Walk down the middle aisle at Aldi during any given week, and you’re going to see kitchen products. They are a staple at the grocer, whether you’re looking for serving dishes, food storage options, saucepans or skillets, pressure cookers, coffee makers, rice cookers, or any number of cooking appliances, gadgets, and accessories.
I’ve been shopping at Aldi for a long time and have accumulated a collection of Aldi kitchen gadgets and small kitchen appliances. Some are better than others, and some get almost daily use in my house among my family. I’ve created a list here of my family’s favorites.
Keep in mind that these are all Aldi Finds, which means that Aldi only had a limited supply and sold them for a short time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not in stock at your local store. So if you want one of these items, you’ll have to keep an eye on the weekly Aldi ad and wait for it to possibly come back around.
* Disclaimer: this is not a comprehensive list of best Aldi products. It is based on my personal experiences with specific Aldi products I have found useful in my own kitchen based on my family’s cooking habits and dietary preferences. I have not included skillets, saucepans, Dutch ovens, or other pots and pans in this list, as it is specifically a list of small appliances and gadgets. If you have a favorite Aldi kitchen appliance or gadget, feel free to — politely — share about it in the comments.
Without further ado, here are my favorite Aldi kitchen gadgets and small appliances:
Ambiano Air Fryer
My husband and I started with a smaller 2.75-quart Ambiano Air Fryer and then upgraded to an Ambiano 6 Quart Air Fryer last year. We love using air fryers for cooking potatoes, fresh salmon, veggies with olive oil and a little Parmesan cheese, hash brown patties, French fries, chicken nuggets or patties, egg rolls, samosas, mini tacos, and more. Air fryers are quick and easy to use, and they don’t use all the oil of a deep fryer.
Ambiano Electric Glass Kettle
I drink a lot of tea. I started when I was in college and would make a hot cup while studying. Later, I kept tea supplies in my desk at the newspaper where I worked as a copy editor and writer. These days, my pantry is full of all kinds of tea, and I enjoy a cup each morning. I also like making tea throughout the day as I work.
For years, I used a kettle on the stovetop to make hot water for tea. Then, Aldi introduced the Ambiano Electric Glass Kettle that was life changing. It heats water for one cup in just a couple of minutes, and it doesn’t take long to heat enough water for multiple cups. This isn’t just useful for tea either. It’s also great if you need boiling water in a hurry for pasta, oatmeal, or other recipes. Plus, it looks cool on your countertop, with a blue light that glows when it’s in use.
Ambiano Single Serve Coffee Maker
My husband also enjoys tea like I do, and he keeps the Aldi Ambiano Single Serve Coffee Maker at work so he has a quick and convenient way to make tea or hot cocoa pods. Of course, this is also a good machine for cappuccino or coffee pods, and we’ve found it to be comparable to a name brand Keurig but for a lot less money.
Ambiano 4-Slice Toaster
This Ambiano 4-Slice Toaster is a workhorse whenever we want to make toast for the family. It holds more bread or bagels than a traditional 2-slice toaster, and each side operates independently and can be adjusted to suit your toasting preferences.
Ambiano Rotating Belgian Waffle Maker
We live in a part of the country where sometimes everything shuts down because of snow. Having the ability to make waffles is considered almost essential. We love the Ambiano Rotating Belgian Waffle Maker from Aldi, which helps us easily whip up snow day breakfasts. It’s a cinch to use and easy to clean up afterward. Don’t forget to pick up some maple syrup and some sausage patties for a complete breakfast.
Ambiano 4-Quart Stand Mixer
This inexpensive Ambiano 4-Quart Stand Mixer is one of my older Aldi kitchen appliances. In more recent years, Aldi has sold larger, more full-featured stand mixers. This simple one suits my purposes just fine, though. The mixer detaches from the stand so I can use it as a handheld mixer for making whipped cream, mashed potatoes, cookie dough, or quick bread batter. I also use this mixer with the stand when I make pizza dough using Aldi yeast.
Crofton Pineapple Slicer
My family likes fresh pineapple sometimes, but there can be a learning curve to slicing them. This Crofton Pineapple Slicer takes the guesswork out of it by essentially slicing, coring, and peeling your pineapple. I also like how it leaves the outside of the pineapple intact if you want to use it as a fancy cup for a smoothie or other drink.
Crofton Ceramic Peeler
I grew up peeling potatoes and carrots with a metal peeler that dug into my hand and hurt. Purchasing the Crofton Ceramic Peeler from Aldi was life changing. It features an ergonomic handle that is comfortable to use, and it peels veggies as well as my old metal peeler. It’s a lot easier to peel a large bag of potatoes for Thanksgiving mashed potatoes with this gadget.
Crofton Salad Spinner
If you eat a lot of fresh salads like my family does, you need a way to get the water off the lettuce leaves after you’ve rinsed them. The Crofton Salad Spinner does all right. It’s not quite as good as an old name brand OXO salad spinner I used to own, but it’s held up longer than the OXO spinner and it gets the job done. A good salad spinner is one gadget I can’t do without for very long.
What are your personal must-have Aldi kitchen gadgets and small appliances? Let us know in the comments.
My wife & I gave tried 3 different “Keurig type” single serve coffee makers and at least 3 from the Keurig company. The Ambiano model is the ONLY one we have tried that lasted longer than 2 months, and is still going strong. A little louder than the other brands, but substantially more dependable.
If you find you need to replace your current coffee maker, I can highly recommend Walmart’s brand: Mainstays Single Serve Dual Brew Coffee. I’ve been using this machine for several years with no issues and it’s still under $20! You do have to add water for each cup (no storage tank) but I don’t find this to be a problem. It brews k-cups as well as ground coffee and you can use up to 16oz of water.
I have had one of these stick mixers for several years. It is so helpful for many food preparation tasks. https://www.aldireviewer.com/open-thread-ambiano-hand-blender-with-chopping-bowl/
I have one that I use to make homemade tomato soup. It’s very useful!
I have the same one. Use it mostly for making smoothies.
Hi. Am an avid Aldi shopper for decades now. WHEN will the ice makers be available in 2024? Every week I check but no one knows. Help in MN. please.
For the coffee maker, how hot is the water when brewing? Most Keurig makers barely hit 190 degrees. There’s a HUGE difference in coffee quality between brewing at 190 vs at 195-198. (My K150 is around 196, noticeable difference–better–than pods brewed in a colder home Keurig machine.
BTW, I love the pineapple corer. (I have a different brand tho.) I often grill pineapple slices using this for prep. And the glass kettle (again, I have a different brand) is as great as you say it is!
Enjoy your reviews Rachel, and this personal review was tops! I’m on the lookout now for the electric kettle 🤞it shows up soon. We use our Air Fryer as a toaster. Bread bagels, etc get a nice crust depending if they are frozen or not. Eg. Panera sourdough bread frozen is ideal at 400degrees for 4 minutes