Top-Rated Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon Under $50
Are these kitchen gadgets must-haves? Technically no. You're going to want all of them anyway.
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Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Trying to master perfectly cooked meat? The secret is a meat thermometer. This budget-friendly option has a stainless steel probe that reads the temperature in 3-5 seconds. With a 4.4-star rating from more than 11,000 customers, this thermometer can be used on a range of foods like bread, coffee, candy and more.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99 ($29.99)
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
This best-selling rapid egg cooker will make your eggs in minutes any way you like them — hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, scrambled or as an omelet. Weighing only one pound, the compact and leightweight design is great for smaller kitchens, college dorms and campers or RVs.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
You don't need a fancy espresso machine to enjoy coffeehouse-worthy drinks. A milk frother, like this budget-friendly one from Powerlix that has 4.5 stars from more than 8,000 ratings, lets you froth your milk of choice in seconds so you can make your favorite lattes and cappuccinos at home.
Cooling Baking Rack
A cooling rack is often one of those kitchen tools that you're confident you don't need until you try one. This rack is tricked-out with a small metal gauge grid, allowing you to cool all your baked goods. You can also use it for baking anything that requires air circulation underneath or is especially messy.
Buy It: Amazon, $13.50
With a soft, rubber handle and quarter-inch markings on the blade for easy measuring, this scraper/chopper tool will win you over in seconds. One reviewer said, "...I didn't realize how often I would reach for this."
Buy It: Amazon, $9.99
Most citrus presses are plastic and the opposite of sturdy. But if you're serious about your cocktails (or your lemonade), then you need this hardcore citrus press. Made from industrial aluminum, this press is a workhorse and ensures no seeds will get into your drinks. One reviewer said, "I AM NOT SURE HOW I LIVED WITHOUT THIS THING." (And yep, they wrote it in all caps, too.)
Buy It: Amazon, $15.99
Hamburger Meat Chopper
If you've ever tried chopping meat while cooking it, then you've probably experienced how difficult it is to ensure it's cooked evenly. This handy tool can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees and is perfect for chopping up veggies and beans, too. You can even throw it into the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Buy It: Amazon, $4.97
Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Make waffles, paninis, hash browns, and even biscuit pizzas! Any wet batter will "waffle" your treats and snacks into single serving portions. Weighing only one pound, this compact kitchen gadget is great for first apartments, small kitchens, dorm rooms and campers. Backed by a one-year manufacturer warranty, the mini waffle maker includes recipe book and recipe database access, and all non-electric parts easily wipe clean.
Buy It: Amazon, $14.99
Chef'n Strawberry Slicester
This handy slicing tool is a game-changing gadget for strawberry lovers. After hulling your strawberries, simply place the whole strawberry into the tool and squeeze the handle for perfect slices instantly.
Sauces, smoothies, mousses, soups — there isn't much this tool can't do. With four different attachments, this hand-held blender can pretty much tackle any kitchen task you throw its way. It's especially handy if you're addicted to smoothies and like to add all sorts of fruits, veggies and herbs to your morning drinks.
Buy It: Amazon, $43.99
Don't live another day without this dough blender in your life. This tool will help make your scones, biscuits, pastries and any other baked goods fluffier, flakier and even more delicious. With its rubber handle and sturdy, metal blades, you'll be whipping up the dough of your dreams in no time.
Buy It: Amazon, $9.97
Veggie Slicer + Spiralizer
I'm not going to tell you that you can replace your pasta with zucchini spirals and you won't know the difference, but you probably won't care once you get your hands on this life-changing spiralizer. This gadget allows you to slice, shred, chip and spiralize any fruit or vegetable you throw at it. Apples, onions, carrots, onions, potatoes, cabbage, beets, turnips, radishes — you get the idea.
Buy It: Amazon, $29.99
About the size and thickness of an iPad, this scale has four high-precision sensors, ensuring you get an accurate weight every time. You can easily wipe off the surface to keep it clean, too.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
Pizza Cutter Wheel
With a super sharp blade and a comfy grip, this pizza cutter allows you to ditch your sloppy cuts for a one-time slice. There's a protective blade guard to keep fingers safe, and you can put it right into the dishwasher when you're done.
Buy It: Amazon, $13.95
Heavy-Duty Measuring Spoons
These heavy-duty measuring spoons are nothing like the plastic ones you've grabbed before. Choose from rectangular, oval or round spoons (the rectangular ones, for example, fit into spice jars nicely). They even come with a removable ring, allowing you to grab individual spoons if you need them.