Aldi's sell-out cast iron cookware range is coming back this September, with an extended range and brand-new colours available, including a stylish and on-trend midnight blue. With prices starting from just £14.99, this is one of the best cast iron cookware ranges to rival its luxury counterparts, namely Le Creuset and Staub.
If you're after a budget kitchen idea that's always sure to be a hit as a fellow loyal Aldi shopper or keen chef alike, the Aldi cast iron cookware range stands pretty unrivalled – especially when you consider savings of 90% compared to other luxe brands. The range will be available to shop in-store on September 3rd.
Since Aldi's coveted Specialbuys section has become exclusively available in-store, axing its home delivery service, it's more of a race now than ever to stay on top of the latest drops so you can avoid disappointment. So while September might feel far away for some, it's creeping up closer than you know it.
Aldi cast iron cookware
Aldi's cast iron cookware range will be available to buy in cream, matte black, and its new midnight blue – a colourway which we find particularly fitting if Taylor Swift's got you wanting to experience Midnight Rain.
The cookware is oven safe up to 250 degrees Celcius and suitable for all hob types, as well as designed with an easy-to-clean enamel coating on both the interior and exterior. Yep, long gone are the days of scrubbing away tirelessly at the sink – thank you, Aldi.
For dishes big enough to feed the whole family, opt for the 26cm Cast Iron Casserole Dish (£29.99) or the 30cm Cast Iron Shallow Casserole Dish (£29.99), which are the most comparable to the Le Creuset favourites.
The Cast Iron Skillet (£14.99), however, is also a fan-favourite and ideal for use on the hob, under the grill, and in the oven to help take searing, browning, and crisping to the next level.
If you're more of a Sunday roast kind of person, the Cast Iron Roaster (£24.99) is perfect to help you get dinner delivered straight to the dining table, while the Cast Iron Griddle Tray (£14.99), available in square or rectangle, will add those restaurant-quality sear marks to your protein and veggies, lock in flavour, and drain away any additional fat.
Of course, who would we be if we didn't finish with something sweet? The Two Pack Mini Dishes (£19.99) is ideal for individual servings, from crumbles to souffles. And just like that, you've got a whole cookware range secured under your belt – not to mention you've saved over £870 compared to the spennier brands.
And if you needed some extra assurance that this range is the best bang for your buck, our Deputy Digital Editor, Rebecca Knight, has had her Aldi cast iron shallow dish for 3 years now and it's still performing to standard. So if quality is your concern, you can rest assured.
Can't wait? Here's our pick of cast iron cookware you can shop now
If September is admittedly a little long for you to wait and you're eager to shop now, here are our top picks of cast iron cookware that we think are worth the purchase, whatever your budget may be.
Habitat's cast iron cookware doesn't play around, we'll tell you that much. Priced at £35, it's definitely one to watch and comes in a gorgeous selection of colours.
If you're keen on snagging that beautiful midnight blue colour ahead of September, ProCook's cast iron range features one that's simply to die for.
Thankfully nowadays, bagging high-quality cast iron cookware no longer has to cost you a fortune. We'll be eagerly awaiting the return of Aldi's sell-out kitchen gems.
Meet you in the middle aisle on September 3rd? It's a date.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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