--Update for June 2017 - still loving our Aldi mattress and it's wearing well. (3 years old and no problems)
***See update for July 2015 at the bottom of the post***
I know this sounds strange to buy a mattress from a grocery store and I have reserved posting about this until I had a month to decide if I liked the mattress or not...but here it goes! I bought my new mattress at a grocery store and I LOVE IT!
My last mattress was a pillow-top Englander mattress that my parents bought me as a college graduation present to help me furnish my first apartment. My husband and I have slept on that thing for 12 years and we had flipped it, rotated it, and flipped it again trying to postpone what I was sure was going to be a $1000 purchase to get a mattress we could agree on. So when I was reading that ALDI was going to offer a 10" memory foam for $199.99, we did a little research and decided to jump at it. At that price, we figured it would only have to last a year or two to feel like…
I have two tiny Le Crueset pots (cocottes) that I inherited from my grandmother, but just about fell over when I looked to buy larger pieces at a Le Crueset outlet this summer. The 5 quart Dutch Oven that I could get at ALDI for $29.99 would run me $270 to $300 in Le Crueset. I purchased the braiser as a Christmas gift for myself and asked my mom to pick up the dutch oven. I am thrilled with the performance of both and honestly notice no differences between them and the LeCrueset. Having said that, I also don't have any new LeCrueset pieces to compare it to so it's not a fair comparison. If Le Crueset would like to send me a new piece - I wouldn't turn it down, but this Aldi Girl is content with her $29.99 steal ;)
I have used the Crofton Dutch Oven to make Chicken and Whole Wheat Dumplings and the Crofton Braiser to cook Homemade Marinara and Chili. I wanted to have enameled cast iron specifically for my tomato dishes that can get a little "tinny" or metallic …
We are about due for a new grill and I saw they have this one for sale for $139.99. I waited last season to see if there would be one left at my Aldi's on markdown and they all got snatched up quickly. A similar-style gas grill is being advertised at Walmart for $153. I know we usually are the ones giving reviews, but I need opinions Aldi-friends! Did you buy this grill when it was offered last Fall or Spring and what did you think of it? How is it holding up? Please leave legitimate opinions in the comments.