29 Amazon gems you can’t go on living without
...and will make you wonder how you made it this far in life.
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An easy-to-use, eggs-the-way-you-like-em’ cooker (Dash DEC005BK black Rapid 6 Capacity Electric Cooker)
Anyone can cook an egg. But making one eggcellant? Not so easy. Cooking an egg properly is both an art and a science. That’s why it’s often the litmus test for contestants on cooking shows — it actually requires a lot of technique.
Luckily, thanks to this game-changing device, you and 18,000 other happy Amazon reviewers can fool the judges into passing you into the next round over easy (see what we did there?).
From a satisfied Amazoner: “If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork…Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?”
But also: “The buzzer to let you know the eggs are done is akin to the worst alarm clock you had as a kid…you know, the brown ones that…somehow sound like an eagle getting tortured by a lawnmower?”
This catch-and-release critter catcher for the pacifist’s unwelcome guests (My Critter Catcher)
Spiders get a bad rap. Despite earning their keep as a natural form of pest control and their unique ability to produce beautiful, symmetrical patterns from a natural substance 5x stronger than steel, these little scaries are still unwelcome in homes.
But is it grounds to deny them their lives? Must we be so shallow about their appearances, however terrifying? (Except those venomous, bloodsucking ones. Death penalty warranted.) Not anymore, thanks to My Critter Catcher. Bonus: It can banish all kinds of creepy crawlies — no violence needed.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “This thing is awesome! Initially I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport but it’s great! Highly recommend! Sorry little guy your GPS brought you into my house, I will help you find your way back outside :)”
This Accoutrements horse head mask (value proposition self-explanatory)
Hay, why the long face? Do we even need to explain why this horse head mask is a must-have? Neigh…it’s value proposition is obvious. You’ll be a shoe in for some unbridled equestrian puns, which aren’t easy to drop in everyday life. Plus, you’ll only have to pony up a couple of bucks. *mic drop*
From a satisfied Amazonian: “I purchased this mane-ly for anonymity, but instead it was a night-mare that saddled me with unbridled panic. At a recent Comic Con, I donned the mask wearing my best track suit, jockeying for a simple laugh: “What do gay horses eat?” I queried, eager to bray “Heeeeeyyyy!!” Comic gold, friends, I know. But the neigh-sayers came unglued. ‘No! You’re George Takei! I know that voice!’ Now, it doesn’t take a gallop poll to know what happened next. I hoofed it out of there with herds of fans riding my ass, shouting till they, too, were…horse.”
Aurora Borealis-esque monitor or TV back-light (Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting)
Why travel into the cold, far-flung regions of the northern hemisphere when you can have the Northern Lights in your home every night? These easy-to-install monitor or TV backlights add an out-of-this-world vibe to any bedroom and gets you one step closer to humanity’s collective goal of never leaving the house again.
Plus, quite frankly, we don’t really care what a product named ‘Luminoodle’ really does…we just know we want one.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “Installation is super easy, took about 5 minutes, just peel and stick. The remote works really well with easily controlling all of the feature and light remembers the last setting until you change it. My favorite feature is the ability to change color and brightness using the RF remote control. Highly recommended.”
But also: “My one mark down is for the USB connector. It is a cheap plug and very sensitive to any vibration or movement. Just a touch will cause the lights to flicker out (basically a short). If this weren’t a back of the monitor use with very little chance of being moved or bumped, I would score the product down further. The connector really is poor.”
This simple-yet-genius extension cord to get juice in the farthest corners of every room (Collections Etc Double Ended Extension Cord)
How has this not always been a thing? Extension cords are great and all, but what if you need to plug in two things that are in different areas of the room? Now we’re hoggin’ a precious outlet resource full time. What a bust.
Unleash your inner interior designer with this handy dandy double-ended extension cord. Now you can light your lava lamp on one side of the room and keep your kegerator humming clear across from it with the humble resource input of just one outlet socket. There’s brilliance in simplicity.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room, I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my 2 lamps on my night stand and this is absolutely – without a doubt – the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time.”
A handheld blacklight with more uses than we can list here (Vansky 51 LED Blacklight)
If a mess looks cleaned up to the naked eye, is it really clean? Probably not. There’s only one way to be sure — using this blacklight flashlight. Flip that light switch and fire this baby up to see any invisible messes including pet urine, bed bugs (ick!), stains, and really bring out the vibrancy of any neon colors in your home.
What can’t it do? We imagine this is a Dexter staple. Works on all surfaces. But users beware: Some things are better left unseen.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “NEVER take this into a hotel room… just don’t… please please don’t…. it’s everywhere… just… everywhere… what happened in here? How many films have been shot here… oh my goodness, it’s on the tv… how’d they get it on the tv…. I’m just going to sleep in my car….”
This Bluetooth headband that allows you to noise-cancel your life (Lavince)
Insomniac? You need this. Love to mediate? You need this. Jetsetter? You need this. Jogger? You need this. Long story short, everyone needs this — because we all need to unplug from the noise of the world from time to time.
Comfortable, wireless, and decently long battery life, we pretty much never want to take this thing off. Wonder why our boss looks so angry and is wildly flailing his arms at us? Note to self: Get him one of these.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “This is the best purchase I’ve ever made! I love that I can move around and dance while I’m walking without pulling the cords in my pockets and you can’t even tell it’s there. If you are looking for a great Bluetooth headband, this is the one you want!!
Charcoal tooth powder that works better than white stripes (Black Pearl Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste)
Who knew coating and massaging charcoal into your pearly whites would make them so much more…well, pearly white? It’s counter-intuitive, but we can vouch for it — it really works.
Though not intended for everyday use, brushing your teeth intermittently with charcoal powder noticeably removes stains from wine, smoking, and coffee in one use. The real question is…who took it upon themselves to figure that out? Lucky guess…
From a satisfied Amazoner: “AAAAAAAMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days in and my teeth are already changing to white!!!! It’s a great product!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! kinda messy if you’re not careful HOWEVER IT DOES NOT STAIN ANYTHING!!! I love this product!!”
Flexible silicone tray that makes skull-shaped ice cubes
The applications of skull-shaped ice cubes are limitless. Halloween party? Host(ess) with the most(est). Feeling metal? Believe it. Hosting your enemies over for dinner and need a fun way to reveal your true intentions? Check.
Real talk though: We’ve never used these and not gotten some laughs and compliments.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “Greetings! I don’t normally write reviews, but I’ll give this a shout out. I bought this on a whim because I like cool, novelty items. Was it necessary? No. Is it cool? Actually, heck yeah!”
Goop that gets the gunk out of nooks and crannies (TICARVE Cleaning Gel for Car Detailing)
Press this putty into hard-to-clean places like vents, screens, keyboards, and corners…and be amazed! Make cleaning easy and more effective, while reminiscing about simpler times, when silly putty provided hours of entertainment.
It’s kind of like Flubber, except instead of dancing around the house and making a big mess, it actually helps you clean things up. That and it doesn’t have a mind of it’s own.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “Easy to use, has a nice smell. Perfect for cleaning my car.”
Grooming gloves that both you and your pet can agree on (H HANDSON)
You pet your pet, you brush your pet. But why must these be separate tasks? The future is now people: These ingenious brush-gloves solve this burning, age-old conundrum. Your fur baby with think you are just giving them the love and affection they literally live for — and you will be — while also catching all that shed that otherwise ends up caked in your carpets and couch crevices. Amazoners use them on creatures big and small. It’s a win-win.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “Back and forth over the back gets him dancing with simulated scratching movements. These gloves really feel good to him!…And the pleasure isn’t all the dog’s; I get real satisfaction knowing I am brushing him well without ever coming close to hurting him, like I have done with the metal teeth of the Furminator” — Marissa B
A nightstand light that will make you have a long, soulful howl (Mydethun Moon Lamp)
Ahhh, our old friend, the moon. If you just can’t get enough of Earth’s sidekick, this is the lamp for you. Even if you aren’t a big fan, this eccentric (and yet…restrained) orb emanates relaxing, mood-setting glow for counting sheep and drifting off to sleep. It comes in several different sizes and two different lighting styles: warm and cool tones.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “This thing is more amazing than it even looks online. Super lightweight. Only drawback is I could see how a kid would or could go full bore Godzilla on it and crush it like a porcelain egg…But for a cool adult hangout, it’s pretty memorizing.”
Vacuum sealing could be your next hobby with this Amazon cult gem (KOIOS Vacuum Sealer Machine)
Sure, you can vacuum seal food and extend their freshness and shelf life. But why stop there? There are so many things you can vacuum seal, and this one is the crème de la crème of the lot. It also helps smell-proof things you don’t want law enfor…other people smelling. Think outside the kitchen.
From a satisfied Amazoner: “I now can take urine and poop samples with me to my doctor for detailed analysis.”
A toolkit to help you get unwelcome visitors off of your face
They say if you have a pimple, whitehead, or blackhead, leave it be. Messing it with it will only make it worse.
But for real though, who has that kind of self control? Hint: No one.
For us normal, instant-gratification-seeking folks, there’s Bestope blackhead remover toolkit. This cult following Amazon bestseller helps you get the gunk out of your face with minimal repercussions. Say goodbye to worst-possible-time blackheads (seriously though, its like they wait for your wedding day) and hide your complete lack of impulse control from the people you love.
Noteworthy review: “I only have small blackheads and white heads, if you’re like me, only go for the small loop with the teardrop shape on the opposite side…. However, this kit has helped me get rubber bands out of vacuums, crumbs out of my toaster and … Well, reach a previously unreachable itch in the middle of my back… Fully versatile, complete kit. A must-have for compulsive cleaners! Lol” — tatersHtick
A scalp-massaging shampoo brush that feels amazing
There are a few things mankind has not quite grasped. Outer space. The depths of the oceans. And the scalp. That is…until now.
This battery-powered scalp massager has a surprising number of benefits. It stimulates hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair roots, helps soothe dry and itchy skin (goodbye, dandruff), and helps deep clean your hair.
Best of all, it’s waterproof, so you can add it to your collection of vibrating shower enhancers….like your electric toothbrush, for example. (What did you think we meant?)
Noteworthy review: “I cannot explain how good this feels when your using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!” — Romie Patel
Stay on your dog’s good side with this electric nail grinder
There’s no quicker way to lose your dog’s trust then accidentally clipping his toe when trying to cut his nails down. Just trust…we learned this one the hard way. Still hoping he’ll come back.
Alas, the deed still needs to be done. Enter Casfuy dog nail clipper. Users love it because it is quiet, so your dog won’t know what you’re up to. The grinding avoids accidentally inflicting a significant amount of pain like you might do with a clipper, as your dog will react if you’re coming’ in too hot with it.
Finally, an answer to an age-old problem between you and your best friend.
Noteworthy review: “I also have an electric nail grinder that plugs in and have had this for years. However it is noisy and my dogs do not like it so decided to try this one. It really is quiet and my dogs do not mind it at all. Would certainly recommend.” — Anne Croskey
Make sitting on your bum all day that much better (and do your lower back a favor)
If you’re going to be sitting on your arse for most of your waking life, better get comfortable. How can any of us expect to be productive members of society when we’re suffering from the dreaded numb bum?
ComfiLife gel enhanced seat cushion not only relieves numb bum, but Amazoners say it relieves lower back pain when sitting for extended periods of time. The cover is machine washable, and it’s portable enough to take on the go (like in your car or on a plane).
Not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need.
Noteworthy review: “As an audiobook narrator, I spend a great deal of time propped on my bum. It’s difficult to concentrate on the book you’re narrating when your bum goes numb. After trying a collection of folded towels and foam bed pillows, I took a chance on the ComfiLife pillow. OH MY. I can now sit for hours in complete posterior comfort. I thank you, and my listeners thank you.” — J. Seybert
This embarrassment-saving, good Samaritan bathroom refresher
You hold the door open for others. You give your seat to the sweet elderly woman on the bus. And yet, are you a truly considerate person? If you don’t have Poo-Pourri in your bag, the answer is 100% no.
If you’re blowin’ up the bathroom, you have to take responsibility — and measures to protect the unsuspecting people who might enter the bathroom after you’ve dipped. Poo-Pourri is convenient, effective, embarrassment saving, and above all…considerate.
Noteworthy review: “ok, I thought this was a bit gimmicky and therefore had a hard time buying this for the money, but it works, it’s not like some of the other “crappy” things I tried, but I am also pretty sure that any type of spray that creates a film barrier would work, but it’s the stink factor that works.” — All 4 Hymn
This shower head that gives you the wake up call you deserve
Is there anything more soul-crushing than a flaccid shower stream? It’s enough to make you want to crawl back into bed and call it a day…30 minutes after you woke up.
Finally, the answer to your prayers. The AquaDance Showerhead gives you the shower stream you deserve, be it a gentle awakening or an ice-cold slap to get your circulation going (for all the intense folks out there….we don’t understand you, but we accept you). The power is now in your hands. Use responsibly.
Noteworthy review: “I did a thorough Google of reviews for hand-held shower heads. This one led the pack in both satisfaction and economy. I ordered it. It arrived quickly. I’m happy to report that it’s living up to its reviews. I highly recommend this shower head.” — Earleen Devine
This game-changing, mug-stacking, shelf saving stroke of genius
Is there anything better to bring home from anywhere you ever go than a commemorative coffee mug? You can never have enough. The limiting variable? Shelf space. UNITL NOW. These nifty silicone cup toppers allow you to safely stack your mugs and preserve precious-resource kitchen storage. So go ahead…get that campfire mug from that sketchy roadside stand and add it to your collection.
Noteworthy review: “Imaginative and effective, allowing you to easily double your storage. Easy to adjust controls allow you to secure the cups/glasses together, though it’s NOT truly secure, so be careful stacking glasses.” – Vincent Berg
The support in the kitchen you never knew you desperately craved
Lid on, lid off, steam release, soft simmer, boiling…it’s enough to make an amateur chef throw in the apron. Now, you can call in back up. These lil rubber fellas are willing to step in where needed. They can help keep pots with boiling water open just a crack to release the pressure of the steam, help keep foods warm but setting after you take them out of the oven, and be there for moral support when you crack open a bottle of wine after a long day on the job.
Noteworthy review: “Love and use all the time. I dislike all the steam condensation that accumulates under the pots lid and when i go to stir my food all that wayer drips into my food. These little silicone ppl keeps that from happening.” – Lisa
This hairline tape that makes shaving your neck line evenly a no-brainer
Is there anything that screams ‘I don’t have my life together’ like a jagged cut along the back of your neck’s hairline” Fake it ’til you make it, are we right or what? This is one of those products that has us wondering how this hasn’t been a thing since the Dawn of Man. Thank goodness we’ve advanced as a civilization where can can finally put this nightmare behind us..
Noteworthy review:“I have cut my own hair for years and always dreaded cutting my neckline. It is not an easy thing to do holding a mirror in one hand and my clippers in the other, while trying to see what I was doing in the bathroom mirror. Never felt it looked clean or even. With this template it is quick and simple to get a clean straight neckline. Position the template and then trim along the bottom for a professional look. Again I love this!!” – Bill C
This avocado cradle to keep your favorite-yet-high-maintenance fruit in proper form
Yeah, we’re with you. Avocado. On. Everything. But this high-maintenance fruit is so finicky…you cut into one one day, thinking, ‘hey, half an avocado is probably good enough for this breakfest.’ Then just 6 hours later, you go back, thirsting for more, only to find a brown, dry looking shadow of the fruit is was just hours prior.
Not anymore. You see, avocados need to be handled with care, or they’ll turn on you. This nifty little knick-knack is like a snug bed for your avocado’s second half. Tuck it in tenderly, make it feel secure and taken care of, and it will reciprocate by staying in shape and taking care of you into your Golden Years. We’re still talking about avocados, right?
Noteworthy review: “I got this on a recommendation to me by a friend for when I don’t want to eat the whole avocado.
My dad referred to it as an “avocado bondage device”⛓ ? ⛓ And then my mom chimed in and texted: “Silence of the Avocados. Clarice, Clarice, I’ll have some avocado toast and a fine Chianti.” So those are my parents…..
Overall, I think the bondage device did a pretty good job keeping the avocado from browning! I’m going to enjoy it with breakfast ???” – Rachel Zaidman
A playful way to keep your hands in tip-top shape
Ever feel strain in your hands after having your fingers in bird claw position all day long hunching over your keyboard like some sort of gremlin? We hear you. But seriously, typing on a keyboard and moving your mouse all day does often contort our hands into positions for extended periods of time that can add up to a lot of tension. This goop not only gives you flashback to the simpler times of your childhood, but allows you to stretch the intricate muscles and bones that give your hands the flexibility and dexterity they deserve.
Those who already suffer from conditions like carpel tunnel or arthritis can benefit from using these as well. Users report using these hand strengtheners helped reduce the pain they often experienced before.
Noteworthy review: “I really liked these exercise pieces. I bought them for my hands to strengthen the thumb joints due to arthritis pain. They are very good and I’m glad I chose them. Plus they don’t smell, which would put a lot of people off using them I’m sure.” – Fiona (And can we just say, good lookin’ out Fiona. Smell would have been a dealbreaker.)
This wiener slicer that will make your BBQs require a guest list
The game’s on in one hour. The boys are on their way. The grill is fired up and ready to go. The pressure is ON.
Is there any greater demonstration of a true grilling master than perfectly symmetrical grill lines and a wiener cooked evenly, all the way through, to perfection? Take the guess work out of this age old art with this SLOTODG — a foolproof tool that will have your friends thinking you taught George Foreman a thing or two about grilling.
Noteworthy review: “This slotdog is easy to use. It makes perfect cuts on a hotdog and grills nicely. It makes a normal hotdog more tasty and the texture is fun! Strong, sturdy plastic frame and metal. Made well.” –– NurseKat
This whisk that solves an age-old kitchen drawer problem
Hey oh! It’s your kitchen whisk here. Me here and my good friend potato masher just wanted to let you know that we are really against you being able to shut your kitchen drawer all the way. Hope you don’t mind.
Are you really going to let a kitchen utensil talk to you like that? It’s about time you show that arrogant whisk who’s boss. Just break it to them gentle. ‘Hey, you and I have whipped up some great batches of cupcakes together, but I found another whisk that doesn’t push back on the drawer so much. And honestly, it’s slimmer and more flexible thanks to that silicone. So uh, long story short, it’s ’bout time we went separate ways.’
Hopefully the potato masher will get the hint.
Noteworthy review: “Brilliant, flat whisk easy to use and excellent value for money. Have ordered again to give to a friend.” – Mike (Can we be your friend Mike?)
A magnet that will prevent many domestic arguments and maybe even save your marriage
As if doing dishes wasn’t bad enough, adding dirty dishes to a freshly washed load sets you back on probably everyone’s least favorite domestic duty. No more arguments about how dishes are done — a communication tool of the modern age. How to use this little magnet on your dishwasher is pretty self-explanatory, but its impact on interpersonal relationships of people who cohabitate remains to be researched.
You’d honestly think this would be built-in to every dishwasher out the box. Maybe someday.
Noteworthy review:“Bought this for the heck of it, because i hate yelling back and forth thru the house asking this question. I was actually thinking about giving this (and ordering more if i liked it, which i did) as Christmas gifts to family members but something came up, and i decided to keep this one. The magnet is strong. The piece that slides back and forth slides easily. It appears sturdy and well made.” – Nacho Libre
This adorable dinosaur phone stand that combines your phone addiction with your childhood-seeded love of dinosaurs
We’ve always been fascinated with humanity’s collective obsession with dinosaurs. Why not sabertooth? Mammoths? They’re pretty cool too, but it’s just not the same. Dinosaurs have a certain je ne sais quio. Modern man and the Jurassic era finally intersect in the form of these dinosaur phone props. As if it’s adorable construction and universal appeal wasn’t enough…the best is yet to come my friends.
As your friend and your mentor, we have but one thing we hope you’ll take away from all this, and that is this: GET THE GLOW IN THE DARK ONE. Thank us later.
We’re all fakin’ this adult thing as best we can, but we doubt any one of us has outgrown our love of dinosaurs…or glow in the dark stuff, for that matter.
Over 1100 reviews, still clockin’ 4.8 stars as of the time of this writing. It’s the little things in life.
Noteworthy review: “Do you need a phone holder? Do you like cute little dinosaurs? Do you want something to hold your phone and not a tablet or TV? Well I’ve got great news!
This little brontosaurus hid away in time to come to your rescue and hold your phone with infinite cuteness. Its s phone holder that looks like a brontosaurus. It works. It holds phones. I wouldn’t ask it to hold a tablet though. It might run away or fall over or something. And yea, it’s tiny. It won’t hold a TV or your drink. Why you you ask a tiny brontosaurus to hold your drink anyways? That’s crazy.” – Big Shane