When the leaves on the ground have lost their crunch from rain that turns to snow, it is time to ring in the holiday season. Thanksgiving has come and gone, and holiday preparations are going full speed ahead as customers look for the appliances that will support them through this hectic and heartwarming time of the year.
The Associated Press reported at the end of August that “appliance sales fell 16.1 percent” in 2023 due to a combination of inflation, high interest rates, and low consumer savings. All is not lost, however. The AP, in speaking with Best Buy CEO Corie Barry, predicts that “the holiday season will revert to the same promotional cadence before the pandemic, with peak spending right around the end of October, Thanksgiving week and the last few days before Christmas.” So, while Black Friday may have been the prime opportunity for retailers to sell some of their appliance stock for the holiday season, consumers will still need appliances at the last minute for holiday festivities.
With holiday cooking, baking, and hosting in mind, we have created a list of products that will be perfect for retailers to stock for consumers looking for appliances that can help them make holiday memories without skimping on value.
Nostalgia Retro 32-Ounce Hot Chocolate Maker
Hot chocolate is a year-round beverage, but for some reason, it tastes better around the holidays. Whether it is the warming sensation the chocolate and spices give you while drinking it, or the clever, heart-warming marketing, nothing beats a cup of gourmet hot chocolate. Making the treat is relatively easy, especially when you have a stove and a microwave. But why not have an appliance that works for you? The Retro 32-Ounce Hot Chocolate Maker by Nostalgia takes this sentiment to heart. The machine’s heat and froth function works by utilizing a heated base, equipped with a stirring rod to whip up a quick, quality cup of hot cocoa. For all-around easy serving, the machine comes with a two-way dripless faucet and an easy-pour removable pitcher. Not the biggest fan of hot chocolate? The Retro also has a milk frother and the capability to make lattes, mochas, chai, and other hot beverages.
NESCO 18 Qt. Red Roaster Oven
Holiday dinner preparations can quickly take over the kitchen. Appetizers and side dishes, prepared either in the home or brought by helpful guests, can usurp precious counter space, leaving little to no room for the main entrée. The NESCO 18-quart Red Roaster Oven solves this issue by combining roasting, baking, cooking, steaming, and slow cooking capabilities all in one appliance. The 18-quart roaster oven has a 1450-watt roaster base that can roast brisket and a 22-pound whole turkey. It has full-range temperature control from 200 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit that accommodates all types of cooking. The porcelain enamel finish ensures easy cleaning and long-lasting use.
Hamilton Beach 7-Speed Stand Mixer
Stand mixers can cost a pretty penny, but they are a must-have appliance for preparing holiday dessert classics such as sugar cookies. Hamilton Beach offers an affordable stand mixer that can be used during the holidays and beyond. With a 4-quart stainless steel mixing bowl and a 300-watt motor, the Hamilton Beach 7-Speed Stand Mixer can churn even the toughest, stickiest of doughs with a mixing pattern optimized to the shape of the bowl. Seven speeds ensure that users have control over how they want their mixture to be prepared. The stand mixer comes with a flat beater, whisk, dough hook, and splatter guard attachments so users can prepare a bakery’s worth of delights.
Cosori Pioneer 5-Tray Food Dehydrator
What is a more quintessential holiday dessert than fruit cake? While consumers could buy a pre-made fruit cake and gift it to their loved ones, they could make the gift even more special by baking it themselves with their own dried fruit. The Cosori Pioneer 5-Tray Food Dehydrator can dehydrate foods like fruit, meat, and herbs with 360-degree air circulation and temperature options ranging from 95 degrees to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The Pioneer has five trays that can be lifted and collapsed, allowing users to dehydrate a large amount of food without taking up counter space. The trays are also easy to remove and dishwasher safe.