'Gone in seconds': Aldi fans are losing it over this Saturday's special buys

ALDI's Crofton range is a winter steal.
ALDI's Crofton range is a winter steal. Photo: ALDI

ALDI fans are losing it over this Saturday's special buy, a range of cookware that looks - and cooks - like the cult favourite Le Creuset. And, if you've ever coveted Le Creuset's offerings but baulked at their price tags then you'll soon understand why.

From 1 June, at just $23, ALDI's Crofton Cast Iron Dutch Oven is a steal, compared to Le Creuset's pricier - $400 - alternative

There's also a Cast Iron saucepan for $19.99, the Cast Iron French Pan for $24.99 and the Cast Iron Griddle for $17.99

The question is, while the range might look similar to Le Creuset, is the quality actually any good? Can you have champagne taste on a beer budget and still be a MasterChef?
Well, the reviews seem to speak for themselves. Last winter, the collection caused quite the stir when it featured as a special buy back in June.
"Got the Dutch oven this morning," said one happy customer in a post to Aldi Lovers Australia. "There were about 30 people lined up including me ready for the doors to open. Dutch Oven and French pans were all gone in seconds."
"My local store pretty much sold out of the 20cm and 28cm pans this morning," shared another. "In fact a family filled up 4 trolleys with these. No limit whatsoever. Then in the carpark I saw them standing by their car thinking how they were going to put the boxes in a sedan."
Popular blogger Aldi Mum also previously wrote a rave review:
And just in case you need a little extra motivation to set your alarm bright and early on Saturday morning, Instagram is full of photos of the cookware in action:

Homemade paella #homemade #spanishfood #melbournelife #aldicrofton @aldiaustralia

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Happy shopping!

Take a look at the full catalogue here: