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Aldi cracks cramped kitchen conundrum with new compact living range
23 Feb 2017

  • Aldi cooks up Compact Living range – perfect for budding chefs with small kitchens and studio flat
  • Answering consumer demand as city homes get smaller and prices increase
  • Range includes Table Top Dishwashers and Fridges, Mini Ovens and Mini Fryers

Discount supermarket Aldi is helping Brits who live in space starved flats and houses make the most out of their rooms with its new Compact Living range.

While Britain’s homes are rising in value, they are also shrinking in size according to industry figures. The average size of a new-built, three-bedroom home in the UK outside London is currently 88.9 square metres - 4sqm smaller than the Government’s own guideline of 93sqm[1].

With the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) dubbing these homes ‘rabbit hutches’1, its research also shows that lack of space is the most common cause of dissatisfaction people cite in relation to their homes. The Aldi Compact Living Range, which is available in stores from 23rd February, includes everything homeowners need to maximise their small spaces and kitchens. From small-scale appliances, such as a Table Top Dishwasher (£149.99), Table Top Fridge (£59.99), Mini Oven with Hob (£59.99) and a Mini Fryer (£16.99), to space saving utensils like Nesting Frying Pans (£29.99).

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “We appreciate that lots of homeowners and renters are pushed for space and not everyone needs or can accommodate full-sized kitchen items in the modern world. Our Compact Living range responds to these changing consumer needs, offering city dwellers and space-savvy customers a selection of compact products and appliances which are great-value and don’t compromise on style.”

And statistics also show that new-built homes are now nearly 10sqm smaller than those built in 2003 when the average was 98.8sqm outside London[2]. Due to decreasing sizes, buyers and renters alike are being forced to embrace ‘micro living’ across the country as average housing space differs by region - a three bedroom property in London is now 25sqm bigger than those built in Yorkshire1.
The full Compact Living range is in stores nationwide and online now. Shoppers will have to be quick though because, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Aldi’s full Compact Living range is available in stores on the 23rd February and available to pre-order online on the 16th February
Product Product dimensions
Mini Oven with Hob Fan assisted, 27 litre capacity oven
for grilling, roasting and baking. Multi-function electric compact hotplates for frying and boiling. Approx. 32 x 49 x 39cm
Table Top Dishwasher Approx. 44 x 55 x 50cm
Table Top Fridge Approx. 13kg
Approx. 50 x 48 x 45cm.
41 litre capacity with 5 litre capacity ice box.
Mini Fryer 1.5 litre oil capacity
Compact Food Processor Approx. 18 x 13 x 23cm
Dyson Handheld Vacuum The powerful Dyson digital motor generates twice the suction of any other handheld in use. Light and portable for quick, hassle-free cleaning.
Full Compact Living range:
Product Description Price
Dyson V6 Handheld Vacuum £169.99
Table Top Dishwasher £149.99
Mini Oven With Hob £59.99
Table Top Fridge £59.99
Microwave Oven £39.99
Nesting Frying Pans £29.99
Knife and Chopping Board Set £29.99
Nesting Saucepans £24.99
Electronic Kettle £19.99
Sandwich Press £17.99
Mini Fryer £16.99
Smoothie Maker £14.99
Compact Food Processor £13.99
3 Pack Mugs £9.99
Stackable Storage Canisters With Lids £9.99
Nesting Utensils £6.99
Place Setting For 1 £6.99
Oven To Tableware £4.99
Hessian Baskets 3pk £4.99
Drink Pod £4.99
Clip & Close Sets £4.49
Fridge Storage Boxes £3.49
Scissor Set 4 Pack £2.99
Vacuum Storage Bags £2.99
Microwave Assortment £2.49
Cutlery Selection £2.49
Novelty Egg Cups & Spoons £1.99
Can Opener £1.99
Egg Accessories £1.99
Microwave Splatter Cover £0.99
[1] Royal Institute of British Architects, Homewise Report, 2015
[2]  2016 research

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