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A long day of cooking can often result in a messy kitchen — splatters of sauce here, pots and pans with crusty bottoms there, a full dishwasher, and a sink that's starting to fill up, too. But with the right kitchen cleaning tools, you can make your clean–up a little bit easier. From scrubbers specifically designed for cleaning cast iron skillets to crumb scrapers to help you get debris off your table, there are plenty of options to choose from.

To help you find the best kitchen cleaning tools, we researched the top options, considering their ease of use, ergonomics, durability, versatility, and overall value. Read on to discover the best kitchen cleaning tools on the market, like the Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Care Kit and Oxo's Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set.

Cast Iron Care Kit

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We love this kit from Lodge because it includes all you need to clean your cast iron cookware. The scraper and chainmail scrubber included help to remove food, grease, and grime, and the seasoning spray seasons your pan and protects its finish. We also love the handle cover, which allows you to transport your cast iron cookware safely when it's hot.

The whole kit is super easy to use and long-lasting. The one con of this set is that it's only for cast iron pans, so it's not the most all-purpose tool for cleaning.

Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Care Kit, $40 at williams-sonoma.com

Scouring Pads

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For stainless steel cookware, on the other hand, you can use scouring pads. This set got great reviews on Sur La Table—use with a non-abrasive cleaner.

Scouring Pad, Set of Two, $4 at surlatable.com

Deep Clean Brush Set

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The large brush in this well-reviewed set is great for stove tops and grout, according to the description, while the smaller brush is good for thinner grout lines and small spaces. Both have non-slip grips.

OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set, $7 at oxo.com or amazon.com

Dish Brush with Soap Dispenser

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This dish brush dispenses soap as you wash dishes with the press of a button. The nylon bristles are also safe to use on non-stick cookware. 

Oxo Steel Soap-Squirting Dish Brush, $13 at amazon.com

Bottle Brush

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Sur La Table customers rated this bottle brush with 15 straight five-star reviews. Since it's made of silicone, it can clean the insides of bottles and travel mugs without scratching, and fit into nooks and crannies that would normally be hard to reach. Once you're done, throw it in the dishwasher. 

Silicone Bottle Brush, $12 (was $15) at surlatable.com

Silicone and Nylon Scrubber 

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Kuhn Rikon's multi-use scrubber has soft silicone bristles for cleaning delicate items like china, a nylon scraper to remove crusted-on food, and silicone ridges to clean pots and pans.

Kuhn Rikon Blue 3-In-1 Scrubber, $8 at amazon.com or crateandbarrel.com 

Scrub Daddy Sponge

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Scrub Daddy's sponges have consistently gotten great reviews across multiple sites, and Crate & Barrel has an exclusive grey color if you want to try one out. The foam stays firm in cold water for scrubbing, but gets soft in warm water for regular cleaning, per the description. (You can also get a three-piece set at Bed Bath & Beyond for $10.)

Grey Scrub Daddy, $4 at amazon.com or crateandbarrel.com  

Dishcloth and Towel Set

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If you want to swap out some of your old towels, this waffled microfiber towel set includes three kitchen cloths (pictured) and two towels. They promise to be highly absorbent and lint-free, and got good reviews from Wayfair and Target customers.

MÜkitchen 5 Piece Waffle Dishcloth and Towel Set, $12 at amazon.com and $23 at target.com

Crumb Scraper

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Use this little tool to sweep any lingering crumbs off your table.

Waiter's Crumb Scraper, $5 at amazon.com or surlatable.com

Motion Sensor Trash Can

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This top-rated trash can opens and closes automatically thanks to a motion sensor, so you don't have to worry about getting your hands dirty when you throw things out. The best part? It's currently just over 30 percent off.

Popel Steel 21.1 Gallon Motion Sensor Trash Can, $87 (was $126) at wayfair.com

Sink Caddy

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Keep all of your dish cleaning tools (brushes, sponges, etc.) organized with this sink caddy, which has a removable divider and drip tray.

Oxo Good Grips Stainless Steel Sink Caddy, $20 at amazon.com or surlatable.com

Steam Mop 

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Should any messes make it to your floor, Bissell's swiveling steam mop can help you clean them up with ease. It can be used on tile, wood and hardwood, laminate, and marble, too. And with 858 five-star reviews, it's the top-rated option on Wayfair. 

Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Spin Steam Mop, $100 at amazon.com and target.com

Kitchen Gloves

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Grab these gloves to help protect your hands while you're cleaning—they're waterproof and machine-washable to boot. 

Kitchen Gloves, Blue, $13 at williams-sonoma.com

Steel Frame Dish Rack 

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For hand-washed dishes, Simplehuman's dish rack is a solid choice. (Bed Bath & Beyond customers gave it 349 five-star reviews.) It even has a dedicated wine glass holder, which can hang four wine glasses upside down at a time.

Simplehuman Steel Frame Dish Rack with Wine Glass Holder, $80 at amazon.com or bedbathandbeyond.com

Knife Cleaner

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Another popular product, this knife cleaner has a wrap-around design that cleans both sides of the knife at once—and, with a textured grip, it helps keep your hands steady, too.

Joseph Joseph BladeBrush Knife Cleaner, $8 at amazon.com or crateandbarrel.com