Amazon Prime Day 2021 is just around the corner. 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.
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.
It’s also worth making sure you’re actually getting a good deal, as many savings can often seem too good to be true. To find out if a product is truly on sale, you can use sites such as CamelCamelCamel or Price Spy, which show the price history of any item sold on Amazon.
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.
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.
Shark cordless stick vacuum cleaner: Was £379.99, now £318.10, Amazon.co.uk
Shark is a reputable brand for vacuum cleaners and has appeared in our best pet vacuum cleaners guide as well as our review of the best cordless vacuums, so we can attest to its quality.
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.
Coredy robot vacuum cleaner: Was £229.99, now £169.99, Amazon.co.uk
This was highly rated by our reviewer in our guide to the best robot vacuum cleaners, earning top marks for its ability to avoid obstacles as it cleaned.
“This three-in-one robot is able to vacuum, sweep and mop floors and was the cheapest and quieter robot vacuum cleaners we tested,” they said, adding, ”It is able to move under most household furniture, removing dust from normally hard to access areas.”
Tower T17021 manual air fryer oven: Was £69.99, now £44.95, 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.
Morphy Richards evoke 2 slice toaster: Was £34, now £31.04, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re in need of a new toaster, don’t miss out on this Morphy Richards two-slice toaster that has almost 30 per cent off.
It has features such as variable browning control so you can toast your bread exactly how you like, a removable crumb tray to keep it clean, cord storage so your kitchen looks neat and reheat and frozen settings.
De’Longhi bean to cup coffee machine: Was £349.99, now £284.96, 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.
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