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    27 Useful Products That'll Help Keep Your Kitchen Mess-Free

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    1. Shelf liners that'll protect your cabinets and drawers from sticky condiments and protect you from the extra work of wiping them down.

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    Promising review: "We moved into a new house with less than adequate shelving, and the first thing I did was clean the kitchen from top to bottom and line all the cabinets and drawers with liners. With the help of this product, I don't have to worry about my stuff sliding in drawers or touching the dirty shelves. That was the best thing I ever did. It was super easy to install so I also lined my cabinets and drawers in both my bathrooms." —Mrs. Hopefully

    Get it from Amazon for $18.87 (available in six sizes and colors).

    2. A cookbook stand with a protective splash guard to keep you from dripping marinara sauce on your beloved recipes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Extremely well made and can hold many different size cookbooks!" —kreislfam

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    3. A pack of flexible, color-coded plastic cutting boards to avoid any cross-contamination.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So many of these look good and then are a complete disappointment upon arrival. These are not; they're tough, hefty, strong, and resilient. I run a thriving food blog, and these are my go-to boards. The crosshatch pattern on the undersides keeps them from sliding on counter or tabletop. They stand up to a lot of cooking and just keep on performing. Well worth your money, over any other I've tried." —UrbanMonique

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A snappy strainer you can clip onto most pots so you can drain your pasta with one hand — without splattering hot water all over your countertops.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I search for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of spoon to keep it at bay works well." —R. Higgins

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. An angry microwave cleaner to steam off crusted food, because you just couldn't be bothered with covering the top of your plate to avoid splatter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is fun and makes me laugh. It makes the cleaning day just a little brighter! It does a very good job at softening splatters in the microwave and making it easier to wipe clean." —E. Deland

    Get it from Amazon for $17.42.

    6. A pack of reusable and compostable (!!!) beeswax wraps that'll save you some change down the road and keep your food from spoiling in the fridge, so you can avoid a rank-ass smell haunting you.

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    Use the warmth of your beautiful hands to soften the wrap over a container, and as it cools, it creates a natural antibacterial seal that'll store your food until you're ready for leftovers.

    Promising review: "Wow, I love this!! All you have to do is wrap it over what you want to cover and press your hands around it a little and it sticks. It smells amazing and is easy to wash, reshape, and reuse." —Grace Marie Norberg

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    7. A simple splatter screen, because nobody actually wants to ruin their white shirt or dirty their freshly-cleaned stovetop with tomato sauce.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this splatter guard. Fits my large fry pan perfectly. I like the fact that the handle goes cross the screen so it sits just a hair above the edge. Just make sure use pot holder to left the guard off. It works great and no more bacon grease landing on me or the stove." —Bren

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    8. An adjustable kitchen wrap organizer so you can have all your sandwich bags all in one place instead of scattered around the pantry.

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    It's made with eight adjustable wires so you can fit a variety of different box shapes and sizes.

    Promising review: "Great adjustable design makes it easy to store any size box. It is extremely well made. It's hard to find quality like this anymore and I appreciate it so much when I purchase something that I know will last forever. Most of the YouCopia kitchen storage items are superior to anything you will likely find. This one is a must for every kitchen." —Jennifer L. Banahan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. An absolutely adorable sink strainer to keep bits of extra food from falling inside your drain, essentially saving you thousands of dollars on plumbing bills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little gems work excellently to keep small bits of food from going down the drain and ultimately clogging our ancient plumbing. They are much better than the plugs that came with the sink and are very easy to clean." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $5 (available in seven styles).

    10. A set of stainless steel bowls with a non-slip silicone base and handles so you won't can spill all the ingredients for your latest masterpiece on the kitchen floor like the klutz you are.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $71.99 (for a set of six).

    11. A pack of microfiber towels that'll wipe down any and all of your appliances, leaving them squeaky clean and without those pesky streaks.

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "I highly recommend these cloths. I use them mainly in the kitchen and to wipe our dining table. I wipe the cabinets, microwave, stove top, floor, and other appliances that are on top of the counter! This size is also perfect, it isn't too big or too small. I just fold it in half, and again so the thickness and size is perfect to clean. Then I just rinse in the water and use the dish-washing liquid to wash off the grease. It is nice and dry by the next meal time, and it never smells or stays dirty." —Elisa

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $9.93 (available in two sizes).

    12. A pair of locking tongs with a built-in rest to keep the dirty part off your countertops.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We love these tongs! They are the best I have ever seen or tried before. They have a cool sliding lock to keep the tongs closed. Unlike some tongs, the lock doesn't get in the way and lock the tongs on you every time you squeeze the tongs. The silicone on the tongs is also slightly soft so that it is gentle on your pots and pans. A lot of tongs that I looked at had hard plastic on the tips and were not soft at all. The triangle rests are genius! These were obviously well thought out to fix all of the pitfalls of standard tongs. Thank you for making these!" —AvidShopperinCO

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $13.84.

    13. A glass cooktop cleaner essential for removing the burnt, caked-on food stuck to the sides of your burner from your latest cooking disaster.

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    It includes a bottle of cooktop cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper.

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. My rental apartment has a white glass cooktop and it gets nasty even if you use very clean pots and pans on it. Before I found this stuff, I thought that for sure I would lose a big chunk of my security deposit, but I have yet to encounter a stain that this stuff cannot remove. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries alternating between the paste and the razor scraper, but even the most stubborn burned-on, carbonized food bits always come off." —A Real Name

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A stainless-steel cleaner to remove all of those annoying little fingerprints on your fridge.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I finally purchased a beautiful stainless steel refrigerator. Unfortunately, after the delivery guys left, I noticed marks on the front doors left by packing tape. I was unable to wash off the marks. In addition, I noticed fingerprint marks almost every time I opened the refrigerator which, for the most part, would not come off. I used this on the refrigerator as soon as it arrived and was amazed at how easily the marks came off. Extra bonus: No new fingerprints since my first application a week ago! It really works!" —J. Kruger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    15. A rotating, magnetized knife set to keep your kitchen just as minimalistic as you are. The fewer appliances around, the less mess will be made.

    Amazon

    It includes paring, serrated, santoku, chef's, carving, and bread knives.

    Promising review: "I love these knives! The swivel base makes it super easy to find which knife I need and the color coding looks really good. It's a little big, but only because some of the knives need it to be. The non-stick coating on the blades makes cleaning real easy and they came pretty sharp." —Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. A collapsible colander that'll easily wash off your fruits and veggies. Then you can put it away without taking up precious cabinet space.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $21.99.

    17. A lazy Susan turntable that'll organize cluttered cabinets and countertops so you can easily find what you're looking for.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I hate those deep corner cabinets because things get lost in the back. I bought one of these and organized the bottom of the cabinet. It looks great and I can reach everything! I just bought a second one for the top! Love this very large lazy Susan." —Scott D. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four colors).

    18. A two-tier organizer for kitchen counters that'll help free up some important space. Less clutter means a peaceful mind.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this! Going to buy two more, another one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. Very sturdy and fits in the corner perfectly. I am using it in my coffee area and it holds all my coffee stuff and leaves more room on the countertop. Easy to put together." —Burned Children Recovery Foundation

    Get it from Amazon for $23.19.

    19. A handy dish brush with a built-in soap dispenser, making it even easier to scrub the dishes that have been sitting in your sink for nearly a week.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really nice! It does a great job of getting dishes clean. Want to order another one for the shower, to fill with tile cleaner to scrub after every shower to keep it from getting gross :)." —AGilmore

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47 (available in five colors).

    20. A roll-up drying rack because countertop space is crucial real estate that cannot and should not be taken over by tons of dishes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This did EXACTLY what I wanted it to do... provided a spot to dry occasional pans (and fresh rinsed eggs!) without taking up all the counter space of an ugly dish rack. PLUS, even better, it self-limits. In other words, my kids don't just keep piling crap on it the way they do with the dish rack without putting dry things away. It encourages you to put the dry away, it rolls up compactly, and apparently you can even use it in the oven (although I have not yet.) I love this thing." —Mariah

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    21. An expandable shelf that'll let you safely stack your dishes so you don't have to pull a muscle trying to reach that one plate at the bottom. Plus, it'll give you so much more cabinet space!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just got them and immediately put them in the cabinet. They seem really sturdy and well-built. My cabinet doors are off for resurfacing and it called attention to how messy and awkward this cabinet had become, always having to lift and move things around to get to what I want. These shelves are the perfect solution." —Tiny Moose

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    22. A multipurpose food dicer with seven interchangeable blades that make chopping, slicing, and grating easy peasy lemon squeezy — no really, this thing also has a juicer attachment! Plus, it'll keep pieces of veggies from falling on your floor.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a mandolin slicer, and love it. The only problem was, well, while it did its job, this also did that same job, and the job of my slicer/chopper, and a juicer. And this is a compact, all-in-one package that doesn't take up all the real estate like the separates take up. This shreds cheese, makes French fries, slices cucumbers, and juices my oranges. Using this all-in-one makes buying in bulk more effective, is cheaper, and then creates nicer looking meals. This is sharp, but safe as long as you use it properly." —James Robert Ratay, Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    23. A simple caddy for organizing your dish-cleaning essentials...and for keeping sponges out of your germ-ridden sink.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this for holding a sponge with a handle vs. trying to balance it in the sink to dry." —Bryan V

    Get it from Amazon for $13.44.

    24. A pack of Clorox disinfecting wipes so you can wipe up the quick spills you made while cooking your latest masterpiece.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a neat freak so I'm always cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, and the rest of the house. These wipes are so convenient and so easy to use that I even have my six year old helping me clean with them. The benefit is you don't have to spray and waste more cleaning stuff and then wipe more than you need. These can be used on almost anything that you want: stainless-steel, finished hardwood, mirrors, glass, walls, and on everything in your bathroom." —Donna M. Myers

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $23.56.

    25. A sink caddy with lil' suction cups that stick onto the side of your sink so your sponges and brushes can *actually* dry.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is attached to the inside of my sink with the three suction cups provided. It is very stable, sturdy and very attractive. It holds my sponge and two brushes, one tall, one regular. The best item I have used to date in my large kitchen sink." —D. Murrells

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97 (available in four colors).

    26. A two-piece oven grip and splatter–protecting set because you'd really like to keep your stovetop sauce- and oil-free so you won't have to spend a whole 20 minutes scrubbing away.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99.

    27. A cleansing powder to easily remove built-up rust and hard water stains in your kitchen sink.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best stuff ever. I have an ancient porcelain kitchen sink and it was scratched, stained, dingy and icky. The only reason I hadn't replaced it is that I was waiting to redo the entire kitchen. One application of Bar Keeper's Friend and some light elbow grease later, the sink is white, pristine, stain and scratch-free." —P

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.50 (available in four sizes).

    You'll be ready for your Food Network debut in no time with that squeaky-clean kitchen!

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