A $10 Crofton Cast Iron Skillet?! And more awesome ALDI Finds
Riddle me this: What costs just $10 this week, but will usher in a never-ending wonderland of delicious dinners and desserts?
The amazing Crofton 12″ cast iron skillet is back!
If you guessed Crofton cast iron skillet, you win! Yes, the above shows a pan full of cheesy goodness in my own 12″ cast iron skillet from ALDI a few years back. Lucky you: Crofton cast iron skillets have reappeared in this week’s ad at just $9.99, which is an excellent price. (I think mine ran more around $12 at the time, if I remember right.)
How do these compare to brand name? Well, my ALDI cast iron skillet seems to be just slightly more uneven and a little rougher than my 10″ Lodge skillet, but it’s perfectly functional — and has held up to some pretty heavy use. Just be sure to keep yours well seasoned, and it should last you forever. And what can you make with it? Ohhhh, how about these hearty dinners, for starters:
- Caprese chicken & zucchini skillet (shown)
- Black bean, tomato, & spinach frittata
- Chicken drumsticks Southwest skillet
- Garlic shrimp w/ roasted cauliflower, white beans, and tomatoes
- Cheesy chicken & spinach skillet
If you miss this week’s ALDI sale, you’ll have to pay a bit more but can generally find a 12″ cast iron skillet at a decent price on Amazon. Every kitchen should have one!
Here are a few more of my favorite ALDI Finds and sale items from the new week’s ad starting either 9/22/19 or 9/25/19 (although, even in Sunday markets, many of the new non-food Finds don’t release until Wednesday).
ALDI non-food Finds this week
Beyond your basic 12″ cast iron skillet, ALDI has more cast iron Finds this week to brighten up your kitchen. These Crofton cast iron French ovens, for instance, are just so lovely at $24.99, or you can pick up a Crofton cast iron saucepan or reversible griddle/grill at $14.99 each. My store also sported seasoned or enameled cast iron care kits for $4.99.
Beyond cast iron for your kitchen (wait, there’s more?), let’s talk coffee, tea, and all these things for me. $9.99 will get you either a Crofton insulated carafe or a Crofton 2.5 quart teakettle. Or, $14.99 will get you a Crofton Chef’s Collection gourmet coffee maker (looking for a French press?), $2.99 gets you a reactive glaze mug, and $19.99 will get you into an Ambiano 12 cup programmable coffee maker.
Elsewhere on the kitchen front, look for an Ambiano digital turbo convection oven ($39.99), Ambiano high speed blending system ($19.99), or a Crofton 16 piece food storage set ($4.99).
There’s a meme regularly going around Facebook about “going into ALDI for some bread and coming home with a 2 man tent, a chainsaw, and a trumpet.” Well… this week you can legit come home with a chainsaw! For just $34.99, no less — which will get you into a Ferrex electric chainsaw or a Ferrex electric blower. (Step up to a Ferrex pole saw for $69.99.)
Other handy tools and yard type stuff this week include:
- Gardenling 25′ triple tap or 50′ outdoor power cords, $11.99
- Workzone 2000 watt inverter generator, $369.99
- Sterilite 20 gallon latch totes, $6.99
- Gardenline hedge shears or loppers, $9.99
- Workzone retractable or folding knives, $6.99
- Gardenline leaf scoops, $6.99
- Gardenline garden bags, $8.99
- Workzone heavy duty 5 tier shelving unit, $36.99
… and more!
Let’s see, what else. Other non-food Finds themes this week include fitness & outdoors — like men’s or women’s Adventuridge hiking shoes, $19.99, or men’s flannel-lined jeans, $16.99. For your pet, there’s a Heart to Tail ceramic pet treat jar for $9.99, or Huntington Home furniture covers at $14.99 or $24.99 depending on size. Heart to Tail pet mats are $2.99, while a Heart to Tail elevated pet feeder is $14.99 and pet travel cut $16.99.
ALDI food Finds this week
It’s fall ‘n stuff, so we’ll start easing into… PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS. Like, say: Either Millville Pumpkin Crispy O’s or Friendly Farms delightfully pure pumpkin spice creamer for $1.99, Priano pumpkin sage or butternut squash ravioli for $2.79, Barissimo pumpkin or salted caramel coffee cups, $3.89, SimplyNature Organic whole grain seeded pumpkin or pumpkin spice bread, $3.99… you get the idea! Look for the return of more fall faves throughout the store.
More seasonal finds include Reggano oven ready lasagna noodles at $1.59. (Why are these seasonal? No one knows…) I happily spotted Chef’s cupboard panko back on the shelf at my store today, also at $1.59 — and 32 oz Earthly Grains harvest blend or arborio rice, $4.99. Look for Bremer frozen shepherd’s pie for $5.99, and Bake House Creations Hawaiian crescent rolls, $1.49. (Note that some of the season-long Finds will migrate over to the regular shelves out of the Aisle of Shame, so keep your eye open throughout the store.)
On the meat ‘n produce front this week, many areas have family packs of 73% lean ground beef, chicken tenderloins, grapes, apples, and spinach on sale. Also look for butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash back in stores — $.69/lb in my region; check the price in yours!
What’s up with ALDI Finds?
ALDI Finds are limited time special buy items that are available in stores only while supplies last. So if you spot something you like, be sure to pick it up while you can! What caught your eye among this week’s ALDI Finds?
- How to tell if something is a limited time special buy ALDI Find (from their in-store signage).
You can view all of these picks plus additional weekly Finds and specials using the ALDI Finds tabs across the top of their weekly ads page, but note that pricing and availability may vary by region. These sale prices are from the ad starting Sunday 9/22/19 or Wednesday 9/25/19.