Experts say these are the only 6 products to invest in this Black Friday to save energy at home

Save on these picks (and your bills)

De'Longhi DEX216F air fryer in white room on dark rug with washing hanging
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Black Friday is upon us, and you've likely seen the best deals popping up on Instagram, jumping out while you scroll on TikTok, and appearing on TV. But like many of us, we're being careful about where we splash the cash at the moment as budgets are tighter and costs are higher this year. 

That's not to say there's no one way we can make the most of this year's sales, without sacrificing our savings account, mind. There are worthy products that'll help improve your home and how it uses energy. Yes, there are lots of energy-saving home buys on sale for Black Friday, helping you keep costs down, now and later. But it's best to act fast. Due to popular demand, dehumidifiers, air fryers, and electric blankets — among other times — are flying off the digital shelves. Thanks to research from Wethrift (opens in new tab), we can predict they're likely to sell out today(!!!)  

So don't wait to save on your energy bills. We've got more information below from trends expert and founder of Wethrift Nick Dreweon, as well as a few of our top-recommended picks.

1. Dehumidifiers 

Dehumidifiers are a fairly new must-have item for your home, and while they come in handy when the summer heat arrives, they can be just as efficient in the winter at getting rid of condensation and heating our homes. How? Well, the best dehumidifiers wick away moisture in your home, which can cause it to feel cold. Yet to get one? These are the current best-sellers, many are loving: 

2. Electric blankets

We're certainly not the first to tell you that the demand for electric blankets is mega at the moment. They cost less to run than putting your heating on and are beyond the best thing to keep you cozy on cold nights. So if you haven't got one already, then what are you waiting for? In the lead-up to the holiday period, you'll find some great Black Friday heated blanket sales. Here are a few of our favorites:

3. Air fryers

Yet to get on the air fryer hype? Where have you been?! Posted all over TikTok, this trending kitchen appliance is bound to be the best home buy of the decade. Great for cooking just about every meal (whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or, dessert) and a lot cheaper than putting the oven on, there's no surprise they're set to be a sell-out product this Black Friday. So go grab one of the best air fryers before it's too late.

4. Slow cookers

Whether you're a busy professional cooking for one or preparing a meal for more, a great slow cooker is essential for all your winter-time stews, soups, and cobblers. Perfect for quickly and easily whipping up a hearty dish, this appliance will help you save time, and more importantly money. Using less energy than an electric or gas oven, more people than your grandma are investing in a slow cooker this Black Friday. 

5. Soup makers

The king of comfort food, there's nothing like a bowl of hot soup on a cold day. And in our opinion, homemade soup is so much nicer than its canned counterpart. Making it on the hob can take a lot of time and money, so opting for a soup maker instead is a super savvy alternative that takes only 20 minutes from scratch. These are some of the most popular models on the market: 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.