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    27 Products On Amazon Reviewers Say Are So Convenient

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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

    Trust me when I say air-fried mozzarella sticks will change your life. 

    Promising review: "There is ZERO learning curve with this amazingly well-priced item! I can bake biscuits, make chicken strips and heat egg rolls in minutes! A crispy nongreasy texture is as perfect as it is healthy! A very well-made and easy-to-clean item. The fryer is easy to use and so convenient for on-the-go families." —pdmommy29

    Price: $49.99+ (available in five colors)

    2. A handheld pot strainer for draining 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!" —zaozaokitty

    Price: $18.49

    3. 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 product has honestly changed my life. I've always had a problem with waking up in the morning when I wanted to. Now I get up when I want and feel great in the mornings. The gradual sunrise light is pleasant and not too harsh and the sunset feature makes a very convenient nightlight. If you are the kind of person who is frustrated that you are not getting up until the last possible second and want to enjoy your mornings a bit, this is well worth the price." —Douglas Zeppenfeld

    Price: $99.95

    4. 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: "This product is the best! It was super easy to install, convenient since it copies your existing WIFI (password and all), and not an eyesore. I can finally stop using up all my phone data and enjoy a nice strong signal that reaches even to my PS4 that's in another room! I love it! Though, sometimes my phone has problems connecting to it when I leave the house and come back. But that is easily fixed by unplugging it and plugging it back in. Wonderful product! Would 1,000% recommend!" —Lorrianna Rosser

    Price: $19.99

    5. A large cross-body fanny pack with multiple zipper pockets to keep your phone, water bottle, keys, sunglasses, and wallet safely stashed and snug during long outdoor runs, hikes, and other excursions.

    Review' water blue fanny pack with what it holds: keys, two pairs of glasses, a mask, tissues, lip balm, and neosporin

    Promising review: "For someone who never writes reviews, I sure look to them for guidance. So I'm happy to report that this fanny pack is spectacular. Not only is it roomy, it's sturdy, convenient, and stylish!" —Michelle

    Price: $11.99+ (available in 21 colors and patterns)

    6. A microwave pasta maker so convenient for making *chef's kiss* perfect pasta with *chef's laziness* little effort that it'll feel enchanted.


    Promising review: "It's the convenience, not the speed. This device does not cook the pasta any faster than using a saucepan of water on a stove. But for spaghetti/linguine, just set it up and put it in the microwave and set the time and then take it out when it's done. For rotini and such, you need to then stir once and then set the time again and then take it out when it's done, that's still a great convenience." —MW LM

    Price: $16.99

    7. A pair of leaf scoops to ~re-leaf~ your knees and back when you're tidying up your garden. These are great for picking up leaves that fall after a heavy rain as well as cleaning up dead leaves in the fall.

    Model holding the scoops and transferring a large handful of leaves into a trash can

    Promising review: "We loved purchasing these leaf hand rakes so our children could fully enjoy the wonders of raking fall leaves (and we could use the traditional rakes) . We just purchased our second set of scoops because the kids were fighting over who got to use them. They are really convenient and collect more leaves quicker than a rake. Our neighbor is getting a set for Christmas! They are sturdy and store easily by interlocking to save space. Bring on the fall!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $26.95

    8. A super convenient on-the-go meal container with two compartments so you can keep toppings and sides from getting soggy. And since it's got a spoon and built-in holder, you now only need to remember to pack one thing in your lunch bag and you're good to go.


    It's BPA-free and safe for the microwave, freezer, fridge, and dishwasher!

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. Very convenient, portable, and definitely worth the money. I have no doubt it will save me money in the long run." —Coop

    Price: $11.60

    9. A heated shiatsu massager pillow that you'll daydream about coming home to after working your mind and body all day. You may not have the time or funds to spring for regular massages, but this thing might be even better, since you can use it while comfortably curled up watching Gossip Girl.

    It's got straps on the back so you can conveniently fasten it to a chair; plus, the heat function is optional and it automatically turns off after 20 minutes for safety.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these massagers for my mom as a Mother’s Day gift, because she works standing up the whole day and suffers from leg pain when she gets home. This massager has completely changed her life. Once she gets home, she plugs it in and puts the massager underneath her legs, and she says it soothes them until she feels no pain. When the timer goes off (after twenty minutes), she can walk like a new person again. She loves this massager, and she even said it’s one of the best presents I’ve EVER given to her. I couldn’t be happier! I even went and bought one for myself, and I use it in my car on my way home from work. It's so convenient that it comes with a cigarette lighter connector to plug it in in my car. Once I get home, I take it out and my partner uses it on our bed." —Jose C.

    Price: $49.95

    10. An XL Brita dispenser so you can easily drink more (clean) water. It holds and filters up to 18 cups of water at a time, so your whole family can drink up before having to refill it.

    Dispenser in reviewer's fridge

    Promising review: "Easily one of the best purchases I've made. Very convenient, fits perfectly in my fridge and you always have good water without having to buy a lot of bottles." —gamalier

    Price: $31.88

    11. An mini electric chopper and food processor to make meal prep easier. Toss in things like garlic cloves, onions, herbs and nuts, and watch it get to work. Reviewers raved that it's lightweight and easy to clean.

    Promising review: "Love the convenience and the fact there’s little clean up. Does a great job of chopping and puréeing ingredients. It is well worth the money!" — Nadine Beth Schneider

    Price: $17.99

    12. An air pump for when you need to blow up an air mattress, a float, or any inflatable toy. No more feeling like you're going to pass out trying to inflate that unicorn pool floaty the old-fashioned way.

    the pump and its attachments and car and regular plugs, and an air mattress inflated in the back of a car

    It comes with three detachable nozzles and two adapters.

    Promising review: "This pump makes life so much easier than blowing up by hand. It saves me so much time and there is a deflate option which is also super convenient and saves so much time. Definitely worth the purchase." —Rupster

    Price: $13.99

    13. A remote-controlled tower fan, because it'll fit in small spaces while still generating air flow. It's got a built-in timer that automatically shuts it off after the amount of time you choose.

    White tower fan

    It comes with a remote control.

    Promising review: "It's very convenient that they are portable, have the oscillating feature with different speeds, and have a remote control that I can use from my bed. I got two of them, and based on how happy my family is, I'm planning on getting another one for the family room." —Pirula

    Price: $47.94+ (available in two colors)

    14. A stainless-steel tumbler that'll keep your drinks cold for 18 hours or hot for six. It's got an easy-to-clean lid and a reusable straw, which your sea turtle friends will appreciate.

    Reviewer's tumbler

    Promising review: "I love this cup! It keeps my water cold for hours even though it has the hole for the straw. It is so convenient and perfect for my bike classes. I can drink without having to sit up, which prevents me from coughing during a hard work out. It fits perfectly in the cup holder in the car. It even keeps the water cool after leaving it in a hot car for an hour." —Susan Fleisher

    Price: $15.50+ (available in three styles, six sizes, and 22 colors)

    15. A breakfast sandwich maker, because there's never a bad time to have a BEC. From toasting your bread to making your egg, this thing has you covered.

    The small sandwich maker in red

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I use it every day because of the convenience of a delicious hot breakfast sandwich that’s healthier and cheaper than fast food. It only takes about five minutes to heat up and about six to seven minutes cook time. It’s perfect! I highly recommend this!" —Tiffany Bergeron

    Price: $24.99+ (available in three colors)

    16. A mini fire pit so you can enjoy the ambience of a fire even if all you've got is a table top. This little smokeless, portable fire bowl can be used indoors or outdoors. It uses rubbing alcohol as fuel for a flame that'll last up to 50 minutes. Reviewers love being able to make s'mores indoors!

    Gray fire pit with lit flame on table outdoors

    Promising review: "My kids love s'mores and this thing makes it easy and allows us to do them inside. A little pricy but worth it for the convenience." —Jennifer West

    Price: $74.99

    17. A box of Reynolds slow-cooker liners to make cleaning up your slow cooker so easy, you might start meal prepping. They promise to reduce your slow-cooker cleanup time to eight seconds or less.

    Each pack includes six liners.

    Promising review: "It's great to come home to a fully cooked meal in the slow cooker. But it's not much fun having to scrub out and wash the messy pot after dinner. Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners eliminate most of the dreaded cleanup work. We even store our box of new liners inside the cooker for convenience and to remind us to use one every time." —Old Editor

    Price: $3.18+ (also available in a multi-pack)

    18. A dryer vent cleaner kit that attaches to your vacuum so you can remove years of built-up lint from your dyer. The extra-long brush and hose fit on most vacuums and can also be used to clean the dusty coils behind your refrigerator.,

    Each set comes with a brush and hose attachment.

    Promising review: "I used the vacuum attachment as soon as I got it because our dryer was not working as well as it used to. I could not believe the amount of lint that I was able to vacuum out of the filter area, even though I conscientiously clean the filter every time I dry a load of laundry. The attachment works great and was able to access the lower area of the filter space that I didn't even know was there. It also worked well on cleaning the vent on the outside of our house. I highly recommend that everyone who owns a dryer clean out their filter area. If it is hiding as much lint as mine was, it is certainly a fire hazard." —Glad

    Price: $8.95

    19. A set of ultra absorbent dishtowels for washing and drying all your dishes. These velvety-soft towels are machine-washable and can also be used for things like dusting.

    Reviewer using product to clean dishes

    Each set comes with 12 dishtowels.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these towels! Literally the second I received them I had to take pics and send to my mom. Then I gifted her one. A little small but SO soft and absorbent, and most importantly they don't get all hard when dry! I hate that. Literally never buying a different kitchen towel again. The deal is fantastic! Also they look really stylish. Love the color. Coming from a really picky person when it comes to houseware items. Buy now." —labellavita1985

    Price: $12.19 (available in four colors)

    20. A three-in-one avocado slicer because it splits, pits, and slices an avocado so you can make Instagram-worthy toast in no time., Amazon

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation (see attached photo of slices, ok, one side came out perfect, I kind of gummed up the other side). The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!" —NPR MAN

    Price: $9.99

    21. A 12-pack of sticky fruit fly traps to put in your pots to keep fruit flies and gnats out of your precious plants. They can be used to protect indoor or outdoor plants and they're adorable, too.

    Reviewer showing how many bugs were caught by yellow butterfly-shaped trap

    Each pack includes 12 traps.

    Promising review: "It hasn’t even been 24 hours. Actually, it’s maybe been three since I put them to use and literally before I could even walk away the little annoying gnats that seemingly love my indoor plants started attracting and sticking to them right away! They are a lot larger than expected too. Definitely worth the money!" —Brooke

    Price: $8.95 (available in two styles)

    22. A Black and Decker cordless hand vacuum that'll suck up whatever dust or debris gets in your way. The lightweight vacuum has a slim nozzle that can get into tight spaces, like in between your couch cushions.

    Reviewer using product to clean crumbs off floor

    It comes with a charging base.

    Promising review: "I love this vacuum. I also have the older smaller version but this one is better—stronger suction and lasts longer, plus the pull out spout is longer so I don't have to bend over quite as much. It's very convenient for me to grab it to pick up dirt in these high-traffic areas. It's also more convenient that I just place it on the charging station without having to plug the cord into it. Also, the quick empty method is convenient to remove the particles quickly. It's a really great buy." —SteveAga

    Price: $59+ (available in two styles)

    23. A pair of Garden Genie gloves with claws because they'll make gardening easier and help you dig in the soil without any other tools. They're waterproof and puncture-resistant to protect your hands.

    Reviewer using gloves with claws to garden

    Promising review: "I’m a professional landscaper and these gloves are AMAZING! They are very useful for planting, braking up roots from containers, and mulching is a breeze with these. I’ve used them for three, full, eight-hour days and so far the claws are very sturdy and none have come loose! Love these, will buy again when needed." —Jessica Genaway

    Price: $9.99 (available in five styles)

    24. A pair of silicone baking mats – they'll make the hardest part of baking (otherwise known as ~cleaning up) oh-so-effortless.

    Silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet

    It comes with two silicone sheets. 

    Promising review: "Who knew? Technology is amazing. I am excited baking my cookies more than ever. What a wonderful invention. Have no idea how long they will hold up but the convenience is worth it after just one baking session. No more paper and no more spraying the cookie sheets. No mess, just happiness for the baker. Wow! Thanks."  —Sandria J. Banks

    Price: $12.44 (available in three quantities and three styles) 

    25. A pack of No Cow protein bars because they taste like your favorite sweet treat but are actually dairy- and lactose-free. Toss one in your bag anytime you're heading out the door or when you need a quick snack before you get hangry.

    The protein bar on a brown background with cookie dough around it

    Each pack comes with 12 bars. 

    Promising review:  "Quite simply, chocolate chip cookie dough is one of, if not the best, No Cow flavors there is. I absolutely love the new flavor, and the ingredient profile, the amount of protein you get, and the calories is all perfect for a quick, convenient, easy snack. Again, the flavor is exactly how it should taste, it tastes literally just like cookie dough. I highly recommend this flavor." —E MacFarland

    Price: $23.04+ (available in 17 flavors) 

    26. A magnetic meal planner so that you can map out your breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the week while also making a grocery list before heading to the market. Meal planning has never been so convenient (or cute IMO)!

    Reviewer's notepad with handwritten menu

    Promising review: "The weekly meal planer and shopping list combo is super cute and convenient! It sticks great to the refrigerator and does not break off like other brands do and it’s helped me be a little bit more organized. I highly recommend this item!" —Teek86

    Price: $8.68+ (available in two colors) 

    27. A pair of silicone travel-size pet bowls because they're collapsible and can hook to your keys, backpack or belt loop, ensuring that your furry friend is never without water.

    Reviewer's dog using gray bowl

    Promising review: "I have a 15-pound white poodle. Having a small collapsible bowl tucked into a car door pocket is SO convenient for trips. Much better than any hard or collapsible bowl I have purchased in the past." —Hermine I. Shapiro

    Price: $16.95+ (available in sizes S and L and four colors) 

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