Open Thread: Crane Personal Sinus Steam Inhaler from Aldi

Last Updated on July 3, 2023

This post is an open thread and contains affiliate links

When you’re suffering from a cold, flu, other viral infection, or allergies, you’re often desperate for whatever relief you can find from nasal congestion, aches, sneezing, coughing, and all the accompanying symptoms. That relief might be found in the form of pills, sprays, syrups, or other medications. It might be a sinus rinse kit. It might be hot tea and chicken noodle soup.

Another option to help with nasal congestion is steam inhalation. The theory is that the steam helps to loosen mucus in your nose, throat, and lungs. It won’t cure your cold or flu, but it can help temporarily alleviate symptoms. Traditionally, you might do this by sitting and leaning over a bowl of hot water with a towel over your head to contain the steam. A hot shower can also accomplish similar results.

You can purchase dedicated steam inhalers to do this job as well. A steam inhaler can help you avoid some of the risks that come with the old-fashioned bowl of hot water method. You’re unlikely to burn yourself using a commercially manufactured steam inhaler, for example. However, you do have to take care to keep your steam inhaler clean to prevent bacteria or fungus from growing in it.

Because Aldi often sells a little bit of everything, you can actually buy a personal sinus steam inhaler at the discount grocery store.

It’s sold under the Crane brand, which is the Aldi private label for various fitness products such as exercise mats, bodyweight training sets, basketball game sets, and more. I’m actually a little surprised to see a steam inhaler sold under the Crane private label because it tends to be more about exercise and physical activity. I would have expected this inhaler to be sold under the Welby or Visage Aldi private labels, which encompass health and wellness products such as vitamins, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, ionic facial steamers, massagers, and more.

Keep reading for more information on the sinus steam inhaler from Aldi.

What We Know:

Crane Personal Sinus Steam Inhaler

The Crane Personal Sinus Steam Inhaler (Product Code: 703246) cost $24.99 in March of 2023. That’s the same price Aldi sold it for in 2022. That price is also on the lower end compared to other personal steam inhalers on Amazon.

This is an Aldi Find, so it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, it’s gone. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products not in stock at your local store.

Crane Personal Sinus Steam Inhaler 2

Here’s more information about the sinus steam inhaler, according to Aldi:

  • Supports relief from allergies, cold and flu, nasal congestion, and sinus irritation
  • Provides an adjustable 99.99% germ free warm steam output
  • Features a contoured soft mask for comfort
  • Offers 30-minute treatments
  • Includes easy-to-fill, easy-to-clean water cup
  • Includes vapor pad tray
  • Features a treatment-ready indicator
  • Easy to use and hold
  • Offers auto off when water is empty
  • Includes soothing vapor pads

The 2022 Aldi personal sinus steam inhaler came with a one-year warranty, but Aldi has not yet published warranty information for the 2023 model.

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tried this inhaler, so we don’t know how well it works, how easy it is to use, or how durable it is. We write open threads so readers can discuss Aldi products.

Did you purchase the Crane Personal Sinus Steam Inhaler? Tell us what you think of it in the comments below. 

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. Here is the exact same Crane Steam Inhaler:

    on Amazon for $58.99

    on eBay for $45.00

  2. I bought this last year and have used it a few times when I’m suffering from allergies. It works well, there is a slight chemical smell that eventually dissipates. I only use distilled water in it. It can sometimes get pretty warm when holding so you have to be careful where your hand goes. All in all, a good purchase for what it is.

  3. Barbara Dirkmaat

    I bought four of these last week when Aldi had them in stock. I have used mine and it works well. One of these will go to a relative who can only use one hand (result of a stroke). Another one I gave to my mother-in-law. I had priced these elsewhere and Aldi has the best price.

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