Skip To Content

    29 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Follow Through On Their Claims

    Reading these in your best infomercial voice is not required, just highly encouraged.

    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 TubShroom first and foremost, because IMO there is not a more successful invention on Earth (other than cheese, if that counts). Hair won't even have the CHANCE to clog your drains ever again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I held off reviewing this to see how it worked over the course of a month or so. My first though is, 'how are my husband and I not bald?'. Seriously, I empty this thing every other day (see nastily graphic photo below) and it is always completely gunked up with hair and goo of all types. I was impressed by the sheer amount of hair and other stuff this thing captured. Yes, clean up is disgusting. Pull it out with a paper towel and clean it off with another one. It's flexible, so the gunk come off easily." —LT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed director's full review in "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February" (#3).

    2. A Fasta Pasta that'll be *chef kisses fingers* magic when you just pop this in the microwave and eat your linguine faster than you can say al dente.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the greatest item if you live alone or just want to make one or two helpings of pasta. Of course, you must own a microwave. It cooks the pasta, and using the lid you can strain it, and then plop it in a bowl ready for sauce, cheese, butter, etc. It eliminates using multiple utensils and waiting for water to boil. No pot, or strainer necessary." —P. Luebbert

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A Baker's Edge brownie pan for making every👏 single👏 serving👏 an extra-crispy corner piece. This doesn't come with a guide to will power, so do expect to eat the whole pan in one sitting.

    amazon.com

    And! A nylon spatula and brownie recipes are included.

    Promising review: "I received this as a gift from a friend and thought, 'what a useless waste of precious kitchen space' (I live in a tiny Manhattan apartment). But I’m not rude, so I graciously accepted it and figured I’d try it once before it went out the door. I love it. LOVE. Every brownie is perfect. I especially like that I can top each channel with something different, so my whole family is happy and neither of my kids finds an offensive item on their brownie. I’ve also used this for bar cookies and baked ziti — every piece has a delicious crust! This has earned a permanent home in my one, minuscule pots/pans/gadgets/foil and baggies cabinet." —Cheap & Chic

    Get it from Amazon for $35.95.

    4. A pack of Better Life Natural all-purpose cleaner so you can rely on a household product that's super safe around kids and pets. This guy is still alive, so you know it's the real deal.

    Better Life

    It's safe on all surfaces (toilets, floors, tables, showers, carpets, you name it). It effectively cuts through grease, hard water stains, soap scum, foods stains — really any *sticky situation*. AND it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I recently purchased this product after seeing it on Shark Tank. I was really impressed that it could clean and disinfect better than other commercial products. I was even more impressed that it could be ingested and not cause death! I have three young children and one puppy. I keep my cleaning supplies out of reach but I wanted something safe to keep in the house in case one of my very clever boys got ahold of it. Long story short, this actually works! So far I used it in my kitchen, bathrooms, and on the carpet to clean up vomit. For the vomit it worked very well. I have been mostly impressed in the bathroom. I have two baths with no outside windows. It can get pretty stuffy and smelly in there, especially with little boys. The weird musky/urine odor is now gone from my boys' bathroom!" —Luoja

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.83.

    5. A set of Drop Stop gap fillers, because French fries should be in your mouth — not buried between the seats. Now parents can't yell at us for eating in the car.

    amazon.com

    They even fit around your seat belts and move with the seats if you adjust them!

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a new car and have had them a couple months, but this weekend they proved their value beyond a dropped French fry. My sweet four-month-old puppy was sick and threw up, but not a single drop of liquid fell down between the seats! The material soaked up enough of the fluid to keep it from seeping into the threads of the seats or splashing around before I could pull off the highway. It was SOOO much easier to clean up than had I not had these guards." —Kathy Horner

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A Readerest Magnetic eyeglass holder that'll attach to your shirt or jacket and keep your glasses (or ID badge) constantly at hand. Pretty important for things like seeing.

    Amazon

    Both ends are magnetized so they *stick together* all day!

    Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank and thought it was kind of goofy. Then I needed reading glasses. I now have an enormous collection of reading glasses, all over the house — I mean, in every room! So I found this again and bought it, and I really love it. I attach it to my shirt and voilà, glasses on me, anytime I want, without them hanging around my neck. The magnet is very strong and I have no worries about it letting go." —E. bay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in two styles).

    7. A Scrub Daddy sponge for tackling tough messes (be it the dishes you let "soak" for way too long, stovetop stains, or bathroom buildup) without putting in much ~elbow grease~ at all. This will get everything back to squeaky clean without any scratching.

    instagram.com

    Plus it's easier to rinse than most sponges so it doesn't cling to debris (and start to smell). It's soft in warm water for a gentle cleansing and firm in cool water for tougher scrubbing.

    Promising review: "I love these scrubbers. When I saw these in the store, I couldn't imagine why someone would pay so much for a sponge. My sister had a multi-pack and gave me one. I've been hooked ever since. 1. They don't stink no matter how long you have them. 2. Warm water makes them soft yet abrasive enough to hand wash dishes. Cold water makes them very stiff, which is great for washing stuck on greasy pans. 3. They won't scratch surfaces. 4. They come in different colors to easily color code cleaning areas. They rinse clean and dry fast. Worth every penny." —Amazon Customerss

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    To learn more, check out "It's 2018, And If You Don't Own A Scrub Daddy Yet, I'm Judging You".

    8. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets so you can FINALLY reach the bottom of your water bottle and get rid of mildewy odors and hard-to-reach stains without the need for awkward scrubbing.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99

    To learn more, check out "Your Travel Mug Is Probably So Gross; Clean It With These No-Scrub Tablets".

    9. A Squatty Potty, because this will bring some relief to those whose bowels are just ~stooling around~. Translation: YOU WILL POOP LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've bought one of these for myself, my parents, and my friends. I'm not kidding. You may think I'm just some made up spam account, but I honestly have bought multiple squatty potties. Not to get too graphic, but when I'm doing my business I'll think almost nothing came out based on the amount of pushing I did. I'll turn around and the bowl is full. I've never seen so much come out of me so easily before. As long as you are also getting an appropriate amount of fiber in your diet, this will work better than sitting on the toilet normally. I almost don't want to use a toilet for #2 unless there's a squatty potty." —Ludlum

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same".

    10. A Mueller Onion Chopper Pro that'll dice hard food efficiently and easily with sharp stainless-steel discs to *cut* prep time in half. It also reduces onion vapor for a hopefully tear-free experience in the kitchen.

    Mueller

    It's also dish-washer safe so everything can be cleaned even if you're in a food coma. It comes with stainless-steel discs, a four-cup container, cleaning brush, and a recipe e-book!

    Promising review: "I have a disability that affects my ability to use my hands. Chopping food is exhausting and painful, so I stopped making a lot of my favorite foods or switched to pre-chopped versions. Until I found this. This little baby has been a dream for making salads, salsas, and soups, and it's easy to clean with the little brush they include. I have gone from almost never chopping vegetables to chopping them almost every day." —Y. Demus

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    11. A Spatty Last Drop Spatula for getting every last possible drop of your precious, expensive makeup — you did not spend all that money just to throw some away!

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    It also comes with a ~Spatty Daddy~ which effectively scrapes out hair products, condiments, sauces, or really anything that comes in a larger jar or bottle.

    Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the Spatty Daddy on an 18-ounce lotion and it worked fine. You get so much more makeup than you would without it. I give it five stars." —Liz

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in 7 Life-Changing Beauty Products You Need To Try ASAP (#1 in the post).

    12. A Q-flex acupressure massage tool so areas that are a real *pain in the neck* can finally be addressed and treated without a hefty massage bill. It has a natural hand grip to keep your arms low and comfortable, and a pear-shaped tip to effectively knead out tension.

    Q-Flex

    Promising review: "I originally saw this on Shark Tank and thought it was a good idea. I have purchased at least 50 different pain relief and massage tools over the years and most don't do much or you can't easily hold the item in place to get relief. But this is amazing. Everyone that has tried it, including my niece with Lupus and my massage therapist can't believe how great it is. It can take pain away in minutes. In love! You will not be disappointed and you do not need to have arm strength to use." —PrincessandBuddiesMom

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    13. A pair of 18K gold-plated Magic Bax earring lifters, because these'll adjust drooping earrings and make heavier styles more comfortable. Just slide it onto the back of your post and it'll do all the heavy lifting.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are literally the best thing ever. I like wearing huge studs that weigh down my ears significantly and you can see that my problems are 100% solved (above). On top of this I am allergic to almost all metals, even nickel-free things, and these do not bother me." —NSKDodge

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $29.99.

    14. A pack of InstaFire naturally insulated to burn directly on top of water, sleet, snow, ice, or wherever so a little inclement weather won't dampen your camping trip.

    amazon.com

    PLUS when lit, it can sustain winds up to 30 mph and burn up to 1000 degrees!

    Promising review: "I love this product to help start camp fires. I originally bought a pack of this stuff outside Zion NP in Utah, and it worked so well, I bought a bunch of packs when I saw it on Amazon. I had some stubborn wood that did not want to stay lit when starting it the usual way of using some balled up paper and/or small little kindling sticks . I used a little pile of this and the fires started up every time. Never had a campfire that wouldn't stay lit before, so this stuff came in handy." —Eric E.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.76.

    15. A set of Wonder Hangers that'll quickly organize your closet by stacking garments and folding these down to create previously unavailable space. Is this a reason to go shopping? ....Yes.

    amazon.com

    Each hanger has five slots, can hold two garments per slot, and can hold up to 30 pounds.

    Promising review: "I've been struggling for years to find the best way to maximize my closet space, until now! I have been pleasantly surprised and impressed! I find these hangers easy to use (they come pre-assembled. No fighting to get piece to fit just right, etc). It's easy to see exactly what items are on the hanger too which is a big plus! I've already placed an order for two additional sets. I'd definitely recommend this product to someone who fights to utilize every inch of closet space they've got in their home or apartment!" —Emily

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A CouchCoaster for making sure balancing your coffee on the sofa arm is no longer a truly dangerous game. Mainly because you'd have to interrupt your Office marathon to clean it up.

    Amazon

    It even comes with an insert for smaller glasses/cans! It can fit anything from regular glasses, beer bottles, mugs, and anything in between.

    Promising review: "This product is awesome. I was afraid that it wouldn't be heavy enough not to slide around with a large drink in it, but no worries: it handles any drink. This is perfect since I don't have a coffee table to use for my drinks. My drinks sweat inside the holder, but it does not leak onto my couch and I just wipe it out with paper towels. I love the feature of the insert for smaller based glasses and cups." —Sandra F

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in four colors).

    17. A Turbie Twist so you can dry your locks — whether they're long, short, thin, or thick — quickly and hands-free (and actually stay put). You're free to scroll through Instagram in your towel with abandon.

    amazon.com, instagram.com

    It comes in four colors (pink, green, purple, and blue).

    Promising review: "I use these every time I shower. I have five so I don't have to constantly wash one. I have curly hair that frizzes with the least amount of humidity. The Turbie Twist means I don't have to towel dry my hair anymore, which helps with frizz. My curls are also more curly instead of wavy/frizzy, because they're curled up in the towel. Highly recommend." —Sue Givens

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $21.99.

    18. A pair of True Touch deshedding gloves, because these'll free your apartment from the perils of your pet's constant shedding. It's as easy and enjoyable as just petting your cat and dog so everyone wins.

    amazon.com

    You'll get two — one for each hand.

    Promising review: "I brush my cat every night, but tonight I was so surprised how much more loose hair that came off. AND having a glove on my hand made it easier than when using the brush. No more knocking her in the face with the handle when she squirms around. She must like it better as well, because she kept coming back for more!" —Expert shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $12.45.

    19. A Hide A Key rock that'll help you avoid getting locked out of your house for about the umpteenth time. If you REALLY don't want to call your roommate for help again, you need this. For everyone's sake.

    amazon.com

    Plus its believable rock design can set your mind at ease about people spotting your keys.

    Promising review: "About a month ago, I was headed for my dad's singing performance and locked the front door from the inside as I was walking out. Something distracted me and I closed the door before I could check to make sure I had my car/house keys with me. I didn't. And it was a cold wintery night. The only person who could help me get back inside in the next four to five hours was my dad, who was already at his show warming up! I felt like a doofus and wished I had hidden a door key somewhere outside. The next day I ordered this rock key holder and it's exactly what I need. The top side of the rock looks very realistic. It hides well in my garden where I placed it. I don't think to the naked eye anyone would know what it is though." —S. Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    20. A set of Shoe Slotz for being able to find all the boots, heels, sneakers, sandals (you get the point) in your already very-crowded closet. And now you have room for more!

    Amazon

    It'll stack one shoe on top of the other (the shoe slot goes on top of one shoe) to double your closet space!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect shoe organizing tool. My shoes were starting to take over my closet. This has created an amazing amount of new space. Personally, I have them organized in a way that makes me feel like I have a little shoe store in my closet! I have a lot of heavier leather dress shoes and these stand up just fine." —JEAN PIERRE-PAUL

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. A Flex Shot rubber sealant so you can quickly spray this clear-coating material to easily stop leaks, seal cracks, and cover past damage. No big repair bill necessary.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. I’m not very handy and this doesn’t require a caulking gun so that was a huge plus for me. I also love that it’s clear. I fixed my leaking bathtub where the rim of the tub faucet had started to rot away and water was escaping. I also fixed a vertical blind that kept falling out of its slot. I’ve glued a couple of door thresholds down with it, too. Again, I’m not handy whatsoever so this is a STAPLE in my household." —Liz

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

    22. A Wonder Wallet to keep track of up to 24 cards in a super slim and compact leather design. It won't remind you to close your tab at the bar, but it'll definitely prevent you from digging around your bag for 20 minutes.

    amazon.com

    This bb includes two inserts for the wallet and RFID blocking to stop remote scanning of cards and to protect private information.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this wallet. It is so convenient to flip through the wallet to find the exact card that's needed. For added convenience, the openings for inserting and removing cards are located at the top of the pockets. This is a great improvement over my last wallet, where the openings were at the place where the wallet folded. There's a roomy compartment for cash, as well. And of course the RFID is much appreciated." —Dora L. McAlpin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    23. A HoodiePillow, because this'll help you make the most out of long flights or train rides — aka you can nap comfortably and totally ignore everyone around you. Win, win.

    Amazon

    Its neck is inflatable so it's easy to travel with, but comfy when you need it!

    Promising review: "This was the best idea I had to buy this. It blocks out the light on flights and car rides. It fits as tight as you wish around your neck by adjusting the hood ropes. It felt extremely comfortable although may look a little silly. I slept over five hours on a international flight." —Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in five colors)

    24. A Drive Bin that'll finally encourage you to nix garbage from building up in your car. Eating fast food is obviously unavoidable when road tripping — but now trash is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am OBSESSED with these! I am a sales rep. and these have made my life SO easy! Almost every single person who gets in my car asks where I got them and where they can get them! They perfectly hold a couple water bottles, granola bar wrappers, fast food bags, etc. I empty the bag every time I fill up and have never needed to empty the bag in between fill-ups — they're that perfectly sized." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three colors).

    25. A pair of Vibes earplugs for enjoying loud concerts *without* hurting your ears, thanks to their noise reduction. You'll still be able to hear the music, just at a much more manageable volume.

    instagram.com

    They're also great for motorcycles, fitness classes, or really any loud environment!

    Promising review: "I saw these on Shark Tank and forgot about them until I was ready to go to a concert and realized I couldn't handle another concert with foam plugs that muffle all the sound so badly. I have tinnitus/ear ringing and VERY sensitive hearing, but still love to watch live music, so I have to do SOMETHING. These are awesome, and I am so happy I bought them. I could hear the sound well, could carry on a conversation with them in, and was so happy overall. Best ear protection experience I've ever had! They weren't uncomfortable or falling out. They just stayed in, discretely, and were easy to wear the whole show. I am a fan. A big, big fan." —KP

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    26. A Rocketbook with wipeable pages so now your meeting notes won't be lost in a jumble. Plus, the pages are scannable with the Rocketbook app so you can file 'em onto your computer and keep track of everything you'll need in the future.

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Just be sure to use the included pen, otherwise the pages won't wipe clean! The notebook comes with *32* reusable pages that can be uploaded to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, and email.

    Promising review: "OMG! This device is so cool. It works beautifully. The scanning and syncing capabilities are awesome. I have it scanned and synced to my Microsoft Note account. Writing with the pen is smooth, and the paper feels like paper. It's easy to use a wet cloth to erase writing, just as claimed. I wish I had this product while in college. It's worth every penny." —Tulla Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    27. A set of ShowerPill body-cleaning wipes, because these'll freshen you up in a jiffy if you hit the snooze button for an hour instead of getting up to shower. Your desk-mate will never be the wiser. These are also great for camping!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These worked amazing! I used these for my most recent Ragnar! Everyone else in our van was using baby wipes and complained about still being sticky and stinky after using them. I felt great and refreshed after using the Shower Pill! I would use again and again!" —Bringram

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.16.

    28. A Stasher silicone food bag that'll reduce plastic waste *and* save money over time. You may even find yourself buying more yummy snacks to bring to work now that you can easily pack 'em.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. It can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes and eight colors).

    29. A Safe Grab microwave mat so you can avoid burning your hand *ahem* a-g-a-i-n the next time you are just too darn eager to grab your dinner out of the microwave.

    Amazon

    It also works as a splatter-guard and trivet!

    Promising review: "I was getting so tired of burning my hands on dishes from the microwave and thought I should try these. I have a small microwave and so the smaller one is the one I use the most. No more burned fingers. I would definitely recommend them." —KarenKB

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in six colors).

    You every time you decide to just "check out" what new products people are coming up with:

    20th Century Fox Television

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form