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Kewpie Mayo 300g $2.99, Baby Wipes 480pk $9.99, Telescope $99.99, Rice Cooker $49.99, Thermometer $39.99 @ ALDI

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Excerpt from the upcoming Aldi catalogue. Original Scan

Wednesday 28 July - Baby wipes 6 x 80pk, telescope and Essential health infrared thermometer.
Saturday 31 July - Kewpie Mayo 300g and rice cooker.


Full credit to the original Facebook poster.

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  • +1 vote

    Any thoughts on the rice cooker ?
    I'm chasing one atm and would like to know if this one is decent

    • +1 vote

      I got a cuckoo rice cooker and its really good. but you would need to fork out at least 150 dollars for it. Not sure about this rice cooker though - I would presume its better than kmart 20 dollars one.

    • +23 votes

      Surely Aldi wouldn't sell anything thats not Uncle Roger approved.

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        Uncle roger likes your comment..hopefully it makes good rice for fried rice..

        • -2 votes

          Just dont use colander and UNcle Rodger is happy….. just ensure you also own a wok.

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        Does Uncle Roger stand for something? Is it similar to Uncle Sam, or is this different?

        • +7 votes

          Uncle Roger is a YouTube character played by a Malaysian born UK based comedian. Very funny guy. He is known for his fried rice cooking reaction videos.

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            @danielh: I'm pretty sure he's back living in Malaysia now

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            @danielh: Wow, just youtube that guy, man, I have been missing out, youtube never recommended his video. I just watched his commentary on a lady preparing chicken dish in office. I remembered seeing her in another youtube video where she made her own instant noodles (from scratch) in the office. Anyway, I must say I don't get bored listening to him. It is entertaining to see him with his deliberate ascent.

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            @danielh: I almost thought uncle roger stands for UR but couldn't find any jurisdiction with that acronym, was thinking about USSR…

        • -8 votes

          unfortunately, racism is rampant here

        • -3 votes

          Uncle Sam is OG, Roger is cringe knockoff.

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      Yeah it's good for the price. Had mine for nearly a year with no issues. Takes nearly 30 minutes to cook rice though so make sure you plan in enough time for that.

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      What kinda rice do you cook?

      • +1 vote

        The rice kind?

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        preferable the one from the grocery store.

    • +6 votes

      The $13 Kmart one is simple but is very good at doing the one job I've got it for - cooking rice. Have been using a Kmart one for 5+ years.

      • +1 vote

        Yep. Same does the job.
        I cook Basmati rice which to be honest is pretty easy to cook whatever method you use.

        I think better rice cookers are possibly more important with short grain/sushi rice where you want it soft but not mushy.

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        just like a Toyota and Bentley, it has 4 wheels and get you from point A to point B.
        The rest are features and gimmicks you will barely ever use.
        I had a Tiger rice cooker from japan that was like $600, and it does a bunch of stuff i never used.
        It will make better rice than Kmart. Will it make 4600% better rice to justify the price? Nope.

    • +4 votes

      Breville "The Rice Box" version 1 is best bang for buck. Got about 4 in my immediate family and we love them. Results on par with cheaper Tiger/Zojirushi models. Cooks really good sushi rice, Jasmine, medium and basmati. Covers all bases.

      • +3 votes

        Have one too, can't fault it, it's quite good. Head and shoulders above anything else at this price range when i first got it. That said, if i had to replace it i would probably be looking at the xiaomi induction model these days. Similar price too.

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      I ditched mine in favour for a pressure cooker since it can do so much more.

    • +1 vote

      https://youtu.be/JOOSikanIlI

      This video has a lot of info, and it explains rice cookers and how they detect "perfectly" cooked rice.

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    Are these the nappies everyone been suggesting?

    • +35 votes

      Yep I wear them all the time.

  • +3 votes

    Anyone know how useful this telescope would be?
    Looking to buy one and realistically which i'll use it a few times and then never again but wondering if I'll actually be able to see much with it.

    • +2 votes

      Depends what you want to look at. This seems to be a dobsonian/newtonian type telescope.

      You will be able to have a good view of the moon. You will be able to see Mars, Jupter, etc pretty well. Don't expect to see nebulas and stuff like they do with photos.

      It's a great starting point and will satisfy most beginner's needs. Just remember everything is inverted, due to the design. Up is down, left is right, so when you are tracking an object it can be a little difficult if you are not used to it.

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        Can you see stars ok? So pretty much i just point it at anything i can see by the naked eye i'm guessing?

        Appreciate the reply.

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          At this price point, I’d honestly recommend a pair of binoculars instead.

          I doubt this scope won’t be good for much other than the moon, and binoculars are great for that.

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          Depends on the star really. For most, you will just see a bigger point of light

      • +5 votes

        Can be hard when uranus is upside down.

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        Can I see my neighbour 7893m away in dark light

    • +5 votes

      It looks to be a rebadged Polaroid version of a basic reflector OTA that has been sold under a variety of other brand names online. Like this:-

      https://www.amazon.com/Vivitar-TEL76700-Telescope-Reflector-...

      Ive seen it online for about $70 USD. Its not a bad deal, per se, just not a great one either.

      Its better than you would get if you spent the $100 at Australian Geographic buying a cheap refracting telescope.

      You would make out a fair bit of detail on the moon. You would also be able to make out a clear circular disc during close approaches of Mars and Jupiter, and would be able to observe phases of Venus, sort of. But it would be pretty limited otherwise. However that is true of all telescopes in this price range. After the novelty wears off its probably going to gather dust.

      If you really want a decent celestial scope then be prepared to spend several times more. I happen to think that the Celestron NexStar scopes are decent, but like anything there are people who will advocate for one brand or another.

    • +1 vote

      https://www.amazon.com.au/Polaroid-175x-262x-Reflector-Teles...
      Looks to be this. Some reviews on amazon don't seem great.

      Good thing with Aldi is that they are pretty good with returns. Most of the products used to have 60 day money back if you are not happy guarantee. (At least last time I purchased something like this from Aldi 2 years ago).

      You could try it out knowing that you can get your money back if it is as bad as some of the reviews make it out to be.

    • +1 vote

      Dunno about the telescope but the microscope will be useful to find my ding-dong

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        The question is what do you do once you find it?

    • +5 votes

      Rough rule of thumb; when they talk about the magnification, and don't talk about the diameter, it's a piece of junk.

      This is a 3 inch mirror, and the minimum usually consider for astronomical usage is 4.5 inches, or better 6 inches (yes, mirrors are usually described in inches). It's also an alt-azi mount, making it a pain to keep it centred on the target as the sky rotates. There is a place for this in a dob, where you exchange mount complexity for 'light bucket' capability, but at "525x magnification", it would be unworkable.

      Probably best to find someone who has previously bought a better scope, and like you relegated it to the back of the cupboard and is now looking to get rid. Something with an equatorial mount. People bought them with covid lockdowns as something they could do outside, but still inside their property, so there should be some around used.

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        How about this for a 1st time one? Looking for one for my son, age 4.

        https://www.amazon.com.au/Celestron-21024-FirstScope-Telesco...

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          Essentially the same as this telescope. You'll be able to make out detail on the moon, thats about it. Review here:- https://www.space.com/celestron-firstscope-76-telescope-revi...

        • +1 vote

          I actually got one like this (at less money) for a kids christmas present. They are less insane with the magnification, which makes them a bit more useable, but the play on the lock-off on the altitude adjustment made it hell to try and keep pointed at what you want to spot. You could line up on bird sitting on a branch of a tree, but trying to keep it trained on jupiter was annoying.

          Don't underestimate the importance of being able to keep the damn thing pointed at what you want to see.

          I think if I were looking at the affordable kids end of things today, I might look at monocular with a decent magnification, a tripod, and a phone adapter. That way they could take snaps with their smartphone when the alignment was there, and show their friends. Somewhere around 60-100 times magnification is plenty when you don't have a sophisticated mount, and the biggest lens diameter you can get. If they take to it you'd know, and then you could get something serious to extend their new hobby.

    • +5 votes

      Hey mate I agree with PCHammond, I went down the rabbit hole of this hobby a couple of years ago and love it. I would honestly look for a second hand refractor type (70mm or bigger) for simplicity and virtually maintenance free. I've spent some dollars on my own kit, but I picked up a Celestron refractor for $20 off market place, cleaned it up and showed my dad Saturn for the first time through it. He swore.

      Plenty of bargains to be had with decent second hand gear.

      • +1 vote

        Wouldn't mind picking up a cheapy second hand, how would I know what to look for? A lot of them just list a name if you're lucky, or nothing at all.

        Is there any handy hints for what would make a good tele and then I can be on the lookout if something pops up local?

        thanks mate.

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          Try and look for recognised brands such as Celestron, Saxon, Meade. Honestly, your best bet is to look for scopes where there is a significant disparity bw retail price and whatever the punter on Gumtree is asking. Most of the time people buy some telescope at a markup from a camera shop, and think its a compelling deal if they knock $20 off the RRP. Puh-lease.

          Dont get your hopes up on finding a 70mm+ refractor from Celestron for $20. Thats a blue moon deal and no mistake.

  • +8 votes

    Full credit to the original Facebook poster.

    Is this really a credit?

    • +1 vote

      How much are we talking about?

  • +3 votes

    Kewpie is currently this price at woolies.

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      It is 1c more!!!!! No deal!

      • +6 votes

        oh no, my bad!

        (but then you have 0.5% card surcharge…, miss out on woolies gift card discounts)

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          can kewpie used like normal mayo?

          • +1 vote

            @capslock janitor: Its different, sweeter and creamier. I use it in place of normal mayo and much more.

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    Any experience on the telescopes ?

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      Would also love to know, might as well start another lockdown hobby

    • +1 vote

      No, but 60 day no questions refunds mean you can try it out. Risk free, except in Sydney where every second supermarket seems to be a covid case location.

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        Every supermarket in Fairfield LGA ended up on the exposure list at some point in the last four weeks, no joke.

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      yes, it works at seeing things far far away.

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      Kinda seems odd that they have reduced the aperture with a plastic cover at the front. That can be a sign that the optics aren't up to scratch, or it could simply be to reduce the incoming light for viewing things in the daytime.

      Also, Polaroid is a "brand for hire", i.e. you can get Polaroid brand put on anything by paying a fee. So in reality it's a no-brand telescope. Do test it out, and keep all the original packaging so you can return it, under the 60-day satisfaction guarantee.

  • +2 votes

    Don't buy the Tommee Tippee bin or bin bag cartridges from this catalogue. The bins go for $25 on Amazon often, and I've paid $35 for the 6 pack refill.

    • +1 vote

      Buy the 6 pack once (for $35), then buy a 100m/200m/400m DIY refill kit for a lot less.

      E.g. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274515381912?hash=item3fea644e98...

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        How do you know if you require the paper tube element? Due with our first baby in September & I've been holding off on getting one of these things..

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          You'll need it the first time, but after that you can reuse it (and save yourself a few bucks)

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            @sena86: I've since scooped myself a bin & some spare cartridges from FB marketplace.. can you please clarify if I can buy any length of the dyi refill?

            And does the refill roll pop in or will I need to spool/roll it up somehow to refill? TIA

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone comment on the wok utensils? Can't go wrong for the price I guess

  • +2 votes

    The sriracha Kewpie is very good.

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      does it burn both going in and out?

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    Can anyone comment on the steam boat setup? Thinking of replacing my rather unstable and dangerous electric steamboat with an induction cooker and pot.

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      we just use a portable gastop with a pot on top for hotpot

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    kinder want that microscope

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    looks like a better deal then the Panasonic 5-Cup Rice Cooker SR-CN108WST for $129

    cheaper and far superior