The summer solstice isn’t *technically* until late June, but Memorial Day is a harbinger of warmer weather, grilling season, and outdoor pizza ovens galore. (Plus, for many of us, a day off! Incredible!)
Memorial Day also ushers in…Memorial Day sales. Bet you weren’t expecting that at all based on the headline of this very article! In this day-off, discount spirit, we rounded up 13 of our favorite early Memorial Day sales—including ThermoWorks, Weber, Anova, and Stove Stove.
The Best Wok
Normally $70, Now $61
Our favorite flat-bottomed, carbon steel wok is heat responsive and beautiful—with a blue-black color. We also like its helper handle and wooden main handle that stayed cool to the touch. It’s easy to see why we’ve deemed it an essential piece of cookware.
The Best Instant-Read Thermometer
Normally $100, Now $67.47 at thermoworks.com
With the code SHAREBBQ, you get a whopping 32% (!!!) off of the Thermapen ONE. (This is the lowest price we’ve seen it go for.) It’s our favorite instant-read thermometer for a good reason: it’s lightning fast, incredibly accurate, and comes with a range of handy features like an automatic backlight, a rotating screen, and auto on/off.
One of the Best Gas Grills
Normally $1,049, Now $899
If you’re looking for a versatile gas grill that cooks exceptionally well, is easy to use, and comes with Weber’s excellent customer service and reputation, there’s this Weber Genesis. It was one of our top picks after testing gas grills—and it’s 14% off.
A Phenomenal Air Fryer
Normally $130, Now $100
With a responsive touchscreen and roomy basket, it’s easy to see why this Cosori air fryer nearly nabbed the top spot in our review. We also really appreciated its extra-long power cord—a little usability feature that, surprisingly, can make a big difference! Just be sure to apply the $30 off coupon.
A Seriously Powerful Sous Vide Machine
Normally $399, Now $199
Right now, our favorite splurge-worthy immersion circulator is considerably less splurgy (at this price, it’s less than the Breville Joule and other Anova models). In our tests, we found it to be incredibly powerful and fast. We also liked its intuitive on-board display.
A Smokeless Firepit
Normally $569, Now $350 at solostove.com
Starting May 17th (and through June 4th), Solo Stove is offering up to 45% off on their fire pit bundles. We’re big fans of the Solo Stove (and cooking on them!) and find them to burn exceptionally steadily and fairly smokelessly.
Our Favorite Dish Drying Rack
Normally $85, Now $45
You can’t cook without cleaning up. And for the inevitable task of drying dishes, our favorite drying rack comes from KitchenAid. It’s very large, has sidewalls that keep dishes in place, and has a drain mat that you can remove for cleaning. Plus, it’s 47% off—a steal.
The Best Vacuum Sealer
Normally $150, Now $99
However, if you want a regular vacuum sealer (valid—they’re awesome), it’s hard to do better than our overall top pick from Anova. It seals incredibly well and also has helpful features like built-in bag storage, a bag cutter, and no refractory period (that’s the time between sealings).
The Best Mandoline
Normally $46, Now $34.50 at macys.com
Our favorite mandoline is 25% off with the code SUMMER. It cleanly sliced everything we (figuratively) threw at it and had an optional fold-out stand, making it easy to use on a cutting board or over a bowl.
The Best Ice Cream Maker
Normally $70, Now $56
Our favorite ice cream maker is reasonably priced and even more so at the moment (be sure to clip the coupon to get the full discount). In our tests, it produced some of the creamiest, smoothest ice cream of the bunch and was a cinch to operate, with just one on/off button.
An Excellent Cooler (with Wheels!)
Normally $450, Now $365 at moosejaw.com
While we haven’t formally reviewed this model, it’s the wheeled version of one of our favorite coolers. And senior commerce editor Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm (hi, it’s me!) has used and loved this cooler and notes how it’s “way, way easier to move around than a standard Yeti cooler” and that its wheels are “super rugged.” Get 20% off with the code CHEESEBURGER.
An Exceptionally Priced Dutch Oven
Normally $529, Now $150 at surlatable.com
With taller walls and a slightly smaller cooking surface than our favorite Staub Dutch oven, this cocotte is a great, deeply discounted buy. All five shades of it are on sale on Sur La Table (though the deep-red Grenadine is $20 more).
A Really Good Salad Spinner
Normally $31, Now $24 at macys.com
With code SUMMER the plastic version of our favorite salad spinner is 25% off. It features a powerful pump, a brake button, and a non-slip base.
When is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is on May 29th, 2023.
Are there Memorial Day sales?
Yes! There are plenty of sales through the weekend and on Memorial Day—including all of the ones above (grills, coolers, air fryers). We will keep updating this document as we find worthwhile deals.