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    27 Products That Will Basically Do Your Chores For You

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    1. A super cute self-watering planter whose tongue will soak up water to feed your plants so you don't have to.,

    Promising review: "It's a little small, but it works well on a windowsill or on a desk at work. It's really cute and a fun and easy way to take care of a plant if you're normally a plant killer." —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in dog, frog, and panda).

    2. A spinning makeup brush cleaner because cleaning and drying your brushes by hand takes forever, and you have way better things to do. So, why not let this device do the work for you? It swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it's dry.


    It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

    Promising review: "I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I've used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90+ (available in two colors).

    3. An automatic dog and cat feeder so you don't have to base your entire lifestyle around your pets' feeding schedule. The Wi-Fi-enabled bowl links to iPhones, Androids, and Alexa so you can easily feed your pet whether you're miles and miles away or just busy in the next room.

    The automatic pet feeder

    Promising review: "Works great, and I cannot recommend this enough! My cats throw up if they eat too much, so it is great being able to feed them very small amounts (1/8 cup) per feeding, up to 12 times per day. I upgraded to this WiFi model from the non-Wi-fi model and it is quite nice having the option to feed them with a click of a button on my phone. I also bought the splitter adapter that will make it work for two cats. This is a great and inexpensive alternative to buying a second feeder for almost $200. My cats used to fight over the one food bowl, but now that I can have two separate bowls there is no more fighting!" –Beachbum

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95.

    4. And an automatic litter box so when nature has run its course, you won't have to be involved. This bestselling litter box does the dirty work for you, and is designed to sift out clumps so that your cat won't leave a fun trail of litter all over your house.

    Cat exiting the automatic litter box

    Promising review: "The crystals work so well, I didn't think they were using the box, I thought they were just going in and out. I had to witness them using it to believe it. No smell at all!! I will be buying another down the road." –Gloria Silvers

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    5. A rapid egg cooker if you wanna take making breakfast off of your to-do list. This impressive lil' device can make hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in just minutes! It can even make an omelet if you wanna feel fancy without the extra effort.

    The egg cooker surrounded by eggs

    Promising review: "This thing is NO JOKE the easiest thing I've ever used in my life. Pretty sure it's idiot-proof. And I'm an idiot in the kitchen. I love hard-boiled eggs, but I'm the kind of cooking-illiterate person who can't even boil water right. So I bought this puppy, read the directions carefully, got six eggs, and in 15 minutes, the buzzer went off and VOILA! Hard-boiled eggs! I put them all in a bowl of ice water right after the buzzer went off, just for a minute or two (That was a tip in the instructions). That really made the shells come off easily. In one piece even! It was a joy to make these! They were perfectly cooked, nice and yellow in the centers, tasted awesome. I'm gonna make a bunch more and use them as quick snacks. This appliance is so great and cheap! I couldn't believe how well it worked. It's really small and all the pieces are plastic or metal, but it works like a charm, so who cares! A+++++ Highly recommended." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. And a boiled-egg peeler to finish the job and make you wonder why you ever peeled them by hand.


    Just add some water and your hard-boiled egg, then shake until you feel the shell begin to soften. When you see the white of the egg appear, you're ready to take it out of the peeler and slip the shell right off!

    Promising review: "We had several hard-boiled eggs from the same carton, boiled at the same time in the same manner. Peeling the old-fashioned way by hand, the first one took about 10 minutes to peel. Then I remembered my recent purchase of the egg peeler. Honestly, I was doubtful, but it was worth a try. It was AMAZING! It does exactly what it says and works so well that the entire shell usually comes off in one or two pieces. And the egg itself is pristine. I'm very pleased with this purchase!" —Teresa EE

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors).

    7. A robot vacuum that'll actually do an efficient job so you can read a book, sip a lil' cocktail, and take a load off while it scoots around and does the work for you.

    The robot vacuum next to a sleeping child

    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $219.98+ (available in two colors).

    8. A robot lawn mower if yard work is your arch nemesis. It's totally customizable so you can set a schedule and tell it where to go and where not to go. It handles obstacles and narrow pathways with ease, detects rain to avoid cutting wet grass, and even knows to return to its charger when it's finished like a good little robot.

    The robot lawn mower sitting in the grass

    This device is on the pricier side, but it'll save a lot of time and effort on your part and will save money in the long run if you rely on a service for your yard needs.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my WORX Landriod M! The Landroid is reliable, a time saver, and is a must for anyone looking to automate routine lawn care. As a new homeowner fencing in the back yard for our dogs was a high priority. Shortly after I invested in a variety of WORX tools including a lawnmower, hydroshot, trimmer and blower. While these tools are exactly what I needed to perfectly manicure my lawn, I soon sought another option to handle my back yard duties. This led me to purchase the WORX Landroid and this was the perfect solution for me.

    It really was as easy as setting the boundary wire and charging base, following the easy prompts and directions to connect your Landroid to WIFI and downloading the app to control scheduling and receive updates. No longer do I worry about setting time aside during the weekend for mowing. I simply set the app and schedule the Landroid to work when I want it to. Currently I have my schedule set to three days a week and my back yard stays at a consistent height and always looks nice. The app is very easy to use and I get updates throughout the day if there are any complications or rain delays. The Landroid is smart enough to charge itself at its base, pause work during rain, and navigate obstacles and uneven terrain. I also like that the charging base is small and that the Landroid is very quiet while it is working.

    I would recommend the Landroid to anyone seeking to minimize mowing time, but does not want to fully delegate lawn care to a landscaping company. The Landroid provides that consistent well-kept look which is perfect for those who are busy working or traveling.

    With the combination of functionality and sleek design it’s hard not to love!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $973.48+ (available in four styles).

    9. A pair of dusting slippers ingeniously designed so you can keep your floors clean just by walking around.

    Model wearing the slippers

    Promising review: "This is my second pair of slippers. I use them at home on my laminate flooring. They help to keep the floors clean, work great for quick spot cleaning, and are durable if you wash them frequently. They are also quiet, which was my main motivator. Plus you can do the 'Risky Business' slide." —DanielDJr.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.66 (available in sizes 6–9).

    10. An automatic pan stirrer with a built-in timer so you can stop avoiding those recipes that call for lengthy continuous stirring.

    The three-pronged stirrer in a pan

    Promising review: "Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!" —Luvdvm

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    11. Or a hands-free pot stirrer because spending a half hour stirring a pot of soup doesn't sound like the best use of your time when you could just let this magic device take over.

    Promising review: "I enjoy soups and puddings but hate to stand at the stove for 30 minutes or whatever making sure the milk doesn't burn. The StirMATE solved my problem. I would recommend this item to everyone who cooks; what a great help in the kitchen." —Mary Jarvis

    Get it from Amazon for $64.85.

    12. A microwave pasta maker if you wanna avoid the stove altogether and actually still end up with perfect al dente pasta. Just insert noodles and water, stick it in the microwave, and you'll have delicious pasta in minutes. No mess, sticking, or hassle!


    Promising review: "I love pasta, but I hate *making* pasta. Too many pots, pans, strainer, cleanup, etc. Forget it. And after a long day at work when I am craving pasta, all I want to do is eat right away. This pasta cooker cooked pasta better than I have ever cooked pasta in my life. I am Italian, so as you can imagine I have eaten (and made myself) a LOT of pasta. This product is a game changer. It was extremely easy to use, cooked quickly, and it came out PERFECTLY. Not over cooked, a little al dente, but not firm. Perfection. Now I have no excuse not to cook pasta for myself (and my husband) practically every day. BUY THIS. It will change your life." —Hope Lanza

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Read more on this microwave pasta cooker here.

    13. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets that'll make your stainless steel thermos look (and smell) brand new with no scrubbing required!

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    14. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets, because when your dishwasher is dirty SO ARE YOUR DISHES. If you find that your dishes are less than sparkling even after they've gone through a full cycle (or you're noticing an unpleasant odor from the part of your kitchen where the dishwasher lives), it might be time to give these a try.

    Reviewer photo showing a cup and silverware before and after using the cleaning tablets

    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: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. An eyeliner wing stamp if you wanna save a little time instead of drawing them by hand.,

    Promising review: "I really like the eyeliner and the stamp. The stamp is easy to use. The eyeliner goes on smooth with minimal effort or pressure. Both eyeliner and stamp are smudge-proof and don't run or smear during the day. I’m very happy with the product. I would recommend your product to others." —April Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

    16. A PhoneSoap smartphone sanitizer that'll sanitize and charge your phone at the same time! Just set your phone inside the case and the UV light will zap 99.99% of the germs hanging around. No more anxiously wiping it down with different cleaners and praying they won't destroy your screen.

    A black square case (the size of a large tablet but way thicker) is sitting on a surface. It has a lid which is open. The case has a phone (looks like a droid) sitting inside of it with a blue screen.

    Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use, it looked great and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    17. A portable, hands free Bissell SpotBot that'll take care of stains all on its own, doing all the spraying, scrubbing, brushing, and suctioning that you definitely don't feel like doing yourself.

    It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "I have an older pug and he has always been good, but I knew one day this machine would be brought out. I had it nine months before my first use. He got sick one week, and I literally used the machine about 12 times in a week. All I can say is Bissell knocked it our of the park with this. It’s amazing. It cleans so well. It is the simplest machine I have ever used that does so much. It is well designed. Quick setup. And clean up. It does all the work for you. And it does a fantastic job. I love it. Worth every penny. I’ll never be without one. If you are on the fence, buy it. I can’t believe how good this machine works. And the design is flawless. The tanks are so easy to fill. And clean for storage. And if it can clean 100% of what we had this week. It can clean anything!!! Like it never even happened. Thank you Bissell!!!" —David

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (originally $179.99).

    18. A garbage disposal cleaner to keep your sink from smelling foul without having to get up close and personal with last week's rotten veggies.

    The cleaner bubbling in the drain

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.78.

    19. A manual food chopper that's here to simplify your meal prepping. Forget dragging out the cutting board and chopping your veggies one by one when you can just toss 'em in this device and pull the cord.

    Model's hands pulling back on the handle and holding down the device while it chops up some greens

    Promising review: "This is an absolutely wonderful product and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't like to spend time chopping their veggies. I was awestruck by how powerful and simple the device is. It has very sharp blades. It is very easy to pull the handle all the way. I thought it might be tiring to keep pulling the handle but it wasn't. It was surprisingly very easy. I used it to chop up onions and tomatoes. This is a small device. I would say you could easily chop up one small/medium-sized onion with it or half of a large-sized onion at a time. It takes about five to six pulls and 30 seconds to get absolutely finely chopped onions. You can make a puree/salsa of the tomatoes. Obviously, you can't chop the tomatoes, which is understandable. The product is also very easy to wash. All in all, I loved this device and will be using it very often! :) I think it's a must-buy for people who want to cut their veggies efficiently." —Lavanya

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

    20. A laser cat toy for those moments when your cat has way more energy for fun and games than you do. This'll keep your kitties occupied for long periods of time, and some pet owners even say their dogs are obsessed with it too!

    The laser cat toy

    Promising review: "This is a must-have for dogs and cats. This thing is like crack to my dog! lol. He cries and begs to turn this on all day every day. Press the button once to start it with a solid light. Press it again to shut it off. Press the button again to turn it on with a blinking light. It zig-zags left to right and up and down. It randomly stops for a second every five seconds or so." –Jerry

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    21. A dual breakfast sandwich maker that can cook two sandwiches in FIVE MINUTES if you want a quick sammy, but don't feel like, ya know, making it yourself. Plus, all the removable parts are dishwasher-safe to make it extra convenient.

    Two sandwiches cooking in the maker surrounded by bread, bagels, eggs, ham, and more.

    Promising review: "Winner! This is such a great gadget, and I don't normally like gadgets; I usually prefer the old ways of doing things, but this tool allows me to get my kids fed and out of the house in the morning so much faster and with less mess and clean up! I was worried about how easy this would be to clean, but the inserts come out so easily and are dishwasher-safe, so it's a breeze. I don't see this thing leaving my counter ever." —jo

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    22. A Vitamix FoodCycler to make composting so much easier. It turns your food scraps into fertilizer with just the touch of a button, and uses a carbon filter lid to make the whole process odorless. Reducing food waste is a lot more convenient with this handy device.

    Promising review: "I have had this item for a couple of weeks and absolutely love it. It does take up some counter space, but fortunately I have a place in the laundry room and just use it there. It is almost silent and my garbage has been reduced by about 80% to 90%. It is super easy to assemble and use (just press power button). And then VOILA! Your food waste has been reduced to a cup or two which can be used in the garden directly from the composter. My food waste generally cycles completely through in about three to four hours. Truly, this is one of the best appliances I have ever owned. It is in almost constant use since my diet is whole food, plant based and hasn’t missed a beat so far. Highly recommended!" —Karen Adkisson

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    23. A grill cleaning robot that can clean a BBQ like nobody's business. Seriously, humans are no match for this thing. If you or anyone you know grills on the reg, this may be a worthy investment.

    The grill cleaning robot

    Promising review: "This thing really works. My wife cleans an AirBnB rental with a BBQ. No matter how many times the owners ask people to clean grill, they don't. My wife has about a five-hour window between reservations to get the place clean. Cleaning a BBQ grill can easily take 30 to 60 minutes. But, not with this thing. Hit the button three times, which gives you 30 minutes, drop it on the grill, put the lid down and voila your grill is cleaned. The surface of the grill looks almost new. It's almost a miracle. The brushes get quite a beating, but luckily it's only $11 for a replacement set. How could you go wrong with this thing? I am buying a second one for my BBQ grills on the patio.

    Update: I bought my second one this week. My wife quit cleaning the AirBnB house, but gifted the GrillBot to the owners because it saves so much time and does such a good job. I can't live without my GrillBot." —Terry Ball

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in two colors).

    24. A speedy oven cleaner designed to blast through baked-on crud, so all you have to do is easily wipe it clean.,

    If your oven is in need of a deep, deep clean, you may need to let this cleaner sit longer, but it'll do a heck of a job lifting all the barnacles of food bits that are crusted on your oven.

    Promising review: "This oven cleaner works really well. I cleaned my oven that had some terrible food spills and the oven ended up spotless. This does not have a strong overpowering odor like other oven cleaners and breaks down grease really fast." —Nia K.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    25. A CHEF iQ smart pressure cooker you'll wanna use every time it's your turn to make dinner. You can connect it to your phone via the CHEF iQ app to control and monitor your settings and discover guided recipes that'll send their precise parameters straight to your cooker. It does most of the work, using a built in scale, smart sensors, auto pressure release, 1000+ presets, and more to make cooking a breeze!

    The CHEF iQ on a counter
    CHEF iQ

    Promising review: "I love my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore." —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    26. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner to loosen up all of those splatters that have been there for way too long so you can just wipe them right off with a paper towel. Easy peasy!

    Just add water and vinegar, and place this gadget in the microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors).

    27. And a robot window cleaner so wiping down the windows can stop being your job. Reviewers also use it to clean their shower walls, mirrors, and even their floors if you're really trying to knock out a bunch of tasks with one device!,

    The Gladwell Gecko Robot Window Cleaner uses AI to clean every inch of your windows and is especially handy if you can't reach the tops of your tall windows. It comes with an app so you can control it from your phone.

    Promising review: "This product is sooooo cool! I live in the desert and my windows need constant cleaning to keep the dust away. I don't even need to spray my windows with cleaner unless there are fingerprints — and even then it’s not always needed. I sit the Gecko on the window while I vacuum or do laundry. It beeps when it’s done and then I move it to the next window. Extremely simple!" —Karen Kline

    Get it from Amazon for $199.95.

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