If you find that by the time you get to the end of an IKEA store, you’re lacking the energy to discover the virtues of the many and varied items to be found in the kitchen utensils section, fear not! We’ve done the hard work for you.
All of these items are under $10 and can not only make your life easier but will help your kitchen look tidier and more stylish to boot. In many cases, you'll be able to buy a bunch and still stay under $10!
1. Rajtan spice jars $2.49/4 pack
Stylish glass jars for all of your herbs and spices – see at a glance what you have in stock, line them up for a pretty display on open shelving or in the pantry and, at under $2.50 a set, you’ll be able to upgrade your entire storage system for under $20!
2. Pruta food containers, $6.99 /17 set
Possibly the hardest working must-haves in the kitchen, these containers are bright, stackable, transparent and versatile. Microwave-freezer- and dishwasher-safe, they’re sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen.
3. Bevara clips $1.35 set/30
Once you start using these clips you’ll never go back. Quick to grab and simple to use, they keep everything fresh in the fridge, pantry and anywhere else in the home.
4. Veriera insert for spice jars, $4.99
If you're struggling to organise the spicey flavour in your cooking, turn your top drawer into a spice market in a flash with this simple tool.
5. IKEA 365+ VÄRDEFULLGarlic press, black, $6.99
The HB team has personally road-tested this baby and it gets our tick of approval for ease of use, cleaning and crushability. IKEA has a cheaper model but for a trifling $3 more this is the luxury standard in garlic presses.
6. Variera Pot lid organiser, $7.99
A beautifully organised pot cupboard is a thing of beauty! This rack can also be used for chopping boards and/or cookbooks on the benchtop.
7. Rinnig dish drainer, $2.99
Double sided, this super-affordable dish drainer is simplicity at its best. One side to drain straight into the sink, the other collects water underneath. Perfect for the modern kitchen with an under-bench sink.
8. Lyckad oven/serving dish in Green, $9.99
Elegant in simplicity, this dish goes from oven to table in a snap, or style it up with utensils and herb pots for a fresh vignette on your kitchen bench.
9. Fascinera mango wood chopping board, $7.99
Essential for making lemon twists at cocktail hour, with its organic shape and textured finish, this stylish little board looks sweet when stack in front of your harder-working, larger boards and will even go on a picnic with you.
10. Klockren silicone colander, $7.99
How cool is this? Unlike most colanders that take up the whole pot cupboard, this is the ultimate space-saving model.
11. Berömlig tin with lid set/2, $7.99
Affordable and stylish, these cute little tins look like they jumped straight off your Grandma's shelves, but without the rusty bits.
12. Blomning coffee/tea tin, $3.99
Stack and line up disparate packaging in these metallic marvels - anything from tea and coffee to herbs and spices, biscuits, lollies and treats.
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