Food is great. Cooking food is also great. Both of those points are debatable when you think about the clean up after. That clean up after you cook? Not so great. Luckily for you, there are a bunch of products available on Amazon that are perfect for people who love to cook but hate the cleanup process. I rounded up a ton of them and I know that if you're anything like me (or really just a regular human being) you will find these oh-so-helpful!
We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: 22Words is a participant in the Amazon affiliate program and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
This Cake Server Is the Only Tool You Need to Serve Perfect Cake Slices
via: AmazonGetting the first slice of cake or pie out is usually a pretty messy task — and it typically results in multiple utensils getting dirty. Not so if you use this fancy cutter/slicer!
Tear Cooked Meat to Pieces with These Bear Claw Meat Shredders
via: AmazonThere's something to be said for having the perfect tool for the job. As it turns out, bear claws are very good at shredding meat, but they typically come attached to actual bears. Now, you can use these plastic bear claws to shred just about any type of meat. And yes, they're dishwasher-safe.
These Silicone Baking Mats Are Basically the Best Thing to Happen to Baking Since Ovens
via: AmazonThese handy mats eliminate the need for oil, cooking sprays, and parchment paper. They create a non-stick layer between your pan and whatever you're baking. They also ensure even heat transfer to the food.
These Silicone Muffin Cups Are Adorable and Convenient
via: AmazonThese muffin cups also eliminate the step (and mess) of having to grease your pan whenever you make muffins, cupcakes, or cornbread. They're totally safe to put in your freezer, microwave, oven, or dishwasher.
Keep the Prep Mess Contained with This Hanging Trash Bag
via: AmazonYou can attach any bag to your kitchen cupboards or drawers, saving you multiple trips back and forth to the garbage can. When you're done, all you have to do is remove the bag and toss it. Easy peasy!
This Hand Blender Is a Much Sleeker Option Than the Giant Blender in Your Cupboard
via: AmazonIt kind of stinks having to lug your full-size blender out of your cupboards every time you want to use it, right? This hand blender has a low profile but still packs quite the punch. And, the blade is dishwasher-safe.
This Breakfast Sandwich Maker Prepares Your Entire Breakfast
via: AmazonWhy mess up multiple pans and appliances for one simple breakfast sandwich? This handy gadget will toast your bread, heat your meat, melt your cheese, and cook your egg all in one go. It also has nearly 4,000 reviews, so it's clearly working for a lot of people.
This Over-the-Sink Cutting Board/Colander Is Perfect for Cooks with Limited Counter Space
via: AmazonIts arm extends to fit pretty much any sink, and the built-in colander means — you guessed it — fewer dishes to wash at the end of the night! Are you wondering whether it's dishwasher safe? Of course it is.
This Recipe Holder Protects Your Recipes from Messy Spills
via: AmazonHey, you don't want to clean up your recipe cards either, right? This classy "recipe rock" keeps your printed recipes visible and off the countertop so you have more space to work.
Never Rewash Dishes Again with This Handy Dishwasher Magnet
via: Amazon"Are these clean or dirty?" You've asked the question of yourself (or your family members and roommates) countless times. Put an end to the wondering with this magnet. Put the clean side up when the dishes are clean, and the dirty side up when they're dirty. Voila!
Keep Splatters at Bay with a Splatter Screen
via: Amazon/AminHot, spluttering oil is dangerous and messy. But if you place one of these over your cooking pan, it'll keep the hot oil from escaping. The best part is you can still totally see whatever it is you're cooking.
Future You Will Thank You for These Stovetop Liners
via: AmazonEvery time you spill some food on your stovetop, you probably think, "I'll get that as soon as I'm done cooking." But you don't get it. It gets baked on and next thing you know, you have to scrub your entire stovetop. Do yourself a favor and put these handy things on before the next spill. You can toss them in the dishwasher whenever they get dirty.
This Nut Grinder Keeps Nut Crumbs All Together
via: AmazonChopping nuts is one of those tasks that can quickly go awry. Keep the peanuts from flying all over your kitchen and invest (a whole 13 bucks) in a nut grinder like this one to keep the nut pieces exactly where you want them.
This Can Opener Has a Handy Built-in Magnet
via: AmazonEasily remove the lid from your canned goods with the magnet on top of this opener. Then, press the little lever and it will pop the lid off into your recycle bin.
This Muffin Tin Is Non-Stick!
via: AmazonThe cups also have a unique quilted texture that improves airflow during baking so you always get a bake that would make Mary Berry proud.
This Spoon Rest Keeps Your Counters Free from Drips
via: AmazonPut your spoon or other utensils on this handy spoon rest to protect your counters from drips. You can easily rinse it off, wipe it out, or (once again) put it in the dishwasher whenever it gets dirty.
This Can Strainer Fits Any Standard Can of Food
via: AmazonThis handy little gadget snaps right onto whatever can of food you have to drain. Then, you can flip the can upside down directly over the drain rather than getting slimy can juice all over your sink. Once the can is done draining, just pop the strainer in the dishwasher.
If You're Using Multiple Utensils, This Utensil Rest May Be a Better Option
via: AmazonIt has four notches for holding up to four different utensils. It also has raised edges to keep any liquids from running off onto your counter.
These Silicone Brushes Are Great for Basting
via: Amazon/BusyBShoppinAnd unlike nylon brushes, they don't shed or remain greasy after use. These brushes can withstand temperatures up to 446º F, making them ideal for baking, broiling, and grilling.
This Garlic Peeler Works Like Magic!
via: AmazonPop a few cloves of garlic in the silicone sleeve and roll it on a flat surface. Thanks to magic (and/or science), the peels will be completely removed after just a few seconds of rolling.
Turn A Lemon into Its Own Juice Container with This Sprayer Gadget
via: AmazonAll you have to do is cut the tip of your lemon (or other citrus fruit) off, then screw in this sprayer gadget. Now you can get citrus juice right from the source.
This Stainless Steel Soap Bar Absorbs Odors from Your Hands
via: AmazonYou want to eat garlic, onions, and fish — not smell like them. Rubbing this bar between your hands like you would a typical bar of soap instantly removes those odors from your hands. The bar itself can be placed in your dishwasher.
A Cast Iron Skillet Is a Must for Every Cook
via: AmazonAnd if you hate cooking, you're in luck because you should never put soap in a cast iron pan! These things basically thrive on not being washed!
These Grill Mats Make Non-Stick Grilling a Reality
via: AmazonYou put them directly on your grill which prevents morsels of food from falling through the grates and keeps your grill looking as good as new. The mats are thin enough to leave grill marks on your food, so you're not sacrificing flavor or appearance, either.
This Oven Liner Protects Your Oven — and Your Elbows
via: AmazonIs there anything more monotonous than scrubbing out an oven? I don't think so. But if you don't do it, you end up with charcoal-y black messes at the bottom of your oven (and inevitably set off your smoke alarm). If you put these liners down first, you don't have to worry about scrubbing.
These Jar Grips Put an End to Stubborn Jar Lids
via: AmazonThis pack contains three different types of grip, so you'll be prepared for any job. Don't let thoe pickles get the best of you!
These Stackable Food Containers Save Counter Space
via: AmazonAnd they're absolutely lovely. The glass containers feature an airtight closure, ensuring your food stays fresh for longer. The containers and the lids are all dishwasher-safe.
This Cutting Board Comes with 7 Different Interchangeable Mats
via: AmazonThe mats are color-coded to prevent cross-contamination. They can be popped snugly into place on the bamboo base and even fit inside the board when not in use.
Protect Yourself with This Finger Guard
via: AmazonOf all the kitchen messes that are a pain to clean up, your own blood is definitely at the top of the list. Luckily, this finger guard can keep that from happening. Snap it onto your finger before you chop and your fingers will always be protected.
These Baggy Racks Prop up Food Storage Bags
via: Amazon/Kaela V.Imagine making a giant batch of tomato sauce and then accidentally spilling it all over your countertop when you try to pour it into a storage bag. The horror! OK, now stop imagining that horrific scene and get these clips to prevent that from ever happening to you.
This Spatula Makes Flipping Foods Easier
via: AmazonThe unique design allows you to grab onto whatever it is you're trying to flip. Keep egg yolks from cracking or pancakes from getting stuck and making a huge mess in your pan.
This Mandoline Slicer Has a Built-in Container
via: AmazonGet paper-thin slices with just a few easy movements — and rather than trying to get the slices to land on your cutting board or plate, this slicer catches them right in the storage compartment.
Here's a Storage Container Made Specifically for Bacon!
via: AmazonThis airtight bacon keeper is the perfect container for storing your bacon and keeping it fresh for longer. It can hold up to one pound of uncooked bacon.
This Collapsible Dish Tub Saves All Kinds of Space
via: AmazonWhether you're camping or just a little limited on elbow room, getting items that collapse is a brilliant way to save space. This dish tub is strong enough to stand on its own but collapses to just a few inches tall when not in use.
Keep Your Pans in the Cupboard and Use This Microwave Pasta Cooker Instead
via: AmazonJust add pasta and water — you don't even have to boil it first. Zap it in the microwave and voila! Cooked pasta.
This Anti-Fatigue Mat Keeps You Comfy While You Cook
via: AmazonFor most people, cooking means standing up at the stove. With a mat like this one, standing becomes much more comfortable. It's also super easy to wipe up in case you happen to spill anything on it.
This Condiment Fork Is Absolutely Genius
via: AmazonYou don't need to grab a new fork every time you want a pickle — just attach this condiment fork to the jar and cut down on dishes (and avoid getting your fingers wet).