10 Amazon Cleaning Tools Kitchn Readers Couldn’t Stop Adding to Their Carts in 2023

published Dec 27, 2023
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With the last week of 2023 well underway, it’s a good time to see what areas of your home deserve a total refresh. Let’s face it: Between the last holidays of the year, our homes could desperately use a deep clean before ringing in the new year. Since your kitchen has seen all of your cooking ventures, family meals, and food messes, what better way to give them a good reset than with some new cleaning tools in your arsenal?

From scrubbing sponges to cooktop cleaners, no space is too small. If you love cast iron, spotless stainless-steel sinks, and small space-friendly organizers, there’s something for you, too! Our editors and contributors have been sharing some of their favorite Amazon cleaning tools all year long, and we’ve paid close attention to which ones resonated most with our readers. That’s why we’ve carefully crafted a list of the best of the best, easing your shopping experience and cleaning woes.

1 / 10
Amazon
$34.95

The lightweight and adjustable Broombi features a patented quad-blade design and uses a unique silicone edge to create static electricity that attracts dust, hair, dirt, and debris for the most efficient cleanup around. What's even more surprising is that it becomes a squeegee when wet to wipe away spills and sticky messes from floors, doors, windows, and more. "After seeing how incredibly it picked up hair from the carpet, I asked my friend to show me what else it could do," says commerce SEO editor Sarah in her review. From simple sweeping when things get dirty to cleaning up spills in the kitchen to wiping down her shower doors, it seems she uses this broom everywhere.

2 / 10
Amazon
$15.88
was $17.05

"Besides the many environmental benefits, the sheets have been a game-changer for me and my apartment," says contributor Annita in her review of the plant-based dishwasher sheets from ECOS. "With a compact recyclable box, it doesn’t take up much space, and even with me having a smaller dishwasher, I’ve been able to do some runs with half a sheet. The results speak for themselves, with the cleaning power up to par of removing grease and stuck-on food."

3 / 10
Amazon
$10.89

For cleaning glass cooktops, contributor Shifrah relies on Cerama Bryte Cooktop Cleaner. "I’ve tried baking soda and vinegar and other natural methods, but I keep coming back to this one for the bigger, more stubborn jobs," she says in her review. "It’s powerful, a little bit goes a long way, it’s easy to use without a bunch of vigorous scrubbing, and it leaves my stovetop gleaming."

4 / 10
Amazon
$11.99

Cast iron can seem like a beast to clean, but the right tools can make it a breeze and a good cast iron brush makes a huge difference. Senior commerce editor Ian calls the OXO Good Grips Cast Iron Brush an "easy and affordable solution," highlighting the product's smart bristle pattern for flat and ridged cookware, angled design for hard-to-reach grooves, and scraper that helps to remove any stuck-on food.

5 / 10
Amazon
$9.95

"My experience with Hope’s Perfect Sink Cleaner was honestly pretty exciting — I couldn’t believe how much gunk came off the surface of the stainless steel!" says Shifrah's review. "Once grime was removed, the sink revealed a really smooth, shiny surface underneath. In addition, Hope’s delivered on its promise to repel water. As soon as I was done polishing, I could see a difference in how the water beaded up in the sink and therefore ran down the drain faster."

6 / 10
Amazon
$11.69

"I gravitated immediately to the sponge scrubber, as nearly everything in my sink needs both suds and a little elbow grease to get clean," says contributor Mimi in her review of the Sponge Yeah! collection. "The indentations in the foam are handy for isolating the edge of a glass or a crusted spoon, but the real hero here is the more rigid plastic side, the Dual Scrub. Run it under cold water to maintain its stiffness for more rigorous scrubbing; warm water softens the material to a more pliable, yet still effective state."

7 / 10
Amazon
$11.50

"For someone as messy as me, the Zote Soap Bar is a must have. I’ve used it for coffee stains, turmeric, red sauce, wine, you name it," says professional baker and AT contributor Stella. The versatile cleaning bar can be used as a stubborn stain remover or be crushed up to work as an effective laundry soap. No wonder it's one of the most reliable products in laundry care, according to this review.

8 / 10
Amazon
$9.99
was $12.58

As a lint-free alternative to other cleaning rags, these grease- and grime-busting carbon microfiber cloths just need water to be effective. "I was impressed by how well the carbon cloths picked up wet messes," says Shifrah in her review. "The claim that they’re super absorbent holds up, which made them perfect for wiping down the kitchen table and countertops that had been used to prep dinner."

9 / 10
Amazon
$19.69

If you have a small kitchen, you know how easily dishes — even clean ones — can take up a ton of counter space. As a solution to the mess, many have turned to collapsible options that can be stored when not in use, such as the Ahyuan Collapsible Dish Drying Rack. "Before I bought the rack, I wondered if constantly collapsing and expanding it would wear it out, but I’ve had it for more than a year and it still looks and works like new," says contributor Meg in our review. "It’s also dishwasher-safe, so when it accumulates water stains, I just run it through a cycle. Or, you know, I can just wash it by hand and let it air dry! Everything about it is easy, which is just what I was looking for in such a utilitarian item."

10 / 10
Amazon
$7.70

"Unlike towels or easily-dirtied microfiber cloths, this Brabantia dish helper gets the dishes done with no added hassle, and I couldn’t recommend it more," says contributor Stella in her review of the machine-washable cleaning pads. "I just do a simple swipe of this cleaning pad across the surface of a freshly washed glass and it’s good to go. There’s no rubbing necessary, since the cleaning pad seems to literally suck the water droplets right off any surface, and leave the bowl, glass, or pan looking brand spanking new."