Black Friday Hacks! Our Home Appliance Experts Reveal The Best Kitchen And Laundry Updates

January 15, 2024 - 5 min read

Counting the sleeps ‘til Black Friday? Perhaps you’ve set your sights on a fancy fridge to anchor a new kitchen. Or you’re chomping at the bit to finally retire your washing machine. With the Black Friday sales serving up huge savings on all home appliances, The Good Guys team is here to make sure you spend wisely on the big-ticket items that matter most: those essential workhorses like fridges and ovens, washing machines and dryers that carry the load year after year.

We share the best Black Friday advice from our whitegoods experts, plus the top buys to help you scale up your kitchen and laundry during Black Friday 2024 Sale time for much (much) less!

Woman searches for ingredients in her stainless steel fridge while cooking dinner.

Best Black Friday Kitchen Updates

“Whether you’re replacing tired appliances or kitting out a completely new kitchen, the Black Friday Australia sale is your moment to snap up the latest exciting cooking and food storage tech that might have been off the menu previously,” says Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking.

“Whether you’re replacing tired appliances or kitting out a completely new kitchen, our Black Friday sale is your moment to snap up the latest exciting cooking and food storage tech that might have been off the menu previously.”

Top 3 Oven Upgrades

#1 Pyrolytic Self-Cleaning
An oven that cleans itself has to top the list! Pyrolytic ovens use pressurised high temperatures to turn built-up gunk and grease into easy-wipe ash, without nasty chemicals.

 #2 Steam Cooking
Steam ovens combine steam with hot air to cut cooking times and keep food moist so you can enjoy healthier meals with locked-in flavours.

#3 An Air Fryer Function
Upgrade to an oven with a built-in air fryer tray and savour the same crispy, crunchy flavours you’ll get with a benchtop air fryer, but in bigger batches.

Shop Best-Selling Ovens

Technika 60cm Pyrolytic Oven Dark Stainless Steel

Bosch 60cm Pyrolytic Oven

Westinghouse 60cm Pyrolytic Double Oven

Product image of the Westinghouse 60cm Pyrolytic Oven - Dark Stainless

Top 3 Fridge Upgrades

#1 Flexible Freezer
Boost chill space when you need it most with a convertible freezer that can switch to a fridge, then back to a freezer when the party’s over.

#2 Wi-Fi Connectivity
A Wi-Fi-enabled fridge lets you remotely control temperature and other functions via your smartphone. The smartest fridges can even suggest meals based on their contents.

# 3 In-Built Ice Maker
Nothing beats the convenience of on-demand ice, especially during an Aussie summer! All the best-dressed fridges now come with built-in ice makers to dispense pre-prepared ice.

Shop Best-Selling Fridges

Samsung 640L Family Hub Refrigerator

Electrolux 609L French Door Refrigerator

LG 635L InstaView SxS Refrigerator

product image of the LG 640L Family Hub Refrigerator

Best Black Friday Laundry Upgrades

“With huge bargains to be had on washing machines and dryers that boast time- and energy-saving features, Black Friday is your big chance to get out of the laundry faster – and save even more in the long run with lower power bills,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Whitegoods and Laundry. 

Read on for Peter’s pick of laundry buys in The Good Guys Black Friday sale.

Happy woman doing the laundry in a new washing machine.

Top 3 Washing Machine Upgrades

#1 Auto-Sensor Technology
This cutting-edge tech will automatically weigh every load before calculating the optimum cycle and water level. Cue less wastage and longer-lasting, cleaner clothes.

#2 Auto-Dosing Technology
Another popular feature that’s taking the guesswork out of laundry day, auto-dosing dispenses the precise amount of detergent for any load by calculating weight, fabric type and how dirty your garments are.

#3 Add Items Mid-Wash
Front load washing machines are now getting in on the action and allowing you to halt your cycle mid-wash to toss in that beloved holiday frock – or retrieve a rogue red sock!

Shop Best-Selling Washing Machines

Fisher & Paykel 10kg Front Load Washer

Miele 8kg Front Load Washer

Haier 8.5kg Front Load Washer

product image of the Haier 8kg Front Load Washer

Top 3 Dryer Upgrades

#1 Heat Pump Dryer
Heat pump dryers use less than half the energy of conventional dryers and are the smartest way to future-proof your laundry (and shave power bills!).

#2 Steam Setting
Dryers with steam settings can revive barely worn clothes between washes and reduce wrinkles, odours and static while helping you cut laundry hours and water wastage.

#3 Auto-Sensor
Dryers with auto-sensor tech use load weight and fabric type to nail the right drying cycle every time. Say goodbye to stiff, overdried clothes. 

Shop Best-Selling Dryers

Hisense 9kg Heat Pump Dryer

Solt 8kg Heat Pump Dryer

Fisher & Paykel 8kg Heat Pump Dryer

product image of the Fisher & Paykel 8kg Condenser Dryer

The Last Word On Getting Black Friday Fit

“Know your budget but also look carefully at the next model up when shopping for major kitchen appliances. The extra investment could get you many more features that spell bigger savings over time,” says Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking.

“When shopping for big-ticket household items, it’s essential to get all your measurements right. Don’t just measure the space or cavity and the appliance; also measure your doorway and hall to get that new fridge into the kitchen,” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer – Whitegoods and Refrigerators.


Primed to pounce on incredible Black Friday deals? Read our expert guide to doubling up on Black Friday 2024 savings, then head in-store or online to snap up the best kitchen and laundry appliances for your home.

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