10 Budget Kitchen Essentials We Can't Live Without

    Like most people, our kitchen storage space is somewhat limited. Here are some of our most valued tools in the kitchen that are a must-have:
    1. A Microplane zester/grater is excellent for hard cheeses, onions, citrus fruits, ginger and more. {Find it here}

    2. An immersion hand blender is versatile and easy to clean up. {Find it here}
    3. Even if you don’t consider yourself a very good cook, you’ll want various sized bowls for baking cookies, mixing up a salad, or marinating chicken. {Find it here}
    4. Invest in two large cutting boards to do all your chopping, cutting, and prepping: one for fruit and vegetables and one for meat and fish. {Find it here}
    5. Fun colorful measuring cups, for all your measuring needs. {Find it here}
    6. They’re great for cooking scrambled eggs, scraping brownie batter out of the bowl, stirring pasta–pretty much any time you don’t want food to stick to your cooking utensil, you will reach for a non-stick silicone spatula. {Find it here}
    7. This Brita water pitcher keeps fresh, filtered drinking water ready for you at all times. {Find it here}
    8. If you have a double sink, invest in a dish rack that fits inside one side of your sink where your dishes can dry. Because you won’t be running your dishwasher everyday, you’ll want to hand wash certain items that you use frequently so they’re clean and fresh when you need them. {Find it here}
    9. Plastic food containers that are microwaveable, freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free. This set has lids that snap to the bottoms of the container bases and to each other, so you can always find the right lid. {Find it here}
    10. Easy-fit dishwasher detergent pacs that conveniently fit all dishwashers. These pre-measured pacs dissolve completely to remove stuck-on food, fight stains and wash away grease. The gentle scrub eliminates residue and protects glasses from etching. Get a wash so complete your dishes, glassware and silverware will sparkle like new. {Find it here}