Aldi’s VERY unique twist on an everyday kitchen buy sends thousands flocking to try it for themselves: ‘This is magic’
- Aldi shoppers are in a frenzy over the Crofton aluminum chopping boards
- The chopping boards are great for defrosting items quickly and safely
- They were released on July 20 – but took a few weeks to become popular
Home cooks are raving about Aldi’s latest ‘magic’ Special Buys item: a chopping board which helps defrost your food evenly.
The ‘game changing’ tool appeared in the July 20 Special Buys catalogue, alongside other kitchen appliances.
But it took a few weeks for people to realise how good the Crofton chopping board is – and now, almost two weeks later, people are searching for them.
Home cooks are raving about Aldi’s latest ‘magic’ Special Buys item; a chopping board which helps defrost your food evenly
The $16.99 chopping board has an aluminum plate which the retailer says assist with evenly defrosting food.
It also has a drip line which catches the moisture and ‘reduces mess as it thaws’.
The backside of the chopping board has a knife sharpener and garlic grater – which pleased women in the Aldi Mums group.
‘I had a bit of a panic after the fresh whole turkey I ordered for Saturday’s Xmas (sic) in July was delivered frozen with the advice of allowing a minimum of two full days to defrost fully before cooking,’ one woman wrote.
Before adding: ‘Cue minor panic and the defrost board – result – a whole 6kg turkey defrosted in one afternoon, approx. five hours – turned each hour – this is a game changer.’
While another woman said she defrosted two slices of bread in five minutes using the board.
The chopping board also comes with a knife sharpener and a garlic grinder
While others described the board as ‘magic’ and said they managed to find one in store after seeing ‘the hype’.
‘The FOMO was real for me this time, I had to race in and get one and it is actually amazing,’ another wrote.
The chopping boards are so effective because aluminum is a food conductor of ambient heat – which means things defrost quickly and safely without the need for power.