We've rounded up the 50 best kitchen gadgets under £50 for you to try at home this year. See them all here...
We’ve rounded up 50 of the best kitchen gadgets that are all £50 or under. If you’re looking for a new gadget to complete your kitchen, look no further.
Ever feel like there’s just not enough time to get everything you want to do, done? We know the feeling! One of the ways we like to help ourselves be more productive is to use nifty kitchen gadgets that save time and energy. From larger gadgets like actual pizza ovens (we know!), waffle makers and slow cookers which will help you get whole meals done faster to smaller, nifty ideas for individual jobs, our collection should include everything you might need. There’s not a toaster, kettle or mixing bowl in sight – these are things we’ve never seen similar products to before.
In the smaller offerings, there are plenty of clever inventions to pick from, which make great gifts – whether for yourself or a lucky friend. For the bakers among you there are fun buys like Lakeland’s two tone icing bag which give professional looking finishes on all kinds of cakes and bakes with just one movement. And if you prefer to put your feet up in the evening and leave the cooking behind you, then you’ll love the hilarious ice cube tray we’ve popped in as a little bonus. It’ll make your nightcap even more enjoyable, trust us.
And we don’t mean kitchen gadgets that you’ll buy, will clutter up your drawers and you’ll never look at again – these are some of the things we use regularly ourselves, so can vouch for them!
This collection of handy food equipment will make your life just that little bit easier, and some of them are just purely for fun. We’re talking homemade ice cream in minutes and chocolate fondue, all in the comfort of your own home, bliss.
Click through to see all of our favourite gadgets under £50 to help keep cooking fun…
This specially designed non-stick cooking pot lets you create real home-made food in the microwave - amazing, we know! Microwave Hot Pot cooks poached eggs, tomato sauce, omelettes, tapas and many more dishes. It's easy to use and easy to clean too!
If you've ever accidentally stuck a knife in the toaster to get your slice out before it burns then you need these in your life. Much safer, these wooden tongs allow you to grab your toast straight from the toaster without the risk of electrocuting yourself, or burning your fingers. They have a handy magnet on the side too, that sticks to your toaster for when they're not in use so you can't loose them.
We all know the pain of wanting a sandwich only to discover there's no room temperature butter on hand and then promptly ripping your bread apart with hard-to-spread butter. This slightly strange looking gadget eliminates the need for keeping any of your butter out of the fridge by enabling you to almost grate your block onto bread, to make spreading a breeze.
If you're a baking fanatic but haven't quite mastered the more intricate levels yet, this tin is ideal for you. In a pretty bundt shape, the set includes two pans, one with indents that will produce spaces to fill with whatever you fancy and one that will create the top of your cake. The end result is a filled piece of cake with every slice - which is sure to impress family and friends.
Ever wish you had another pair of hands? This automatic mixer, called üutensil stirr, travels round your pan in a circular motion to make sure nothing burns or sticks to the bottom while letting you get on with something else. Genius!
It wouldn't be fair to yourself to keep pancakes for Pancake Day only, they're such a glorious food! This specifically designed Breville machine makes crepe disasters a thing of the past with its evenly heated smooth surface and batter distributor.
If you've got a drawer of utensils but can never find the right thing, this magnetic knife strip should do the job. You'll never be able to loose your favourite knife again. Easily mounted on the wall this sleek bar adds a modern feel to any kitchen and will keep your knives right where you need them.
Juicing citrus fruit isn't always the easiest of kitchen tasks with their slippery skins and shape. This simple lemon squeezer is great at taking the hassle out of making salad dressings, citrus icings and more. Simply put a half lemon into the squeezer with the tip cut off and give it a good grip to release all the juice from your fruit in one easy motion. You'll notice you get a lot more juice out of the fruit than you would by hand. They come in different sizes too, for limes and oranges, in appropriately coloured green and orange.
We could always do with a bit more space in the cupboards. This soft silicone Colourworks' collapsible colander means you don't lose any functionality in your kitchen, while saving you room at the same time. It comes in lots of lovely bright colours but this lime green is our favourite.
We're a little obsessed with this latest gadget, the Vegetable Spiralizer. This handy gadget will help you transform your 5-a-day into spaghetti spirals. It's a clever way to get the kids more interested in veggies and a great way of making your mid-week meals look restaurant worthy. We love it!
Bake the purrfect biscuits for an event or occasion with this cat embossed rolling pin. Your cookies will look elegant and one of a kind with this gorgeous cat pattern. This rolling pin could also make a lovely gift for friends who like to bake!
Iconic English brand Mason Cash provides the answer to oil-free roasting with this gorgeous traditional terracotta roaster. This easy to use Mason Cash's clay oven insulates foods, steaming and roasting it in its own juices, to intensify flavour. The good news is that it's glazed inside too, making It easy to clean.
Small and easy to use, Eva Solo's pen grater is perfect for ginger, garlic or nutmeg and will save you on washing up the big one every time. The small space on the back gathers all your grated ingredients to make sure you don't waste anything on a chopping board and it hardly takes up any space in the drawer either.
Make sure your gravy is the best ever with this simple OXO Good Grips' separator - the perfect solution to getting rid of excess fat. A little bit of fat is delicious in gravy to start off the thickening process, but too much and you'll get a grease slick on the top and oily finish. This crafty jug from OXO Good Grips pours the juices from the bottom, leaving the fat behind, giving you deliciously flavoured gravy without excess calories.
We love a good slow-cooker recipe and Morphey Richards Sear and Stew slow cooker is slow cooker with a difference, allowing you to sear your meat in the same pot you stew it in. Turn this slow cooker onto its high setting to brown meat, releasing those delicious cooking juices, before turning down to get delicious slow-cooked results.
Get veggies in perfectly thin slices with this easy to use mandolin by ProCook, perfect for making gratins and salads. With is safety cover and non-slip feet, this is safe and savvy, all in one.
Not just for coffee, this Lloytron coffee grinder is perfect for grinding herbs and spices in seconds to make your meals even more tasty and flavoursome. It's the perfect little gadget to have instead of laboriously crushing spices traditionally with a pestle and mortar - everyone's a winner!
Banish mess from your kitchen top with Joseph Joseph's elevate utensils range. The set includes a slotted spoon, solid spoon, slotten turner and stainless steel tongs which all keep themselves up above whatever you need to rest them on. By ensuring your tongs don't touch your surfaces you're keeping cooking hygienic too.
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You won't need to wrestle with your tins of beans anymore with Culinare's one touch can opener, which clips onto the top of your can to do all the hard work for you. Press the button and watch as this gadget cuts the top off, allowing you easy access with fewer jagged edges.
John Lewis' pasta maker has nine thickness settings for kneading and rolling and can make a variety of your favourite pasta shapes, from lasagne sheets to fettuccine. It comes with a clamp that fixes firmly to your tabletop or worktop to prevent slipping, too.
Stop the smell of garlic getting on your hands with Chef'n's garlic chopper. Fill the little wheel and give it a roll to get evenly chopped garlic chunks. The more you roll, the finer your garlic will be. Great for doing a lot of garlic in one go if you're making sauces or dressings. Don't worry about fiddly cleaning either, this little chap is dishwasher safe.
Ninja has just saved you from the pain of cutting up onions and other various veg with their food chopper. This is a portable and compact device which comes with two sealable containers, perfect for if you prepare too much food. The near £30 price tag is definitely worth it to take all the hard work out of food prep.
Pizza cutters are fun, but pizza scissors, or scizzas, are a new level of fun. We might be a little bit sad in our enthusiasm for kitchen gadgets but these Dreamfarm's Scizza pizza scissors are efficient, allowing you to cut, slice and serve pizza with just this one nifty utensil. Give them a try and you'll see just why we love them so much.
Make the kids happy with this fun Gourmet Gadgetry chocolate fondue kit. Melt down high quality milk, white or dark chocolate to make the perfect dipping sauce. The warming plates keep the chocolate at a consistently smooth texture, perfect for dunking strawberries, marshmallows or doughnuts in.
If there's one gadget you must buy it's one to jazz up your gin and tonics with, and we think this ice cube mould is perfect! The easy-release silicone shapes give you freezing cold Titanic and iceberg shapes to sit inside your glass. Friends and family will love them!
Microwave owners rejoice, this is the answer to your prayers. Simply fill this little gadget with some water, pop her in the microwave and she'll steam clean the thing for you, just leaving you with a quick wipe job needed. Genius.
This is not a drill: You can now cook a whole 'roast' chicken in just 20 minutes thanks to this nifty little contraption. Lekue's clever silicone cook-wear allows faster, healthier cooking without the need for oils or fats by steaming ingredients in the microwave. And this method of cooking also keeps in more of the nutrients and flavours of your food, that traditional methods often cook out.
Whether you love salsas, stir-fries or fritters this little contraption is for you. The sharp stainless steel blade effortlessly removes all the corn from a cob in one swift movement giving you perfectly separated pieces ready for cooking - you'll never want to use the frozen or tinned kinds again. And because the blade is nice and sturdy this can be used on both raw and cooked corn.
There's nothing quite like homemade ice cream, but why does it have to take SO long? Well, not any more! Keep this amazing Chef'N Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker in the freezer and when you're in need of a sugar hit, pour your ice cream base onto the plate, scrape and scoop it for a few minutes and all of a sudden you'll have a delicious frozen treat, ready to eat. Have fun inventing different flavour combinations. We find ready-made custard makes a pretty delicious instant ice cream.
Get your little chefs in the kitchen and understanding where their meals come from with this adorable Opinel set. The finger guard means you can happily give the kids something to chop without worrying about injuries, and the positioning in the knife and peeler encourages them to hold utensils in the right way to avoid injuries when they move onto adult knives.
Who doesn't want to eat more pizza, frankly? This nifty little table top number allows you to cook individual portions of pizza to perfection. The terracotta topper gives a wonderfully crisp crust and fluffy finish towards the centre - ideal. The hardest part of creating your pizzas on this will be to choose which toppings you fancy, never an easy choice.
If you thought getting a checker board cake finish was reserved to Great British Bake Off contestants only, think again. These clever cake tins from Wilton make it a piece of cake (sorry!) to get a perfect multi-toned finish with their separating rings that sit inside the various tins. From chocolate and vanilla checked cakes to multi-coloured rainbow sponges, this set means you can have all sorts of fun creating beautiful bakes to impress your friends and family.
These sleek weighing scales are designed by none other than Heston Blumenthal, so you know that they've been made to pretty high standards. On the left is a scale that can weigh up to 10kg for your big bakes and on the right is a precision scale for small weights up to 200g. The smaller side is perfect for getting spices and seasoning spot on. And these sleek scales also feature an add and weigh function, so you can mix everything in one bowl really easily.
Eggs are tricky things to get just right, what with everyone liking theirs different. One of the most inexpensive but most useful gadgets we have is this Kitchen Craft's colour changing egg timer. Simply pop it into the pan with your boiled eggs and it'll tell you exactly at what point they are soft, medium and hard.
We all know the virtues of leafy greens like kale, but one thing that always has us feeling less than enchanted is the woody stalks. This small green contraption does away with this downside by stripping the leaves from the stalk in one swift movement. similarly it works wonders on herbs like thyme and rosemary, where you only want the leaves.
The cheap alternative to a toastie maker, Lakeland's Toastabags fit straight into your toaster without the need for an additional appliance. They're reusable and can be thrown in the dishwasher, freezer or microwave. Simply make a sandwich as usual, drop into the toaster and remove after a few minutes to reveal the perfect toasted treat. Note: Cheese is always necessary.
Say goodbye to lumpy soups and smoothies with this Heska Hand Blender. Not only does it come with both a traditional hand blender attachment and a whisk, but it features a high speed, low noise motor so there’s less chance of waking up the household when you’re blending your morning juice!
Though we love a good motorised spice grinder, there’s nothing quite like grinding your spices by hand. This wooden pestle and mortar is an elegant alternative to the usual granite or stone-effect versions on offer.
Peelers will never be the most exciting piece of kitchen equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find interesting designs to add to your arsenal! We love the bold colours in the set of three from Firlar, which are easy to clean and come with blades to suit every cooking conundrum – straight-, serrated-edge and a Y-shaped Julienne peeler.
Ever fancied hosting your own cocktail party? Shake up your favourite tipples in this snazzy cocktail mixer, which comes with a double ended bar spoon, strainer and other accessories. The set also comes with a handy recipe guide if you’re feeling stuck for inspiration.
Caffeine fans can spend far too much money on takeaway coffees during the week, not to mention the environmental damage caused by those pesky cups! Become your own barista with this bargainous coffee machine, which can whip anything from an espresso to a cappuccino.
Who didn’t pine after one of those amazing standing mixers while watching Nigella Lawson’s programmes? Luckily, you don’t have to fork out hundreds for your very own mixer, as there a plenty of cheaper alternatives on the market, like this VonShef version.
For brunches with a bang, serve up your very own waffles stacked high with cream and berries – mmm! Though you can buy ready made waffles, nothing beats homemade.
A mezzaluna, meaning half moon in Italian to describe the shape of the blade, makes chopping herbs finely a doddle. We love this slick metal design, which comes with an acacia wood chopping board. Buon appetite!
Wow, just imagine the possibilities with a cutter selection THIS big. For less than a tenner, you can elevate your cakes to incredible heights with this decorating kit including star- and flower-shaped cutters.
Mexican nights will never be the same again with this bread and tortilla warmer. Just pop the bread inside the warmer and stick it in the microwave for less than a minute. The brightly coloured bread-saver is good for paninis, naan and pancakes too!