10 For $10: Kitchen Gadgets Edition

One of the things I hear again & again is that a lot of you actually really dig this feature. So I’m keeping it! As always, below is a list of 10 fantastic gift ideas for $10 or less (not including shipping and taxes). This month I’m highlighting 10 handy kitchen helpers that make wonderful hostess or thank you gifts.

Cuisipro Pocket Grater 3 in 1

Cuisipro Pocket Grater 3 in 1 – $9.99 @ Linen Chest
Small enough to tuck into a pocket, this 3-in-1 grater comes with a protective case and is a great asset when you want to add fresh parm (or whatever cheese) to your salads, soups and more – whether at work, enjoying a picnic, or something in between.

Juicer Pro Juice ExtractorJuicer Pro Juice Extractor – $5.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond
Where has this device been all my life? Long story short, you simply slice a citrus fruit in half, pop it into the serrated port included in this juicer, and presto – awesome, seed-free juice extraction.

Trudeau Corp Garlic PeelerTrudeau Corp Garlic Peeler – $6.49 (click for stores)
One of my most hated kitchen tasks is peeling the skin off of garlic. This handy silicon mat does it for you – simply insert the garlic and roll it back and forth to free your garlic from its ‘shell’.

Quirky NibbleNibble – $5 @ Quirky
Want to have your cake and eat it too? This unique non-stick baking ban includes a mini cup so you can have a bite size portion of your cake right off the hop, instead of waiting for interminable hours while your cake cools off and your guests show up.
***Note that this price is based on the price I saw at the time of writing this…the regular price was listed as $12.99 so if it jumps up, that’s my explanation.

Chef'n Fridge ForkChef’n FridgeFork – $6.99 @ Amazon.ca
There are some kitchen gadgets that admittedly, serve a relatively limited purpose…but they make GREAT gifts for people that love very specific things (see: strawberry hullers). Such is the case with this little fork that includes an adjustable band so it can fit perfectly around any little pickle or olive jar. Dip the fork in and keep your fingers out, and let it drip into the attached container between uses. Perfect for post-work snacks.

Box Potato ChopperFritz Box Potato Chipper – $7.49 @ Kitchen Stuff Plus
Make homemade french fries in a flash with this handy box-style cutter. Simply insert a potato and press down and boom, a pile o’ fries. Also works with vegetables and cheese.

Stainless Steel SoapMagic Oval Kitchen Bar – $3.60 @ Bang Good
An eco-friendly bar of ‘soap’ that will take away not-so-pleasant kitchen smells? You bet. After working with garlic, onion, or other fragrant foods, simply rinse your hands under water, using this magic bar the same way you would soap, and you’ll be amazed at how the smells disappear. Plus it never runs out!

Spritta Fruit Garnishing SetSpritta Fruit Garnishing Set – $4.99 @ IKEA
As I’m writing this post I’m noticing a theme…apparently white & green are THE colours for kitchen gadgets. Anyway, this 3-piece set offers incredible value, with handy tools to help you make melon balls, get citrus zest or core fruits. A perfect pick for bartenders in particular.

Batter Dispenser PenNordic Ware Batter Dispenser Pen – $9.25 @ Golda’s Kitchen
A wonderful selection for bakers, this unique batter pen can be used in a myriad of ways. Create charming messages or your kids’ names to get them to eat their pancakes in the morning. Or expertly fill a cupcake pan when working in layers, create elaborate webbed cookie patterns (like Madelines) or ensure you don’t overfill the waffle iron. You can even store your leftover batter in the fridge between uses.

NorPro Carrot CurlerNorpro Carrot Curler – $7.99 @ Kitchen Niche
Part pencil sharpener, part garnish master, this decorative device makes it a snap to add fanciful vegetable flourishes to all of your dishes – like cucumber, radish or carrot blooms. A great choice for the consummate hostess.

Want a bonus entry into this month’s Miracle 10 giveaway? Tell me what your favourite $10 or less kitchen gadget is from this awesome post!

35 Responses to “10 For $10: Kitchen Gadgets Edition”
  1. Tracy says:

    If this really works: Magic Oval Kitchen Bar – $3.60 @ Bang Good it would be priceless in my onion and garlic filled world -my favorite by far!

  2. Aimee says:

    I would definatly use the carrot curler

  3. Cheryl A says:

    My favourites would be the Magic Oval Kitchen Bar and the Norpro Carrot Curler. (I picked these because I own other tools that would do the jobs of the other gadgets you posted)

    Happy Friday Everyone!

  4. Joan G. says:

    I like the Cuisipro Pocket Grater 3 in 1 best – it looks more functional than the one I currently use.

  5. janicour says:

    Norpro Carrot Curler – $7.99 @ Kitchen Niche was my favourite, but I would love any of these. Thanks for letting me know they are out there.

  6. SandyS says:

    Obviously I have way too much time on my hands cuz I would love the Norpro carrot curler!

  7. Lindsey says:

    The Garlic Peeler. I hate peeling garlic it’s so frustrating!

  8. Karen says:

    They are all really neat, but I love the juice extractor as I have lemon water every day

  9. Leslie Parsons says:

    I think I’d like to try the juice extractor …. looks like it would work well and be neat and tidy!

  10. Lynn Andersen says:

    I would like the Juice Pro Juice Extractor, it would be great the catch the seeds.

  11. cathy brown says:

    Box potato chipper

  12. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the Norpro carrot peeler – thanks!

  13. Susan says:

    My favourite gadget is the Magic Oval Kitchen bar. Much nicer than rubbing my hands all over my taps! Love your 10 for $10 posts!

  14. stellar says:

    Love the Juicer Pro Juice Extractor. And it’s only $6!

  15. Kelly says:

    My favourite is the Fritz Box Potato Chipper!

  16. jessica eapen says:

    Trudeau Corp Garlic Peeler is my fav!

  17. intensev5 says:

    I really like the Fritz Box Potato Chipper

  18. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the garlic peeler

  19. Sherry K says:

    Love the Cuisipro Pocket Grater 3 in 1 but would choose the Norpro Carrot Grater to make veggies more interesting for my husband.

  20. Lori says:

    I love the batter dispenser! I could make some sweet surprises for my kids witty this!

  21. Evren Ay says:

    I like the juicer!

  22. Annie Demill says:

    I love them all but I did put the ‘fridge fork’ on my Amazon wish list for when I have more to order from there!

  23. Alison K says:

    Miracle 10 bonus entry: my favourite $10 or less kitchen gadget from this awesome post is theNibble … one of those, “ah-ha” moments 🙂

  24. Donnas says:

    I’ve seen the oval kitchen bar before and I think it would be great as a soap saver and to remove those garlic and onion smells from my hands

  25. Linda Richter says:

    I’ve printed out this great list for future hostess gifts for foodie friends. Love the Norpro carrot curler for myself, what pretty additions to adorn a veggie platter!

  26. Shelley N says:

    The Juice Pro Juice extractor is my choice out of this group. looks compact and trouble free and no seeds!

  27. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d choose the Trudeau Corp Garlic Peeler which looks like such a time saver!

  28. cookie3 says:

    wouldn’t mind trying the Norpro Carrot Curler

  29. katydidit21 says:

    I love the Juicer Pro Juice Extractor. I could have used this just the other day.

  30. Huguette E. says:

    My favorite from this post is the Juicer Pro Juice Extractor.

  31. I want that potato french fry cutter! Seriously. Now.

  32. mousecat says:

    The Magic Oval Kitchen Bar is by far the favourite. Wounds awesome!!

  33. Lisa S says:

    Love the Garlic Peeler and the Fridge Fork.. Both are must have tools!

  34. diane says:

    I love the Chef’n FridgeFork. We could definitely use this.

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