Aldi's sellout heated clothes airers are back – with a new model that looks like Lakeland's for £80 less

The hit heated airer will be returning to stores from 23rd November

Aldi heated airer
(Image credit: Aldi)

Yes, the rumours are true. The sellout Aldi heated clothes airer is coming back to stores, in both its original winged fashion and in a new upright design that looks extremely similar to our more high-end favourites – but at a much lower price point.

The best heated clothes airers have proven themselves to be a godsend during the winter months, assisting in the task of drying clothes fast even when the weather isn't up to scratch. So, you can imagine how delighted we were to hear that the Aldi heated clothes airer was returning to stores just in time for Christmas – and we're especially enticed by the new upright model they're offering.

The fan-favourite Aldi winged heated airer will be available from 23rd November for just £34.99, with the new upright heated airer launching for the first time at £79.99.

Aldi heated clothes airer

(Image credit: Aldi)

Aldi heated clothes airer

As Brits nationwide continue to search for ways to cut household costs amidst the cost of living crisis and Ofgem's increased January energy price cap, Aldi has announced its sellout heated clothes airers will be returning to the middle aisle from 23rd November. However, if last year's launch is anything to go off, we suggest acting fast as we predict they'll be swept off shelves.

Compact enough for smaller homes and rooms, Aldi's lightweight winged heated airer provides plenty of space to hang washing thanks to its large foldable wings. Not to mention, it's a fraction of the price compared to Robert Dyas' almost identical sell-out heated airer.

And for those who need even more drying space, Aldi's new Upright Heated Airer looks exactly like our favourite Minky SureDri 3 Tier Heated Airer, as well as the sought-after Lakeland Dry:Soon 3 Tier Heated Airer, which needs to introduction. The biggest difference? The price cut, as Aldi's comes in at just £79.99 compared to these models.

The Lakeland Dry:Soon was pretty much out of commission and sold out for months on end due to its unprecedented demand. Its popularity was mainly to blame for the inability to find heated clothes airers in stock last year. Despite it being available to purchase again, if you were after a more affordable alternative, then we think the Aldi version could be a good pickup.

If you were on the fence about buying a heated clothes airers, now is your chance. If saving energy, time, and money is at the top of your priority list, then we think it's safe to say that after considering the cost of running a heated clothes airer, the answer is crystal clear.

Aldi's offering is not only cheaper than competitors but also one of the cheapest heated airers to run. At 230 watts, the winged airer will cost just less than 7p per hour to run and the 300 watts upright airer will cost less than 9p per hour to run.

However, if you're unable to get in-store to snag one, it's not all doom and gloom. Black Friday weekend is on the horizon and we're confident that by browsing through the best Black Friday deals, you'll be able to secure a great deal on heated clothes airers.

Aldi heated airer

(Image credit: Aldi)

Heated clothes airers have seen a huge increase in search as people look for cheaper ways to get their laundry done after the rise in the energy price cap. Given the higher cost of running a tumble dryer, costing around 60p to dry a load of laundry quickly in 8 hours it could help you save money in the long run.

Our Ideal Home Deputy Print Editor, Ginvera Benedetti, invested in an Aldi heated airer when they first launched and hasn't looked back since.

'I bought two Aldi heated clothes airers when my son was born to help with the extra washing we'd have with a newborn,' says Ginevra. 'They're sturdy, easy to pack away and dry clothes quickly. My son turns 8 next week and they're still going strong. In winter, they're a total must-have, unless, of course, you have a tumble dryer – which I don't!'

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend. 

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