7 Affordable Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

These will not only make cooking easier - they'll make it more fun!

Cooking your own meals is great for your bank account as well as your body. It’s much cheaper to buy a week’s worth of groceries than to get takeout or eat out most of the time. If you already cook regularly, you know that there are things your kitchen can’t be without, including pots and pans, a good set of knives, and measuring cups and spoons. But what about those other kitchen gadgets? The fun ones you get excited to use? Sure, some kitchen gadgets are expensive, but not all of them. We’ve found 7 affordable must-have kitchen gadgets. They’ll not only make cooking easier – they’ll make it more fun!

1. Vegetable Spiralizer. A vegetable spiralizer is an awesome tool, and this one is less than $10! Turn zucchini and sweet potatoes into pasta, and then check out these 12 Must Try Recipes Made with Zoodles.

2. Digital Food ThermometerIt can be hard to tell if meat is cooked just by looking at it. Using a thermometer is a quick, easy way to see whether or not meat is cooked.

3. Herb SaverFresh herbs add serious flavor (and serious health benefits). If you don’t have an herb garden, you can keep your store-bought herbs fresh with an herb saver. Here are 7 Fresh Herbs That Amp Up the Flavor.

4. Silicone Baking MatSilicone baking mats aren’t just affordable – they’ll also save you money in the long run. They’re reusable, so you don’t have to keep buying parchment paper for lining your baking sheets.

5. Swiss Vegetable Peeler. Swiss vegetable peelers are much more effective than traditional swivel peelers. Peel your cucumbers, carrots, and apples faster and more accurately.

6. Egg SlicerYou don’t just have to use your egg slicer to slice eggs. It also works on fruits, veggies, and cheese. Learn to Cook Eggs, and then start slicing.

7. Silicone Basting BrushTraditional basting brushes are tough to use. The bristles fall out, get stuck, and they’re impossible to clean. Silicone basting brushes are flexible, sturdy, and dishwasher safe.

Are you looking for more healthy cooking tips? Check out 10 Money-Saving Grocery Tips and 7 Kitchen Hacks to Shorten Cooking Time!

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  1. It is SO worth it to get the Inspiralized spiralizer or the Paderno spiralizer. They cost more but make spiralizing so much easier. I tend to put gadgets aside if they’re not convenient. (I have no ties to either company.)

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