Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. 1. Instead of a Bose Bluetooth speaker, try a UE Roll 2. Bose / Ultimate Ears Promising review: "This is by far one of the best purchases I've ever made. First off, the fact that this speaker is waterproof is a game changer. I love to listen to music while I'm in the shower. The bungee cord makes it super easy to hang it on a hook in the shower and then your music is right there at ear level. The sound quality is great. I can leave it playing on the first floor of my house and walk up to my room on the second floor and not lose connection. The wireless range is phenomenal. Overall, this is the best speaker I've ever owned. If you're considering buying this or another one of the UE speakers, I highly encourage you to do so. yYou definitely won't regret it." —Max KalnitzGet it from Amazon for $68 (available in five colors). 2. Instead of a tool set from Stanley, try Workpro. Stanley / Workpro Promising review: "I bought this tool kit for my Mother who NEVER had any tools available when she would ask me to fix something in her house. The price and variety of tools in this kit are both GREAT!" —J. R. KeebleGet it from Amazon for $28. 3. Instead of a J.K Adams cutting board, try an OXO. J.K. Adams / OXO Promising review: "I have used these daily for the last five years and still haven't had to replace them! They give you so much room to work on, it's amazing! Cutting juicy fruits like pineapples and melons is no problem. The board has a groove to catch the juices!" —Stephanie RGet it from Amazon for $50. 4. Instead of a circular pizza cutter, try a rocker blade. KitchenAid / Checkered Chef Promising review: "Just used this cutter to slice sausages for a pizza, and then cut the pizza. It works great! Much easier than a roller cutter. The rollers I've used have all broken. This rocker cutter has one part, nothing to break. " —kentrishGet it from Amazon for $13. 5. Instead of a Thermopop thermometer, try a Thermopro. Thermopop / Thermopro Promising review: "This is an inexpensive thermometer that works well. It is quite handy and the red is eye-catching. There is a button that causes the probe to extend. The digital display is reasonably bright and easy to read. It's fast and seems to be accurate. It is inexpensive, but does the job well." —Antigone WalshGet it on Amazon for $10. 6. Instead of a Muji diffuser, try a UrPower. Muji / URPOWER Promising review: "This is so cute. I read so many reviews and decided to go with this one. The lights are bright and bold, but not too bright to keep you up. The mister is good for a small bedroom. I'll be getting the 500ml one for my family area. I use a little more oil than suggested (about 5-6 drops) and that helped the scent to become more powerful." —TWGet it from Amazon for $20. 7. Instead of an Ikea bed frame, try a Zinus platform bed. Ikea / Zinus Promising review: "I had been eyeing this particular frame for MONTHS! I read several reviews and looked at all the customer uploads of the items before finally making my purchase. Instructions were included, and it's super easy to understand and assemble. I have a box spring and mattress on this frame and it's doing a great job at supporting everything. So with those two layers, plus a combined body weight of roughly 340 lbs., the frame seems to be holding up great. Not to mention the nice height it gives you. If you have limited space in your bedroom, you can put storage containers underneath." —Vexxi Get it from Amazon for $74 (for queen size). 8. Instead of a Sonicare toothbrush, try an Oral-B. Sonicare / Oral-B Promising review: "Love it! I have used a Sonicare toothbrush for years. I bought the Oral-B when my Sonicare charger broke. The Oral-B handle is smaller than the Sonicare handle and fits my hand better. It's not as awkward to hold. This also makes it better for travel. The best part is how well it works! It feels like the dentist tool that polishes your teeth. Lots of vibration and sensation of rotation. I don't think it fully rotates, but moves back and forth while it vibrates. I like the round brushes as opposed to the oblong kind on the Sonicare. WOW! My teeth feel so much cleaner than with the Sonicare toothbrush. They are also getting whiter. My gums feel healthier, too." —Bugz D.Get it from Amazon for $40. 9. Instead of a Chef's Choice knife sharpener, try a KitchenIQ. Chef's Choice / KitchenIQ Promising review: "This is the best purchase I've ever made for my kitchen. Almost every last one of my kitchen knives were done for. I was shopping Amazon and ready to get a new set when I came across this little beauty. I kid you not, when I say my knives couldn't cleanly cut ANYTHING. And these aren't inexpensive knives... I just never figured out that long cylindrical sharpener stick thing. For an almost-dead knife like mine, I had to do several (or more than several) passes. You could actually see the filings scraping off. After I felt the blades were sharp enough, I passed it twice against the inner white sharpener to finish the blade and voila! I got so excited that I took it to my mother's house and did her kitchen knives, too! For the price you gotta give it a try!" — KSJohannesWe tried this for ourselves in the April edition of Things We Tried, check it out!Get it from Amazon for $6. 10. Instead of an All-Clad cookware set, try a Cuisinart set. All-Clad / Cuisinart Promising review: "After looking at many different brands, the Cuisinart offered everything I was looking for! There are several pieces and each piece has a lid. The lids are glass, which I wanted as well. Nice to view food while cooking. They have stay-cool handles and the cookware is, on the whole, not heavy. It is beautiful in appearance and very functional. It was a hard decision to buy new after using my original stainless steel for more than 50 years, but I couldn't be more pleased!" —Bonnie, Lexington, KYGet a seven-piece set from Amazon for $75. 11. Instead of a Vitamix blender, try a Cleanblend. Vitamix / Cleanblend Promising review: "After much research, and burning through three less-expensive blenders/smoothie machines within a few months, I decided to go for it and try out the Cleanblend. So far it seems well worth the money. We use it pretty much exclusively for protein shakes and smoothies, and it completely liquifies them with no trace of seeds, clumps, powder, or ice after a few seconds of blending. It is also very quiet compared to the lower-level blenders and smoothie makers we have tried." —jennv123Get one from Amazon for $185. 12. Instead of a Hamilton Beach slow cooker, try a Crock-Pot. Hamilton Beach / Crock-Pot Promising review: "This Crock-Pot is so wonderful. It heats up fast and stays hot! The warm feature keeps soups bubbling to perfection and the lid is dishwasher-safe. My last Crock-Pot's lid couldn't be submerged in water, but food particles kept getting in the tiny hole in the lid. This one solved that problem. The dipper is a fun little bonus!" —LettyTGet one from Amazon for $38. 13. Instead of an AKDY shower head, try a Delta 2-in-1. AKDY / Delta Promising review: "I was in the market for a new shower head with a removable handheld wand. I read the total reviews and went for it. So far I'm very satisfied with it. It pulses and you can shut off the water on the wand. The hose is long enough and this works perfectly for giving my dog her baths. It reaches down so I can rinse the shampoo off of her. " —Hugo ReyesGet it from Amazon for $58. 14. Instead of a Nespresso coffee machine, try an Aeropress. Nespresso / Aeropress Promising Review: "I worked at a coffee shop for more than five years and was a finalist in a number of regional barista competitions from California to Missouri. So I have a thing for good coffee, which starts with the roast and purity and temperature of the water. With this brewer, I have made some of the best cups of coffee I've ever had. You can achieve the quality of brewed coffee as with a classic pour-over but in a much more convenient and durable system. It's faster than a crappy Mr. Coffee, easier and more forgiving than a pour over like the Hario V60 and more durable than anything else I've ever used, besides of course a Turkish coffee brewing pot." —Justin M. ScottGet it from Amazon for $30. 15. Instead of a Fissler pressure cooker, try an Instant Pot. Fissler / Instant Pot Promising Review: "I am a senior non-cook, male who was suddenly faced with feeding myself after my wife passed away. The Instant Pot has been a marvelous help. With it I can cook meat (poultry, beef, pork), potatoes, carrots, and, corn all together with excellent results. Everything cooks to perfection within about 30-40 minutes. All I have to do is put the ingredients in the pot, push a button, and leave for about 30 minutes. Voilà! Instant dinner. I have also cooked rice as a kind of breakfast porridge. No problem. Clean up is very easy. Construction appears solid (stainless-steel pot)." —David A.Check out our review of it here.Get it from Amazon for $99. Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.