I've always been fascinated with the idea of owning a Dyson.
Maybe it has something to do with inventor James Dyson's clipped, all-knowing British accent. Maybe it's the seemingly impossible technology (I've always wondered how a vacuum so slim actually sucks up anything effectively, yet it does).
Or maybe it was that time Helen Rosner wrote about using her Dyson hair dryer on a roast chicken for an especially crispy skin for The New Yorker (she equated the hack to "standing on the shoulder of giants," and honestly, I get it).
Either way, I've always wanted to add a Dyson to my collection of household electronics—the only thing that stopped me was the price. All that mystifying technology and super-sleek design comes with an investment-worthy price tag, whether it's a vacuum you're after or a hair dryer.
That's why I love Black Friday and Cyber Monday, aka the shopping holidays you get as a treat for surviving the stresses of Thanksgiving. This year, Dyson is offering savings of up to $250 on select products, so if there's something you've had your eye on, now's the time to snap it up. From serious discounts on their top-rated cordless vacuums to an over-$200 price cut on a cooling air purifier, here are our top five picks from Dyson's big Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.
The Best Picks From Dyson's Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale
With hundreds of positive reviews, Dyson's V8 Absolute cordless vacuum makes an A+ addition to any cleanup crew. It's got a soft roller cleaner head for hard floors, a motorized cleaner head for carpets, and a few extra handy tools (like a crevice tool and motorized brush tool) for tidying up all those tough-to-reach spots in your house (and car!).
Get maximum savings on this heavy-duty vacuum cleaner designed with pet owners and people with allergies (hi, that's me!) in mind. With extra-strong suction and no filters to wash or replace, this is the type of vacuum that actually makes cleaning the house fun (if not, at the very least, less of a chore).
If, like me, you don't have the luxury of central air conditioning (or maybe there's a room in your house that's just a bit stuffier than the rest), then a stand-alone cooling unit is essential. This Dyson does double-duty in that it purifies using a sealed filter even as it circulates air around the room.
If you're looking for something that can cool or heat a whole room, while purifying the air at the same time, then this Dyson Pure Hot+Cool is the one for you. The machine's smart tech automatically senses when there are teeny tiny pollutants in the air, captures them in its filter, and recirculates purified air.
Ok, ok, I know it's not discounted, but I couldn't not include the infamous Dyson hair dryer (and the purchase does come with two free accessories). This hair dryer uses clever engineering, instead of extreme heat, to not just dry hair (or chicken skin!) faster, but also decrease frizz and flyaways. Show me someone who doesn't love that!
Which Black Friday sales are you most excited about? Tell us in the comments below!
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Erin Alexander is the Associate Editor at Food52, covering pop culture, travel, foods of the internet, and all things #sponsored. Formerly at Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Us Weekly, and Hearst, she currently lives in New York City.