7 Affordable Kitchen Tools That Look Super Expensive

Great kitchenware doesn't need to break the bank.

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April 02, 2019

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Do you wish your kitchen looked like it came straight from the pages of a glossy style magazine? So do we. But with hungry kids and even busier families preserving a picture-perfect kitchen can be nearly impossible. With help from these budget friendly brands, maintaining a hip yet lived-in kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. You just need to know where to shop. For that, we’ve got your back.

For a perfectly elegant kitchen that you can actually live in, these pieces are useful, efficient and stylish without the price point.


BUY IT: Target, $69.99

From the witty tweets to the mouthwatering recipes, we all wish we could live like Chrissy Teigen, even just for a day. Fortunately, you can now adorn your kitchen with her Cravings collection for Target, which is probably the closest any of us will ever get to living like Chrissy. All the pieces in the collection are as reliable to use as they are pretty to look at. This 6-piece knife set is slim and chic, with the six knives every home cook needs.

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BUY IT: Target, $39.99

A cast iron Dutch oven for under $50? Yes, please! Safe on gas, electric and induction stove tops this piece easily goes from stove, oven or grill straight to your table. With an elegant gold handle, the classic black cast iron cooker makes for a gorgeous centerpiece at any dinner party. Test it out with your next batch of corn bread, beef stew or even a classic cassoulet.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $39.00

Not only does a French press look fancy on your countertop, it’s also particularly useful in a kitchen that lacks counter space. Even better, it’s one of the most efficient and sustainable ways to make coffee. Out of coffee filters? No problem, this one doesn’t need them. Plus, no filter means more flavor and less waste. Although the thick glass with metallic detailing and a cork top may look expensive, this piece retails for less than $40.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $14.99

A mandolin slicer is a professional chef’s best friend and there’s no reason it can’t be used in the home as well, as long as it’s used responsibly. With a finger guard and non-slip handle, knob and foot this tool allows you to safely and quickly slice vegetables, cheeses, fruits and more. Just because this tool is used in some of the top kitchens in the world doesn’t mean it boasts a hefty price tag. You can snag it for just $14.99.

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BUY IT: Crate and Barrel, $49.95

No kitchen is complete without a carving board. Whether you actually use it for carving or the backdrop of an Instagram-worthy cheese board is up to you. This durable Acacia wood board comes in two sizes and boasts a stylish herringbone design. It’s chic, it’s sturdy and it’s under $50, which checks three of our boxes for a fabulous kitchen find.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $80

This sleek countertop blender will have your guests thinking they’ve stumbled into pricey smoothie shop. Don’t be fooled this blender has all the makings of an industrial powered machine without the price tag. Crush ice, blend sauces or whip of a batch of daquiris for under $100, which is a steal for a machine with this much power and efficiency.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $40.50

Chopping, mixing, pureeing, oh my! This electric food processor does it all. Kitchen gadgets can get pretty expensive and upon first glance this one looks like it would be too. But that’s not what we’re here for, is it? As far as affordable kitchen supplies go, it’s a steal. Looking to whip up perfectly creamy guacamole? No problem. Making black bean burgers for dinner? Easy peasy. Best of all, this efficient, reliable and durable food processer is only $40.50.

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