I've been testing energy saving gadgets for a year and here are the four I use every day – including £24.99 Aldi bargain | The Sun

A SAVVY shopper has shared her top four energy-saving gadgets.

Bethany Shufflebotham has tested everything from air fryers to heated airers – and has now revealed her top buys.

With so many things on the market promising to save us money, it is easy to get overwhelmed.

Or even worse, end up wasting money on something that doesn't do the job it promises.

Here are Bethany's tried and tested top four finds.

Heated airer

Aldi’s affordable Easy Home Heated Airer was a firm favourite when it launched in stores back in October, and almost the second it’s back in stock, it’s sold out again.

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Bethany told Manchester Evening News: "It costs less than 7p an hour to run, compared to 30p plus, like most tumble dryers.

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"The airer has seen a few mixed reviews in the past, most of which circle around a complaint that the airers only dry the part of the clothes that are touching the bars.

"However, the way that I see it is that it’s cheaper than a tumble dryer, and quicker than a non-heated airer, so you get a really good middle ground of faster drying clothes at a lower cost."

Bethany says that the airer is "easy to set up" and "folds back down flat for easy storage."

Oversized hoodie blanket

Bethany said she has racked up quite a collection of oversized hoodie blankets over the last 12 months and currently has "three on rotation."

She said: "My favourite so far has to be the Kudd.ly oversized hoodie blankets.

"While they are quite a bit more expensive than some of the alternatives online, they’re so worth the money for how much warmer they are."

The £89 Kudd.ly hoodies come in nine different colours.

Their one-size-fits-all design will fit anyone from the age of 10, up to a 6XL.

Air Fryer

Bethany has the Innoteck 16L air fryer oven that is able to"cook a whole rotisserie chicken and full roast dinner".

Air fryers are countertop convection ovens best known for cooking food quickly and with less fat or oil, as well as costing around 75 per cent less in energy than a traditional oven.

Bethany said: "We’ve found it to be extremely useful for batch cooking and meal prepping, because it cooks chicken really quickly, which can then be portioned up for lunches and dinners throughout the week.

"For example, when we cooked a rotisserie chicken, it took just 35 minutes compared to 1 hour and 40 minutes in the oven.

She went on to talk about how it might be an investment at £150, it is worth the money and has "encouraged" her to"experiment" with new, healthier recipes.

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Electric blanket

Bethany spotted a Silentnight Electric Blanket in Aldi Specialbuys for less than £25.

She went on to say it made a "huge difference" to how quickly she wanted to go to sleep at night, and was a "great individual alternative to heating the entire home."

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