dosing system which means it can automatically dispense detergent and fabric softener, to ensure nothing goes to waste, with an algorithm that can choose the most suitable program depending on the fabrics being washed. You can even connect to it via WiFi with your smartphone using the hOn app to check on the status and get notified when a cycle has finished.
De’Longhi bean to cup coffee machine: Was £349.99, now £279.96, Amazon.co.uk
Coffee machines are notoriously expensive – but if you’re after a barista-quality cuppa at home, this De’Longhi bean-to-cup machine is currently on offer. A leading brand in coffee, two similar De’Longhi models featured in our guide to the best bean-to-cup machines, so you know you’re in safe hands. The integrated grinder with seven adjustable coarseness settings will turn your fresh beans into your own customised brew. If you are just starting out with coffee machines, or looking to save space (and money), check out this De’Longhi Nescafé dolce gusto mini me, now with 46 per cent off ( £59, Amazon.co.uk).
Tower bottega T10020 rapid boil traditional kettle, black and rose gold: Was £69.99, now £34.99, Amazon.co.uk
This quiet 1.7l boil kettle, which featured in our best kettle guide, is half price at the moment. It would be a handy addition to open plan spaces and offices where many people are busy working, and according to our reviewer was “one of the least noisy kettles we tried.” Our reviewer also said the “traditional-looking kettle in black has attractive rose gold finishing, while it also has a handy temperature gauge on the front” adding that “you can get up to seven cuppas from just one boil”.
Tefal easy fry precision EY401840 digital health air fryer: Was £109.99, now £80.60, Amazon.co.uk
This air fryer would be a good purchase if you are feeding a big family, because it’s got a capacity of 4.2l – or up to six servings. With a touch screen, adjusting the temperature control should be easy to do and the appliance automatically shuts off when it’s finished cooking.
Shark WV251UK cordless handheld vacuum cleaner: Was £179.99, now £129, Amazon.co.uk
We’re big fans of the floor-care brand Shark, with this model earning a spot in our round-up of the best handheld vacs. “We really liked the modern wand design… it was wonderfully lightweight, making it easy to wield in a cramped car or for reaching above head height for a spot of cobweb clearance,” our reviewer praised. Reduced to £129, this model currently has nearly 30 per cent off on Amazon.
Nespresso vertuo plus coffee machine: Was £199.99, now £75, Amazon.co.uk
Save more than 50 per cent on Nespresso’s popular vertuo plus coffee machine in the lead up to Prime Day. Producing barista quality brews at home with ease, the model earned a spot in our review of the best pod machines with our reviewer saying “this Nespresso machine can provide you with everything from a single espresso to a longer drink, as well as everything in between.”
Coredy R750 robot vacuum cleaner: Was £379.99, now £279.99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’ve been weighing up investing in a robot vacuum, why not snap up this Coredy model for Prime Day and save nearly 30 per cent. With voice and app controls including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, use verbal commands to start and stop the device on your floors. Beyond vacuuming, the Coredy also boasts mopping and anti pet hair technology that helps ensure a thorough clean.
Vax UCPESHV1 air lift steerable pet vacuum cleaner: Was £179.99, now £119.99, Amazon.co.uk
Another reliable vacuum cleaner brand is Vax who are currently offering 30 per cent of its device designed to keep your carpets and other floorings free from pet hair.
It’s lightweight with steerable technology to allow you to manoeuvre around furniture easily and has an upholstery tool to ensure you can keep pillows, sofas and bedding clean too. There’s a two-year guarantee and comes with a portable lift-out cylinder for use on stairs too.
Henry HVR 160-11 bagged cylinder vacuum, red and black: Was £139.99, now £99.99, Amazon.co.uk
The Henry vacuum cleaner is a classic household name, and are built to last. The bagged cleaner has a 2.2m hose and is designed to work on carpets, hard floors and stairs. The pet-specific version, Harry, was featured in our best pet vacuum guide, where our reviewer said it had “very impressive suction” that can “clean sweep even thick patches of hair on hard floors, carpets and pet beds”.
Breville blend active personal blender and smoothie maker with 2 portable blending bottles: Was £29.99, Now £19.99, Amazon.co.uk
Super affordable and with good quality products, Breville is a home appliance hero brand, and this blender makes it easy to see why. Now, you can save £10 on this small but mighty blender with two handy portable blending bottles for juice on the go. Dishwasher safe and easy to store, this blender is a perfect new addition to your kitchen and is a product you’ll use and use, again and again. For more top blenders, read our round up here.
Tower T17021 manual air fryer oven: Was £69.99, now £44.50, Amazon.co.uk
This Tower air fryer oven currently has 46 per cent off. The versatile machine can be used to cook meat, fish, vegetables and even cakes while using less oil and therefore less fat.
A healthier alternative to cooking with lots of oil, it has a 60-minute timer for speedy meals after you’ve finished work or the kids are home from school, with options including fry, grill, bake and roast, to cook up a variety of dishes.
Philips AC0820/30 Series 800 compact air purifier: Was £150, now £130, Amazon.co.uk
This air purifier has high grade filters to remove dust, pollen, bacteria, odours and gases from your room. Its compact size means it can fit in small spaces around your home and it has a sleep mode so that if you want it in your bedroom, you won’t hear a peep from it. The Philips appliance also has four different colour displays to let you know what your air quality is in real time.
Ninja 2-in-1 blender with auto-iQ: Was £149.99, now £99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re looking to splurge on a blender to upgrade your smoothies, juices and soup concoctions, try this Ninja model for size, as it currently has almost £51 off.
Its parts are dishwasher safe so keeping it clean won’t be a faff and it comes equipped with a powerful 1200W motor and stainless steel blades to slice through tougher fruits and vegetables.
Karcher SC3 easyfix steam cleaner: Was £229.99, Now £133, Amazon.co.uk
Save more than £80 on this Kärcher steam cleaner, which is so powerful no harsh chemicals or excessive elbow grease are needed! With only tap water, this cleaner removes 99.99 per cent of all common household bacteria on hard surfaces, from hobs to tiles. Ready to use in just 30 seconds and complete with all the attachments you would need to get into the smallest gaps – don’t miss out on this great bit of kit. We featured a similar model in our round-up of the best steam cleaners, where it was awarded the “best for basic cleaning”, read our testers full review here.
Breville flow 4-slice toaster with high-lift and wide slots, black: Was £49.99, now £32.96, Amazon.co.uk
You can save more than £15 on this toaster, which comes with four varied bread slots so you can make thick or thin slices of toast and has a browning control too. The high lift feature is made especially for removing small items without burning your fingers. With its textured design, high gloss finish and chrome details, this Breville appliance would look good on any kitchen countertop.
Professional Kitchen cooking torch blow: Was £19.99, Now £11.32, Amazon.co.uk
It seems like everyone and their dog got into the culinary arts this past lockdown. With 43 per cent off this professional-grade blow torch, you can flambe, sous vide and creme brule to your heart’s content. Kitted out with an adjustable flame and refillable canister, just fill up the torch and fire away!
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