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As my mom always says, “Work smarter, not harder.”
With all the product-testing that comes with working as a shopping writer full-time, I’m more invested in keeping my home tidier than ever before. I guess you could say I’m in my cleaning era, which is why my frustration with the gap between my stovetop and countertop has felt pricklier than usual. Sure, I’ve plugged in this clever LED light for trapping unwanted flies and gnats, and I know the host’s best-kept secret to outdoor entertaining, but the gap just kept attracting every crumb, every spill, and all things sticky, and the home is only as clean as its dirtiest spot. But some things only a mother knows, so when I asked my mom her tried-and-true trick for keeping the gap clean enough to eat off, I finally learned the solution.
I didn’t like it at first. The aesthetic-focused person in me was like, “No, we’re not going to do that, because if we do that, why don’t we just put a plastic cover over the couch?” But I quickly came around to the idea of the Flsepamb Kitchen Silicone Stove Counter Gap Cover, and you will, too, because it makes it so there’s no longer a crack for crumbs and spills to slip through in the first place—meaning there’s barely any cleaning necessary.
Who would have guessed that a two-pack of 21-inch pieces of silicone would save the day? My mother, that’s who—and the 11,500 other five-star reviewers on Amazon that also think it’s genius.
Also available in lengths of 25 and 31 inches, each gap filler is 2.25 inches wide, so that it perfectly fits in the space between the range and countertop. This heat-resistant strip also has a long-lasting grip that vacuum seals the opening together. Nothing can get in, and nothing can get out, so now the only cleaning necessary is to wipe down the gap filler with a sponge or wet paper towel. It’s even dishwasher safe, if that’s more your style.
In addition to black, it also comes in white and semi-clear color options, starting at $7.
The stove gap cover has an anti-static function that also traps dust so it more easily wipes away. And it’s made from flexible silicone that is less likely to crease, and that perfectly conforms to the stove and counter, or other uneven spaces you’d like to protect from spills.
The Flsepamb Kitchen Silicone Stove Counter Gap Cover acts as an easy-to-clean barrier that stops crumbs and spills from falling between the counter and stove, so you never have to struggle to clean in between them again. Shop my mother’s clever cleaning hack now while it’s only $6, and keep scrolling for more products that protect against kitchen messes.
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