If you’re a food lover without a millionaire’s bank account—like most of us—then you’ve surely spent time dreaming about having top of the line cooking equipment. Maybe you’ve found yourself drooling over the multiple ovens and industrial kitchens “Top Chef” contestants get to enjoy. Or turned green with envy when you saw an HGTV kitchen renovation with the kitchen island and fancy appliances you’ve been lusting after.
The good news is, though, even if you don’t get to enjoy the spoils of reality TV living, you can level up in the kitchen—for less than 50 bucks. Here are the best KitchenAid items you can buy with a Ulysses S. Grant bill.
Spend a lot of time standing while chopping? This mat takes a massive amount of pressure off your joints so you can whip up your go-to fajita recipe and feel no pain after. Your knees and back will thank you.See It
The worst part of cooking is always the cleanup. So we’re all for cutting down on unnecessary steps when washing dishes. With this soap dispensing brush in hand, you can slash the minutes you spend scrubbing pots and pans and spend more time savoring every bite of the delicious dinner you made instead.See It
Take the guesswork out of cooking. This easy to clean and compact scale makes it easy to measure ingredients, and even automatically subtracts the weight of a container or bowl.See It
The days of showing up at the neighborhood potluck with sad looking aluminum foil containers are over. This bakeware is perfect for throwing in the oven and serving your soon-to-be-world-famous mac and cheese right out of it—while basking in praise at the same time.See It
Slice and dice your way through any recipe with this trio of knives. The set includes a paring knife, chef knife, and serrated utility knife—the three most commonly used cutting utensils.See It
They don’t call it “essential” for nothing. This set is an ideal starting point for a new kitchen and includes basics like a spatula, vegetable peeler, and grater.See It
Keep your electronics debris-free with this device holder. You’ll be able to tote your phone or tablet into the kitchen and follow your favorite Chowhound recipes without any issues now.See It
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