Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Five Favorite Kitchen Clean-Up Thingamabobs

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I am not a good cook.

I can get by and feed my children, but if you want something amazingly nutritious, pleasing to the eye, and downright delicious, my husband is the chef.

I mostly clean up. It's true. I follow my husband around the kitchen and wipe up counters, put dishes in the dishwasher, and close the cabinet doors.

We make a good team that way. J

So, instead of favorite kitchen gadgets {maybe I should have my husband list those J}, I'm listing my favorite doo-hickeys for kitchen clean-up.




  1. Pan Scrapers. I had to check Amazon even to figure out a name for this thing. I got my first one with my Pampered Chef pizza stone and immediately discovered it was good for scraping all the stuck-on crud out of other dishes as well. In fact, my mother-in-law just bought for me a larger, more sturdy one. Woot!
  2. Sink Sponge Holder. Another thing I had to check on Amazon. I love that it doesn't take up valuable sink real estate but lets everything drip dry while keeping it in a convenient location. At first, I was afraid it would get in the way, but I'm way too frugal to ever fill my sink up that full. J
  3. Bar Size Plastic Cutting Board. I've had this for so long that I can't even remember where or when I got it. It is perfect for smaller jobs -- two or three apples to cut up for lunch, a tube of breakfast sausage, a bell pepper. This item makes the list because when I'm done, it fits down in the sink to wait for washing rather than clutter up the countertop with its ginormous size. And because it's plastic, I don't have to worry about it absorbing all those bacteria that like to hide in meat.
  4. Dish Drying Mat. Another gift from my mother-in-law that I hadn't known existed. It’s far more absorbent than a kitchen towel but not as bulky as a dish drainer. Now you can find them in all sorts of colors and designs to match your kitchen.
  5. Magnetic Chip Clips. I use them to hold the drying pad on the front of the refrigerator. Perfect!
What are your favorite kitchen clean-up thingamabobs?








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9 comments:

  1. I never knew about those drying mats til my sister got one. They are so awesome!! And I need to get one of those sponge holders. I am constantly moving the sponges around. Thanks for the list!

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful, Katie. The drying mats come in so many neat colors now, too! :-)

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  2. I love my pan scraper. Thank you for sharing. Hello from Homemaking Link-Up.

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  3. Oh man..I need a pan scraper...got everything else. Thanks for sharing!!

    And can I borrow you for when I cook...cuz I be cleaning it too :(

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  4. I looooooove my dish drying mat! My mom sent me one last year and I just love it. I love how you use your chip clip magnets to hang it on the fridge. I am totally stealing that idea!

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    1. That's my favorite idea in the list, Rosilind. So glad it works for you! :-)

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  5. We have one of those scrapers, but didn't realize you use it to CLEAN the dishes. *blush* I thought it was for scraping to clean the bowl when putting it into a pan.... and it doesn't work as well as a regular scraper for that so we never use it. We will definitely try this. :) Thank you for posting.

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    1. No need to blush. :-) I hope it cleans well for you.

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  6. Hey! Just letting you know that your post is among this week's featured. :) It's been pinned to pinterest and will be shared across social media this week. Thanks for linking up at A Mama's Story. :)

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