This handy little gadget makes knife cleaning a lot faster (and safer) for thousands of Amazon customers

Sharp knives are one of the most difficult things to clean by hand in the kitchen. You have to be careful not to cut yourself with the blade, while keeping an eye on the sponge so that the knife doesn’t puncture it. That’s why we turned to Amazon for a safe and effective knife cleaning solution.

Our search led us to the Joseph Joseph BladeBrush, a specially designed, wrapped knife cleaning brush. The tool, which has received nearly 6,000 five-star reviews, is available in two colors: a two-tone gray option and a neon green and white option. It is designed in such a way that it folds on both sides of the blade and cleans it with strong bristles. The brush also has a textured handle on the outside, so you can conveniently wash your knives and cutlery by hand without worrying about slipping and getting hurt. When you’re done using the brush, you can simply place it on the side of the dish rack or sink, or you can store it elsewhere with your regular sponge.

To buy: $7;

Another advantage of this brush is that it can be used to clean other cutlery, not just sharp knives. If you try to clean your cutlery with an everyday sponge, you will end up with your hands getting wet and dirty with soap. But with the BladeBrush, you can clean your forks and spoons quickly and easily without making a big mess or losing any bits of stuck-on food.

“It’s the best thing in the world,” wrote one reviewer. “It cleans knives well, so you don’t risk cutting yourself. This is also a godsend for forks! You may have to go over the same spot a few times, depending on how caked on the food is, but it’s MUCH BETTER than trying to fit a sponge into the spaces between your teeth.”

A second shopper added: “I’m not one to get particularly excited about dishwashing tools, but this little gadget is a lifesaver. It keeps food stains on my cutlery and makes cleaning quick, thorough and easy.”

Our goal is to find ways to clean your dishes faster and more efficiently, and at $7-$8 you can’t beat the price of this versatile gadget. Shop the Joseph Joseph BladeBrush on Amazon below.

To buy: $8;