ALDI is famous for its middle-aisle Special Buys, but the discount supermarket chain has just revealed arguably one of its biggest deals yet – a new clothes dryer for less than $200!
The German grocery giant will be selling the 4.5kg dryer at stores across the country this Saturday (April 14), but stocks are limited.
Priced at $199, the dryer is relatively small compared with some other models on the market, probably suitable for a household of one or two people. However, at roughly half the price of comparable dryers, it certainly seems like a bargain.
The design involves a PTC heating element, a stainless steel drum and is upside down mountable. It’s also equipped with a number of features to have all your clothes drying sorted including cool, mild dry, extra dry and air dry functionality.
Expect 2.5 stars for energy efficiency, as well as features such as selectable drying times, safety overheat protection and safety switch on the door.
The total net weight is 20kg, with dimensions of 672(H) x 595(W) x 447(D) mm, so it may require some additional hands to get it in the car!
As far as clothes dryers go, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. The closest you’re likely to find for a dryer of similar capacity is the Fisher & Paykel DE4560M1 4.5kg Vented Dryer, with a retail price tag of $449, that only has two stars for energy efficiency.
While a 2.5 star energy rating for the ALDI model isn’t ideal, lower ratings are typical for cheap clothes dryers and appliances in general.
Other Special Buys
A clothes dryer is not the only laundry appliance ALDI has in store this weekend. It will also offer a 7kg top load washing machine for $349. The design features a stainless steel inner tub as well as a child lock for safety. It’s also equipped with a 24 hour delay start timer, so you can set a load to finish as you get home from work or make use of the off peak electricity times during the night. Wash programs include normal, cotton, heavy duty, blanket, quick and delicate. Expect a two star energy efficiency rating and a 3.5 star water efficiency rating.
This year’s price is stated to be $50 lower than last year, which is still almost half the price of other 7kg washing machines currently on the market, such as the Esatto ETLW7 7kg Top Load Washing Machine ($629 RRP) or the Haier HWMSP70 7kg Top Load Washing Machine ($599 RRP), both of which are also rated two stars for energy efficiency.
For those hoping to score a bargain with items in other areas of the home, ALDI will have you covered in the kitchen and the bedroom this week. The kitchen range will offer items such as Décor Microsafe 5pc Set for $9.99 and a variety of mini pans priced at $4.99. These are stated to have non-stick coating and lightweight carbon steel designs, featuring a variety of colours to brighten up the kitchen. These are also claimed to have heat resistant paint on the exterior and to be suitable for gas and electric stovetops.