10 Totally Necessary Kitchen Tools That Cost Less Than $10

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February 06, 2020

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Are you itching to give your kitchen an upgrade? You don't have to go through an intense renovation or replace major appliances to get the most out of your kitchen space. All you need is $10. Seriously. Hear us out. There are plenty of simple gadgets out there that can elevate the functionality of your cooking space to something chef-worthy. And when these products also ring in at under $10 each, they're practically a no-brainer. Below are 10 affordable kitchen tools no home cook should be without. Buy all 10 for just $79.54 (plus tax and shipping).


Whether you’re adding oil to a pan or whipping up a quick salad dressing, a squeeze bottle is essential in the kitchen. These bottles help control your pour, so you only use the oil or vinegar you need. That means less waste in the long run and better tasting dinner right now.

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Keep bagged foods like chips, crackers and the like from going stale with the use of these bag clips. These also come with a magnetic backing, which means you can hang notes or recipes on your fridge with them, as well. They’re a tiny gadget that can make a huge difference in your kitchen.

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Messes in the kitchen are inevitable! The best thing you can do is make sure you have the proper tools to keep a tidy and clean work space. When testing kitchen towels, the Food Network Kitchen found this one to be a kitchen workhorse, perfect for everyday kitchen cleanups. Sure, it’s not the prettiest kitchen towel. But for under $10, it certainly gets the job done.

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If you’re looking for an oven mitt that will look great in your kitchen and function properly, don’t think you have to shell out extra money. This oven mitt comes in a variety of colors (so you can find one to match any kitchen or mood!), plus the layer of neoprene on the fingers and palm made it stand out amongst others during testing.

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If you're not basting large meats, this tool is going to change your dinner for good. This silicone version is dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a breeze.

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Say goodbye to the awkward process of squeezing your lemons then measuring the juice after the fact. This juicer captures all your liquid into a tiny cup marked from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons, which is why we found it to be the best juicer for cooking during product testing. The ridged tool also doubles as a storage device for cut citrus, making the $8 price tag even more impressive.

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No kitchen should be without a full set of measuring cups and spoons. For $10, get both spoons and cups in one neat set!

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Did you know you shouldn't use the same measuring cups for liquids as you do for your dry ingredients? If your recipe calls for any liquid including water, oil or milk, turn to a liquid measuring cup with a handle. Never worry about ruined baked goods, again!

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One test kitchen staffer praised the "baby whisk" for its ability to mix with precision, stating that it is perfect for a quick vinaigrette, stir fry sauce or a small batch of cookie dough. Plus, she also claims it allows her to, "beat her eggs to perfection", which sounds like reason enough for us to keep this tiny tool in our kitchen.

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Don't find yourself without one of these the next time you have your friends over for wine night. Just a simple wine key gets the job done and takes up minimal storage space.

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