With warmer weather, longer days and outdoor gatherings of up to six people now allowed as part of the government's roadmap out of lockdown, there is a lot to be excited about in the coming weeks.
Aside from beer and good company, no get-together is complete without a hearty feast and Aldi’s latest Specialbuys relaunch is just what you need to embrace the alfresco dining experience with friends and family this summer.
There's nothing quite like a slice of freshly cooked pizza, but making your own at home is a notoriously tricky endeavour – it’s almost impossible to compete with the highly-skilled dough slingers and authentic wood-fired stoves you find at restaurants. Unless, of course, you have your very own pizza oven.
It’s a thriving market with plenty of outdoor ovens up for grabs, but the majority of these gadgets are costly, setting you back upwards of £1,000.
Thankfully, Aldi is making it just that little bit easier (and more affordable) to bring the taste of Italy to your back garden with the relaunch of its sell-out Gardeline BBQ pizza oven.
Costing £39.99, the appliance is landing again online on Sunday 9 May and in-store on Sunday 16 May – so to make sure you don’t miss snapping one up, here’s everything you need to know.
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Gardenline BBQ pizza oven: £39.99, Aldi.co.uk – available 9 May
Aldi's latest relaunch is an affordable piece of kit that’s well worth adding to your garden party arsenal for all those shindigs that are yet to come.
Designed to work with both gas and charcoal barbecues, the oven attaches to your appliance and uses the heat to warm up your homemade pizza. With two carry handles, this portable gadget can cook pizzas of up to 12 inches in just 10 minutes thanks to its ceramic stone base that promises to give your creations a delicious crispy crust.
It also has an easy-to-clean stainless steel interior, meaning there's less fuss, and it comes with a three-year guarantee.
A sure-fire way to keep everyone happy, the hardest decision you’ll have to make after purchasing this gadget is which toppings to serve.
Check back on Aldi’s website from 9 May to order, or grab it in-store from 16 May.
If you happen to miss out on Aldi’s bargain deal, or you’re willing to splurge on a more expensive version, we recommend the Ooni koda 16 (£499, Lakeland.co.uk), which was named best buy in our round-up of the best outdoor pizza ovens.
Our reviewer praised the gadget for its ability to heat up in just 20 minutes and turn out crisp-bottomed, perfectly cooked pizzas in just under one minute.
“The large opening and spacious oven design meant that we could really get experimental with our pizza cookery and get generous 16in bases smothered in family favourite toppings,” they said.
“The L-shaped burner runs at a 90-degree angle down one side and the back of the oven, so that it’s hotter the closer you are to the back left corner. This meant that we were fully in control of the cooking process and could perfect our Neapolitan bases so that they had a delicious bite to them and just enough charring around the edges to add another level of flavour.”
For more tips on getting your outdoor space ready for summer, read our guide to the best garden furniture deals