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8 home products to upgrade your NYC apartment that are discounted for Amazon’s Prime Day

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 13, 2020 - 11:35AM

Prime members can get serious discounts for 48 hours during Prime Day.


Prime Day is here! The long-awaited, annual Amazon sale, where Prime subscribers get big discounts on popular products, starts today, October 13th, and runs through tomorrow. 

This year’s event was delayed in the U.S. (it usually happens in July) due to Covid-19, according to The Verge. Now that the mega sale is closer to Black Friday, WireCutter recommends that you hold off on buying certain products like outdoor security cameras and stick vacuums because you’re likely to get a better deal then. But, there are other small appliances that you should snag now, like smart vacuums and air purifiers. 

The easiest way to find deals is to look for the blue “Prime Day Deal” product badges and you can sign up for deal alerts if you have your eye on something specific. Also keep an eye out for lighting deals, which are limited-stock offers that are only available for a certain amount of time. 

Need a new vacuum or want smart lights? Brick browsed Amazon and rounded up some of the most popular home products on sale this Prime Day. 

Bissell PowerFresh steam mop, $63 Prime Deal, $90 retail 

This floor steamer, tile cleaner, and hardwood floor cleaner eliminates 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria with natural steam. It has 4.5 stars based on 17,503 customer reviews and is the number one steam mop on Amazon. 

iRobot Roomba vacuum, $200 Prime Deal, $320 retail

This robot vacuum has wifi connectivity, works with Alexa, self charges, has a three-stage cleaning system and works on carpet and hardwood floors. It has 4.3 stars based on 22 ratings and is the number one new product on Amazon. Other models are also on sale.

Sengled LED multi-color smart bulb starter kit, $60 Prime Deal, $70 retail

This smart bulb starter kit comes with the smart hub and two multicolor light bulbs. The bulbs work with voice control through Alexa and Google Assistant and feature over 16,000,000 colors and whites. It has 4.5 stars based on 2,532 customer reviews. 


Ring video doorbell with Echo Show 5, $150 Prime Deal, $290 retail 

Ring lets you see, hear, and talk to anyone at your front door through your smart device or computer. This model has improved motion detection, privacy zones, and dual-band wifi connectivity. It has 4.5 stars based on 8,603 customer reviews.

Instant Pot Duo Crisp pressure cooker, $120 Prime Deal, $180 Retail

This eight-quart pressure cooker is also an air fryer and can saute, steam, slow cook, sous vide, warm, roast, bake, broil, and dehydrate. It has 4.7 stars based on 7,458 customer reviews and is the number one best-selling deep fryer on Amazon. Other models are also on sale. 

EspressoWorks espresso machine and cappuccino maker, $200 Prime Deal, $250 retail 

This espresso machine can make single and double espresso shots, cappuccinos, and lattes. It comes with the grinder, built-in steamer, and two porcelain cups. It has four stars based on 1,144 customer reviews.

Zigma smart air purifier, $184 Prime Deal, $300 retail 

This smart air purifier uses voice control and cleans 1,580 square feet in an hour or 420 square feet in 15 minutes with a H13 True HEPA air filter. It works with pet hair, dander, dust, pollen, and more. It has 4.7 stars based on 73 customer reviews. 

TaoTronics indoor space heater, $50 Prime Deal, $60 retail 

This 1,500-watt electric space heater has built-in overheating and tip-over sensors, a 12-hour timer, eco mode, 65-degree oscillation, and comes with a remote. It’s the number one new product for indoor electric space heaters on Amazon and has five stars based on 1,183 customer reviews. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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