10 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets For When The Fancy Ones Are Too $$$

What does your dream kitchen look like? The kitchen of our dreams is massive and flooded with natural light. It has counter space for days. Most importantly, it has a gleaming gadget lineup that spans the likes of KitchenAid mixers to Miele espresso makers. Our dream kitchen is all splashes of stainless steel and pops of ceramic pastel perfection. In reality, we don’t have the $$$ for that. Or do we?
Even though the sleek culinary contraptions that we love cost big bucks, that doesn’t mean we necessarily have to settle for cheap and clunky alternatives. To prove it, we scoured Amazon for top-rated replacements: gadgets that look chic but cost a fraction of the “nicer” options’ price. So, don’t give up on your kitchen dreams just yet, because ahead we’ve lined up ten amazing and budget-friendly alternates; champagne-colored food processors, retro toasters, and quality blenders (each under $100). Scroll on and holiday shop for yourself or a foodie friend!
If you can’t afford that classic KitchenAid mixer just yet, there are alternatives that will turn you into a baking pro just the same.

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Stand Mixer, $51.19, available at Amazon.

Fortune Candy’s toaster looks a lot like an elegant Bella Linea — minus the insane $500 price tag.

Fortune Candy Stainless Steel 2 Slice Toaster, $39.99, available at Amazon.

Who knew a slow cooker could look so trendy and still be so cheap?

Black+Decker Slow Cooker, $29.99, available at Amazon.

Yes, you can KitchenAid for under $100!

KitchenAid 12-Cup Coffee Maker with One Touch Brewing, $89, available at Amazon.

While the regular-sized appliance might be too pricey, this one fits in our kitchens and our budgets. (We wish all of our appliances could look this chic.)

Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor, $34.99, available at Amazon.

Instead of dropping $300 plus on a blender, make the morning smoothie magic happen for less than $50

Riiai Blender Smoothie Maker, $45.99, available at Amazon.

Open your wine affordably, but still with some matte black style.

Brookstone Automatic Wireless Wine Opener, $39.99, available at Amazon.

Compared to its much pricier counter products, Cuisinart’s rustic chic knife set looks pretty killer (no pun intended).

Cuisinart 15 Piece Set, $64.34, available at Amazon.

No need to drool over $2,000 espresso makers when this Breville Nespresso number has us hooked.

Breville Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee & Espresso Maker, $99.95, available at Amazon.

Not only is Cuisinart’s juicer more budget-friendly than competing options, but it’s also compact (for those with tiny apartments and negligible counter space).

Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor, $65, available at Amazon.