Ikea: the greatest place to find all of your home goods. It's basically heaven on earth for HGTV fanatics, and most definitely the go-to place for on-a-budget shopping. Whether you're shopping for a new set of dishes, or cooking tools, look no further. I tend to shop all of the must-have deals, so I have compiled a list of the greatest cheap Ikea kitchen essentials that you absolutely need. 

GNARP 3-piece kitchen utensil set - $0.69

This three-piece set includes a spatula, soup spoon, and salad tongs. These utensils are essential for cooking in an apartment and are great to have on hand when you have friends over.

TEKLA dish towel - $0.79

This is an obvious one. Who doesn't need dish towels? And why go spend upwards of $5 or $10 when you can go to Ikea and get a towel for a mere $0.79? Seriously, this deal cannot be beat.

IDEALISK potato press - $6.99

From homemade fries to hashbrowns, this potato press will satisfy all of your cravings. But maybe it isn't the most pressing item (no pun intended). 

KAVALKAD saucepan, set of 3 - $12.99

Saucepans are an absolute necessity. This doesn't need much explaining, because how else were you planning on making ramen? If you hate doing dishes, here are 29 one-pot recipes you can make in your new digs.

DESSERT measuring cups, set of 4 - $3.99

Obviously you need measuring cups, and no need to worry. Ikea has your back with these sturdy measuring cups for only $3.99. Use these babies to make literally anything—everything from chocolate chip muffins to pumpkin spice waffles is within your grasp.

FÖLJSAM oven dish - $2.99

Whether you call it a casserole or a hotdish, you'll most certainly need a glass oven dish. Maybe buy a set of oven mitts as well to be safe.

ÄNDLIG 3-piece knife set - $5.99

You won't find a knife set cheaper than this, but that doesn't mean the quality is cheap too. This set most definitely falls under quality over quantity. If you're new to the kitchen, make sure you read up on how to use knives properly so you don't cut yourself. 

PROPPMÄTT chopping board - $3.99

A perfect match for the knife set, the chopping board is a quality and sturdy product that won't let you down. You can also use this for DIY cheeseboards when your friends visit. 

PRUTA food container, set of 17 - $4.99

Here's another obvious one: food containers. If you attend school or work, then you know what it's like to pack a lunch. You'll love these containers even more than you love your lunch. This set has containers of various sizes, so you really just need the one set to get you through the semester. 

RAJTAN spice jar, 4 pack - $3.99

Whether you use spices, rice, or seasonings, this four-pack of little jars are absolutely adorable. They are super modern, but also reliable.

There you go, the complete, cheap Ikea kitchen can be yours for only $47.40! These products should last you throughout your school years and it won't set you back if you have to buy extras of anything. Where else could you get a full kitchen under $50? That's right, no where.