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“I’m obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom’s grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And — as if easy, sparkling grout wasn’t enough! — it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute.
Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn’t see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I’ve realized that while I don’t need it every single week, it’s priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I’d otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease.” —Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed Editor
Promising review: “This stuff is fantastic! I have fine hair so I’m always nervous about it being weighed down or looking greasy. This didn’t do that at all! My hair was starting to show damage from coloring and styling and after just one use, it looks soooo much better! I’ll be buying this again for sure.” —DolceSoprano
Promising review: “It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and affordable! Not much more to say! At this price, I can’t imagine a better coffee bean grinder.” —Sam Park
Promising review: “I make Key Lime Pie several times a year, and juicing dozens of limes by hand used to be such a chore, that it almost wasn’t worth it to me anymore. This year I ordered the Dash Go Citrus Juicer, and it made juicing all those limes a breeze! Not only did it juice each lime dry (thus wasting less), but it saved my time (I’m talking hours) and my fingers. Once the carafe was full, I was able to measure it and pour the juice right into the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. I’m so glad I got this thing! It’s nice that I can control the pulp, too.” —Amazon Customer
“I’ve been using this CeraVe night cream for almost the whole year, and I have loved it the whole time. I have sensitive, combination skin that’s also acne-prone (especially when I get stressed or don’t get enough sleep so….thanks 2020). I loved it right away, noticing the plumping, soft, hydrating effect it gave my skin after the first use — without any greasiness or overpowering fragrances. But I never realized QUITE how wonderful this cream was until something went wrong with my skin. I try different beauty products as part of this job, which is both a lot of fun and sometimes doesn’t end so well. TL;DR: CeraVe night cream really is fabulous, whether you have dry winter skin, combo skin, or your skin just needs some hardcore TLC after something goes awry. And for under $15 a jar, you’re getting quite a lot of skincare bang for your buck.” —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Senior Editor
Promising review: “This little device removes the oil from your screen. Often, when you are ‘cleaning’ your screen by wiping it with a cloth, you are simply pushing around the oil into a thin enough layer to see through without noticing it as much. This device actually lifts the oil and removes it. My screen feels like new, which is great because I am picky about my devices. Also, this is much better than cleaning the screen with some kind of wipe since repeated cleaning with most wipes will damage the screen over time. Unbeknownst to me, my wife was cleaning her screen daily and now her screen collects oils far too quickly because she wore off the protective layer. With this product, you don’t need to worry about that. Clean it as often as you want/need and you can continue to enjoy that pristine screen without fear of wearing the oleophobic layer off prematurely. I would highly recommend this to others.” —Alex
This rinse works to neutralize bad odors and bacteria in your mouth, and won’t burn your mouth in the process. (I’ve always hated super strong, minty mouthwashes because they legitimately hurt — but with this product, you don’t have to worry about that!)
Promising review: “Ridiculous claims. And for whatever reason…it works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS!”—John E. Litton
Promising review: “I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!” —Kelsi Murphy
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: “I’m gifting a fiddle-leaf fig (which you plant people know was not cheap) and wanted it to look as nice as possible. This Miracle-Gro Leaf Shine really is a miracle. I only used about one-quarter of a bottle and 15 minutes to make my 8-foot tree come alive. It looks beautiful!” —Chris K.
Promising review: “I saw an immediate difference from my first use of this product. For about two months, my scalp was abnormally and extremely dry and flaky. After one use, I noticed a visible difference. I don’t normally write reviews, but this line of products is the real deal! I definitely will be purchasing again.” —L. Btlr
This even has an auto shut-off feature and can be swapped between seven different lighting options!
Promising review: “I love this. I use it in my car when I’m doing my Grubhub orders and it’s amazing. I also sit it beside my 10-month-old when she is stuffy. The LED lights are awesome and it’s definitely worth the price.” —Neena
“An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.” —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Editor
Plus, the flexible bristles are great for cleaning beneath large appliances. What’s that, landlord? No pets allowed? Well surprise, there are dust bunnies living beneath my fridge.
Promising review: “Used this a couple of times already and it cleaned out my dryer vent really good. I even stuck it down the hose when I moved my dryer to clean under it! I noticed my clothes are drying a lot faster, so I’ll definitely buy again once I wear these out.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “I hadn’t thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years and had only wiped down with random multi-cleaners, which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product…AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. This will leave your cooktop shiny and new, and even marks that had been on there for years came off almost completely. The key is to use very little product! Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean, dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren’t getting a mirrored finish, it’s because you’ve used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off.” —B. Swartwood
Promising review: “I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh.” —Dena Jensen
It apparently smells like Froot Loops which ??? wow ??? you’ll be transported to the Saturday mornings of your youth with every use.
Promising review: “I had a cheap, untempered windshield which was awful in the rain. A friend of mine from college recommended Rain-X and I was shocked at the difference. I applied it with a soft rag and sat there wondering if it was even on properly. I trusted the system and then later that night took my car out for a drive; it rained while I was out and the difference was instantly noticeable. Before, when using my wipers, streaks would obscure my view so much that any lights would make driving in the rain hard. Now, the droplets don’t smear and smaller ones sometimes just roll off. It’s pretty great.” —Alison J. Gong
Promising review: “The Ex-Factor shade is BEAUTIFUL for darker-skinned woman. OMG, this color gave me life when I put it on. At first, it seemed super dark; but then it was very nice on my lips. I loved so much that I wore it to the gym 🙂 and felt amazing during my workout.” —Sandra D Troutman
This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede with no harsh rubbing or scrubbing required.
Promising review: “I was amazed. After spending about five minutes cleaning suede boots with fairly significant smudges, they came out almost completely clean and are looking really good.” —Beth Perkins
Promising review: “This comb is awesome! Catches fleas so well! My kitties are so thankful. They don’t have enough to need meds, but they occasionally get a couple from their doggy brother who brings them inside and this helps me get rid of them so easily! It also helps comb out the loose under coat that they shed! Have a cup of soapy water and a towel to rinse the brush in. It kills the fleas and allows you to continuously brush until you’re done. We give it two paws up!” —Alexis S.
Promising review: “Do you find yourself hating the knives you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin’ bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it’s often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can’t believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen.” —Matt
To learn more, check out “This Lil’ Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6.”
Promising review: “Do you have a lot of plants? Are they crowded together and hard to see where on pot begins? Or bushy plants that spread out low and wide? These will help in all of these situation. My plants are happy and my floors are dry.” —k gannon
Promising review: “There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up.” —Heather Braga, BuzzFeed Staff
Promising review: “What? Just $10!? I was skeptical but this is GREAT! I have purchased and used very expensive eye creams ranging from $50 to over $150 for a single product. Try this. You will like it.” —Hadley
Promising review: “I’ve been very impressed! It’s tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and the hair is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, the silicone doesn’t hold onto mildew or mold. I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase!”—Suneimi
Promising review: “I had a terrible allergic reaction to tea tree oil about two weeks ago. Tiny bumps all over my face along with bunches of breakouts and my normally oily skin was so dry the strongest moisturizers I had wouldn’t keep it moisturized for long. I tried this stuff and OVERNIGHT basically all the bumps and my breakouts are gone. I have incredibly sensitive skin (clearly) and this stuff feels so soothing on my face and leaves it looking bright. I can’t speak more highly of this product. I will probably continue using it as a regular daily moisturizer even after my skin goes back to normal because it feels so smooth and I bet it would make a great base for makeup. HIGHLY recommend to anyone with sensitive, combination skin. And I’m acne-prone and this stuff doesn’t break me out. Holy grail people!” —SH
Promising review: “Works extremely well. We haven’t done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent buildup all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some buildup and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors.” —Martoune
This kit comes with 30 different nail sizes and six accent nails to accommodate different nail sizes, and removal is a breeze — just soak your nails in polish remover for about a minute before gently peeling off the adhesive.
Promising review: “OMG! These are great! I did not believe they would last as long as gels or acrylic nails, but they did. I put them on in less than five minutes and wore them for over two weeks. They are thinner than acrylics and look really natural.” —Kelly Berner
This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.
Promising review: “I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my ChapStick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!” —Cowie
Promising review: “I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I’m 51 and I guess I’ve just been old school with how I clean, so I was hand scrubbing it for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it only took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower to a point where it looked cleaner than it had been in years; in the corners, the floor, the glass door, everything came out squeaky clean. I’m NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again.” —Terry
Promising review: “I’ve only been using this for a week. I have severe back acne discoloration and scarring, and I’ve already noticed a DRAMATIC difference in how my skin looks and feels! I’m thrilled with the results. I use this every night with the Mario Badesco AHA body wash.” —Mariah
Promising review: “This is the most reasonably priced curly hair product I’ve found. I originally got a little tube from my Ipsy order, and I liked it so much, I came to Amazon to order a full-sized bottle. It doesn’t make my hair crunchy or greasy, even if I accidentally put too much on. My curls look natural and bouncy after using my diffuser, and even when I let hair air dry, this gives my curls a little extra form and structure to look like I actually did something to my hair.” —sbgoodgirl
Promising review: “This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don’t have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I’ve been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it.” —Stephanie Martin
Promising review: “This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn’t make hair grow back coarser or darker.” —Ellen R.
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Promising review: “Hands-down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and nongreasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!” —Seabea2013
Promising review: “Excellent product! So happy I tried it! I wore kitchen gloves and smoothed a thin layer of the product all over the couch, instead using of the cloth. Went way faster and I didn’t waste product soaked up by the cloth.” —Kristie
Promising review: “As embarrassing as this is to admit, I have had issues with body and butt acne like no other. I had tried everything to clear them up, but nothing helped. I’m horrible at picking at blemishes as well, so I decided to give these a try. I LOVE these patches!! Even better that they come in large patches, which was a lifesaver for cluster bumps! WHOA! I would leave these on for eight to 10 hours and it would draw so much of the pus out. After just one use of a patch, I noticed a dramatic difference and sometimes it completely cleared them up.” —Ashley
Promising review: “These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn’t cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new after using this.” —Donna K Cook
Promising review: “I was looking for a thicker lip gloss but without the stickiness… these are it! The quality and quantity for the price is amazing! I love all of the scents, they aren’t too strong which is great.” —Madison M.
Promising review: “I worked in a fine jewelry store for several years that sold this product. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided! The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up, which reduces that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don’t feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new, shiny sparkle.” —Amazon Customer
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