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    Updated on Jun 18, 2020. Posted on May 26, 2020

    27 Little Problem-Solving Products That Might Just Make Your Kitchen Better

    Oh, and the prices are pretty small, too!

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    1. Keep your fridge shelves clean with these liners.

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    They've got raised bumps on their surfaces to help elevate the food on top of them, ensuring veg and other foods don't sweat and cause leaks. You can remove these liners when they're in need of a wash and either run them under the tap or chuck them in the dishwasher!

    Price: £3.16 for four.

    2. Dry your utensils neatly by the sink without having to worry about them staying wet for ages with this adorable holder (the trunk is drainage, people).

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    This cute (and incredibly well-designed) holder will prevent that annoying lil' puddle that can sometimes gather at the base of your utensil pots. Plus, I mean, just look at it.

    Price: £12.95.

    3. These hob replacement stickers will ensure you'll be able to read the settings on your oven, even if the old markings are worn down.

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    They're made from a translucent plastic, so these stickers 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.

    4. These drain sticks will help to keep your plug holes clear for you.

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    These sticks are packed full of enzymes that break down small deposits of gunk and grease in your drains as they dissolve, leaving behind a fresh smell and clearer plug holes – all you'll have to do is put 'em in and leave them to work their magic!

    Price: £5.00 for 12.

    5. You can hold your iPad or cookbook up while you're following recipes with this useful cushion.

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    The soft material helps to ensure anything you place on here won't slip and slide. It's great for use in the kitchen and in your room when you're trying to watch Netflix hands-free!

    Price: £7.88.

    6. You can make sure the inside of your oven stays sparkling by using these Teflon liners.

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    They can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and you can just remove them and wash them with washing-up liquid when they get a bit grimy.

    Price: £7.99 for two.

    7. Keep your bin liners leak and odour-free by using some of this Bin Buddy powder.

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    Pour some of this powder into your bin, and it'll soak up any liquids that are in there! Its berry scent will improve the smell of your bin too.

    Price: £3.99.

    8. Make sure food doesn't end up down your drains with this pop-up silicone drain protector plug, which is way easier (and much less gross) to clean than the regular metal kinds.

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    It's got a flexible lip for a seamless fit, and it's designed to pop up with a single press for easy emptying and cleaning. This stopper has gotten over 15,238 reviews with a 4.6-star average from customers who love how well it catches everything from hair to food. Because this tool is flexible, you can adjust it to fit deep and shallow drains ~exactly~!

    Price: £9.00.

    9. Keep your compost bin clean the eco-friendly way by using these biodegradable liners.

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    If the inside of your compost bin is looking a little slimy, these biodegradable liners provide an eco-friendly solution! They're made from corn starch, so they'll decompose along with your banana peels.

    Price: £7.99 for 150 bags.

    10. One of these under-the-counter bins will make it easy to clear your surfaces while you're prepping food for cooking.

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    Pop one of these over the top of your cupboards, close the door, and slide any waste you collect while preparing food straight from your countertops and into the bin without the worry of dropping any crumbs on your floor. Genius, right?!

    Price: £3.99 each.

    11. If your fave cup is looking a bit grimy, it might be time to consider buying this powerful stain remover.

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    The powder inside will wear away the stains and marks from buildup without damaging the mug's surface underneath, and it won't leave a bad taste or odour behind either.

    Price: £6.40.

    12. Keep your sink clean after you've used it with this handy tap extender.

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    It's made from durable and rust-resistant chrome, and because the head is designed to add extra pressure to the water that leaves it, you'll be able to properly ~get into~ all those corners of your sink you can never usually reach. This attachment is perfect for washing veg, too!

    Price: £8.99.

    13. Get rid of those annoying scummy bits on top of your cuppa by using one of these drop-in descaler bags in your kettle.

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    You can just drop this descaler bag into your kettle, turn it on, and wait ten minutes for it to work its magic. You'll be able to pour the limescale from your kettle out along with the water once it's done!

    Price: £2.78.

    14. How smart is this space-saving cutlery organiser from Joseph Joseph?!

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    The tilted compartments slope upwards for space efficiency (plus, it'll make removing your knives and forks as easy as can be!). The distinct sections of this nifty lil' thing means your spoons won't get jumbled up with your knives the way they can in other organisers, too.

    Price: £11.99.

    15. Sharper knives are safer and easier to use than dull, blunt blades, so this simple tabletop tool is a seriously smart buy.

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    The PowerGrip suction cup at the base of this sharpener will ensure it doesn't slip and slide around when you're using it! Just attach it to your countertops or table, run your blades through the buffer, and voila – sharper knives in no time.

    Price: £9.99.

    16. If you like the low-effort nature of kitchen roll but hate how high-waste the tissue sheets are, this reusable bamboo roll is ideal.

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    When you're done with this kitchen roll, you can wash each sheet in the washing machine up to 85 times. That means this roll of 20 sheets will see you through about 1,700 convenient cleans!

    Price: £9.98.

    17. Keep your counters free from stains and spills when you're cooking by using this silicone spoon rest.

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    It's capable of holding multiple utensils at once, so you're covered even if you're using more than one cooking tool. The silicone material is dishwasher-safe, too!

    Price: £4.88.

    18. The gap between your countertops and your oven can become a real dust trap. Seal it off with these silicone strips!

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    You can trim these strips to fit the width of your countertops, and because they're heat-resistant up to 230°C, you won't have to worry about them getting burned. The material is waterproof and stain-resistant too – you can wipe these down when those inevitable spills happen!

    Price: £9.99 for two.

    19. These microwave and fridge wipes are a great low-effort way to keep those hard-to-clean appliances gleaming.

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    They're specifically made with fridge and microwave surfaces in mind, so they'll tackle the usual mess that comes with cooking and storing food without affecting the food-friendliness of your surfaces.

    Price: £6.04.

    20. If your tap's spout is in need of some TLC, this descaler tool will make the deep-cleaning process much easier.

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    It's hard to thoroughly clean your taps, because their shape makes it hard to properly submerge the spout in cleaning fluid. This handy tool means you'll be able to submerge your taps in descaler for as long as you like for easy and ~intesive~ cleaning!

    Price: £4.85.

    21. Let's face it, everyone has at least one pan that's covered in burnt-on stains and marks. These clever sponges are an incredibly effective way to get them looking new again!

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    They're flexible, so these sponges are great at removing everything from limescale to burnt-on food and discolouration from a variety of different metal surfaces using only water. The emery layer on the outside clears metal surfaces of build-up, crusted food, stains, and more, while the inner parts are made from a high-density sponge which helps to polish and clean anything it comes into contact with.

    Price: £3.76 for three.

    22. This powerful degreaser has gotten a ton of great reviews for a reason.

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    The concentrated formula can tackle extremely tough stains, and it's got a spray nozzle for direct application! Customers have been blown away by how well this stuff works.

    Price: £1.00.

    23. Keep the nooks and crannies of your kitchen clean with these multipurpose brushes.

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    Whether you want to *finally* get rid of that gunk around your plughole or just need to sort out the space behind your taps, these lil' brushes have got your back. The brush heads include a stiff-bristled rectangular shape for cleaning things like grouting, a very thin, pointed brush for super narrow spaces, and a smaller, flat-top brush for cleaning spots like the rim around your taps.

    Price: £5.79 for two.

    24. These silicone baking mats are completely reusable, and they'll distribute heat really evenly too.

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    These non-stick sheets are a great replacement for regular baking paper, because they're reusable and the silicone material distributes heat more evenly than other products like tinfoil do.

    Price: £12.99 for three.

    25. I'm a huge fan of this tilted measuring jug.

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    This jug displays measurements in millilitres, fluid ounces, and cups on its sides and along a tilted band that faces upwards for easy reading from above. Wave goodbye to crouching down, emptying, and re-filling your jug every time you're a few millilitres over!

    Price: £8.99.

    26. Mince your garlic without the mess by using this stainless steel rocker.

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    Designed to finely chop your garlic rather than just crush it into a pulpy mush, this stainless steel rocker is rust-resistant and easy to clean! Plus, the broad mincing section will cover a large surface area – just run this thing backwards and forwards over your garlic for a fine and easy mince!

    Price: £5.59.

    27. This ice cube tray will transform water into dog-shaped blocks, because honestly? Having boring ice cubes is a bit of a problem.

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    It's made from a flexible silicone material that mean the ice cubes can be effortlessly pushed out once they're fully frozen, and it's easy to wash in the dishwasher or sink too!

    Price: £5.79.

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