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    33 Kitchen Tools And Gadgets Under $50 That Will Take Your Holiday Dinners To The Next Level

    Whipping up a large holiday feast is about to be a whole lot easier.

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    1. A culinary blow torch so you can *finally* make your own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.

    a reviewer's photo of the blow torch and a creme brule

    2. A handheld knife sharpener that'll bring your most used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash without destroying your countertop or cutting boards.

    3. A big salad spinner you'll thank the heavens for when you realize you don't have to serve wet leaves to the masses this holiday.

    4. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry free.

    drops of hot liquid on the bottom of the oven on top of the liner

    5. A rapid egg cooker that'll make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

    6. Keurig machine cleaning cups to ensure it's ready to crank out enough coffee, teas, or hot chocolate for your guests come dessert time.

    three glasses of water going from dirty to clean after using the k-cup cleaner

    7. Reusable baking cups so you can say "see ya!" to getting frustrated while attempting to peel the paper off your freshly baked muffins and cupcakes.

    8. A drawer organizer to keep utensils in order so you won't find yourself fumbling through a disaster zone in an attempt to find a serving spoon.

    a neatly organized drawer with the utensils

    9. A sleek utensil that'll act as a slotted spoon, spatula, turner, and a slicer and dicer (just use the edge!). Who knew one lil' kitchen tool could be used for so many things.

    10. A cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a 2-in-1 item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

    a white and red cutting board with a strainer built into it

    11. A lemon squeezer you can use to literally live out the old saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." It'll make adding freshly squeezed citrus into your recipes easier than ever.

    a yellow and green lemon squeezer

    12. An adjustable rolling pin that'll help you roll any dough to a specific width — and we all know how essential it is to get your gingerbread *just* right.

    13. A handheld garlic press you'll be ready to *rock 'n' roll* with right out of the package — don't plan to invite any vampires over for the holidays.

    the rolling handheld garlic press

    14. An OXO Good Grips veggie brush to ensure your potatoes get a proper scrub down before you turn them into something delicious like fries or mashed potatoes (yuuuum).

    15. An instant-read digital thermometer, so you'll never have to guess "is my steak cooked?" again. You can grill with confidence!

    the instant-read digital thermometer

    16. A compact 8-in-1 spiralizer can grate cheese, juice fruits, cut ribbon, and *so* much more. This lil' gadget really does it all.

    17. A playful egg separator you'll definitely be *egg-cited* to test out — a must-have for any home bakers or fans of egg white omelettes.

    an orange fish-shaped tool sucking the yolk out of an egg

    18. A Magic Bullet blender you can count on to help you create smooth sauces and soups for your pickiest dining companion who refuses to eat anything with lumps in it.

    a model blending fruit in the magic bullet

    19. A cookie scoop, so all of your precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before everyone in the house gobbles 'em up.

    a reviewer photo of cookie dough balls neatly arranged and the same size behind the cookie scoop

    20. A mandolin with 30 different cut options you can use to create one of those Pinterestworthy vegetable platters shaped like a flower or a rainbow — so fun!

    21. A pasta machine that'll help you create a holiday meal straight out of your carb-loving dreams — seriously, you can actually successfully get this done even on your first try!

    22. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for anyone who tends to get a bit frazzled while trying to cook a bunch of things at once.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan of sauce

    23. An oil mister that'll help you perfectly cover all of your ingredients without getting your hands covered in grease.

    reviewer spraying vegetables with the oil spray

    24. A handheld soap dispensing brush that might just make you want to volunteer to do the dishes — it looks kinda fun, doesn't it?

    25. A grape, strawberry, and tomato cutter so you can flawlessly slice 'em in half the way chefs do on all of those fancy cooking shows.

    A model using the device to level tomatoes to cut them in half

    26. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and'll keep your sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. When the time comes to make something delicious (brown sugar glazed carrots for Christmas, anyone???) you won't have to head out to the store for an extra ingredient.

    27. A kitchen gadget you can use to dice onions in a flash — save your uncontrollable crying for the next time you watch The Notebook.

    28. Cut-resistant gloves — a must-have for anyone who isn't super confident in their knife skills and would like to keep all of their digits this holiday season.

    a model using the thick grey gloves to cut a steak

    29. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold your cookbook so you'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free.

    the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board

    30. A cast-iron grill press to help you create restaurant-worthy paninis and burgers your family will salivate over every time.

    a cast iron rectangle press with a wooden handle on top of burgers

    31. Nonstick donut pans you'll be so glad you own — just think of how impressed your guests will be when you whip out a plate of freshly made donuts!

    32. Stainless-steel mixing bowls that'll nest nicely inside one another so you won't have to worry about where the heck you're going to store six bowls in your tiny (but efficient!) kitchen.

    33. And shredder claws so you won't have to suffer from burnt fingertips while trying to finally get a smidge closer to flawlessly replicating your grandma's famous pulled pork recipe.

    a model using the black claw-like shredders to tear apart meat on a plate

    What it would look like if I were to cook my family's holiday feast: