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10 Things Under $10 That Will Help You Be a Better Cook

Stock your kitchen without breaking the bank.

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Premium Citrus Lemon Zester and Cheese Grater - Razor-Sharp Stainless Steel Blade, Yellow Handle, Safety Cover - Dishwasher Safe - Great for Parmesan Cheese, Chocolate, Garlic, and Vegetablesvia amazon.com

Microplane

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.

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Wilton 409-7698 Angled Spatula, 9-Inchvia amazon.com

Offset Spatula


Every pastry chef’s secret weapon—an offset spatula ($9)—will help you spread homemade frosting, distribute brownie batter and more. You’ll be baking like a pro in no time!

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MUELLER Digital Kitchen Mechanical Scale, 30% Greater Accuracy Quad Transducer, Multi-Function Back-Lit LCD, Stainless Steel, 11 lbs, 5 kg (Batteries Included)via amazon.com

Digital Kitchen Scale


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.

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AmazonBasics Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Bench Scraper and Chopper - 201via amazon.com

Bench Scraper


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.

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Reynolds Kitchens Non-Stick Parchment Paper - 60 Square Feetvia amazon.com

Parchment Paper


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!

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OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainervia amazon.com

Mini Sifter

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.

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KitchenAid KC351OHGSA Multi-Purpose Scissors Stainless Steel Kitchen Shears with Blade Cover and Soft Grip Handles, Storm Grayvia amazon.com

Kitchen Shears

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?

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Spring Chef Dough Blender, Top Professional Pastry Cutter with Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Blades (Black-Medium)via amazon.com

Pastry Cutter


Grandma’s secret to perfectly blended biscuits and pie crust? A pastry cutter ($10). This vintage tool still works wonders in your kitchen today.

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Newest 2019 Improved Heavier Duty Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer Complete Bundle - Best Vegetable Cutter - Zucchini Pasta Noodle Spaghetti Makervia amazon.com

Spiralizer


Transform boring ol’ produce into works of edible art with a spiralizer ($10). In mere minutes you can create fresh, healthy vegetable noodles. Try ’em with these tasty recipes!

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TOPOKO Vegetable Steamer Basket, Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 5/6 QT and 8 QT, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Folding Steamer Insert For Veggie Fish Seafood Cooking, Expandable to Fit Various Size Potvia amazon.com

Steamer Basket


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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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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