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    Updated on Oct 5, 2019. Posted on Oct 5, 2019

    If You Love Cooking But Hate Cleaning, You Probably Need These 24 Kitchen Products

    A pour-over coffee maker, a pair of silicone oven mitts, a non-stick cookware set, and 22 other kitchen products that practically clean themselves.

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    1. A bamboo cutting board with color-coded mats for different types of food, so you won't have to deal with cross contamination.

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    You can store the flexible mats inside the bamboo board when they're not in use!

    Promising review: "This cutting board has changed my life. Cleaning my cutting board used to stress me out, because I knew no matter what I did, the germs were still lingering in the wood or bamboo (depending on the board). But those troubles are over with this set. All I have to do is clean the mat (well, I also wipe off the surface of the board real quick just to be safe, but I doubt it's necessary unless you've got meat juice spilling everywhere). This gem also eliminates the need for multiple cutting boards and therefore saves space. The board itself is study and solid. I just really, really love this cutting board." —Cat Hleen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.71.

    2. A flexible silicone steamer basket that'll fit into most pots and is so much easier to clean than a metal one.

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    This steamer is made of food-grade, BPA-free silicone. It's Instant Pot compatible and top rack–dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I am very happy with this steamer. It fits nicely into all but my smallest pot, leaves room in the base for plenty of water, and cleans up easily. At first, I was concerned that it would be difficult to remove from a smallish pot, but it came out easily without any problem. It is easy to just lift it out by placing a fork or spoon under the handle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    3. A silicone splatter guard to stop food and grease from coming out of the pan and onto the countertop, burner, and floor. You can simply toss it into the dishwasher afterward!

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    This splatter guard is made of food-grade, BPA-free silicone that's heat-resistant up to 450°F! The medium size fits pans with inside rim diameters of 9.5"–10.25" and folds up easily for compact storage. The large size fits pans with inside rim diameters of 11.5"–12.25".

    Promising review: "The Frywall was ninety percent effective in keeping the grease inside the pan. I think if it was just a little higher, it would be more effective. Nevertheless, it made cleaning up much easier and I'll use it all the time. I would recommend this product." —bill8931

    Get the medium size from Amazon for $21.95 (available in three colors).

    4. An 11-piece non-stick cookware set you won't have to wash by hand because it's all dishwasher-safe!

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    The non-stick coating on this cookware set is PFOA-free, so you don't have to worry about toxic chemicals making their way into your food. This set includes a 9.5-inch fry pan, an 11-inch griddle pan, a 1.5-quart saucepan with glass lid, a 2.5-quart saucepan with lid, a 4-quart deep cooker with glass lid and helper handle, a 6-quart Dutch oven with glass lid, and a Tasty recipe booklet! All the pieces have stainless steel induction bases suitable for all cooking surfaces.

    And if you're looking for one pan that'll last you a lifetime, you can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $90.17 (available in four colors).

    5. A pack of reusable non-stick liners that'll catch messy drips before they become burnt blobs stuck on the oven floor, continuously making your kitchen smell bad. Just rinse em' off after each use!

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    These liners are dishwasher-safe and can withstand temperatures up to 500°F. They measure 23"x16.25" and are PFOA- and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "I bake pies, and the sticky drippings from berry pies will wash or even slide right off. I am glad they come in a three-pack — enough for double ovens and a convection microwave." —Garden Spirit

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A garlic press that can pretty much clean itself — it presses unpeeled garlic, scrapes itself clean, and then ejects the peel. Say it with me: "Wow."

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    Did I mention that it's top rack–dishwasher safe?

    Promising review: "This garlic press is great. It takes all the work out of using fresh garlic. No cleaning, no cutting, no peeling — it does it all. I find myself using garlic in more recipes, and I have quit using the garlic in the jar. Just put the clove in and squeeze. It really is that easy." —ChowHound

    Get it from Amazon for $40+ (available in two colors).

    7. An adjustable measuring cup so you only have to finesse one tool instead of many. The rotating plunger can easily push out sticky ingredients like peanut butter or honey.

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    It has a two-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free! The silicone disk inside acts as a squeegee and scrapes off any leftover residue. It also comes apart completely for a thorough cleaning!

    Promising review: "This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded." —Gabriella W.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. A pour-over coffee maker with no loose parts to clean, unlike a coffee machine or a French press. We love minimalism!

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    The 34-ounce size makes eight cups of coffee, four ounces each. It's dishwasher-safe and comes with a permanent filter!

    Promising review: "Very easy to use, makes great coffee, and several cups to boot! Obviously because it's a single piece of glass, cleaning the inside requires a brush and it's kinda hard to get to everything. If you want spotless glass every day, don't buy one of these. But if you want some good coffee and kind of a vintage style, go for it. I'd kinda wanna try the cork version too but this one you can take the rubber off and/or throw the whole thing in the DW." —W. Wallace

    Get it from Amazon for $14.38+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    9. A non-stick loaf pan to ensure your loaf cake (or meatloaf) slides out and doesn't leave a caked-on mess for you to scrub out. Elbow grease? You don't know her.

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    This pan has a non-stick coating that's BPA- and PFOA-free and is dishwasher-safe!

    Get a set of two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $13.74.

    10. A set of colorful silicone utensils that'll keep all your non-stick cookware in perfect shape since they don't retain stains or odors.

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    This set includes a soup ladle, a solid spoon, a slotted turner, and a solid turner! Everything is made of food-grade silicone that's heat-resistant up to 400°F and dishwasher-safe!

    Get a four-piece set from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $17.04.

    11. A George Foreman grill for anyone who loves hot sandwiches but thinks cleaning is the worst. The non-stick cooking plates are removable and dishwasher-safe!

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    This grill/press can cook up to four servings at once!

    Promising review: "My dad's original foreman finally broke down after so many years. This one is much larger and easier to determine when your food is ready. Also, great the grills pop out for easy cleaning. My father loves it and I love it is so easy to clean." —BCCM

    Get it from Amazon for $24.96.

    12. A non-stick baking sheet so your cookies will slide right off — no need for sprays or liners of any sort, which means more money in your pocket.

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    The non-stick coating is PFOA- and BPA-free. It's dishwasher safe!

    Get a set of two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $16.29.

    13. A flexible silicone sink strainer and stopper you can clean out by pulling on the tab and inverting it — no more using your fingers to dig out the food bits stuck on metal mesh strainers.

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    Promising review: "It kills me to write this review since I never thought I would be writing a review for a sink strainer. I guess this means that I am officially getting old but when you come across a well-engineered product that solves a problem for you, no matter how simple, it should get credit. This strainer allows full flow down the drain even when it is full of food particles, so you can just clean it easily after you are all done. No food can sneak by due to the design, and it even looks good. Pros: fits great, looks good, engineered perfectly, solves your kitchen sink drain issues. Cons: Makes you re-examine your life now that you are this excited about a sink strainer." —CaptainDingle

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. A clip-on strainer/colander that'll replace your full-size one. It'll be easier to clean and take up less room (both in the dishwasher and the cabinet).

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    It's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "I love this! I've always hated all the mess and awkwardness of using a traditional colander. This is so quick and easy and works even better than I expected. It stays on the pot, even while shaking it to get all the water out. Easy to clean, easy to store — the keyword here is EASY. If you're on the fence, get it. You'll be glad you did!" —Janell1956

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. A pack of odor-free dishcloths you only need to rinse out after doing the dishes and hang to dry. They'll be good as new!

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    These are safe to use on non-stick cookware!


    Promising review:
    "I love these dishcloths. They are so effective at cleaning my pots, pans, and dishes no matter how much is baked on! It dries pretty much instantly and never gets sticky or crusty. I just make sure to rinse it clean after each use, then hang it from the faucet handle, and it's clean and dry the next time I need it. In fact, I find I clean more of my cookware by hand now because these have made it so much easier to do." —K.H.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8 (available in two colors).

    16. A brush and squeegee combo to swipe any wet or dry spills on the countertop into the sink — without using a ton of paper towels!

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    Promising review: "LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Saves me so many paper towels, easily washed in the dishwasher, and the small size saves space! Will always have one of these on hand for sure!" —Prime Time Review

    Get it from Amazon for $10.59.

    17. An ergonomic pizza cutter wheel comes apart completely for cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher, and it'll be fun to slice your homemade masterpiece.

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    It comes with a protective blade guard that can be closed when the wheel is not in use!

    Promising review: "Our last two pizza cutters broke. I found this cutter and thought I should give it a shot. I ordered it. To be completely honest, this is one of the best cutters I have ever used. It is easy to hold, and it is sturdy. You do not need a lot of force to cut the pizza. It is also super easy to take apart to clean and put back together. We love it. Since we purchased it, we have used it four times on different thicknesses of pizza." —The_Gogue

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in three colors).

    18. A flat whisk because while all whisks are useful, it's just a lot harder to get batter off a balloon-shaped one, plus it'll be easier to store in any of your drawers.

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    It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is one of my most-used cooking tools. What makes this whisk stand head and shoulders above the crowd of balloon whisks is the fact that it's flat — well, slightly dished, like a skeleton of a serving spoon — which makes it a snap to clean. It performs the usual whisking chores with aplomb, but can be wiped clean in a fraction of the time (and with a fraction of the water) required for a traditional balloon whisk." —Andy Baird

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A silicone bread maker for mixing, kneading, rising, and baking all in one container. That also means you'll only have one thing to wash afterward! Less is more, okurt?!

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    This bread maker can be used in the microwave or the oven and is dishwasher-safe. It's made of silicone that can withstand high temperatures up to 428ºF!

    Promising review: "I love making my own bread, and this is brilliant. It's a bowl and bread dough proofer, and then you use it to cook your loaf of bread in. It doesn't get any easier or more multi-purpose. It also reduces clean up afterward. I find the crust on the bread is really good, and it does seem to keep the bread from drying out. I've used this to roast veggies and meat in as well. You could do a roast to serve one or two people easily." —Maureen Dolan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. A slanted carving board to collect any juices or crumbs that would have otherwise spilled onto the counter.

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    This double-sided cutting board is dishwasher-safe! One side of the board has a meat grip and the other side is smooth; juices and crumbs can be easily poured from the rounded corners.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this cutting board! It works fabulously when carving a roast or any other meat; the angled well is more than sufficient for catching all the drippings. I used to use a wooden carving board but hated trying to clean it afterward. This Joseph Joseph cutting board fits right into the dishwasher, so I know it's clean and disinfected." —dandkj

    Get it from Amazon for $18.87+ (available in four colors).

    21. A pair of kitchen shears you can take apart to clean off all the gunk in the crevices. Just don't cut yourself, they're sharp!

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    These also double as a herb stripper!

    Promising review: "Love these shears. I use them all the time for cutting meat. I had another pair previously, but they didn’t come apart. This makes it SO easy to toss in the dishwasher after cutting raw meat." —Mary Hilton

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    22. A burger press for making eight perfectly shaped patties with minimal effort. Keep them in the freezer until you're ready to fire up the grill! Fall grilling here we come!

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    Spoiler alert: it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Love it. It's made very durable. I use it not only to shape the patties but I then also place in my freezer to freeze them. I then remove them and place in freezer bags. So easy and convenient to take out of the freezer, pop in the microwave on defrost for a couple of minutes, and then cook in skillet on the stove. I also love the fact that it makes just the right size patties. Most burger presses make the patties way too big." —Sandra G

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    23. A pair of silicone oven mitts (with a quilted cotton lining) that won't get stained by turkey grease or BBQ sauce like cotton ones since you know you get messy in the kitchen.

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    These oven mitts are made of BPA-free silicone and can offer protection up to 450°F!

    Promising review: "Okay, what is wrong with me that I was using 'old-school' oven mitts for all of my life?! Seriously! I used to always complain to my husband that our oven mitts don't do a good enough job, as I still feel the very hot pan and can only hold whatever I'm taking out of the oven for a few seconds! Who knew there was a better solution out there? Also, I used to have to wash our traditional mitts all the time, as they got so full of grease! These are a BREEZE to clean, as you just rinse with water! And I could literally hold a hot pan for 10 minutes and wouldn't feel it at all. Do not look elsewhere — BUY THESE NOW!" —Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in seven colors).

    24. A retro hand mixer with beaters that won't be a pain in the butt to clean.

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    This hand mixer has five-speed settings!

    Promising review: "As my dessert is baking in the oven, I thought I wouldn't waste another minute to let you know how tickled I am with this mixer. I checked out many hand mixers and read LOTS of reviews. This mixer doesn't disappoint in any way. It is lightweight and QUIET! The low speed is VERY LOW, it has a sturdy construction, and is just plain delightful! The beaters are much thinner than my other mixer, but very powerful in delivery. This mixer will get a LOT of use!" —Carol H

    Get it from Amazon for $46.26.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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