These 14 editor-approved kitchen gadgets are must-haves — and prices start from just $8.99

Shoppers are obsessed, and so am I TBH

An assortment of kitchen gadgets including the Nespresso Aeroccino4, automatic pan stirrer and microplane zester on pink and yellow background
(Image credit: Future)

Looking to treat yo'self to a cool new kitchen gadget? If you're the main cook in your household, dorm, or apartment, then listen up as these small but special buys will be sure to make following that recipe a whole bunch easier. Because not all of us have the budget (or space, quite frankly!) to keep on buying small kitchen appliances — they might help make our lives easier in the kitchen, but so will these innovative kitchen gadgets! Take it from me, someone who reviews kitchen appliances from a living.

I've hunted down 14 useful kitchen gadgets you need in your cupboard or on display right on your countertop. These will make cooking (and cleaning, and prepping) a lot easier, without comprising too much of your precious kitchen cabinet space. Some of these gadgets will actually save space (in comparison to other versions of them out there on the market) while others economize on time — and then there are some that will simply serve to scratch that TikTok-made-me-buy-it itch. 

The best news is that nearly all of these have been tried and tested (and kept) by the Real Homes editorial team.

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The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article.

How I tested these kitchen gadgets

For the most part, many of our editors and staff writers already own these kitchen gadgets and are culinary evangelists when it comes to recommending them! In the majority of cases, these were bought, but sometimes I've called in samples to review.

When it came to curating this list of trendy tools, I've also included some products that TikTokers swear by. But, rather than trust just *one* person, I went onto Amazon to see what your average customer thought of it. So, in the name of transparency and finding the perfect products for your home, I've sifted through pages and pages of reviews to highlight the USPs including helpful features, colorways to match your kitchen scheme, and the price point.

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.

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