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An Instant Pot to completely redefine your cooking abilities. Grab this thing and cook entire meals with a literal push of a button. The future is now, people!
The Jetsons have nothing on this thing.
P.S. the Duo Plus replaces nine common kitchen appliances. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, sterilize…it even makes cakes. Read all about why
this thing is changing how we cook in my BuzzFeeder coworker’s review.
Promising Review: “I deliberated about buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I’m not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It’s amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I’ve made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they’ve all been fantastic. I’ll never ‘boil’ an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!” — Laura
Price: $59.92+ (available in three styles and sizes)
A charcoal peel-off mask that’ll help unclog your pores and remove sebum so you won’t be se-bummed about blackheads and buildup anymore. This even includes a silicone brush so your mask goes on smooth and you won’t waste a smidgen of product.
Promising review: “This is the BEST face mask out there. It is extremely disgusting when you see everything that comes out of your face after peeling it off, but extremely satisfying! I have bought this product over and over again and will continue to. I personally love the feeling of filth being ripped away, so I enjoyed it immensely! Even the next day my skin glowed! The bottle is small, but goes a long way! Will definitely buy again!” — Maria Pett
A pack of four Magic Erasers sure to finally scrub away the dirt and grime that’s been giving you a hard time.
Promising review: “Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I’ve used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it’s good as new!” — seven4eleven
A box of 12 Soylent bottles for the ultra-efficient among us who are too busy *killing it* at life to make a full meal. Ever wondered what success tastes like? Hint: it’s this.
You probably can’t survive entirely on Soylent, but each bottle has enough nutritional value to replace a whole meal. A bottle has 400 calories and contains 20% of your daily vitamins. Go ahead and gobble up all that glorious info, I’ll wait.
Promising review: “I decided to try this after hearing about it on my favorite podcast (Stuff You Should Know), and I am so glad I did! I am a busy young professional who is moderately health obsessed. I found myself eating out WAY too often (several times a week) when I started a very competitive and time consuming job. Once I didn’t have the time to meticulously prepare everything I ate, I began gaining weight and losing energy. I put off trying Soylent because I am a picky eater but I decided to take the risk. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID! I am now drinking half a bottle every morning for breakfast and the other half around 3pm, and it has completely changed my diet for the better. I am no longer starving throughout the day and binging on takeout when I finally get the chance to eat. I am losing weight, saving money, and finally getting back to my regular workouts. Stop thinking about it, and just try it. You won’t regret it.” — ljg98
Price: $37.05 (available in three flavors)
A pack of pimple patches – they’re gonna save your skin when you’re so sick of your whiteheads you think you might pop.
Amazon, amazon.com, amazon.com
Each box comes with 36 patches.
Promising review: “I’m a 47 year old woman and have had adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! These were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. Get these! Seriously, they really are a GOD send!” — auntylizzy
A clever storage cube so you can keep 96 pens, pencils, markers, brushes, or whatever tiny tools you currently have lying around upright and organized.
Promising review: “I love everything about this. It’s perfect for my desk. I’m an artist, and I bought two for all my markers. It’s lightweight, very classy looking, and the price is great. I put one on each end of my desk. They’re small but hold so many markers or pencils.” — Sherrie Stone
A set of daringly darling measuring spoons that’ll be the cherry on top of your kitchen tools.
Promising review: “These are really cute and of good quality. And the leaf is an egg separator, which is neat.” — Amazon Customer
A seat filler, because you’ve had too many disasters strike at the drive-through…you need something that’s sure to save future french fries from certain doom.
This product has over
4,800 five-star reviews!
Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn’t another product that compares to this. That’s why I gave it five stars!” — Tessa Forbes
A snazzy stainless steel shelf organizer that’ll add a sleek look to your place *and* help you use up every nook and cranny of counter space in your minuscule studio.
Promising review: “This is perfect for my bathroom counter to make more space. It was cluttered before with stuff I use daily and don’t like the hassle of constantly removing and replacing from drawers. Having it all stacked neatly to the corner is much more tidy and convenient. Assembly was easy.” — JDH
Price: $22.43 (available in two shapes)
A can of erasers that’s gonna make any recipient say “ Olive these very much.”
Promising review: “This is a cleverly designed product with entertaining packaging. The hole is large enough to accommodate a small finger, like an actual olive, but narrows inside so the olive eraser can be pushed onto the end of a pencil. It’s a great gift for anyone who writes with a pencil (whether they like eating black olives, or prefer sticking exclusively to the non-edible variety).” — Mag
Price: $10.99 (available in three styles)
A bottle of poop spray to save your bathroom from, well, yourself. Just spray it in the tank before you go and everything is sure to be coming up roses!
Read all about
how well this works in my other coworker’s post about the travel size version.
Promising review: “We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare – particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement (‘YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I’M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.’) he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves.” — Supa D
Price: $9.75 (available in seven sizes)
A pack of 200 earring backs that’ll always have your back, ya hear?
Promising review: “These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent (and inexpensive) purchase for me. Highly recommend!” — Carol R. Slicher
An elevated stainless steel baking and cooling rack for anyone who wants to take their cooking skills to the next level.
Promising review: “These are great quality! They’re great for cooling or heating. The cooling rack won’t tip over on you. I’ve used them for cooling cupcakes and used them to finish up my coated chicken wings – it gets them up off the baking sheet and helps bake the sauce on nicely. These should last a lifetime as they are truly great quality! I am not one to take the time to do many detailed reviews but this product is worth it.” — DLM MI
Price: $13.99+ (available in six sizes)
A reusable silicone food bag with an air-tight seal you can use to replace all the plastic bags in your place – store leftovers, heat up food in the microwave, or simply to store your snacks in.
You can also use it for sous vide and throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done!
Promising review: “I’ve tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren’t usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. They can withstand any temperature in the /microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren’t hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices.” — Megan A.
Price: $11.99 (available in two sizes and seven colors)
A pair of computer glasses with a lens that’ll keep your eyes from aching when you’re staring at screens all day. If you work at a desk, it’s time to put on a pair of these pretties.
Each pair of glasses is slightly tinted to filter out the intense blue light of computer and phone screens. One coworker wrote about how
you need these glasses if you work at a computer all day, and I think I better listen.
Promising review: “These are exactly what was advertised. They are lightly tinted but still remove a decent amount of blue light. They are lightweight and quite comfortable for me. And my wife even says they look good on me, too. I am going to buy another pair for my work office.” — Donald Sensing
Price: $8.99+ (available in 14 strengths and 37 colors)
A cast iron skillet to make it look like you have a ton of skill(et)s in the kitchen. And make your food taste *chef’s kiss* delicious.
My husband and I finally decided to get a cast iron skillet after watching one too many cooking shows that insisted it’d change the way we cook. Turns out chefs know what they’re talking about, because we will never go without one of these again. You can also get a
single serving sized skillet. I personally recommend this, my stomach is much happier because of it.
A makeup brush cleaner you’re gonna be glad to get – especially when you realize just how dirty the brush you’ve been rubbing all over your face is.
Promising review: “You can’t go wrong with this purchase! I have a lot of brushes and it takes no time at all to clean them! I just use a drop or two of Dawn dish soap then rub them on the mat. Although there are suction cups on the bottom, when I cleaned my beauty blenders I did have to hold the mat, but I wasn’t annoyed at all because they were completely cleaned! Long story short, buy this. You won’t regret it.” — Pam C
A toilet paper holder that’s sure to delight people who aren’t ~sheepish~ about sporting some adorable, and useful, bathroom storage.
Promising review: “This is a super cool addition to any bathroom area. It holds jumbo rolls too! It looks good hanging on the wall or standing up.” — Andy N.
A bag of organic Death Wish coffee for anyone who truly believes in the phrase “death before decaf”.
Which should be allllmost everyone.
Promising review: “Ok folks words of warning….if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. If you drink 24 oz Starbucks’ grande, you need a 8 oz. of this as your FIRST cup. I’m serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage or single handedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the fist hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!” — ITsTheXFactor
A hideaway plunger that’ll help you hide the grossest part of necessary bathroom tools and pretend it doesn’t exist, until you really need it.
Promising review: “I have two of these in my home and the plunger works as a plunger should. That is enough discussion of that. The coolest part is the holder. I like having a plunger at the ready for those moments when it is necessary but prefer not to set them directly on the floor, nor do I want to see them, so the holder is perfect. As I lift the weight of the plunger up, the caddy opens and stays open until I place the plunger back in, then it closes and my plunger is out of sight. Yay!!!” — Jill P.
A cordless Dyson – if you have floors you’re gonna be floored by how well this vacuum works.
Read my BuzzFeed coworker’s review on this
game changing vacuum to figure out if it’s right for you! Spoiler alert: It is.
Promising review: “I always wondered what the hype was all about for Dyson vacuums. Now I know. I just traded in my heavy, corded vacuum for the this animal and wow am I impressed! It doesn’t lose suction and has enough battery life to take care of about 2000 square feet in one go, with multiple stops to empty the dirt cup. I also love how convenient it is to store.” — Rachel M
An electric kettle so you can put the kettle to the metal and heat yourself up a strong cup of chamomile before your 9pm bedtime. I support this. A lot.
Promising review: “This is a great kettle and oh so cheap!! It’s easy to use and works very well. It has clear indicators for the amount of water you are filling and gets to boiling hot in about a minute. The automatic off switch is perfect for mornings because you can do other things while the water boils. I love this little thing.” — Darin French
A foot cream that’s sure to save your skin when dryness, smelliness, or sweatiness has you feeling de-feet-ed.
Read all about this
cult favorite foot cream to find out if it’s right for you.
Promising review: “I’m honestly quite surprised by this product. I have pretty nasty feet, especially at the heels. I normally use the cheese grater tool on my heels and the balls of my feet every few weeks and, while that works, it usually leaves my heels a bit sensitive after use. I’m on week two of using this foot cream (after seeing it on a TV commercial) and I have to say, the results are pretty amazing. My heels are healing and, while I still have some thick and rough skin on the heels, it’s been dramatically reduced. My heels actually look somewhat healthy.” — The Penguin
A KitchenAid mixer to transform your kitchen, and your cooking, after you watch Salt Fat Acid Heat (i.e. your uncertified, but complete, cooking education) and realize what food can do.
Promising review: “I love, love, love my mixer! I leave this little beauty out on my counter because it’s such a pretty thing to look at, not to mention that it’s ready to use as soon as I need it. When I get a sudden urge to make brownies or bake a loaf of bread for dinner, it’s so easy to just grab my ingredients and whatever attachment I need and whip something up. Cleaning up is easy with the stainless bowls too. There are so many colors to choose from, there is no way you can’t find one that is an aesthetically pleasing addition to your kitchen. One other thing I love is that the attachments can be used with older mixers, meaning I don’t need to worry about not being able to buy new attachments as they come available even after I’ve had mine for years. It’s the best!” — Clipper 56
Price: $279.99 (available in 52 colors)
A darling reusable grocery bag for shoppers who know that having less plastic in life will ~produce~ some seriously satisfying results in the future.
Promising review: “I can’t say enough good things about these bags. These hold a lot and are very strong. One of the best features are the long handles that allow me to carry a full bag over my shoulder, which is easier for carrying purchases into the house. I have these in the car and carry them with me into the store so that I am saving on paper bags.” — Karen B
Price: $12 (available in 27 colors)
A knife sharpener so you, and your cutlery, can be the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Promising review: “I’ve never sharpened my Calphalon knives and I’ve had them for almost four years. The last time I cut meat I worked up a sweat because the knives were so dull. Tonight I sharpened them using this sharpener and the chicken cuts like butter!!! I’m in heaven!” — winej
A fabric defuzzer sure to clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.
Promising review: “I didn’t think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and customer reviews and I can see why this is rated so high. Since it’s so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn’t for this great little gadget.” — Paula Nelson
Price: $12.99 (available in six colors)
A relaxing and efficient scalp massager – it’s gonna be a massive upgrade from your typical shower for your scalp, hair, and mental health.
Read why this is the
self care I didn’t know I needed in this review.
Promising review: “Holy smokes… one use and I am hooked! I used this with my favorite co-wash and it felt incredible! I occasionally suffer from dandruff/buildup on my scalp, which is why I purchased this tool, and I will be using it every time I shampoo/co-wash.” — Zauberwald
Price: $17.99 (available in five colors)
A box of plant food to make gardening so much easier this spring, the thought of working outside will really ~grow~ on you.
Promising review: “I love this!! Years ago I worked in an office and there was a Poinsettia plant that had seen better days. My coworker was going to throw it out but I told her to let me try to revive it, so I used this stuff just like I used it on my house plants and nursed the plant along. It was like a miracle when right around Christmas the Poinsettia plant I cared for displayed the bright red leaves!!! The other people in the office had told me the plant would die, so you can imagine their faces when they saw the results of the Miracle-Gro!” — Doug W.
A quilted chenille floor pillow so you can fill your apartment with fancy and functional pieces when your heart wants more furniture and your apartment wants you to move all your junk out.
Promising review: “This comes just as pictured and described. It is comfortable and looks luxurious. It’s great for floor seating.” — AKhan
Price: $29.74+ (available in six colors)
, a book full of meals so delectable everyone will wanna eat it right up. 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die
Promising review: “This is a FABULOUS book! It’s like a food history, travelogue, and [limited] cookbook in one. It’s SO MUCH fun. It’s organized by countries/regions/ethnicities. I’m rather well informed about (and like to eat and cook) international dishes. This has many familiar ones but many more new adventures to try!” — Aunt Lolli
A Tubshroom that’ll get you (and your drain) out of some seriously hairy situations.
Read this BuzzFeeder’s review to find out why
this thing is so amazing.
Promising review: “This is amazing. I have long hair and recently had a baby. It’s a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged every time we turn around, and we’re spending ridiculous amounts of time with that spiky stick thing you shove down there and then pull out over and over. I figured if this even worked to catch half of my hair then it would be worth its salt. Holy moly. When they say it catches every hair they aren’t kidding. We clean it off about twice A WEEK! And when they say it’s easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off to be flushed down the toilet. I’ve already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!” — sasamo
A six-piece storage set sure to save your sugar from being anything less than totally sweet.
Promising review: “I got this as a gift for my husband and we both love it. We love making our own bread and I was tired of finding ways to keep the loaves covered. This is fantastic and easy to use.” — Suprmn001
A mildew resistant shower curtain liner so you can clean your body in a place that’s actually clean.
Promising review: “This is the best shower curtain ever. Not only is this shower curtain CHEAP, but because of it, my shower is really staying mold and mildew free. I am so sick and tired of buying every single ‘mildew resistant’ shower curtain I can find. It is so annoying to have one for a month or so, only to see it get wrecked and dirty and impossible to clean. So far, I have had the same one of these inside of my shower for six months, only needing minor cleaning.” — DBomz
And an overflow cap to help you soak in a bath that’s filled to the brim.
Promising review: “Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you’re a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know…THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths and enjoy more warm coziness. All because of this little bit of silicone!” — anonymous
A set of three botanical notebooks that’ll give you the space to write down everything you want to remember, no matter how long and ~flowery~ your writing may be.
Promising review: “These notebooks are great! They are beautiful and so well made. With three different cover designs, the cover material is somewhat textured and the font on the front is lightly embossed printed in gold ink. The inside cover is also printed in gold ink with a lovely pattern. On the inside it has lined pages with gold print. These are almost too beautiful to write in! They would make great gifts!” — Marcelay!
Price: $11.98+ (available in seven styles)
A floral water fountain with three pressure settings and an adorable design sure to convince your particularly persnickety pet their water is, in fact, fresh as a daisy.
This has a water level indicator and an LED nightlight. It includes a filter, but you can also get refills when the water starts to seem less than fresh.
Promising review: “Cats aren’t prone to drinking enough water and they also abhor getting their whiskers wet. This fountain was a huge hit from the moment I set it up and solved both of those problems. My kitty now guzzles water any time she wishes, which is definitely more than before (and yay, I don’t have to turn the sink on for her now, which was the only way she’d drink water). This is fantastic!” — Pgilly
Price: $27.99 (available in two colors)
A sinfully soft blanket scarf for the cold blooded among us who feel a chill in the air no matter how high the heat is.
Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this for such a low price! I purchased it last minute to wear with a bridesmaid dress when we realized it would be cold on the wedding day. It made a pretty big difference in my comfort level and looked great. It’s very large, soft, and well made. I think I’ll get a lot more use out of this over the winter too! Great buy!” — Wildflower
Price: $11.99 (available in eleven colors)
An activated charcoal teeth whitening powder that’ll turn your teeth into some genuine, grade-A, pearly whites.
Promising review: “This stuff works! My husband didn’t know I started using this and after the first time I did he was surprised to see my teeth were visibly brighter and asked if I had my teeth professionally done. I use it twice a week and love my white smile. Really helps with overall oral health and my breath is noticeably cleaner (even in the morning).” — Ladacnom
A lightweight trashcan with a small side handle that accentuates its good looks – this stunning receptacle is here to show the world your trash doesn’t have to look like garbage.
Promising review: “This is a stylish, minimalist trash can. It’s amazing how hard it is to find a trash can that isn’t an eye sore. This one looks nice and doesn’t take up much space.” — Megan Rolerkite
Price: $19.50+ (available in three colors)
A BuzzFeed Tasty calendar filled with seasonal recipes you’ll love. Whether you decide to embark on a year-long cooking adventure and try one each day or just want to enjoy a new meal a month, this’ll be a delectable way to start the new year!
This also gives you access to online videos that’ll take you through the recipes step-by-step.
Promising review: “This is a beautiful, high quality calendar! I will be trying the recipes. I love it!” — Amazon Customer
And finally, a MoMA lattice table cloth that’s gonna look lovely, even when you’re only using it to save the kitchen table from your kid’s magic marker phase.
Promising review: “We love this tablecloth. It matches very nicely with our decor, it’s easy to clean, and it’s the perfect size.” — Jennifer Meyer
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