Memorial Day weekend, also known as the unofficial official start of summer, is finally upon us. To celebrate warmer, happier days ahead, our team is suiting up with new products to carry us through the season—and that means taking full advantage of Memorial Day sales whenever possible. Here, 10 of the coolest appliances and gadgets on our editors’ wish lists.
The 10 Coolest Appliances and Gadgets Our Editors Are Buying over Memorial Day Weekend
1. Samsung 50-inch The Frame Series Led Smart Tizen Tv
Wait, is that a TV or is it art? Can’t it be both? This 50-inch TV features a startlingly crisp QLED screen, but what we love most about it is its slim design and chic, customizable bezel border, which allows it to fit in seamlessly with any room’s decor. It even has a motion sensor that turns the television on when you’re nearby, plus the ability to access your favorite apps and streaming services.
2. Lg Black Steel Washtower Laundry Center
Believe it or not, this set makes laundry *not* feel like a chore. Complete with easy-to-reach controls, the machines boast tempered glass doors that are shock- and scratch-resistant, as well as stainless steel tubs that avoid snagging or damaging your clothes. But of course, our favorite thing about this large-capacity laundry center is that the machines sit on top of each other, affording you more room to set up a folding table, sink or storage.
3. The Lg Styler Steam Closet With Truesteam
Admittedly, the Styler is a total splurge, but it may spare us from ever going to the dry cleaners again. The closet uses chemical-free steam to sanitize, deodorize, freshen and dry clothing and household items, like toys, pillows and backpacks. The built-in heat pump dries items quickly and gently without damaging even delicate items, like lingerie.
4. Nori Press Handheld Steam Iron
There’s some serious buzz (namely on TikTok) around this ingenious clothing iron, which presses, steams and refreshes your favorite pieces in a flash. Ideal for travel, this beauty is a lot like your favorite flat-iron hair straightener and doesn’t require an ironing board to get the job done. Here’s to hoping the price is updated with free shipping or a discount come Memorial Day weekend.
5. Aerogarden Sprout With Seed Starting System Bundle
’Tis the season to make like Ina Garten and grow your own herb garden. Luckily, you don’t need a Hamptons estate at your disposal to do it. With this three-pod indoor garden, you can grow them right on your countertop, and without sun, soil or plant mom experience to boot. The AeroGarden uses a powerful LED grow light and silent water pump to sprout everything from lettuce to basil to bok choy.
6. Instant Pot Vortex 5.7-quart Air Fryer
We see extra-crispy fries, chicken fingers and kale chips in your future. Bake, roast, reheat and air fry with simple touchscreen buttons that display every stage of cooking as they happen. The machine is compact enough to fit in small spaces, but it also has the capacity to cook family-sized portions at once. Better yet, it won’t turn your kitchen into a sauna like your oven, because that’s the last thing a home cook wants come summer.
7. Balmuda The Toaster
One of our team members calls this sleek toaster “her favorite appliance ever.” It uses water to steam toast bread, cookies, pizza, French fries and beyond to tasty perfection. You’d think moisture is the enemy of crispness, but here, it keeps the inside of your food soft and moist while the outside turns crisp and golden. Keep your eyes peeled for free shipping or a sale price come Memorial Day weekend.
8. Traeger Grills Meater Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer
When it comes to reliably barbecuing meat, fish or poultry for a crowd, lean on this wireless tool that will keep your grilling station free of wires. You can even remotely monitor your food as it cooks, thanks to its smart technology. It’s compatible with a variety of grills, ovens and cooking appliances, and the charging dock is magnetic, so it can attach to your grill hopper for easy storage. Oh, and you won’t find a cheaper price for the Meater than at Best Buy. (Fingers crossed that it comes down even lower during Memorial Day Weekend.)
9. Pit Boss Pro 850 Hammer Tone Pellet Grill
Speaking of grilling, isn’t it about time you upgraded your backyard cookout situation? This pellet grill is equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, a grease management system and a 20-pound hopper that will fuel all the low-and-slow cooking you crave. The crosshatch porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grids offer 850 square inches of cooking space, so you can prep a meal for your whole family and then some with ease. There’s even a broiler lever that will sear your food with direct flame, along with a meat probe that will help you track your food’s internal temperature as it cooks.
10. Lg 3-door French Door Smart Refrigerator
This beauty comes fully loaded with an ice maker, external water dispenser (which is LG’s largest ever, BTW) and 29 cubic feet of storage. The finish is fingerprint-resistant, and ThinQ technology allows you to control key features from anywhere via your smartphone. Since now’s the time to shop for your long-awaited kitchen reno, why not add the matching dishwasher, microwave and range to your cart to save a grand total of $982?