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    28 Things I Can't Believe You Don't Own Yet? What Are You Doing?!?!

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    1. A rice cooker because think about it — cooking rice is the woooorst. Think about all the times you accidentally burnt the rice and had to scrape the brown failure off the bottom of the pot. Stop doing that. Just have a robot make it perfectly every time.


    Zojirushi makes an extremely popular cooker that will cook your rice perfectly, along with steam vegetables and bake cakes. If the price tag is making you a little nervous, you can try out a budget brand like Aroma to get a feel for rice cookers.

    Get the Zojirushi for $177+ (available in two sizes) or the Aroma for $16.99 from Amazon.

    2. And in the same vein, an egg cooker. Stop settling for overcooked hardboiled eggs with gross grey yolks. You deserve better.


    Along with hardboiled eggs, this baby can make omelets and poached and scrambled eggs.

    See BuzzFeed's full write-up on the Dash egg cooker.

    Promising review: "I make a lot of eggs. I love ramen, and a nice soft-boiled egg just makes me swoon. I've tried all sorts of techniques. Boiling, baking, sous vide, pressure cooked. And I haven't found a 100% no-stuck-shells, no-explosions, no-undercooked method yet. Till this silly little thing. Worked perfectly. I'll be honest, unboxing it I thought I was duped. Felt cheap and was pretty small, but heck, let's give it a shot. So easy! And made a perfect egg. On my first go at it. The buzzer is god awful. And the boiler plate stains immediately. Who cares. This thing is awesome. God this thing is awesome." —Mr. Mcgoo

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in five colors).

    3. A long-lasting sponge you can use for legit MONTHS without any gross mildew smell. Seriously punt your stinky sponges into the trash and grab these.

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    Here's the deal: It's synthetic so it doesn't encourage bacteria growth and it doesn't have holes that pick up food particles. You just have to run it through your dishwasher (or laundry if you don't have one) once a week to sanitize it. Learn more about this miracle sponge.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $16.99.

    Oh, and BuzzFeed Reviews named this one of the best sponges money can buy.

    4. A Tubshroom so you can stop wasting so much money on Drano and plumber bills. Just catch the hair before it goes down, genius.


    See BuzzFeed's full review of the Tubshroom.

    Promising review: "AMAZING! A must have for families with long shedding hair!! Doesn't fit snug in my tub drain but fits well enough. Once a month I used to have to use chemicals to de-clog our shower drain because of the amount of hair coming from my long hair and my teenage daughters. It was a real pain in the butt, a constant added expense, and made the tub constantly feel and look dirty. I bought this hoping it would catch the hair as advertised, causing the drain to not clog. This tiny little device is a true miracle!!! We've been using it for almost three months now and I have yet to need to use chemicals as we have ZERO clogs!! I do have to remove the plug every day to remove the hair that has collected otherwise the tub will not drain. Cleaning the plug is a nasty job as you can imagine. The only true negative that I have found is that the inside of the plug is hard to clean. About once a week I have to go in with a pipe cleaner or bottle brush to clean and sanitize the inside of the plug cylinder." —SB6907

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    5. An external charger, because you don't want to end up asking the bartender to charge your phone and then be without your precious screen for god knows how long. Nightmare averted.


    See more cellphone accessories that will make your life easier.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for peace of mind every time you leave the house, this power bank doesn't disappoint. It's the size of a credit card and only a hair heavier than my iPhone 6 making it extremely portable without being bulky and heavy. There's a power button you press which shows how much power is left via four blue LEDs (when it's dead, only one led will flash). You can only charge one device with this power bank but I'm always impressed by how quickly this charges my iPhone 6 (from 10% to near full takes approximately one hour)." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three colors).

    6. An avocado tool that looks silly, but I promise you will save you a trip to the ER when your knife slips during the de-pitting stage. Get that sweet avocado meat out of its skin while keeping your blood in your skin.


    This thing slices open the avocado, de-pits, and scrapes out all the green goodness. Guacamole has never been so easy.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A lead tester to give you some peace of mind, which is honestly priceless.


    To use: crush, shake, and swab. It will turn red in about 30 seconds if there's lead. They sometimes give false positives but the negatives are reliable.

    Promising review: "We recently had to test for lead because our kid's test came back with trace amounts in it. What we thought was going to be an epic disaster turned out to be a really easy solution when we used these. We were able to test the small amount of things that he plays with or is near on a regular basis. It ended up being the faucet on the old clawfoot tub and so we were able to replace it. Levels are normal and we didn't have to sell the house and move like I hear some people have to do!" —Alexandra B Sailor

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70+ (available in packs of 2, 8, or 48).

    8. A cellphone holder that clips to your car's air vent and keeps your make-shift GPS at eye-level. It's so easy and helpful, you'll be kicking yourself for not getting it sooner.


    Just slip the metal plate in your phone case and now you can stick it to the magnetic mount.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A produce cleaning spray, because washing an apple with just water doesn't feel like enough and using actual soap feels...wrong.


    Promising review: "Excellent product. Minimizes the pesky fruit flies. No more pesticides in our mouths when we can't afford organic fruit. I definitely recommend." —alyart

    Get it from Amazon for $4.25+ (available in "natural" or "organic").

    10. A grout pen that covers up your disgracefully dirty tiles and makes it look like you cleaned. It's honestly the least you can do.


    See more stuff that will make it look like you actually cleaned.

    Promising review: "I bought this to clean up the pitted and cracked shower grout in my apartment. If I owned the place, I'd properly have had it re-grouted and sealed. But for the price, this did the trick and made the shower look sharp and clean. The paint dispenses easily and is pretty simple to apply evenly (and if you screw up, just use a sponge to wipe off where you colored outside the lines). It made it through its first cleaning test, when I sprayed with Kaboom tile cleaner. For my situation, it worked." —Beez

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    11. A bottle of squalane oil to make your skin so luxuriously soft and bouncy, you'll slam dunk all your other creams in the trash.

    I recommend this to everyoneeee, including my dermatologist. It's a multi-faceted product that can be used on your face, body, skin, and hair. It locks in moisture and leaves my face feeling bright and bouncy.

    Get it from Sephora for $58 or something similar from Amazon for $11.15.

    12. A shredder so you can properly dispose of your sensitive documents. You don't want to end up getting buried in an avalanche of bills, bank statements, and credit reports.


    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    13. A fire extinguisher you absolutely need once you start cooking for real. Please, please get one before you burn the house down.


    Promising review: "You want a non-toxic Sodium Bicarconate, low pressure extinguisher for the kitchen grease fires. The big red ones will put out grease fires but they are also toxic (you don't want those chemicals around food) and they will splash the burning grease around. This is what you want. Keep it handy when cooking!" —Magic Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    14. An electric bottle opener so much easier to use than a regular one, you'll realize you've been living in the Dark Ages this whole time.


    Promising review: "I ordered this for my smokin' hot GF back in 2012. Fast forward three years later and this $20 wine opener is still with me and my smokin' hot GF is now my smokin' hot wife. I never thought either one would be with me for this long...but life is good. We like to have a good time...I mean...we effin' get down on some wine. So this bad boy probably pops open a new bottle every two days. It has stayed plugged in to our wall for over three years now (I halfway expected the battery would have burned out by now, but nope!). We haven't even had to replace the screw yet — still works like new — I'm shocked and impressed this $20 opener has faithfully lasted this long." —DaveyG

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. A curved brush that tackles tough knots without pulling or tearing, making your old brush look like a real jerk.


    Promising review: "This is an incredible product for horrible tangles! I am in awe every time I use this brush on my 2 1/2-year-old daughter. She has tight, red curls and for over a year (since she's had enough hair to comb), she has complained or run away or cried when I tried to comb through her tangles. I had to bribe her, distract her, use tons of products, and STILL had no ideal solution. I took a chance on this brush and every single day, feel like this is the best purchase I have made in a VERY long time. I need zero product and can brush through my daughter's hair with zero complaint, pain, or difficulty. It makes me happy every day. Take it from me, for tough tangles, NOTHING works better! I am astonished and so pleased!" —Esther

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (available in two colors).

    16. A steamer for breathing (like a mini little dragon) new life into your wrinkly sweaters that were lodged in the back of your closet.


    I have this steamer and it does the job. It heats up quickly and can steam about three pieces of clothing before it needs to be refilled.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A microchip pet door so your dog can come and go without bringing home any unexpected friends. Y'know, like a raccoon or your neighbor's cat who bites.


    Promising review: "OK so I've done A LOT of research on doggy doors that will fit my needs for my two chihuahua mixes. My boyfriend is totally paranoid about critters coming in through a doggy door, so the only way he would agree to let me install one was on the condition that I get a totally high-tech one that eases his paranoia. This is definitely the best pet door technology on the market, and despite the steep cost of the product and the installation, I think it is well worth the money for all the things it can do. Please note that this version of the pet door **ONLY** scans microchips from one side (the tunnel side, intended for the outside." —Sibeal WolfStar

    Get it from Amazon for $138.79.

    18. A makeup brush shampoo — PLEASE stop putting that germy thing on your delicate face. Your dermatologist is crying rn.

    Promising review: "I admit it. I'm terrible when it comes to taking care of my makeup and brushes. I don't care if it's past its prime; if it still works, I'm using it. And those badger brushes I paid a ton for? Pretty sure they were still holding onto powder and eyeshadow from six years ago. So in a rare moment of responsibility, I finally broke down and bought a brush cleaner. So how did it work? Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money on new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    19. And while we're talking about your makeup, how about a spinning beauty organizer so you can actually see some counter space?


    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A bottle and jar opener that will save you so much time and effort, you'll regret every minute of you life spent without it. Plus, it's shaped like a duck so you'll actually be motivated to get it.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    21. A set of Target Threshold sheets so affordable and comfortable, I lay awake at night worrying about all the people who don't own a set.


    Here is why you need these sheets: 1. They have a 400 thread count 2. They're cheap 3. They come in cute patterns 4. The fitted sheet has tags telling you which way is up/down or a side.

    Get them from Target for $28.49+ (available in sizes Twin–King and 12 colors or 25 patterns).

    22. A three-in-one lens kit for your phone so effective, it may finally kickstart your dream of becoming a photographer. You know, the dream you've had since you started reading this?


    It comes with wide angle, macro, and fisheye lenses.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.18.

    23. Citronella soap that will make you smell good to humans but terrible to mosquitos, which is what most people want, I assume.


    Promising review: "I have been using Osana now for two weeks, cutting grass and doing yard work without any bug spray and no bug bites. I am a volunteer firefighter, and on the Fourth of July, a car ran off the road in a park and wound up in a lake. All the other firefighters got bitten up, but not me — not a single bite." —Larry Gorski

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. A fancy kettle you can proudly display on your stove, boldly declaring to your guests, "I don't microwave water."

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $24.99 or something a more simple from Amazon for $17.95.

    25. Expandable dividers to bring order to your clutter, whether it be in your drawers, shelves, or cabinets. Quite frankly, the time you waste sifting through your kitchen drawers is making us all upset.


    Promising review: "I have tried several different types of drawer dividers, but these are my all-time favorite. The way they function is simplicity itself. Pull up on the grey tab, extend the divider to the length or width of your drawer, then push the gray tab back down to lock the tension in place. Couldn't be easier — even a young child could do it with no problem whatsoever." —nonigrams

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $22.49.

    26. A pack of pimple patches that make quick work of your angry, throbbing zits. Plus when they're covered up you can't pick at them.


    Listen, I'm not mad; just disappointed. Stop picking!

    Promising review: "Omg, where has this been my whole life? Why did nobody talk about hydrocolloid patches when I was a teen? These truly do shrink your pimples (as long as it is an open or popped one). I just put one on before bed and by morning, voilà! All that's left is a small bump, if anything at all. I seriously couldn't believe my eyes. (All those years of suffering from acne! I'm in my thirties now with hormonal acne, btw.) These are magic!" —Julie W.

    Get 24 patches from Amazon for $4.97.

    27. An air purifying bag to help finally rid your home or car or wherever of that gross smell. There, now you can have guests again; you're welcome.


    See more things that help banish bad odors from your life.

    Promising review: "This product is a MIRACLE! Mistakenly left a package of chicken breasts from the supermarket in my brand new Audi. Subsequently went on vacation for ten days. The chicken was left rotting in the car in the garage for twelve days! I can't begin to describe how wretched the smell was on our return. We aired out the car for days — still stunk to high hell! I tried Febreeze and other so-called aerosol odor eliminators, which would temporarily help, but the acrid smell would come right back. I honestly thought my new car might be ruined. Used two bags of Moso (one small, one large). This activated charcoal really works. After one week, the smell was significantly dissipated. Now at the end of two weeks, it is virtually gone. Wow! Thank you Moso for saving my car from dead chicken hell!" —JAC ESQ

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    28. Laundry balls that will fluff up your wet clothes, letting them dry faster and with less static. Adults have you want to be an adult? Buy the balls.


    Get them from Amazon for $8.

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