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    23 Kitchen Products Every Messy Cook Needs

    A golden rule of cooking = less mess, less stress!

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    1. A bamboo cutting board with a sliding tray so you can throw in scraps or sliced food as you go.

    2. A reusable non-stick oven liner to catch drippy pie filling and turkey grease before they become baked-on, impossible-to-scrub-off disasters.

    3. A non-stick poaching tray for a neat and easy way to make poached eggs.

    4. A manual food chopper and slicer set because cutting ingredients with a knife (especially tomatoes and avocados) can get sloppy.

    5. A handy clip-on strainer so you won't accidentally pour pasta down the drain.

    6. An acacia wood cutting board with deep juice grooves and a large cavity to prevent scraps, juices, and crumbs from escaping onto your countertop or floor.

    7. A non-stick splatter guard that'll prevent bacon grease from flying all over your stovetop.

    8. An organizer rack for giving you easy access to every pot lid, frying pan, and baking tray.

    9. A lazy Susan so you don't have to empty out an entire cabinet to find the spice you want.

    10. A rotating cookbook holder with an acrylic screen to shield the pages from splashes.

    11. A boil-over guard that can stop spills (resulting from cooking pasta or heating milk) before they happen.

    12. A value pack of Scrub Daddy sponges for dislodging stubborn stains — they'll work on dishes, pots and pans, as well as appliances.

    13. A pretty apron you'll actually want to wear, especially because it'll protect your clothes from splatters.

    14. A stainless steel rack to rest your pot lid and spoon on instead of in the sink or on the counter.

    15. A bottle of plant-based all-purpose cleaner that'll smell amazing (like lemon, thyme, and basil) so you might dread cleaning a little less.

    16. A flexible pot clip for holding your cooking utensil and keeping your countertop sauce-free.

    17. A hanging trash bag holder so you can easily sweep garlic and potato peels off the counter instead of letting them pile up.

    18. A set of glass mixing bowls to give every ingredient its own place and make food prep a lot less chaotic.

    19. An oil and vinegar dispenser set with drip-free spouts that won't leave little puddles outside your salad bowl.

    20. A set of flexible silicone funnels for transferring liquids because it's just not worth the risk to go without one.

    21. A no-mess waffle iron (with a deep grid design and built-in overflow channel) so you never have to worry about excess batter seeping out.

    22. A collapsible tub to load all the dirty dishes into so they're not cluttering up the sink. Just set them aside to soak until you're ready to wash them.

    23. An over-the-sink colander + cutting board that'll save you both time and counter space.

    Cooking can actually be relaxing when the kitchen is clean!

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