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    17 Products To Try If You Love To Cook But Hate To Clean

    Let's face it, we'd all be chefs by now if it wasn't for the washing up.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These easy-wipe hob covers can be trimmed to fit your cooker and because they're easy to remove, they can be washed like a plate when they get a bit grubby.

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    Throw one of these over your burners and your hob surfaces will be protected from oil, water splatters, and crumbs, so you can cook without having to worry about destroying your hob's surface. The sheets are dishwasher safe, which is perfect if you don't feel like wiping them down in the sink.

    Price: £4.60 for four.

    2. We've all got at least one pot that could do with some TLC, and that's exactly what these low-hassle carborundum sponges offer.

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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: £3.46 for three.

    3. These fridge liners will help to prevent that gross puddle forming at the bottom of your fruit and veg when you store them.

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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: £1.95 for four sheets.

    4. If you've got a compost bin, you're probably sick of how hard (and gross) it can be to clean after you empty it. These eco-friendly bin bags biodegrade along with your carrot peels, so they're perfect for keeping your compost bins and your conscience clear!


    They're made from potato starch and come in a handy pack of 30. Each bag can hold over 11 litres of waste, and they're surprisingly strong too!

    Price: £6.00 for 30.

    5. These waste collection baskets clip right over the top of your under-the-counter cupboards to ensure a seamless scrap collection system.

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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: £2.79 each.

    6. This clever chopping board folds up, so you can funnel any food you chop on it into pots, pans, or bowls cleanly and efficiently rather than messily scraping it in from a flat surface.

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    Its surface is covered in a durable, knife-friendly coating, and it's large enough to give you room to chop a wide range of foods too. The comfortable handle tilts upwards for an easy grip, and the board is dishwasher-safe as well (what's not to love?!).

    Price: £18.00.

    7. That awkward space in between your hob and your countertops can be a real food and dust trap. Seal it up without having to whip out a toolbox (or risk your deposit) with this simple silicone strip!

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    It can be trimmed to fit the length of your countertops ~exactly~, and because it's made from oil-resistant and waterproof silicone, it's very easy to clean. The material can withstand temps of up to 230°C, and it'll stay put in any gap you put it in thanks to the narrow grip strip down the middle.

    Price: £8.99 for two 63cm strips.

    8. This lil' scrubbing brush is perfect for cleaning your pans without damaging them.

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    It's got an easy-grip wooden handle and soft-but-firm bristles that are dangerous to dirt but safe for the surfaces of your cooking tools.

    Price: £3.95.

    9. These eco-friendly scourers make cleaning pots and pans easier than it would be with a regular brush.

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    They're made from coconut fibres which scour surfaces without scratching or damaging them!

    Price: £4.75 for two.

    10. It's a lot easier to keep on top of annoying little spills and stains if you've always got something absorbent to hand. This bamboo kitchen roll is as convenient and effective as the normal kind with the added bonus of being completely reusable!

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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: £9.51 for 20 sheets.

    11. Washing your sink every time you do your dishes is a much better alternative to waiting until it gets gross enough to scrub it down, which is why this handy extender is so smart.

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    It's got a 360° range of motion so you'll be able to reach all the corners of your sink. Just pull it down when you want to use it, and when you don't, push it back up – your tap will work like it normally does!

    Price: £8.99.

    12. This crumb-catching bread board is a great way to ensure your counters stay crumb-free when you're slicing bread.

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    The slats on the top of this highly-reviewed wooden board allows crumbs to fall through to the tray underneath, so your countertops will be protected from crumbs while you're slicing bread. Customers say it's sturdy and keeps their surfaces really clean!

    Price: £11.50.

    13. If you love growing your own food but hate the mess it sometimes comes with, this jute bag is perfect. It's lined with leak-proof plastic that prevents soil and liquid alike from leaving the bag!

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    It's got everything you'll need to start growing your own cherry tomatoes indoors, including tomato seeds, soil that expands to fill the bag when you add water to it, and (of course) a leak-proof bag.

    Price: £6.99.

    14. If you've ever cleaned your oven, you'll probably want to delay doing it again for as long as possible. These Teflon-coated oven liners are a great way to protect the base and shelves in there!

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    The Teflon-coated sheets can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C, and they can be trimmed as well for an exact fit. When they get a bit icky, pop them in the dishwasher or clean them by hand in the sink!

    Price: £7.49 for two.

    15. If you're finding your new baking addiction can be a little messy, this non-stick pastry mat will help to keep your countertops clean while improving your bakes.

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    It's got markers that show you the dimensions of the dough you're rolling, and the circles make it easier to form perfectly round shapes. The material is flexible and easy to wash, so you can just roll it up and funnel the crumbs and dough into the bin. Its surface is non-stick and non-slip for minimal mess too!

    Price: £11.99.

    16. This heart-shaped spoon rest is 1) adorable and 2) the perfect place to store your wooden spoon while you're cooking without leaving any spills behind.

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    They're handmade in the UK, so each heart is as unique as it is useful.

    Price: £8.95 each.

    17. Good organisation is a great way to keep your kitchen clean without having to scrub it, and these personalised caddies are a great storage solution.


    You can get these organisation caddies in three different sizes – small, medium, and large – and they come with any text you like. They'll help to reduce clutter and free up some counter space in your kitchen in no time!

    Price: £3.99 for a small box.