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    36 Innovative Products That Are Next-Level Genius

    "It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT I TELL YOU! GENIUS I SAY!" — Yzma, you, and me

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    1. A stainless steel insert that'll transform your charcoal grill into a PIZZA OVEN. Yes, you can make pizza on your grill, and dinner is at your house!


    Promising review: "I really researched and shopped around before I purchased this from Amazon. I cooked my first pizza on it and it came out like a pro!! We will be using this especially during the summer as it pretty much stay in the triple digits here (the Mojave Desert). I cannot believe it took less than 10 minutes to bake an entire pizza. I recommend that you go to the KettlePizza website to get pointers from some of the celebrity chefs that they have videos of. These pointers really did help me to cook a perfect pizza!" —Kim Suzanne

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95.

    2. Super strong magnetic strips designed to hang beer bottles and keep them off your shelf so there is more room in your fridge. I mean, this is the kind of six pack I'm striving for in 2019., Amazon

    Promising review: "Of all the things I have bought that I didn't need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well, this solution is more fun. They float and technically it does make a tiny bit of extra space under the beer for small thinks like cheese or something." —AbbyValentine

    Get two magnet strips (holds a six pack) from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. An automatic pan stirrer your arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.


    Promising review: "I am a gadget queen and usually don't like the product after I waste my money on it. But this is a keeper that I love to use and to give as gifts." —Christy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    4. A portable, all-in-one golf cleaner with a scrub pad, towel, brass groove cleaners, and spray bottle for a ~hole-in-one~ cleaning right there on the spot.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This cleaner is so convenient and works really well. I gave it to my husband for Father's Day and we finally had a chance to get out on the course last weekend. The scrub pad gets off stubborn dirt and grass stains and the towel is handy to have right there. All the little gizmos on it are so useful! I would highly recommend for any golfer or to gift to a golfing friend or family member." —Karen

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95 or Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A liquid plastic melding tool to fix all those frayed cords and broken household items.

    The Grommet

    Fix circuit boards, toys, glasses, and more. One side spits out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light that dries the bond when you're ready to finish up the repair job.

    Promising review: "I had a piece of china that could not be replaced and no glue had been able to fix it. I will say that I went to the website as noted in the enclosed instructions and that 'sealed' it for me!! I followed every procedure and now I have not only fixed my broken china but another broken memento that was made of glass and a ceramic piece that is now fixed. I am not a handy person in the least but I love this gadget." —Marcia

    Get it from The Grommet for $11.95 or Amazon for $17.99.

    6. A cool gadget that can turn freshly brewed hot coffee (or any non-carbonated drink, such as wine and whiskey) into an iced one in a matter of minutes — without watering it down.

    The Grommet

    All you have to do is fill it with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher safe!

    Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

    7. A delightful AeroGarden so you can finally grow your very own fresh herbs (and keep them alive!) in the comfort of your own home.


    It uses energy-efficient LED lights that automatically turn on and off, and handy little feed/water reminders to ensure you're successful at growing your plants! It also includes Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's, for $189.99 (available in three colors).

    Read our full review on the AeroGarden.

    8. A no-spill paint tray with a handle for convenient holding, and a fabric liner that ensures the only place your paint ends up is on the wall.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I've tried lots of paint gadgets...who hasn't? Painting is a pain. This is the first that really delivers and makes the chore a LOT easier. Using it is a breeze. It does exactly what it's supposed to do and virtually eliminates drips stemming from can lips or spills from trying to handhold a paint tray. Going up and down ladders? A cinch. What surprised me the most was how easily it cleans up. The little squeegee provided is so well designed it fits every angle of the tray to help get excess paint back in the can, minimize waste and greatly speed up cleaning. If you are a painter you simply need this. $20 well spent." —Mark

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.99, and get refillable liners for $11.99.

    9. A temperature controlled insulated mug for keeping your beverages and leftovers hot all day, whether you're backpacking across the mountains or sitting at your desk.


    The mug is powered by a rechargeable battery so you can control the temperature from hot to boiling — which means you could literally steep some tea in the middle of the woods if you wanted to! And because this is 2019, there is, of course, an app so everything can be done off of your phone.

    Promising review: "Ive been looking for various ways to save money at work as I'm always on the road and either have to eat cold food or eat at restaurants which adds up quick. I came across the Cauldryn and it works like a charm to cook soups. I also use it to keep my ice coffee cold (not a big fan of hot coffee in summer) and it keeps it cooler than any other cup I've tried. Was a bit skeptical about trying this cup but I'm glad I did — from heating and cooling drinks to cooking, I don't know what else you could ask of a cup." —Daniel T.

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    10. A portable solar-powered light and charger that can actually inflate/deflate, making it ideal to bring along on all your outdoor adventures.


    Promising review: "Love these lights. I can charge my iPhone 5S from 14% to 100% in about an hour. The quality of light is a bright warm flood and not the cool blue LED look. They are very lightweight and are replacing all my camping lanterns. They will not sit flat due to the inflation valves and USB port, so they do not provide great side light but as an overhead flood they are awesome." —Kaztheatre

    Get it from Amazon for $27.80.

    11. A collapsible colander with extendable handles to conveniently catch food scraps, wash fruits and veggies, and save room in jam-packed cabinets. A space-and-time-saving product? Sign me up.


    Promising review: "This is awesome! Large enough for two pounds of pasta and lots of veggies. It's easy to clean and easy to fold. Spend a few extra bucks to get this vs. other colanders. The shape makes it easier to return contents to pots without mess on stove! Trust me! And it prevents pasta coming in contact with sink germs." —Kath B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    12. A baggy rack that can clip to bags and prop them up so you can get all your leftovers safely inside without the fuss of spills.


    Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!" –LV

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.96+.

    13. A brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em — all in less than a minute. And to even think we've been cleaning our brushes BY HAND this entire time.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $49.95.

    14. A USB lightbulb adapter because we will no longer accept hunching over the side of the bed just to reach our phone while it's charging. Now, you can utilize all your chargers (short and long). <3

    The Grommet

    Promising review:"I can't say enough good things about this charger. I originally was charging my phone rooms away. Now I can charge my phone in the living room while I'm reading or watching TV. The handy switch on the side allows me to turn off the light from the lamp and reduce TV glare while maintaining the power to charge the phone. I wish I had this sooner. Kudos to the inventor." —Carmela

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95.

    15. Heat-resistant toaster bags for reheating sandwiches, fries, and other should-be crispy foods the RIGHT way — aka, not in the microwave where they tragically turn soggy. You can also make a quick grilled cheese with these things, you're welcome.


    It will ALSO keep your toaster clean and free from a crumb takeover. Not to mention these are a great way to prevent cross-contamination when there's a gluten-free member in the home. Each bag can be washed with soap and water and used up to 100 times.

    Promising review: "I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast, rolls, or anything that will fit in the slot even if it has jelly or spread. It doesn't hurt the toaster and the food comes out warm." —mare36

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A silicone place mat that'll suction to the table so your kiddo has no chance of throwing their food as you turn your head away for a nanosecond.


    Promising review: "It sticks to a table or hard surface very well, as long as it's placed over a solid piece. Easy to clean and harder for my kid to throw! Certainly not impossible as he figured out to peel the corner up, but it at least buys us another couple seconds when he's going to dump something." —Erin Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A paw cleaner with soft silicone brushes to quickly and efficiently clean your very bad dog's* muddy feetsies.


    Promising review: "Love this! I only use it on really muddy days, but it makes such a difference. Two of my bigger dogs always get the mud embedded in their nails and I can never get the dirt out no matter how many times I wipe their paws with a wash cloth. This paw cleaner gets in all the nooks and crannies without hurting them. It's so easy to use! After I put their paw in the cleaner I just wipe it dry with a clean towel and thats it! Then after, I just use the dirty water to water my plants. Just make sure you buy the correct size. The medium I bought fits two of my dogs perfectly, but the other has a very small paw so it doesn't work. Pictured is a medium size compared to my boxer mix who is 45 lbs." —I. Nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A convenient tray you 1000% need if you practically live in your car. It hooks onto your steering wheel so you can eat or get some work done while you're out and about. T-ball practice just got soooo much better.


    Please, do not try to use this while driving. It will not work.

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional...a food tray complete with cup holder on one side, and a smooth, flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! It also works well with small laptops or your iPad. It's made of high-impact plastic, so it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car; it's virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" —Mike

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

    19. Silicone eyeglass sleeves to prevent your glasses from slipping and digging into your ears. Now, that's something pretty spectacular, ~eyed~ say.


    Promising review: "I bought these because my everyday glasses were starting to dig in behind my ear. These made that problem completely go away. They were also pretty easy to get on and they stay in place." —Amb&B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning, and the other for zipping up jackets. You know, because the last thing you want on sluggish mornings is to get into a war with your clothes!


    One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil' buttons.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A pack of stemware savers because the only thing we want to be cracking is our lower back after a long-ass day.


    Promising review: "Due to a stupidly inefficient top rack design on my dishwasher, it was impossible to wash stemware without them being broken. They would tip over and chip, and I had to put them sideways, which took up most of the area for glasses. These little wonders are fabulous. I can now wash several wine glasses at the same time as bowls, milk glasses, and mugs. Whoever thought these up is a genius. They are flexible and sturdy. You bend the tether according to the height of the glass, put the little gripper around the stem, then slide the other end over one of the spikes in the rack. Voila." —Tony Leland

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.95.

    22. A phone attachment made just for pooches so they can work their best angles and give you some ~doggone~ adorable photos that are going straight on the fridge!


    Promising review: "I bought this after adopting my adorable and excitable Rottweiler. I was hoping to get some nice pictures to share with friends and guess what?! This thing works! At first, my fiancé mocked me for buying this, but now he sees the great pictures and says this idea is genius. The squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention." —Maranda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A splurge-worthy wine preservation system that'll allow you — the biggest wine fanatic — to pour a glass without having to remove the cork, so you can enjoy your expensive bottles over time (and not in one sitting).


    The preservation system draws the wine out through the actual cork using a thin needle and pressurized capsule (up to 15 pours per capsule). Once done, it's like the bottle was never even opened! This set comes with three needles, two extra capsules, and a case.

    Promising review: "So worth the money. I was so excited to be able to finally get this. It's pricey but was able to get everyone to get me gift cards for my b-day so I could afford it, and so far I love it. I love to drink wine, but I end up drinking more than I really want to because I don't want to waste a bottle. Now with this, I can have a glass without having to drink it within the next couple days. The directions in the package are vague and basically just show pictures so I had to go to YouTube, and there I found the best way to learn how to use it." —Shani

    Get it from Amazon for $349.95, and get extra capsules for $17.95.

    24. A phone light featuring three light intensity settings for taking your selfie game to the next level.


    Promising review: "Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    25. And! A selfie stick with an attachable tripod and Bluetooth remote that'll capture Insta-worthy pics so you don't have to ask total strangers to take a photo — which always ends up being a blurry mess anyway.


    The stick can extend 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches, and comes with a Bluetooth remote and attachable tripod. It's compatible with most Android and iPhones (iPhone X/iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus/Galaxy S9/S9 Plus/Note 8/S8/S8).

    Promising review: "Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Actually the best selfie stick I've ever put my paws on. I love a good selfie (let's be real) and this contraption makes it quality easy. The dual feature with stick and tripod in one is magical — pair it with the Bluetooth remote (that TUCKS INTO THE STICK?! You'll never lose it!) and you've got one hell of a selfie tool. The remote charges up super quickly and is easy to pair/use. The gunmetal coloring on the extension portion is a great bonus. Super sleek and profesh-looking (because duh, ain't nothing more professional than a selfie stick!). 10/10, highly recommend. Go get your selfie on!" —kathryn durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A defrosting tray that uses magic (ok, mostly science) to thaw food without electricity and prevent it from partially cooking, like it would in the microwave.


    This can thaw your frozen meat in as little as half an hour. Just put out the tray, drop some frozen food on it, and watch the magic — no electricity or prep needed!

    Promising review: "I compared the defrosting board against a kitchen paper towel. Both were placed with a piece of frozen chicken breast starting at the same time. After more than an hour, the breast on the defrosting board was completely defrosted, while the other one was frozen firmly together with the paper towel. It's a magic piece of metal!" —OC user

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. A digital measuring tape you'll be ~inching~ to get your hands on so you can quit squinting at those extremely tiny lines.


    Promising review: "I'm doing home remodeling and need to take a lot of measurements. This feels a *lot* more accurate than my current tape because I'm not having to squint or crane my head around things to take a reading, bold and clear display with feet, inches, fractions. Instant conversion between units is handy. I like the centering function too — one button gives you the 'half' distance of the measurement — very useful feature for picture hanging. Every home contractor I've had over that sees this in action wants one like it." —Mark Terrano

    Get it from Amazon for $30.80+.

    28. A portable mosquito repeller that uses a DEET-free formula made from chrysanthemum plants — which 'squitos absolutely hate. Just switch this on, and it can create a 15 by 15 foot bug-free zone.

    The Grommet

    The natural repellent pads heat up thanks to a tiny butane cartridge.

    Promising review: "This is a miracle after years of battling citronella candles that don't burn evenly, smoke and smell. Nothing to light; just click on and off. Can't confirm the 15 ft, range, however it is completely effective sitting on a deck table next to your chaise. The repellent pads last exactly as advertised and are totally easy to replace. It made my summer!" —Penny

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95, get the refillable cartridges and pads for $20.95.

    29. A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don't we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???

    They're dishwasher (top shelf) and oven safe (up to 500 degrees).

    Promising review: "My kids love the double-decker tacos I make, but they fall apart when I put them on a plate. These holders keep everything in place. They making assembling the tacos much easier too. When you're making 12 tacos at once, you can set these up like an assembly line. I definitely recommend them." —AlphaPepper

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.71+.

    30. Slow-cooker liners that I personally consider a miracle in a box. Simply remove after cooking, and you won't have to fight to get off any baked-on residue!


    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+.

    31. An eyeglass holder you can safely clip onto your clothes thanks its teeny but mighty magnets. Long live the days of always knowing where your reading glasses are!


    Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank and thought it was kind of goofy. Then I needed reading glasses. Now I have an enormous collection of reading glasses all over the house — I mean, in every room! So I found this again and bought it. I really love it! I attached it to my shirt and voila, glasses on me anytime I want, without them hanging around my neck making me look 105. The magnet is very strong and I have no worries about it letting go." —E. bay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38 (available in stainless steel and with crystals).

    32. A three-in-one burger press for easily making *STUFFED* (think cheese, jalapenos, and omg I am hungry) or regular patties and sliders.


    Promising review: "I usually avoid these little gadgets because really, who actually needs something like this? But I'm eating my words now because I love the thing! After reading about the leftover stuff that winds up in store-bought hamburger I started grinding my own meats. It makes a huge difference and it's not that much work. These presses allow me to put some meat in the press and gently tap it into place for a perfect burger. Creating stuffed burgers is much easier than doing it manually. Best small ticket item I've purchased in quite a while." —NHShopper

    It also works great for veggie burgers!

    "After searching for a burger press to make uniform vegan bean and vegetable burgers I decided to try this. It seems this fits my needs perfectly. Works best if you line with waxed patty paper before pressing. Easy to use and clean. Highly recommend!" —BWS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.46+ (available in four styles).

    33. Shower curtain clips that simply attach to your shower walls to ensure water stays on the *inside* of the tub. IDK about you, but I sure don't want to spend my mornings moppin' up water.


    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.69.

    34. A food slicing board with a stainless steel blade that'll quickly cut up veggies (AND CHEESE) in uniform slices thanks to its built-in measuring scale. It's literally a paper cutter...but for food.


    Promising review: " This thing is a champ. It's completely revolutionized my cheese and sausage game. The adjustable stop block is terrific; you can really speed through a block of cheese or a long summer sausage with clean and consistent cuts. I've only used it a handful of times so I can't vouch for its long-term durability, but at just over $20 you really just can't go wrong." —LeffelMania

    Get it from Amazon for $27.44.

    35. A multipurpose moldable glue that'll seal, repair, bond, and solve tons of tiny household problems. Frayed cables? Use this!


    It can be used to repair other things as well and works on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and some fabrics. It's waterproof, UV-resistant, electrically insulating, and dishwasher-proof when cured.

    Promising review: "My MacBook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger." —leesankwok

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven color combos).

    36. And lastly, "The Cut Buddy" — your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy. Save yourself an expensive trip to the salon and use your newfound time to get some relaxin' in.


    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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