Nifty kitchen gadgets for under £20

1. Egg Topper, John Lewis: £4.50

Egg Topper, John Lewis: £4.50

We’ve got it cracked! It’s eggs-actly what you’re looking for! Insert egg-based pun here! Yes, you can say goodbye to fragmented-shell misery with this egg topper from John Lewis. It will cleanly remove the lid from your breakfast egg, leaving it ready to eat.

2. Prepara Herb Saver, Amazon: £19.99

Prepara Herb Saver, Amazon: £19.99

The Prepara herb saver can keep your herbs fresh, prolonging their life for up to three weeks. An attractive clear cabinet means it looks great too, bringing a bit of greenery to your kitchen.

3. Allessi Lilliput Salt & Pepper, Richmond Cookshop: £20

Allessi Lilliput Salt & Pepper, Richmond Cookshops: £20

These quirky cruets designed by Stefano Giovannoni have magnets in their feet, so they can be fixed firmly to either their metal base or pole.

4. Typhoon Teardrop Duo Drizzler, Captain Cooks: £13.99

Typhoon Teardrop Duo Drizzler, Captain Cooks: £13.99

Holding 250ml on the outside and 30ml on the inside, this double drizzler can be used for oil, vinegar or anything else you’d like to put in it. Perfect for salads now the summer’s here.

5. Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser, The Kitchen Gift Co: £7.95

Yellow Submarine Tea Infuser, The Kitchen Gift Co: £7.95

In the town, where I was born, lived a ma-a-aaan, who went to tea… Celebrate the Fab Four with this adorable novelty tea infuser. Just fill with your preferred leaves and dangle in hot water for the perfect cuppa.

6. Milk Frother, Twinings: £11

Milk Frother, Twinings: £11

Why shell out for expensive coffee shop cappuccinos when you can make your own at home? This frother will make delicious foamy milk for an indulgent coffee or hot chocolate.

7. Joseph Joseph Smasher, John Lewis: £10.80

Joseph Joseph Smasher, John Lewis: £10.80

Mashed potatoes are brilliant. With a dash of butter or cream they can brighten up any Sunday roast, and while making them you get a full upper body workout into the bargain! But if that all seems like a bit too much hard work, investing in the Smasher will lighten the load. It has a mechanism to trap the potato in place while the pump action plate takes the effort out of mashing.

8. Onion Saver, Marks and Spencer: £3.50

Onion Saver, Marks and Spencer: £3.50

For when a whole onion is just too much, there’s the M&S onion saver. It will keep your leftover half-onion fresher for longer and stop your fridge filling with tear-jerking odours.

9. Citrus spray, Selfridges: £15.95 (for set of 2)

Citrus spray, Selfridges: £15.95 (for set of 2)

This one may be my favourite. Screw this spray device into a lemon, lime or orange and get instant, fresh juice! Spray it on your salad, over fish dishes, into your recipes: wherever you like. Very nifty.

10. Pineapple Slicer and Wedger, Captain Cooks: £5.99

Pineapple Slicer and Wedger, Captain Cooks: £5.99

This is one of those gadgets you come across and think “Why was I not informed?” Such a simple idea, the pineapple slicer feels like it should have been a kitchen staple years ago. The manufacturer claims it can peel, core and slice a pineapple in just 30 seconds – and as a bonus, the empty pineapple shell is perfect for serving exotic cocktails!