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    36 Useful Kitchen Products Every Messy Cook Needs

    Less spilling, more grilling.

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    1. A hanging garbage bag holder that won't crowd your counter space.

    2. A spill stopper to avoid worrying about that pot of pasta boiling over and wreaking havoc on your stovetop.

    3. A cutting board with a bottom tray for catching chopped veggies, run-off juices, or scraps. You can also use the tray to marinate meats.

    4. A rotating utensil holder so you can quickly find and grab the tool you need.

    5. A pan and pot lid organizer that'll keep your cabinets neat and make everything easily accessible.

    6. A splatter protection wall to keep grease from flying EVERYWHERE.

    7. A three-section skillet for cooking a whole meal with one pan.

    8. A cookbook and tablet stand with a splatter shield so 1.) you never lose your page and 2.) you won't get marinara sauce on your iPad.

    9. A ravioli-shaped spoon rest that'll be worth every ~penne~.

    10. A set of stackable refrigerator storage bins to keep all your raw ingredients organized.

    11. A collapsible dish tub for soaking dirty dishes and utensils in until you're ready to wash them.

    12. A lazy Susan spice rack so you don't have to empty half of the cabinet to find the cumin.

    13. A flexible cutting board that can transform into a scoop for easily transferring ingredients into the pot.

    14. A magnetic fridge rack with a paper towel holder to keep your cleaning supplies within reach.

    15. An elevated slotted spoon you won't need a rest for (the handle is heavier, so the head is always raised).

    16. A perforated washing bowl so rinsing rice and produce won't be a draining process.

    17. A mini food processor that'll do all the messy prep work for you and isn't an eyesore.

    18. A set of stove counter gap covers to keep crumbs (and liquids) from falling into the unreachable abyss.

    19. A set of flexible measuring cups for some precise pouring control.

    20. A 2-in-1 salt and pepper grinder set so you won't have to switch between two shakers.

    21. A 3-in-1 avocado tool that'll actually be easy to clean because there are no crevices or loose parts.

    22. A clip-on strainer to keep your food from falling into the sink. Bonus: Your hands won't come close to hot liquids!

    23. A brush and squeegee combo for swiping spills on the countertop into the sink. You'll save a lot on paper towels.

    24. A funnel set so liquids won't spill everywhere as you're transferring some from one container to another.

    25. A cotton apron that'll protect you from inevitable splatters. It's so pretty you'll actually want to wear it.

    26. A pack of nonstick oven liners to catch any drips, spills, or crumbs and prevent them from becoming burnt blobs that won't budge no matter how hard you scrub.

    27. A set of silicone pinch bowls for mise en place. They're stackable and shatterproof.

    28. A drip-free oil stopper and pourer so you can always get the perfect amount.

    29. A no-mess citrus juicer that won't leave your hands covered in pulp.

    30. A pot clip (with a flexible opening) to hold up your sauce-covered spoon.

    31. A flat colander for catching all those scraps in the sink. Simply lift up and dump into the trash can. Amazing.

    32. A microwave pasta cooker so you can make dinner in minutes. It's one less pot to wash!

    33. A hand-powered food chopper, because dicing tomatoes can get really sloppy.

    34. A collapsible multipurpose stand to prop open ziplock bags so you don't accidentally scoop some stew onto the floor. It's also great for holding trash bags to collect scraps.

    35. A pack of nonstick gas range protectors for keeping the stovetop clean.

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

    Your kitchen is going to be so clean and tidy!

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