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    Updated on Oct 5, 2019. Posted on Sep 26, 2019

    22 Dependable Products That We Think Will Come Through For You

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A sworn-by Magic Eraser, if the mere thought of cleanup always holds you back from meal-prepping.

    Amazon

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97 (for a four-pack).

    Plus, check out our picks for the best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A foldable cutting board so you can dump your sliced veggies right into your pot when you've finished prepping.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Bought one for every member of my family. Each loves using it, from my 24-year-old son to my 78-year-old Dad... and me most of all. Lightweight but sturdy for chopping an onion or bell pepper." —Sheryl

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in six colors).

    3. A surge protector with six pivoting outlets to enable your gadget-hoarding tendencies.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love that I can choose whether each plug is front-facing or turned to the side — makes for great cord management. I also love that the design uses the TOP plug on the outlet. So many I found use the bottom plug and all those reviewers complain that the weight of the adapters/cords pull the thing out of the wall. Finally, I like the versatility of being able to screw it into the outlet center point if you need the additional stability, but also that you don't have to do that if you want something more easily removable." —Susan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A terracotta bear that's just very happy (or is that fear on his face? — hard to read, tbh) to be tossed in your jar of brown sugar and keep it fresh for up to six months.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been using one of these for brown sugar for several years and just recently discovered that it can be used to keep raisins, dried cranberries, and coconut soft. I ordered two more for myself and a couple more for friends who had never heard of these before. Great little gadget but you have to remember that you need to soak this again about every couple of months depending on how dry your climate is." —G. Kelley

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    5. An easy-to-use clothing folding board if you watched the entirety of Tidying Up and thought, Wait, I got the spark joy part, but how did she just fold that?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you are a folding klutz like me, you need this. Now I can zip through a load of laundry folding in no time, and everything tucks away neatly." —sbosak

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A "drain millipede" that'll dig up all the hair and gunk clogging your drains on the first go.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was amazed at what it pulled out! Gobs of hair from what was probably years ago, over and over again. I kept inserting it until just a little past when it stopped, and kept pulling out more and more gunk. When all was said and done, I had a clean, free-flowing drain. An easy five-star rating for me." —Mr. Thomas J. Long

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    7. An indoor food compost bin you won't mind leaving out on the counter.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this compost bin! It is very well designed. They actually tested all aspects of it. The one-handed operation is SO much better than having to lift off a lid like my old steel compost bin. The lid flips up/down very easily. The lid removes when you want to empty it out. The plastic inside is super smooth so there are no nooks or crannies for food to get caught. Most of the waste simply slips off and then you can just rinse it and you are good to go. I don't have to buy compost bags anymore either. There is no smell when it is on the counter. I was worried about it looking tacky on my counter because it is plastic, but is is so well designed that it even looks classy on my granite counter." —Susanne M. Millar

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in gray and white).

    Read our full review of OXO Good Grips Easy Clean Compost Bin.

    8. A temperature-controlled ceramic mug so you can have a leisurely drink of morning coffee instead of racing to finish it in a five-minute window.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is my new best friend. I never realized how bad drinking lukewarm or cold coffee was until I bought the Ember. I've been waiting for years to get one because it was always too expensive. But the price dropped significantly recently, so I took advantage. Let me tell you: I'll never go back to a regular ceramic mug. I drink about half a pot of coffee every morning, which takes about two hours, and didn't realize that I was drinking cold coffee about half an hour in. It's so odd to have every sip of coffee be the perfect temperature, but I love it! The ceramic is a bit thinner than your standard mug and the bottom is thicker, I'm assuming to hold the electronics of the mug, so that takes a bit of getting used to." —Kyle Switala

    Get it from Amazon for $67.46 (available in black and white).

    9. A massage ball that'll help you destress after a long day, and also probably make a lot of friends.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family." —Mifflinpartyof2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

    10. A storage system for stacking your pans if you're tired of gettig wiped out by an avalanche every time you open up your cupboards.

    Amazon

    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 rearrange 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." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    11. A pack of god-sent tongue scrapers to remove plaque and bacteria buildup.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an awesome quality product! My husband has always had an issue with bad breath, even though he's ridiculously meticulous about his oral hygiene. Yet he still had the most rancid breath. Our 12-year-old son was the same way, great oral hygiene — terrible, knock-you-over-and-kill-all-living-things-in-a-mile-radius breath. HORRIBLE! They both had been evaluated for possible gut issues because we couldn't figure out what could possibly be causing it. Enter, the tongue scraper! Just like that — BAM! No more bad breath at all! You have no idea how horrible it is when you can't stand your own husband's and son's breath. I no longer need a respirator to be in the same room as them." —Kelly A Torres

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (for a two-pack; available in two colors).

    12. A sous-vide precision cooker so you can live in a world where perfectly cooked meats and veggies are possible with every at-home meal.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is miles ahead of the competition. It's powerful, heating up my water more than twice as fast as my Instant Pot model; also, it generates a much stronger current. Both of these enable it to warm 17 gallons (much more if in the right container), which I think is its main selling point. As far as build, this thing is just perfect. Large Min and Max water area, very adjustable, and able to work 24/7 with no issues." —Aaron Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $381.17.

    13. A set of loop hangers to organize your scarves, belts, ties, and even leggings.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is such a great way to store my scarves. I can fold them neatly and they are not wrinkled when I pull them out to wear them! I have used other types of scarf hangers and all my scarves ended up very wrinkled and disheveled looking." —luvnlifevt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    14. An attachable "Tidy Cup" that'll catch droplets of detergent before your laundry excursion really goes south.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite items ever! I don’t know how I did laundry without it. No more messy detergent dripping overnight onto the floor or hangers. It’s all in the cup! And it’s easy to pour out the amount that I need!!!! I love, love, love this product." —Shannonmk

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    15. A luxurious foam spa pillow with seven suction cups that cling to your tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed orthopedic support when you're kicking back.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day...but I've recently had some health problems, which has caused me to lose a lot of weight, and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!) lol." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in a three-panel option, pictured below, for $20.99).

    Read our full writeup on the Gorilla Grip Spa Pillow here.

    16. A three-piece set of quick-drying towels, because you know the horrors of a dank, mildewy space too well.

    Amazon

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $12.99 (includes a wash cloth, bath towel, and hand towel, available in eight colors).

    These were our budget pick for the best towels on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A grout pen for easily restoring your grout so your tile floor will look brand spankin' new in no time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady that 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 now!" —donna c. turnage

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80 (available in three colors).

    18. A miracle-working air purifier to alleviate your allergies and zap all the nasty odors lingering around your house that you've been trying to ignore for the last year.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breath easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $71.66+ (available in dark gray and white).

    And check out our full review of Germ Guardian True HEPA Filter Air Purifier.

    19. A countertop garden and seed kit that'll get you excited about making a home-cooked meal when you get home from work.

    Macy's

    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best Caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99 (available in three colors).

    And read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden.

    20. A pair of noise-cancelling Anker headphones to tune out side-chatter and be a whole lot more productive in the office.

    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: “Damn. I love these headphones. I wear them every day after work. I wear them every day to the gym. Someone asked me what brand they were, and when I told him, he said ‘Anker. They're awesome. They have customer service as good as LaRue.’ (For the uninitiated, LaRue firearms, including the Optimized Battle Rifle, are the pinnacle of warrior geek, so this was a positive response.) Zero problems with the headphones. I will gift a pair to my son if he proves worthy of such a purchase by showing me stellar grades at college.” —Richard MC

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    This was one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for the best noise-canceling headphones.

    21. A sworn-by portable laptop desk, if your work station is your couch or bed (and why shouldn't it be? [ok, sure, there have been a few studies explaining why it shouldn't be]).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a 17-inch laptop that: 1) gets pretty warm on the bottom; and 2) has a sort of bar towards the back to tilt the laptop slightly. Between the heat output and the bar digging into my leg, I finally decided I needed to give in and buy a lap desk. After a lot of research, this seemed to fit the bill. It's large enough for my laptop with enough room (not a huge amount, but enough) for my mouse on the side. The lap desk itself, while large, is surprisingly light so it's comfortable on my lap and doesn't add a whole bunch of weight to my already heavy laptop. In fact, I can barely feel the weight of it on my lap alone. The bottom padding, which is easily removable, is a flat rectangle which I personally preferred to the two-roll style of padding." —K Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $16.96 (available in white, mint, indigo blue, black, blue, and hot pink).

    22. And a five-piece set of air containers that'll save you time rummaging through baggies to find your dry food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the second set of OXO POP containers that I have purchased. I bought the set a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy ( I know.....'yuck'). My cat's kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it's running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in these sets, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers — they are lightweight enough so there's no strain on the wrists, yet heavy enough that they don't tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars." —Judith A Loue

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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