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What's the best thing in your kitchen that cost £30 or less?

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AnonEvent Sat 25-Nov-17 18:11:12

Thinking of presents for 'foodie' aunts and uncles.

My favourite <£30 item is our microplane grater.

flingingmelon Sat 25-Nov-17 18:12:42

These are ace.

MiniMileyMoo Sat 25-Nov-17 18:14:08

Pizza stone

CaseStudyResearch Sat 25-Nov-17 18:15:04

We've got a personalised cookbook holder - think it was about £20-25 from notonthehighstreet.

That plus a new cookbook might be nice?

If they are coffee drinkers, previously well received gifts have been an aeropress with cappuccino cups or some fancy coffee.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 25-Nov-17 18:15:36

Cherry stoner/olive pitter. Mine comes out to restaurants so we can feed dd the complimentary olives without risk of choking or waste. I don’t even care that that makes me a middle class wanker.

Otherwise I like a good slotted spoon and having been watching Nigella I fancy one of those baskets crossed with a spoon she uses for fishing out and draining pasta.

I also like a moulin grater but worry about other people slicing off their fingers so maybe don’t buy that.

Doingitalone Sat 25-Nov-17 18:16:00

Flingingmelon that looks

Tinselistacky Sat 25-Nov-17 18:17:20

Crepe pan and wooden swirly thing!! Recipe on the back!!
Had spent fantastic afternoons all in the kitchen melting Nutella and making batter!!
6 years and going strong!!

flingingmelon Sat 25-Nov-17 18:17:52

It's amazing! All the food waste gets swept in there and then straight into the compost.

Tray fits in the dishwasher too 😊

Allthebubbles Sat 25-Nov-17 18:50:46

Silicone spatula.
Microplane grater
Electronic scales
Hand held stick blender

torthecatlady Sat 25-Nov-17 18:54:50

I love my le creuset oven gloves! Used daily and wash really well.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Sat 25-Nov-17 18:57:28

I love my Joseph garlic press.

A lifetime of searching and now I have found the holy grail of garlic presses. And it also looks jazzy.

£8 from lakeland. DS who self caters at Uni is getting one in his stocking.

officehorror Sat 25-Nov-17 18:58:34

Hand blender. Makes the best hummus.

Family recipe book, blank but formatted and we write favourites and new recipes in it.

Beautiful serving platters. You can’t have too many different shapes and sizes.

Gravy/sauce boat. Gives me immense pleasure every time I use it.

Sturdy, attractive Kilner jars for storing dry goods.

Slate table mats. Smart, simple, go with everything.

Wine glasses.

OldWitch00 Sat 25-Nov-17 18:58:48
Solid metal citrus press

torthecatlady Sat 25-Nov-17 18:59:40

Also, we had one of these as a wedding gift and love it.

It's a non slip chopping board on one side and on the other side it is a carving board with little spikes on.


officehorror Sat 25-Nov-17 18:59:47

Collapsible sieves/colanders. Not pretty but so easy to use and store.

Mulch Sat 25-Nov-17 19:00:11

Electric tin opener. Worth every penny

BarbaraOcumbungles Sat 25-Nov-17 19:00:43

My mini chopper


torthecatlady Sat 25-Nov-17 19:00:59

Forgot to add that it is angled so collects the juices from the meat, which is handing for adding to gravy.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 25-Nov-17 19:10:07

Joseph worktop saver shaped like a record - makes me very happy!

Le Creuset silicone spatula and pie bird

Gravy boat

A big jug that I put flowers in


Pair of Denby mugs

Microwave rice cooker

And I haven't got but would love somebody to buy me -
*a proper old fashioned mixing bowl - Mason & Cash or something like it
*lovely pepper grinder
*Joseph coloured utensils nest
*some really lovely eggcups

VeganIan Sat 25-Nov-17 19:10:16

Rotattng cheese grater. £3 in Ikea.

Sarahh2014 Sat 25-Nov-17 19:10:23

Dolce gusto coffee machine £28

Xanadu46 Thu 30-Nov-17 13:27:01

Potato ricer

MrsHathaway Thu 30-Nov-17 13:28:53

Aeropress for quick flavoursome proper coffee.

inchyrablue Thu 30-Nov-17 13:31:10

Potato ricer or Apple slicer/ corer. I would struggle to choose between the two.

Butteredparsn1ps Thu 30-Nov-17 13:37:04

digital thermometer. Stops me overcooking stuff due to fear of it being uncooked.

Battery mini whisk. Great for lots of things, frothy coffee, gravy etc.

£5 plug in scent diffuser

Hand blender

Kettle. toaster, caffetiere.

tin opener / veg peeler. Dead cheap but handy.

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