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    46 Things Reviewers Said Were The Best Thing They Bought This Year

    ...Or the best thing they've *ever* bought, as of 2021.

    1. A foldable exercise bike with all the basic features you need if you don't have space or budget for a Peloton but want access to a quick cardio workout at home. It has a magnetic tension system to up the difficulty, and handy features on the screen so you can track your time, speed, distance, and more!

    The silvery bike, with text "Men's Health editor's choice" larger seat cushion, 300 pound extended weight capacity

    2. The most recent version (it has a built-in light now!!) of the original basic Kindle so you can *instantly download* your next read — either from the Kindle store or from your local library's selection of ebooks. No waiting.

    The Kindle in black with text "holds thousands of books"

    3. A weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.

    Model cuddled up under a striped weighted blanket

    4. A percussion massager with five different head attachments for targeting different areas and reviewers love it for soothing sore muscles, easing neck and shoulder pain, and working through tough knots. And who doesn't love a massage?!

    A reviewer using the round attachment on their thigh

    5. A microwave popper so you can buy your kernels in bulk (no annoying little bags!) and top your popcorn with WHATEVER you choose — no oil required, if you don't want to add it!

    6. An avocado tool to add some of that green goodness to every meal and help you eat guacamole guaca-more — no struggling or accidentally cutting yourself trying to get that pit out.

    The tool in front of a bowl of guacamole

    7. An under-$200 Roomba robot vacuum that navigates around your home, picking up dirt, dust, crumbs, and pet hair so you can sit back and relax — and it even works with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can control it with your voice!

    8. A handheld electric milk frother so you don't *have* to leave your home to enjoy a fabulous café-quality latte or cappuccino. It even works on iced bevvies — hello, dalgona coffee!

    A mason jar with milk and whipped coffee

    9. A pair of bag-carrying handles if making trip...after trip...after trip...carrying the groceries home is just not working for you. Want to carry ALL the bags at once (without hurting your hands)? These'll do the trick.

    Two people carrying several bags in each hand hung on the blue handles

    10. A pair of almost-too-pretty lace Bandelettes, aka spandex-nylon-blend anti-chafing bands guaranteed to stay in place all day long and keep friction at bay so you can strut your stuff irritation free.

    A reviewer wearing a black lace bandelette under a dress

    11. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot Duo you've probably heard a lot about — for a good reason. Or rather seven good reasons: It'll slow cook, pressure cook, make rice, steam, sauté, make yogurt, and keep food warm. Bye-bye, other appliances!

    Instant pot making mac and cheese

    12. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    13. A wad preventer, because balled-up sheets that NEVER seem to actually get dry?? Not on my watch! Who has the time?! This genius invention will keep the corners from getting bunched up to increase your tumble and decrease your dry time.

    a model showing a pair of sheets with the wad preventer

    14. A quick and easy breakfast sandwich maker so you can enjoy a hot and satisfying brekkie without having to go out — or shelling out those extra bucks.

    15. A disco ball bar cart to fill your home with a little extra sparkle *and* give you a dust-free way to store some glassware and booze. Everyone will immediately ask, "OMG where did you get that??"

    The globe bar cart

    16. An acupressure foam mat (with matching pillow) with thousands of pressure points reviewers swear by for relaxation and pain relief.

    A model resting on the mat (large enough for your back) and the domed pillow

    17. The Shark Tank–famous Comfy, a wearable sweatshirt–blanket hybrid that'll become your standard uniform this fall and winter. Microfiber fleece on the outside, Sherpa fluff on the inside, a truly gigantic pocket (for snacks!!), an oversized hood, and a slouchier-than-slouchy fit...what more can you ask for?!

    A reviewer in the grey sweatshirt, which goes down to their knees

    18. A folding two-level desk so you can get your WFH on in style without sacrificing permanent space. You can store this right under your bed or couch when not in use!

    The woodgrain and black desk with a computer level and a smaller higher level for display items

    19. A feather-trimmed sheer robe for any time you want to bring the D-R-A-M-A every time you sweep into a room. You may have seen this all over TikTok (I know I have), and reviewers say it's just *beautiful* in person.

    20. *The Amazon Coat* if you need a chic parka that'll keep you warm this coming winter. Bonus: it'll make everyone think you splurged big time. Mega style and mega warmth? Sign me up.

    Me showing the sherpa-lined hood and many pockets in the green winter coat

    21. An ~immersive~ LED backlight for your TV that brings the colors on your screen into the room for a truly riveting viewing experience. It senses the colors on the screen in real time, and you can even hook it up to your Google Home or Alexa for voice control!

    22. An oscillating tower fan one reviewer nicknamed "THE GLACIER" *and* said is "better than your air conditioner" (I'm immediately sold). It has six speeds — up to 24 feet per second velocity — and three modes, and reviewers agree that it's super quiet.

    A reviewer's narrow black fan with a temperature reading of 73 on the led screen

    23. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!) so you can crisp up leftovers, make homemade versions of your favorite fried foods (without having to deal with hot oil), and more.

    The air fryer
    Some chicken wings before and after cooking in the fryer
    Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I’ve ever bought. Easy to use and clean." —Dean Cuba

    Aaaand here's what BuzzFeed Food writer Hannah Loewentheil has to say about it: "I'd been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn't until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but, as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate food.

    "I've had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it's become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it's large enough to a good amount of food at once, it's easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I've been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you're cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don't get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don't mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there's no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn't believe I made this at home!!"

    Get it from Amazon for $114.99.

    Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

    24. A Squatty Potty for anyone who can't just SIT AROUND all day on the toilet, waiting to poop and reading the back of their shampoo bottle. You now have 20 minutes back in your day.

    The white Squatty Potty u-shaped stool in front of a toilet

    25. A Revlon one-step drying brush with a unique oval-shaped barrel so you can get super close to your scalp for smooth hair and majorly boosted volume at the roots, without having to juggle a brush and blow-dryer.

    A before/after of a reviewer with wet, wavy hair, and then a sleek but voluminous blowout

    26. A castle-themed suncatcher to reflect rainbows all over your space when the light hits it just right — talk about magic!

    27. A set of three scrubbing attachments you can simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car ridiculously fast and easy.

    Top: A review photo of a dirty, stained; tub bottom: The after of the same tub, which is sparkling white

    28. A plush quilted jacket with toasty insulation, adorable patch pockets, and a drawstring at the waist so you feel oh so cute and oh so warm.

    A model in the collared jacket

    29. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets for deep cleaning your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These'll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

    A stainless steel tumbler with baked-on coffee stains on the left, and the same cup totally clean on the right

    30. A foot filing rasp that'll undo years of callous buildup in mere MINUTES. No waiting for intense creams to do their work, no getting pedicure after pedicure — if you want to see results ASAP, you'll think it's ~grate~.

    A collage of six images: the top cracked heels before treatment, the middle mid-treatment, the bottom after lotioning, not cracked  at all

    31. An easy-breezy pineapple corer perfect 🎶 if you like piña coladas 🎶...but not spending a fortune on precut pineapple. This thing is so easy to use, it's like a tropical vacation in your kitchen.

    A reviewer image of their spiralized pineapple and the empty pineapple "shell"

    32. A Cerama Bryte cook top cleaning kit, which includes cooktop-cleaning solution, a scrubbing pad, and a scraper so you can absolutely remove every bit of baked- and caked-on food from any smooth range — no matter how long it's been there.

    33. A cat self-grooming toy that'll make your furry friend think "I'm ~feline~ myself" — and help you have less hair to clean off your everywhere else.

    A reviewer's cat rubbing its face on the toy

    34. A posture corrector, because if you hunch over your computer as much as I do, your back is probably in a world of hurt. You can wear this for a few hours at a time (even under your clothes) for a gentle reminder to sit or stand up straight you'll get more and more used to over time — and even do it *without* the corrector on.

    35. An Are You Afraid of the Dark beanie to keep your head toasty warm even when the rest of you is feeling...chills.

    36. A cleaning putty to easily (and kind of fun-ly!) clean your car air conditioner vents, laptop keyboard, cup holders, remote buttons, and any other tricky little areas where dust and crumbs accumulate when you have a few spare moments.

    Model using the putty to clean out an air vent

    37. An anti-fogging spray to keep your glasses crystal clear while you stay Masked Up. One quick spritz, let it sit and dry on your lenses, and you're good to go!

    A reviewer in a mask and glasses with no fogging, and holding the spray bottle

    38. A Baby Foot exfoliating peel that'll make dead, dry, rough foot skin a distant memory. Just pop the mitts on your feet, sit with them on for an hour, then take 'em off and live your life. A few days later you can just sit back and watch your dead, dry skin fall right off.

    A reviewer's feet mid-peel

    39. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick with a ball made of volcanic stone that sucks the excess shine right off your face. Just pop it out and give it a wash once in a while and you can reuse it over and over and over again!

    The rollerball stick on a pile of volcanic stone

    40. A mug warmer to keep your coffee, tea, ho cho, or hot toddy nice and toasty while you power through your work during the colder months without having to interrupt yourself for a trip to the microwave.

    A reviewer's mug on the round coaster-like warmer

    41. A pair of thick *Sherpa*-lined sweatpant joggers that are basically like a giant hug for your legs. Can you *imagine* a comfier pair of pants??

    42. A pair of Apple Airpods (now under $90) reviewers say are a must if you have an iPhone or other Apple products. They pair easily, stay comfortably in your ears all day, and sound great!

    the airpods

    43. Grande Cosmetics' lash serum that, with a one-minute nightly application, can help your lashes grow to their full potential, looking longer and fuller in just a few weeks.

    A before/after of a reviewer's lashes, looking much fuller and longer after

    44. An electric fabric defuzzer because hand-picking all the pills off your favorite sweater, leggings, or sheets is just plain annoying. This under-$15 tool will bring anything back to its former glory!

    A reviewer's before/after of a sweater sleeve to show how many pills it removed

    45. A FURemover rubber broom that, despite the name, isn't just for those with shedding pets (although it's great for that) — as one of my BuzzFeed Shopping colleagues knows firsthand, it's also great at getting *human* hair out of carpets.

    46. A Waterpik that'll take all the work out of flossing (including...buying floss at all). Just aim the nozzle, and a targeted jet of water'll get right in between your teeth, removing plaque and food particles without irritating your gums — or cutting off the circulation to your fingertips like regular floss.

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