Whether you want to streamline your kitchen routines or give the perfect gift, you can’t go wrong with this list of kitchen gadgets for under $50. Love your kitchen, and respect your budget? Here you go!
Whether cooking is your passion, or simply what you must do in order not to starve to death, most of us do it. We spend hours a week in our kitchens, so why not make that time as productive, fun and easy as possible?
Your level of mastery in the kitchen isn’t where it could be with just a little bit of equipment. What’s more, when you have everything you need to make your time spent prepping and cooking food simple and easy – cooking is fun, too.
Not into cooking at all, and just looking for that perfect gift for your kitchen-loving friend or family member? We’ve got you covered with the best kitchen gifts you won’t even pay shipping for, if you have Amazon Prime, anyway.
We’ve scoured Amazon to find the greatest kitchen gadgets for you, that won’t break the bank. You are going to love these genius products, from under $10 to the big-ticket items that are going to end up on your wishlist.
15 Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts Under $10
Most Americans are living on a budget, some tighter than others. That doesn’t mean you can’t have really ingenious products that can make all that time you spend in your kitchen even better. And, it doesn’t mean that you can’t afford gifts for your favorite kitchen witch or home-chef that are a lot more valuable than their ticket price may seem to indicate. Cool gadgets for your food prep, storage and organization, or even useful and beautiful spice storage solutions don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Here are 15 Kitchen ideas for $10 or less!:
1. Over Cabinet Plastic Bag Holder, by InterDesign Classico
This simple storage organizer for your kitchen in chrome is the perfect solution for all those plastic shopping bags. It hangs on your cupboard door and holds the bag open for you, creating a “whole ‘nother” set of hands for the busy home chef.
Super easy installation, just place the metal rack on the door, hang the bag handles on the raised sides, and you are ready to go.
2. Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper, by OXO Good Grips
If you have never used one of these, you are missing out. Perfect for chopping veggies, cutting dough, and sectioning pie crust (just for starters) this versatile chopper also has measuring lines so you can get even cuts.
Any cook will tell you that even, well-cut veggies cook better and tend to come out more consistently than course, uneven cuts. Every kitchen should have one of these.
3. Bamboo Wood Plate Rack and Pot Lid Holder, Lipper International
Organize, store, and display your favorite plates and dishes with this beautiful and versatile sorting rack. Made from bamboo wood, one of nature’s most renewable resources, the natural finish on this rack will look great in just about any kitchen. It can be used to display collectibles or store you pan lids upright and in sight.
The care instructions on this item are super easy, wipe it clean (hand wash only) and it will last you. Measures (W x D x H): 15 1/4″ x 4 3/8″ x 4″
4. Ground Meat Chopper, by OXO Good Grips
This tri-bladed silicone meat chopping spatula is better than any flat spat on the planet. At least, once you use it you will agree. The revolutionary design allows for easy chopping of ground meats and veggies while cooking. It will end up saving you prep time, cooking time, and giving you the greatest even results you can get while browning hamburger.
To use it, simply place the silicone spatula, standing, into your pan as pictured above, then press, twist, and repeat. The OXO Good Grips Ground Meat Chopper is heat resistant to 400 degrees, so you don’t have to worry about getting silicone in your food. Once you use this kind of spatula, you are not going back to flat.
5. Cabinet Door Mounted Kitchen Wrap and Bag Organizer Storage Rack by Rubbermaid
Just three screws, which are included with this great little rack, are between you and attractive storage for all those foil and plastic wrap boxes. Put your wax paper, tin foil, Saran Wrap, Press’ N’ Seal, and parchment paper rolls into Rubbermaid’s cabinet door mounted rack.
Never search the back of a dark cabinet, or the depths of your overcrowded kitchen drawers again, not bad for less than 10 bucks. This rack holds up to 4 standard sized rolls.
6. 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, Green, OXO Good Grips
Sometimes, odd looking things can be the most useful, like in the case of this spoon, knife, grill-looking hybrid thing. This funny looking all-in-one tool splits, pits and slices avocados. The stainless steel pitter makes short work of that frustrating seed with one quick twist. Love avocado slices on your favorite sandwich, salad or snack?
The perfect slices you will get from this easy to use and brilliant little gadget will make your day. Lay out the ideal looking snack tray for your guests with nothing more than a few avocados, a lemon (to keep the avocado meat from browning) and this weirdly wonderful tool. Boasting a soft, comfortable grip, the green-bodied tool is top-rack dishwasher safe.
7. Grip Napkin Holder for Kitchen Countertops, Table – Chrome, by InterDesign York Houseware
This beautiful and sleek stainless steel napkin holder doesn’t rely on a weak spring, or mechanical part to keep the napkins in place. Its elegant design uses gravity to gently, yet effectively, keep your napkins where you want them to stay. Whether this graces your breakfast nook, counter-top, or office coffee station, it’s the perfect solution. Napkin clutter, waste, and clunky ugly napkin holders that seem to cause more problems than they solve will be a thing of the past. This classic design is 4.4 x 4.7 x 5.3 inches.
8. 2-Cup Fat Separator, by OXO Good Grips
If you or someone you love is eating heart healthy, or if you just want to make a change in your life for the healthier – this cup is perfect. A kitchen gadget with many uses, this measuring cup is a fat-trapping wonder-tool with the potential to raise the bar in your kitchen.
The strainer lid and stopper are secret weapons in getting those unhealthy fats out, so as part of a healthy diet you can control your cholesterol and weight as well as eat heart-healthy.
9. Dual Sponge and Scouring Pad Holder – Small Kitchen Sink Caddy, Brushed/Clear by InterDesign Forma
Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. And this is one of those times. To keep your sponges, scrubbers, and dish scraper clean and dry between uses, it is best to store them upright. Keeping them in a beautiful steel and durable plastic holder can do that and look great with your Stainless appliances.
This sink organizer can tidy up your sink area and help your counters to look their best. The non-skid foam base keeps your countertops in pristine condition, too. This two compartment model measures 3.2″ x 3.2″ x 3.1″. The durable design is completed with a Thermobond rust-resistant coating that will keep this affordable and practical gadget beautiful.
10. Steel Wine Stopper and Pourer, Stainless Steel, by OXO
Wine, it’s what’s on Millennial’s minds, if the amount that they are buying is any indication. In fact, they are buying so much of it, that according to Bustle, they are changing how wine is sold. So, why are we still opening, storing and pouring our wine the same way?
This stainless steel wine stopper is more than meets the eye, also acting as a pour spout while adding days to your open bottle’s lifespan. The dual function spout allows for drip-free pouring, so you can have confidence when refilling your guest’s glasses. The soft, comfortable lever lifts up to allow the wine to be poured and pushes down for an air-tight seal. This products dimensions are: 3.63” x 1.50” x 1.50”
11. Bamboo Wood Banana Hanger, Lipper International 8856
Nobody likes to have to throw away their bananas because of bruising. And bruising is exactly what happens when bananas sit on anything. The counter leaves dark, slick bruises which make most children (and many adults) turn up their noses at the poor fruit. Keep your bananas fresher longer with this bamboo banana hanger.
Not only will it suspend your fruit to prevent bruising, it will extend the life of your hand of bananas. It’s also made of that wonderful bamboo, so you can feel good knowing this hand-wash only stand is made with renewable resources. Measures: 7″ diameter x 11 1/8″ high
12. Professional Julienne & Vegetable Peeler Ultra Sharp Blades 100% Stainless Steel, by techniKitchen
The self-declared best peeler on Amazon, and it is easy to see why. Premium grade and ultra sharp this peeler turns out professional looking peeled and Julienned vegetables or fruit. Effortless peeling of any type of veggie, from apples to zucchini, means you are just that much closer to done when you start.
This peeler’s double action feature will save you time, and give you the perfect degree of shave on each pass. Flip it to the side to make easy Julienne cuts or zucchini pasta in a matter of seconds. You aren’t limited to one simple shape or texture of veggies! This dishwasher friendly peeler is easy to use, easy to clean and 100 percent stainless steel. Not to mention, TechniKitchen’s 100 percent satisfaction guarantee – no questions asked.
13. Small Citrus Juicer with Built-In Measuring Cup and Strainer, by OXO Good Grips
If you don’t juice enough to use that giant juicer, but love using citrus in your food, this is the tool for you. Sized for measuring citrus juice for cooking and baking, this 2.5 oz cup with convenient measurement markings is a smart way to go.
Its reamer design is unique, for efficient and easy juicing. The reamer dish and measuring cup body fit securely together, offering stability. No more tipping your hand reamed citrus juice all over the counter! BPA-free, with a drip-free pour spout, the juicer disassembles easily for cleaning.
14. Acacia Wood Salt or Spice Box with Swivel Cover, by Lipper International 1126
Made from durable acacia wood, this beautiful box boasts a swivel cover. It is an off-the-beaten-path way to store spices which offers protection and easy access. Spices, salts or small household items can all be stored in this attractive piece. To care for this box, simply hand wash (only). It measures 3 and 1/2 inches by 2 and 1/2 inches and would look great in any kitchen, and be a thoughtful gift for someone just starting out.
15. Crock-Pot 2-QT Round Manual Slow Cooker, Black
Yes, this actual Crock Pot brand 2-quart slow cooker is available on Amazon for under ten dollars. If you are looking for the perfect dip or cocktail weenie warmer, or slow cooker for a small family or single, this is perfect. And, worth a lot more to any busy person than the price tag would seem to indicate.
Whether you are cooking a couple chicken breasts with veggies, or a great cheese dip, every kitchen can benefit from this. This pot serves 3+ people, has High and Low cook settings, and the convenience of a Warm setting as well to keep your food at a safe temperature. It has a removable, dishwasher safe stoneware insert, and the glass lid is also dishwasher safe. Comes with recipes, dimension(inch):9 H x 8.9 W x 7.4 D
15 Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts From $11 to $25
Going up in price just a little, from under $10 to up to $25, and a whole new world of awesome kitchen gadgets opens up.
1. 7-Piece Silicone Kitchen Utensils Cooking Tool Set With Metal Stand, by HULLR
- 3 Silicone Spatulas
- 1 Silicone Basting Brush
- 1 Silicone Spoon
- 1 Silicone Spatula Spoon
- 1 sturdy Metal Stand.
These gorgeous silicone tools are heat resistant to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect for just about any application you have.
They certainly put the fun in functional, and every kitchen should have at least one of each of these 6 tools, so it’s all win. Ergonomic easy grip handles, BPA-free, 100 percent FDA grade, and made of non-toxic materials. You can rest assured that not only are these the best tools for the job, they are Eco-friendly too.
2. Florence Metal 6 Bottle Countertop Wine Holder with Standing Rack, by Superiore Livello
This visually striking curved metal wine rack is a beautiful way to display those bottles that come in each month. With the way that we love wine, having at least a 6 bottle, convenient and attractive storage space is a must for any kitchen. The chic contemporary design is sure to complement any decorating scheme, and add graceful lines to any counter.
Easy assembly, all hardware included. High-grade metal with a lustrous black finish that is sure to draw the eye of any discerning guest. Not to mention, make your kitchen look sophisticated and well stocked.
3. 2 Pack Stainless Steel Herb Scissors, SourceTon
These kitchen scissors made super short work of cutting up any herbs. They are multi-purpose kitchen shears with 5 blades. They come with a cleaning brush, and boast ergonomic design, and are as happy in your craft kit as they are in your utility drawer. If you are looking for heavy duty durable culinary cutters, with sharp blades that will do the job – these are the ones.
The non-slip easy comfort grip works for both right and left-handed use. Easily shred nori, meat, vegetables, herbs, lettuces and cabbage. These are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and include a special cleaning brush to get to all the hard to reach spots. Every snip of these sharp shears equals 5 blades, and 5 perfectly spaced cuts as well. These make a great gift, if you are willing to part with them after you buy them.
4. Bottle Can and Jar Opener Multi Kitchen Tool Bundle Rheumatoid Arthritis Products Aids
All the ways you have struggled to open cans, jars, and twist off caps will be a thing of the past with the last bottle opener you will ever need. The Twister Grip Lid Seal Remover Lid Twist Off for arthritic hands isn’t the biggest Kitchen Gadget on the list. It isn’t the most expensive or the cheapest, either, but it is supremely useful in the kitchen.
It eliminates other unnecessary tools, such as rags, knives, and hot water, that you may have been using up till now. An effortless opening experience can be yours, and it is easy and practical too. The rubber shape design and comfortable grip makes it really simple to open just about any factory seal. Save your hands, and get to your cooking faster with this great kitchen gadget. This opener comes with a lifetime guarantee, you just can’t ask for more than that.
5. Clip-on kitchen food strainer for spaghetti, pasta, and ground beef grease
This three-piece tool set comes with a silicone baster brush, and a garlic peeler as well as a clip-on strainer. The strainer’s universal fit design fits nearly any size of pot, pan, saucepan or bowl. On top of the convenience of hand’s free straining, the design takes up very little storage compared to most other kinds of strainers. The fine mesh allows easy straining, water and juices pass effortlessly through the sieve.
You can use this on anything from ground beef to tuna fish, pasta to beans and it is made of food-grade silicone. Dishwasher safe and beautiful to boot, coming in several colors.
6. 4 Piece Ceramic Condiment Set, by Oggi
There isn’t a cuter way to put out the condiments at your next barbeque or get together. Pickles (or relish), mustard, ketchup, and onions will all find their own color-coded Oggi canisters and matching scoops. The cute re-writable labels look like mini chalkboards, and your guests will love these little 8 oz ceramics. Dimensions, approximately 3″ by 4″. Each jar comes with a small scoop, lid, and label.
7. Oven Mitts, Heat Resistant Non-Slip Silicone Kitchen Gloves, by Nuovoware
These extra long, 12- inch silicone gloves aren’t just another pretty thing. They are tough, as in they can take up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. But, with the extra long cuffs, quilted polyester cotton lining, and internal layer, you won’t feel any of that heat. Providing maxiumum protection for your hands and forearms while cooking, and giving that pop of color we all love. These gloves are suitable for almost any sized hand, and easy to maneuver. The non-slip design, a textured surface, gives you the best grip possible when handling hot items. Waterproof and cleaned easily with warm soapy water or a wipe down with a sponge, you will love these gloves. They also come with a one year warranty.
8. Meat Thermometer, Waterproof Instant Read, by Senbitertop
This easy to use, foldable kitchen thermometer will help you keep your family safe. Simply fold out the long probe, and insert the tip into your food. The temp will display on a large readout, and you can trust it is accurate. The read is nearly instant, under 3-4 seconds, meaning you do not have to wait while sweating over a hot grill for the temp to settle on your thermometer.
After you get your temperature readout, flip it closed, and it will power down – that simple. Simply knowing the temp of your foods and making sure that they cook to a safe temp, will keep your family safe from foodborne illnesses. And, the guesswork for a perfect steak is over. Comes with instructions, and a worry-free 12-month warranty.
9. Over the Sink Collapsible Colander with Handles – Folding Strainer for Kitchen 6-quart Capacity – By Comfify
This baby will end your need for any other colander in the kitchen. Able to handle a family sized pot of noodles, this over sink design will make this collapsible beauty your kitchen workhorse. Use it to rinse fruit and veggies, orr strain canned goods and pasta. The space-saving collapsible design will make you fall in love with this large colander, as it will take up much less room than even smaller units. It is easy to store in tight cupboards, and limited spaces, as well as handling family sized portions.
But even better is that this baby was made to last with non-slip handles. It is heat resistant to 158 degrees Fahrenheit, so don’t set it on a hot stove top. Sturdy, holds it shape and made from non-toxic, BPA Free materials, you can have confidence in this colander. Dimensions: 17-inches folded, expands to 25.75-inches, 4.5-inches deep, 1.4 pounds, 6-quart capacity
10. Chef Al Dente Singing Pasta Timer
Tired of cooking noodles just one minute too long and finding them mushy? Or, missing it the other way, which is sometimes even worse? Chef Al Dente will fix all that for you! Toss him in when you start the water, and the timer starts when water reaches boiling point. When your pasta has reached that perfect, and we mean perfect, al dente point, Chef Al starts to sing.
This cute chef is heat resistant and made of food-safe plastic, but what’s even better is that he is going to make you look really good. Dimensions 6 in. L x 3.25 in. W x 3.25 in. H
11. Chef Buddy Hot Donut Maker, Mini
Who doesn’t love donuts? Especially when you make them yourself and cook them on this absolutely adorable non-stick griddle? Cooks up to 7 donuts at a time, with 2-inch diameters, so you won’t have too many hanging around to eat when you are done either.
This model boasts a power indicator light, a ready to cook indicator and an easy open cool touch handle. The 30-inch cord will make this convenient to use even on the most crowded countertop. Dimensions: 11″ (l) x 7.75″ (W) x 4.5″ (H)
12. Set of 12 Stackable Taco Holders for Hard or Soft Shells – (4 Red, 4 Yellow and 4 Green), by TopKitch
Tired of your tacos spilling, breaking, and dropping your favorite fillings all over your plate instead of in your mouth? The TopKitch set of 12 colorful taco stands is a great solution! Packed with 4 stands in each color, green, yellow, and red, this set is sure to keep everyone at the table happy.
Lightweight, easily packed and carried and 100 percent dishwasher safe, they are convenient, too. Make your family’s next taco night a colorful fiesta of perfectly ready to eat tacos, you will be glad you did.
13. Vremi 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set With Handle
This bright and cheerful set comes with everything you need for mixing and baking. An all-purpose set which contains all of the essential kitchen tools anyone needs. Cute nesting measuring cups and spoons complement the full set of bowls, strainer, and sifter are all made of lightweight durable BPA free plastic. A great space saver, cheery for parties, and useful for you, what’s not to love, especially at the price?
14. Kitchen Knife Set Plus Magnetic Strip and Sharpener by Chefcoo
This set comes with a professional two-stage knife sharpener, a magnetic knife holder, and the knives pictured above. This set is fantastic, and the bright colors add a splash of happy to any kitchen. The set includes a Paring Knife, Utility Knife, Carving Knife, Chef’s Knife, Bread Knife, Cheese Knife, and a Pizza Knife.
This set is a great gift idea, featuring non-slip grippy handles that fit perfectly in your hand. Dishwasher safe, and super easy to clean, these ergonomic beauties would be cheap at twice the price. Having passed the CE/EU, FDA, and SGS certification, you know these knives will stay safe and fight bacteria. They come with a full one-year warranty promising full refund or replacement, no questions asked.
15. Trudeau Flex Pot Clip, Red
You will never settle for a flat spoon rest again. This Trudeau flex pot clip will hold all sizes of tools that you usually use cooking. Not only will this keep your countertops and stove top clean, the silicone is heat resistant to 482 degrees Fahrenheit. The silicone and stainless steel finish are going to stay beautiful, useful and become one of your favorite go-tos in the kitchen. Dishwasher safe.
10 Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts From $26 to $50
Still sitting under that $50 price tag, the following kitchen gadgets range from niche-need to must have. Take a look!
1. Rotato Express 2.0 + 6 Replacement Blades | Updated 2017 Model – Electric Peeler, by Starfrit
The Rotato Express 2.0 comes with the machine, and six (6) Replacement Blades. Plus a thumb knife and a 6V Adapter to use with the machine. Tired of cutting yourself? Tired of losing too much of your vegetable with an oldfashioned peeling method? Those are both things of the past with this marvelous little peeler. It peels a variety of vegetables and fruits, and can handle many different shapes, sizes and textures, with just the touch of a button. Take the sweat, guesswork, and sore hands out of the equation, and cooking is a lot more fun! You can run this machine while camping, too, with 4 AA batteries (not included). The cord is a nice 31 inches, allowing for flexibility around outlets. The Rotato Express comes with a 1 year limited manufacturers warranty. Dimensions: 5.5″ L x 5.5″ W x 11″ H
2.SveBake Mixing Bowls – Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Handles, Pour Spouts, Non-Slip Base and Graters, Set of 3, Red
Mixing, storage, salad tossing and mess free whipping… what coupld be better? Try beautiful, too. These bowls nest to store away easily. This set includes 3 bowls, a 1.5 QT, a 2.5 QT, and a generous 5 QT Bowl, with lids and 3 grater discs. The non-slip design features include a silicone bottom, keeping your bowl where you set it. You won’t have to chase this bowl while you are trying to mix in it. The soft silicone non-slip handles are easy to use, allowing you to keep a good grip easily. Want to measure what you are mixing? Inner volume measures are well marked and easy to read. These bowls are food grade stainless steel, but the integrated easy-pour spouts also make them precision pourers. This gadget isn’t just another pretty face, it is practical, as well. Graters include a wide slicer, medium hole shredder and small grater, so you can shred, slice, grate and garnish to your heart’s content.
3. Yaylabs SoftShell Ice Cream Ball
This mom’s dream device means that ice cream is a treat you will want to serve your kids. Why? Because this home-made confection is 100 percent made with ingredients chosen by you. And, it takes about 25 minutes of active play to make those ingredients into delicious, creamy, frozen perfection. That’s right, ice cream with a built-in play requirement.
Simply add cream, sugar and your favorite flavorings, fruits or ice cream fixings to one side and ice and rock salt to the other. The ball will allow your active kids to make about one pint of perfect ice cream. It comes with a recipe book, too, so no struggling to find one that works online. Built-in easy-open handles, and wide openings to add your ingredients, ice and salt make this convenient soft-sided treat maker a truly novel and useful kitchen gadget.
Made from food-safe BPA-free materials. Easy cleaning, dishwasher safe. Dimensions: approximately 8.5-inch diameter.
4. Kitchen Compost Pail Bin for Countertop, Leakproof Food Scrap Container, Stainless Steel with Copper Plating, 1 Gallon
This environmentally responsible gadget brings the hassle of an outdoor compost heap into a simple, beautiful, odor controlled package. The copper vessel is attractive, and the awesome bonus of a full year’s worth of dual charcoal filters can’t be beaten. Also comes with compost pail bags.
Kitchen Composting is the best way to recycle your food waste in a limited space. Leakproof, just add your food scrap to this gorgeous copper plated container and it will do the rest. Size: 1 Gallon
5. Prepara Herb Savor Pod 2.0, Set of 3
Love fresh herbs, but don’t get them used up before time takes them from you? Tired of wilty rosemary, lackluster curled cilantro or softened asparagus? Want your herbs to last longer? Triple the life of your fresh herbs and save money with this BPA-free container set designed to prolong the life of herbs and keep your wallet fatter.
These are easy to use, fit in the fridge door, and have clear windows to keep an eye on your living food. Keep your herbs safe from crushing, breathing, and well hydrated in these space-age looking little pods.
6. iDevices iGrill Mini
The “iDevice” craze has fully entered the kitchen, and is now at your grill — and you are going to love it. The iGrill mini’s single probe measures temperatures between -22° F (-30°C) to 572° F (300°C) with an easy to read LED indicator. You can cook your meat from start to done without lifting the lid of your grill. Now, that’s impressive.
With a 150-foot Bluetooth smart range and 150 hours of battery life, this baby comes camping, goes grilling, and tailgates like a pro. Featuring magnetic mounting, proximity wakeup and showing you the progression of your meat cooking this little iGadget is a winner.
7. Eggmaster Automatic Electric Egg Cooker Red
You’ve seen the silly videos, you’ve watched the egg cook out of this machine, but did you realize that is the perfect breakfast burrito? You can cook one or two eggs without any added fat, oil, or butter, and it’s perfect every time. Eggs pop up when they are ready.
Healthy, delicious, and smart, this makes your egg the least messy part of that breakfast wrap! No shells to peel, no boiling water, and no greasy pan to wash, this machine is all upsides.
8. Elite Cuisine EBK-200BL Maxi-Matic 3-in-1 Multifunction Breakfast Center, Blue
Shopping for a college student? Looking for the perfect addition to an office cooking nook? Check this out! The unit is a toaster over, timer, coffeemaker and food warmer, all in one. It comes with a 15-minute timer, indicator lights, and a 4-cup capacity coffee pot. The swing-out filter basket for the coffee pot is convenient and easy to use. It also has a pause ‘n serve anti-drip feature, because who can wait for coffee? 500 watts, with On / Off switch.
9. BangRui Automatic Can Opener Electric for Seniors and Arthritic Hands
Easy to use, convenient, and a loving thing you can do for your sore hands. Lay it flat on the can, aligning the opening between the cutter and gear with the edge of the can, touch the button, and voila, done! Watch it whir, turn and open the can without you having to lift another finger. When it is done, you can lift the can lid, which has smooth edges. No more worry about kids cutting themselves, or seniors struggling with bulky hand-cranks.
You can put the lid of the can back onto the can for short-term storage in the fridge, as well. Lightweight, ergonomic and comfortable to use and hold – this baby is easy too. Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Using rechargeable batteries will also make this gadget eco-friendly.
10. Zalik Vegetable Chopper Slicer Dicer Cutter & Grater – 11 Interchangeable Stainless Steel Blades – Heavy Duty Multi Fruit Cheese & Onion Chopper Dicer Kitchen Cutter
Eleven in one. That is how many tools this beautiful and well-constructed chopper/slicer can replace. Once you begin using it, you will wonder how you got along without it. Mince, slice, dice, grate, chop, julienne, juice, separate egg yolks from whites… all in one convenient kitchen gadget. Includes 11 blades made of 430 Stainless Steel blades.
Sharp blades make for effortless cutting and safety features keep the whole thing reliable and quick. Top-rack dishwasher safe, practical, and versatile – it doesn’t get better than this – oh wait, it does: a lifetime replacement/money back guarantee.
Just for Fun: 3 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets Under $100
The rest of this list has been about budget-friendly kitchen gadgets that you are going to love. The following items are definitely not in that category, but they are the kinds of kitchen equipment that just change the way that you prepare meals.
1. Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo (Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups) NN102
A 4 cup food processor and two drink cups? Wow… this 4-cup Nutri Bowl handles everything from pureeing to chopping and mixing or dough making. The 24 oz. Nutri Ninja cups have spout lids and are perfect for your favorite breakfast smoothy, protein shake or sauce.
Ninja products always delivers and this is no different, the Auto-iQ Technology features intelligent programs combine specifically timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns that do the work for you. Made with BPA-free parts, and dishwasher safe, this 1200 watt monster will do everything you hoped it would. Oh, and did we mention it comes with a 75-page recipe book?
2. SUPER DEAL Electric Air Fryer XL 3.7 Quart W/ Recipe Cookbook, Timer, Temperature Control, Detachable Dishwasher Safe Basket, Fry Healthy with 80% Less Fat
Take 80 percent of the fat out of fried foods, and never miss one percent of it. Healthier “frying” using superheated air and dual fan convection pushes cooking into the next century. You get the crunch, crisp, and texture your family craves while using little to no oil, at all. Adjustable temp, built-in timer, and auto shut off are all perks here.
The extra large 3.7-quart fryer will feed your family of 4 their favorites and you will love to watch them eat these healthier treats. Easy to clean, and 100 percent safe, this includes a fry basket, basket holder, base, and built in cool-touch housing and handle. FDA, CSA, ETL, UL, CA Prop65, VDE Certificated Safe.
3. Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
You will never want to use another slow cooker, pressure cooker, or rice cooker again. Seriously, the Instant Pot Lux V3 6 appliance can do all of that, as well as steam, sautee and look great on your counter. It features 12 Built-In Smart Programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Cake, Egg, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Pressure Cook, Keep Warm, Steam and Slow Cook, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button. Built using 3rd gen microprocessor technology, it can cook up to 240 minutes after up to a 24-hour delay start.
The brushed stainless is fingerprint resistant and the machine is UL and ULC certified. This great gadget includes 10 safety mechanisms to provide users with the best, safest experience and confidence. Weight: 14.6 pounds. Power Supply Cord: 33 inches, non-detached, 2 prong plug. Comes with: stainless steel steam rack without handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, recipe booklet (English), and manual and timetable.
No matter what your budget, we all spend way too much time in our kitchens to struggle through not having the right tools for the job. No matter what the job is. We hope this list helps you find the stuff you need, for a price that will make you smile.
Whether you are buying a gift for someone just starting out — or starting fresh — or looking for the perfect gift for your college student, this list has a little of everything. And, it won’t break the bank, either.