Gifts Under $50: Best Kitchen Appliances

gifts under $50

Scoring a gift under $50 feels great. When that product has also won accolades from reviewers, now that’s really something!

For about six months now, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes at Viewpoints to highlight the products that are truly terrific. We feel fortunate to have partners as awesome as the people like you who come to our site every day to write reviews — real world experiences on everything from vacuums to dishwashers to shampoo. We all benefit from the generosity. Those insights have also given us the ability to come up with a very useful list for those of you watching your budget this Christmas.

The product ratings you see on Viewpoints tell only one part of the story. It’s relatively easy for a new product to get a high rating when only a handful of people have tried it. It’s another thing for a product to stand the test of time. So last month, we launched the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards, so that we could honor those things in our homes that literally dozens, if not hundreds, of reviewers agree are simply fabulous. To say these reviewers would recommend these products to friends is an understatement! In some cases, they profess a love so strong they can’t imagine life before owning this kitchen appliance.

With Christmas around the corner, we began by choosing the best small kitchen appliances. We’ve now gone a step further by researching the kitchen product gems that you can score for under $50 – and where.

So you might say that Viewpoints has cooked up this baker’s dozen of deals for all you Santas out there. These are the top budget-friendly product winners in the Reviewer’s Choice awards.

Gifts under $50: Best kitchen appliances

GIFT IDEA

TOP CHOICE

LIST PRICE

LOWEST PRICE

WHERE

Blender –

Single Serve

Bella 12-Piece Rocket Blender

$30

$24.99

Home Depot

Bread Machine

Sunbeam 2-lb. Programmable Bread Maker

$43

$42.99

Sunbeam.com

Coffee Maker – Drip

Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker  

$25

$20.79

Casa.com

Coffee Maker – French Press

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

$30

$25.95

Newegg.com

Coffee Maker – Single Cup

Black & Decker Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffee Maker  

$23

$16.20

Wal-Mart

Food Processor

Hamilton Beach ChefPrep 10-Cup Food Processor

$50

$39.85

Wal-Mart

Mixer – Hand

KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer  

$40

$37.40 / $39.99

Home Depot (white)

Target (colors)

Slow Cooker – Basic

Crock-Pot 4-Quart Slow Cooker

$25

$23.49

Goodmans.net

Slow Cooker – Programmable

Hamilton Beach Set ‘n’ Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

$60

$49.99

Bed Bath and Beyond

Toaster – 2-Slice

Black & Decker 2-Slice Toaster

$35

$29.10

Wal-Mart

Amazon.com

Toaster – 4-Slice

Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster

$40

$37.02

Overstock.com

Belgian Waffle Maker – Basic

Oster Chrome Belgian Waffle Maker

$25

$15

Meijer

Belgian Waffle Maker – Rotating

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

$50

$46.25

Sears

 

We suggest bookmarking this list on your phone. That way, when you’re in the store, you can click on the product link to verify model numbers and read reviews.

So happy deal-hunting this holiday season. If you discover even better prices, be sure to share what you find with us on Twitter @Viewpoints. :)

Viewpoints Reviewers' Choice award

The Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards recognize exceptional consumer products, as judged by reviewers.

About Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards

The Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards honor those products that positively delight consumers.

The Reviewers’ Choice winners are based solely on the opinions of you, the reviewer. The top awards are ‘Best Overall’ (most popular) and ‘Best Value’ (a bargain). We invite you to check out our list of all 27 best small kitchen appliance winners. You’ll also see the Reviewers’ Choice badge on the pages of award-winning products throughout Viewpoints. Click on the badge (left) for more information about the judging process and why the award is special.

Carol Fowler Carol Fowler (53 Posts)

Carol's background is broadcast journalism, and for nearly two years, she led the content team at Viewpoints. In 2014, Carol co-founded Queue Digital to help news organizations leverage the explosion in mobile to grow a new audience for their awesome content.


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