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23 Kitchen Products Every Messy Cook Needs

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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.

Walmart

It measures 12"x15".

Get it from Walmart for $22.50.

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.

Promising review: "It's great! Used at the bottom of the oven to contain messes. I would recommend this to a friend." —The3rdbuilderGet it from Walmart for $5.99.
Walmart

Promising review: "It's great! Used at the bottom of the oven to contain messes. I would recommend this to a friend." —The3rdbuilder

Get it from Walmart for $5.99.

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

Promising review: "This poacher makes the perfect poached eggs and mini scrambled egg with veggies at the same time. Just five minutes in a pan with some water and a lid, and my husband and I both get what we want. Non-stick coating is fantastic, pan cleans with just the wipe of a paper towel. I also like the handle for easily lifting the poacher out of the pan." —NAB3Get it from Walmart for $9.97.
Walmart

Promising review: "This poacher makes the perfect poached eggs and mini scrambled egg with veggies at the same time. Just five minutes in a pan with some water and a lid, and my husband and I both get what we want. Non-stick coating is fantastic, pan cleans with just the wipe of a paper towel. I also like the handle for easily lifting the poacher out of the pan." —NAB3

Get it from Walmart for $9.97.

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

This 13-piece set includes an all-in-one lid, an attachment lid, a hand guard, a non-skid bowl, a salad spinner attachment, a yolk separator, a kitchen slicer, an egg beater blade, a zesting blade, a grating blade, a slicing blade, an ultra-fine julienne blade, and a regular julienne blade.Promising review: "Having a relatively small kitchen and budget to match, but loving to cook, this 13-piece gadget is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. It is quality made, too. The blades are sharp as all heck (learned that quick enough!) and easy to figure out how to use. I've already used it to slice onions and potatoes, made some bomb guacamole, chopped up fruit for fruit salad — things I only had one sharp knife for before. The only negative so far is I haven't really figured out how to grate cheese with it, which is really what I needed to begin with, but I've had it less than a month and so far the pros far outweigh the cons! I am very pleased with my purchase!" —SanDeeGet it from Walmart for $9.97.
Walmart

This 13-piece set includes an all-in-one lid, an attachment lid, a hand guard, a non-skid bowl, a salad spinner attachment, a yolk separator, a kitchen slicer, an egg beater blade, a zesting blade, a grating blade, a slicing blade, an ultra-fine julienne blade, and a regular julienne blade.

Promising review: "Having a relatively small kitchen and budget to match, but loving to cook, this 13-piece gadget is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. It is quality made, too. The blades are sharp as all heck (learned that quick enough!) and easy to figure out how to use. I've already used it to slice onions and potatoes, made some bomb guacamole, chopped up fruit for fruit salad — things I only had one sharp knife for before. The only negative so far is I haven't really figured out how to grate cheese with it, which is really what I needed to begin with, but I've had it less than a month and so far the pros far outweigh the cons! I am very pleased with my purchase!" —SanDee

Get it from Walmart for $9.97.

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

It's made of BPA-free, heat-resistant silicone and dishwasher-safe.Get it from Walmart for $9.48.
Walmart

It's made of BPA-free, heat-resistant silicone and dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Walmart for $9.48.

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.

Get it from Walmart for $45.99.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $45.99.

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

It's super easy to clean off.Promising review: "I use it around my one-cup coffee maker, which tends to splatter coffee on the counter. I like that the sides can be adjusted for individual needs. It is well-made and a good buy."—Bobbie70Get it from Walmart or Jet for $8.25.
Walmart

It's super easy to clean off.

Promising review: "I use it around my one-cup coffee maker, which tends to splatter coffee on the counter. I like that the sides can be adjusted for individual needs. It is well-made and a good buy."—Bobbie70

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $8.25.

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

Promising review: "I love how neat my cupboard is and how easy it is to get to what would have been the bottom pan in a stack of several." —MoonshadowGet it from Walmart for $7.29.
Walmart

Promising review: "I love how neat my cupboard is and how easy it is to get to what would have been the bottom pan in a stack of several." —Moonshadow

Get it from Walmart for $7.29.

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

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $8.32.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $8.32.

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

It folds flat for storage.Get it from Walmart for $29.99.
Walmart

It folds flat for storage.

Get it from Walmart for $29.99.

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

Jet

It fits cookware from 6" to 9" in diameter and is heat-resistant up to 400°F. It's also dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This is a great product. I use it all the time. It saves a lot of clean up I used to do before this product. I recommend it!" —Shee

Get it from Jet for $7.75 or Walmart for $9.83.

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

They're odor-resistant but you can also toss them in the dishwasher and washing machine for sanitizing. They're safe for use on wood, plastic, copper, cast iron, fiberglass, stainless steel, vinyl, car exterior paint, non-stick coatings, and glass.Promising review: "Most sponges harbor all kinds of bacteria because they retain moisture. The Scrub Daddy dries out completely between uses and never gets smelly. Also works great as an everyday sponge, doesn't scratch — even when hardened in cold water. I have actually given these as holiday gifts. Great product." —DiscerningShopperGirlGet an eight-pack from Walmart for $17.51 or Jet for $18.05.
Walmart

They're odor-resistant but you can also toss them in the dishwasher and washing machine for sanitizing. They're safe for use on wood, plastic, copper, cast iron, fiberglass, stainless steel, vinyl, car exterior paint, non-stick coatings, and glass.

Promising review: "Most sponges harbor all kinds of bacteria because they retain moisture. The Scrub Daddy dries out completely between uses and never gets smelly. Also works great as an everyday sponge, doesn't scratch — even when hardened in cold water. I have actually given these as holiday gifts. Great product." —DiscerningShopperGirl

Get an eight-pack from Walmart for $17.51 or Jet for $18.05.

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

It's made of 100% cotton and machine-washable!Get it from Walmart for $11.99.
Walmart

It's made of 100% cotton and machine-washable!

Get it from Walmart for $11.99.

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

Get it from Walmart for $10.14.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $10.14.

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.

Promising review: "I was very pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness of this cleaner. Not only did it have a great mild smell, but it was very effective in the kitchen, bath, and all over the house. I even used it in my car — just for the great smell. I highly recommend this product." —bjmcphail1Get it from Jet for $3.99.
Jet

Promising review: "I was very pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness of this cleaner. Not only did it have a great mild smell, but it was very effective in the kitchen, bath, and all over the house. I even used it in my car — just for the great smell. I highly recommend this product." —bjmcphail1

Get it from Jet for $3.99.

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

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $7.44.
Trudeau

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $7.44.

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

Get it from Walmart for $7.15.
Walmart

Get it from Walmart for $7.15.

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

Each set includes four bowls and four lids. Pyrex glass is dishwasher-, refrigerator-, microwave-, and pre-heated oven safe. The lids are made of BPA-free plastic.Promising review: "You can always count on Pyrex for a quality product, and this set of mixing bowls is no exception. The set provided every size I wanted with the added convenience of tight-fitting plastic lids, which makes them perfect for refrigerated leftovers, too. Glass is my preferred choice for mixing/storage bowls because it's easy to keep germ-free and spotlessly clean, and it won't stain if you're storing leftover spaghetti or cherry jello. I had a set of plastic mixing/storage bowls that wound up looking like they'd been through a war after only six months, and they even warped in the dishwasher. I highly recommend these Pyrex mixing bowls." —MissMacyGet them from Walmart or Jet for $19.97.
Walmart

Each set includes four bowls and four lids. Pyrex glass is dishwasher-, refrigerator-, microwave-, and pre-heated oven safe. The lids are made of BPA-free plastic.

Promising review: "You can always count on Pyrex for a quality product, and this set of mixing bowls is no exception. The set provided every size I wanted with the added convenience of tight-fitting plastic lids, which makes them perfect for refrigerated leftovers, too. Glass is my preferred choice for mixing/storage bowls because it's easy to keep germ-free and spotlessly clean, and it won't stain if you're storing leftover spaghetti or cherry jello. I had a set of plastic mixing/storage bowls that wound up looking like they'd been through a war after only six months, and they even warped in the dishwasher. I highly recommend these Pyrex mixing bowls." —MissMacy

Get them from Walmart or Jet for $19.97.

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

Get them from Walmart for $19.49.
Walmart

Get them from Walmart for $19.49.

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

Each set comes with three funnels. They're heat-resistant up to 500 degrees and dishwasher-safe.Promising review: "The silicone is very easy to clean. The funnels are good sizes for general kitchen use. I like to use them to transfer cooking oil from large containers to smaller ones. The oil doesn't stick to the side of the funnels, which is great — exactly what I needed." —LisaGet them from Walmart for $5.97.
Walmart

Each set comes with three funnels. They're heat-resistant up to 500 degrees and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "The silicone is very easy to clean. The funnels are good sizes for general kitchen use. I like to use them to transfer cooking oil from large containers to smaller ones. The oil doesn't stick to the side of the funnels, which is great — exactly what I needed." —Lisa

Get them from Walmart for $5.97.

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.

It comes with a measuring cup.Promising review: "After years of being super careful to not overfill the waffle plate, this waffle iron almost eliminates accidental spills. This waffle iron does not have the thermostat dial on the top, but for me, that was a plus. For me, it is much easier to store with the smooth surface. Iron was plenty hot, cooking the waffle in 1–2 minutes depending on how brown I wanted it. The measuring cup is perfect for hanging inside the mixing bowl to keep it from falling in and getting the handle full of batter. We had no problem tearing the waffle into waffle sticks although we did not dip them. Easy clean-up and store-away cord a nice plus." —yayaboboGet it from Walmart or Jet for $22.39.
Walmart

It comes with a measuring cup.

Promising review: "After years of being super careful to not overfill the waffle plate, this waffle iron almost eliminates accidental spills. This waffle iron does not have the thermostat dial on the top, but for me, that was a plus. For me, it is much easier to store with the smooth surface. Iron was plenty hot, cooking the waffle in 1–2 minutes depending on how brown I wanted it. The measuring cup is perfect for hanging inside the mixing bowl to keep it from falling in and getting the handle full of batter. We had no problem tearing the waffle into waffle sticks although we did not dip them. Easy clean-up and store-away cord a nice plus." —yayabobo

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $22.39.

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.

Promising review: "I use this collapsible dish tub in my kitchen sink so I can let my dirty dishes soak instead of running water needlessly. It not only saves me water but makes washing the dishes so much easier! It fits perfectly in my sink so I can fit even large pans in it. I love that it's collapsible because I can just collapse it and easily store it when I'm not using it." —AngieGet it from Walmart for $12.99.
Walmart

Promising review: "I use this collapsible dish tub in my kitchen sink so I can let my dirty dishes soak instead of running water needlessly. It not only saves me water but makes washing the dishes so much easier! It fits perfectly in my sink so I can fit even large pans in it. I love that it's collapsible because I can just collapse it and easily store it when I'm not using it." —Angie

Get it from Walmart for $12.99.

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

Promising review: "I cannot explain how much I LOVE this! First off, it saves space on my countertop. Second, I love that as I'm dicing up fruits, veggies, or chicken, I can slide it right into the strainer and rinse. The board is a little on the smaller side, so one chicken breast at a time — okay by me. I can dice a whole head of lettuce on it, slide into the strainer with a swipe, cut up veggies, slide it on in, cut up some fruit, and in it goes. Remove the board to give a good rinse, toss it around, and call to my family that salad is done! Saves room and time! This is a must for all kitchens!" —ReallyMadMom13Get it from Walmart for $19.14.
Walmart

Promising review: "I cannot explain how much I LOVE this! First off, it saves space on my countertop. Second, I love that as I'm dicing up fruits, veggies, or chicken, I can slide it right into the strainer and rinse. The board is a little on the smaller side, so one chicken breast at a time — okay by me. I can dice a whole head of lettuce on it, slide into the strainer with a swipe, cut up veggies, slide it on in, cut up some fruit, and in it goes. Remove the board to give a good rinse, toss it around, and call to my family that salad is done! Saves room and time! This is a must for all kitchens!" —ReallyMadMom13

Get it from Walmart for $19.14.

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