20 Products That Will Make You Want to Wash Dishes (Really!)
These dishwashing gadgets and products will make you actually like doing the dish chores.
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Make your drying dishes look cute with this adorable drying rack that folds away in a jiffy when you need more space. Our Test Kitchen named it one of the best dish drying racks on the market! The bold white design brings vintage flair to your kitchen, while the stainless steel and BPA-free plastic with easy self-draining keep things tidy. The handy utensil cups are also great for your cutlery and whisks. If you like this, you’re going to love the OXO Prep and Go containers, too.
This dual-sided version of the original Scrub Daddy sponge makes you smile every time you head for the sink. No, seriously, the brand famous for its smiley design now has a more typical-looking sponge with out-of-this-world capabilities. The texture of this dishwashing gadget transforms depending on the water temperature. Using cold water renders a firm deep-cleaning, while warm or hot water results in smooth and gentle wiping.
This cleaning powerhouse went viral in 2021. It uses spray-activated suds to eliminate the need for soaking. Spritzed bubbles attack food messes by loosening caked-on sauce and gunk so all you have to do is spray, wipe and rinse. It even helps clean baking sheets with minimal effort.
This thoughtful little kitchen sink caddy holds all your favorite dishwashing gadgets and then some in stylish stainless steel (and no suction cups). It’s an affordable minimalist solution that fits most sinks and helps manage all your cleaning and organizing gear.
This nifty tech-forward item sits on your countertop next to or behind your faucet. The Umbra Otto liquid soap dispenser makes getting that perfect dollop of soap an easy task every time—and you can even use it for hand sanitizer. It’s one of the best hands-free dishwashing gadgets that everyone in the house will agree on. Find more automatic soap dispensers here.
Upgrade your sustainability game with these eco-friendly Swedish dishcloths made of cellulose and cotton. What are Swedish dishcloths, you ask? They absorb far more than paper towels ever could and are meant to be used (and reused) hundreds of times before throwing in the compost pile or kitchen garbage. They can even be machine washed or run through the dishwasher between uses. They’re also great for cleaning delicate marble and granite surfaces, unlike these things you shouldn’t do to your countertops.
If you’re a quick-rinse-and-throw-it-all-in-the-dishwasher type, that’s cool—us too. These Grove Co. dishwasher detergent packs take the effort and mess out of filling your detergent cup. The packs come in a variety of scents to keep a little surprise in every day of the week, and Grove Co.’s reviews are brimming with positive feedback thanks to a plastic-free lineup that really works.
Dance your way through the dishes with this affordable Bluetooth speaker that comes in a waterproof case. It’s small enough to put on the windowsill next to the sink and offers hours of battery life. File this one under: unexpected dishwashing gadgets.
Wash your dishes in healthy confidence with this planet-friendlier dish soap. ECOS Hypoallergenic Dish Soap also comes in a variety of high-end scents, like this Natural Almond fragrance, to keep your kitchen smelling almost spa-like.
This handmade sponge holder is one of the chicest dishwashing gadgets we’ve seen. It’s made from real stone and granite. This higher-end dishwashing accessory adds a dose of charm and style to your sink area while keeping brushes in perfect air-drying position.
Don’t be fooled by the name— this Parent’s Choice Bottle Brush is also a gem for cleaning out those to-go coffee mugs you take to work each day, as well as reusable water and sports bottles. You’ll never have to jam a sponge and your smallest fingers into a bottle again, and that alone is worth the small expenditure on this cheap but smart dishwashing gadget.
Ditch your average sponge for this eco-friendly soap and brush set. The ceramic bowl on the bottom acts as a soap dispenser when you press down on the spring-loaded base, creating extra-sudsy soap. Smart!
Give your kitchen a touch of the rustic without the rust! The stainless steel topped Jarmazing mason jar dispenser is totally rust-proof and you’ll save a bundle on individual soap containers by buying in bulk.
Dealing with messes a little too extreme for a dishcloth? Forget paper towels—bamboo towels 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 them again and again. One roll is the equivalent of using 60 paper towel rolls. Here are other easy ways to go green in the kitchen.
Get deluxe in your kitchen. Casabella’s gloves 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. Consider buying a second pair to clean the bathroom!
This baby bottle drying rack is incredibly useful—and incredibly cute! The rack looks like a patch of rubber grass, and it’s perfect for drying all your baby items like pacifiers, bottles and breast pumps.
If you like getting hands-on, these gloves are for you. With little scrubbing pads on the actual palms and fingertips, you can get into corners that are hard to clean with a brush or scrub pad—without drying out your hands. The gloves are antibacterial, non-toxic and totally dishwasher safe.
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. 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. Here are even more kitchen mat options.
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