All of Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Equipment Recommendations
These 70-plus recommendations deliver great results without you having to spend a lot on them.
Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

For every single equipment review, we on the ATK Reviews team spend weeks (and often months) researching and testing products to ultimately decide on what the best Dutch oven or charcoal grill is. Sometimes, our favorite is a bit, well, pricey—and not affordable for everyone. Which is why we also name Best Buys: equipment that still works great and costs considerably less than the overall winner.

We  rounded up all of our Best Buy equipment recommendations, including our budget-friendly top picks as well. We also linked to the full reviews on our site and listed the prices we paid at the time of testing. (Note: since prices fluctuate on Amazon, they’re likely to be currently different than what we paid for them.)

Pots, Pans & Dishes

Cast iron skillet
Ceramic skillet
Grill pan
Roasting pan
Small Dutch oven


Air fryer
Electric kettle
Crock Pot 8-Quart Express Crock XL Pressure Cooker
KitchenAid stand mixer
Fissler pressure cooker


Brad lame
Pie carrier
springform pan
offset spatula
Sheet pan

Tools & Utensils

Can opener
OXO Good Grips Silicone Jar Spatula
tortilla warmer


carbon steel knife
chef knife
honing knife
santoku knife
serrated bread knife


charcoal grill
chimney starter
grill brush
grill tongs


Coffee maker
burr grinder
french press
blade grinder


kitchen scale
yeti cooler
salt box
pot holder
dish rack