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    25 Products For People Who Love To Cook But Hate To Clean

    What do we want? Dishes that will clean themselves! When do we want 'em? IMMEDIATELY.

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    1. Reusable non-stick oven liners that will catch any drippings and crumbs during your cooking sesh and prevent them from becoming sticky, burnt blobs at the bottom of your oven. Just rinse or throw the mats in the dishwasher after each use.


    Promising review: "These products are genius! I HATED cleaning my oven because it was a such a pain. When the food that was stuck to the bottom would start to burn, then I would force myself to clean it. I would watch my husband cook pizza directly on the rack with NOTHING underneath and it would drive me bonkers knowing that I would have to clean the oven soon. Not anymore! These liners keep the bottom of my oven totally clean. And if something does drop, clean up is so easy! I've used another one in my toaster oven with the same results. So glad I was introduced to these oven liners. They really are life changing!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $17.95.

    2. And reusable non-stick stove top liners, because taking off the grates and cleaning around the burners is *such* a task.


    Promising review: "This really helps keep the stove clean — I no longer have to clean the stove everyday. The material is thick, and the food slides right off if you wipe it with a towel. Fear not: it's really easy to cut to your stove size. That's what I had to do with mine, and they turned out great." —Pratik Shrestha

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $12.95.

    3. An Angry Mama microwave cleaner that'll help ~scare~ the sauce splatter mess away. Just add vinegar and water and turn on the microwave for seven minutes. The crusted food will loosen up, and you can easily swipe it away.

    She may be angry, but she is not hard to clean! Just pop her in the dishwasher after she helps cleans the microwave.

    Promising review: "Great little gadget for cleaning a spattered microwave. Mine was quite nasty but the steam created was enough that I basically didn't have to do any real scrubbing. I recommend getting one to save time cleaning." —Karen H Krumbach

    Get it from Amazon for $2.76.

    4. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot so you can dump a bunch of ingredients into one pot, make a yummy meal, and clean up faster than you can say bon appétit.


    Promising review: "This is the greatest cooking pot I've ever purchased and used. I will be getting rid of my Crockpot! A pork tenderloin with pink Himalayan salt, pepper, onions, garlic, and water cooked in less than 30 minutes and was so tender it could be cut with a fork. The resulting broth made a fantastic onion soup. I also cooked pork ribs in about 25 minutes and they were "fall of the bone tender" and very tasty. Today I made chili with hamburger meat in less than 20 minutes. One of the greatest features is that you sear the meat right in the pan before you pressure cook it. It is entirely automatic and has buttons to push for all different kinds of food like meat, soup, sauté, etc. I LOVE IT! HOW DID I EVER LIVE WITHOUT IT? And clean up is super easy. There is no mess involved!" —Janie

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A vegetable chopper that'll keep your kitchen nice and tidy during meal prep. Liquids won't drip off the side of your cutting board, veggies won't fly across the kitchen, and you can easily transfer them from the container to the pot.


    This fun tool is dishwasher safe (all parts!) and comes with two different blade sizes for mess-free veggie chopping!

    Promising review: "I’m a big fan of good knives and old-school knife skills, but I love this thing! Mirepoix has never been so easy! For the onions: skin and trim them, slice in half, whack-whack. Carrots: skin/trim the ends, cut in half or 3 pieces depending on length, slice in 3 or four ¼-inch slabs depending on the size, whack-whack-whack. Celery: string it, cut the stalk(s) down to size, whack-whack-whack, DONE! Uniform coarse or fine dice, depending on which blade you use. And no mess! You don't have things spilling all over like when dumping stuff off a cutting board into a bowl. Dishwasher-ready is a huge plus, as well as the ease of getting it ready to put in the dishwasher, i.e., dead-simple to disassemble, not a time-consuming fuss to get the bits out that get stuck in the top part, and they even include a little brush to help with that." —Brenda K Spevack

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    6. A splatter guard so you can fry your favorite foods without grease coating every inch of your kitchen.


    Promising review: "I recently purchased the Premium 13" Splatter Screen and it has worked great! No oil spitting out of the pan and less of a mess to clean up. The screen's built in notched feet have kept the counters clean. Very happy with the product and price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    7. A scrap trap to help you clean up as you cook and easily dump your scraps *without* having to carry them from the counter to the garbage in your hands (leaving a messy trail behind).


    The little squeegee brush is included! It fits over any kitchen drawer, so you won't take up counter space trying to *neatly* dump your waste.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite kitchen gadget so far. Most of our gadgets get thrown into a drawer and forgotten about after a few weeks. I am constantly using this one. Makes cutting and cleaning so much easier. Don't have a trail of garbage from my cutting board to the garbage can any more." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $13.24.

    8. A lazy cooking spoon that will attach to the side of any pot or pan so you don't have to clean a spoon rest or the counter. Lazy? I say genius.


    Promising review: "My wife loves these spoons and I have to admit they are a genius idea. Keep the mess in the pot and makes it so you only have to wash a spoon and not a spoon holder or wherever you set your spoon!" —Matt Strong

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.79 (also available in red).

    9. Or if you like your current set of cooking utensils, these pot clips that you can attach to your pots and pans — they will also eliminate unnecessary mess.


    Promising review: "This is probably on my top 10 lists of items I'm glad I've purchased in my life. Keeps you from having a mess to clean up on the counter or a spoon rest. I just grab it from the drawer next to the stove, clip it on, and when I'm done toss it back in the drawer. " —BeccaLynn1998

    Get it on Amazon for $8.72.

    10. A pot with a strainer lid so you can say ciao to your colander. Thank him for his services, but the new guy will be your go-to because you won't have to wash yet *another* dish.


    Promising review: "We got this pot as a wedding gift and it is hands down my favorite pot. Cleaning a colander is a pain and trying to transfer pasta back into the pot without melting my counter or dripping hot water on my floors is a hassle. This thing is brilliant. Super easy to clean. It must be teflon because nothing sticks. We make gnocchi regularly and I swear I could just rinse this thing with water and it would be clean (I don't... I use soap but just saying). Also, mine is purple and that is so much more fun than my old black pots and pans." —Stephanie Morgan Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five colors).

    11. A 10-piece non-stick cookware set that's dishwasher-safe, so you can just throw your big pots and pans in the bottom rack and spend less time at the sink.


    Promising review: "I've been on the hunt for a set of pots and pans with no chemicals and easy cleanup. I've purchased several singular items (a fry pan here, a quart pot there) wanting to try different brands before sinking my money into the large set. Unfortunately, I haven't been pleased with any of their "non stick" durability over time. I decided to go out on a limb and purchase this set since the price was right and I liked the description of the product. So far I love this set! They are sturdy, aesthetically pleasing and cleanup is super easy. I'm really happy with this purchase and hoping this is the last set I have to buy for a long time." —TukeeTracy

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $214.

    12. A multi-section pan so you can cook a full meal and only have one singular pan to clean up for the first time in history.


    This bad boy is oven- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Works pretty well. Fast and easy. Clean up is very easy. I've made eggs, steaks, pork chops, beans, chili, pancakes, tortillas, quesadillas, bacon, and potatoes to name a few. Awesome to cook full meal and only have one pan to wash instead of multiple." —PhotographyIsLife

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    13. A kale, chard, and herb stripper that won't *kale* your cooking vibe because there will be minimal mess and dishes to clean up afterwards.


    No knife, no cutting board, just you and your kale stripper!

    Promising review: "I seriously hate prepping vegetables. I usually buy the pre-washed and pre-cut kale, but I hate eating raw stems. I resorted to prepping kale by using my hands or a knife, which took forever. This stripper made kale prepping so fast and mess free. You simply take a leaf, put the end of the stem through the hole, and voila no more stem! Where has this been all my kale prepping life? I can't wait to try the stripper on herbs." —CleaningManiac

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A set of three mixing bowls to make even the messiest of recipes a piece of cake. Need to mix batter? Need to grate veggies? No problem, because their air-tight lids have special mess-proof superpowers that will take away allllll your after-dinner cleaning anxiety.


    These stainless steel mixing bowls nest and are dishwasher-safe. They have a silicone non-slip base and handles so you can go as hard as you want mixing that cookie dough! They have a spout for mess-free pouring and marked quart and liter measurements on the side for accurate measuring. The lids are airtight but come with grater attachments that can be popped into them so you can grate cheese or veggies right into the bowls! Last but not least, you can pop out the center out of the bowls, leaving a diameter large enough for mixing beaters. The lid will act as a splatter guard, so you can mix your favorite cake batter *without* getting it all over the kitchen!

    Promising review: "I like that these bowls are stackable, which saves so much space in my cabinets. Having lids that are airtight with the ability to take the center out and put in a grater or slicing disk is so smart, because it's less messy. Not to mention the fact that beaters fit through the opening as well, so you're not decorating the kitchen with what you are mixing. Pure genius." —Seger

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    15. A whisk cleaner for when you're feeling ~whisk-y~ and want to get a crisp and quick clean on your whisk.


    Included is an 11" whisk that is hand wash only. Note that the whisk cleaner will not fit every whisk, but definitely will fit the whisk it comes with!

    Promising review: "I love kitchen gadgets. This is one of my favorites. I love that no batter gets wasted when I’m baking and it makes for easier clean up. Very sturdy gadget. I will say that you do have to line up the whisk parts with the plastic piece just right to get it to work which I find to be a little tricky but to me it’s worth it." —Vee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    16. A 3-in-1 pancake batter mixer so you don't need a million bowls just to make your family pancakes. You can make the batter, shake it up, and pour it onto the pan with just this one squeeze bottle.


    All parts are dishwasher-safe (on the top rack!).

    Promising review: "This is really handy. I'm more willing to make pancakes for my family now knowing that I don't have to dirty several dishes. My pancakes are so much more uniform now too!" —SmurphyKate

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    17. A slanted carving board to catch all the delicious juices as you cut your iron chef–worthy steak so they don't run everywhere.


    Letting your steak rest for about ten minutes after cooking also helps prevent juices from leaking out while cutting, but this will catch any excess (that you could potentially use to make a yummy sauce!) and is still super useful for roasts and other cuts of meat as well.

    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 $17.99 (available in four colors).

    18. A multi-use utensil that has five different functions, meaning you need to wash four fewer cooking utensils. This dude really is a jack-of-all-trades who's good at all of his jobs.


    It can be used as slotted spoon, solid spoon, spatula, turner, and a cutting tool. And it's dishwasher-safe to boot.

    Promising review: "I've already used this a few times and this is just really cool. It's nice to have one tool for a few things instead of getting out a bunch of items to make one meal." —Reisima

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A foldable cutting board so you can chop your veggies and put them into the pan without screaming "man down!" and having to run around picking up all the poor lil' guys who ended up on the floor.


    Promising review: "It is so easy to chop onions, veggies, or whatever else, and then just curl it and dump into pan. No mess, you gotta love it!" —Richard

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+.

    20. A boil-over safeguard to prevent boiling water from spilling over and burning onto the stove top, meaning you won't have use any elbow grease to clean up after pasta night.

    Promising review: "This boil over safeguard by Jobar is wonderful!! I hate cleaning the stovetop when a boiler boils over, and this silicone lid stops that from happening! It is great to have as it fits all sizes of pots and keeps those boil overs from happening. I recommend them to everyone who cooks!!" —Linda Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

    21. A small can colander so you don't need to dirty a big one just to drain canned veggies for your fave recipe. Plus, it keeps your sink cleaner when preparing food like canned tuna because little particles won't be running wild all over the place.


    Promising review: "Handy item to have on hand, especially if you plan to do any batch cooking. I have used it a few times to drain and rinse canned beans already. Better than having to wash a colander, or lose product while using the can lid or fingers, and takes up little space." —Sharon K.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.75.

    22. A garlic press that will basically clean itself! Just fling the garlic shells into the garbage pan and chuck it in the top rack of the dishwasher.


    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 $32.08 (available in two colors).

    23. A dish squeegee to easily scrape food off plates/pans before they go in the dishwasher or get hand-washed. We all know that the sound a fork makes against a plate is v. unpleasant. *eek*


    Promising review: "I keep this with my sponge, at the ready. It works much better and faster than using a spoon or other utensil to scrape off dishes. I'm glad I got it." —Susan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    24. A hardcore sponge that'll scour your dishes like no other, won't smell or gather bacteria, and may outlive your pet goldfish.

    This is the BuzzFeed Reviews pick for top-tier kitchen sponge for a reason: it lasts forever (the one in the photos above has been in use for five months!), resists odors, and you just toss it in the dishwasher or the microwave once a week to keep it clean. It's super scrubby, resists stains, and it's definitely better for the earth (and your wallet, in the long run) than throwing out a cheap-o sponge every two weeks.

    Promising review: "These sponges are fantastic! They hold the dish washing liquid for a longer period of time (compared to the other sponges on the market today that are netted). They glide across your dishes making it almost effortless to clean. I love that they are dual purpose (scrubbie on one side and sponge on the other). Makes cleaning those stubborn hardened foods much easier to remove (without having to reach for a second scrubbing or scouring pad). I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone looking for a quality product that saves you $$." —ParisBlues

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $17.41.

    25. A non-stick silicone mat so you don't have to scrub burnt residue off your baking pans. Instead, your food will just slide right off of these easy-to-clean liners.


    The company says to hand wash these, but reviewers say they also wash them in the top rack of their dishwasher.

    Promising review: "I have already purchased another set of these, so that should say how much I like them. I was shocked at the thickness and quality for this price. It makes cleaning up so easy and these are much better than any other mats I have tried. It also makes food healthier because you don't need to spray or grease the pans. Clean up is so much easier and saves your pans because you don't have to scrub them anymore!" —SandyLuvsShopping

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.62.

    You, easily cleaning up after making a five course meal:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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