All of the Budget Picks from Our Product Reviews

The Editors of Epicurious

We've learned from testing hundreds of kitchen tools and appliances that sometimes there's no way around it—the best kitchen appliances are the more expensive kitchen appliances. In some cases, as with the KitchenAid stand mixer and All-Clad pans, the top-of-the-line option can't be beat in terms of quality or performance.

BUT—and this is a big, fat but—that isn't always the case. For most top-dollar tools out there, we have also found a trove of excellent, affordable kitchen tools that we use over and over. The Presto Flipside waffle maker has quite a few features that win over its fancy All-Clad competitor. And we could talk your ear off about the virtues of the economical OXO balloon whisk.

To save you the work of combing through our lengthy compendium of product tests, we compiled a list of our favorite affordable kitchen tools; each of these was tested by our editors, and could easily hold a candle to any more expensive competitors.

Appliances

Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker

Presto Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker

$37.00, Amazon

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Crock Pot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker

$45.00, Amazon

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KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Food Chopper

KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Food Chopper

$35.00, Amazon

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GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart 7-in-1 Programmable Air Fryer

GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart 7-in-1 Programmable Air Fryer

$62.00, Amazon

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Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Kettle

Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Kettle

$50.00, Amazon

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Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale

Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale

$36.00, Amazon

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Cuckoo Rice Cooker

Cuckoo Rice Cooker

$80.00, Amazon

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Krups Hand Mixer

Krups Hand Mixer

$45.00, Amazon

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Bella Professional Series 2-Slice Stainless Steel Wide Slot Toaster

Bella Professional Series 2-Slice Stainless Steel Wide Slot Toaster

$20.00, Bed, Bath, & Beyond

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Pans and Bakeware

Victoria 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

Victoria 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

$30.00, Amazon

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Fat Daddio's Round Cake Pan

Fat Daddio's Round Cake Pan

$11.00, Walmart

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Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Half Sheet, set of 2

Nordic Ware Aluminum Half Sheet, Set of 2

$22.00, Amazon

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Pyrex 9-inch Pie Dish, Pack of 2

Pyrex 9-inch Pie Dish, Pack of 2

$17.00, Amazon

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Knives and Cutlery

OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Kitchen & Herbs Scissors

OXO Good Grips Multi-Purpose Kitchen & Herbs Scissors

$18.00, Amazon

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Kuhn Rikon 4-Inch Nonstick Colori Paring Knife

Kuhn Rikon 4-Inch Nonstick Colori Paring Knife

$8.00, Amazon

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Checkered Chef Rocker Blade Pizza Cutter

Checkered Chef Rocker Blade Pizza Cutter

$13.00, Amazon

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Victorinox Fibrox Pro Santoku Knife

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Santoku Knife

$38.00, Amazon

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Small Tools and Kitchen Accessories

Winco 4-Piece Deluxe Measuring Spoon Set

Winco 4-Piece Measuring Spoon Set

$2.00, restaurant supply

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The Best Whisk: OXO Better Balloon Whisk

OXO Better Balloon Whisk

$10.00, Amazon

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OXO Good Grips Small Citrus Juicer with Built-In Measuring Cup and Strainer

OXO Good Grips Small Citrus Juicer with Built-In Measuring Cup and Strainer

$10.00, Amazon

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OXO Good Grips Can Opener

OXO Good Grips Can Opener

$15.00, Amazon

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JK Adams French Tapered Rolling Pin

JK Adams French Tapered Rolling Pin

$15.00, Sur La Table

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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

$30.00, Bed Bath & Beyond

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Originally Appeared on Epicurious