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17 Clever and Pretty Products That Will Make You Want to Wash Dishes
In every dynamic kitchen duo, there’s a cook and a cleaner-upper. You’re stuck with the dirty dishes? Invest in dishwashing products that are so luxurious, you might make your cooking counterpart jealous.
KitchenAid Dish Rack
Make your drying dishes look cute with this adorable drying rack ($46). The aqua color brings vintage flair to your kitchen, while the stainless steel material and removable self-draining board keep things tidy. The draining spout can be removed and placed anywhere on the rack, so you know it’ll fit the configuration of your counter and kitchen sink.
Full Circle Ceramic Soap Dispenser and Bamboo Dish
Ditch your sponge for this eco-friendly soap and brush set ($13). The ceramic bowl on the bottom acts like a soap dispenser when you press down on the spring-loaded base, creating extra-sudsy soap. Full Circle is dedicated to making products that are as gorgeous as they are functional, so you can clean in style.
Jarmazing Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Give your kitchen a touch of the rustic without the rust! The stainless steel topped mason jar dispenser ($15) is totally rust-proof, and you’ll save a bundle on individual soap containers by buying in bulk.
Simplehuman Sink Caddy
Your kitchen sink organization doesn’t have to be complicated. Save space on your countertop, and keep your sponges and brushes drying nicely with this sink caddy from Simplehuman ($17). The caddy even has a pop-out container on the bottom to fit a longer dish brush without it hanging awkwardly out the top. The four suction cups and wire ledge hanger ensure that it’ll cling securely to the side of your sink.
Wet-It Swedish Dishcloth
Trade in your mismatched dishcloths for these durable and adorable towels ($30 for six). They’re super absorbent—holding 16 times their weight—and come in tons of different colors and patterns. These make a great addition to your kitchen, or a thoughtful housewarming present.
Dealing with messes a little too extreme for a dishcloth? Forget paper towels—bamboo towels ($8) are made from sustainable, organic bamboo and each sheet can be reused over 120 times. They dispense like a paper towel for easy storage, but unlike paper towels you can actually put these in a washing machine and reuse again and again. One roll is the equivalent of using 60 paper towel rolls. Save trees, and save your money!
Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser
Your kitchen is many things, but it isn’t a circus, and you don’t need to be juggling dirty dishes, a sponge and a bottle of soap. This automatic soap dispenser ($25) is actually beautiful, and can hold up to 300ml of soap, with a panel to show you when you’re running low.
All-Purpose Spaghetti Scrub
This cult classic is named for its resemblance to a pile of spaghetti, but rest assured that’s the only quality the spaghetti scrub ($16 for two) shares with its namesake. Made with peach pit abrasives, this scrubby is safe to use on a variety of material—it even works on cast iron. Most importantly, it dries quickly and is dishwasher safe, so you won’t get that moldy sponge smell.
Casabella Premium Waterblock Gloves
Get deluxe in your kitchen, you beautiful queen. Casabella’s gloves ($8) are cotton lined inside for comfort, with a double cuff to keep water out. They come in several cute colors, including aqua, lipstick pink and cherry red.
Baby Bottle Drying Rack
While actually incredibly useful, this drying rack ($20) is probably popular because its just so darn cute. The rack looks like a pad of funny, rubber grass, and it’s perfect for drying all your baby items, like breast pumps and valves, pacifiers, bottles and beyond. It’s also very easy to pack up and travel with, so your baby items always have a safe place to dry.
Zoie+Chloe Multi-Purpose Silicone Scraper
These cute little silicone scrapers ($7) have a multitude of uses, from scraping dough and batter out of bowls, to getting hard bits off of pots and pants, to pushing food scraps down the garbage disposal. They come in tons of colors, and their slim shape means you can easily tuck them behind your kitchen sink.
Magic Silicone Scrubbing Gloves
If you like getting hands-on, these gloves are for you. With little scrubbing pads on the actual palms and finger tips, you can get into corners that can be hard to clean with a brush or scrub pad, without drying out your hands. The gloves ($12 for two) are antibacterial, non-toxic and totally dishwasher safe.
Umbra Sling Sink Caddy
If your sink doesn’t do well with suction cup sink caddies, you can still stay organized with this ingenious wire-based sink caddy ($7). Simply form the wire wherever it works best on your sink, and throw your sponge or brush in to dry. They also offer lots of cute colors to match your kitchen decor.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Dish Soap
Mrs. Meyer’s has tons of eco-friendly dish soaps, in refreshing scents like basil, honeysuckle and lemon verbena. However, the lavender scent ($11 for three) works best for convincing yourself you’re at a spa.
GelPro Anti-Fatigue Kitchen Floor Mat
So you’ve let the dishes pile up past the earth’s atmosphere, and you’re in for a long, intimate session with your kitchen sink and sponge. Enter the GelPro kitchen floor mat (from $40). The mat’s thick ergo-foam core helps prevent feet, leg and back pain that comes from standing in one place for too long. Slip-resistant and trip-proof, the mats come in tons of cute colors and patterns.
Ceramic Self-Draining Soap Dish
Don’t let your soap wither away in pool of water. This beautiful, self-draining dish ($30) has a steep angle to drain extra water and keep your soap dry. It’s also completely dishwasher safe.
A water-resistant speaker ($22) is the perfect companion to a stack of dirty dishes. Put on your favorite playlist or podcast, or use the speakerphone capability to call up your bestie so they can keep you company while you clean.
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