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    21 Cleaning Products That’ll Help Make Your Kitchen Sparkle

    These products will come to the rescue after you make a mess trying to cook a giant holiday feast.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A garbage disposal cleaner that'll blast away odor-causing particles stuck in the pipes. Bonus: it has a fresh lemon scent.


    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 naïve 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 VOILÀ! 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!" —VadersGirl

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.34.

    2. A bottle of grout spray to transform your tile floors with minimal elbow grease.

    Promising review: "I am blown away by this stuff! We redid our kitchen almost four years ago and made the mistake of putting in light gray grout. With our kitchen being the main entrance to our house, three dogs that must go through the kitchen to go in and out, and a husband in construction, the light gray quickly turned dark. I figured the grout was a lost cause and never really tried to clean it much other than some normal cleaner when I washed the floors. This stuff made the grout lighter than I thought possible. I can’t believe I am sitting here raving about grout cleaner but this is apparently adulthood. It was easy to use — no excessive scrubbing and no harsh chemical smell or anything. The pics speak for themselves (don’t judge me for the filthy before pics 🙈)." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    3. A bottle of soft cleanser for tackling anything from rusty knives to grease-marked pans to stained porcelain sinks.

    One reviewer said it even removed permanent marker! Read our review of Bar Keepers Friend.

    Promising review: "Bar Keepers Friend should really be called 'Homeowner's Magician!' I purchased this cleanser in an attempt to revive our stainless steel knife set, which is a great moderately priced set that has seen better days, and I'm extremely happy that I did. The cleanser not only took away the rust spots with minimal difficulty, but it returned them to their original luster! After cleaning our knives, I gave it a shot on our porcelain sink, which I typically have to douse in bleach cleaner to remove the stains from, causing the entire kitchen to be filled with noxious fumes... and it worked beautifully! The stains came clean, and it made the sink look pretty enough to eat off of." —Kat Ferrari

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.15.

    4. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner so the splatters inside can wipe right off with a paper towel.

    Just add water and vinegar, and place this gadget in the microwave for 5–8 minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A bottle of fume-free spray that'll destroy all evidence of the fact that you haven't cleaned the oven since you first moved in.

    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. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. A pack of descaling tablets to wash away mineral deposits in your dishwasher and keep it running efficiently.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.96.

    7. A brush and squeegee combo for swiping spills on the countertop into the sink.


    Promising review: "Love this! We used to clean up water etc. on our countertops with paper towels. Now we use this to sweep the water into the sink and sweep crumbs right into the trash. I think this will save us lots of money in the long run and help us be more environmentally friendly." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A pair of deep clean brushes far more durable than old toothbrushes when it comes to scrubbing tile grout.


    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything." —Jennifer

    Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A bottle of Mrs. Meyer's multi-surface cleaner that'll leave your counters sparkling clean and your kitchen smelling amazing.

    Promising review: "We use this product at work and I swear by it. It works absolute miracles and smells amazing! We have nearly 100 cats at the sanctuary I work at and we use this to clean up after their messes. It works just as well as any commercial cleaner except that this is a natural alternative. It's very safe to use around pets also." —feignedlove

    Get it from Amazon for $3.88.

    10. A cooktop cleaning kit for dislodging stubborn stains that you previously thought were impossible to remove.

    This set comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cooktop cleaner, one cleaning pad, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "As soon as I used this stuff, I couldn't believe it! We had a new stove that I didn't clean for months and assumed the burnt pea juice (my enemy) would just be a new stain forever. However, after one application, it was basically gone. I used the scraper that came with it and did one more small application on just that spot, and it was gone! Every time I use this it looks like my stove could be brand new." —Christi Lambertson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47.

    11. A pack of microfiber towels perfect for polishing off appliances and dishes because they're completely lint-free.


    Promising review: "They're the best towels for clean up and drying, and are real workhorses when it comes to stubborn stains on my stainless steel kitchen appliances. Wash well, absolutely love them!" —Kitchen Queen

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $15.98.

    12. A flat duster so you don't have to drag out your appliances to clean under them.


    When the cover gets dirty, just throw it in the wash, and it'll be ready to go again.

    Promising review: " Wow does this making cleaning under the fridge, dressers, beds, and cribs etc. much easier. This tool will reach all the way to the wall behind our fridge and freezer and we have a commercial size fridge and separate freezer unit in our kitchen. We noticed our freezer temperature level was climbing and we worried it could be dust and cat hair accumulating under there. Sure enough, after we used this product to reach under the freezer and cleaned it well, the temperature dropped back down to where it normally is and works fine again." —Irishlawlass

    Get it from Amazon for $18.86 .

    13. A stainless steel cleaner that'll not only polish away existing grease, watermarks, and fingerprints, but will also help prevent new ones from sticking.

    Promising review: "I was truly surprised at how well this product worked. A friend recommended it, and I thought at this price, I would give it a try. I couldn’t believe the difference it made to my stainless steel appliances. Highly recommend using a microfiber cloth as directed. It buffed out all the smudges and fingerprints and does a good job of preventing future fingerprints. See photo: Right side is before and left side is after." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    14. A pack of Magic Erasers (kitchen version) to scrub off anything from dried marinara sauce to coffee stains.


    Promising review: "Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys — you name it, I've used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it's good as new!" —seven4eleven

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.94.

    15. A wood polish for eliminating unsightly scratches and watermarks from your wood 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 that jumped up and scratched places, 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 blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    16. A pack of odor-free dishcloths you won't need to throw in the washing machine or microwave — just rinse out after doing the dishes, hang to dry, and they'll be good as new!


    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 stinky 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 $7.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A spray mop with microfiber cleaning pads that'll be a serious upgrade from your ratty string mop.


    This is safe to use on all floor types including hardwood, vinyl, laminate, and tile. It comes with a 22-ounce refillable bottle that you can fill with your own cleaning solution and three microfiber mop heads. The microfiber pads are reusable and machine washable up to 100 times!

    Promising review: "We've tried several mops over the years, but this is an absolute winner. My wife loves it, and the built-in spray dispenser allows for painless easy mopping, whether of the whole kitchen or just spot messes. Great purchase, and we do recommend to friends!" —Tony

    Get it from Amazon for $44.22.

    18. An eco-friendly cleaning cloth to replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels. Plus, it's 100% biodegradable.


    Promising review: "Amazed. I wasn't sure what to expect with these but I'm beyond impressed! I use them for everything cleaning related — kitchen, counters, stovetop, microwave (and yes, we cook lots of bacon in the microwave), bathroom sinks and vanities, spills on the floor, windows, etc. anything you've ever used a paper towel for — these will do a better job.

    They are slightly textured so they have scrub value to them (not like a loofa but enough to get dried and sticky junk off the kitchen counters). They are quick to dry — I just hang them over the side of my dish drain, and they are back to their original texture by morning. I've also washed them multiple times although, honestly, a little dish soap and hot water and ring out seems more than sufficient because they don't really absorb stuff like a sponge — but don't get me wrong, they still absorb plenty! A sponge never really seems cleaned out because it has all those little pores. We have only used one roll of paper towels in two months thanks to these little beauties. I have enthusiastically recommended these to coworkers, friends and relatives and will be stocking up for Christmas gifts." —Julie B Potter

    Get a four-pack Amazon for $6.99.

    19. A cordless handheld vacuum for sucking up both wet and dry messes.


    Promising review: "It works! It works! It works! AND it's a snap to empty. My Yeti tumbler full of ice water goes flying because I caught my hand on the straw and I was moving pretty fast. So I grab this, and it really worked great. No soggy chamois cloth hanging from the shower rod, no wasted roll of paper towels, no crawling around on the floor, no going to the basement looking for a shop vac that is smaller than I am. Somebody finally got it right. Compact, functional, and rechargeable. HOORAY!" —designer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    20. A cast iron cleaner so your beloved skillet will look as good as new.


    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." —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    21. A durable sponge that won't start to smell or fall apart after just a couple of weeks.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of Jetz-Scrubz sponges!

    Here's an excerpt: "Its secrets are several: it's synthetic, so it doesn't have any natural fiber that encourage bacteria to thrive. The soft/spongy side makes dishes a sparkling clean, but doesn't have any holes big enough to pick up food particles. And the scrubby side's super tough but also durable, so it stands up to tough, stuck-on foods." — Natalie Brown

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.66.

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    Now you're officially a kitchen cleaning pro!


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