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1.A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell that's been manifesting in your old dishwasher for who even knows how long now.
2.A popular pan shelf to instantly organize all those old cabinets that are basically just an unhelpful void of space you keep shoving things into and hoping they don't fall back out on your feet.
3.A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk in your ancient sink in one go.
4.A handy fridge deodorizer to finally get rid of that slightly ~off~ smell your fridge has had since the day you inherited it, no matter how many times you went to clown town cleaning it out.
5.A heavy duty grout cleaner you only need to let sit for 10 minutes before you can slide the dirt and grime off all those sneaky crevices of your old kitchen tiles.
6.A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleansing liquid and scouring cloth to quickly take care of even long-term, caked-on stains on everything from steel appliances to pans to stove tops to sinks — *without* scratching surfaces.
7.Or a glass and ceramic cookware cleanup kit that comes with heavy-duty scrubber, a razor blade, *and* a cleaner specifically designed to get at those caked-on stains, so you'll finally know what your stove was supposed to look like all along.
8.A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger appliances, so you can finally use your electric kettle, toaster, *and* air fryer at the same time without having to fight for the only two outlets in your kitchen.
9.A small kitchen cart to help with all the spillover appliances you might not have room on your counter for, particularly if your kitchen doesn't have a dishwasher and your drying rack is taking up a ton of space.
10.A set of discreet, dimmable strip lights so you can actually, uh, see the knife you're using to chop veggies — as cute as old kitchens can be, the lack of overhead lighting in some of them is no joke.
11.A collapsible drying rack for your kitchen sink that's perfect for anyone who doesn't have a dishwasher, or anyone whose old kitchen doesn't have room to spare — not only will this dry dishes, but it's heat-resistant, so you can pop hot pots and pans on it while you're cooking as well.
12.Or an adjustable over-the-sink drying rack for those of us who have more than a few dishes to take care of, and might want some extra sneaky storage on the side.
13.A bottle of wood polish that will make your all your scuffed-up cabinets and hardwood floors look brand spanking new, even if you're pretty sure the damage is older than you are.
14.A fume-free oven cleaner that will loosen up all those ancient pizza roll stains left by you and every past tenant overnight. Bonus: it's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it.
15.A rechargeable electric lighter for those of us whose pilot lights are not so trustworthy in our gas stoves anymore — this is a much safer option than matches, and way more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than getting long-stemmed gas lighters.
16.A silicone ice mold so you'll stop having ice cube-related FOMO anytime you see a friend with one built into their fridge. This one pops out ice cubes efficiently and quietly, *and* comes with a lid to prevent spilling and make it easier to store in your freezer.
17.A faucet caddy, because there's no way in heck you're going to risk your already grime-prone older counters by propping a sponge holder there — if there's even space on your counters to begin with.
18.A bottle of Goo Gone for banishing all the soap residue and the mysterious gooey, sticky, tough-to-scrub stains that you just got so used to seeing that you can't remember a time they weren't there.
20.Plus a tube of door grease you can use to minimize the unholy SQUAWKKK that alerts every single person in the house whenever you're trying to grab some Cheetos from the cabinet.
21.An air fryer that will heat up instantly and reliably for small batches of things you don't want to wrangle with your old oven to make — particularly if yours, like mine, for some reason doesn't have any temperatures on the dial. (Big sigh.)
22.An odor-eliminating candle, because YIKES do cooking smells and smoke have a way of lingering in older kitchens. If you make bacon for breakfast you're eating it in the air for the rest of the week.
23.A moth trap for your old pantry, so you never again have to wage war with them for the sake of your hard-earned Ritz crackers.
24.A set of two towel hooks you can easily install yourself in outdated kitchens that never got the convenience memo.
25.An air-tight pantry-organizing container set so you can make the most of the cramped space in your out-of-date cabinets without cereal boxes constantly falling on your head (curse you, Tony the Tiger).
26.A waterproof under-the-sink kitchen mat designed to catch leaky water from pipes with its raised sides and water-trapping grooves, so you don't have to worry about your old kitchen plumbing wrecking your cabinets.
27.A magnetized grabber to help you rescue lost cutlery in between those weird crusty gaps between your oven and counter and fridge that go straight to the floor (RIP, half of my knives).
You navigating your old kitchen like a pro:
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