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50 super-cool kitchen gadgets you can get for less than $50

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that if you haven't started shopping for gifts, you need to. Even if you're on a budget this year, you can still give presents to everyone on your nice list. We have found a ton of frugal finds, for everyone from your mom to your co-workers.

These super-cool kitchen gadgets aren't just for the amateur chefs and bakers in your life. They'll be appreciated by anyone with a kitchen space, and there are even a few gizmos perfect for someone without one. The best part is, they're all under $50 and won't break the bank. 

So whether you're buying your uncle a rapid egg cooker that can feed all your cousins, or a spaghetti-measuring tool for your single sib who just hasn't yet mastered cooking for one, you'll be balling on a budget. 

Note that if we quote a user review, we've checked that they're marked "Verified Purchase" so, as best we can tell, they're a real person who paid for the product.

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Self-leveling measuring cups

Never dirty a knife (or your fingers) getting that cup of flour nice and even, thanks to these self-leveling measuring cups.

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Electric wine opener

Now it won't matter that you don't know how to use a butterfly corkscrew. This electric wine opener is rechargeable and can open up to 30 bottles with a single charge, making it the perfect gadget for parties. 

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Electric griddle

This affordable griddle received high marks from buyers for its nonstick surface. Plus, it has a control master that maintains steady heat so you don't have to worry about the surface getting too hot (or burning your pancakes). 

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Cake shapers

Bake a cake in any shape you want with these interlocking, nonstick, extra thick silicone strips that take your baking creativity to the next level. 

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Breakfast sandwich maker

Never leave the house for a hangover meal again. This do-it-all kitchen gadget toasts your bread, fries your eggs, melts your cheese and cooks your meat all at the same time.

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Ice luge

Be the hit of every party with this ice luge mold that is ready to be used within 24 hours of freezing and features two tracks. 

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Mug warmer

Keep your coffee or tea at the right temp with this plug-in mug warmer that can be used anywhere, including kitchen and office. 

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Hot dog toaster

This super-cool gadget lets you toast up to two hot dogs and two buns at the same time, thanks to its dual chambers.

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Rapid egg cooker

This kitchen gadget can boil up to six eggs and poach two eggs, all at the same time.

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S'mores maker

Roast s'mores indoors with this fun kitchen gadget that can hold your chocolate and graham crackers while you roast marshmallows on one of the included forks. 

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Mini-waffle maker

"This silly little thing is perfect," wrote one verified-purchase reviewer on Amazon. "It is so simple that it works almost solely because of that. The nonstick surface really is nonstick. Kind of critical with a waffle maker, so the waffles come off clean without scraping and scrubbing."

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Cereal killer spoon

This punny spoon is just a lot of fun. 

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Pizza peddler pizza wheel

This fun-looking red monkey pedals through your pizza while you move the wheel's blade back and forth. 

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Loch Ness monster ladles

These BPA-free multicolored nesting Loch Ness monster ladles are a whimsical addition to any kitchen.

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Electric spice and coffee grinder

Pulverize everything from coffee to nuts, seeds, herbs and spices in seconds with this powerful electric grinder. It can process up to 12 cups at a time. 

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Electric can opener

This electric can opener can work with pop-tops and regular cans. Its super-sharp blades cut smooth edges, which reduces your risk of getting nicked on a jagged top. 

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Magic Bullet blender

Chop, mix, whip and grind to your heart's content with this 200-watt-motor blender that can make everything from smoothies to hummus.

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Food processor

This machine has more than 9,000 customer ratings. "Appliances like this prove that you don't always have to spend a lot of money for quality products!" wrote one enthusiastic (and verified) Amazon reviewer.

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Glass kettle

This sleek-looking kettle can hold one liter of liquid and comes equipped with a blue light that turns on once the water begins to boil. It automatically shuts off once it reaches the perfect temp.

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Vacuum sealer

Keep leftovers fresh with this vacuum-sealing device. It also comes with reusable waterproof bags.

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Spill-stopper lid

Prevent spills, splashes and pots boiling over while you cook, using these silicone lids.  

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Strap-n-strain colander

These clip-on colanders fit most pots and bowls and are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. 

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Pan organizer

We know your kitchen cabinets are a mess. This organizing shelf will keep all your pans neatly stacked. 

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Stainless-steel odor absorber

Rub this soap-shaped metal kitchen tool in your hands to get rid of unwanted smells like onion and garlic.

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Crock-Pot for less

What's so cool about this Crock-Pot? It's $27 on Amazon, as opposed to its $50 listed price most other places. 

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Hand-powered food chopper

This hand-powered food chopper is perfect for prep when you don't have a ton of space (or power outlets). "This has become one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. It is easy to store, easy to use and easy to clean," wrote a verified-purchase Amazon reviewer. 

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Banana slicer

If you're looking to make a gorgeously symmetrical fruit salad, get this banana slicer and never have uneven slices again.

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Cutting board drawer

Maximize your kitchen storage with a cutting board that hides away seven other cutting boards. 

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Meat shredder claws

These dishwasher-safe, meltproof and rustproof meat claws can stand heat of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and help you shred a variety of meats. 

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Avocado slicer

Decorate salads and sandwiches like a pro with this handy-dandy avocado tool that cleanly removes pits and slices seven perfect pieces. 

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Wine chilling stick

Stop putting ice cubes in your wine glass and start putting this wine-chilling stick into your bottles instead. This stainless-steel chilling rod -- which you store in the freezer -- comes with a drip-free pouring spout as well as a stopper to keep your wine fresh, while also keeping it cold. 

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Seed-collecting citrus reamer

The intelligent design of this citrus reamer catches and strains any falling seeds, while you juice your fruit. 

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Cheese-melting pan

Everything is better with cheese. Now you can add it to all your dishes with this kitchen gadget. Reviewers say it can hold up to two slices of cheese at a time and is easy to clean and store after use. 

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Pancake batter squeeze bottle and mixer

Serve pancakes in any shape with this squeeze bottle that also contains a blender ball to keep batter smooth. 

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Egg timer

This timer actually sits in the water with your eggs and darkens in color to demonstrate just how hard, medium or soft your egg yolk currently is.

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Cereal bowl with straw

Now you can drink your cereal milk more easily, thanks to this bowl with a built-in straw. 

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Cookie press

"After literally decades of trying different cookie presses, Oxo has offered the best cookie press, period," said one verified-purchase Amazon reviewer. This dishwasher-safe cookie press includes a nonslip base so you get the perfect shape every time and comes with 12 different patterns to choose from. 

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Spaghetti measuring tool

This tool measures out pasta portions for up to four people. 

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Finger utensils

Keep your fingers from getting greasy or Cheeto-y with these food-grade silicone finger covers. 

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Bird toothpick dispenser

This cute little bird will retrieve your toothpicks for you. All you have to do is supply the toothpicks. 

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Knife sharpening stone

Keep your knives sharp and your kitchen chic with this stylish-looking stone. It can hone any type of blade. 

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Pretty wine rack

The pretty gold tone and geometric design of this wine rack makes it an excellent (and eye-catching) spot to store wine. 

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Electric pepper mill

Now you can have freshly ground pepper on your meals without having to grind the corns yourself. This battery-operated gadget is suited for black and white pepper, coarse sea salt and other solid grain seasonings. 

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Tong spatulas

Pick up, flip or even serve meat with these heavy-duty, silicone-tipped tongs that are heat-resistant up to 450 degrees. 

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Dachshund corn holders

How sweet are these little puppy corn holders?

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Hanging trash bag clip

"The clip on garbage-bag holder saves up floor space and it makes the bags accessible to the sink or whichever area you clip it on," wrote a verified-purchase Amazon reviewer. 

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Salt and pepper wands

Add a touch of whimsy to your dinner table with these magic-wand-shaped salt and pepper shakers. Fits most ground peppers and salts. 

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Hard-boiled egg skull mold

Your eggs have never been so punk. Take your peeled, warm hard boiled egg and put it into this food-safe BPA-free mold to get it into a cool skull shape.

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Onion goggles

Now, chopping onions doesn't have to make you cry. These protective goggles have foam seals that block out eye irritants from cooking. 

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Shark-attack sushi platter

Is this the coolest sushi plate we've ever seen? Now you can keep your cup of soy sauce in a shark's mouth and rest your chopsticks on the tail, thanks to this platter's design. 

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