5 awesomely refurbished small appliances to up your home's eco credentials

Join the refurb club

Person holding plate of food by a Ninja air fryer
(Image credit: Amazon / Ninja)

If you're looking to go down the Black Friday refurbished deals route this year, we hear you. Not only is it a better option for the environment, but your bank balance will thank you too. For anyone who doesn't have a casual $400 to spend on a new vacuum, or a couple of hundred dollars for a Ninja air fryer just before the holidays, you can still get your hands on some awesome products for less by joining the refurb club.

Rest assured that buying a refurbished coffee maker or air fryer should not impact the quality of your product at all. Depending on where you buy your items from, each product goes through a strict process to make sure that what you're buying is in a perfectly resaleable condition — like new. For even more peace of mind, you'll likely get a guarantee, too, but of course, double-check that's available before you click "buy."

One of our go-to spots for refurbished items is eBay. Though there are actually a ton of other stores that stock refurbished goods as well. Here are a few of our favorite places to look online: 

5 Black Friday and Cyber Monday refurbished deals to help the planet

1. Ninja AF161 Max XL 7-IN-1 Air Fryer |

1. Ninja AF161 Max XL 7-IN-1 Air Fryer | Was $169.99, Now $79.99 (save $90) at eBay

If you haven't bought an air fryer yet, this is a great option. Sure you could go with a very good Ninja dupe, but why not get the real deal when there's more than half off? 53% to be precise. This is ideal for big fams or lots of roomies with 5.5-quart capacity. Make every night french fry night.

2. Bissell MyAir Pro Air Purifier H13 :

2. Bissell MyAir Pro Air Purifier H13 : Was $99.99, Now $49.99 (save $50) at eBay

BISSELL's MYair Pro air purifier comes with a medical-grade HEPA filter and is ideal for capturing unwanted allergens, odors, and irritants from the air in your bedroom or entire apartment. Pet owner or not, these gadgets are becoming must-haves for healthier home spaces on all fronts.

3. Cuisinart SS-5FR Single Serve K-Cup Coffeemaker |

3. Cuisinart SS-5FR Single Serve K-Cup Coffeemaker | Was $109.99, Now $59.99 (save $50) at eBay

Pod coffee machines are a total win if you're always in a rush, but always in need of a good cup of coffee. This pick from Cuisinart won't restrict you when it comes to pods as you can use any single-serve type with it. Plus, its super sleek stainless steel will elevate any countertop, no matter how tiny it may be.

4. Refurbished Dyson V11 Animal+ cordless vacuum |

4. Refurbished Dyson V11 Animal+ cordless vacuum | Was $449.99, Now $299.99 (Save $150) at Dyson

Perfect for those with pets, this cordless vac comes with free shipping and a six-month warranty. Not that you'll need it since only genuine Dyson replacement parts are used where needed in outlet items.

5. Refurbished 5-Speed Classic Blender |

5. Refurbished 5-Speed Classic Blender | Was $64.99, Now $49.99 (save $15) at KitchenAid

This retro blender in Empire Red gets 4.5 stars on KitchenAid and comes complete with five speeds plus an ice crush and pulse mode. With Intelli-Speed Motor Control and Soft Start features, say hello to marg nights and smoothie mornings. Balance is everything, especially with 23% off.

Where else to buy refurbished appliances?

It's always a good idea if you have a product in mind from a specific brand, e.g. KitchenAid or Dyson, to check the brand's website and see if it has a refurbished or renewed section. The company might call it something different but after some digging, you'll soon find out. If you buy direct, you normally get better perks such as a longer guarantee period.

What should I buy for my home refurbished?

The list is honestly endless. You can buy anything from a mattress to a sofa and a breadmaker that has been refurbished, it's just down to your personal preference and if what you're specifically after is available. Our rule is the more the better! Buying new isn't the best for the environment, as you already know.

Camille Dubuis-Welch
Former Deputy Editor

I'm Cam, the former deputy editor of Real Homes who worked on the site from 2020 to 2023. As a renter myself, sharing a home with two friends (and my cat) in London, I know all too well the challenges that this can pose when it comes to creating your perfect setup. As someone who has always loved everything interior design-related, I cannot rest until a home feels right and I am really passionate about helping others get there too, no matter what their living situation, style, or budget may be. It’s not always the easiest to figure out, but the journey is fun and the results are so worth it.

After interior design, travel, art, and photography are my next big passions. When I’m not writing or editing homes content, I’m usually tapping into other creative outlets, exploring galleries in London or further afield, taking photos, scribbling, or drawing!