Best Non-Food Item From Aldi/Lidl

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    I've been using a local Aldi a little more and I keep noticing the odd weirdness in the middle of the store.

    Anyone ever found anything useful?

    The Ballad of Lidl & Aldi - Mick...
     
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    Baby things usually for us. Also got our outdoor furniture from them but that was delivered
     
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    I got a bike stand once. Absolutely brilliant bit of kit and for around £60, when the nearest comparable was £150. Still standing 5 years on.
     
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    Rice cooker for £12 several years ago - still going strong used at least once or twice a week.
     
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    Great song, I am up in the Green Dragon in Hardraw next weekend and they play this type of stuff. Hopefully they know it ha.
     
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    Online only, but Aldi had the Epson TW650 full HD projector as a special buy for £319 last November
     
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    Just bought from Lidl - 1 litre tin of cellulose thinners for £2.50.

    Bit boring I know but a bargain.

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    Nigel
     
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    I bought a large 32x5cm ceramic pan, I'd been looking for a bigger pan for a while, some thing big enough to do a paella for 4 very hungry people. So far I've only used it the once and it was brilliant, it distributed the heat evenly and crisped the rice on the base beautifully and yet nothing stuck. It'll only be used occasionally so hopefully the non-stick aspect will last for a long time. It cost £14, anything similar I'd been looking at was going to cost about £60.
     
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    Deep fat fryer. Cost 25 euro 6 years ago and until recently was used weekly. Replaced it with an air fryer, but that's such a faff to make chips with that it went into a cupboard and hasn't been seen since.
     
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    Photo/negative scanner.
    I was getting it for a gift anyway, and it was half the price of the identical item in Maplin.
     
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    Bought two novelty beach towels (Aldi), one shaped like a hamburger and one shaped like a pineapple. £7.99 each though.
     
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    Laser spirit level.
     
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    Thermal t-shirt(s) that I mainly wear on the motorbike. Worn them in many different scenarios on countless occasions and even 5 years later they’re still fudgeing brilliant.

    Shoutout to thermal bottoms I have from ALDI; again brilliant years later
     
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    Wooden toys for my son. Tools for me - drill with all the bits and two batteries. Forget the prices but certainly cheaper than B&Q.
     
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    Hmmm Hawaiian burger:D
     
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    Yeah I’ve had drills and various screws.
     
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    Could have worded that better. Wood screws, Phillips head various sizes.:D
     
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    Swmbo swears by their jo malone like candles
     
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    Drywall sander with Vacuum- coming up to its second year still inside the box.
     
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    A dashcam from Aldi. It's a Nextbase but with a different name on and it was cheaper than buying a Nextbase.
     
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    I bought a battery 'Dremel' type device for about £20 not long ago. Of the heads I've used so far, they wore away quite quickly, in particular the mini chimney-sweep looking wire brush attachment. I'm glad I was wearing eye protection when I used it for the first time to remove some rust spots on something; I could feel the metal wires flinging off the brush,hitting me in the cheeks and in my chin(s) too :laugh:

    The actual unit itself seems spot on though - tbh, unless I was using the tool every day for work or similar, I don't see much point in spending £100 on a proper Dremel, it's such an occasional-use tool. I might get some branded attachments for it though, based on my experience so far, they might last a bit longer.
     
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    Bought a couple of sets of these over the separate occasions I noticed they were available - were about £30ish
    Pretty useful multipurpose little tables
    - spare coffee/snack tables, foot rests, laptop table, etc

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    Air Fryer from Lidl from £15.
    One of the big 5 litre ones. Use it all the time, makes some healthier prawn crackers as well
     
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    +1 for the bike stand and cycling gear.

    Aldi used to do a fabric cleaner/strain remover, a clear liquid in a blue trigger spray bottle, that was absolute magic, would get anything out of anything. Haven't seen it in a while though
     
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    Electric shaver for £20 with a 3 year warranty, excellent buy and gives a good shave. Cheaper than buying new blades for my Phillips one.
     
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    Sun lotion has 5 star rating and 1/4 the price of big brands.
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    That tent's sold out already :eek:
     
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    Local Lidl this morning. Not into them myself but £20 reduced from £75 seems like a bargain.

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