10 Kitchen Gadgets Under $10 You Didn't Know You Needed

Nothing speaks to me like comfort food. A nice hot meal on a cool rainy day. Those frozen meals just don't cut it. I need a meal made with fresh ingredients to keep me happy.

As a working woman I'm always on the look out for items that will make my experience in the kitchen simpler, saving me time. It's important for me to prepare healthy nourishing meals, but often starting from scratch can be time consuming. After a day in the office I'm usually too tired to whip up a full meal from scratch without a little help.

Making your meals from scratch can save you a lot of money in the long run as opposed to buying ready made and frozen dinners. Today I'm going to introduce you to 10 items under $10 that will make your life in the kitchen easier. They will help speed up the process of making your meal.

1. Knife Sharpening Stone
Dull knives are frustrating and will slow down your meal prep time. You need to keep those babies sharp in order to prepare yourself something tasty in an orderly amount of time.
Knife Sharpening Stone Knife Sharpening Stone
Grey Kitchen Tools, $5 CAD $4 USD

2. Lemon Juice SprayerLemon juice is a key ingredient to many meals, and of course that bottled stuff won't do. Give me fresh lemons! This spray nozzle is designed specifically to fit into a lemon to give you fresh juice everytime. Time to ditch that bottle and save on plastic.

Lemon Juice Squeeze Sprayer 3pcs Lemon Juice Squeeze Sprayer 3pcs
Green Kitchen Tools, $4 CAD or $3 USD

3. Onion Fork
Onions are a staple ingredient, but I hate the odour they leave on my hands from cutting them. Even the best soaps take extra work to get the smell out. This onion fork is designed to hold the onion in place while you slice it, keeping your hands from getting stinky.

Onion Fork Needle Onion Fork Needle
Green Kitchen Tools, $4 CAD or $3 USD

4. Potato Slicer Knife
My favourite type of French fries are the crinkle cut ones. With this knife you can cut your own at home. I also use it for chopping carrots to give them a cool wavy pattern.

Stainless Steel Potato Slicer Stainless Steel Potato Slicer
Silver Kitchen Tools, $5 CAD or $4 USD

5. Vegtable Cleaner
This useful little silicone pad comes in handy for scrubbing your fruits and vegetables clean quickly. It's one of those items you didn't know you needed until you tried it.

Random Color Silicone Vegetable Cleaner 1pc Random Color Silicone Vegetable Cleaner 1pc
Multicolor Kitchen Tools, $4 CAD or $3 USD

6. Dip Cup
I love honey garlic as a dipping sauce, but I had how it leaks all over my plate. These little cups clip onto the side of your plate and are the perfect size for your dipping sauces.

Random Color Side Bowls Clip Onto Plate 4pcs Random Color Side Bowls Clip Onto Plate 4pcs
Multicolor Kitchen Tools, $5 CAD or $4 USD

7. Oil Brush
This brush is designed to dispense the perfect amount of oil to coat your pan. You won't have to worry about pouring too much oil and you will cut back on wasting oil, saving you more money. You also don't have to worry about anything sticking because you will have that pan perfectly coated.

Oil Bottle With Brush 1pc Oil Bottle With Brush 1pc
Green Kitchen Tools, $6 CAD or $5 USD

8. Strawberry Leaf Remover
Cutting the tops off strawberries wastes quite a bit of strawberry no matter how careful I am. This leaf remover removes only the leaf part and leaves you with the rest of the strawberry to enjoy.

Strawberry Top Leaf Remover Strawberry Top Leaf Remover
Red Kitchen Tools, $4 CAD or $3 USD

9. Cherry Corer
Fresh cherries are amazing, the mess not so much. Having to bite around those pitts are messy and the juice stains. This corer will help you remove the pitts first so you can peacefully enjoy your cherries after.

Handhold Cherry Corer Handhold Cherry Corer
Purple Cherry Pitters Kitchen Tools, $4 CAD or $3 USD

10. Dinosaur Tea Strainer
Who said adulting had to be boring? Tea and dinosaurs are both awesome so why not put them together and make your next steeped tea with this cute little guy.

Dinosaur Design Tea Strainer Dinosaur Design Tea Strainer
Green Strainers Kitchen Tools, $5 CAD or $4 USD

*All of these fantastic finds are available at and if you snag any of them I could earn a small commission to keep this blog running.*

What product has made a huge difference for your life in the kitchen? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Cool post! I love that dinosaur tea strainer!

  2. These are great! I've never seen seen a lemon juice sprayer before! That's so neat!


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