15 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets under £15

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Are you looking to spice up your kitchen life? Add a little jazz, a little snazz? A little more ease and productivity? I’m writing this article, right now, to help you give your kitchen some lovin’, cheaply. Below is a list of useful gadgets to help make your life in the kitchen a whole lot easier, each for under £15!
Peachtree Digital Kitchen Scale
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1. Digital Kitchen Scale

Accuracy can be crucial to baking and cooking; and in fact, it is quite surprising how much of a difference can be made by mis-measuring ingredients. For example, one person's cup of flour can measure to 150 grams, while another person's cup of flour can measure 200 grams. To fight the flimsiness of air and compactivity, a digital kitchen scale is the best weapon. These are an all-around win: cheap, compact, accurate, and easy to use.
French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
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2. French Press

If you have never experimented with Ye Ol’ French Press, you definitely should! Along with not having to worry about constantly buying new coffee filters, French Pressed coffee has a taste you can recognize: that sweet taste of coffee that is steeped, not filtered. As well, you receive much more out of your coffee; French Pressed coffee completely saturates all of the coffee grounds and oils. Plus, it’s classy.
IKEA Garlic Press
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3. Garlic Press

So many great savoury recipes start with garlic. Many times I'll even add more than the recipe calls for. A  garlic press makes a quick job of mincing all these flavourful  cloves of garlic. 
Rub-Away Bar
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4. Rub-Away Bar

This bar is magic. While I love the taste of onion and garlic in my dishes, the lingering smell that resides forever after is a serious cooking casualty. The Rub-Away bar saves the day; by simply giving it a few rubs, your hands are freed of even the most pesky odours.
Multi-Blade Herb Scissors
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Multi-Blade Herb Scissors

5. Herb Scissors

These special scissors are perfect for salad preparing and finely cutting fresh herbs… Added bonus- they are also great for paper shredding and arts and crafts! These multi-blade herb scissors help to not bruise fragile leaves, and, another added bonus, they are easy to clean
Norpro Cut n' Slice Flexible Cutting Board
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Norpro Cut n' Slice Flexible Cutting Board

6. Flexible Cutting Mats

These bad boys are ideal for quickly cutting a variety of foods, avoiding cross-contamination, simple cleaning, and saving storage space. If you are in a hurry, these flexible cutting mats are a huge help: you can swiftly go from cutting raw chicken to cutting vegetables by promptly replacing the mat and tossing the old one in the dishwasher. Another perk- you can easily roll up the mat and funnel freshly cut ingredients directly into the pan.
Casabella Kitchen Sponge & Squeegee
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7. Kitchen Squeegee

How do you feel about saving over 6,000 gallons of water per year? If you say yes, if you dig sustainability, and if you don’t like having to rinse dishes off before loading them in the dishwasher, the  Kitchen Squeegee is your gadget! By substituting running water with a simple swipe of the squeegee, you can effortlessly rid your dishes of food scraps with less time and fewer resources.  
Tovolo Silicone Spatulas
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8. Silicone Spatula

I was once banned from using rubber spatulas in my kitchen because - twice in a row - I let the spatula sit too close to the hob and it melted. I was banned until I discovered the heat-resistant magic of silicone spatulas! You can stir and use these spatulas in extremely hot temperatures and not have to worry about damaging them, at all!
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9. Silicone Oven Mitts

While on the topic of not burning and melting spatulas, another great thing to keep away from heat is your hands! I have often had the nerve-wrecking (sometimes literally) feeling of the heat coming through cotton oven mitts when reaching into the oven - yikes! A sure way to keep your hands nice and safe is to use silicone oven mitts. They are the future of oven mitts, the “cool way” to oven-mitt.
2-in-1 Citrus Juicer
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2-in-1 Citrus Juicer

10. Lemon & Lime Squeezer

Adding citrus juice to recipes has never been easier or faster!  The dingy plastic juicer I used before was such a pain to use and I never felt I managed to get quite all of the juice.  With this 2-in-1 citrus squeezer I know that I get every single drop of lemon or lime juice and it only takes a second. An absolute Must-Have, if you like homemade lemonade and margaritas!
Norpro Cookie Scoop
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11. Releasing Scoops

Small and large releasing scoops are useful for so much more than just ice cream! They are perfect for uniform portioning of cookie dough, meatballs, pancake batter, and even to fill muffin and cupcake pans. The small scoop also makes a great melon baller!
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12. iSpoon Stylus

Another awesome wooden kitchen spoon invention… The iSpoon Stylus! Whether you are looking up recipes, switching through music, messaging your grandma, or just plain surfing the web, this wooden spoon allows you to easily do so without having to use your messy, cooking hands. It’s a genius invention!
Peels, pits and cuts avocado
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13. 3-in-1 Avocado Tool

I love avocados. However, I don’t love trying to peel, pit, and cut them. This 3 in 1 avocado tool helps you to easily get perfect strips of avocado; you know, like the type you see in adverts and fancy restaurants. From cutting the peel, to pitting the seed (with a specifically designed tool), to cutting the flesh into uniform, professional-looking slices.
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14. Microplane

This is a highly talked about item. Designed to extract the most flavour, a microplane grates your food to a very, very fine perfection. These are excellent for getting the most out of citrus fruits, ginger, hard cheeses, onions, and much more!
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15. Handheld Spiralizer

Have you ever had courgette noodles? If so, you are probably aware that everything tastes better spiralized (well, nearly everything, haha). Spiralizing is great for health, getting creative, funky, and encouraging kids to eat fruits and vegetables! A spiralizer is a fantastic way to cheaply snazz up your kitchen!
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WRITTEN BY:   leelalicious

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