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Aldi Heated Throw Rug $30 in Store - 27 May

730
  • Thick and soft fleecy material
  • 9 heat settings
  • 10 timer settings
  • Detachable controller with LED display
  • Machine washable
  • 4 levels of safety protection
  • Available in Red, Purple and Brown
  • Size: 1620 x 1220mm
  • 20-30 minute heat up time

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    Thanks tonnes! Have been waiting for Aldi to do this one. Was close to paying for the $50 one on CotD, you saved me $20 =)

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      op's name is dftba not tonnes.

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        I think you've been judged pretty harshly for a dad joke there. Don't worry: if my kid's had a feedback mechanism I'd get negged too :)

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    I got one of these last year and would highly recommend them…quick warm up, really soft and thick, hasn't missed a beat :)

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      +1 They are awesome! Very good quality. I have one in the lounge and one in the bedroom. If only it were portable I would keep one with me all winter haha

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    Machine washable——————wonder how to do that?

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    Wish there was an ALDI in Cairns for this…

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    Death blanket

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    Fwiw, I bought one that looks exactly like this does (identical controller at any rate) from Kmart last year (for around the same price) and after just a few weeks the controller shit itself. It keeps resetting back to the lowest settings every second, and the digits flash when it happens. So I can only have it on minimum heat, and it flickers constantly. I stopped using the electric part entirely, but the blanket itself kicks ass so I still use it.

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      And is it in a recall notice or did you get the one from the left hand part of the bell curve. If got docket/credit card date / or warranty card, I would be going back to ksmarts and get my money back and then go shopping again.See www.recalls.gov.au for Australian Product Recall Information thanks cola2002.

      By the way I purchased a clearance item from Woolworths for similar price and have to fight family for it. Oh well

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      Yeah, I bought a knart one and exchanged a few times because it was faulty but my aldi one has lasted all year.

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    Do we have Aldi in WA yet?

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    Was browsing Aldi site and came across this - https://www.aldi.com.au/fileadmin/fm-dam/pdf/product_recall/...

    I know probably not the same, but should we be worried?

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      Nope. That's an electric blanket and it's from 3 years ago.
      If quality control hasn't improved since then, wait for a recall notice on the electric throw (2015) :)

      Also: It's not even a fire hazard, just a risk of electric shock which you could solve with some electrical tape!

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    Thanks OP! My sis got one that looks just like this one online and it's amazing. I nearly bought a few from BigW for more than this but thought I would wait a bit longer. I will be lining up for this!

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    is this equal to queen size mattress?

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      It's to go over you on the couch, not designed for a bed, you might be thinking of an electric blanket

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    I've used this for a couple of years now. Brilliant. Must remember to turn off before sleeping if don't have the timer on, but has done me well in minus 5 in Canberra, across Australia in a caravan and now a Southern WA winter. Some sentimental value to it now!

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    So this is for a couch? Not for the floor (ie rug)?

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    I may have missed this, available from 27 May in all Aldi stores?

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    Thanks OP. Will line up for this. Just in time for the coming UEFA Champion league final.

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    I'm skeptical about putting this on my body while sleeping….

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      as someone above said already…. it's not for sleeping. It's just something to cover you on the couch or if you're sitting at your computer and you get cold. It's all warm and snuggly.

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    Very not safe to sleep with this on, best to use it on when awake only, somehow life threatening if left on all night, since it causes EMF.

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      'Very not safe to sleep with this on'

      Do you actually have evidence that it is unsafe to sleep with this on? Statistics on injuries and/or deaths?

      'Life threatening'

      For real? What, like asbestos? Or plutonium? Or sharks?

      'it causes EMF'.

      Oh come on. Humans have been living for over 100 years with artificial electromagnetic fields all around us. And our longevity and health has steadily increased over this time. Not to mention the thousands of scientific studies done over decades which have pretty much conclusively shown that low-level EMF is basically harmless to humans.

      If you are really concerned about EMF from a heated throw, you probably should certainly avoid things like computers, electric lights, fridges, powerlines, and pretty much anything to do with the modern world.

      I have a selection of tin foil hats you may be interested in purchasing.

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    Do you really need this? Couldn't you just buy a nice thick winter thickness doona to leave on the couch? If that's not warm enough, maybe a hot water bottle too?

    I'm not paranoid, but I'd rather avoid sitting watching the TV surrounded by electromagnetic radiation - ie take the avoid if you can approach …

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      'Do you really need this? Couldn't you just buy a nice thick winter thickness doona to leave on the couch? If that's not warm enough, maybe a hot water bottle too?'

      What is it with all the killjoys here?

      No, one might not really need this. And yes, one could wrap themselves in animal skins, or start a campfire in the lounge to keep warm. And instead of watching the TV we could gaze at drawings of bison on the cave wall. Sorry, lounge room wall.

      Or…. you could spend a paltry $30 for your poor freezing little old granny (or yourself), and provide a little luxury comfort over the cold months while listening to Blue Hills on the wireless.

      'I'd rather avoid sitting watching the TV surrounded by electromagnetic radiation'

      And how do you think a television works? Magical unicorn fart emanations?

      I don't know if it is the inadequacy of our schooling system to teach the most basic principles, or if it is the easy and lazy acceptance of any old rubbish spewed from the internet, but I despair at the levels of casual and willful ignorance regarding simple scientific ideas.

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    do they use up a lot of electricity? I'll get one if it doesn't increase the electricity bill up by too much

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      I have one from target. Max consumption is 75 watts.

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      There's 9 temperature settings, and it appears to cycle on and off rather than run constantly.

      Testing with my power meter for each temperature setting:
      1 - 36.5w
      2 - 47w
      3 - 57w
      4 - 67.5w
      5 - 78w
      6 - 88w
      7 - 98w
      8 - 108w
      9 - 125watts

      It's going to save me money compared with using a room heater.

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    Quick question before I get up off my lazy ass and buy a couple of these; do they need to be plugged into a power outlet, or do they have batteries? My couch is several feet from any power point.

    Many thanks.

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    Thanks guys. Since everyone seems to be recommending them I'll buy a couple anyway.

    Edit: That was in response to the posters that replied to me above. I'm not too sure how to delete comments to fix this.

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    What's the Wattage on this one?

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      There's 9 temperature settings, and it appears to cycle on and off rather than run constantly.

      Testing with my power meter for each temperature setting:
      1 - 36.5w
      2 - 47w
      3 - 57w
      4 - 67.5w
      5 - 78w
      6 - 88w
      7 - 98w
      8 - 108w
      9 - 125watts

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        Hmm I thought our meter read 110W on setting 9. Will recheck. Setting three was also about 35W when I checked. (Aldi powermeter I think)
        Although my friend was reading the power meter, so maybe he just had no idea.

        The manual/cord says 100W (max?) but maybe that's the heating element and it's a bit inefficient.

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          Yeah recheck and post if you like. I just use power meter readings as a rough guide, and that's all my post was intended for.

          I've not read through the manual, but the power meter I use tends to be accurate for other appliances e.g. a device rated for 8W will show up as that.

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    Just a quick thanks for this.

    I have a housemate who has an allergic reaction to something in our central heating, so this will save me a lot of money compared with using my personal room heater.

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      Maybe you should get your ducts cleaned? (Or just close their central heating ducts)

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        Absolutely, but it's a rental and I need something in the meantime until the landlord sorts it out.

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    Anyone know how long this deal goes for? Marked as expired but I assume it was longer than one day?

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      Until they run out usually. My local store had 0 left a couple of days later, but I was able to pick one up from another store 10 mins away. They still had about 30 left.

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    Finally cracked it open on a coolish night. I find this thing fricken hot on #3. I have no idea why you would need to go as high as 7,8,9 unless you wanted to try and cook an egg on it.