Keeping food scraps, fingers, and all that gunk that gets washed off plates and cookware out of your drain is important. Pipes get clogged in no time, and the easiest and smartest way to keep them clean is by bringing drain strainers and stoppers into the mix. With the right strainer in place or the right stopper doing its job, all those scraps don’t have a chance of escaping down the drain with the rest of the dishwater. They’re easy to install, and most can be popped in and out of a drain without being attached to anything. Find one that fits your sink, and forget about food scraps clogging up your pipes.