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    Updated on Mar 16, 2020. Posted on Mar 16, 2020

    27 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

    Products that may be smarter than you (sorry).

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    1. A pot holder and trivet that'll fully protect your hands from hot cookware and bakeware. The design allows for more controlled grip so you won't have to endure burns while handling food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So this pot holder is brilliant. I serves the purpose of three products in one. I can grab trays out of the oven, move steel pots on the stove, or let hot pans or plates sit on it as a trivet. It's half the size of an oven mitt and more functional then just using kitchen towels. It's padded and well insulated so it's comfy and I don't feel the heat. The center circle is used to grab hot pans and works amazing – the top surface has a silicone grip pattern on it so it doesn't slip and firmly latches onto your pan's handle." —Brianna Scheid

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A Eureka two-burner camp stove so you can create delicious meals while enjoying the great outdoors. It ranges from light simmer to full flame, has a push-button ignition, and a stainless steel drip tray.

    REI

    Promising review: "I recently decided to replace my very worn out two-burner stove and needed something small that wouldn’t take up too much space in the car. This stove worked amazingly! Fit perfect in with the rest of the gear. But, the best part part was the electric start and simmer control. I’ve never had a stove with this much control. I would certainly recommend this to anyone in need of a simple two-burner stove." —HappyCamper

    Get it from REI for $109.95.

    3. A shaping slip to wear under spring and summer dresses so you get more coverage. The open neckline allows you to wear your own bra, but the adjustable inner panels mean you can get more compression if you want. The straps are adjustable, too! Now when there's a gust of wind you won't have to worry about an impromptu flashing in your maxi dress.

    Yummie

    Get it from Yummie for $48 (originally $78; available in two colors and sizes S–3X).

    4. Silicone bookmarks so you know exactly where you left off, preventing any confusion or delay in your studying and reading. They can be stretched to fit a book of any size.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is such a simple idea, but after using these I wonder what I did without them. This is basically an elastic bookmark with a finger that points to wherever you left off reading. I've used this in my cookbooks, financial ledgers, and my kids use them in their classroom notebooks. Simple, useful, and cheap — my favorite combination." —erin

    Get an assorted pack of five from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A garlic peeler that'll do all the nitpick-y work for you. It'll keep your hands odor-free while you're in the middle of a recipe, plus it'll contain the actual peels so you'll be able to trash them quickly and easily.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is such a simple concept but definitely a kitchen tool I'm glad to have. Very easy to use! Just put the garlic cloves in, push down and roll a few times and instantly the garlic peel is completely off. The ridges definitely help to remove all the peels. Cleanup is also a breeze as most the peels stay inside the roll and you can just shake them out in the trash and then wash as you would anything else." —V

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.19+ (available in three color combinations).

    6. A ring-size adjuster so you can wear your favorite pieces even if they become loose. The adjuster can reduce size up to a size and a half, meaning you won't need to drop big bucks at a jeweler to get it re-fitted.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have thin fingers (size 4) and my rings always spin all the way around. So I either skip wearing them or leave them at my office desk all day and put them back on when I am leaving. This product was very easy to install. You can customize the fit by using more or less turns of the twine. It will be fairly easy to remove and attach again on swollen finger days. And it's super cheap. I think I should be able to resize 10 rings without having to reuse any of the twine. Very satisfied!" —new mom 2

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A collapsible whisk, because as thrilling as it sometimes can be, being able to open your cutlery draw without endless finagling mid recipe is some true joy. This one is dishwasher-safe.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised on how sturdy it is. I was hesitant when I took it out of the package, thought it was going to be flimsy because of it being plastic. Definitely not the case. I love that it doesn't take up drawer space!" —AML

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    8. Towel holders that'll expertly hold bath or kitchen towels *without* the frustration of towel slip-off that usually accompanies hooks. The silicone jaws will grasp towels firmly.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for these hooks for such a long time and was so pleased when I found them here! My mother used similar hooks many years ago to hang her kitchen towels on, but finally wore them out (they lasted a long time). When she wanted to replace them, they were nowhere to be found. Up until now, she had been hanging her kitchen towels over the cabinet doors to dry, only to have them slip off onto the floor. I put these new hooks inside her cabinet door, and they work perfectly. What I like most about them is that towels do not fall off! You simply pull the towel out to use it and then push it back in when you’re done; no folding necessary. Having the towels hang this way make them dry quicker, too. These would be perfect in a bathroom for hand towels, and would be great space savers for hanging other items, as well. Will be buying more!" —Frugal

    Get two from Amazon for $12.89.

    9. A magnetic shower curtain lock, because forming Lake Erie in your bathroom each time you shower is a) extremely annoying, b) causing a bit of mold formation, and c) dangerous! You'll be able to prevent any slipping by keeping your curtain tightly in-place while you shampoo and condition.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I bought it for my RV shower/tub. The install is so easy. Before installing, we had to keep a towel around the tub to soak up the water that seeped out around the curtain. After installing, no more towel, no more seeping, no more water escaping the tub. I love it so much I bought one for my home shower. I've also recommend this to all my family and friends." —Guardian_Agent

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    10. A pack of adhesive DressWeights to keep your hems down on windy days. They're reusable, recyclable, and safe for different types of fabric.

    etsy.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE these DressWeights! They are truly a product I didnt know I needed. They stayed on all day during a recent event while providing me the security of not having to worry about fly skirt flying up. They are a must in every women's closet." —Lissette Rodriguez

    Get a four-pack from DressStrong on Etsy for $15.04.

    11. A pack of light-dimming covers for those LED lights on electronics and appliances that are always weirdly bright and distracting at night. They're peel-and-stick, so you can match the size of whatever light you're trying to cover.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    They wont leave sticky residue behind, either!

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level, but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —Matthew M Phelps

    Get them from Amazon for $6.49.

    12. An outdoor faucet handle attachment to add some much-needed leverage to your hose knob. You'll be able to fully turn the stream off once you've finished watering your plants. No more leaks!

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $8.95.

    13. A pill pocket for dogs when they're being really stubborn about taking their medicine, but really need to. Their taste and smell overpower the capsule, so your pet won't even notice the medicine. Just pop the capsule into the little opening and pinch it shut before giving to your dog.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Avoid the mess and stress of administering your pet medication!

    Promising review: "These are the best! I have a dog who takes approximately 20 pills a day and is the best at finding them in his food and spitting them out. I’ve tried disguising the pills with cheese, hot dogs, and peanut butter. Nothing worked. Now I put the pills in the pill pockets and he gobbles them right down. I have tried all the flavors and my dogs have a clear preference for the hickory smoked flavor. This flavor is also softer and more pliable than the other flavors, so it’s easier to wrap the pills in them. These are worth every penny I spend on them. Without them I’d be having a constant challenge trying to get all his medication in him." —L W

    Get a 7.9-ounce bag from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A bag rack to prevent spilling when you're just trying to load leftovers or pack your lunch. The clips grip the lips of the bag so it stays upright as you pile in taco meat, cooked veggies, or shredded cheese on taco day.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I used three of these to help me make freezer meals for after I have a baby. I can honestly say I don't know how I would have filled the freezer bags without these ingenious baggy holders. I was able to dump veggies, spices, meat, and cans of heavy beans and tomatoes into the bags, and they stood up the entire time without sliding or spilling. One of the bags I stuffed literally to the brim, as full as it could go, and the bag did not fall down. I would definitely recommend these" —Grace S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47+ (available in packs).

    15. And if you're looking to get leftovers organized, dissolvable food labels that can be removed so you can reuse containers! You'll be able to spot things quickly in your fridge, but won't have to scrape off any annoying sticker residue.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these labels! When I have leftovers, I like to identify the meal before I put it in the freezer. The only problem with 'regular labels' is that they leave the glue behind when you try to remove the label. These really work the way they are advertised to work! There is plenty of room to write the information needed to identify the meal. If you are tired of not knowing what you have in your freezer, I can recommend these." —Karen RH55

    Get a roll from Amazon for $12.95.

    16. A jewelry cleaning brush, because you didn't spend all that money for dull diamonds. This brush will make 'em sparkle just like the first day you bought them by dispensing a specialized cleansing solution (with polishing agents) through the fine bristles.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30-60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." —honestreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A precision-slicing knife to help you cut perfectly sized slices. No more guesswork — you can adjust the guide to your desired thickness to cut uniform slices. Your charcuterie plate never looked so good.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $59.95.

    18. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara so you can get voluminous lashes without putting a glob of product on your eyes. It'll shape and define your lashes without flaking, so yes, it'll still look legit at 1 a.m. versus 9 p.m.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it, love it, love it!!! You really look like you have fake eyelashes on. This mascara is amazing! It's not thick and lumpy, and it glides on smooth and precise. You feel like you had a makeup artist do your eyes!!! It lasts all day, no touch-up required, no smearing, no clumping. I use soap and warm water to remove. I am 500% completely happy and satisfied!" —Disappointed

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (also available in a pack of three).

    19. A dry shampoo for dark hair, because getting that white film deep into your roots is actually hard to remove, even with nonstop brushing and tousling. It's made with activated coconut charcoal, rice powder, and kaolin clay to work into darker roots more seamlessly.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am so shocked at how well this works! I have never been able to find a dry shampoo that works on my hair for all day! This stuff actually works on my fine blonde hair (above). I have been able to go two days without showering (haven’t tried longer). I can still run my fingers through my hair after using it and it even lasts all day. I only have to touch up the next day. Would recommend to anyone. AMAZING." —AAH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    20. Pinch guards that can be added to every door in your home to prevent accidents with children and door-slamming. It's made of foam, so it's super easy to slip onto the doorframe (and adjust its position).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are fantastic, my 18-month-old has a current obsession with closing all the doors in our house. They absorb the force of her slamming the door without bouncing back and hitting her. It's one less thing I have to worry about, and as a mother trying to keep up with a toddler that doesn't stop moving/running, I appreciate all of the help I can get! Great product." —melissa

    Get four from Amazon for $8.95.

    21. A non-stick letter and number cake pan so you can bake a cake in an endless amount of ways. This is perfect for a birthday celebration or big anniversary!

    Amazon

    You use the inserts to create the numbers or letters! It's also dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cake pan! I was looking for a pan for my daughter's fourth birthday and did not want to buy a four mold since its use would be limited after this one occasion. I ordered this pan and it was perfect. I am excited to have it for future use and my family is already asking to borrow it for their own baking plans. I followed the advice of other reviewers and made sure to spray and then coat the pan with flour before use to prevent sticking. I had no issues at all! There was minimal batter around the inserts and what little there was after baking was easy to trim away. This is a must-have cake pan for bakers." —Summer Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $20.36.

    22. A faux sprinkler head that'll become the best place for hiding a spare house key. It's waterproof and has an inside keychain so you can attach your keys right to the inside of the cap.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Can you see it in the above photo??? It's hard to spot!

    Promising review: "This gem is worth every penny. You can't tell the difference and blends in perfectly. What I like most is the top has a little chain with a hook that you attach your key. So you need only to pull off the cap of the 'sprinkler.' No fumbling around inside the container for the key. And if you have kids, the container top is a physical reminder that the key is the emergency spare key. Before, if they got the spare key from its hidden spot, they'd lose that one too because they didn't return it to its secret hiding spot." —Muggle Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $9.22.

    23. An insect sticky trap to rid your home of annoying gnats, flies, midges, and whiteflies. You can stick them directly into soil so your lil baby plants will stay insect-free! You're a devoted plant parent, we understand.

    amazon.com

    BTW, they're made of eco-friendly materials, are non-toxic, and can be used for indoor or outdoor plants.

    Promising review: "These work exactly as described! Fungus gnats took to one of my indoor plants and these sticky sheets were an extremely easy and effective solution. They were also easy to cut to size, and the 20-pack left me with plenty of extras for future use." —Leah

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in larger packs).

    24. A pack of MagicFiber microfiber cleaning cloths for glasses and electronic devices, because let's be real – living without smudges is nearly impossible. They're even delicate enough to use on camera lens and will do an excellent job cleaning without causing scratches!

    amazon.com

    I keep a cloth in my bag, one at work, and one in my apartment! I hate having dust and dirt build up on screens, so they're super useful to have on-hand.

    Promising review: "I usually dislike microfiber cloths; I know they are supposedly great for cleaning your glasses and screens, but every single microfiber cloth I've ever used has left unbearable streak marks on every surface When I opened these cloths, I immediately used one to clean my glasses that I hadn't been able to clean properly all day. I used one of these cloths, and nothing else, and my glasses came out streak free and beautiful! Love these. I was hesitant to spend so much on cloths I was pretty sure I wouldn't like, but these blew me away! Most definitely will buy again." —Stephanie Hollander

    Get two from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in larger packs).

    25. A Dash mini griddle for pancakes and eggs to make breakfast a total breeze. It's the perfect size for a dorm room or small apartment, and with the blue indicator light, you'll know exactly when your food is ready.

    amazon.com

    It heats up within minutes and both top and bottom are non-stick! I use it constantly in my apartment for protein pancakes and over-easy eggs.

    Promising review: "Don’t waste time thinking about getting this, just get it! I’m in love with this little gadget! It’s so very easy to use and extremely convenient. All you need to do is plug it up and your home turns into an IHOP. I used this little beaut for the first time this morning and whipped out some perfectly cooked pancakes! It takes about four-five minutes to make each pancake. Expect flawless, golden brown, consistently crafted pancakes that are completely effortless. And this skillet can be used for more than just pancakes! I fully intend on cooking eggs, bacon, quesadillas, steaks, and whatever else my heart desires on here. I got my eye on that mini waffle maker next!" —LesLeaLuvShopping

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

    26. A cold brew maker so you can save a bit of cash now that the weather is getting warmer and you have the perfect excuse to drink even more iced coffee. Just think about all the money you'll save if you brew your own...

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    To make, add coarse ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "I found this on a BuzzFeed article and decided to get it as a last-minute, thoughtful but not expensive Christmas present for my husband. In all our five years together, I’m not sure I’ve ever bought him something he loved this much. We use it every single day, and we have an infant, so it’s constantly working overtime with us. It’s easy to use, and we just throw it in the dishwasher once a week or so. Definitely worth it, and I’ve recommended it to all my coffee lover friends. Will buy ten more if something ever happens to it." —K J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    And check out our selection of the best cold brew coffee makers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    27. A handy purse hook, because often you're left with no option but to leave your bag on the ground, which isn't sanitary. Now you'll be able to lift your bag so it's within your reach.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have a large heavier purse and it holds with no problem. Extremely satisfied with the look and the performance. Easily storable in purses and bags." —James B.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 35 colors and multipacks).

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