10 Things Under $10 That Will Help You Be a Better Cook
Stock your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Add layers of flavor to your recipes with a microplane ($8). This sharp gadget is the perfect tool for shaving nutmeg, citrus peel, garlic, cheese and more. If you’re a microplane beginner, learn how to make the most of this tool.
For precise cooking and baking, a digital kitchen scale ($10) is a must-have. You’ll be able to calculate the exact weight of dry ingredients, meat and vegetables—leading to more accurate recipe results. Still not convinced? Check out these other reasons to own a kitchen scale.
Ensure every ounce of flavor makes it into your finished dish with a bench scraper ($9). This powerhouse tool can persuade chopped veggies into the pan, divide dough, portion homemade pasta and more.
If you’ve ever had a baked treat refuse to release from the pan, parchment paper ($5) is a must. Affordable and easy-to-use, this kitchen staple lines cookie sheets, cake pans, 13x9s and more. Don’t forget to do this the next time you bake a batch of cookies!
For a professional-looking dusting of cocoa or confectioners’ sugar atop your baked treats, you’ll need a mini sifter ($9). This versatile tool can also strain loose tea.
Opening a package of chicken with your everyday scissors is not only gross, it’s dangerous. And for less than $10 you can be a proud owner of your very own kitchen shears ($9). Did we mention they’re available in fun colors, too?
Take dinner sides to a new level without sacrificing storage space. This steamer basket ($8) collapses in on itself for convenient storage.
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