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    22 Little Problem-Solving Products That Might Make Your Old Kitchen Better

    Here's to all of us with ancient ovens!

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    1. This Oven Brite cleaning kit will bring your grimiest kitchen appliance back to its former glory.

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    Place your racks into the large bag included in the pack and then pour up to three-quarters of the cleaning fluid into it. After that, you can wipe your oven down with the remainder of the liquid! Leave it to work its magic for about four hours – you'll be able to wipe away the dissolved grease and grime without the need for scrubbing. FYI, the solution is very strong, so be sure to wear the gloves that this set comes with whenever you come into contact with it.

    Price: £9.97.

    2. These sound-absorbing dots will help to muffle the loud banging noise that old drawers love to make when you're grabbing a spoon for your 2am snack.

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    They're incredibly easy to apply – simply peel the protective paper from their backs before placing them behind your drawers or cupboard doors.

    Price: £6.99 for 50.

    3. If your oven is a freestanding unit rather than an integrated, eye-level cooker, chances are that you've burned your arm while reaching down to remove a baking tray. These simple silicone shields will prevent that from happening!

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    Simply place them over the edge of your oven racks and you're done! They can withstand temperatures of up to 240°C, and they're completely dishwasher-safe too (BRB, just ordering these immediately).

    Price: £4.59 for two.

    4. It can be really hard to find a place to store tea towels in older kitchens, but don't worry – these self-adhesive hooks are here to help!

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    These no-fuss hooks are made from rust-resistant stainless steel. Reviewers have been wowed by how easy they are to apply and how long they last after installation!

    Price: £10.59 for four.

    5. If you don't have a two-compartment bin, these highly-rated recycling bags make for a great alternative. They'll sort your glass, paper, and cardboard!

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    They're made from a durable plastic material that won't leak or lose its shape easily. Customers love how large and long-lasting these bad boys are!

    Price: £6.50 for three.

    6. Your ancient fridge has probably absorbed a lot of smells over time, so it might be worth your while to invest in these specially-designed deodorisers.

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    They work by absorbing foul smells via holes which lead to an odour-eliminating centre. Some users have found that they totally transform the smell of their fridge!

    Price: £5.67 for two.

    7. Home cooks will seriously appreciate this extra-powerful hob cleaner.

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    Apply it to your hob in circular motions, and then wipe it away with a wet cloth before polishing the surface. Not only will this product get rid of persistent stains and burnt-on crusts, it'll create a protective shield against future damage too!

    Price: £4.49.

    8. Make sure you can actually see what you're doing during food prep by placing this strip light above your countertops.

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    Attach the tape-covered strip to the area above your work surfaces, and then plug it in for an effective and subtle result. Folks are really happy with its easy-to-reach switch and low-effort installation!

    Price: £11.99 for 3m.

    9. Okay, so you might not have a dishwasher, but you can nab this clever drying rack. It rolls up when it's not in use for easy storage!

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    Place it over your sink to ensure water runs down your plughole rather than onto your kitchen surfaces (goodbye, watery draining boards). It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel and flexible silicone, so it'll be really easy to keep this genius drainer clean!

    Price: £16.98.

    10. This over-the-tap caddy is ideal if your sink space is at a premium.

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    It'll drain your wet sponges and soaps into your sink rather than onto your windowsill or countertops, saving room and reducing mess.

    Price: £3.43.

    11. Old kitchens are often filled with wooden surfaces. This low-effort polishing spray will help to bring their lustre back!

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    Simply apply it to your wooden surfaces, buff it in while it's still wet, and you're done! The formula contains no (potentially damaging) silicones, and it'll create a protective layer against grime and stains as well.

    Price: £4.50.

    12. Make the most out of your limited drawer space by using this cutlery organiser.

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    It'll use about a third of the space of a regular cutlery drawer insert, and its separate compartments mean you won't have to worry about your spoons getting jumbled up with your forks.

    Price: £14.99.

    13. Sparkling chrome and glass surfaces make even the oldest kitchens look that little bit more modern. These microfibre cloths will help you to keep them shining on an everyday basis!

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    They'll clean and polish smooth surfaces like glass, chrome, and stainless steel, and they're fab for dusting too. The soft fabric will distribute pressure really evenly, so you won't have to worry about streaks!

    Price: £8.28 for ten.

    14. You know that hard-to-reach corner of your cupboard where rarely-used food goes to die? Well, this rotating lazy Susan organiser is here to make that space usable again.

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    This genius storage unit is perfect if you're sick of having to remove all your jars to reach that *one* spice in the back of your cupboard.

    Price: £8.99.

    15. This handy extender will add extra functionality to your taps.

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    It's made from durable and rust-resistant chrome, and you'll be able to properly ~get into~ all those corners of your sink you can never usually reach. It's perfect for washing veg, too!

    Price: £7.49.

    16. Make the worn-down symbols on your oven legible again by snapping up these transparent stickers.

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    Their see-through material won't disrupt the colour scheme of your cooker! They're extra-strong, too – in fact, these bad boys are designed to withstand being cleaned over.

    Price: £4.75.

    17. Look, we've all got that one piece of cookware that's in need of some serious TLC. This Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder will totally transform your pots, pans, and baking trays, along with other parts of your kitchen!

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    Not only is it super effective, this powder is incredibly easy to use too – just place it onto any affected surfaces, from ceramics to metals and glass, and scrub until the stains have gone. It's ideal for tackling your hob, oven, baking tins, and so much more!

    Price: £2.50.

    18. Organise the poorly-designed cupboard under your sink with this adjustable shelving unit.

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    You can move, reorder, and remove its shelf sections to fit around the pipe under your sink! Its wipe-clean material is really simple to maintain, and its two-tier frame will make your hardest-to-use cupboard way more organised.

    Price: £16.26.

    19. This descaler ball will prevent that Dreaded Crust from building up in your kettle. Just drop it in and continue using your appliance as normal!

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    Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. You'll be able to remove and rinse it quickly and easily whenever you need to!

    Price: £2.05.

    20. Drains no longer working at their best? These grime-busting sticks might just help water flow through them a little better.

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    They're packed full of enzymes that break down the gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve. All you'll have to do is put 'em in and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    21. The Pink Stuff paste is a cult-status product for a reason – it'll clean everything from metal to tiles, so you can wave goodbye to that annoying rust at the base of your taps.

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    This paste is made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching up whatever's underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, draining boards, and more!)

    Price: £3.40.

    22. This clever mat can be used to protect your sink or draining board, so you won't have to worry about water stains and scratches.

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    It's got a non-slip base, and the gaps in its pebble design let water run off from your dishes and cutlery while they're in the sink (so you can keep your draining board sparkling). Wipe this mat with a damp cloth whenever it gets grubby!

    Price: £15.99.

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