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    30 Things From Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    A bidet, memory foam cushion, and more products that people can't get enough of.

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    1. A compact air fryer that proves you don't have to completely give up fried food to cook with less oil.

    The air fryer in red, featuring an analog timer, round temperature dial, and convenient handle for removing the basket

    From what I hear, air fried Uncrustables are really tasty.

    Promising review: "This little gadget is awesome! I purchased it for my office at work, as I used to cook my sweet potato fries in a convection oven where I would have to go into the break room multiple times to flip my fries and reset the timer for additional cooking. This air fryer has made my life so much simpler and has eliminated all of that! My frozen sweet potato fries now only take 15 minutes to cook, I can keep the fryer in my office, and after about five uses, I can say it cooks very well and gives my fries (and tots) a delicious, crispy, fried taste. This size is ideal for one or two servings. So if you are feeding more people, I would recommend a larger air fryer. Cleanup also couldn't be easier! It's adorable and a simple tool, I am very happy with my purchase!" โ€”Michelle My Bell โ™ฅ

    Price: $49.99+ (available in five colors)

    2. A memory foam seat cushion that reduces pressure with a U-shaped cutout. This is perfect for everyone who's turned their kitchen table into a classroom.

    A reviewer's cushion
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my brother, who is dealing with cancer that has spread to the bone. It hurts for him to sit for more than 15-20 minutes. He said it felt a little firm at first, but began to soften a bit. Body heat does that to memory foam, so I asked him to give it some time. He's used it now for two days and said it has helped tremendously. He used it in the car today to travel an hour each way to the doctor, and he was fairly comfortable for that time. So yes, this is a good cushion that has provided him some relief from the pain of sitting. Update: Sadly, my brother passed away. In his final four months of life he used this cushion. He took it everywhere with him. It did the job it was designed to do and it helped him more than any other product we could find. It never flattened out, and I ended up donating it so that someone else could reap the benefit of its design." โ€”JB

    Price: $25.45

    3. A handheld pot strainer for draining the pasta without having to dirty up a whole other appliance. Bonus: it's easy to handle, wash, and store.

    A person using the tool to drain water

    Promising review: "This item should be in EVERY kitchen. It's beyond useful, as well as cute and whimsical. I use it for food items where one may need straining. Also great for when you don't want to strain off all of the liquid, just most of it, like when making ramen. Needless to say, this thing stays within reach of the sink at all times now!" โ€”zaozaokitty

    Price: $19.32

    4. A smart light alarm clock because the iPhone alarm is way too aggressive and it's probably why you wake up annoyed. This'll *gently* rouse you from your slumber with light and peaceful noises.

    A person using the circular, illuminated lamp

    Promising review: "This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts, and I have not needed the snooze function yet. It does help that I put the lamp on a tall dresser across from my bed (also eliminating triggering the overly sensitive snooze function that other reviewers mentioned). All of the wakeup sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30โ€“60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment, but it has been worth it." โ€”MsEdinger

    Price: $99.95

    5. A set of drawer dividers so you can easily see what's in your drawers *before* you buy the same underwear three times since you couldn't locate the last ones you bought.


    Promising review: "After purchasing a new dresser I realized I needed dividers to better organize my things, so I got these. Perfection! They fit can be adjusted short enough to fit the depth of the drawers like I want, click into place easily, and are quite sturdy. I plan on purchasing a couple more sets." โ€”Kimberly M. Cox

    Price: $28.99+ for a pack of four (available in five sizes)

    6. A veggie spiralizer that makes eating zucchini, squash, carrots, and other typically boring foods 10 times more fun.

    A hand using the spiralizer, which is similar to a large pencil sharpener, to make zucchini noodles

    Promising review: "This product has, with little expense helped reduce my number one craving for my favorite simple carb, PASTA. Who knew I liked zucchini so much. The Veggetti is a simple, well-constructed product for what it was made for. When I prepare zucchini or squash, I only need to trim the very tip off the end. I leave the stem on unless it's very long because the stem provides a sturdy place for the end cap. Very minimal waste this way. By the way, the center that comes out the end is mostly seeds which provide almost no nutritional value." โ€”JLA

    Price: $9.99

    7. A Wi-Fi extender so your Zoom won't freeze mid-lecture. It's compatible with any router, so all you need to do is set it up and plug it in. Connect up to 10 devices within 800 square feet and watch the magic happen!


    Promising review: "Oh man, I am over the moon about this product. My bedroom is the basement of the house, so the Wi-Fi just barely reached, and has a very weak signal. This extender is a lifesaver. It took maybe two minutes to set up, the hardest part was getting it out of the box! It amplifies the signal perfectly, and I find that it actually makes my Wi-Fi faster, as fewer people are using it! HouseWifi is my normal Wi-Fi signal in my room and the HouseWifi_EXT is the extenders Wi-Fi signal in my room. Look at the difference! I will be convincing my family to buy these for the farther parts of the house. In love!" โ€”Erin Costello

    Price: $17.99

    8. A pack of Sugru to fix that frayed charging cable that only works in a *very* specific position. This moldable glue sets overnight into silicone rubber that's safe to use.,

    Sugru is waterproof, heat and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold things up to five pounds.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER โ€” it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, but its many colors made matching a breeze! Iโ€™ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers donโ€™t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldnโ€™t recommend more highly." โ€”Fawn Force

    Price: $16.99 (available in seven colors)

    9. A pan and lid organizer so you don't wake up the neighbors sifting through a pile of pans. Start storing your pots horizontally or vertically with this for ease of use.


    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I move my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." โ€”CustomerO

    Price: $16.47

    10. A fleece vest for adding an extra layer of warmth to your outfit for under $25. You'll love wearing this during outdoor activities.

    A reviewer wearing the vest

    Promising review: "Wore out my old fleece vest (8+ years) and needed to find one to replace it so onto Amazon I go. This vest popped up and for the price and ability to try it and return it if I don't like it, what the heck, $20 is worth at least a try. Well, I have to say I was surprised at the quality of the material, the quality of the construction and the fit. They had the color I wanted (Forest Green) in stock and the color matched what I thought it would be. I've been wearing the vest since it arrived a couple of days ago and so far, it's comfortable and warm." โ€”Trebor

    Price: $19.70+ (available in sizes XSโ€”XXL and 25 colors)

    11. A reading pillow for those days you want to be productive without leaving bed. It's very firm (but comfortable) for maximum back support!

    A cream version of the pillow with removable memory foam

    I lay on mine every day, my roommate loves it. The weird smell goes away after the first week.

    Promising review: "Bought one for myself and one for my daughter. During COVID, I am working from home and my daughter is doing online school this year. It has been nice to sit in our beds and work on our laptops when we get tired of being at our desks all day. These pillows are extra big and comfortable! There are plenty of pockets for your water bottle, remote, cell phone, pens, notepads etc. I love the extra pillows for your neck and legs. I have back and neck issues, so this is an added bonus and sometimes even use it at night under my legs to help with circulation! Love our reading pillows! Planning to order a few for my family during Christmas too!." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $29.99+ (available in 44 colors and three sizes)

    12. A set of drawer organizers to take Marie Kondo's advice and divide your drawers for peak visibility. Put a few of these in your gnarliest kitchen drawer and see what happens ๐Ÿ˜‰.

    The organizers in a drawer holding toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, cotton swabs, and cups

    Promising review: "Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go." โ€”Haon the Great

    Price: $14.99

    13. A magnetic strip that'll cut ๐Ÿ”ช down on drawer clutter and show off your cooking utensils. Imagine all the metal things that'll stick on this ๐Ÿ˜.

    A person reaching for a utensil on the knife strip

    Promising review: "I love the knife bar. It was absolutely simple to install. I installed mine in sheetrock and it took me literally about five minutes. The bar is so sturdy and I have six knives, a set of measuring spoons, and a meat thermometer on mine. I ordered this because one of my drawers broke because it was so heavy and I had to reduce the weight. This not only helped in that regard, but it also looks cool on the wall. Two thumbs up!" โ€”earthgarden

    Price: $17.99

    14. A foot spa treatment set because those knives you call feet are slowly tearing through your socks. This three-step system will help keep your piggies in pristine condition.

    The treatment set

    The set includes three separate creams to exfoliate, soothe, and relieve foot discomfort.

    Footnanny is a Black woman-owned business with roots in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Promising review: "I'm a runner and an old college athlete so I'm always complaining about knee and ankle pain. I've heard a lot about all of the great health benefits of hemp-based products and how they can help ease my chronic aches and pains so I thought I'd give this a shot. I'm telling everyone I know that THIS STUFF IS AWESOME! I put it on my ankles every day and I feel so much better! My mom even started putting it on her hands and says it's helping to relieve her arthritis pain!" โ€”Lauren H.

    Price: $69.99

    15. A lightweight, drawstring jumpsuit that's giving spring vibes ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿชด. Anyone can rock this jumpsuit with some light jewelry or a cardigan, it's versatile.

    A reviewer wearing the jumpsuit

    Promising review: "So comfortable! Got the size large (5โ€™7โ€, 185lbs Measurements are 38,36,44 for reference) and it fits just right. I am postpartum and nursing and I can easily pull the top down for quick access rather than pulling the whole top down. So comfortable and cute! Easy to throw on and feel ready for the day." โ€”Emily Crose

    Price: $25.25+ (available in women's sizes XSโ€”XXL and six colors)

    16. An Amazon Echo Dot so you'll never miss a deadline again โ€”thanks to Alexa. When you sit in one area for most of the day, time can get away from you. Simply tell Alexa to put events on your calendar and remind you about assignment due dates.

    The Amazon Echo Dot sitting on a countertop flashing blue lights as it receives a command to play study music

    Promising review: "I really like Alexa. My family has a whole bunch of them around their house but I am away at college. I got this one sale just to try it out and Iโ€™m so happy I got it. I love it. I love that i can download apps and control things from my phone. Every morning, Alexa sings my favorite song to wake me up and tells me the weather. I also love the games you can play, I play the question of the day. This is super helpful for college students. I love being able to study and listen to music or ask Alexa questions. I recently found out that you can talk to people through the Dot. So, I talk to my friend through his Dot and when I am super busy and canโ€™t reach my phone. Only thing is that sometimes she doesnโ€™t understand what I am saying so I have to repeat myself a few times. I also wish she was wireless. Overall, I love the Dot! I can definitely see myself purchasing more in the future when I have my own place." โ€”Lauren

    Price: $39.99 (available in four colors)

    17. A padded sports bra shirt for everyone who hates wearing bras but still wants to keep those tatas out of the way. This shirt does both of those things with way less discomfort.

    A person wearing the white shirt

    "I recently ordered this top to see what the hype was all about, and, let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The top is so comfortable and hits right where my high-waisted leggings end, which means there's no extra fabric around my waist. The top is great for low-impact workouts โ€” but I also love to wear it every day because it eliminates the need to wear a sports bra and a tank top, so it's perfect to layer under sweatshirts and even sweaters." โ€”Abby Kass

    Price: $16.99+ (available in sizes Sโ€”XXL and 19 colors)

    18. A set of miniature spatulas so you can truly get your money's worth out of your cosmetics โ€” down to the last drop.

    Buzzfeed / Sarah Han,

    This set comes with one 6-inch and one 12-inch spatula.

    Promising review: "These spatulas are TOTALLY AWESOME! I have 3 bottles of make-up with a gob of the stuff still in the bottle. I never throw them away because if I leave it upside down for several weeks, I can still get some out. NOW I CAN REALLY get it all out. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š so much for these handy, helpful gadgets!" โ€”Joy C Bowers

    Price: $11.99+ (available in two colors)

    19. A sleeveless T-shirt dress that's lounge-worthy but also appropriate for virtual work meetings.,

    "I personally have this dress in about seven colors and can attest to how amazing it is. You can pair it with a jean jacket, an oversized cardigan, or just wear it as is for a cute daily look." โ€”Heather Braga

    Price: $11.75+ (available in sizes Sโ€”XXL and 24 colors)

    20. A waterproof cleansing brush for getting those relaxing esthetician level facial massages without leaving your bathroom. Its hypoallergenic silicone bristles remove debris without irritating skin.

    A reviewer's cleansing brush
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    "I pump my cleanser onto this, add some water to my face, turn it on, and rub away all the dirt and grime from the day. I remember saying "Woah" out loud when I felt how soft my skin was after using this for the first time. Now I just take it for granted. Turns out, soft skin is a *very* fun thing to take for granted." โ€”Mallory Mower

    Price: $69.99 (available in two colors)

    21. A roll of identity protection stamps to blur out confidential information. This'll come in handy if you're working with sensitive documents at home or you just don't want people in your business.

    A model using the protection stamp to conceal information on sensitive documents

    It also comes with a three-pack of refills.

    "I bought this because honestly when I think about the fact that I'm gonna have to remove my package labels and rip them to smithereens, I don't even feel like ordering anything anymore! I knew we've put these rollers in posts before, so I decided to order one for myself. The ink is preinstalled (yay), so all I did was remove the ink cover and rolled right over the label info I wanted to hide, and BOOM, it was all covered up! My mom and I were pretty impressed, and honestly, I didn't want to stop using it! I went through the house just looking for more things I could use this lil' guy on. While it works amazingly well on most package labels and paper, it won't work on super-glossy surfaces." โ€”Jasmin Suknanan

    Price: $16.99+ (available in three colors)

    22. A hoodie dress because it's comfortable and doesn't require you to wear pants. Frankly, I'm not hearing any downsides.

    A reviewer wearing the hoodie dress with a jacket

    Promising review: "The most perfect dress. Dress it up or dress or down. Very comfortable. I received compliments." โ€”Amazonian Shopper

    Price: $21.86+ (available in sizes XSโ€“3X and four colors)

    23. An organizational tower for storing your collectibles and supplies in a logical way that's easy to navigate.,

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed for my art supplies! It is sturdy, and the cart rolls very well. It also has two locks on the back wheels if you choose to lock it in place. I have no issues with this set at all. It is reasonably priced for what you get. The drawers are surprisingly roomy. I have a lot of art supplies and except for my longest paintbrushes, everything else fits well." โ€”karen

    Price: $38.10+ (available in three sizes and eight colors)

    24. A classic knit crewneck because it features a cable pattern that never goes out of style. Everyone needs at least one of these.

    A reviewer wearing the sweater hugging someone

    Promising review: "I am 6'3" 230 lbs and often struggle to find sweaters that are long enough to extend past my belt loop but don't simultaneously look like I'm drowning. The large-tall sweaters from the Goodthreads brand are the first that I've had that fit length wise. The sweater is good quality, proper sweater thick, and looks very stylish." โ€”Honey

    Price: $25.67+ (available in men's sizes XSโ€“3XL Tall and 13 colors)

    25. A waterproof travel backpack for charging your devices while you're between classes or studying outside. It's got pockets for everything so your bag won't feel like a black hole.

    A person wearing the backpack in grey

    Promising review: "Great backpack for travel. I can comfortably fit my 15" laptop, water bottle, small pair of flat shoes, a course reader, and a bunch of other little things (agenda, iPad, journal, pens and pencils, iPhone.) Really an awesome backpack that looks professional and clean and holds a LOT. I use it for my frequent travel (airplane), and it fits perfectly under the seat." โ€”A.

    Price: $21.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors)

    This was our pick for best budget laptop backpack!

    26. An eco-friendly bidet to cut down on toilet paper by washing away um, debris. If your nether regions are sensitive, they'll love this booty shower.

    The bidet on a toilet

    The bidet's nozzle retracts to keep it safe and clean. Everything you'll need for installation comes in the box. It's also compatible with most toilets.

    Promising review: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling-clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower. The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows you to provide just the right amount of water pressure for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination,' ensuring that the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flushable wet wipes pale in comparison." โ€”Mercury

    Price: $34.99+ (available in two colors)

    BTW, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. An under-the-sink drawer set that'll transform your tornado-esque under sink space into a neat freak's dream.

    Promising review: "I recently moved into a new place with woefully little bathroom storage. Cue this Amazon purchase. I assembled this baby by myself in under five minutes, no exaggeration. I swept everything out of the cabinet, slid the drawer set in, and started organizing. Ten minutes later, everything from the 'before' picture fit, PLUS entire Costco packages of toilet paper, make-up wipes, and tampons. This is an organizational dream, and easily my best purchase of the year!" โ€”Wallis

    Price: $24.72+ (available in four colors)

    28. A light therapy lamp because not walking to class every day means less sunlight. Soak up to 10,000 lux with this lamp to help you start feeling more energized.


    Promising review: "When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Fast forward to me, 46, going through menopause, and what rears it's ugly head last winter? Sluggishness. Sleepiness. Spending days on the couch when I didn't absolutely HAVE to be doing anything else. Crying jags, etc. Now, I know that some of it is from menopause, but I've been going through that for four years previous, so I know it's not all menopause. I got my little box and started kicking that thing up in the mornings. I usually get up a half-hour before my kids to enjoy a cuppa and the quiet, so I'd just click on my box and read a book. It's excellent lighting on dark winter mornings! After a few weeks, I started to get my groove back. I was almost sad to put it up in a closet in mid-May, but it's 6:07 a.m. right now and the sun isn't quite up yet, so I'll be getting it out in a few weeks when the kids go back to school, and I'm just happy thinking about it!" โ€”laffitupfzbl

    Price: $29.99

    29. A pack of ankle socks because they're always disappearing in the laundry ๐Ÿ˜’. If you have irritated ankles, you'll love the Achilles guard.

    The socks

    Promising review: "These are prob the best deal I have ever gotten with socks! The price is outstanding for socks that are way better quality than you would find in a package at Walmart, Target, etc. I will definitely be buying more!" โ€”JennSun

    Price: $15 (available for shoe sizes 6โ€“9 and 8โ€“12 and two colors)

    30. And a Samsung frame TV because having a big black box on the wall doesn't exactly vibe with everyone's decor. Turn your device into a functional piece of artwork.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed,

    "This is honest and truly the best splurge I have ever made. It has massively upgraded the look in my living room. My husband loves the photography options and I love all the classical paintings โ€“ as someone who loves changing up my decor, being able to update the display images has been so fun. The quality is fantastic while watching movies and TV...but I'm pretty sure I love it as a piece of art in my home even more." โ€”Mallory Mower

    Price: $577.95+ (available in six sizes and six styles)

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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