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    30 Products These Reviewers Tried First So You Wouldn’t Have To Be The Guinea Pig

    Guinea pigs are cute, but the effective results from these products are even cuter.

    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 dry shampoo powder for a total water-free, low-effort day of washing up. Good for your hair, even better for our planet!

    reviewer showing the left part of their hair without the dry shampoo, and the right with dry shampoo, revealing it looks less tangled and less greasy

    Promising review: "I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —R.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A handy charging pad so you never have to waste minutes on end trying to find that *exact* angle for your frayed charging cord to actually work. All you have to do is set your phone down, and it'll start charging. That's it. ⚡🔌

    This is compatible with both Apple and Android phones.

    Promising review: "One of the most aesthetically pleasing wireless chargers I've ever seen & used. I've tried different ones and they either take too long to charge and gets hot or are bulky. This one is perfect for leaving at home, work and taking with you to travel." —Ken

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight colors).

    3. A handheld electric milk frother that'll make your morning coffee (whether it be hot or iced) a little extra special with literally the press of a button. Just because you're feeling lazy doesn't mean you should have to forgo your fancy coffee.,

    Promising review: "Love this little thing! I have every thing you can think of at home for making coffee and espresso... Well I love the Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew with foam. I set out to make my own. Well I can now make cold foam thanks to this little tool. Love it!" —Gav's mama

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    4. A handy folding board so you can neatly tidy up your dresser drawers and take proper care of your clothing, folding each piece in your wardrobe to a uniform size in less than five seconds.,

    Promising review: "My first reaction? "Why did I buy this?" Then I opened the box and wasn't too convinced about the way it looked, as some edges look like they would quickly snap with use. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes." —Jesus Antonia Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A portable carpet and upholstery cleaner that'll leave you nothing short of *shocked* when it magically restores your furniture and carpet right before your eyes. 😲

    Promising review: "BUY IT. Don’t argue with me. JUST BUY IT. It’s so worth it. For this price?? Stains I've had in my car for the longest are finally gone. Stains on the couch are gone and looks good as new. It’s so easy to use and put together. You have to go over spots a couple times but it’s so satisfying to watch every time. This was one of my best buys 100%." —Alexis

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    6. An avocado slicing tool you can use to split, pit, and slice just as well as your favorite brunch place. It's easy to use and will have your homemade avo toast looking *chef's kiss* day after day.

    reviewer photo showing avocado slicing tool with the pit remover and perfect slices of avocado

    Promising review: "High quality. The feature that sets this apart from cheaper tools is the pit remover. I actually cut my palm and needed stitches removing a pit with a knife. Then someone told me about tools like this. The slicer part also works fine for me and saves a lot of time over manual slicing. Cleanup is simple. Run water over it in the sink. Then, put it in the dinnerware basket in the dishwasher. Great gift idea!" —W.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. An electric bubble massage mat that'll transform your average bathtub into a full-on jetted tub. It's got a built-in heater and an aroma clip for essential oils. Talk about luxury.

    Promising review: "Got it for my wife, and have to say I wasn’t expecting much but it turned out to be a really excellent exactly as described, the mat suction is holding up well so far, the remote control works great too. I thought it might be a hassle to set up each time and she’d get tired of using it, but it stores neatly in the box and takes all of two to three min to set up each time. The PVC vacuum hose was stuck pretty tight in the mat the first time we used it and took a while to maneuver and pry out, but now we just make sure not to jam it in too tight when we're setting it up and it comes out pretty effortlessly. Time will tell regarding durability/longevity, but so far, really happy with this mini jetted tubi!" —VicSlick

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    8. A Fur-Zoff pet hair remover designed to help keep your furniture clean and clear of all that unwanted hair that's been building up. Many reviewers note that it works great in their cars and on their carpet, too!

    Reviewer photo of the pet hair being almost completely swept off of a carpeted surface

    Promising review: "Two labs on a couch. I used two different hand held vacuums and destroyed the pet attachment on a larger vacuum for pet hair. I’ve used rubber-tipped gloves... RUN, don’t walk to order Furzoff. Shocked. Surprised. This works. This really and truly works with a simple sweeping motion. I brush the fur to one spot on the cushions and remove it." —Jane M.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.02.

    9. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax to polish up all of your wood floors, doors, and furniture. In addition to polishing, it'll also condition the wood and help keep it from drying and fading.

    reviewer photo showing half of their floor looking completely new after applying the Feed-N-Wax to it

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but oh my goodness! My cabinets look amazing. They look like the did when they were new. So simple a child can use. I applied it extremely generously and left it overnight and wiped it down the next morning. That dullness is gone. Highly recommended!" —Joy Allington

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    10. A veggie chopper that does exactly what you'd expect it to: chops your veggies like a pro with the pull of a string. Wave goodbye to onion tears and accidentally cutting yourself. 😎,

    Promising review: "This is one of the top ranked food prep tools we use in our kitchen. My first one lasted 3 years until I dropped it one time too many. I drop and break things alot. By day two we had a new one because we don't want to be without one of these gadgets. Easy to handle and clean. Safely chops evenly. Best for nuts, onions, celery, raw carrots. Kids can help chop with this fun and safe pull-ring chopper." —Wheatlady

    Get it from Amazon for $14.71+ (available in three colors).

    11. Some glossy marble contact paper to give your kitchen a quick refresh. All you have to do is wipe your counters down and, with some patience, lay out the contact paper and smooth out the air bubbles as you go. Fun weekend project, anyone!?

    Promising review: "I absolutely loved this contact paper it completely transformed my counter top. It was super easy to apply and if I messed up it was extremely easy to redeem myself. I did this alone with no help and I’m pretty proud of the outcome. Took me about 30 min to complete it. I used the whole roll of the smallest option and it was enough for me. Super awesome and will be buying more of this contact paper soon when I transform another room in my home! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!" —Mariah

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

    12. A pair of compression gloves that might help relieve pain from arthritis or carpal tunnel. Whether you're working on a keyboard all day or writing with a pen, these gloves should give you the flexibility you need to do your work *while* soothing any tension or pain.

    reviewer photo showing the gloves on their hands

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these gloves. My hand was so bad that I had to wear my glove all day and night to get relief. Been wearing it consistently. In the last three days I have been able to go without it. I know the relief is only temporary, but these gloves have relieved most of the pain and inflammation. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart." —Elizabeth D. Ferguson

    Get it from Amazon for $18.70+ (available in three sizes). 

    13. Glisten disposer cleaner designed to scrub away grunge and odor-causing build-up from sidewalls, blades, and under the splashguard with its oh-so-satisfying foaming formula.,

    Promising review: "This is an essential for anyone with a disposal. Like seriously! A lot of funky gunk collects in there, that you can’t even see. It’s also dark and moist for icky stuff to grow. You HAVE to keep it clean. And THIS is super easy to clean it out! And you will be amazed how much better the smell will be (that I am sure you don’t even notice until it’s clean!) It’s also pretty cool looking too when you do it! BLUE FOAMMMMM!" —J. Crumley

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.94.

    14. A silverware sorter that fits a full 48-piece cutlery set but takes up HALF the space of a traditional organizer, freeing up so much extra storage in a drawer you never thought you could get back.

    Promising review: "We have a small kitchen with little drawer space and this thing is amazing! My old utensil holder took up the entire drawer while this one takes less than half! It holds everything perfectly and left a ton of room in the drawer." —Grace C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A Schick Silk Touch-Up Tool you can use to shape your eyebrows, exfoliate skin, and remove peach fuzz.,

    Promising review: "These are great for trimming eyebrows or even facial hair. They are sharp but not too sharp. They work in pesky areas that are hard to reach too (think chin, lip and more). I keep one in my car too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" —baby momma knows

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. A collagen hair treatment that's nothing short of magic in a bottle. Just apply it all over your hair, wait 10 minutes, wash it out and... BOOM! No more frizz or grease.

    reviewer showing their hair before and after using the hair treatment

    Promising review: "I have only used this once and I only left it in my hair for about four minutes in the shower. My hair is so soft and silky after just one use. My hair is damaged from coloring it for years and this is the best treatment I’ve ever used." —J. Chacon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    17. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets because, yes, your dishwasher does need to be cleaned occasionally despite the fact that its literal job is to wash the things you put inside it.

    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "I am skeptical by nature and have an older machine that was stained from years of use. We have very hard water in our region which makes it even more difficult to clean things. These tablets were like rid of years of hard water use deposit with one try. Truly impressed. You can bet this is going to be a monthly routine from now on." —Amazon Customer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. And! A pack of washing machine cleaning tablets because, uh, have you ever cleaned the inside of your washing machine, either?? Didn't think so.

    Ok but HOW did that come out of a washing machine!?

    Promising review: "I have tried everything to clean my washer. And was a Leitrim skeptical when getting this product. However, these thing are amazing. I used two tablets one at a time but two cycles and my washer looks like it is brand new again with no smell. I will continue to buy these. Amazing product!" —joe tremper

    Get them from Amazon for $10.79.

    19. Zombie Pack — a wash-off face mask designed to minimize pores, hydrate your skin, and leave you with that "just-left-the-spa" glow in less than 15 minutes' time.

    Promising review: "This mask is surprisingly great. You can feel it tightening as it dries and then you wash it off to see smoother, tighter, more even-toned skin. Would recommend trying." —tobi hight

    Get it from Amazon for $20.26.

    20. A jewelry cleaning pen — it's basically just as easy to use (and fun!) as a coloring book. You can use it on diamonds as well as other precious stones.

    reviewer photo showing their diamond before and after using the cleaning pen

    Promising review: "I had my doubts when I saw this item but took a chance anyway. All I can say is that my diamond ring has never sparkled so much. The design of my ring is quite intricate so getting into the nooks and crevices of the setting has always been a challenge. This is a must-have for anyone who wants their jewelry to sparkle!! PS: Very easy to use." —Gaye Levy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.15.

    21. A jar of SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E that'll have you looking like you're ALWAYS rocking a fresh mani. 💅

    reviewer showing their nails before and after using the cuticle oil

    Promising review: "COVID-19 had completely ruined my nails, especially when winter hit. The constant hand-washing and sanitizer application caused my usually healthy strong nails to crack and shred like never before. I used to have long beautiful nails that I loved to paint, but I just couldn’t get any length on them anymore. I’ve been taking a collagen supplement, which helped, but they were still cracking on the edges, resulting in broken and short nails. I found this product through a BuzzFeed article or something and figured it was worth a shot. I’ve been using it for three days and I am hesitant to say I already notice a difference, fingers are no longer dry, and my nails feel amazing and hydrated. I love the light almond scent, too! Everything about this stuff is great. For the first time in months, I feel like my hands are on the mend." —Jill S

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    22. A cooktop cleaning kit that comes with everything you need to FINALLY get your electric stove top looking presentable again.

    The kit includes a 10 oz. bottle of cooktop cleaner, cleaning pads, and two scraper tools.

    Promising review: "I was not expecting this to work. I’ve tried other cleaners and I always had that crusty rim stuck around the burners. I will say it wasn’t as easy as spread and wipe. Maybe it was just mine but it take some little elbow grease and used the scrapper more at the end around those rings. But wow!! I’m so happy the stove top finally ACTUALLY LOOKS CLEAN!" —Desiree Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    23. A toilet bowl ring remover so you can stop gagging every time you go to use it.

    Promising review: I had tried many other things to remove the stains, Brillo pads, CLR, & other cleaning solutions, nothing worked no matter how hard I scrubbed. With this, the stains came out completely within a minute of scrubbing with this product! Amazing, toilet looks new again, highly recommend anyone try this product!" —Michael V

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    24. A bottle of Lash Princess mascara if you want the false-eyelash effect, but aren't in the mood to go through the hassle of actually applying them.

    Promising review: "Best $5 I've ever spent. I am in love with this mascara!!! It goes on super easy, stays put, and wiped right off with ZERO lash loss. The formula is a little wetter (liquid) than what I'm used to, and I have a bit more cleanup after application. However, wipes right off with a wet q-tip. I will be purchasing for my daughter's and myself again." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. A pack of cleaning tablets to make washing your bottles and tumblers less of a headache. If you're the person who just "rinses out" their reusable bottles with more water, then they're probably full of bacteria and grime. 🤮

    before and after photo of reviewer's travel mug, showing it is completely cleaned and restored after using the tablets

    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously. I am amazed and disgusted at the same time. I can’t believe there was so much gunk in my coffee cup. I thought it was just stringing but when I let the tablet and hot water sit overnight... there was so much stuff floating around. My previously stained cup looked brand new. I’m in shock." —Dazy

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    26. A carpet stain remover spray that'll lift away the toughest stains with grace and ease. Red wine? ✔️ Pizza sauce? ✔️ Pet stains? ✔️ You get the idea.

    Promising review: "Wow. I’m shook! This product works instantly. I used it to get rid of light stains on my couch. It was as simple as spray, rub, blot, and go. Definitely recommend this product." —Lena

    Get it from Amazon for $12.26.

    27. A pack of sheet suspender straps to keep your sheets pulled nice and tight so you don't have to waste extra time straightening them out in the morning.

    Promising review: "My fitted sheet would not stay put on my new foam mattress. It was so frustrating to have it come off in the night. I bought these sheet holders hoping they’d keep my sheet from slipping off and they WORKED! My sheet is exactly where it was when I put it on last week. I’m so pleased with this product!" —sheehk

    Get them from Amazon for $9.96.

    28. A bottle of Leather Honey you can use to restore that dingy sofa you just snagged on Facebook Marketplace. All you need is a scrubbing brush and a little elbow grease for the honey to work its magic. 🍯

    Promising review: "We have a white leather sofa and white leather dining chairs. What was I thinking?!? But thanks to Leather Honey Cleaner they still look great. Wipe on Leather Honey and the dirt magically disappears. So quick and easy to use." —Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    29. A cult-favorite CeraVe Moisturizing Cream reviewers swear by for nourishing their face, body *and* feet. It's formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to lock in moisture and reduce skin irritation.

    ^^This reviewer's eczema drastically improved after using the cream, noting that the cream made their skin "less patchy and dry."

    Promising review: "I have had very dry skin, especially the bottom of my feet, for years. This product is top-rated for 2021 on a review I looked at so I decided to buy it since I've tried just about every other product out there including prescribed lotions. Put it on feet before bed and in the morning my feet were soft!! Perfectly soft, no. But with continued use, morning and night, my feet are softer than they've EVER been. I highly recommend this product." —Clovesk

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    30. A pack of wart remover pads, because you've tried EVERYTHING else to get that pesky little growth off your person and are running out of options. These might just do the trick.

    reviewer showing their wart slowly going away over 15 days of using Compound W

    Promising review: "I spent hundreds of dollars for a wart on my finger that was slowly ruining my life. I got these little $8 bandaids and it came off in one week, never to be seen or heard of again. It is the best thing I have ever bought." —Alexandra cruz

    Get them from Amazon for $6.96.

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