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    27 Products To Help You Cook Without Dirtying The Entire Kitchen

    Just what you need to finally convince yourself to cook.

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    1. A set of oven liners to catch crumbs before they permanently attach themselves to your oven. Raise your hand if you hate cleaning your oven. Great. Now take that same hand and click the "add to cart" button.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got tired of cleaning the bottom of my oven out after every drip and spill, or running the 'oven clean' option, which uses up so much energy and makes my house HOT during the process. I used to have foil on the bottom of the oven to help with spills, and that improved things greatly β€” but then you have to replace the foil after a while. I had to cut them to size, which was easy to do with a simple pair of household scissors. Then I placed them in the oven (they look nice!), and I waited for it to get messy. I cooked something super messy and finally needed to clean the liner. It was SO easy; I put it in the sink and used my sink sprayer and everything immediately slid right off the liner. No problem! I have a double oven, so I was glad this pack came with more than one. I have one in each oven and one on standby in case I need it. I know that having a dirty oven isn't the worst thing in the world, but if it matters to you, try these!" β€”Hpg

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    2. A bamboo cutting board that comes with dishwasher-safe color-coded mats so you only have to wash the ones you use.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It helps me keep my kitchen mess-free and saves me from unnecessary washing up of the board all the time during cooking. I don't have to maintain different cutting boards for different food items too." β€”A2Z

    Get it from Amazon for $24.22.

    3. A pan splash guard from Shark Tank for catching oil splatter. As someone who has a gas stove, this is truly life-changing because it would save me the hassle of removing the heavy grill plates to clean the stove. With this, all the mess is on the inside of the guard and comes off easy with just soap and sponge or in the dishwasher.

    amazon.com

    This splash guard is made for 10-inch pans.

    Promising review: "It looks crazy when it's sitting in your skillet, but by gum it is brilliant. Almost entirely eliminates spatter on your stove top and/or backsplash. Perfectly easy to put on, perfectly easy to reach into to stir or turn the food you're cooking, and washes up perfectly in the dishwasher (honestly, I wouldn't want to have to clean it without a dishwasher, just because of how floppy it is). I love my Frywall!" β€”N. O'Connor

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in four colors).

    4. And speaking of gas stoves, a set of reusable burner covers, because you can never be too prepared. They're non-stick and heat-resistant so you can easily clean them with soapy water or in the dishwasher.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love that they help keep the stove clean. If a pot overflows, I just take the cover and rinse it in the sink and put it right back on the stove. I love these things." β€”Jennifer S

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A collapsible splatter guard so last night's spaghetti leftovers don't turn your microwave into a Jackson Pollock painting. This lil' guy is collapsible and dishwasher-safe so you can easily store it (or keep it in the microwave) when you're not using it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This item replaced a solid plastic non-collapsible microwave food cover, that melted when a popcorn bag was placed on top. But I digress. This thing is easy to clean, (the collapsible part is silicone, so spattered food washes off easily), and is very well made. It's tall enough to cover most plates of food, and shallow bowls. It folds pretty flat, so it can be easily stored somewhere other than in your microwave, but we just leave ours in the microwave all the time, until we need to microwave something other than a plate of food." β€”JRB

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in three colors).

    6. A spill stopper to prevent your pot of pasta from boiling over and creating a mess β€” that you will have to clean β€” on your stove.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow wow wow! I have no words to describe how great this product is. I'm a mom with a large family that cooks and bakes all the time, and there is never a time that something doesn't spill over even when I'm standing and watching the pot. But with this, life has just gotten easy. I think I'm throwing out all my pot covers after using this I am mess-free! Thank you for such a great product" β€”Rackel

    Get it from Amazon for $16.77+ (available in three colors).

    7. A pot clip for holding your utensils aloft and over the pot so if they drip it's not all over your freshly washed counters.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a hit at our household. My husband and I both like to use it and we love it! It is so convenient to use when cooking most anything. It holds utensils so well and they are easily unhooked for stirring soups or anything you are making. All utensils balance easily in the clip. No more dirtying spoon holders as the drip stays over the pots. It is a kitchen necessity, and oh, so convenient!" β€”Lakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.75.

    8. Or a stainless steel spoon rest, because it fits with your kitchen's minimalist aesthetic β€” and by that we mean not one speck of dirt allowed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Had it for months now and it's exactly as advertised. This is sturdy β€” dropped it and no scratches, dents, and still intact. Our last spoon rest was ceramic and broke when we dropped it. Also, it's incredibly easy to clean. It does fine in the dishwasher on the top rack and rinses easily too. Doesn't stain either." β€”Katelyn M

    Get it from Amazon for $5+ (available in four sizes).

    9. A slotted spoon if you really want to cut down your number of dirty dishes. It has a notch on the side so you can rest it directly on the side of the pot. (Don't worry, it's heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit!) And when you're done, just toss it in the dishwasher.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We make a lot of pasta in our household so we're constantly using some utensil to stir the pasta while it cooks. I wasn't sure how this spoon would work β€” would it stay on the side of the pot? Would it feel flimsy? Would it work well or would it be one of those utensils that gets used once and then gets lost in your utensil drawer? This spoon worked great. That bright orange color makes it easy to find in the utensil drawer. While it's a bit heavy, I didn't feel that it was too heavy to use; it actually just felt sturdy. The notch in the spoon works great and keeps the spoon resting on the pot (just don't try and use it with any pot that has a lip) and you don't need to dirty a spoon rest when using this spoon. And it's dishwasher safe. All in all, a winner." β€”Book and Dog Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28+ (available in four colors).

    10. A gap cover so you don't spend every weekend trying to wedge a broom in the tiny space between your stove and the counter.

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    Promising review: "Fit perfect between the stove and counter. I got the clear and it looks great! No more food falling into the spaces while cooking. My kitchen is definitely safe from bugs and ants. Awesome product!" β€”mizzeyme

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    11. A Potato Express, a microwaveable bag that'll perfectly cook your tater so you don't have to wait an hour for it to bake in the oven. It's also great for reheating old bread, tortillas, and corn on the cob.

    youtube.com

    Promising review: "Baked potatoes couldn't be easier or quicker. These work just as advertised. We have found that with larger potatoes you may have to double your time, but eight to 10 minutes compared to an hour or more in the toaster oven can't be beat!" β€”Don Juan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. A pack of reusable toaster bags to satisfy your 2 a.m. grilled cheese cravings in minutes. This sure beats making it in a pan...and then having to clean said pan.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Who can say no to a mess-free toasted panini in under four minutes? Or frozen chicken nuggets or fish sticks... The sky is the limit with what you can fit into each of these toaster-safe bags. This is a late-night grilled cheese made in two minutes from heaven!!!" β€”corey

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. A deep spoon that can hold a tablespoon of liquid for when your recipe calls for two tablespoons of oil and you'd really rather not have to wash the measuring cups too.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. An adjustable measuring cup with a rotating body that easily dispenses sticky foods like peanut butter and honey because we're all tired of having to dirty another spatula just to empty the measuring cup.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Many power bar recipes I make frequently call for nut butter or agave syrup, both sticky, gluey substances. Tired of messing up measuring cups and spatulas to get the sticky stuff in and then back out of the cups, I thought I'd give this a try. Wonderful! Yes, you need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. Easy to use, your hands stay clean. When you done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work. Well-designed and easy to use." β€”QuinnCreative

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A set of flexible measuring cups if you need to get really precise with your pours instead of spilling half the liquid down the side of your regular stiff measuring cups.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have two of these in two different sizes and love them. They are so easy to pour into any opening without a mess. No breaking this product!" β€”Shaun

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $31.41.

    16. A dishwasher-safe personal blender so you're not dirtying a huge blender when you make your daily morning smoothie.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Easy to use and convenient. This thing is a miracle in the mornings. I can whip up a quick smoothie, rinse off the blades, put on the cover and I'm out the door without having to worry about a big mess to clean up. You can't go wrong, especially for the price." β€”Jared H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. A snap-on silicone strainer to help you drain the potatoes instead of dirtying your bulky colander (where is that by the way?). An added bonus: it's dishwasher-safe so clean up is a breeze.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "By far my favorite new kitchen gadget! It fits all of my pots and pans and makes it easy to direct the water/grease where I want it to go. I use it for pasta, couscous, ground beef, potatoes β€” everything that needs a strain. I haven’t had any food item fall out of the pan when straining. It cleans easily and doesn’t take up much storage space. Love this guy!!" β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A truly ~egg-celent~ rapid egg cooker that'll whip you up an omelette (or soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled egg as well as poached eggies) without you ever having to dirty a pan. Reviewers even use it to steam frozen dumplings!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this! It's easy to use and I get perfect eggs every time. No more boiling on the stove with water splattering everywhere and ending up with cracked eggs. I put the eggs on and go about my business until I hear the beeping. The eggs are so easy to peel. I am addicted to poached eggs for breakfast in the morning now. I bought this in 2016 and it is still going strong. I can assure you when it goes out I will buy another one. If I could give it more than five stars I would." β€”Christina G

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in five colors).

    19. A rapid ramen cooker for when you feel like eating trash β€” not cleaning it up. Plus you can eat out of it, which means you're not dirtying another bowl and spoon.

    Amazon

    Each cooker is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and reusable for up to five years.

    Promising review: "I’ve been missing out on amazing ramen my whole life until now! This product cooks it perfectly in three minutes and leaves it seasoned perfect. I love it and am so glad I bought one! Great, no messes and can eat out of it." β€”Desiree

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.49.

    20. A George Foreman grill with removable grilling plates you can toss in the dishwasher when you're done, because after making a panini on the stove you're somehow left with a mountain of dishes, pans, and silverware that needs to be washed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So happy I bought this. Makes cooking easier. My husband loves chicken, but with two toddlers running around and working full time, I don't always have time to whip up something good and healthy. This grill allows me to do that in under 10 minutes!!!! It's easy to use and clean. It's small enough to store anywhere. Doesn't make a mess and it cooks everything so well." β€”Es

    Get it from Amazon for $24.96+ (also available in platinum).

    21. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot that'll whip you up dinner without you ever needing to open your cluttered pots and pans drawer.

    Amazon

    This do-it-all kitchen appliance is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautΓ© pan, yogurt maker and warmer.

    Promising review: "I use the pressure cook and slow cook options regularly! I even got rid of my stovetop pressure cooker, because I wasn't using it anymore. This one does the job perfectly well, with no noise, and no mess. The sautΓ© feature is a huge bonus. A lot of slow cooker recipes require that you brown the meat first. It really saves the mess and hassle of browning it on the stove, and then transferring it over to the slow cooker. I simply use the sautΓ© feature to brown whatever I need, then turn it off, switch to slow cook mode, cover, and walk away. It's the best feeling to get home from work in the evening and have a home-cooked meal ready to go!" β€”Beatriz

    Get it from Amazon for $79 for six-quart Instant Pot (originally $99.95, also available in three sizes and three styles).

    22. A sandwich bag holder so you can transport your food without spilling half of it on the counter. We recommend these reusable silicone bags if you're trying to reduce your plastic use.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life? It's a simple concept: the tongs hold the ziplock open so you can easily fill mess-free. The arms have a clip on their end to hold the bag in place. The arms are adjustable up to a large size freezer bag. I really get irritated when I try to fill a bag and get sauce or whatever all over the zip portion of the bag, gross! This solves the problem. This works great to dry a green bag after I wash it out. I love fun AND useful kitchen tools, and this is a good one." β€”Mom of Three

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    23. A grater prep bowl to replace your grater and slicer; this baby does it all (and keeps it stored so nicely) so you only have to clean one tool rather than three.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Macy's for $29.99 (originally $49.99).

    24. A flat colander for catching all your trimmings and peelings when you don't have a garbage disposal or want to save them for composting. No more getting your hands dirty having to scoop them into the trash yourself.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Brilliant design. Great for washing berries or green beans, and also great for catching the snippings. It's so nice to be able to peel onions, trim radishes, and other vegetables without having to scoop the peels up by hand. Just peel/snip into the sink and dump all the debris just once. Love it." β€”KATHRYN T.

    Get it from Amazon for $13 (available in four colors).

    25. A silicone bread maker if you love carbs and hate messes (it me!). Now you can bake your bread in one container and then toss the sleeve in the dishwasher when it's dirty.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This mixing bowl invention is genius. Bread making always makes such a mess, but with the Lekue Silicone Bread Maker, I can mix, proof and bake all in one bowl. It was a big advantage for proofing wetter dough like crusty artistic or sourdough because transferring that wetter dough out of the proofing container without degassing it was always a challenge. Being able to do everything in one container is extremely helpful. Also, by having the Lekue wrap around the bread during baking helps to trap some steam for those desirable holes in artistic bread. I also like the torpedo shaped loaf it makes." β€”Keek, An Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.91.

    26. An angled cutting board that'll catch all the juice from your meats and produce so it doesn't end up all over your counter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Lets you cut your food up, contain the mess from going everywhere, and fits in the dishwasher. What more could you ask?" β€”Ray Palmer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

    27. Or, a foldable cutting board, because we all know the struggle of trying to tip your chopped onions into the pan from your regular cutting board and watching half of them fall on the stove.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So easy to chop onions and whatever else and then just curl it and dump into pan with no mess. Gotta love it!" β€”Richard Myers

    Get it from Amazon for $17.84+ (available in seven colors).

    Pls don't let this be you:

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

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