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10 Favorite Kitchen Tools Under $10

It doesn’t take a huge investment to make cooking more fun and rewarding–often the smallest tools make the difference. These ten gadgets are some of our favorites in terms of bang for the buck: hand tools that cost less than $10 (at least, as of this writing, on Amazon), and make the biggest difference in our comfort, ease and efficiency in the kitchen.

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    Oxo Bench Scraper

    This broad, straight-sided metal tool with a plastic handle isn’t sharp like a knife but can still make clean cuts through soft dough. And it has a million uses in baking: gently prying sticky dough from the work surface, dividing dough into portions, gathering dough together when folding and turning, scraping a work surface clean, and much more. One particularly handy feature of this Oxo model is the ruler markings etched into the blade, making it easy to measure your dough.

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    Orblue Silicone Spatula

    This spatula/scraper from Orblue has a very thin angled blade, but it’s also rigid enough that it can flip omelets and scrape a bowl or pot clean. That makes it the perfect tool for just about any job: folding beaten egg whites and batters, sauteing, spreading frostings on cakes.

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    Ateco Pastry Cloth and Rolling Pin Cover

    If there’s one little thing you can do to improve your relationship with pie dough, it’s this: Get a pastry cloth and rolling pin cover. To use, just rub flour into the canvas cloth and the stretchy rolling pin sleeve; the fabric absorbs excess flour and prevents dough from sticking. This version from Ateco is printed with circles to help measure dough rounds.

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    Fish Spatula

    Don’t let the name fool you: a fish spatula is good for WAY more than fish. Its thinness make it ideal to get underneath anything in need of release from the bottom of a skillet. The widely spaced but thin tines help support delicate foods when lifting or turning them.

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    Japanese Can Opener

    First recommended to us by Ravi Kapur, chef at San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club, this low-tech can opener is virtually indestructible, with no moving parts to break. Instead of cranking a cutting wheel, you use a rocking motion to gradually cut through the can’s rim. And it's a bargain compared to all the fancy can opening gadgets on the market.

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    Oxo Mini Citrus Juicer

    We’re longtime fans of Oxo’s large citrus juicer, so we were thrilled when a small version hit the market. This tool is a multitasker, conveniently remaing, straining, and measuring. It’s ideal for when you need just a little juice for a quick vinaigrette or to brighten up a soup (or a cocktail).

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    Kai Pure Komachi 2 Paring Knife

    Kai’s Pure Komachi 2 line are lightweight, affordable high carbon stainless-steel knives that boast a colorful nonstick coating for easy slicing. They’re a perfect alternative to your “serious” heavy knives for toting to a potluck or stashing at a vacation home, but you might find yourself reaching for the paring knife every day, too.

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    Danish Dough Whisk

    This cool tool looks like a piece of modern art, with its curved stiff wire jetting out of a wooden handle, but it is seriously practical. Because the whisk doesn’t have a solid surface, like a spoon, it can move through the dough with much less effort. It is the perfect tool for no-knead dough, as well as stiffer traditional doughs.

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    Oxo Avocado Multi-Tool

    The Oxo avocado tool is the Swiss Army knife of avocado tools: It cuts, pits and slices, won’t slip from your hand and can be washed in the dishwasher.

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    Bamboozle Measuring Spoons

    Bamboozle’s products are—you guessed it—made from bamboo, known for its sustainability as well as its durability (it’s scratch and stain resistant). Their dishwasher-safe multicolored nesting measuring cups and spoons are great basics for any kitchen.

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