So, where can you find the best deals? To offer a hand, Canstar Blue has produced this guide to some of the standout bargains currently listed with our partner websites, namely Appliances Online and The Good Guys. We have selected appliances based on brands featured in our customer satisfaction ratings, so you can be sure that you’re getting a highly-rated product, not just a cheap one.
Hit the links below to jump to the appliance type you’re most interested in this Boxing Day. You can also follow the links below to visit our partner websites and check the latest deals on offer.
- Air Conditioners
- Washing Machines
- Clothes Dryers
- Vacuum Cleaners
After Christmas may well be a great time to install a new air conditioner. Logically, most people would do their air conditioner shopping before Christmas – both to get their cooling tool ready before summer hits, but also to prepare for hosting family and friends over the holiday period. After Christmas, demand may not be as strong, so you may be in a better position to find a deal as retailers need to work harder to sell. Holding out until a few weeks into summer may be worth the sweat if it saves you some of your hard-earned money. As a potential bargain this Boxing Day, we’ve selected the following reverse cycle air conditioner from Fujitsu, a brand often highly-rated in our air con review.
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Fujitsu 3.5kW Reverse Cycle Split System Inverter Air Conditioner − $1,119 (save $780)*
This Fujitsu split system inverter AC unit (ASTG12KMTC) is already heavily discounted on Appliances Online, with a price tag of $1,13o – that’s 40% off the RRP of $1,899. It features a human sensor control that detects when people are in the room for optimal temperature control, a program timer to program your unit around your lifestyle and a sleep mode with a micro-processor that gradually changes the room temperature when you sleep. This model also comes with an auto-restart function which memorises the exact settings you have on to pick up where you left off in case of a power failure.
It’s not quite so fun as a new television or coffee machine, but a new washing machine on Boxing Day is certainly more fun than having your old machine die suddenly, leaving you rushing to replace it before you run out of clean clothes. If you’re soon due for an upgrade, hit the Boxing Day sales to find a better price on one of the biggest household appliance investments. Check out this top loader from one of the leading brands in our washing machines review, Bosch.
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Bosch Serie 8 Front Load Washing Machine 8kg − $1,166 (save $733)*
For a discounted washing machine with flexible features to suit your busy lifestyle, look no further than this 8kg front loader from Bosch (WAW28460AU). It’s now selling on Appliances Online for $1,166 – that’s 39% off the RRP of $1,899. This unit comes with an automatic load sensor that measures the exact amount of water needed for each load, therefore reducing water and electricity usage, plus VarioPerfect functions like EcoPerfect and SpeedPerfect that help make cycles quicker and more energy-efficient. On top of that, this German-made machine also boasts a five-star water rating and four-star energy rating.
Summer is usually a great time of year for laundry, as the hot sun dries your clothes and linen super quick on the line. However, it’s also the rainy season – the enemy of last-minute laundry runs. So, a clothes dryer can come in handy when you have items that can’t be hung up to dry or need to be dried far faster than nature can accomplish. Simpson is currently the highest-rated brand from our clothes dryers review, so we’ve picked out the following model.
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Simpson 6.5kg Vented Dryer − $549 (save $150)*
Dryers aren’t complicated, so Simpson logically keeps things simple and direct. This Simpson 6.5kg vented dryer (SDV656HQWA) comes with an easy-to-use rotary dial control to customise your cycle, SenseDry technology and reverse tumbling action to dry your clothes evenly. There’s also a timer control and an automatic cool-down function that activates on the final drying cycle for fewer kinks in your work shirts. This model, however, isn’t particularly energy efficient with only a two-star energy rating. Appliances Online offers this model for $537, which is 25% off the RRP of $699.
Given the working we tend to give our ovens to feed family and friends during the holiday season, it may be a good time of year to consider a replacement or upgrade. Plus, a new oven can be more energy-efficient and less ‘leaky’ – meaning your whole kitchen doesn’t feel like the oven! Your home really doesn’t need the extra heat in the middle of summer. It may also be worth considering going double, with double ovens becoming more accessible and mainstream. Double ovens mean you can prepare a roast and grill your homemade garlic bread at the same time, or cook two very different dishes (like a sweet and a savoury) without flavours mixing. We currently rate Smeg highest from our annual ovens review, so check out this potential bargain.
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Smeg 60cm Pyrolytic Electric Built-In Double Oven − $3,290 (save $800)*
This classic aesthetic self-cleaning double oven from Smeg (DOSPA6395X) is loaded with features, including seven cooking levels and 21 cooking functions in total (17 in the main oven and four functions in the second oven). It also comes with Smeg’s SmartSense Plus which offers a foolproof, step-by-step guide to cooking, so you can nail all your favourite recipes with ease. Plus, helpfully, the double oven allows you to cook multiple dishes simultaneously. This model features a fingerprint-resistant stainless-steel exterior and is currently on sale from Appliances Online for $3,477 – that’s a decent 24% off the RRP of $4,090.
If your fridge is getting on in years, summertime is when it’s most likely to cut out as it fights against Australian summer temperatures to keep your food and drinks nice and cool. A broken fridge needs to be repaired or replaced pronto which can be a hassle. End of year sales may save you later stress by replacing your fridge when it suits you – especially when more of us are home during the holidays looking for cool drinks and frozen snacks to relax with.
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Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge − $1,079 (save $520)*
This family-sized Samsung fridge (SRL458ELS) is selling on Appliances Online for $1,086 or 33% off its RRP price of $1,599. This ‘cool’ model features a multi-flow cooling system stated to evenly distribute cold air throughout the fridge to keep food fresh for longer, a full-width crisper, four adjustable shelves, and built-in door storage. The freezer compartment contains an easy twist function for your ice, with an added bin to capture and store excess ice.
Don’t want to hand wash all of those Christmas dishes? Why not leave them until Boxing Day and buy a new dishwasher on sale to take care of the dishes instead? Okay, that may be a bit much but a nice new dishwasher could be a great present for you and your family to start next year on a more upgraded note. Bosch has been the standout brand in our dishwashers ratings for some time now, so we’ve selected the following model as a potential bargain this Boxing Day.
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Bosch Serie 6 Slimline Freestanding Dishwasher − $1,169 (save $112)*
This compact (45cm across) Bosch dishwasher (SPS60M08AU) is ideal for smaller kitchens. It comes with some nifty features such as a VarioSpeed option to cut your washing time and save on energy, AquaStopPlus that shuts off the water if it detects a problem during the wash cycle, and an adjustable top basket to fit larger dining plates or taller cutlery in the bottom basket. This model is on sale on The Good Guys for $1,169 – that’s 15% off the RRP of $1,299.
Time to buy yourself a Christmas present – easier cleaning! The better the vacuum, the less time and effort you have to spend doing the boring, repetitive task of cleaning up your floors. This is especially true if your family got a new furry family member for Christmas – you’ll need extra help to pick up pet hair. It seems that you get what you pay for when it comes to vacuum cleaners, with premium brand Miele currently top-rated in our vacuum cleaners review.
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Miele Miele Compact C1 Young Style Bagged Vacuum − $319*
Miele vacuums are highly regarded for strength, reliability, and efficiency. This bagged vacuum (10797650) has a 1,800W motor that generates a flow velocity of over 100km/h, which combined with the internal design means that dust and coarse mess are separated in storage, so emptying is far less likely to disturb the dust. It also features automatic protection against overheating and a Miele AirClean filtration system. The Good Guys sells this model for $319 currently, although it could be marked down further closer to Boxing Day.
Holidays (and summer in general) are a perfect time to chill out in front of the TV, watching Netflix or playing video games. Boxing Day sales offer a great excuse to buy a big flashy TV, especially if you can get it at a great price. If you get in quick you could get a brand spanking new TV just in time to watch the Boxing Day Test cricket match. For our guide to bargains, we’ve selected this Samsung Smart Ultra HD TV, with the brand flying high at the top of our TV ratings.
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Samsung 75-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV − $1,795 (save $500)*
This 75-inch Samsung 4K smart TV (UA75TU8000WXXY) is on sale at The Good Guys for $1,795 or 25% off its RRP of $2,295. It comes with built-in voice assistants Bixby, Alexa and Google and allows you to control all of your compatible devices at once with Samsung’s One remote control, perfect for when you need quick access to services like Netflix, YouTube, Xbox or a Soundbar with Smart Hub. Once you’re done watching TV, you can transform your blank screen into a photo frame or art wall using Ambient mode.
Your existing blender may get a bit of a workout over the festive season and become due for a replacement. Or, you may want to make healthy smoothies to help with that New Year’s resolution you’ll definitely make (but might not keep). Blenders used to be boring but with the rise of smoothie culture and improvements in blender strength and design, they can really be something to get excited about. Check out this funky model from KitchenAid below, which would look right at home in any modern kitchen.
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KitchenAid Magnetic Drive Blender Candy Apple Red − $469 (save $532)*
This KitchenAid magnetic drive blender (5KSB5085ACA) comes with a whopping 53% off on Appliances Online, selling for just $469 instead of $999 RRP. This smart blender uses Intelli-Speed technology to detect how much you’re trying to blend, and comes with four awesome Adapti-Blend programs, including juice, soups/sauces, milkshake, icy drinks/smoothies. This model also comes with a dishwasher-safe 1.75-litre BPA-free jug claimed to be resistant to shattering, scratches, and stains.