Cooking should be a passion, not a huge expense. That should be especially true when it comes to the gadgets that you use. So when asked what products we think are necessary in completing the perfect kitchen, well, let’s just say some were surprised.
10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets Under $50
#1. Coffee Grinder ~ While just about any one with great reviews will do, I suggest the KRUPS GX4100 Electric Spice Herbs and Coffee Grinder for it’s dual purpose and under $30 price tag! Compact, modern and convenient the KRUPS GX41 coffee grinder will allow for an easy grinding in few seconds : from a coarse “turkish coffee” grind size to a fine espresso grind, enjoy as many coffee based drinks as your household would like at the touch of a button. Versatile, this grinder will also allow to chop spices, nuts or crackers to enhance summer salads or gourmet desserts.
#2. Quick Egg Cooker – Whether you are preparing eggs for Easter Egg Coloring or need a quick breakfast fix for your guests, the KRUPS Egg Cooker is a great tool to have on hand. You have the ability to boil up to 7 eggs at a time, and choose your setting from hard/soft boiled, poached or individual omelets. Simply pile the eggs into the slots and an audible signal will indicate when your eggs are done cooking. Simple!
#3. Good Basting Brush – From basting the main dish to buttering croissants, the T-fal Ingenio Basting Brush does it all! With an adjustable brush head for optimal basting angles, this brush also features a hook to prevent brush from sliding into basting pot, and “kick-stand” feature to elevate the handle off the table. Not to mention the unique designs supports less chance of burning your hand when reapplying to hot foods during and after cooking.
#4. Spreader Spatula – Finish off your festive celebration with a scrumptious dessert! The T-fal Ingenio Spreader Spatula is all you will need to make a smooth looking design. This unit features a contoured edge that is perfect for scraping the batter from a bowl as well as a rigid straight edge for seamless icing. Who says baking has to be messy?
#5. Compact Chopper – The T-fal Ingenio 5-Second Chopper cuts the time it takes to whip up your favorite fresh summer salsas. Its patented system features two independent blades that provide efficient and progressive chopping in 5 seconds or less. Yes, I really did say 5 seconds or less! This unit maybe small in size but perfect for fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, and even meats.
#6. Heavy-Duty Meat Tenderizer – Tenderize your steaks with Ease with T-fal Ingenio Meat Tenderizer. Featuring both a textured and a flat mallet pad for pounding and priced at under $15, this tool will change the way you think about meat. The unique rock and roll technique that utilizes body weight for ergonomic, mess-free tenderizing. Winner, winner steak dinner!
#7. Waffle Maker – For those days you simply want a breakfast that is just swoon worthy, the KRUPS GQ502 Belgian waffle maker is your new bff. You can prepare up to four delicious Belgian-style waffles at a time. Featuring 5 adjustable browning levels from light to dark, there is simply nothing better that a crispy, true belgian-style waffles.
#8. Deep Fryer – The KRUPS KJ502 deep fryer offers a large family-size capacity as well as three frying baskets for enhanced versatility. For foolproof results, you can use one of the four preset functions to fry chicken nuggets, french fries, donuts or even the beloved onion rings, Even better is that this unit will automatically adjusts the temperature and time as needed.
#9. Ceramic Knife – Every kitchen needs a sharp ceramic knife that is strong enough to cut through thick watermelon skin. The T-fal Zen Ceramic 6in Bread Knife takes on that task with ease and much more. The durable, extremely sharp blade allows for precision cutting and its serrated edge works best for items that have a softer interior and tougher exterior like melons.
#10. Professional-Grade Corn Skewers – One of the things you may not consider at the dinner table is veggie mess. The T-fal Ingenio Corn Skewers comes in a set of 8, easy-to-store skewers to ensure you can always enjoy your corn on the cob. Features special interlocking design that allows for safe and neat drawer storage.