14 kitchen tools under $10 that are actually useful

14 kitchen tools under  that are actually useful

Having the right items for your house and your kitchen makes everyday life so much easier. Whether it’s just for decoration or it’s actually functional, the right product makes all the difference. And it’s even better when you can get something for the house that doesn’t cost you much.

Here are some of the best items for your home and kitchen for less than $10.

Kitchen tools under $10

Farberware Professional Meat and Potato Masher — $8.49

Farberware Professional Heat Resistant Nylon Meat and Potato Masher

This nylon potato masher is a necessity for anyone who does a lot of cooking at home. Potatoes are a staple in just about any healthy diet — good carbs are good for you! — and having the right tool to make them perfect every time makes it a breeze. This nylon masher is heat resistant so you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged, and it’s gentle on cookware so you can even mash stuff up in your non-stick pots and pans without fear of them getting scratched.

Red Dollar Mechanical Cute Kitchen Timer — $9.99

Red Dollar Mechanical Cute Kitchen Timer

Just about any recipe that you follow will have a specific amount of time that something needs to cook, chill, or sit. You might have a timer built-in to your stovetop, but having a separate one makes cooking even easier. This mechanical timer can be set for any length of time up to 60 minutes, and it will loudly ring once time runs out. On top of its functionality, it’s also far cuter than any stovetop timer you already have.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker — $9.99

DASH Mini Maker for Individual Waffles

Just like Donkey from Shrek, I love waffles. But sometimes you might not want to make one that’s about as big as your plate. With this mini waffle maker from Dash, you can quickly make 4-inch waffles that are more than enough to quench your hunger. The non-stick cooking surface makes it easy to cook, and you can even use it to make brownies, cookies, and more.

Tovolo Vented Collapsible Medium Microwave Cover — $9.99

Tovolo Vented Collapsible Microwave Splatter Proof Food Plate Cover

Microwaves are great for quickly heating something up. But it can be a mess if you put something in there without a cover or lid. That’s why you should consider getting a microwave-safe cover like this one from Tovolo. It will prevent splatter and messes in your microwave, plus it’s dishwasher safe so it’s super easy to clean.

Greater Goods Food Scale — $6.99

Greater Goods Gray Food Scale

Having a food scale is necessary for anyone trying to meal prep or follow a recipe. A digital kitchen scale like this one from Greater Goods makes it even easier. It quickly displays the weight of whatever you put on it in ounces, milliliters, or pounds, and it has a built-in zeroing function so you’ll know exactly how much something weighs. Never mess up a recipe again with this bad boy. 

The Pioneer Woman 4-Piece Ceramic Measuring Bowl Set — $9.86

The Pioneer Woman Sweet Romance Blossoms 4-Piece Ceramic Measuring Bowl Set

Gibson Overseas Inc.



Further down this list, you’ll see a basic 8 oz measuring cup. Which is great, don’t me wrong. But sometimes you want something a little more nuanced for your kitchen. This 4-piece measuring bowl set is exactly that. Included in this set is a ¼ cup, ⅓ cup, ½ cup, and 1 cup. So you’ll be able to tackle just about any recipe with ease. And getting four measuring bowls for less than $10 is something that just can’t be beaten!

Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel — $9.99

Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel

If you ever cook pizza at home you know how important it is to have a pizza cutter. Cutting a whole pizza with nothing but a knife is nearly impossible, but a pizza cutter makes it super easy. This one from Kitchy is easy to use and has a protective blade guard so you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself. It’s also dishwasher safe so it’s really easy to clean when you’re done!

Homaxy Cotton Waffle Weave Kitchen Dish Cloths — $9.99

Homaxy 100{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} Cotton Waffle Weave Kitchen Dish Cloths

No matter what you’re doing in the kitchen, you need dish cloths around to keep it clean. Whether you’re cooking dinner, baking a cake, or just doing dishes, having a dish cloth or two within arm’s reach makes all the difference. These 100{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} cotton towels from Homaxy are super absorbent and quick-drying, plus they’re machine washable so cleanup is a breeze.

Amazon Basics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups — $5.39

Amazon Basics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups

If you have a party or get-together coming up, you can’t go wrong with cupcakes. And if you’re making cupcakes, you need to have the right cups to make it happen. That’s where these reusable silicone baking cups come in. This pack of 12 comes in a multitude of colors so they’ll make your kitchen pop, and the silicone construction prevents the batter from sticking and won’t make your cupcakes taste different. These are less than 50 cents a piece; you won’t find many things for the kitchen at this price!

Thyme & Table Silicone Ice Cube Tray — $8.97

Thyme & Table Silicone Ice Cube Tray  2-Piece Set

Thyme & Table



With spring and summer right around the corner, you can beat the heat with a nice cold drink. Heck, maybe you just want to relax at night with some whiskey or bourbon on the rocks. No matter what though, you need to have ice. These silicone ice cube trays produce 15 cubes each, so you’ll have 30 of them at your disposal as long as you keep them full of water. 

Mainstays Bamboo Cutting Board — $9.38

Mainstays 100{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} Bamboo Cutting Board

Having the right cutting board makes meal prep and cleanup far easier. This one from Walmart is made from 100{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} bamboo, which doesn’t transfer any weird tastes to your food. Plus it’s not plastic, which I think we can all agree is better for the environment. It has a built-in ridge around the outside of it to trap any juices from whatever you’re cutting so they don’t get all over the kitchen. So cut to your heart’s desire and then just pop it in the dishwasher!

Anchor Hocking — 8oz Measuring Cup — $2.77

Anchor Hocking - 8 oz Measuring Cup

Anchor Hocking


Nothing too crazy here, but everyone needs a measuring cup in their kitchen. This one from Anchor Hocking is made from glass so it’s durable, easy to clean, and won’t affect the flavor of whatever you’re cooking. It has 8 ounces (one cup) of capacity, which is the perfect size to make any recipe you’re working with. The built-in pour spout also makes it a breeze to use liquids without making a mess. And for less than three bucks, you won’t find a better deal on one!

Seropy Roll-Up Dish Rack — $6.82

Seropy Roll Up Dish Drying Rack

I don’t know about you, but I love kitchen items that don’t take up much space when I’m not using them. This dish drying rack from Seropy rolls up when you’re done with it so it fits in just about any drawer or cabinet you have. When you need to use it, just roll it out over the sink and put your dishes on it to let them dry. It couldn’t be easier!

Korean Premium Cartoon Casserole Dish with Lid — $10.50

Korean Premium Cartoon Pattern Ceramic Brown Casserole Clay Pot with Lid

I know, I know. This one is technically over $10, but I couldn’t put this list together and leave this casserole dish off. This dish is microwave, stovetop, and oven-safe, so you can use it in the kitchen for just about anything. Plus it has the face of a bear so it looks cute, and it’s a whopping 67{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} off. So don’t hold it against me that it’s over $10; it’s still a great deal!