Best Time For Purchasing Kitchen Appliances & Utensils

November 5, 2015

Kitchen appliances and utensils can last for years but tend to be really costly because of that. And depending on the type of food you prepare, you might need to buy a lot of them. Luckily, you can get some great discounts on your kitchen appliances and utensils if you plan ahead and make your purchase at certain times of the year.

From washers and dryers to stove, refrigerators and dishwashers, there is a perfect time to buy kitchen appliances. For large appliances, the general rule is to buy it before your current appliance breaks down. Do not wait until your current refrigerator or dishwasher is completely unserviceable. This will help you get a better exchange rate for your appliance when you search for a replacement.

So, without further delay, let’s take a look at when you can buy your next kitchen appliance or utensils:

Kitchen Utensils

The best time for purchasing most major kitchen appliances is during September-October, which is when most manufacturers unveil their next new models. At this point, lots of manufacturers and retails offer older models at discounts to clear up their inventory and make room for the latest models in time for the big holiday season shopping extravaganza.

If you are planning to get a refrigerator, the best time would probably be in May. Refrigerator manufacturers debut their new models during the summer, so you can expect big discounts on older models during the spring.

January is when stores have to absolutely get rid of their older models to make space for the newer ones. This means even bigger discounts than during the above-mentioned periods, but there is a caveat; you’ll have much fewer models to choose from, since the good ones would have been snagged in the pre-holiday discounts.

During the end of the month
Lots of appliances are subject to quotas or sold on commission, which means that you can find some tempting deals during the end of the month. Of course, there is no wrong time to negotiate a better price on an appliance or utensil; you can do it at any time of the month. At worst, you won’t be able to lower the price.

During holiday weekends
You can find big retail discounts during virtually all holidays, including Memorial Day, Labor Day, President’s Day and more. Black Friday is a great time to make a purchase too, provided you can get past the mad rush. Of course, and promotional discount is not necessarily the best discount; keep this point in mind when you go out shopping during a holiday weekend.

Black Friday

During weekdays
Weekends, for obvious reasons, are always the busiest times for retailers and stores. The parking lots are jammed and the floors rumble with the footsteps of shoppers. The weekdays are relatively empty for stores, which is great if you don’t like crowds and if you want a better chance of negotiating a deal. Head to a store during a weekday and you will find salespeople with more attention to spare and more willing to offer a good deal on kitchen appliances and utensils.

Buying appliances immediately
Sometimes you can’t wait for the right discount to come by. It could be because you have moved to a new place and need some utensils or appliances right away. Or it could be that you need them before the next big discount season comes up.

If you cannot wait for a good time to get discounts on kitchen appliances and utensils, you can always just head online. The best months to buy appliances and utensils still apply when you buy online, but online stores often offer good deals throughout the year. Of course, you have to factor in the risk factor involved and the shipping expenses, especially if you want to purchase a large appliance, like a refrigerator.

You can find used appliances and utensils for really low costs at some leading websites. The deals are not fixed in any way, but dig deep enough and negotiate hard enough and you can get utensils and appliances for amazingly low prices. You can find similarly low prices and discounts at refurbishing stores and liquidation centers. In all these cases, you have to be very careful of the product you choose; there is a good chance that it could be dud, unless you check the appliance well and find the problem.

As you can see, a good plan will ensure that you get a better deal on our purchase. There are still opportunities for a good deal if you are in a tight spot, but the best discounts call for a bit of planning.