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    27 Things That Might Make Your Kitchen A Bit Closer To The Cleanest Place On Earth

    Every great chef begins with a clean kitchen.

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    1. A bottle of Hope's Perfect sink cleaner and polish to remove stains and restore any stainless steel, cast iron, porcelain, or acrylic back to its original spotless state. As soon as you see how shiny your appliances are going to be you'll wonder why you didn't buy this YEARS ago.

    Promising review: "Every once in awhile you stumble on a product on Amazon that you buy on a whim because of the good reviews. When you actually receive the product and use it you can't believe how good it really is. This is definitely one of those products. Truth be told, the stainless steel sink in my house is 14 years old. While we have cleaned the sink thoroughly every two weeks since we have moved in, we have never polished it or use a product such as this one. The first time I applied it to the sink we could tell that there was an amazing difference. In fact, the sink sparkled so brightly from the overhead kitchen can lights it really was too bright to view! You can tell that this product is 'doing its job' because a black film comes off of the stainless steel after you clean it." β€”From Wyoming to California via NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97 (available in a pack of six and twelve).

    2. A can of fume-free oven cleaning spray that'll have you doing double takes and baking cakes in no time. Ever look at your oven and just feel sad at how gross it is? This will fix that!

    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning. After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour." β€”William

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    3. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll make the thing that cleans your stuff actually clean itself! There is residue that's been hanging out in there for a while now and this is a simple and fast solution.

    Promising review: "This works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand-new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, no more build-up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." β€”Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    4. An angry microwave cleaner able to steam off crusted food so it wipes off easily, because you couldn't be bothered with covering the top of your plate to avoid splatter.


    Ok so here's how this works. You take off her hair piece, add vinegar and water to the fill lines shown inside, put her hair back on, then microwave for seven minutes! Also it's dishwasher safe so you can clean her after she cleans your microwave.

    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." β€”E. Deland

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    5. A super magical Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to cut through tons of grease and grime, showing the true colors of your countertops for the first time in forever.


    It removes 3X more grease per swipe than leading brands!

    Promising Review: "I love using these in my kitchen, on the counters, sink, and the stove. I have used them to clean up water on the stove from water over-boiling when making mashed potatoes. It worked wonders and made the cleaning up process so much easier. I let the water sit overnight, so it was caked on it a bit. Which I know, I should have cleaned it up right away, but I was tired and hungry." β€”Mary Arthur

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.97.

    And check out our picks for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A glass cooktop cleaner essential for removing the nasty, caked-on food gunk stuck on the sides of your burner from your attempt at making spaghetti three weeks ago.

    The kit includes a 10-ounce bottle of Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one 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." β€”A Real Name

    Get it from Amazon for $10.96.

    7. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish you woodn't believe took just minutes to turn this kitchen table brand new again! In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading. Even works on kitchen cabinets!

    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 who had jumped up and scratched places, and 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 blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." β€”Kris

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    8. A scratch-free scraper tool, because your sponge doesn't quite get the job done in tougher stains around your stove. Plus your nails are tired of being used to remove sticky things off bottles, counters, and more., Amazon

    You can use this to scrape off candle wax from tables, dried food from countertops, adhesive stickers off new products, soap build-up in bathrooms, etc!

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention." β€”MissPicky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. A brush set tiny enough to catch all of the soap grime around your kitchen faucet or dirt caught in tile grout.


    Promising Review: "These are absolutely a must for grout cleaning and deep cleaning the hard-to-get-to nooks and crannies in the kitchen and bathroom. The ergonomic handles are easy on your wrists, and the strong bristles get the job done. While I have a larger grout brush on hand for the grout on my tile floor, these are perfect for countertop tile grout." β€”Sandy B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    10. A handy-dandy mop perfect for cleaning your dirty kitchen floors, saving you from stepping on cookie crumbs you dropped on your midnight snack adventures.


    This mop is safe to use on all floor types and the microfiber material is 50% better at picking up dust than traditional mops. If that wasn't great enough, the 22oz refillable bottle is perfect for anyone who likes to make their own cleaning solution. The microfiber pads are also reusable and machine washable up to 100 times, which saves you so much $$$ in the long run!

    Promising review: "I'm a professional cleaner and purchased this mop along with a dry mop attachment (sold separately) for myself to try it out for my cleaning business. I've worked with a ton of commercial floor-cleaning equipment and this is the BEST I've ever used. Saves from having to tote around extra equipment and tools, uses up less storage space and provides more economical use of cleaners AND the mop heads (scrubby, dry and wet) are washable! I sweep and mop my kitchen, hallway and bathroom in five minutes! I love this mop!" β€”Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

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


    Promising Review: "I highly recommend this cloth. I use it mainly in the kitchen and to wipe our dining table. It cleans everything. 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." β€”Elisa

    Get them from Amazon for $12.81 (available in two sizes).

    12. A stainless steel cleaner to remove all of those annoying little fingerprints on your kitchen appliances.

    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!" β€”J. Kruger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    13. An all-natural, all-purpose cleaner you won't be afraid to leave on the floor with your precious pets β€” it's also amazing at wiping off any leftover cooking juices.


    Promising Review: "This stuff is awesome! I have several dogs and so I have been putting this product through its paces. I am pleased to say that it worked well on dried cat puke on an outside wood table, stainless steel, caked-on grease on the stove, kitchen counters, and mud paw prints in too many places to remember. I will definitely continue to use this product. I love the smell, too!" β€”Vickie S. Simpson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.24.

    14. 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.


    Did I mention it's dishwasher safe? You can clean your cleaner, how great!

    Promising Review: "Love the push button for soap to be dispensed hardly have to push for soap to come out. Also love the softer closer brushes and the Tiffany blue very nice!"β€”Dawn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45 (available in five colors).

    15. A set of two silicone sink strainers that'll allow you to clean the sink without touching all the yucky wet stuff that accumulates!


    Promising review: "Nice looking kitchen strainer, silicone basket lifts up and makes it easy to clean. If you still are using the old metal style strainer throw it out and buy one of these. I have used one for about two years now and it's still in great condition" β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $15.98.

    16. An affordable 3-in-1 vacuum cleaner to quickly pick up stray dog food and crumbs before mopping. It also transforms into a hand-held vacuum for a more flexible clean!


    It's only 4lbs and has an 18' power cord so you can take it wherever you need to go and without hand cramps!

    Promising review: "Great little vacuum! Needed a small vacuum to clean my studio apartment and this did the job! Once you turn it on you will be surprised about the suction this little guy has! Cord was plenty long enough and the accessories worked perfectly. For the price you can’t beat it!" β€”Johnathan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.09.

    17. A four pack of activated carbon fridge deodorizer ready to cut through all the nasty smells caused by that leftover Thai food you still haven't thrown out!


    Promising Review: "We put this in the refrigerator to cancel out some of the smells in there and it worked great. It soaks up the smell and keeps the fridge smelling fresh." β€”Gloria Caojun

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three styles).

    18. A stainless steel cast iron cleaner that won't actually ruin your seasoned pan. Score!


    Promising Review: "It is nice when you find a solution that simply works. As simple as it is, a piece of well-made chain mail, it does exactly what it is supposed to do, and it does it well. I have used this to clean cast iron skillets and my cast iron grill grates. This is also my go-to scrubber for any stubborn baked on or burnt foods, and as mentioned, The Ringer simply works. From the looks of it, I imagine this thing will outlast me and my kids by many, many years." β€”Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    19. A super useful sponge holder where all of your dishwashing equipment can rest and won't suffer from dreaded mildew.


    Promising Review: "This caddy stays in place and is easy to pull up to clean underneath. It holds my dish soap, hand soap, and scrubber while keeping the liquid soap from my countertop." β€”L. Hobbit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A pack of disinfecting wipes so you can wipe up quick spills and counter crumbs, keeping your kitchen spotless and smelling fresh.


    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." β€”Donna M. Myers

    Get a four-pack of canisters from Amazon for $23.77 (available in two scents).

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


    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 the select easy liner 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." β€”Mrs. Hopefully

    Get it from Amazon for $12.33 (available in six sizes and colors).

    22. Barkeeper's Friend, a cleansing powder to easily remove built-up rust and hard water stains in your kitchen sink.


    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." β€”P

    Find out more in our review of this product.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.03 (available in four sizes).

    23. A cutlery cleaner brush so you don't have to wipe the stubborn peanut butter off your knife. *gross* This handy tool will do it for you!


    Promising review: "I love this! I'm always cutting up bite size pieces of food for my kids with scissors or knives, and this makes clean up a snap! Protects hands from injury while cleaning the sharp parts of the kitchen instruments." β€”GardenGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A double-sided sink squeegee and countertop brush for those times you just need to get water and crumbs off the counter and into the sink where they belong!


    Promising review: "This combination brush and squeegee is perfect. This comes in handy so often I'm surprised I haven't had something like it before. It's great on our quartz counter top and when I wash the sink, it's squeegees the water away reducing water stains. I love it!" β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    25. A set of stove counter gap covers so anything you're cooking doesn't wind up in the crack of darkness and despair! Be honest, once it falls down there, it's never going to get cleaned up!


    Promising review: "They certainly do the job I got them for. I was concerned that they wouldn't be the correct length, but they're more than long enough. I will cut them to fit. Held off until I was certain of my satisfaction. The finish is matte but looks nice and wipes clean easily. The material they're made of settles into the space between counter and range easily and I don't have any trouble with them shifting positions. I'm happy with this purchase and recommend them to anyone." β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    26. A garbage disposal cleansing tablet that'll foam up to remove odor and built-up residue from what is arguably the grossest place in your entire kitchen. You're welcome!

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naΓ―ve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILΓ€! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" β€”VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.46 (available in three sizes).

    27. A Frywall to protect yourself and your kitchen from unwanted stains and splatters while you cook on the highest heats.


    Promising review: "I used my Frywall for the first time tonight to fry sole filets. Worked like a charm. I was surprised by the amount of oil that accumulated on the Frywall. That grease would have ordinarily gone onto the stove, counter and wall!" β€”ezreader

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

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