Keep the chill at bay with Aldi’s portable patio heater

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Enjoy dining al fresco with Aldi's portable patio heater - all year round.  (Getty Images)
Enjoy dining al fresco with Aldi's portable patio heater - all year round. (Getty Images)

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The British summer has been a bit of a washout so far - quite literally. 

While the UK is due to be hit with a heatwave in August, summer evenings may still be a tad chilly. 

But for those who refuse to let the weather stop them making the most of their outdoor space, no matter the temperature, Aldi has the ideal garden essential to help. 

Why we rate it 

Aldi's Gardenline Portable Patio Heater is the perfect compact portable heater for your outdoor space, whether that's for a balcony, terrace, patio decking or garden. 

This handy creation has two heat settings, which allow you to stay outside for longer by keeping the cold at bay. 

It also has an oscillating feature, and can rotate 360 degrees, so everyone at the table can stay cosy and warm when the chill sets in. You can also set it to 180 degrees, or position at a different angle, depending on your needs. 

It also has a safety tip switch, and can stretch to just under two metres from the plug, as the cable length measures 1.8m. 

Plus, this heater is portable, so you can have it in your garden, or take it for your next camping trip. 

It retails for just £39.99 from Aldi - a mega- bargain for a garden essential we'll use all year round.

What the reviews say 

The Gardenline Portable Patio Heater has received an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from shoppers, with some hailing it as an "outstanding" outdoor item. Here's what shoppers say: 

  • "Unbelievable value for money and gives off surprising amount of heat. Great little addition to your summer/autumn winter outdoor dining or even awning. So pleased."

  • "Lightweight yet sturdy, oscillating and two heat settings. Great buy!"

  • "This is a really good table top heater. Can revolve 360 degrees if in the middle of a table so everyone gets a heat. If at the end of a table can change the setting to 180 degrees so it just goes side to side which is good to have the option. Gives out a decent amount of heat. Great for the price."

  • "Bought it for chilly nights when we are outside with the Motorhome. Not used yet, but we had it up and working, and it's ideal."

  • Easy to start, just plug in and off it goes, different heat settings and can be set to move around to cover each person sitting around it. Quite warm and great for the budget too. Definitely recommend."

Buy it: Gardenline Portable Patio Heater | £39.99 from Aldi

Gardenline Portable Patio Heater
Gardenline Portable Patio Heater

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