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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $300 on a Whirlpool refrigerator

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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Whirlpool WRF535SMBM Refrigerator

Street price: $1,300 MSRP: $1,700 deal price: $1,000

This is the first time we've seen this fridge drop to $1,000 since we started tracking it, though it also dropped to this price range while our guide was being written. Home Depot appliance prices tend to have big drops of a few hundred dollars for a couple weeks, before returning to higher prices for a few months.

The Whirlpool WRF535SMBM is our pick for the best refrigerator. Liam McCabe wrote, "If we were buying a 36-inch wide refrigerator, it would be the Whirlpool WRF535SMBM. Mainly, that's because it's one of the most affordable French door fridges out there, yet there's no obvious sacrifice in terms of reliability, useful features, noise, efficiency, or layout."

In terms of features, "The features in the WRF535SMBM are basic but all useful. The icemaker in the freezer churns out cubes quickly (and seems to run pretty reliably). The glide-out, full-width shelf on the bottom of the fridge is a good spot either for meats and cheeses, or as a convenient eye-level spot for kids to get at pudding packs or Capri Sun or kale or whatever they eat these days. Other than those two, it's just typical shelves and drawers, nothing fancy. It is a simple, sharp, and clean-looking design, too."

Moto X Pure Edition 64GB + Moto 360 Sport Watch

Street price: $700; MSRP: $750; deal price: $400

This matches a similar deal we saw briefly at the start of June, but at the time, it sold out quickly. You add the Moto X Pure to your cart, select the 64GB option, then add the Moto 360 to your cart as well. At that point, the $400 price should show up. While that's a significant savings, if you're not interested in the watch, Best Buy has the 64GB phone on sale for $320.

The Moto X Pure Edition is our customizable phablet pick in our best Android phones guide. Ryan Whitwam said, "Motorola's latest flagship phone offers a great Android 6.0 software experience with customization options that other phones simply can't match. You can choose from different colors and materials for the back, pick a metallic accent color, and even customize the startup message. It's more comfortable to hold than other phablets despite its big, 5.7-inch LCD, plus it has a slot for a microSD card. If you take a lot of selfies, we have still more good news: This phone has a front-facing flash paired with a wide-angle 5-megapixel camera."

He also wrote, "The Moto X has a metal frame, but you can choose the back materials using the Moto Maker online tool. There you'll find various soft-touch plastics, woods, and leathers, and you can also customize the color of the front panel and metal rim."

Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Bicycle U-Lock

Street price: $40; MSRP: $48; deal price: $30 with code BIKEMORE

Use the code BIKEMORE to get this price. This is $2 above the best price we've seen on this bike lock, but a decent discount below the usual price we see on Buydig and Amazon.

The KryptoLok Series 2 is the top pick in our guide on the best bike lock. Eric Hansen said, "This isn't an exciting, novel pick for the best U-lock but it is savvy. Experts, users, and the bike thieves that we interviewed agree that the Series 2 U-lock is strong enough to foil all foilable thieves. It's also light and comes with a stable, easy-to-mount carrying bracket that fits on virtually all bikes."

He added, "Kryptonite's accompanying 'insurance'—costing $20 for three years—is the easiest to purchase, thanks to their rare online form. And it pays okay, too. In the event that some jerk destroys the U-lock and makes off with a bike, then Kryptonite pays the homeowners' or renter's insurance deductible or the replacement cost of the bike."

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