33 Things That'll Deep Clean Your Kitchen Like You Never Thought Was Possible
Soap dispensing brushes, foaming cleansers, wipes, and polishes to leave your kitchen sparkling clean.
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1. A soap dispensing brush that might just make you want to clean your dishes — it looks kinda fun, doesn't it?
Promising review: "I'm loving this little brush. I had purchased another dish brush a while back from the grocery store and the bristles were so stiff that it often splattered soap everywhere. This one isn't like that. The bristles are stiff, but soft enough that they tend to cling to what you're brushing, so they don't cause that splatter effect. I also like that you can open the whole thing up by taking its top off to refill it, giving you plenty of room to pour in the dish soap. The ability to easily remove and replace the brush is another very handy feature. Both are easy to do and it's well made, so they're not likely to come open or undone unexpectedly." —Elliria
Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
2. A set of Scrub Daddy sponges that'll stay firm in cold water (good for stuck-on grime) and soft in warm water for easy-to-clean items — they won't scratch your surfaces and can be popped into the top rack of the dishwasher for cleaning. No wonder why they're permanently smiling.
Promising review: "I don't have a dishwasher and have used so many products full of promise. THIS however, cleans better than anything I've ever used. Goes from scrubbing glass to pans with ease. Gets to the grease, lipstick, baked on junk, all of it and so easy, no elbow grease required. Does not scratch and rinses clean without much effort. I'm a customer for life! For those comments about it falling apart, I've used the pictured sponge (above) for three weeks and it's still going strong." —Denice
Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99.
Check out our full review of the Scrub Daddy sponge here.
3. Dishwasher cleaning tablets to banish any residue lurking in the bottom of your machine — because, ew, we don't want that anywhere near the plates we eat off.
Promising review: "Worked very well! We’ve lived in our home a while, and small remedies haven’t done much to help clean the dishwasher. I finally decided to give a cleaner a try, and this one worked exceptionally well. The pics above are after one use of two packs (as per instructions for a particularly dirty washer). I'll definitely be getting more when I run out to help maintain a cleaner dishwasher!" —chocobeanie
Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.
4. A pack of oven liners that'll protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing and let you continue pretending you're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free. Added bonus? You hopefully won't have to deep clean your oven as often.
Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.
5. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to have your antiques, cabinets, and tables gleaming like you just had them delivered for the first time.
Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris
Get it from Amazon for $8.98.
6. A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner that'll scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes.
Look at that foam go!
Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS
Get it from Amazon for $3.98
7. A stainless-steel cleaner to make your appliances so shiny you won't be able to stop staring at your own reflection in them (spoiler: you look GOOD!).
This plant-based cleaner will remove streaks, smudges, and fingerprints from all stainless steel surfaces — sounds very therapeutic to me!
Promising review: "THIS Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner is AMAZING. New dishwasher and and a hungry dog are NOT compatible! Our small dog, 12 pounds, had a habit of stretching up her front paws and scratching her nails on the dishwasher while her food was prepared. Not even days had gone by and the new dishwasher had little thin claw scratches all down the front. I had stopped her by placing a footstool to block her, but other family members had not, despite my instructions. I tried several cleaners and had resigned to having a scratched appliance. But ONE try with the Therapy cleaner — yes, a *miracle*. The scratches cannot be seen at all — polished right out of sight. The dishwasher looks even better than when fresh out of the box — it is gleaming. I eagerly shared the success with my kitchen remodeler, who installs many appliances, and I hope others can restore their stainless products. Try it!" —L. Peterson
Get it from Amazon for $16.95.
8. A ceramic-cooktop cleaning kit that'll keep your stove looking brand-new. Burnt-on grease? I don't know her.
Promising review: "We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stovetop for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. My mom recommended this product to me and she uses it faithfully. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $18.27.
9. A 24-pack of microfiber cleaning cloths, so you'll forever be ready to fight the good fight against dirt and grime.
You can NEVER have too many good microfiber cloths, amiright?
Promising review: "I needed a replacement for my kitchen rags/towels that were wearing out. I had read about the microfiber material and its absorbency. These have worked out very well. I use them in the kitchen and for cleaning jobs everywhere including the bathroom. I use the white ones for the bathroom and other cleaning jobs, and the colored ones for the kitchen. They work incredibly well and when they start to wear out they are cheap enough that I just throw them away and get a new one. This is a good product at an inexpensive price." —Henry Guinn
Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in packs of 24, 48, and 144).
10. Granite cleaner that'll leave your counters feeling smooth as a baby's bottom, even after the messiest of meal preps.
Every night before she goes to sleep my mom runs her hand along her granite counters. If they don't pass the test, she breaks out these wipes and goes to town making sure there is no leftover residue from whatever was cooked that day. This product is legit.
Promising review: "These wipes work great! Gets rid of grime and leaves a nice shine. I wouldn’t use any other brand now. Additionally, the wipes don’t fall apart." —Donna Newton
Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.97.
11. A plant-based walnut scrubber sponge you can use to properly clean dirty dishes, counters, and more without having to fret about harmful toxins.
12. A 10-pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, so all you'll have to do is add water then start attacking all the dirty surfaces in your home to see some major results.
Sing it with meeee: 🎶 Mr Clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in itttttt 🎶.
Promising review: "For years I have heard about the Magic Eraser. From friends and family, even co-workers. Not sure what took me so long to try it out, but when I did, all I can say is 'WOW!!!' I had embedded stains from makeup and who knows what on the bathroom sink (which I scrubbed with baking soda, even softscrub with bleach, and the stains didn't come all the way out). ONE TRY with the Magic Eraser and BAM! Stains gone. Then I decided to try it on the black toaster oven, where I accidentally left a loaf of bread and the plastic melted into the top. I washed it, rubbed it and used everything I could think of, but that thin layer of plastic wouldn't budge. In comes the Magic Eraser and it came off right away. No kidding. The name says it all, because this stuff is truly magic!" —GDB
Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.98.
13. Washable microfiber mop pads you can use with your Swiffer WetJet and finally stop spending so much money on disposable options.
One pad can last up to 100 washes and works on pretty much any surface, from wood to tile to stone.
Promising review: "I wanted to reduce waste with disposable pads and I was pleasantly surprised by these. This photo [on the right] was AFTER I cleaned the floor with the disposable pad! I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner then the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.
14. A sink cleaner to help you bring an array of surfaces back to prime condition — might I suggest starting with your neglected kitchen sink?
It also creates a shiny, water-repellent surface that water will just bead off.
Promising review: "I've been looking for a cleaning product that would remove the stains from my acrylic sink without damaging the surface. I FOUND IT!! This product is unbelievable. Yes, it does require an investment of time and elbow grease, but the results were amazing. It removed stains that had been in my white acrylic sink for quite some time and left the surface squeaky clean, smooth and shiny, without a scratch. If you have an acrylic sink, this is the product for you. I HIGHLY recommend it!! I'm going to try it on my mother's enamel sink next, and definitely intend to buy Hope's Perfect Sink again. It DOES live up to its name!!" —Beckett
Get it from Amazon for $5.90.
15. An all-purpose cleaner featuring the scents of frankincense and myrrh that are said to be grounding and clearing. Why not bring all the good vibes you can into your home?
Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business in Philadelphia that makes an array of plant-based cleaning products. The product itself is very soapy, so be sure to dilute it properly before going to town on all of your surfaces.
Get it it from Good Vibes for $10.
16. Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Polish that'll bring any kitchen surface (or product!) back to its original form — a clean one.
Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight-up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee- and tea-staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can, it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless-steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, Corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson
Get it from Amazon for $7.39.
17. A deep cleaning brush set, essential for helping you get the grime out of your kitchen tile grout and other hard to reach spaces.
Promising review: "I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these brushes! I usually used tooth brushes to help me get a good clean in small areas, but I found myself really having to scrub with them which did damage to the brushes. And when that happened, the brushes were then no good to me. I was moving out of my old house and had to get it cleaned to military specs as it was base housing, and I needed something to really help me get it cleaned. I found these brushes and thought those might help me with the grouted areas, so for $6 I thought it couldn't hurt. As soon as I started using them, I just couldn't stop! I used them for grout, corners, cabinets, hard to reach places around my kitchen/bathroom faucets, around the base of my toilets, the inside of my windows, you name it and I cleaned it with them! I have already recommended them to everyone I know and will continue to do so. These are one of my new favorite cleaning tools. I LOVE them, and cannot praise them enough!!" —Katelynn C.
Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).
18. Rubbermaid's power scrubbing brush, for when you want to give your grout an all-inclusive spa treatment and bring it back to its squeaky-clean glory without straining yourself.
Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda-and-water solution to alchemical proportions. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TL;DR: This this is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $19.62.
To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out our full Rubbermaid Power Scrubber review.
19. Durable all-purpose wipes that'll help you clean a plethora of things in your kitchen and, honestly, in your entire home. The best part? They're filled with vitamin E so you won't be left with dry, cracked hands.
Note that while these are great for messes and stains, they don't disinfect.
Promising review: "These towels are awesome for so many things. They are large and very sturdy, so they work well for household cleaning. The real benefit for me, though, is having a wipe that works for things like the grill, the oven, the dashboard of my car, muddy shoes, chairs and umbrellas that go to soccer games and practices, and lawn furniture. I frequently wipe something down, rinse the towel, and wipe again. The wipes are heavy enough to go through three to four rinses and wipes and still hold up. The smell is mild and doesn't linger on my hands or what I've wiped down. I use these almost daily, so the 90-count canister lasts about three months and the last towel is never dried out when I get to it. The lid closes securely, yet is easy to open and the towels dispense easily through the opening without getting bunched up. Because the canister is heavier than most, and the lid fits well, it's easy to throw one of these in the trunk or cargo area, and I don't worry about it leaking. The canister (minus the lid) is recyclable when the towels are gone — an added bonus." —COMom
Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.94.
20. A septic-safe, all-purpose cleaner you can count on to be the Jack to your Sally, the Bonnie to your Clyde, the Chewbacca to your Han Solo... you get the point. It'll be there for you throughout all of your cleaning endeavors.
This all-purpose cleaning solution can be used as a de-greaser and deodorizer on pretty much anything you own! Seriously, it can be used to clean carpets, clothing, stainless steel, floors, walls, and more. This fabulous product comes from a Black woman-owned small business run out of Florida — they create vegan, pet-safe, cruelty-free products and also donate a portion of sales to various charities.
Promising review: "I am a repeat customer and I wanted to try this new product. OMG, so glad I did. I used it to mop my tile floors — it cleans so well and smells AMAZING. The scent lingers and you just feel so good while cleaning (who the heck enjoys cleaning?). I'm obsessed with this company." —Diane T.
Get it from Sivi Tidy for $12+ (available in 16 or 32 oz and three scents).
21. A slim stick vacuum that'll fit under your cabinets and your kitchen table with ease — you can even use the handheld detachment to suck up crumbs and residue left on your counters.
When they're not letting the robot vacuum handle things, you can find my parents scurrying around the house with this Tineco vacuum. It's very lightweight, easy to maneuver, and does exactly what it's supposed to! My mom loves that it has a button to empty the dust bin right over the garbage can.
Promising review: "I vacuumed the day after I had a professional housekeeping service come into my home and LOOK at the stuff this thing picked up! I only did downstairs, too. I am shocked. I did NOT expect this kind of performance. It looks hi-tech but is easy to use. Batteries give you about 30 minutes apiece, which is a little better than what they advertised. Tiny crumbs on my wood floors are easily picked up and it pivots like nothing I've ever used before. In comparison to my Shark, it is extremely lightweight and oh what a difference a cordless unit makes!!! No more bending over to get the pesky cord out of the way. I RARELY write reviews but this vacuum is fabulous!" —G. Sheppard
Get it from Amazon for $259.99.
22. A fridge deodorizer to banish that stale smell the fridge you inherited when you moved in has always had — we're feeling (and smelling) fresh from here on out!
This deodorizer lasts up to six months, and also helps keep produce fresher for longer. The company claims it's six times more effective than baking soda — a ton of reviewers mentioned they'd tried the baking soda method and failed, but that this worked like a charm!
Promising review: "OMG THIS THING ACTUALLY WORKS!!! I moved into my new apartment two months ago. When I first moved in I opened the freezer and fridge to sanitize since I have no idea if the previous tenants did, and boy oh boy when I opened it up... I got smacked in the face with the smell of old moldy food! I bleached it and decided to wait a day. Tried again the next day and the smell was still there. I bought some baking soda and put it in the fridge thinking it would solve it. Welp, it DIDN’T! Tried charcoal, tried taking bits apart and deep cleaning them and nothing worked. I got the two-pack and as soon as they came this morning I placed one in the fridge and one in my freezer. In an hour I noticed a difference. Went out to run some errands and when I got back home tonight I opened the fridge and noticed I couldn’t smell anything coming from it!" —Zoraida Gunter
Get it from Amazon for $10.99.
23. A bottle of Goo Gone that'll help you remove that mysterious sticky substance (is it dried barbecue sauce or soap residue?) that always seems to show up on your kitchen counters.
People also swear by this for removing annoying stickers from new products, too!
Promising review: "I have been using Goo Gone since it was first introduced and every year I find new uses for it. I keep a large bottle in the garage for cleaning tools and removing adhesives, and nothing works better. I've only recently started using it as an all-purpose kitchen cleaner, and it has taken over most of my kitchen and bathroom jobs. Newest use — quickly and easily cuts through the soapy residue left behind in the bathroom sink and shower." —24karats
Get it from Amazon for $6.87.
24. A watermark remover cloth to remove the rings your S.O. swears up and down that they didn't make on the kitchen table. SHOW US THE COASTER YOU USED THEN, STEVE!
Cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome.
Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik
Get it from Amazon for $4.99.
25. A natural oven scrub cleaner you can rely on to remove any grease or leftover sauces from inside your most-used appliance. You're welcome.
This comes with the jar of oven scrub as well as a professional-grade metallic scrubber. You can use this to clean your enamel oven, racks, the oven door's interior glass panel. Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut that sells 100% natural cleaning products and microfiber cloths.
Promising review: "I am in absolute shock over how well this works. I really wish I took a before picture. WOW! My oven door window had grime on it for years that i couldn't get off from the previous owners so I'm estimating it's been like that for 4+ years. Nothing helped to cut through it and finally this oven cleaner made it look brand new. Still in shock!! Would highly recommend. Also, the smell of the product is sooo delightful." —Vanessa
26. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner that'll replicate the same way *your* mom angrily cleans the house in a fury when they're upset. This lil' lady will release steam to make cleaning your microwave a snap.
Promising review: "This little device is great. Super simple. Fill to the lines with vinegar and water, nuke for seven minutes, let sit for two minutes, then wipe clean. My embarrassingly super gross microwave wiped completely clean with a couple paper towels. Highly recommend." —UglyPetty
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).
27. A gap-cleaning brush, so you can *finally* tackle that irritating space in between your stove and the counter that's somehow filled with Everything Bagel seasoning.
Promising review: "I didn't have any high expectations for these brushes, but I have kind of come to love them. I keep one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen. They are surprisingly sturdy and comfortable to hold. The flat edge is perfect for cleaning in the window tracks and the brush is tough enough to allow for major scrubbing if necessary." —QueenDominga
Get it from Amazon for $4.97.
28. Stove counter gap covers that'll prevent those tiny crumbs from escaping into your kitchen crevices — for whatever reason, those truly are the hardest to clean out!
These are heat-resistant up to 446 degrees F and wipe clean.
Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne
Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).
29. A set of single cup brewer cleaning pods for anyone who simply can't function unless they've powered their way through multiple K-Cups before 12 p.m. — this lil' trick will make sure your coffee always tastes fresh.
Promising review: "Okay, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didn't know how gross our Keurig was until today. The big Mason jar on the left (above) is when I actually ran the cleaner through plus one rinse cycle. The middle one is another rinse cycle and the last one, on the right, is the last one I did. So yes, I would suggest running two or three rinse cycles instead of the recommended 1. But it's still an awesome product for the price! —Mads0421
Get a set of six from Amazon for $9.95.
30. A descaling solution that'll break down all of the limescale buildup inside your electric kettle or coffee maker. Surprise! They get grime-y inside and you should probably have cleaned yours by now.
Promising review: "I had never even thought of descaling my 2-year-old Keurig before Amazon suggested it, but this stuff was cheap, I knew I was supposed to descale regularly, and I knew this kind of descaler wouldn't be as hard to rinse out as the smell of vinegar.
I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the next morning it took much less time for the water to heat up and my coffee tasted twice as strong and rich as it did before descaling, which means the brewing temperature is higher now that the heating element isn't caked with mineral deposits. Now I feel a little silly for drinking mediocre coffee for so long." —Lenore
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.99.
31. A clog remover to cut through food scraps and whatever other gunk that seemingly piles up in the depths of your kitchen sink.
Promising review: "I had two drains in the house that were making the 'glug glug' noise when they drained. One in the bathroom sink where I shave, the other in the kitchen sink. Neither was blocked, but the noise indicated they were getting close. I'd tried to snake the kitchen sink myself, then had a professional do it. They said they couldn't get it through an elbow to get to where the partial blockage was. So, while they didn't charge me for it I was still stuck with 'glug glug' when the dishwasher drained or we used the kitchen sink.
Green Gobbler down both drains and left overnight eliminated the 'glug glug.' I'm satisfied with the results. Much easier than snaking, and apparently more effective." —M
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
32. Dishwasher detergent pods featuring a lemon scent so you'll actually be delighted when you open the door after a rinse cycle instead — no one enjoys inhaling that hot, soapy air do they? This will also leave your glasses sparkling and your plates free from caked-on food debris.
Dropps is a small business based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that creates cleaning products made of natural ingredients.
Get 64 pods from Dropps for $25+ (also available in packs of 120 and 180 and unscented).
33. An all-in-one vacuum and mop that'll leave your entire home fresh 'n' clean without you having to lift a finger — no more breaking your back while trying to clean your kitchen floor back to perfection.
My parents bit the bullet and brought a robo-vac into their home. They were hesitant about the new tech, but after giving it a go and seeing how thorough this lil' machine was they were over the moon. My mom especially loves how it has the ability to not only vacuum, but mop the entire house as well. It's magical.
Promising review: "Pricey but well worth it. My husband uses a push-style broom on our hardwood floors about four times a week. He tries hard but I felt like my feet were always picking up dirt. This little guy did about 2,000 square feet of our home in no time with battery to spare. My floors feel cleaner then ever. Still clean today. Thought we would need to run the bot every day but I’m thinking every other day will be plenty. Use the app!!! We did our research and we are incredibly impressed with this robot. We also used on suction only and normal power. No need for Max." —Heather L Stahl
Get it from Amazon for $349.99.