7 Superhero Cleaning Brushes That’ll Save You So Much Time (and Energy!) in the Kitchen

updated May 8, 2019
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If it was a good use of our time, we’d take a half-hour to sew little capes for the following brushes. Because they are actual superheroes. (And they would look downright adorable!) These well-designed scrubby brushes all serve a very specific purpose, and they get the job done. Quickly. And without much — or any — elbow grease on your end.

They really will save the day!

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You absolutely need this set if you have an Instant Pot (or a toaster, or a coffee maker, or a juicer, or a … well, you get the point). This little kit features four different tools: a loop brush for getting into the corners of appliances, an angled brush for scrubbing filters or little pieces, plus a chisel scraper and a flat scraper for breaking up gunk and baked-on crud.

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There are lots of soap-dispensing brushes out there, but this is one of the best-reviewed because it actually, um, dispenses soap. It’ll make quick work of washing the dishes and you can toss it in the dishwasher when it needs a cleaning itself.

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Tired of wasting hours of your life scrubbing your oven, stovetop, and more? This scrubber kit comes with three brushes that attach to your cordless drill and eliminate the need for any elbow grease on your part. Just pull the trigger and let the power tool (quickly!) do all work.

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4. OXO Good Grips Cast Iron Pan Brush, $10 at Crate & Barrel

The thing that separates this cast iron scrub brush from the others on the market is that it has a built-in scrubber designed to chip away any stuck-on bits, without ruining your seasoning. Whether you use your cast iron pan every day or once in a blue moon, this brush will save you loads of time.

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We have an entire 800-word story devoted to this grout cleaner coming up. (These are the sorts of things Kitchn editors and readers get REALLY excited about!) In a nutshell, the combination of the ergonomic handle and angled brushes results in the most perfect tool for scrubbing backsplash tile grout. Up, down. Left, right. Done.

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6. OXO’s Water Bottle Cleaning Set, $10 at Bed Bath & Beyond

OXO’s really cleaning up in this list, huh? (Pun intended!) That’s because OXO really knows a thing or three when it comes to cleaning tools. This set comes with everything you could possibly need to clean every type of water bottle. Even those super-narrow ones or those with nuanced lids featuring countless nooks and crevices.

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Is this not the cutest little broom set you ever did see? Beyond its cuteness, it’s also super functional. Nicole Lund, one of our commerce editors, says it’s one of the best things she’s ever bought for her small kitchen. It can easily be tucked away in an under-sink cabinet and it cleans up everyday messes just as well as its full-size counterparts.