8 Useful Kitchen Gadgets for Under $50

From simple things like timers on our smartphone to make laundry day a breeze, to being able to watch your favorite shows anywhere within the apartment, there have been many gadgets that can help you make apartment living easier. Have you thought about what you can use in your kitchen to save time while cooking or getting ready for a hectic day? We’ve come up with the best kitchen gadgets you can implement for under $50.

1) See Through Toaster

See Through Toaster

Available at: Amazon

Do you or someone you know always burn toast or bagels? This toaster contains a glass panel to make keeping an eye on what you’re cooking easier.

2) Digital Measuring Cup with Automatic Conversions

Digital Measuring Cup with Automatic Conversions

Available at: Target

No more straining or ducking to eye level to see if you’ve got the right amount of cups in your measuring cup. This one features an LCD readout on the handle to tell you exactly how much you have.

3) Quirky Egg Minder

Available at: Amazon

This “smart” egg carton syncs with your smartphone so that way you know how many eggs you have at all times. LED Lights are available in each tray to tell you which eggs are good and which ones are going bad.

4) Disposable iPad Sleeves

Disposable iPad Sleeves

Available at: Williams-Sonoma

Using your tablet to learn how to make something new? These disposable sleeves can protect your screen from any smears and spills.

5) Darth Vader Talking Cookie Jar

Darth Vader Talking Cookie Jar

Available at: Think Geek

For the Star Wars Fanatics out there, this talking cookie jar recites lines from the films each time you lift the lid.

6) Reusable Baking Mat

Reusable Baking Mat

Available at: Bed Bath & Beyond

While this isn’t a tech product, this made our list because it’s environmentally friendly. Skip the parchment paper or aluminum foil, because these can be reused and are dishwasher safe.

7) Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor

Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor

Available at: Best Buy

Your kitchen space is an invaluable asset. This mini version of the popular food processor comes at an affordable price, and allows you to chop or grind ingredients.

8) Four-in-One Avocado Tool

Four-in-One Avocado Tool

Available at: Williams-Sonoma

For avocado lovers, you might have had a moment where you try to cut through and avocado and can’t get the perfect cut. This tool will help you save time, thanks to its round edge that makes scooping the pit and slicing a breeze.

Interested in technology to make your home experience easier? Check out the Garden Communities California blog for the best tech buys under $50.