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    35 Problem-Solving Items For The Annoying Little Issues You Pretend Don't Exist

    Because you don't have to live with deodorant marks on your shirt or foggy glasses.

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    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 spackle kit for small hole repairs so you can quickly patch up all those nail holes before your lease ends and ensure you get that deposit back. 💰

    This kit contains spackle, primer, a putty knife, and a sanding pad!

    Promising review: "I slipped in the shower the other day and grabbed my towel bar outside of it so as not to die. Doing so, I ripped the bar off the wall, including the screws and anchors, so I had four small but kind of nasty holes in my wall. I've never done any sort of drywall repair/spackling, etc., and I figured, for under $10 with all I could need, this would do the job. I applied the spackle, smoothed it with the flat end of the tube, and allowed it to dry. I was able to sand it smooth and then paint over the spackle. It looks fine now. I give it 5 stars for convenience." —John J. Connelly Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    2. A pack of Avarelle Acne Cover Patches formulated with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.

    A reviewer showing the circular patches with white gunk on them

    Promising review: "I love this product! Whenever I have a pimple that is ready to burst (whitehead), I put one of these stickers on for a day and BOOM, it flattens and sucks up all that yucky junk. It feels really comfortable and can be barely noticeable if you have a small pimple that needs to be removed. There were times where I wore these out to school. Great product!" —Jenny

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    3. An aromatherapy migraine stick — it can help you combat migraines and tension headaches right away. Apply it to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck and you'll actually be able to get through the rest of the day.

    A reviewer showing the small tube

    You may need more or less of a swipe, depending on how strong your headache is.

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything: OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor, etc.This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    BTW, my colleague Katy Herman wrote an in-depth review of the migraine stick that has some additional deets.

    4. Or an acupressure device that'll apply pressure to the LI4 point on your hand in order to provide tension and headache relief throughout the day.

    A reviewer showing a clip in between their thumb and forefinger

    FYI, although this product has been helpful for thousands of users, many did note that it didn't work for them or it didn't fit properly and kept sliding off. Some reviewers also mentioned that it was uncomfortable to wear. So just be aware that it may not be for everyone, and you should always consult a doctor if you're experiencing severe or consistent migraines. 

    Promising review: "I get frequent headaches and have utilized the acupressure spot in the past with my own fingers and found relief. But my fingers would soon start hurting from keeping the pressure. This little tool takes care of that problem. It doesn't make my headaches disappear completely but it definitely reduces the pain." —Kai

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors and three sizes).

    5. A colorful beaded face mask chain so you can easily take your mask on and off when going into a store or restaurant, without misplacing it or struggling to dig it out of the bottom of your bag.

    Firefly Feeling Bright / Etsy

    Firefly Feeling Bright is a small jewelry business based in Florida.

    Promising review: "Nice quality, good chain length, and fun colors! Glad I purchased two (one for my home and one I keep in my car)." —dianecely

    Get it from Firefly Feeling Bright on Etsy for $7+ (available in sets of one, three, and five; find more colors on the shop's page).

    6. A jewelry-cleaning stick that'll restore your bling and have it looking like it did when it was first purchased.

    A reviewer showing a dull green ring looking brighter and clearer after using the stick

    Promising review: "This little pen brush is incredible! I wasn't sure if it would work well on my emerald engagement ring, since it's mostly advertised for diamonds, but I thought I'd give it a try. I have been wearing the ring since getting engaged in October, and even though I had it cleaned at the jeweler's in April, it just didn't seem as bright as it was when it was new, and I thought it would just always be a little cloudy. But after cleaning it once with the Dazzle Stik, I was blown away by the difference — it looks as bright and sparkly as when I first got it! I'm so glad I didn't buy an ultrasonic cleaner, since this is so much less expensive and easier and gentler. It took me less than a minute to clean, and I can do it whenever I want! And it's honestly better than when the jeweler cleaned it. So thrilled!" —KFray

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A streak-free anti-fog spray, because it's incredibly annoying when your mask is causing your glasses to keep fogging up repeatedly while you're out running errands.

    A reviewer wearing goggles and full mouth gear that don't look fogged up

    This product is meant for non-antireflective–coated lenses. And make sure you apply it correctly in order for it to work properly: Spray a bit on *both* sides of your lenses, then use your fingers to rub it in (across the full surface of the lens). Let it sit for 60 seconds, then wipe with a soft, dry cloth. 

    Promising review: "I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to reapply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean, dry, lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future." —Tonya Crippen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A bottle of Bio-Oil to help make scars and marks vanish before your eyes. It's formulated with vitamins A and E, chamomile, sunflower, and lavender oils for an anti-inflammatory combination that works for all skin types.,

    Promising review: "I bought this for my scars but because of the current COVID-19 crisis I have been washing my hands so much that they are painfully dry. Hand cream hasn't helped enough so I decided to use the Bio-Oil on them and even after the first application they felt SO much better! I'm glad I bought the big bottle!" —L. Strand

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A foot file so you can scrape off the dead skin and calluses that keep getting caught on your socks and make your feet soft and smooth again.

    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them! This is all you need!!! I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    10. A insulated soundproofing strip to stick to the outer rims of your door and muffle the distracting noises coming from your family when you're trying to work from home.

    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation, I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four colors).

    11. An odor-eliminating Pet House candle that'll freshen up your home when your pup is a littleeee over do for their bath. This will help knock out that "wet dog" smell until you have a chance to get your doggo clean.

    A lit transparent glass candle in the Lavender Green Tea scent

    Elizabeth, an editor here at BuzzFeed, tried this candle out and while it kept her space with a dog smelling ~divine~, she also notes that it's great for any other weird smells in your home, too (like strong smells from food). Read her full review on the Pet House candles to learn more!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised with these candles — the powerful scent enveloped my kitchen and part of my entrance hall, that's how potent this beautiful scent is. I chose to use the vanilla crème brûlée — wow wow wow. Absolutely amazing. Not once do you think that this is a pet odor eliminator candle as the scent envelopes my ground floor with a warm fuzzy happy feeling. Which we all need during this worldwide lockdown." —Maria Puzone

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in packs of one or two and in 20 scents).

    12. And a pet urine stain–removing spray to eliminate both the smell and the spots left behind when your pet has yet another accident.

    A person spraying the bottle on a carpet

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh...of course my cat decides to go on a PEE SPREE during the COVID pandemic when we are stuck inside our home for days on end!!!!! My cat peed on my mattress, the carpet, and two couches, and since the state went on lockdown, we couldn't have a carpet/upholstery place come in to clean (and even then, they couldn't guarantee anything against CAT URINE, which they say is the worst possible stain/odor to remove). This was our only hope. Well. This worked. It WORKED, PEOPLE. I sprayed the mattress down, soaked it good, soaked a rag in the stuff and laid it on top to THOROUGHLY saturate it. Then I soaked up as much of the residual and let it air dry. and then I BURIED my face in there, punched the mattress to see if any stink 'poofed' up into my face...and nope. Only the wonderful bubblegum type scent of this spray was left. So I'm totally happy." —AmazonReviewerJen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A set of lace bands that'll protect your thighs from the pains of chafing when you want to wear a skirt and not have painful welts form on your inner thighs., Amazon

    Reviewers recommend ordering down a size if you're in between sizes so the bands stay put.

    Promising review: "If you suffer from a little bit of 'chub rub' you need these. I wore these in 100-degree heat in Las Vegas under a skirt and had NO problems. They didn't fall or roll, weren't too hot, and best of pain no chaffing! I'm buying another pair for sure because I know I'll wear the first pair out now that I can wear skirts again with out having to wear hot shapewear under them!" —AJ

    Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–3XL and in 17 colors).

    14. A set of three drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

    A drill with the three-inch brush attached sitting next to one panel of a shower door that's dirty and caked with buildup and soap scum; and another panel that's completely clean and transparent

    Promising review: "Seriously, I have never wanted to clean our toilets as much as I do now. These little brushes have gotten off years of stains and water scum from our glass shower doors in just a few minutes. I would have never been able to get them even a fraction as clean by hand. We had stains in the toilets from our well water that I thought were permanent. Turns out that they were easily erased with this handy little brush. Our grout is sparkling again and my husband thinks I have lost my mind with the drill. I have actually been walking around the house looking for things to clean with this. They even cleaned our birdcages immediately with just water and no chemicals at all. What a great Amazon find!!" —Happy Yogi

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    15. A tube of Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to use daily that'll protect skin from the sun and provide moisture, without the annoying white residue that is usually left behind.

    Hands applying some of the sunscreen from the tube

    Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black woman–owned business that was founded in Miami in 2016. The brand's products are cruelty free and formulated without parabens or other harmful chemicals.

    Promising review: "I know as women of color we worry about that ashy/white cast type of look when we put on sunscreen or looking oily, but this sunscreen doesn’t cause either one of those things to happen. It blends into the skin very well immediately, it doesn’t have that sterling sunscreen smell and a little goes a very long way. I highly recommend!" —Kayla

    Get it from Target for $15.99.

    16. A fabric defuzzer for safely removing fuzz, lint, and pilling from your favorite sweatshirt.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of a sweater with pilling on it and all of the pilling gone

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors and two styles).

    17. A Burst Sonic electric toothbrush so your smile can shine brighter than ever before, without making your hand cramp from all the scrubbing.

    Burst Oral Care

    This toothbrush has 33,000 sonic vibrations that make brushing SO much less of a chore. It has a two-minute timer that even notifies you every 30 seconds so you know when to move to another section of your mouth. Plus, it has a one-month battery life! The toothbrush comes with a USB wall adapter, USB charging base, a travel case, and every 90 days you will be billed $7 for a replacement brush head (you can cancel any time).

    Promising review: "My teeth have never felt so clean from just a sonic oral care toothbrush. I’ve been using this toothbrush for a few weeks now and I could already see a huge difference. My teeth are visibly whiter. I’d recommend Burst to anyone. My teeth feel like I just went to the dentist for a cleaning!" —Tori

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99+ (originally $89.98+; available in three colors).

    18. A steel citronella garden torch to keep the mosquitos away when you're trying to enjoy a relaxing evening in your backyard or on your porch. Getting a million itchy bug bites will definitely kill the vibe.

    An image of a steel citronella garden torch

    Promising review: "We bought four of these to put around our deck for our daughter's graduation party. Not only did they keep away the bugs, but they also added that extra lighting we needed and looked beautiful at night. We love them and use them every night. We can enjoy our deck to the fullest." —Deann

    Get it from Lowe's for $11.28.

    19. A self-adhesive door draft stopper to block the cold air that is invading your space and ruining your perfectly cozy evening. It can also help to keep out sound, light, and pests.

    A close up of the white plastic rectangular draft stopper on the bottom of a door; it's about 2 inches wide, 1 inch on the door, the other covering the gap

    Promising review: "It kept all the drafts away for sure. It also keeps heat and AC temperatures in rooms comfortably. I actually saw a difference with my utility bill. I highly recommend this and it was easy to put on — it was done in literally three seconds!" —Ph0t0gm0m

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

    20. A lightweight bralette so you can have comfort and support without an annoying underwire poking you. It's available in 12 neutral colors and they even have a "find your shade" tool to help you find your skin tone match. No more settling for a "nude" bra that isn't actually nude at all.

    model wearing bralette
    Nude Barre

    Nude Barre is a Black woman–owned small biz that sells inclusive undergarments. 

    Promising review: "I love this. It's extremely comfy, I forget that I have it on. I often have trouble with cups being too small in bralettes, but I don't spill out of these." —Noelle D.

    Get it from Nude Barre for $25 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 12 colors). 

    21. A bottle of Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo mist for anyone who hates to leave the gym with super-sweaty hair. Just spritz this after your workout and it'll use a combo of white-bamboo extract and silica to help absorb oil and refresh your hair., Sephora

    Promising review: "I was SO excited to use this product and it definitely lived up to the hype. I've used the BB Pret products for years, but this is particularly good for post-workout hair issues (yes, even after really sweaty workouts!). Air-drying works great, but a quick blow-dry to speed up the process also works wonders." —EVRE813

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    22. A mold and mildew remover, because those tubs and showers can get gross within the blink of an eye. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for seven to eight hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required!

    A reviewer's before: the corner of a shower, with mold in both the caulk and grout and after: the same corner, with all but a few specks of the mold gone

    Promising review: "My shower is old and disgusting. This product cleaned up all the mold so quickly and made it look almost brand new again!" —M

    Get it from Amazon for for $12.99 (also available as a pack of three for $34.99).

    23. A pair of adjustable elastic laces to turn your sneakers into convenient slip-ons without ruining their look. Plus, you won't have to worry about the laces coming untied while you're out for a jog.


    Promising review: "These have blown me away. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. With these, I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tension. They're stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to allow my feet out when I try to get them off. The Lock Laces make the entire boot feel more comfortable, with good support all around, without the rigidity and pressure points." —John C

    Get a pair from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 12 colors).

    24. Double cereal dispensers helpful for kids (and adults) to get the perfect serving of cereal. It'll keep the cereal fresh, it looks super chic, and it will get those bulky boxes out of your pantry.

    The cereal dispenser

    Promising review: "It looks great in my kitchen! Easy to put together, took me kids love it because it's easy to dispense their cereal and other goodies. It fits well on my kitchen counter and does not take up a lot of space. I recommend this to anyone with children or just to bring some cute decor to your kitchen counter area." —Adelfa

    Get it from Wayfair for $26.24+ (originally $40.99+; available in four colors).

    25. A tongue scraper guaranteed to remove grossness from your tongue that you didn't even realize was there.

    Promising review: "Oh my god I need everyone to know this tongue scraper is LIFE CHANGING! The past few months I’ve noticed a weird white/grayish look to my tongue and have had bad breath which I’ve tried everything to control. I saw this on BuzzFeed and figured, why not give it a try. Literally the first time I used it, I could see such a major difference. Not to be too gross but I could visibly witness all the gunk being removed from my tongue. I couldn’t look away. The next morning I could tell that it worked. I had ZERO bad breath and my mouth wasn’t so dry. This product truly is life changing. And so easy to use. You just hold the cleaner with either one hand or both and just gently scrape your tongue. It’s painless and super user friendly." —Katelyn Foehner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. A pair of fragrance- and chemical-free odor eliminators you can stick right into your shoes chilling by the door to avoid any smelly aromas.

    Small charcoal bags sticking out of a variety of shoes

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes, so I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. OK, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    Check out our full review of Moso Natural Mini Air Purifying Bag Shoe Deodorizers.

    27. Some wart-removing pads to finally get rid of those annoying, itchy, and sometimes painful warts on your hands or feet. You don't deserve to live in discomfort, and these will help!,

    Promising review: "This stuff works! I’ve never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! Eww, embarrassing! So I got the freeze off and thought 'This has to work!' Nope! I tried the freeze off three times and nothing! I than realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to removed and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!" —Audrey N.

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96+ (available in 14- and 20-count and packs of one and two).

    28. A septic-safe jetted tub system cleaner so you can get the junk out of your tub and actually be able to have a nice, relaxing bubble bath. There can be plenty of dirt and dead skin cells hiding in those jets and they have no business sticking around. Simply run your water, pour in some cleaner, and start your jets.

    reviewer's dirty tub before getting cleaned / the tub full of bubbles and visible dirt and rust / the tub after being cleaned looking shiny and stain-free

    And it takes just 15 minutes to see results!

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I am relentless about cleaning my tub because I use it so often. Before I purchased this, I used the typical homemade recipe of bleach and powdered dishwashing soap. I’d have to run two or three cycles to get it crystal clear. One cycle with this stuff, 15 minutes, and the results are amazing! I first ran my tub with the solution, then drained it and wiped it down with a sponge. When I refilled the tub up and reran the jets, I kid you not the water was CRYSTAL CLEAR! I’m so impressed!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon: a bottle good for four cleans for $16.99, or a gallon good for 64 cleans for $59.99.

    29. A pack of deodorant remover sponges, because no one likes when you're wearing a cute black top and you try your hardest not to get any deodorant on it and then SOMEHOW those white streaks still appear.

    You don't even need to use water with these sponges! Just swipe them around and over the area, and watch the stain slowly disappear.

    Promising review: "I’m honestly completely amazed. I have — no, I *had* tons of shirts with deodorant stains on the armpits. It was when my favorite black cashmere sweater got some really horrible ones which made it impossible to wear that I looked for a solution. This was that solution. Five or six swipes with one of these and it was gone. I can wear my sweater again!" —Morgan

    Get a pack of two sponges from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A multi-compartment cable and electronics organizing case to keep your phone cords, camera batteries, and SD cards untangled, undamaged, and easy to find.

    Promising review: "I really love that it is more of a case instead of just flat. It was a little bit flimsy until I put the divider pieces in. It holds a LOT; after putting in what I needed I had room left over. I love the deep section on the bottom that allows for thicker cords or just bigger things you want to keep in one place. I had everything just thrown in a drawer and couldn't take it anymore. Now when I need something I know exactly where it is and it's so much easier to get to, no untangling cords from each other. I love this case, it really is a great organizer." —Teresa W

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    31. A set of extra-large wool dryer balls that'll help your laundry dry 25% faster and feel much softer so you don't always feel the need to run everything through the dryer more than once.

    A glass vase with the three large white wool balls

    These Woolzies dryer balls are hypoallergenic and made in New Zealand. They're even safe for people with wool allergies. Celsious is a Black woman–owned and environmentally focused online shop based in Brooklyn, New York. They also run a laundromat!

    Get them from Celsius for $20 (available in white and gray).

    32. A pack of LED dimming sheets to dim 50–80% of light (and can be layered for increased dimming) so the little dot of light coming from your TV or computer doesn't get in the way of your beauty rest.

    A graphic showing small black circular stickers covering a monitor light

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly, I know, but I like my room pitch black and cavelike. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape but this product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 stickers in different shapes and sizes from Amazon for $7.49.

    33. A cute crop sweatshirt with a satin-lined hood for anyone who loves to wear a hood, but worries about their hair getting frizzy. The high-grade satin helps promote moisture retention in your hair and protects it against breakage.

    Kin Apparel

    Kin Apparel is a Black woman–owned brand founded by haircare content creator Philomina Kane. Her hoodie line is inspired by her Ghanaian culture and her passion for natural haircare.

    Get it from Kin Apparel for $74.99 (available in unisex sizes S–4XL).

    34. A sleep sound machine to drowned out the noise of your upstairs neighbors moving around at 2 a.m.

    The sound machine in black

    Promising review: "We've had a few different sleep machines over the years and this is by far the best we've had. It has great features, like turning off the display lights and saving the volume setting, but I think the sound quality and recordings are the best reasons to buy this machine. The sound really fills the area and even sounds 'separated,' like the birds almost sound like they're coming from a different part of the room. There are plenty of sounds to choose from. I like the feature of being able to add more elements to the same sound with the 'richness' feature. For example, you can have a meadow sound with soft wind and crickets or you can juice it up with birds added and a stronger wind. It gives you more options with essentially the same basic sound. Highly recommended if you're looking for a high-quality machine!" —Bryan Gardiner

    Get it from Amazon for $64.93+ (available in two designs and two colors).

    35. And a microwave pasta maker that'll make it super easy to enjoy a yummy pasta dinner when you just don't have the energy to boil the water, stir the pasta, and do all those extra steps. Dinner will be served in a fraction of the time (and energy).

    It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man... I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big cleanup afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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