The Best Labor Day Sales for Cooks and Food Lovers

Great deals on some of our favorite outdoor items and kitchen appliances.

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As Labor Day has come and gone, we’ve stopped updating this post with sales and can’t promise the ones below are still available. Check back later for updated deals.

Labor Day sales have arrived, and we've scoured the internet to find the very best! Below you'll find discounts for some of our favorite retailers and products (only the ones we use and love!). We'll be updating the page as deals arise through Labor Day, so keep coming back for more.

What is Labor Day? 

Officially, Labor Day is an official federal holiday meant to celebrate American workers, and it falls on the first Monday of September. Labor day also marks the end of summer. Some people celebrate by heading to the beach one last time, while others host backyard barbecues. And while it’s no Black Friday, Labor Day is a great time to score deals on certain cooking and entertaining items. 

When is Labor Day 2021? 

This year, we’ll celebrate Labor Day on September 6th.

What types of deals should you look for on Labor Day? 

“Labor day is a great shopping weekend because it is the unofficial transition from the summer to fall season,” says Adam Blank, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Sur La Table. Seasonal summer items often go on sale, in order to make way for new fall inventory. You’ll often find great deals on outdoor furniture and tabletop items, grills, and grilling tools,” Blank says. Plus, already discounted items tend to be reduced even further during Labor Day sales.

  • Up to 30% off ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

    There are so many reasons to have an instant-read thermometer in your kitchen. If you've found the price of the ThermoWorks Thermapen (our favorite model) to be a bit prohibitive, now's your chance to pick one up for 30% off. We love that it’s accurate to the half-degree and has a motion sensor that turns it on as soon as you pick it up.

    You can also save up to 18% off sitewide at Thermoworks.com with code SHAREBBQ.

  • Up to 20% off D'Artagnan Back to Basics Cuts

    D'Artagnan offers some of the best cuts of meat that we can find online. You can save 20% off with promo code BASICS right now through September 8. Add some chicken breasts, bone-in thigh chicken thighs, Ground lamb, boneless pork chops, and lots more to help with any upcoming meal prep.

    Heritage Green Circle Chicken
  • Up to 50% Staub Baking Dishes

    Sur La Table’s Labor Day Sale will run from September 2 to 6, and includes up to 60% off cookware. There’s lots of Staub on offer at deep discounts, but we recommend picking up this Staub Rectangular Baking Dish (normally $70, now $30), a top pick in our review for its classic design and impressive heat-retention.

    Staub Ceramic Rectangular Baking Dish
  • Up to 35% off All-Clad 12-Inch Fry Pan

    We named the Made In 12-Inch Stainless Steel Skillet our top pick of best stainless steel skillets, but the All-Clad D3 version only lost out because of its higher price tag, which just got a bit cheaper. It's down to $130 from $200 on Amazon this weekend.

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  • $50 off the Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stainless 5 Burner Gas Grill

    Labor Day might be the official end of summer, but any grill cook knows that grilling season extends well into the fall. That’s why now is such a great time to head to Walmart, where select grills are being offered for up to 40% off. You can score a deal on the Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stainless 5 Burner Gas Grill (normally $396, now $346), which recently made our list of best gas grills for its even heating and temperature range.

    Cuisinart 3-In-1 Stainless Five-Burner Propane Gas Grill
  • 16% Off Instant Pot 9-in-1 Duo Plus Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker

    There’s plenty to love about a Labor Day Sale, which includes up to 50% off a range of kitchen appliances. If you’re in the market for a pressure cooker, you can score $20 off the Instant Pot 9-in-1 Duo Plus. Pick one up for a cozy fall and winter full of delicious pressure cooker recipes.

    Instant Pot
  • Up to 43% off AeroGarden Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden

    It's no secret that we're fans of AeroGarden, but we do admit, it can be expensive. Right now, you can get this top of the line model for just $86, which is down from $150.

    AeroGarden garden