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11 Kitchen Gadgets Under $13

by Paige Estigarribia

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I am a self-professed lover of all things cooking. I love to experiment with flavors and create new dishes, and I also adore my well-worn, trusty cookbooks. And sometimes, I love to peruse kitchen tools and gadgets online to see what's out there for home chefs. Here's some of the latest and greatest in all things cooking: 11 kitchen gadgets under $11!

1. Amco Rub Away Bar

Peeling shrimp and have the fishy smell on your hands? Mincing garlic or chopping onions and hate smelling it hours later on your fingers? This bar promises to remove those smells completely! Way cool!

2. Spiral Slicer

I have a spiralizer at home, and I really love it! I've used it to make spiralized cucumbers in salads and spiralized potatoes for hash browns. Spiralized zucchini, anyone?

3. 5 in 1 Multi Kitchen Tool

This little tool is a must have for opening jars and bottles. No more broken fingernails!

4. Pineapple Slicer/Corer

Anyone who has ever tried slicing and coring a pineapple knows what a difficult task it can be. Luckily, there's a tool for that!

5. Herb Scissors

Can I just tell you how much I love these? I struggle with chopping herbs to get them the perfect size. These herb scissors look like the answer!

6. Knife Sharpener

A knife sharpener is always a handy gadget for any home cook. And this one looks easy to use!

7. Microwave Egg Boiler

Again, here's another one of those little gadgets that I love! It's easy to use and easy to clean. Here's to perfectly hard-boiled eggs!

8. 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Avocados can be on the difficult side when it comes to peeling and slicing. But say no more! This little tool slices, pits, and peels avocadoes with ease.

9. Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

Can you make this long-time dessert classic at home? You bet! Get your ice cream ready for some tasty ice cream sandwiches.

10. Dessert Decorator Plus

This tool is just plain fun to have, especially if you love to bake. I have one of these tools myself, and I love decorating my desserts with adorable (and edible) designs!

11. Joie Garlic Chopper

This little tool is perfect for chopping nuts, fruits, garlic, and even veggies! And it's easy to use. Just twist to chop!

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Paige Estigarribia is a writer for The Dollar Stretcher who enjoys writing about food, frugal living, and money-saving tips. Visit Paige on Google+.

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