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Promising review: “What a fantastic little gadget! I hate ironing. Hate it with a passion. This little miracle worker makes things easier for me. It takes away the wrinkles so quickly. Wow!” —Tes

Promising review: “Finally — I find a product that takes very little effort, no scrubbing for hours!!! Just put the pad down, stomp on it, leave it for 24 hours and……presto!!!!!…..all the odor and stain is gone gone gone. Hallelujah!” —Amazon Customer

Promising review: “Just swept and vacuumed my house yesterday and ran the Roomba for 20 minutes today, LOOK how much hair it found. In 20 minutes! I was on the fence about buying it and SO glad I did. Just got it today but so far so good! It’s amazing!” —Lindsay

Each litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray’s sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, simply remove it and dispose of it.

Promising review: “This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers It is a timesaver as well.” —Coco

These tablets put in all the elbow grease so you don’t have to. No scrubbing, stirring, or washing — simply drop them in your bottle with some water and *poof* all the bacteria and grime is gone. They’re also biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

Promising review: “I have achieved this level of clean by hard scrubbing with tons of vinegar and baking soda, but these tablets just pop in and do all the hard work for you. I drink tea every day but it stains my cup. This has infinitely extended the life of my mugs.” —Erin Fleming

Promising review: “My wife got me this as a Christmas present and I must admit I rolled my eyes when I opened the box. ‘That’ll never work’ I thought to myself. We stuck it on the shower wall that day and have had no issues since. It’s still sticking some 60 days later and shows no signs of slipping. It holds beer cans and plastic pint glasses like a boss and for those days when I’m feeling super bourgeois and make a cocktail, but dump it in a Tervis tumbler — it fits too! Shower beers will never be the same again!” —Morgan

Promising review: “The bidet has been around forever and I’m kind of lazy and like the idea of having someone or something do the wiping for me. I own a fleet of cleaning robots after all, how is this different? Let me tell you, my backside is super clean. I use TP to dry and it comes up clean every time. That is a lovely feeling. I give it a 10 of 10 and need another for the other bathroom.” —chaas

Promising review: “It’s going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I’ve gotten. I work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature — not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I’ve purchased. The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large-bottomed coffee mug. The entire warmer is 5.2″ by 8.6″, so it’s not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase. I’m glad I got it.” —Christin Fern

Promising review: “I don’t want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and this microwave pasta cooker helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I’m lazy and impatient and don’t like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps and a big clean up afterward. This cooker is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti. It’s faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta. The pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap since there’s no big pot, no colander, and no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta.” —Smilin Sam

Promising reviews: “This is the coolest kitchen gadget I’ve bought in a long time. No filling the dishwasher with huge colanders. You snap this on your cooking pot and drain. Then, after a quick wash in the sink and you’re done. It holds securely and I’ve only lost a few noodles over the top edge when the pan was too small for what I was making. I made angel hair pasta fully expecting it to go all through the holes like a regular colander and they didn’t even poke through let alone come out!” —Holly B. Nash

Promising review: “It’s super easy to use and then just walk away. I love not having to wonder if the eggs are ready or not. It has different settings depending on how you would like them cooked. Would totally buy this again!” —Snorkelmom

If you don’t have an Alexa, these also work with the Gosund app available for download on iPhones and Androids.

Promising review: “Love these! They have made my life so much easier. I have three lamps and one fan connected to each other. Now, I don’t have to get out of my comfy bed when I forget to turn off something downstairs! Wooo! Tip: Make sure you download the BLUE app (not the green one!) and then the set-up is super easy and quick.” —Patricia

Promising review: “Bought these gloves because I am a college student in Michigan. The winters are brutal and I usually talk on the phone while I walk to and from class. On really cold days (which are most days in the winter here) my hands ache while holding my phone as I walk to and from classes on campus. I couldn’t wear regular mittens because it defeated the purpose when I had to use my touch screen phone. I went on Amazon and found these gloves. They’re so cute and warm and work on my phone, I am thoroughly happy with my purchase.” —Clair

Promising Review: “I buy mopping slippers. Yup, that’s right. This isn’t my first pair… I have a 2-year-old and they’re great for mopping up little splashes and drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it’s immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy [fun] for this functional novelty item. My last pair did not have this detachable mopping bottom. I enjoy washing the top and bottom parts as I think it’s cleaner but it’s a nice feature.” —G. Kim

Promising review: “If you take your oral hygiene seriously, I highly suggest this product. There’s so many times I would’ve skipped flossing from fatigue, this is so quick and effortless, it’s amazing. According to the packaging it’s more effective than traditional floss. I have two now, one upstairs and one downstairs. I use it twice a day.” —Christian

Promising review: “I ordered six of these pots originally for my African violet babies and they worked out very well! They’re plain which is what I want, clean-looking, and easy to use. Other reviews said they are cheap. They are not. I would rather pay $16-ish for six pots than spend over $80 for pots at my local high-priced garden center (in colors I don’t even like). These are also perfect for giving as gifts. I have so many babies now that all of my friends are getting one for the holidays! They also give you a free pair of gardening gloves with your order which is cool!” —Karen Bailey

Promising review: “They certainly do the job I got them for. I was concerned that they wouldn’t be the correct length, but they’re more than long enough. I will cut them to fit. Held off until I was certain of my satisfaction. The finish is matte but looks nice and wipes clean easily. The material they’re made of settles into the space between counter and range easily and I don’t have any trouble with them shifting positions. I’m happy with this purchase and recommend them to anyone.” —STAR STRUCK

Promising review: “Worked wonders! I spilled nail polish remover on my nightstand. This worked like magic! Just rub lightly with the cloth.” —JMac

Promising review: “I have a non-self-cleaning oven for the first time in decades. After having an apple pie spill over and spending more than an hour cleaning it up, I purchased these oven liners. What a time-saver. The are easy to cut so they fit perfectly. Because I have a visible heating element, the liner goes right on the oven floor, under the heating element.” —Kimberly Barnes-O’Connor

Promising review: “Safe and easy. It will go under the fire that will not block your cooking fire. Even some edge touches the fire, it will be burned to white color but not fired up. I also put it inside the dishwasher to wash it. Those are very thin cover but no deformation after running through the regular circle inside my dishwasher. All those are already good enough for me.” —buyer

Promising review: “This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere… walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets… everything looks brand-new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand-new after five years of hard water stains. Tried to show this in photo – left side is cleaned and right side hasn’t been cleaned. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted.” —Michela

Promising review: “Listen, I am NOT playing. These are fire!!! In other words, if you are looking for a lame product, one that doesn’t work, takes 5 days to get rid of a zit … you’ve come to the wrong place, go buy something else. These bad boys ZAP your zits gone. Package says minimum of 6 hours to work. This was 3!! I had a hair appointment to go to, but honestly these are so unnoticeable I probably could’ve worn it in public. 10/10 RECOMMEND.” —Samantha

Promising review: “High quality. The feature that sets this apart from cheaper tools is the pit remover. I actually cut my palm and needed stitches removing a pit with a knife. Then someone told me about tools like this. The slicer part also works fine for me and saves a lot of time over manual slicing. Cleanup is simple. Run water over it in the sink. Then, put it in the dinnerware basket in the dishwasher. Great gift idea!” —W.S.

Promising review: “I use this everyday! I used to be terrible at taking my makeup off before bed…meaning I didn’t! But I also knew it was something I should be doing but I hated washing my face in the sink. I’d get water dripping down my arms and all over the bathroom. Makeup removing wipes left funny residues on my face. BUT THIS IS THE SOLUTION! I just wet it totally in hot water from the sink, ring it out and wipe wipe wipe! Once it’s totally off I use cold water to rinse out the eye makeup as best I can and hang to dry. I have machine washed and dried about once a week since getting it with no issues! A great purchase!” —Ashley

Promising review: “My first reaction? “Why did I buy this?” Then I opened the box and wasn’t too convinced about the way it looked, as some edges look like they would quickly snap with use. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat and easy. I still couldn’t believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes.” —Jesus Antonia Vedia

Promising review: “I’m pleasantly surprised by this straightener! My trusty Chi finally died after 7+ years and I really didn’t feel like forking out a ton to replace it. When I found this one, the ‘wet to straight’ feature seemed too good to be true, but I wanted to give it a shot because of the good reviews and extremely reasonable price. It really does work! I notice it does take a little longer than straightening dry hair (which was expected) but it’s really awesome to not have to wait until my hair is completely dry to style it. Even if it only lasts me a year I would feel as though I got my money’s worth and would gladly purchase again!” —SBCG

Their chef-curated mealkits are only $4.99 per serving, and you can order enough meals for up to four people from one to three nights per week. Affordable AND easy to make = wins all around. There’s also no commitment, which means you can easily cancel or freeze anytime.

Promising review: “I can’t believe just how pumped I am over these shoelaces! They make me wanna slip my shoes off and on just because I can! They make my shoes more comfortable than I could have ever imagined (due to the elasticity). I have them set up to just the right amount of tightness to where I can just slip my shoes on and off without having to adjust them at all (and they are plenty tight). Welcome to the 21st century!” —dm925

Promising review: “I had a nicer-looking, more-expensive version of this in my cart originally. This was one-third of that price and I’m so glad I went with this one. Its got a sturdy backing on both pieces (piece with pockets and a piece that goes between mattresses), one large pocket closest to the bed, and three decent-sized mesh pockets. I have it between my mattress and box spring.” —Danielle

Promising review: “I was so leery about legit shaving my face. I am a makeup fanatic and I got so tired of seeing the hairs in my photos. I started by cleansing my face and then primed my face with Tarte’s Maracuja oil so it wasn’t done on bare skin. It took me a bit to get angle figured out, but wow! Just look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos! (Sorry about different lighting). The makeup looks like it lays so much nicer than before. Heck yes! Must have for those close-up Instagram photos!” —Lucia S.

Promising review: “I loved this product! I was a little apprehensive to purchase this, but at the end of the day, it’s worth it! So cool and easy to use. The only thing is that I must say is, if you drink powder shakes, try to not put too much powder in it. It will take longer to stir. And also, you may use a spoon to help to dissolve all the powder at beginning, but after a few minutes the mug does its work! Really nice. I recommend it.”—Rosana Sueli Carmonario

Promising review: “Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso… Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!” —Gav’s mama

Promising review: “This works well. We are barefoot all summer and this is great for washing up quickly and easily. My kids love it and so do I. No more facecloths hanging to dry or bunched up in a ball on the edge of the shower. I read reviews that said the bristles are too soft. For us it works well to get off a full days worth of dirt, but it isn’t meant to work as a loofah or pumice stone. I’m 50 and it makes reaching my feet much easier.” —Heather

Promising review: “I bought this for my elderly mom who loves grilled cheese sandwiches. I was skeptical if these bags would work but they did! Only thing I would suggest is after you toast the sandwich, let it sit for a few minutes so the cheese melts better. I prepared it and gave it to her straight away. Bread was toasted on the outside. Clean up was easy, all in all impressive!” —Christopher Carnrick

Promising review: “Like clockwork, as the temperatures become cooler, my poor boyfriend’s hands become like ice. I was tired of him constantly trying to chase me down to latch onto my warm hands, so I bought him this hand warmer to keep him away. This thing is awesome, and I love that it’s a nondisposable solution. The lowest temperature level actually gets really warm, so I can’t imagine how hot the top two levels get, because we never use them. We bring it with us when we walk the dog outside or if we’re at Disneyland, and it has made both of our lives so much better. The fact that it doubles as an emergency battery for our phones also means that we no longer have to bring a separate battery pack. The size is a great size, about the size of our small laptop mouse (see photo for comparison). My only small complaint is that the included drawstring pouch is useless because it doesn’t stay closed. There is no lock keeping the closure tight, and the battery is smooth, so it is always falling out of the pouch. We ended up throwing it out.” —Ruby

Promising review: “Beautiful string lights! Used them for a party and was impressed with the quality of the lights and ease of use. I used some 3M-tape wall hooks to hold them up high. Remote is IR so it must be pointed directly at the plug to work. This is no big deal because once you decide on flashing vs static and brightness, you’re done! Plus, no dead bulbs in any of my three sets.” —Andy

Promising review: “Definitely not waterproof but perfect for layering or wearing alone. I wore these under a pair of ski pants and I was able to move freely. Good quality and not transparent like other low-priced leggings. The fleece lining kept my legs warm, would definitely purchase more.” —@Riarichxo

Get a pair from Amazon for $11.98+ (available in regular, petite, and plus sizes and five colors).

Promising review: “One of the most aesthetically pleasing wireless chargers I’ve ever seen & used. I’ve tried different ones and they either take too long to charge and gets hot or are bulky. This one is perfect for leaving at home, work and taking with you to travel.” —Ken

Promising review: “My girlfriend is a huge book lover and I decided to gift this to her for our anniversary. She liked it very much! It’s super lightweight, great quality wood, pleasant to touch! Thank you for the idea!!” —motovato

Promising review: “First of all, if you are buying a bamboo cutlery set, you probably are interested in reducing wasteful plastic in the environment. I was pleased to see that this product came with minimal, recyclable packaging! Secondly, unlike previous bamboo cutlery sets I’ve purchased, this comes with a knife that actually has teeth. It’s bamboo, but with notches that allow you to use it as more than just a butter knife. I love that there is not only a bamboo ‘straw’, but it comes with a brush to clean the straw effectively. Finally, bonus: a toothbrush! Very thoughtful. My classmates all took pictures of my kit because they want to order it too.” —Morgan Dawning

Promising review: “This was great when I went shopping on Black Friday. It lit my purse up more than enough so I could easily see and grab my shopping list, coupon, and card. Not only that, but the light was also bright enough to light a small room as well. I originally thought I wouldn’t like it since it didn’t have an on and off switch but quickly grown to loving it. It only stays on for roughly 15 seconds before automatically turning off.” —Linda37

Promising review: “So far I’m really enjoying this product! Both the roller and gua sha tool seem to be made out of real jade and are high quality. I got these because my face tends to get really puffy, especially during allergy season. They come in neat a package with clear instructions. I watched several additional YouTube videos about how to use them. I used the gua sha tool once a day and go through the full routine, and the jade roller throughout the day, while I’m working or watching TV in the evening. I’ve had them for a pretty short time but I feel like I’m already noticing a difference. If nothing else it’s a very soothing and relaxing habit. I’d definitely recommend it to a friend or give the set as a gift in the future!” —Grace KB

Promising review: “I LOVE the way these smell. I’m tempted to use them even after I shower, but they smell so much like a body spray I have, I use it instead. These are so easy and convenient to use for travel and mid-day just to freshen up. I love that they’re large enough for full-body use, AND they have a kinda scrubby side and a flat side, so if you need a bit more refreshing one day, you can get a slight “scrub” in, especially when you’re out and about. It’s great on my face, too. The scent is wonderful and light. Sounds weird, but in the Georgia heat and humidity, these are a must if you’re spending much time outside doing activities. Great product! Will definitely reorder!! Thanks!!!” —Fluffyluggage

Promising review: “I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don’t wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I’ve been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.” —R.G.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two scents plus an oil and spray version).

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