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Labor Day appliance deals are in full swing with a Roomba that's down $150

From outdoor grills to kitchen appliances, ZDNet has you covered.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer on
Reviewed by Elyse Betters Picaro

Amazon Prime Day has been and gone, but whether or not you missed this sale or are not a Prime member, Labor Day represents another opportunity to grab a bargain during the summer months. 

The holiday is a few weeks away, officially happening on September 5. However, ahead of the celebration, we can expect to see vendors ranging from Best Buy to Target offering deals on technology, home products, and more. 

This includes a huge range of appliances, where you can take advantage of cut-price, high-ticket items including fridges, washing machines, kitchenware, vacuums, and outdoor products including barbeques and grills. 

Labor Day is taking place on September 5, but ahead of the event, we've rounded up the best deals on appliances available online. Check out our top picks below. 

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  • Current price: $399
  • Original price: $549

A great deal we've found ahead of Labor Day is for the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO. Over at Target, the robot vacuum is currently on sale with $150 off the standard $549 price tag, coming in at $399. 

The iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO is a Wi-Fi-connected, self-emptying vacuum that can be controlled through your smartphone or voice assistant. Set schedules, choose when the robot cleans your floors for you, and take advantage of its mapping technology, used to learn about your home. Over time, the robot will detect areas that tend to become dirty and will pay special attention to them. 

  • Current price: $137
  • Original price: $199

The Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 indoor grill is also on sale ahead of Labor Day. In constant use in my own kitchen, this smart kitchen device takes the guesswork out of cooking meat and vegetables and has four useful functions -- a grill, air fryer, roaster, and baking functionality -- to cook everything from steak to roast chicken. 

This handy gadget is currently on sale for $137, saving you over $60.

  • Current price: $607
  • Original price: $759

A deal not to be missed by BBQ enthusiasts is 20% off the Pit Boss Sportsman 820 pellet smoker. If you're ready to up your game and go beyond direct, on-flame cooks, the Sportsman 820 offers enough space to cook multiple ribs, chicken, pork shoulder, and more, and uses wood pellets rather than gas or charcoal. You can use standard probes to monitor your cook or hook them up to the inbuilt digital control. 

The Pit Boss Sportsman 820 pellet smoker is currently on offer for $607, a saving of over $150.

  • Current price: $799
  • Original price: $1,124

An appliance deal suitable for large households is for this Samsung washing machine, a large -- and smart -- machine with 4.5 cu. ft. capacity. 

Samsung has included an AI-based Smart Dial feature for learning and remembering your preferred cycles, mobile connectivity, and a rapid wash function to manage a full load in under half an hour. 

The front load washer is available for $799, a saving of $325 based on the machine's usual $1,124 price.

  • Current price: $149
  • Original price: $169

Granted, this isn't the biggest discount we've ever seen, but the discount on the Shark Rocket Pro corded stick vacuum is still worth considering.

With 20 bucks off, the $149 Shark Rocket Pro is a corded appliance suitable for cleaning your family home, providing a deep suction and clean, detachable handheld, and LED lights to detect areas you've missed.

What is Labor Day?

Taking place on the first Monday of September every year, Labor Day is a US holiday set by the federal government designed to celebrate "the social and economic achievements of American workers." Ordinances were first passed during the late 1800s to secure the date as a national holiday. 

What is the actual Labor Day date?

The date changes marginally every year due to the calendar. However, in 2022, Labor Day is taking place on September 5. 

When do the Labor Day sales begin?

It really depends on the retailer. If you're looking for a major appliance, you can expect those to ramp up closer to September 5 -- usually around one week before, which would be around August 26.

However, there are multiple factors at play this year. First, there are issues in the supply chain and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic to consider. Additionally, a lot of stores ended up purchasing items in bulk, and with people still spending, albeit less, they have a lot of extra inventory that they will need to get rid of. That's where the savings come in. While, traditionally, they usually start sales around August 26, we expect them to start as early as today to encourage shoppers to purchase.

When do Labor Day sales usually end?

In the past, we've seen Labor Day deals get extended for up to a week after the holiday, so you can expect the deals to go through at least September 12. Anything after that is not guaranteed. 

How do you determine what is a great Labor Day deal?

We comb the internet across multiple retailers and take into account a multitude of factors. First, If the product is less than 15% off, it is usually not a good deal. There are exceptions to that, such as Apple products, which are very popular but not usually on sale. 

Our general rule of thumb is that it has to be at least 15% off. Additionally, we check over the past six months on any item we think it's a great deal to make sure that you truly are getting a great deal. Anything that has been price-gouged to appear like a deal, where they raise the price a few days before and drop it back down to the "deal" the day of, has not been included on this list. We want to make sure that you get the best deal for these items.

Are there alternative Labor Day appliance deals worth considering?

In the lead-up to Labor Day in September, US retailers are offering a range of deals on a massive variety of products. While not every deal is a doorbuster, we have also found other Labor Day sales in 2022 to consider:

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