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8kg Heat Pump Dryer $599, 8kg Front Load Washing Machine $399, 12kg Top Load $599, Marble Console Table $69.99 @ ALDI

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Excerpt from the upcoming Aldi catalogue. Almost identical to last year except the dryer and washing machines have a bigger capacity.

Dryer/Washing Machines 17/7

Mod 7/7: The start date of 14/7 is only for the table, every other item in the title begins 17/7. You may need to change your reminder date.

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      • +25 votes

        he's saying even brand name heat pump dryers arent good (in his opinion)….. so how can aldis no name be any good

        i'd be more concerned that aldis post sales support is flat out non existent

        • -21 votes

          k. cool

        • +1 vote

          Land fill

    • +10 votes

      I’m pretty happy with my esatto

      • +2 votes

        Esatto is the best dryer, and cheap!

        • -2 votes

          I'm not. Doesn't dry very well imo.

          • +1 vote

            @Wally Simmonds: What setting do you use? How much are you putting in?

            Mines worked fine the last few years

          • +2 votes

            @Wally Simmonds: Mine dries much better once I realised that the secondary lint filter also needs clearing quite often - maybe every 10 loads.

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              @stumo: Every 10 loads? I vacuum them with a shopvac every load and never had a problem with its drying performance.
              The main problem with these el cheapo heat pump dryers is the lack of insulation, so they still heat up the room quite a bit rather than containing the heat inside the tumble. Of course you cant ask too much at abt half the cost or less of a brand name dryer.

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                @truetypezk: I do the one at the bottom of the door every load. The 10th load one is the condenser filter at the front bottom left of the machine.

                It doesn't look like its designed for removal every load. It doesnt get that clogged either.

          • +2 votes

            @Wally Simmonds: Been using my Esatto for more than 2 years. Very happy with the drying results. I clean my lint filters before every new load…

        • +3 votes

          I just got one less than a month ago and it's been in use non stop. It's great for the price. The only problem I find is drying bedsheets in the mix basically halts everything as it gets tangled and balled. Still working through the right balance.

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            @boretentsu: Yeah that one irritates me as well. Especially at the centre of the ball retains the moisture.

      • +1 vote

        x2 very happy with mine too. No issues with load not being dry, and I’ve always stuck to the auto setting

        • +3 votes

          Also happy with my Stirling one from last year. Don't get why people are comparing it with a dryer 2 - 3 times the price.

          Most will probably leave it on Auto and go about their day.

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            @StonedWizard: This year’s Stirling/Aldi heat pump isn’t from the same supplier. I checked with Residentia last month and they are no longer doing the Aldi heat pump which is why it looks different. Looks the same as Kogan’s.

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        I'm super happy with my esatto too. Its such good value for money.

        • +41 votes

          Big fan.

          Oh, so not a heat pump one then?

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            @northirid: I know this is a pun on their reply but it also doesn't make sense because a heat pump can have a fan.

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    How's the heat pump from Aldi? Any previous experience ? Good? Bad? Looking to get one .

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      @bluehorntail - People have shared their experience above. I have last years model and have been really happy with it. A normal dryer would use 2kw to dry my sheets, this one uses 1.4kw but takes a bit longer.

      I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

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        How many KW/ hours does it used per load?

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          @chywala - Between 500 - 700 watts.

          It uses more power initially to get to temp and then I’ve noticed consumption drops off. So if you’re doing back to back loads. It should help drop your overall consumption.

          A load does take longer than a normal dryer. But I enjoy the decrease consumption. It uses around 30% less power than my old dryer.

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        This years is a different model and supplier.

    • +4 votes

      probaly stirling

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        Where is their factory?

        • -2 votes

          Botany Rd, Alexandria

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          China.

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    What's the brand of the washing machine? Can't see it clearly, if its a aldi brand, how is it compared to lg, Samsung,..etc?

    • +1 vote

      The issue with Aldi electronics in general is they don't sell many so limited info re reliability.
      Often no parts/or repairers for service so you can only refund if it breaks.

      My rule of thumb with Aldi electronics is only buy if I am happy to assume i will need to refund in 2 months.

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        50 kg weighted brick is a bit hard to return

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          haha that's why i wouldn't get it

    • +2 votes

      It must be Stirling which is generic Chinese machines with different badge.
      It's hard to compare with big brands like you said but it does its job.

  • +1 vote

    Question is how does this compare to say the bosch heat pump at 1100 (on sale)

    How does it dry in comparison? Anyone know the cost of running it?

    Say it needs 2 or 3 runs to dry how long would it be before the more expensive heat pump pays for itself?

    • +4 votes

      Bosch is more efficient and is nearly double the price. My Stirling (Essatto) uses 1.4kw to dry a king size sheet set on it's auto setting. Roughly 500 - 700w for every hour of drying. It pulls more energy initially and then drops off when it reaches temp.

      A good trick, is to dry loads one after another since everything is all up to temp.

      • +5 votes

        I think you mean 1.4kWh to dry ….

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          @whats up skip - No I don’t.

          It uses between 500w - 700w an hour. So about 1.4kw to dry my load of sheets.

          • +20 votes

            @StonedWizard: This belongs in r/confidentlyincorrect. Look up units of energy and power for more information

            • +5 votes

              @knackerbrot: @knackerbrot @whats up skip - Ohh I just realised the error of what I wrote! Yes, you are right!

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      My Bosch uses about 0.85kw per load.

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        @Duc609 - How many hours is it running for? As what your load consists of can affect drying speed.

  • +2 votes

    Interested in that marble console table

    • +1 vote

      Same, interested in feedback from anyone who bought it last year (if it was sold last year)?

      • +1 vote

        It was sold last year. I'm interested in feedback too!

  • -2 votes

    The full Aldi and Woolworths catalogue are in BAM (DB's Facebook Group). 🍯

    • +1 vote

      Where is db Facebook group? Link?

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    Bought a Euromaid heat pump dryer a couple of months ago. Couldn’t be happier.

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    Does this heat pump dryer have a drain for the collected water or does it have a container that needs emptying?

  • +4 votes

    I bought this last year. Sold out with 10 seconds of the store opening, at this store typically has few big buyers. The dryer works fine. It's older tech compared to more fancy heat pumps, but at half the price. The real win is the sealed system; no venting, no humidity, little smell. Can be put anywhere.

    I put this up there in the savings/win department. (my #1 is still the DJI mavic zoom I scored for that insane Bunnings pricing error)

    • +5 votes

      You got the mythical Drone!!!! So lucky… All I got was a lousy $300 gift card :P

      • +3 votes

        Yeah, got very lucky. I burnt at least 10 years of karma for that though.

    • +2 votes

      Is there an ozbargain hall of fame for posts like these?

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    Hi OP, is the heat pump dryer worth considering, is it energy efficient? Thank you

  • +5 votes

    What's the strategy here? Line up half an hour early? Does everyone run for the dryers pushing each other out of the way or is there a ticketing system? Or are people pretty cordial and walk in file?

    I'm scared.

    • +2 votes

      Be prepared for karens

    • +4 votes

      I would also like to know! And once you get to the item, do you call over someone who works there or do you somehow… lug it to the checkout to scan?

      • +1 vote

        If you leave your ID with one of the staff members, they can loan you a flat trolley (from the warehouse) which you can use to carry the machine to the car park.
        That is all the help you will get from ALDI staff members. Some of them are very friendly and helpful, but a lot of them aren't as they are always busy.

    • +5 votes

      Usually people are lining up before the door opens. Just shove people and make your way through.
      Only the strong survive, start living for yourself

    • +11 votes

      The strategy here is to just get an esatto from appliances online delivered to your doorstep and lifted by some muscular guy to the top of your washer for free. If you are patient/lucky enough you would probably spend less too.

      A friendly advice, look up the weight of heat pump dryers before attempting to buy it from an Aldi:)

      Unless you already have 1. A trailer 2. Muscles 3. A mate with muscles whom you dont need to pay 4. Jobless and willingness to wake up early and queue, it is probably more sensible to get the esatto at its $750 price point than this one for $600.

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      probably a better strategy is to drive to a more regional area

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      I did this last time. I live near 4 different Aldi's and I had to drive to three different ones whilst my friend lined up to the one near his house. I saw that the lines were massive in the stores near me (45 minutes prior to opening) so I went to the one near my friend and he was about 20 people from the front. Everyone was literally let in in a single file then after that it was free for all. I snagged one of six with my trolley and as i turned around i saw 4 asian ladies walking like penguins with their dryers whilst on the phone hahaha. Also, yeah you need a ute or a trailer. Check dimensions before buying

  • +2 votes

    Got the esatto for $495 on sale a few months ago, use it daily. Dries well, no issues. Would buy again.

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    Are Esatto and Stirling the same dryer under the hood?

    • +1 vote

      @grafos18 - Yes they are. Only thing different is the branding and logo.

      My warranty booklet says to contact Stirling, but maybe that number routes too Esatto.

  • +2 votes

    The marble console table is the same one K-Mart was selling 2 years ago for $40.

    I have the Miele TCE630WP Heat Pump Dryer… uses about 500watt hours per drying cycle which is super energy efficient and can dry a load of washing in about an hour.

    Can't speak about the Aldi one of course but getting a heat pump dryer has changed my life!

  • +1 vote

    I've been doing preliminary research for replacing the existing (very old, mostly doesn't work) dryer in my apartment. Is it true that heat pump dryers can't be wall mounted? (ie too heavy)

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      Yes. Needs to be on top of a front loader or sitting on the ground somewhere if you have a top loader.

      Source: I used to sell them as a part time job when I was in uni (6 years ago).

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      I think the general reason is mass of the unit and mass of the unit plus wet load is just way too much.

      I was looking for a wall mountable heat pump and I just couldn't find one.

  • +1 vote

    I've bought 3 electrical items from ALDI and all failed in very short order. Not sure why people buy anything electrical from them. While they do warranty your time isn't covered, there are functional benefits with better brands, poor quality products have enormous environmental impact (real impact not just something you can virtue signal about which is more important to some) and I'd rather pay a company that actually invests in R&D.

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      @ath - This is rebranded Esatto product. They're pretty good value for the price you pay and come highly recommended on Ozbargain and Whirlpool forum.

      Branded heat pump dryers normally start at over $1k.

      Apart from being more energy efficient and having a screen, I couldn't notice any difference between a more expensive model and this.

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        It’s not this year. Looks to be rebranded Kogan now.

    • +1 vote

      maybe the problem isn't Aldi?

  • -1 vote

    Best thing I ever brought was our Rinnai Gas Clothes dryer. Brought it while still building house so set up for it (eg: gas line and external exhaust through the roof). No condensation inside the room so no crying walls and not 100% sure on running costs but given I can dry say a full load (6kg capacity) of wet towels in 30 minutes the max consumption is 16MJ/h so that works out to be about 16c @ 2c/MJ. Throw in a bit of elec usage (which is about 0.5kw/h) and load of towels is costing say 26c to dry.

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    Sounds like the dryer's will fly out the door in an instant. What about the washing machines? Just wondering about lining up before opening.

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      Crawl is a more accurate verb here. It is hard for a 60kg piece of brick to fly anywhere. :)

    • +1 vote

      The dryer sells in an instant. I bought one last year from a store that typically few big buyers. Even then there were 20 odd people waiting. We all ran like black Friday idiots. It was sold out in 10-15 seconds of store opening. I have mixed feeling of shame + elation about the experience.

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    How is the quality of the marble table?

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    Oh good, My Stirling Steam Station from last year's deal just died. Time to warranty