The best robot vacuum and smart home deals you can get for Black Friday

From Roombas to sous vides and everything in between.

Nicole Lee / Engadget

Black Friday offers a number of good opportunities to up your smart-home game. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen more good deals each year on things like smart light bulbs, robot vacuums and more during the holiday season. And that’s in addition to sales on the usual suspects when it comes to “smart” home tech — things like the Instant Pot and other small appliances. Instead of sifting through the hundreds of robot vacuum and smart home deals out there, we’ve gathered what we think are the best devices at the best prices below.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp - $130

Instant Pot Duo Crisp pressure cooker
Best Buy / Instant Pot

If you want a truly multi-purpose small appliance, the Instant Pot Duo Crisp fits the bill. Not only is it a multicooker in the traditional way that all Instant Pots are, but it also comes with the company’s air-fry lid so you can crisp food to perfection. While it was $10 cheaper on Amazon Prime Day, this $120 sale price is still a good deal.

Buy Duo Crisp at Amazon - $130 Buy Duo Crisp at Target - $130

iRobot Roomba i3 - $299

iRobot Roomba i3

The high-end Roomba i3 normally costs $400 but you can get it for only $300 during this sale. It has iRobot’s mapping technology so it can more efficiently navigate your home, plus a three-stage cleaning system with 10x more power-lift suction than other models. It’s also compatible with the Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa so you can control it with your voice.

Buy Roomba i3 at Amazon - $299 Buy Roomba i3 at Best Buy - $299

iRobot Roomba 675 - $180

iRobot Roomba 670

If you still want a Roomba but can only afford to spend so much, the Roomba 675 for $180 is a solid deal. You’ll be able to start and schedule cleanings with this robot, and it works on carpet as well as hardwood floors. It also has iRobot’s 3 Stage Cleaning system and Dual Multi-Surface brushes, in addition cliff detection which helps it avoid falling down stairs.

Buy Roomba 675 at Best Buy - $179

Instant Pot Duo Nova - $50

Instant Pot Duo Nova
Instant Pot

One of the best Instant Pots for most people, the 6-quart Duo Nova is down to $50 right now. That’s half off its normal price and an all-time low. If you’re new to Instant Pots, or multicookers in general, this one marries features and size well. Not only does this combine a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker and more into one device, but its 6-quart size is large enough to make a meal for even a large family.

Buy Duo Nova at Amazon - $50 Buy Duo Nova at Target - $50

Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL 9-in-1 multicooker - $170

Ninja Foodi Deluxe 9-in-1 pressure cooker
Ninja / Amazon

If you missed the Prime Day deal on this multicooker, now’s your chance to get it for close to a record low price. The 9-in-1 Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL has dropped to $170 for Black Friday, which is only $20 more than the flash-sale price that Prime Day brought last month. This machine has presets for slow cooking, pressure cooking, yogurt making, roasting, air frying and more, and it has “TenderCrisp” technology, which locks juices int your food before air-frying to a crisp.

Buy Ninja Foodi at Amazon - $170 Buy Ninja Foodi at Bed Bath and Beyond - $170

Anova Precision Cooker Pro - $200

Anova Precision Cooker Pro

The Anova sous vide Precision cooker Pro returns to a record low of $200 for Black Friday. The main difference between the Pro and Anova’s standard gadget is its size — the Pro uses 1,200 watts to head up 20 gallons of water, and it can run up to 10,000 hours before shutting down. If you’re eager to have a sous vide party (when we’re able to gather in large numbers again), this device can help you do that.

Buy Sous Vide Pro at Amazon - $200

Anker Eufy RoboVac 30C - $180

Anker Eufy RoboVac 30C

Originally $300, Anker’s Eufy RoboVac 30C is down to $180 for Black Friday. It’s a WiFi-connected vacuum that’s similar to a Roomba, but it has BoostIQ technology that automatically increases suction power while cleaning the dirtiest areas of your home. It’ll run for up to 100 minutes before it needs a recharge and you can even control it with the Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa.

Buy RoboVac 30C at Amazon - $180

Philips Hue White + Color Starter Kit - $130

Philips Hue White and Color starter kit

If you want one kit to start the smart lighting system in your home, Philips has a great one that includes white and color smart bulbs that’s on sale for $130. You’ll get three bulbs plus the bridge that connects them all as well as a dimmer switch. This set normally costs $190, so now’s a good time to grab it while it’s heavily discounted.

Buy Philips Hue starter kit at Best Buy - $130

C by GE smart light bulbs

C by GE smart light bulbs

GE’s C smart light bulbs made it into our holiday gift guide for their solid feature set and affordability. Now you can get a 4-pack of soft white light bulbs for $20 for Black Friday, which is $25 off the set’s normal price. If you’re looking for an easy way to kick-start your smart home, these light bulbs could fit the bill.

Buy C by GE soft white 4-pack at Best Buy - $20

TP-Link Kasa smart plugs - $20

TP-Link Kasa Outdoor smart plug

Along with smart light bulbs, smart plugs are some of the easiest IoT devices to install and use when you’re starting from nothing. TP-Link’s Kasa lineup is especially friendly for smart home newbies because they don’t require a connecting hub to use — just plug them in and control them via the companion mobile app. A couple models are on sale for Black Friday, including the weather-resistant, IP64-rated Kasa Outdoor smart plug for $20 and a 4-pack of the standard Kasa smart plugs for $27.

Buy Kasa Outdoor smart plug at Amazon - $20 Buy Kasa smart plug (4-pack) at Amazon - $27

Eero 6 Pro - $183

eero Pro 6Amazon eero 6 Pro
eero LLC

A bunch of Amazon’s latest Echo devices are on sale for the holiday shopping weekend, and along with them comes a discount on the company’s newest WiFi system. The Eero 6 Pro mesh Wifi system has fallen to $183, which is 20 percent off its normal price. This updated system debuted along with the new Echos and features WiFi 6 support, coverage for up to 2,000 square feet and a built-in Zigbee home hub.

Buy Eero 6 Pro at Amazon - $183

Up to 50 percent off the Paprika app

Paprika recipe app Mac

A favorite of many Engadget staffers, the Paprika recipe manager app is up to 50 percent off right now. Both the Mac and Windows versions are half off, bringing them to $15, while the Android and iOS versions are 40 percent off, bringing them down to $3. It’s arguably the best way to digitally collect and organize all your recipes, and it also has features that let you keep track of grocery lists, meal plans and more.

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