Looking for some cheap and easy ways to upgrade your kitchen? Here are all my favorite kitchen gadgets that come in under $25. From fancy utensil to slick storage to funny decor, there's a little something for everyone.
25 Kitchen Must-Haves Under $25
Are you ready for this? Here are my favorite kitchen gadgets that you can scoop up for under $25.
Norpro Stainless Steel Scraper
This handy little gadget is the single most used object in my kitchen. You know that moment when you've chopped a whole cutting board full of veggies, and then you realize that you somehow have to get them all over to the pot on the stove without making a mess? Well, here's your hero.
This handy little scraper is perfect for scraping up those veggies and tossing them into the pot. Plus, the sharp edge can be used for chopping and the ruler markings come in handy for baking too!
Olive Oil Sprayer
I use olive oil spray a LOT in my cooking. It's such a handy thing to have for quickly spraying down a pan for cooking, or coating bread with a light bit of olive oil before toasting. But those store-bought non-stick sprays can get pricey, and who knows what else is in them.
So I love my olive oil sprayer. I can fill it with my own high-quality olive oil and I have a convenient spray at a fraction of the cost!
KitchenAid Mixing Bowls
I was gifted a set of these Kitchen Aid mixing bowls when I got married seven years ago, and they are still going strong! If you don't have a great set already, these are super handy and will last a long, long time.
Olive Oil Cruet
Did you know that olive oil should be kept in the dark? No, really. Exposure to light spoils it faster and doesn't taste as fresh. This is why you often see high-end olive oils being sold in opaque bottles or tins.
I use this exact olive oil bottle in my kitchen. It keeps my oil fresh longer, and it looks pretty enough to leave out on the counter too!
Sometimes you just need to use half a veggie! But when you put that half an onion or apple back in the fridge - it either turns brown or gets funky real quick. Well these Food Huggers are the answer! You put them around the chopped edge of your veggies to keep the remaining part fresh for longer.
I actually bought these when they were first launched on Kickstarter, and I still think they're one of the best inventions ever!
If you have any kind of herb garden, or even just cook with fresh herbs often, these are a must! It's so much easier to chop those fresh herbs with these handy scissors that are made specifically for the job!
Vacu Vin Wine Saver
Once you open a bottle of wine, it starts to deteriorate pretty quickly. But sometimes you just want one glass, right? This handy little device will keep your wine fresher for much longer than a traditional wine stopper.
Rather than a salt shaker, I keep my salt in one of these little salt cellars. I find it so much more convenient when I'm cooking, and can just reach over and grab a scoop or sprinkle as needed. And there's even a pepper version too!
This collapsible colander is super handy. It folds flat so it takes less space in the cabinet, and the expandable handles make it easy to hang over the sink while you drain your noodles!
Fresh Works Food Storage
These food storage containers claim to keep your produce fresh for longer than traditional food storage containers. I was super skeptical until I got a set for myself - and my strawberries really do last longer in these!
Mini Donut Maker Machine
How fun is this little donut maker? This inexpensive little machine is loads of fun, and totally worth the cabinet space. How many people can say they made homemade donuts after all? If you need a recipe, check out my chocolate-glazed vegan donuts.
Can Opener with Lid Magnet
So you know that super annoying moment when you've opened a can, and then the lid falls in, and you have to pry it out of there with you fingers? Well, problem solved. This handy can opener has a built-in magnet that you can use to lift the lid right off!
Pan and Pot Lid Organizer Rack
I have a LOT of cookware in my kitchen. So to keep things nice and tidy, I use these inexpensive racks to keep all the pans and lids organized and easy to access. Every kitchen needs at least one of these!
Scrub Daddy® Sponge
You might remember these adorable little sponges from Shark Tank! They got a deal - and for good reason. This might be the ultimate kitchen sponge. It's a super effective scrubber that can take on your dirtiest pots and pans, but won't scratch the finish. And they look pretty darn cute in the sink too.
Kitchen Sponge Holder
I keep one of these cheap little organizers hanging inside my sink. It's the perfect size to store a bottle of dish soap and a couple sponges. And that way, all that dirty stuff stays off my counter tops!
Drink Mixing Set
Every aspiring mixologist needs a nice set of barware, right? Well, here's a nice quality set that won't break the bank. There are even cocktail recipes printed on the side!
These crazy cute lid lifters are a handy thing to have in the kitchen drawer. Use them to prop open your pots to help avoid boil overs! And I even use them to prop up my dirty cooking spoons so they stay off the counter. Bonus points because they make me laugh. 😀
There's no question that freshly ground spices are superior when it comes to flavor and aroma. And with this tiny little spice grinder, it's easy to grind up just enough for your favorite recipe. It's a kitchen splurge that barely takes up any space at all!
Flour Sack Dish Towels
These are may all-time favorite kitchen towels, and I buy them in bulk! They're lightweight, absorbent, pretty enough to use as cloth napkins. And you can't beat the price!
AmazonBasics Hot Water Kettle
I never understood why people needed these electric kettles until someone gifted me this one. It's so EASY! Just fill it up, press one button, and you have boiling hot water in just a couple minutes. Now I use it almost every night for tea!
Non-Stick Instant Pot Insert
Here's a little secret for you - I hated my Instant Pot until I bought this replacement pot for it. I had so much trouble with food sticking and the dreaded burn notice. Then I switched from the included stainless steel insert to this non-stick one, and no more problems! If you have an Instant Pot, this is a must have.
French Press Coffee Maker
You've not had good coffee until you've had a good French Press. My husband is a coffee snob, and he breaks out the French Press every weekend for a little morning treat. It's a fun, tasty, little luxury.
Mini Chalkboard Signs
These little mini chalkboards are one of my favorite things for entertaining! You can use them as place cards for a dinner party, or little signs for a buffet. I even use them to label the kid-friendly vs adult beverages. Totally adorable, and you can use them over and over again.
Funny Dish Towels
If you just want something a little silly to brighten up your kitchen, this little dish towel is hard to beat. Funny little vegetable-themed artwork in all sorts of variations!
Funny Kitchen Wall Art
These hilarious vegetable-themed prints are perfect for any vegetarian home - or for anyone that likes a good vegetable joke!
Cookbook - Weeknight One-Pot Vegan Cooking
Bonus! I know it's not exactly a "kitchen gadget", but it's one of the most useful things you could buy for your kitchen anyway! My brand new cookbook features 75 vegan recipes that are all easy to cook up in a single pot or pan, so you can get dinner on the table and get on with your night.
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