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    21 Home And Kitchen Products That We Know Work Because We've Tried Them

    From baking tools to deep cleaners.

    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. I used this bath sealing tape for the area between my tub and wall to stop it getting gross and mouldy – it was really easy to install!

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "You just peel away the protective backing, heat it with a hairdryer, and then press it down and leave it to seal! It's waterproof and mildew-resistant, and I've found that it adheres really well. "

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £8.49  for 3.35m. 

    2. Give your house a cosy vibe with this flame-effect fireplace lamp.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "I've put mine inside the fireplace grate, but you can put this pretty much anywhere in your home for a warm light and flickering flame effect that makes you feel like you have a genuine fire crackling along!"

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £12.99

    3. These large vacuum bags helped to free up some of my precious wardrobe space.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I had some Indian wedding outfits that were taking up a large portion of space at the bottom of my wardrobe. They're quite expensive so I wanted to ensure they stayed free of mildew and dust until they're needed again, and these bags seemed like the perfect solution! They made a massive difference and were really easy to use – the vacuum seal has remained intact since I did it months ago and it's made my wardrobe less of a mess. "

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £16.99  for five. 

    4. This extra-long bath mat is impossibly plush and cosy.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "This basically covers the entire length of my bathtub and feels like stepping onto a cloud! It's super absorbent, doesn't slip around at all, and retains its plushness after washing."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £25.99  

    5. Make some barista-quality beverages at home with this matcha whisk that also works as a milk frother.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I wanted to get into drinking matcha and thought the electric version might be less hassle and easier to clean than a regular matcha whisk. It helps to get a lovely froth on the drink and, if I was so inclined to drink coffee, I think it would be amazing for those too!"

    Jasmin Nahar  

    Price: £9.95 

    6. This V-shaped pillow makes sitting up in bed even more comfortable.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I wish I was the kind of person who sat at a desk while working from home, but in reality I spend about 90% of my time in bed. My weird half-sitting, half-lying down typing position was really bad for my back though, which is why I'm so glad I bought this V-shaped cushion! It's the perfect shape for my purposes, and it's the right mixture of soft and supportive too."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £10.49

    7. Speaking of pillows, these ones will make every night feel like you're sleeping in a fancy hotel.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "Not only are these quilted pillows incredibly cosy, they're just about the plumpest pillows I've ever seen – if you normally sleep with two pillows, you won't need to anymore! I find they strike the perfect balance of comfort and firmness so you can sleep easy and still have your neck supported. "

    Jasmin Nahar 

    Price: £14.98 for two. 

    8. This pastry cutter makes quick work of everything from pie doughs to crumble toppings.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I love baking but hate having to 'rub in' butter and flour with my hands for doughs and crumbles, as it can cause the butter to get too warm and ruin the consistency. That's where this comes in! I add my flour and cold cubed butter, and then press this over the ingredients until crumbs are formed. "

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £6.79

    9. If you don't have a table to work from or simply prefer to be on the sofa, this lap desk will come in extremely handy.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "It's angled to keep your laptop elevated to eye level – no hunching! The cushioned wrist support is also really helpful, as I can't be the only one who quickly got fed up of their laptop digging into their arms. It's sturdy yet lightweight with a nifty little carry handle, so you can take it from room to room when you fancy a chance of scenery. "

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £28.89

    10. And if you still have no idea when you'll be back at the office, nab this memory foam pillow for the chair you're currently working from!

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "A lot of us have spent a long time working from a chair that probably wasn't designed to be sat on for eight hours a day. I got this cushion during the first lockdown and it's been invaluable! It's super supportive and has the added benefit of improving my posture, as the way it's designed makes you naturally sit in a more "optimal" position."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £19.99 

    11. Sick of slimy soap bars? This soap saver will keep it "high and dry" rather than a pile of mush.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "I really love this soap saver – it's so simple, but it really does work. Air circulates through the plastic and helps to dry the soap on top! Neither side of this soap saver has gotten sticky yet, so I'm pretty wowed."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £3.98

    12. This rolling pin comes with removable discs that help you roll your dough to the perfect level of thickness.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "Because it can be quite difficult to eyeball what 'a quarter of an inch' dough thickness looks like! It really helps to get a uniform-looking dough and the material is much easier to properly clean than a traditional wooden one.  There's also measurements along the length of the pin so you can make sure you're getting it to the right width too!"

    Jasmin Nahar  

    Price: £12.99 

    13. This marble-look contact paper is a low effort way to transform your furniture.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "The sturdy paper has a self-adhesive design, so you just have to peel away the excess backing, attach one corner to the surface you're trying to cover, and scrape the paper down firmly to remove any air bubbles – I used the back of a book to get a really smooth finish. Just make sure you fold it over the edges just as neatly and trim any excess."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £8.99 for a 30x200cm size.

    14. Remove pet hair from your sofa with this reusable roller. It's less wasteful (and more effective IMO) than regular lint rollers.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "Swipe this over your soft furnishing and it'll pick up even tiny hairs. The hairs all collect in a compartment in the back, which you can open and empty into the bin whenever it gets full. I have a dark sofa but a yellow Labrador, so this gets a lot of use!"

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £12.99 

    15. Before you give up on those tea or coffee-stained mugs, give this deep-cleaning powder a go.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "You know those cups you've abandoned in the back of the cupboard because their stains are so bad? Yeah, I had one of those and figured that this highly-rated powder was its only hope. I was amazed by the results – the product wears away the stains and marks from buildup without damaging the mug's surface underneath, and it doesn't leave a bad taste or odour behind either!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £5.29

    16. Take any guesswork out of your roasts by using this meat thermometer.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "It's really straightforward to use and has been the solution to many a 'you reckon it's done yet?' moment when making roast chicken. "

    Jasmin Nahar 

    Price: £7.99 

    17. These drawer organisers will help you make That Dreaded Drawer so much less cluttered.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "These boxes were just what I needed – they fit my standard-sized drawer perfectly, with just enough space to add in some extra toiletry bags and other loose bits here and there."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £12.95 for a set of six.

    18. This all-purpose descaler by Oust banished the scales lurking at the bottom of my kettle.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "It works for shower heads, irons, and taps too, but I've used it on my kettle specifically. You just boil the kettle, turn it off, empty the sachet into the water, wait ten minutes, and then pour it out! For someone living in a hard water area you'll need to do it around every three months, which means this inexpensive pack will see you through for nine months."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £2.75 for a pack of three sachets. 

    19. The e-cloth pad makes quick work of removing stubborn food residue, and you don't even need to use washing-up liquid!

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "This clever cloth works using just water (though dish soap is optional). It has a tough scrubbing side that you can use for tackling dried-on food, and a softer side that I like to use to clean around the sink for a gleaming finish. "

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £2

    20. Why not swap your regular detergent for this eco-friendly egg? Its cleaning pellets lift dirt and grime from clothes and can be used over and over again!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Pop it in the drum of your washing machine with your clothes and the beads inside will create a fresh-smelling lather as they circulate! I find that it removes stains and odours just as well as regular detergent does, and one egg will see you through for up to 210 washes (woah)."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £13.49

    21. If you want something to really stay in place, I highly recommend this durable Velcro tape.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I was previously using double-sided tape to hang my tapestry up, but after weeks of it falling onto me while I slept (not fun!) I sought out something a bit sturdier. Enter: this Velcro tape. You remove the sticky backing, apply one side to whatever you want to hang and one side to your wall, and then just push the picture/tapestry/canvas down. My tapestry has stayed put for absolutely ages now."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £4.99