8 Cleaning and Organizing Products Chefs Swear by in the Kitchen
Cooking and cleaning go hand in hand, but doing both each time you make a meal can be overwhelming. You may already troubleshoot by multitasking — washing dishes while your onions sauté or emptying the dishwasher while your casserole bakes. Still, any tricks to make kitchen chores more manageable are always welcome. And who better than professional chefs to spill their trusted cleaning and organizing products?
Anyone in a restaurant kitchen (or who’s watched The Bear) knows that chefs move fast. But even with their speed, the line is in order and ready to prep the next dish. “I believe that if a chef is organized, then they are working clean,” says Chef Oscar Gonzalez, executive chef for Hard Rock Hotel New York. To help make this kind of magic happen in a home kitchen, I tapped Gonzalez; Chef Jennifer Scism, founder of Good To-Go and a former New York City restaurateur; and Chef Kaiy Smith-Biesman, sommelier and food stylist of Stems in Pasadena, California, for their expertise. Here’s which cleaning and organizing tools best maximize their efficiency and storage space at work and home.