The kitchen – the place you love spending your time preparing meals for family and guests. But as you already know, the kitchen cannot serve its full purpose if you don't have the requisite kitchen gadgets. Contrary to what you are probably thinking, you don't have to break the bank in order to access these gadgets. With five dollars, there are so many tools you can acquire to maximize kitchen efficiency. Here are the top 18 tools you will find very useful in your kitchen:
4-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set ($4.53)
Precision is key in the kitchen, and this 4-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cup set will help you achieve exactly that. The gadget is used to accurately measure portions of dry ingredients, including sugar and rice. It typically offers ¼, ⅓, ½, and one cup capacities. On top of that, it is designed to withstand wear and tear, which guarantees longevity.
Stainless Steel Dough Cutter/Scraper ($1.55)
This is one gadget you will find useful in your kitchen; the stainless-steel Dough Cutter/Scraper comes equipped with a stainless-steel blade to help cut even through the stickiest sourdough and thickest cinnamon rolls. Its wooden handle offers a good grip for total efficiency. Also, its flexibility allows you to scrape away stubborn and sticky dough remnants after work. You will really find it useful for mixing, kneading, and portioning dough as you make your favorite cake.
Cupcake Corer for Kitchen Gadgets ($4.99)
As you already know, the first step to making a cupcake is to ‘core' it. Now, when using this gadget, you begin by making your cupcake as usual. Once they have cooled, use your cupcake corer to make a hole of your desired size and shape on the doughnut. You can proceed to fill the hole with icing, caramel, custard, or whatever appeals to your taste buds. Ideally, the tool helps to make your cupcakes taste better by making it easy to add your favorite cream or jelly.
Apple Slicer/Corer ($4.71)
As the name suggests, this gadget is used to slice apples for easier consumption: Place your apple slicer on the apple and push it down, holding the handles in both hands. It cuts the apple into equal and perfectly shaped slices, and all this happens in a split of a second. You can enjoy your apple with peanut butter (if it suits you) or whichever way you like having it. Notably, an apple slicer can be used to slice other fruits as well.
Corn Stripper With Stainless Steel Serrated Blade ($3.15)
Removing corn kernels from the cob can be one tedious task, but it does not have to be with a corn stripper with stainless steel serrated blade. Besides removing corn, you can also use the tool to scrub your corn after husking it. The gadget becomes even more useful because you can use it to peel veggies such as cucumbers, making it a must-have in your kitchen.
Egg Yolk Separator ($4.99)
The egg yolk separator will help you separate your egg to have the egg white separate from the yolk. To use it, crack your egg and pour it into the separator. The white will fall through the sieve while the yolk stays put. It is particularly useful for you if you don't like one particular part of an egg. In other words, it allows you to enjoy your egg without having to manually remove the part you don't like. The tool comes with a hole in the handle so you can hang it when not in use.
Mini Plastic Bag Sealer ($3.99)
This is one tool you are sure to use all the time. It comes in handy in sealing small plastic bags so you can securely store your food in the fridge to ensure it stays fresh for longer. It is also easy to use; allow the gadget to heat up and then glide it over the edge of the bag to reseal it. This mini plastic bag sealer comes with a magnet on the back so you can stick it on your fridge and access it whenever you need to use it.
3-in-1 Avocado Slicer/Pitter for Kitchen Gadgets ($3.99)
If you love your avocados, you definitely need to have this gadget in your kitchen drawer. It comes with a knife to slice through the skin of the avocado, a pitter to remove the seed, and a slicer to cut your avocado into easily consumable slices. As a multifunctional tool, this 3-in-1 avocado slicer will make it easy to peel and eat an avocado, and in the process, change how you enjoy the fruit.
Stainless Steel Fine-Mesh Strainer ($1.89)
The stainless-steel fine-mesh strainer should definitely be part of your small baking and cooking tasks. Specifically, you can use it to dust desserts with powdered sugar and straining seeds when making chutneys and fruit-based sauces. Its 3-inch diameter ensures you won't spill jelly when filling jars, not to mention the mesh that works to sieve clumpy items to create fine and consistent textures. The hook will make it easy to hang your fine-mesh strainer after you are done using it.
Banana Slicer ($4.99)
Who does not love eating bananas in small slices? With a banana slicer, you can slice your banana in seconds and have some fun while doing it. Moreover, its large size makes it possible to slice any size of banana with relative ease. It is probably most useful when you want to make a fruit salad and need your bananas in small slices.
Pie and Cake Maker/Cutter ($4.88)
A pie maker/cutter is the tool you need to mark and cut your pie into equal portions. With the gadget, you don't have to worry about ending up with inconsistent pieces of cake or pie, which can lead to a lot of wastage. In any case, you can be sure to serve your guests cakes that seem professionally baked. Its aluminum material makes it rust-resistant, which means you will use it for years to come.
Hand Juicers for Kitchen Gadgets ($2.50)
A hand juicer is a perfect tool for squeezing the juice out of fruits for your beverages and recipes. What makes it a special tool is it allows you to extract juice that is seed, pulp, and peel-free. It also inverts peels when handles are squeezed together to ensure no drop goes to waste. The hand juicer comes with handles so you can hang it where you can easily reach it.
White Chef Knife ($2.78)
This affordable and versatile knife can be of excellent service in your culinary endeavors. The knife has a 420 stainless steel stamped blade to enhance precision and efficiency. And in addition to being lightweight, its handle is designed in a way to avoid injury or wrist strain when you have a lot of foods to prepare. Whether chopping, slicing, carving, or dicing, you can rely on this white chef knife to boost your productivity in the kitchen.
Stainless Steel Doughnut Cutter ($3.49)
Nothing looks more aesthetically appealing and delicious than a well-shaped doughnut. The stainless-steel doughnut cutter essentially helps to produce uniform doughnuts, thanks to its 3 ½ circular design that keeps them in shape. It also has four supports that stabilize the center hole as well as yielding the right size of the dough. Moreover, its sharp top is rounded to prevent injuries when the tool is in use. Thus, ensuring your baking process is as smooth as it ought to be.
BBQ Mop Brush ($2.39)
You'll want to treat friends and family to a BBQ once in a while, and a BBQ mop brush will help make your meat more flavored and tastier. You can use it to slather your meat with sauce, which is facilitated by its 3¾ spread coverage that ensures flavor reaches all the concealed parts of the steak. It also has a 9-inch handle to allow you to work on your meat without getting too close to the grill. Besides meat, you can use a BBQ mop brush to butter rolls and baked goods.
“Y” Vegetable Peelers for Kitchen Gadgets ($2.21)
This easy-to-use gadget is designed to help you peel vegetables and potatoes with incredible efficiency. Besides being affordable and easy on the wrist, the most notable perk of the “Y” vegetable peeler, it minimizes wastage by removing skin without cutting into flesh. It is also equipped with an eye remover to help you peel potatoes. The tool is made from high carbon stainless steel, which gives its longevity and efficiency even in high-use settings.
Thumb Press Disher ($4.97)
A thumb press disher comes in handy during your baking projects, which makes it a tool you should consider having in your kitchen. The gadget comes equipped with a right-handed thumb lever, allowing to quickly release batter on the baking sheet. This helpful tool can also be used to serve soft foods like rice, treats, and pulled meats.
4-Sided Stainless Steel Box Grater ($4.98)
This 4-sided stainless steel box grater goes a long way in making work easier for you, specifically in grating your carrots and whatever else is “gratable”. While using, it remains stationary. This means you don't have to reposition it every time you need to use a particular side. Moreover, each of the four sides offers a different grate size, not to mention it has a slicing feature that will equally be useful in your cooking.
Find Amazing Kitchen Gadgets
Indeed, the most valuable items in your kitchen do not have to be the most expensive. The gadgets mentioned here can help you achieve your culinary objectives, make your work easier, and ultimately ensure you enjoy your meals to the fullest. Check us out to find what you need.