10kg Washing Machines: Top $399, Front $499, 7kg Dryer $249, Dishwasher $299, 75" Smart TV $999, Kickscooters from $349 @ ALDI

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Excerpt from the upcoming Aldi catalogue.

Special buys for Wednesday 16 June are wooden toys.


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  • +1 vote

    Is that dishwasher any good ( based on previous years)

    • +8 votes

      No. Bought ours last year. Heater stopped working a couple of months later, they repaired it, stopped working a few days after, they refunded our money. It's now sitting in our driveway waiting for the council to collect it.

      • +1 vote

        Bear in mind that for all the posts from those saying theirs is lasting years, they are likely a different model. The one I bought last year was either the first or second time that model had been sold. The one coming up for sale this time round may be the older, more reliable (from other comments) model.

        No matter the model, I've heard numerous reports of Aldi dishwashers failing from friends/acquaintances. You might get a good one, but there's a decent chance you might not.

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          wouldn't it be better to put the brands in title?

    • +5 votes

      Have had ours for a few years now and hasn’t missed a beat (used once daily). Would buy one again for sure.

      • +3 votes

        Same here, we've had ours for eight years perhaps ten. Stirling branded.

        • +2 votes

          Ours lasted 1 year.

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          We bought an Aldi Stirling brand in 2009 for I think $400. Still going.

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        How good does it wash on different cycles?

    • +2 votes

      It’s going great from last 3 years. Never had any issues. We use 8-9 times per week

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      Have a Sterling Aldi one at work for nearly 3 years now. Used everyday, never missed a beat.

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    Wonder how big a car I need to get the TV home.

    • +41 votes

      You'll need something that will take a 75 inch TV.

      • +2 votes

        That's what she said.

      • -24 votes

        lol, i guess sarcasm and poor jokes gets negs galore

        • -10 votes

          can't say I'm suprised, call it out and people turn it on you and switch it up everytime without fail

          • +2 votes

            @dbmitch: Everything alright, champ?

            • +3 votes

              @MBix: It's all good, only about the 4th time it happened.

              I tend to not understand why early in this thread's life, the comments above had such a large bunch of negs despite, so I commented on that what I thought the reason had to be.

              Before I even wrote it up, I knew exactly this was going to happen, but based on what happened before I thought:

              "I'm going to get negged for this for sure, but by doing it will bring attention to upvote the comment I replied to since that's what every previous encounter does to make it sting more."

              And honestly, with that in mind, I decided to post anyway, cuz the downvotes on the original comment were undeserved, and if my comment was going to give it the upvotes it deserved at the cost of me getting destroyed then I'm okay with that. c:

              The only mistake was doing a follow-up comment because I just couldn't resist doing a 'You guys did exactly what I expected' moment.

              Yeah, the negs I ended up eating suck, but I'm happy the original comment got the upvotes it deserved.

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        I thought I had one, but reading the replies, apparently I've been overestimating a lot.

    • +5 votes

      last time Aldi was selling 70" TV, it barely fit in a Mitsubishi Outlander. You'll need a Toyota Cluger at least for the 75"

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        I transported the 75” in a Grand Cherokee and it was tight!

      • +13 votes

        Right, so I'll need to buy a new car before the sale date

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      75 fit in the boot of my old 60 series LandCruiser..

    • +2 votes

      anyone who is thinking about getting that 75" shoulda just got the tu8000 clear-out deals from last week for like $214 more but a much higher quality product..

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      wait for a deal on roof racks

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        Already have one. Not the best for anything more than 1200mm wide.

    • +8 votes

      You can't fit a 75" in a car.
      You need a ute or van or maybe some massive 4x4s depending on configuration.
      You shouldn't lie them down either - bumps can distort glass until they crack and then bye bye to a grand. They specifically tell you not to and on most boxes but you see people do it all the time…. but, be warned, could risk warranty if they can prove you transported it lying down.

      I got a 55" across the back of a car upright in front of rear seat (but a fairly large car) and it was tight across ways when it was in the box so I took it out and put it across rear seat - top corner hit the window when in box. 65"+ carry comfortably in the back of a crew cab ute upright and well supported, braced, and strapped. Larger sizes would need to go diagonal across a crew cab tray rather than across. For the ute, I took timber crates with me to sit either side to help hold up then strapped them in place as well as the TV - worked a treat for a 2 hour drive for larger tv.

      • +1 vote

        doubt this is glass

        • +2 votes

          I may agree. Mine (the previous 55" TV from Aldi) literally fell onto my coffee table face down onto an edge, and there wasn't even a crack or discolouration.

        • +1 vote

          It's easy to forget that although TVs these days don't have the solid glass panel on the front of them, the LED panel itself is made of thin layers of glass - it's this which can crack due to the weight of the panel / pressure applied if laid down horizontally.

          (I did think "huh, they don't have glass these days" … but then remembered the few I've scrapped and had to break the screens on to dispose of them)

          • +2 votes

            @mrdevil: I think more expensive TVs still have glass fronts.

            IMO the paranoia about how easy it is to damage a large screen moving it is overblown these days, part of the reason they're so cheap is all the plastic. but even at (only?) a grand who wants to take that chance?

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        I got my 55” oled fit in a prius lying down, was a bit stressed but turned out ok…if it’s a smooth ride and the distance is short (8km in my case) then should be ok. But yeah its not ideal can be done just not as bad as ppl say…or maybe Im just lucky who knows

      • +1 vote

        I did the same for my current 55" as well. The Ola guy who came to pick it up was surprised when I told him I just needed him to deliver the TV home (went with a motorbike to get it lol).

        Will probably just wait the next free delivery sale then.

      • +2 votes

        Agree with MrFrugalSpend - it's physics… the LED panel is a 75" thin sheet of glass - if lying down flat, it's having to support the weight of itself, which can cause it to break if it tries to flex e.g. due to a bump in the road.

        Most of the time you'll likely get away with it - and if you have to do this, I'd suggest lying it down screen-up (as there are usually a few plastic spacers in the cavity between the panel and the backlighting on the back of the case, which the panel can rest on to prevent sagging … whereas if lying screen-down, there'd be a gap between the screen and the box with nothing "supporting" the screen… although I'd personally never risk it.

        • +1 vote

          It is interesting however, that the instructions in the box for the 55" states to put the TV facedown when assembling the legs.

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            @sh4hp: Face down on something that’s not bouncing up and down. The screen is in no danger when it’s flat on your floor.

    • +4 votes

      Buy the scooter as well, then balance it and ride it home

      • +1 vote

        I doubt the box can stay hard with my sweaty fingers holding onto it. I know I wouldn't last that long anyway.

        • +1 vote

          That's what… she said…?

    • +1 vote

      ute. make sure you don't lay the tv down otherwise your screen will be in two….

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      bigger than you think.

      i learnt the hard way.

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      Maybe hire a ute from bunnings? Starts at $25.

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        Gotta love……. standard excess of $4500.

      • +4 votes

        Why hire the ute when you can just buy a piece of wood and get the ute for free for 2 hours.

        Then return the bit of wood for a refund.

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          lol does that really work? If so that's pro ozbargaining!

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            @CVonC: I think it's just the trailer

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              @chickenface: I'm sure he meant the trailer

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                @CVonC: Shame as that would require a tow bar on ones car!

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                  @Borg: Yep! Just checked, it's actually the trailer.

                  Still a good exploit though lol

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      I got the 75". I needed a 6x4 trailer to transport it.

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      grab your mate and take the bus

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        No grabbing during lockdown, mate!

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, the scooters look like a good deal there

  • -2 votes

    Top-loader? I wonder why anybody would buy one in 2021.
    Takes more space, costs more to run, wears out your clothes faster. That $100 up-front saving will soon be eaten.

    • +6 votes

      They're smaller, much lighter, and are a cheaper up-front cost

        • +9 votes

          Let me provide you with some facts

          Front loading washing machines 235 min average cycle time
          Top loading washing machines 58 min average cycle time
          https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

          • +3 votes

            @spaceflight: Obviously never had a front loader. I struggle to find a function on mine for more than 1hr20mins to do a full wash.

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              @netjock: Mine takes 1 hour 50 minutes for a full wash

    • +1 vote

      I was jealous of all the neg votes you were getting so I thought I would say that I agree with you.
      Only a tightwad think for today person would buy a top loader.

      • -2 votes

        Only a tightwad think for today person would buy a top loader

        Why?

        Top loaders are more energy efficient if you wash with cold water.

        And a top loader does a full cycle in about 50 minutes. A front loader takes 3-4 times longer.
        So with a top loader your clothes can spend more time on the line and less time in the tumble dryer.

        • +1 vote

          There are quick wash programs with cold water on front loaders that take about 35 minutes.
          Plus, certain things should be washed hot anyway for hygienic reasons. Also, the machine (as well as the dishwasher) should be run at the hottest program at least once a week to kill of all anything loitering there, especially with the dishwasher (think tiny food scraps and particles there and mites with clothing and bedding).

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          Where are you getting your information from? Everything I'm reading online says front loaders are more energy efficient.

        • +5 votes

          @spaceflight No! Front loaders are more efficient, even in cold water. The motor on a top loader has to go forward and backwards (an agitator)
          every second in wash/rinse cycle, where the front loader just plods along rotating in the same direction, therefore it uses significantly less power.
          My Bosch 6kg front load washer does the mix load (the standard mode) in 48 minutes on cold and 57 minutes on warm.
          As to where you get "A front loader takes 3-4 times longer" I have no idea!!
          Here's a copy paste from Choice magazine "How much power do they use?
          Front-loaders are more energy efficient than top loaders, in part because front loaders take advantage of gravity for their wash action, rather than using an agitator or impeller. They also use less water, which means less mass to move about, so the motors don't have to work as hard".
          Oh and for the win!!!! Front loaders have "higher spin speeds, for shorter drying time" Choice Magazine.
          So you either save time by clothes being drier when they go on the line, or you save time by needing a shorter time in the clothes dryer.
          I rest my case!!

          • -2 votes

            @PukeyLuke:

            Front loaders are more efficient, even in cold water.

            No!

            The motor on a top loader has to go forward and backwards (an agitator)

            Yes!

            where the front loader just plods along rotating in the same direction, therefore it uses significantly less power.

            No!

            Top loaders use around half the energy, on average, than front loaders do. That's because of their shorter cycle times, and because your clothes stay on the same vertical plane while washing, so their motors don't need to fight against gravity to wash.
            https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

            So top loaders use less energy

            As to where you get "A front loader takes 3-4 times longer" I have no idea!!

            Front loading washing machines 235 min average cycle time
            Top loading washing machines 58 min average cycle time
            https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

            Here's a copy paste from Choice magazine

            I also have a copy and paste from Choice that says top loaders use less energy!
            Your copy and paste from Choice is not looking at the efficiency of a loop loader using cold water

            if you wash in cold water, a top loader will be more energy efficient, because of the gravity thing and shorter cycle time
            https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

            Mic drop

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              @spaceflight: Oh that was fun!! but the votes are in +4 to me -1 to you, so the people have spoken.
              There are so many people I'd like to thank, Choice Magazine for proving me right, the people that voted for me,
              The front loading washing machine society of Australia for providing the data for me to win, it really means a lot to me, thanks everyone💝💗!!

              • -1 vote

                @PukeyLuke: The votes show that the people are idiots.

                There are so many people I'd like to thank, Choice Magazine for proving me right,

                Do you struggle to read, comprehend or are you an idiot too?

                Here is Choice proving you wrong

                if you wash in cold water, a top loader will be more energy efficient, because of the gravity thing and shorter cycle time
                https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

                and this (in case you have trouble understanding it is saying that front loaders have an average cycle that is 4 times longer than a top loader

                Front loading washing machines 235 min average cycle time
                Top loading washing machines 58 min average cycle time
                https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

                and

                Top loaders use around half the energy, on average, than front loaders do. That's because of their shorter cycle times, and because your clothes stay on the same vertical plane while washing, so their motors don't need to fight against gravity to wash.
                https://www.choice.com.au/home-and-living/laundry-and-cleani...

                That one is very clear.

                I'd like to thank Choice for proving you are wrong and can't read.

                The front loading washing machine society of Australia for providing the data for me to win

                What data?

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                  @spaceflight: @spaceflight "The votes show that the people are idiots"..That made me laugh😄!!
                  "Do you struggle to read, comprehend or are you an idiot too?" HEY, that didn't make me laugh😪!!
                  But reading your message I could see the steam coming out of your ears!! So you know I'm only joking??
                  There is no "front loading washing machine society of Australia", did you not pick up on that?
                  Sure you make lots of points, they're just not very good ones.
                  Let's just agree that I won and you lost so we can move on with our lives☮️🌈.

                  • -1 vote

                    @PukeyLuke:

                    That made me laugh😄!!

                    I am funny!

                    HEY, that didn't make me laugh😪!!

                    Sometimes I am not funny.

                    But reading your message I could see the steam coming out of your ears!! So you know I'm only joking??

                    I put my head inside my top loader to capture the steam and reduce energy.

                    There is no "front loading washing machine society of Australia", did you not pick up on that?

                    I thought you were the founding member.

                    Sure you make lots of points, they're just not very good ones.

                    At least they are accurate

                    Let's just agree that I won and you lost so we can move on with our lives☮️🌈.

                    Won what?
                    A prize in the inability to read and overlook things that you don't want to believe. Enjoy your trophy.

    • +8 votes

      Top Loader Pros:
      If you have proper internal laundry they are an option.
      Easy to load and unload especially for the oldies.
      Cheaper to run electricity wise for cold water cycles.
      They wash faster, especially on full cotton loads.
      The are repairable to a degree (Fisher & Paykel, Simpson, LG). Front loaders are too expensive to repair from a practical point of view.

      Top Loader Cons:
      They won't fit in all places such as some modern apartments.
      Use gallons more water than front loaders.
      More expensive to run on warm water washes.
      Not as gentle on your clothes as a front loader.
      Spin speed slower than front loaders.

      • +2 votes

        Front loader washes better too.

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          Good point. Choice Magazine on their synthetic wash quality tests has borne this out. Probably not valid for those super quick washes though.

      • +4 votes

        also great if u have kids, cause u will bound to find a random sock or shirt and can just open the top and throw it in

        • +2 votes

          You can pause front loaders and add extra clothes.

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          A lot of front loaders let you chuck stuff in during the cycle now too. As long as it's not spinning they usually open when you pause them.

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        Front loaders are too expensive to repair from a practical point of view.

        Agree with all apart from that bit. My last washing machine lasted nearly twenty years and in all that time I only replaced the pump once (less than $100), the door close sensing switch once (about $10) and the brushes for the motor twice (about $8 for two sets, tape the extra set inside the back panel so you don't have to wait for delivery next time).

      • +2 votes

        Where are you getting your information from that a top loader is cheaper to run on a cold cycle?

    • +7 votes

      I have used both top and front loader washing machines of the same size and will take a top loader any time.

      • +2 votes

        Why?

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          We've had both and tumbling action beats agitation - also uses less water.

        • +3 votes

          I found the top loader to take a bigger load compared to the a similar sized front loader. Also, I hated the fact I had to bend down to unload the machine and that clothes fall to the floor all the time (yes, that can be remedied by placing something beneath the door etc). Also, as others pointed out, a regular wash takes a lot longer on the front loader compared to the top loader.

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      There are many more benefits than a front loader except for cleaner clothing.

    • +2 votes

      I have a top loader without a tall central agitator. Happy with it.
      45 min wash does the clothes well, easy to look and reach in, no stupid bending down searching the washer for the last sock.

      I can't stand how long a decent cycle takes on a front loader. I always want to put it on and get it up early before I leave the house.
      Not timed from the night before crap - often there was a previous load in the night before in my family.
      wash on, breakfast and get ready, clothes out - out of house. Thanks top loader.

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      Use a top loader as don't want to bend to open the door…

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      I have sammy top load and previously the front loader. No space issues. Actually its smaller. And, you would love the the option of opening and putting missed closths anytime. This is not possible with front losder. Lol….

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        This is not possible with front losder.

        Some have chute doors so that you can add clothes after the wash cycle has commenced. Most let you add more clothes within the first 5 minutes too (pause and it'll unlock the door).

  • +1 vote

    Is the robot vac and stick vac any good?

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    Are reusable sandwich bags, straws etc coming up soon? Been waiting for them, it looks like they had them sometime in june/july in previous years?