Like most retailers, Aldi is already finished with its holiday planning (they're well into thinking about 2019 already!). While we'll be releasing plenty of gift guides right around Thanksgiving, we couldn't wait to tell you about these holiday gifts we spotted last week during a visit to the U.S. corporate headquarters.
1. Ambiano 6-Quart Multicooker, $70
If this looks a lot like the Instant Pot to you, that's because it kind of is an Instant Pot — well, the Aldi version, that is. It's got buttons for oatmeal, broth, yogurt, eggs, cakes, and more. (For reference, the Instant Pot Duo, which can make yogurt, is $80 for a 3-quart machine and $100 for a 6-quart one.) This machine (and at least one other size option) hits stores on November 7.
2. Crofton Cast Iron 4.6-Quart French Oven, $25
This guy looks a lot like a Le Creuset Dutch oven, right? It certainly felt like one when we picked it up in person. It'll be in stores starting September 19. There will also be a 6-quart French oven (for $30, beginning October 24), and a 1.75-quart saucepan (for $15, also on September 19). Color options include red and gray.
3. Crofton Cast Iron Skinny Griddle or Grill Pan, $15
Great gifts for whoever is in charge of making breakfast on Christmas morning, these pans come out on December 5 and are just $15 each. The one with the ridges is for bacon and sausage, and the flat one is for eggs and pancakes.
4. Amiano Classic Stand Mixer, $60
Aldi's stand mixer, which shoppers ate up last year, will be back in stores on October 17 (once again for just $60). Worried how it will stack up to, say, a KitchenAid? We tested it!
5. Sous Vide Precision Immersion Cooker, $50
Although it's super easy, sous vide cooking tends to intimidate a lot of home cooks. At just $50 (in stores on December 5), this is a decently priced gift for someone who's been thinking about giving it a shot.
6. Ambiano 8-Bottle Wine Cooler, $80
Aldi is known for its award-winning wine (usually for around just $10 per bottle). So if you have an Aldi wine-drinker in your family, they probably need this sleek Aldi wine fridge. (It works for non-Aldi wine, too, of course.) It holds up to eight bottles and hits stores on December 19.
Which of these gifts are you most excited to give or receive?