14 Best Amazon Basics Kitchen Products Under $50


Whether you’re decorating the first kitchen you won’t be sharing with mom and dad, or splurging on a gadget you’ve always wanted but know you won’t be using very often (like an immersion blender) , or whether you’re replacing old, broken ones, or just outdated kitchen utensils, dishes, or small appliances, Amazon’s house brand is full of essentials that will make life as a home chef in front of the oven a little smoother with minimal investment. The following 14 kitchen essentials are some of the best-rated and best-selling items in the Amazon Basics range that can be yours for less than $50.

1. Cast iron dutch oven; From $44

Are you sticking to your pandemic sourdough bread habit or considering an all-soup diet to end the winter? These 6-quart Le Creuset imitators are available in many similar colors like a spicy red, a teal in the color of the Caribbean Sea and a meringue white at less than half the price. The enamel finish makes it durable and non-stick while the cast iron base ensures even heat distribution. Pans are oven safe up to 400 degrees and stovetop safe, although they should be hand washed.

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2. Silicone baking mat, set of 2; From $13

Pretty sure nearly 80,000 customers can’t be wrong. This set of two Silpat dupes is the highest-rated kitchen item in the Amazon Basics range, probably because you’re buying convenience: the mats turn any half pan into a nonstick option for baking or roasting and are much easier to clean. than a pan with cooked pieces. You can also be proud of yourself for making an eco-friendly choice, as these reusable wonders replace single-use aluminum foil or parchment paper, require no greasing and are oven safe up to 480 degrees.

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3. Extra large two slice toaster; From $28

The perfect avocado toast starts with warm crusty bread, and this two-slice toaster with six shade settings can help you build a solid brunch base. The slots are extra wide in case you prefer a bagel sandwich. Meanwhile, the bagel setting crisps just the cut side while the frozen button thaws your carbs. This device is available in four colors, with brushed silver being the most expensive. The removable crumb tray and additional lift lever make cleaning easy.

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4. Set of 14 knife blocks; From $25

The set includes 11 knives with high carbon stainless steel blades, a pair of kitchen scissors and a knife sharpener. Specifically, it includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 5.5-inch utility knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, and six 4.5-inch steak knives. . Thanks to sleek black triple-rivet handles and a pine wood storage block, you’ll have no problem leaving those knives outside (even if Chris Evans comes along).

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5. Kitchen towels, set of 4; $15

Drying your dishes will be much easier with these super absorbent cotton dish towels. Available in ringspun or popcorn textures, this set includes four machine-washable selections, all of which were made in an OEKO-TEX Standard 100 facility, which means the materials are chemical-free and safe for the environment. You can also choose from 13 different shades to find the one that best suits your kitchen.

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6. Anti-fatigue standing comfort mat; $34

Pro tip: Refuse to cook another meal until you have one of these bad boys between you and the hard kitchen floor. The squishy foam mat, which comes in brown and black and measures 36 x 20 x 0.6 inches, reduces the stress on your feet, knees, legs and lower back created by standing for long periods of time, such as when you’re preparing your next blue apron order. And unlike most of these Amazon Basics finds, its usefulness isn’t limited to the kitchen. Drag it around the house to use while working at your standing desk, painting, working out, playing your Oculus Quest 2, futzing in the garage, or putting your face in the mirror of The bathroom.

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7. Digital kitchen scale; $10

Have a recipe that calls for 10 grams of butter, 15 ounces of strawberries, or five pounds of flour? This BPA-free stainless steel scale quickly takes the guesswork out of measurements and the prominent LCD display is easy to read. The first two AAA batteries needed to power it are also on the house.

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8. Nonstick Fry Pans, Set of 3; From $30

Looking for great cookware to start with? This one from Amazon Basics contains three aluminum pans (8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch) with stay-cool handles, BPA-free nonstick coating, and spiral bottoms for even heating. They are also compatible with gas, electric or glass stove tops.

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9. Nonstick Bakeware Set, 6; $27

Home bakers can bake muffins, cookies, breads, cakes or pies with the contents of this non-stick carbon steel baking dish set. The loaf pan, 12-cup muffin pan, two 9-inch round pans, a 13-inch baking sheet, and a deep roasting pan (also perfect for the TikTok Feta Pasta Recipe!) included here will all in the oven up to 500 degrees.

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10. Tableware, set of 18; $49

After using all of the above to create an awesome spread, you’ll need something to eat it all and 80% of the over 16,000 customers who have purchased and reviewed this 18 piece porcelain dinnerware collection have given it five stars . Goal. Ideal for six people, this set is lightweight yet durable and includes six 10.5-inch dinner plates, 7.5-inch salad or dessert plates, and 5.5-inch bowls respectively. Dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe, the set is available in 12 designs, from basic restaurant white and floral cottagecore to poppy red and rainbow polka dots.

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11. 10 cup water pitcher with water filter; $26

If you need a new water pitcher, you should consider this 10-cup option from Amazon Basics. It comes with a water filter, but you can use Amazon-branded replacement filters (a three-pack costs around $13) or use leftover Brita if you’re in a bind. A single filter can last up to 40 gallons, which can equate to about two months of regular use. Over 7,000 Amazon shoppers have tried it and gave it a collective rating of 4.6 stars, which is all the more reason to give it a try.

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12. Rainbow knives, set of 12; $15

Brighten up the kitchen with this much-loved candy-colored knife set that includes six stainless steel blades and ergonomic ceramic handles, plus six blade guards (because, you know, safety first). Rainbow tints are also known to reduce the risk of cross contamination. There is one of each of the following knives: Paring, Utility, Santoku, Carving, Chef, and Bread.

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13. Immersion blender; From $30

Whip up soups, sauces, smoothies, and shakes in a snap with this 300-watt, multi-speed immersion blender, which has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon. This ergonomically designed tool is slim and compact, and for many of the over 6,000 reviewers who have tried it like this, it’s relatively quiet to use but also long enough to easily brew drinks in deep pitchers. The mixing wand itself is dishwasher safe, so cleanup is generally stress-free.

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14. Storage drawer for K-Cup coffee pods; $19

Keurig single serve coffee makers are a lifesaver on a hectic morning or for those of us trying to limit our caffeine intake. But the struggle is real when it comes to storing and organizing all those pods, let alone keeping track of when it’s time to reorder. Amazon Basics is here to save the day with its contemporary three-drawer black storage cabinet, which fits easily under your appliance and holds up to 36 K-cups.

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