16 kitchen tools under $50 you’ll actually use

16 kitchen tools under $50 you’ll actually use

Whether you’re cooking a big meal for friends and family, getting your food ready for the week, or just spending a bit of time in the kitchen with a book and cup of coffee, having the right tools and gadgets is essential. While you could easily spend hundreds on items for your home and kitchen, you don’t have to. There are plenty of must-have items that you can buy on a budget.

We’ve already covered kitchen tools and gadgets for less than $10 and $20, so let’s aim for things that are just a little bit nicer. Here are 16 home and kitchen essentials for less than $50.

Must-have kitchen tools under $50

Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, 1-Quart – $20

Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker

If you like iced coffee, then you need to get a coffee maker that’s actually designed to make iced coffee. Many people just brew regular hot coffee and then put it in the fridge. But with this cold brew coffee maker, the coffee actually brews while it’s in the refrigerator. This makes it smoother, stronger, and better tasting than just refrigerating hot coffee.

Hydrapeak Voyager 40 oz Tumbler with Handle and Straw Lid – $27.95

Hydrapeak Voyager 40 oz Tumbler With Handle and Straw Lid

Even though the 40oz Stanley Tumbler has been getting all the headlines lately, it’s not the only 40 oz tumbler that’s perfect to take on the go with you. This option from Hydrapeak has a similar tapered base that’s ideal for fitting in a cup holder, and the stainless steel construction keeps your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. The built-in handle and straw lid make it easy to use no matter what you’re doing.

BAYKA French Press Coffee Maker – $27.99

BAYKA French Press Coffee Maker

As an avid coffee drinker myself, I regularly use a French press for a bolder, more robust flavor. Since they don’t require electricity like a normal coffee maker, they’re also ideal for things like camping or hiking trips. This option from BAYKA not only performs great, but its brushed copper finish will look great with just about any kitchen décor.

Beautiful 1.7L One-Touch Electric Kettle – $39.96

Beautiful 1.7L One-Touch Electric Kettle  Black Sesame by Drew Barrymore

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Don’t get me wrong, the old-fashioned tea kettle that’s been around for ages still gets the job done. But it’s 2023, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see one with a bit more built-in tech. This one-touch electric kettle from Walmart boils up to 7 cups of water in 7 minutes or less, and truly requires the press of a button. There are no knobs, dials, or anything else. The minimal, elegant style will look great in any modern kitchen.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring – $29.99

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Egg Cooker Ring

Hamilton Beach



This breakfast sandwich maker is designed to be a one-stop shop when it comes to making the perfect breakfast sandwich. It can combine your bread, meat, and even eggs into one easily stackable sandwich. On top of that, the parts are all removable and dishwasher safe, and they’re also coated with non-stick cooking spray, so cleanup is a breeze when you’re done making your meal.

Magic Bullet Blender – $33.99 (Clip the $6 off coupon)

Magic Bullet Blender, Small, Silver, 11 Piece Set

Having a blender at home makes it easy to create your own smoothies, make your own salsa, craft your own guacamole, and more. Typically, you can find blenders that are well into the $100s, but you don’t have to go all out to make a tasty smoothie. This 11-piece set from Magic Bullet comes with everything you need to blend to your heart’s desire, and you’ll even get a recipe book for more delicious ideas.

Aroma Housewares Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker and Food Steamer – $36.91

Aroma Housewares Digital Cool-Touch Rice Grain Cooker

Aroma Housewares



Even though this is touted as a rice cooker, you can do much more with it than just cook some rice. It’s great for making stews, steaming vegetables, slow-cook a meal, and more. It has four preset cooking functions that make it a breeze to use, and the 15-hour delay means you can set it in the morning and have a warm meal ready for you when you get home from work later that night.

The Pioneer Woman FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker – $49.99

The Pioneer Woman FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

The Pioneer Woman



If you’re in the marker for a new coffee maker and you want to add some flair to your kitchen, then this FlexBrew is perfect for you. Not only does it quickly brew a fresh cup of coffee with single-serve pods or grounds, but it’s also finished in a floral design. So it will help you wake up in the morning with a cup of your favorite coffee while also sprucing up your counter space a bit.

OXO Good Grips 3-PC Small Square Short POP Container Set – $28.20

OXO Good Grips 3-PC POP Container Set

One thing you can never have too many of in your kitchen or pantry is food storage containers. While basic containers are great for meal prepping and things like that, sometimes you need something just a bit nicer. These 1.1-quart containers from OXO are perfect for displaying candy, storing sugar or flour (and keeping things fresh). You just have to push the button to form an airtight seal, and the containers will maintain freshness for much longer than basic Tupperware.

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper – $24.99 (Clip the $5 coupon)

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper

If you do a lot of at-home cooking, you know that cutting vegetables can be the worst part of any recipe. With this 4-in-1 cutter, you can choose from regular slicing, julienne, chopping, and dicing. Just swap out the blades and you’re ready to go. This makes it a lot easier to get the perfect vegetables every time without having to break out the knives to finish the slicing and dicing.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder – $29.90

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder

Cast iron cookware has the best heat retention and most even heat distribution of any material on the market, meaning it helps prevent hot/cool spots in whatever you’re cooking. This skillet from Lodge also comes pre-seasoned with 100{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} vegetable oil, and cleanup is a breeze after every meal.

DecoBros Crystal Tempered Glass Nespresso Vertuoline Storage Drawer Holder for Capsules – $29.87

DecoBros Crystal Tempered Glass Nespresso Vertuoline Storage Drawer Holder for Capsules

If you have a Nespresso VertuoLine Espresso Machine, you definitely need somewhere to store all your capsules. To save counter space while gaining storage space, consider this tempered glass storage drawer for the capsules. The glass top makes it easy to see which capsules you have, and it’s also strong enough to support the weight of your espresso machine, so you can put it right on top and keep the same amount of open space on your counter!

ComfiLife Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat -–$33.08 (Clip the 10{d2b09b03d44633acb673e8080360919f91e60962656af8ade0305d5d8b7e4889} off coupon)

ComfiLife Anti Fatigue Floor Mat

Anti-fatigue floor mats are designed to increase comfort while you’re standing by putting a thick layer of foam under your feet, taking the stress off of your lower extremities. Even though something like this option from ComfiLife is perfect for kitchen use (in front of the sink, for example), you can also use it anywhere else you expect to be on your feet a lot. The office, the garage, or anywhere around the house. It’s comfortable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean, so you can easily get use out of a few of these.

KneadAce Sourdough Starter Jar – $26.74

KneadAce Sourdough Starter Jar

Making your own bread from scratch is almost like a rite of passage for anyone wanting to try their hand at culinary arts. A starter kit like this one comes with everything you need to make delicious sourdough bread and take your skills to the next level. It comes with an elastic band marked with the days of the week so you never forget when you started the process; this helps to ensure you stay on track throughout the process and your sourdough comes out of the oven tasting perfect every time.

Kitchen Gizmo Snap S Strain Pot Strainer and Pasta Strainer – $25.49

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot Strainer

I don’t know about you, but for my entire life, I’ve been placing a strainer in the sink and pouring my spaghetti or pasta into it. Only to then transfer it back to the pan to keep warm and mix it with other ingredients. With this pot strainer, you can just attach it right to the side of your pot or pan, and then pour the water out to strain your pasta. This way, the pasta never leaves the pot, and it stays ready to go for the next step in the recipe.

ONCE FOR ALL Safe Mandoline Slicer 5-in-1 Vegetable Cutter – $39.99

ONCE FOR ALL Safe Mandoline Slicer

I know, I know. We already looked at a different vegetable cutter a little earlier, but this one is just a bit more versatile. In addition to similar cutting modes to the cutter we saw above, you’ll also find some handy built-in functions and features that make cleanup a little easier. This cutter automatically deposits whatever you’re slicing and dicing into a single bowl, without making a mess all over the counter!