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23 Inexpensive "Shark Tank" Products People Actually Swear By

*buys everything on this list*

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1. A pack of two silicone microwave covers that also multitask as a trivet, potholder, food cover, and jar opener.

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Reviewers talk about just keeping the 12-inch in their microwave all the time, so they can easily lift it up to take any hot dishes out — which is convenient and makes sense! (Although another reviewer mentions that you shouldn't leave it there while you make microwave popcorn).

Promising review: "Okay, so I am a sucker for innovations that I see on Shark Tank so bought this without giving it much thought. When it arrived I thought I had probably made a mistake, but turns out I use them all the time. I keep one in the microwave, which makes clean up easier but also allows me to use it as a potholder. I keep the other in a drawer and use it as a trivet to protect my counters and table. Stores easily, has lots of uses, cleans in a flash. Pretty cool." —Kathy, Avid Reader

Get a pack of two (one 10-inch and one 12-inch) on Amazon for $26.95 (six colors).

2. A nearly-silent fidget toy small enough to slip discreetly into your pocket to help get you through work meetings, and quiet enough that no one will notice.

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Promising review: "This is a great fidget gadget for anyone who needs to play with something to help focus, and not cause a lot of distraction for others while doing so! I bought it for my husband, who CANNOT be still for more than .04 seconds at a time, and will fidget with absolutely anything within reach. A lot of his makeshift "toys" were driving me up the wall with annoyance listening to the clicks, buzzes, whirring, etc...then I found this!!! It's nearly silent and satisfies his need to play with something. My sanity has been saved!" —Nikkisue

Get it on Amazon for $12 (four colors).

3. A reusable silicone zip bag you can use to pack snacks and sandwiches, steam veggies in the microwave, and even seal up sous vide, if you're fancy enough to cook like that.

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Bonus: they're totally dishwasher safe. (I have a couple myself and have used 'em for a couple of years. I run them through the top rack all the time!)

Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

Get one on Amazon for $11.99.

4. A set of two magnetic glasses holders, so you can stop searching high and low every time you realize you need your reading glasses.

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Promising review: "I can't tell you how many reading glasses I've killed in the past few years, largely from jettisoning them from my breast pocket or hooking them awkwardly in my shirt collar. These clips are amazing. They're discreet enough that I don't look like a goon wearing one on my shirt all day, and when I hang my glasses from them I can tie my shoes without spilling them lens-first on the ground. What else can a fellow ask for?" —Phil Selman

Get the set of two on Amazon for $18.87.

5. A set of two miniature spatulas — they reach into even the deepest corners of makeup bottles and food jars so you can use every. last. bit. of product.

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Because be it artisanal mustard or a drugstore foundation, you paid good money for every ounce of that product! And yes, they actually work, like, really well — here's one BuzzFeeder's review.

Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on a 18oz lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ..oh please.! You get so much more than you would without it." —Liz

Get the set of two — one with a 6-inch handle, and another with a 12-inch handle (for different tasks!) — on Amazon for $11.99.

6. A packet of water bottle cleaning tablets that also scour out coffee pots, pressure cookers, and basically anything with stubborn stains that regular soap and water don't even come close to helping.

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All you do is fill your container with warm water, drop in a tablet (or two, if you're cleaning something bigger than a water bottle), wait half an hour, and rinse. Also, based on the reviews it seems to work best on metal or ceramic, and not so well on plastic.

Promising review: "Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I'm amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn't help either but it did." —MisterPlow

Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $7.99.

7. An acupressure back-and-body massager so you can get relief for the tension in your back (and shoulders, and feet, and legs) ~on demand~.

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Promising review: "I am always looking for new solutions to help my chronic pain, and I had a feeling when I saw the Q-Flex on Shark Tank that I needed one ASAP. I used to do acupressure with a massage therapist but had to stop for financial reasons, and this is a great way to get the same relief for a fraction of the price. This has been so helpful for relieving the tightness in my neck, back, and shoulders and I’m so glad I bought it. Honestly this has been the BEST. PURCHASE. EVER. I even got one for my dad for Christmas since he has shoulder issues also. I seriously wish I had just bought it the day I saw it!" —Amelia

Get it on Amazon for $24.99.

8. A box of heavy-duty grease-cutting cleaning wipes that you can keep in your garage to tackle all kinds of messes, no drippy soap-and-water required.

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They're especially great if you're a cyclist, apparently, for easy bike cleaning. You can get them in a box of individually-packed wipes, too, which make 'em easy to stick in your pocket or pack when you go on a ride. But they're useful for all sorts of other tasks, too!

Promising review: "I recently switched to cycling for my work commute, which means bike maintenance here and there. Regardless of how easy the maintenance's been, every occasion results in at least some grease and dirt on my hands. Until ordering these wipes, I almost never could get my hands and arms completely clean.

I just used these wipes about an hour ago after replacing a flat tire, and that one instance has compelled me to post this review. I used a single wipe and was able to completely clean up my hands and arms in less than five minutes. You couldn't't even tell that I had been fiddling with my bike; no grease or grime remained. I highly recommend these and will definitely purchase again as soon as my current supply runs out! I will be carrying two of these individually packaged wipes in my bag with me whenever I'm on the bike considering how useful these would be if I had to do some roadside maintenance and had no way to clean up.

Just get these if you do any sort of work with your hands during which they may get some grease or grime on them." —VP

On Amazon, get two canisters of the wipes for $14.85 (50 wipes total; that's about thirty cents per wipe) or a box of 24 individually-wrapped wipes for $10.49 (that's about fourty-four cents per wipe).

9. A seat gap filler for when you're tired of accidentally dropping your phone down in the crack of no return for the two-thousandth-time in the past year.

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Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

Get a pack of two on Amazon for $19.99.

10. A smiley-faced sponge with a mouth that opens to make cleaning all of your silverware a simple matter of swipe-and-wipe.

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You guessed it: it's the Scrub Daddy!

Promising review: "I was first introduced to Scrub Daddy on Shark Tank and have been buying them ever since. They last much longer than other sponges. I like the way the cold water makes it hard and hot softens it. You can scrub pots, sinks, etc. without using anything else and they do not scratch. I highly recommend these sponges." —DMF

Get a pack of one for $6.87, a pack of three for $14.95, or a pack of eight for $29.99 on Amazon.

11. A silicone ~Frywall~ that fits snugly in your skillets and sauté pans so you can cook all kinds of food in oil without coating your entire stovetop — and the rest of the kitchen — in a fine mist of sticky oil that smells like whatever you cooked.

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Promising review: "Depending on how hot and greasy the food I'm cooking happens to be, there is still some splatter but very minor compared to either cooking without a cover, or having the pan covered and not wanting to take the cover off and expose my stove to the excess splatter on the cover and while uncovered. Face it, it's not perfect; the product would have to be over two feet tall to stop all the splatter, then you couldn't get utensils down to the food! But as long as you don't over-oil the pan, and don't heat it too hot, this product will make your life a lot easier and be one of the best $21 purchases a cook could make — far better than a grease screen. Cleanup is easy: just use a soapy sponge to wipe it down, or put it in the dishwasher." —Gordy J

Get it on Amazon for $21.95 (two colors; and that's for the medium size, for 10-inch pans. You can also get other sizes on Amazon: it's $17.95 for the 8-inch and $28.95 for the 18-inch).

12. A memory foam neck pillow with a hoodie attached because sometimes it's easier to doze of on an airplane or bus if you can just block out the rest of the world.

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It does look a little goofy, but you and your well-rested self will have the last laugh!

Promising review: "Comfortable neck pillow. Great for air travel, the hoodie is very easy to adjust over your face, it helps me block out the unwanted light and overall sights on the plane! I also use when riding as a passenger in a car to get a quick nap in. The memory foam is quite comfortable." —TK

Get it on Amazon for $29.95 (five colors).

13. A Squatty Potty toilet stool to make pooping easier and faster because it aligns everything in a more natural way.

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Several BuzzFeeders own and love these — read one person's review.

Promising reviews: "Per my husband: "First time I used mine I was like "there's no way the last three inches of that poop would have come out without the Squatty Potty.""" —m2

"Unbelievable that I've been performing a basic bodily function incorrectly my entire life. This is a wonderful product that is well worth the money. It allows one to adopt a natural, healthy position without giving up a western style toilet. You just have to use it to truly appreciate it." —Amazon Customer

Get it the seven-inch high stool (for new squatters) or the nine-inch-high stool (for ~advanced~ squatters) for $19.99 on Amazon.

14. A rolling bag that expands to fill with all kinds of stuff — teaching supplies, cleaning products, or even groceries — then folds up to store nice and neatly in a cabinet or closet.

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Oh, and it's also water-resistant, so it can handle a little rain. It can hold up to 110 pounds, and by itself weighs three.

Promising review: "Very easy to store. I roll it fully loaded between my car and my classroom without problems. I drive a tiny car with next to no trunk which made conventional rolling crates a hassle but this one takes just the right amount of space. I also love how flexible it is, which makes it less likely to break with just a little bump like rolling carts will, and how the bottom hasn't shown signs of detaching from the sides like my rolling crate did. All in all, I love it and recommend it. Just don't judge it by its size when you receive it. Fill it up first so you can actually see how much it holds." —CV

Get it on Amazon for $21.80+ (23 colors, most around $27).

15. A tube of Nerdwax to keep your glasses firmly in place on your face, so you can stop pushing them up every time they slip a little.

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Promising review: "MUST DO TIP: There are a lot of complaints about the wax not sticking or going on. You MUST remove all traces of oil from the glasses first. The best way to do this is to use the pre-moistened glasses wipes that you can get from pretty much anywhere. If you don't have those, use water and a dry paper towel. If there is even a small trace of oil, the wax won't go on.

Once the glasses are prepped and cleaned, the wax goes on perfectly, with little effort. I find that it works very well too. My only complaint would be that it doesn't last all day for me, because I have pretty oily skin. But it's still way better than constantly pushing my glasses up all day long!" —Pickles

Get a tube on Amazon for $10.97.

16. A whole-grain, protein-packed pancake and waffle mix that you can use in all sorts of recipes as a substitute for white flour.

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Promising review: "The ingredients are all high quality, simple ingredients with a purpose: not one ingredient went into this product without a ton of thought and consideration to determine if that ingredient was useful, healthy, and will fill you with energy.

Now onto taste: simply put it's amazing. It's not too sweet like most brands, but it isn't bland. It has the perfect balance of oat and wheat, combined to make a truly delicious flavor profile which can be modified in any way you desire. Most pancakes advertised as "healthy" have a very strong wheat flavor that overpowers everything else and makes it taste like wheat bread, but Kodiak Cakes has perfectly balanced this wheat with the oat and made a delicious natural flavor.

Some days I add bananas to make it just a bit sweeter, sometimes I add chocolate chips as a desert-pancake, some times I reduce the milk to make it thicker, and sometimes I add more milk to make crepes. And sometimes I break out an egg (not technically necessary but I love the what it adds) and make super delicious waffles with them! The versatility of these pancakes is truly astounding and so is the fact that they fill me up and keeps me going all morning." —Aaron

Get three boxes of the flapjack mix on Amazon for $12.77.

17. Two bottles of a natural all-purpose cleaner perfect for anyone who's sensitive to scents or harsh ingredients in regular cleaners.

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Promising review: "I was looking for a safe natural product that didn't have any ingredients requiring a hazardous waste disposal label. A lot of so-called 'natural' cleaners have ingredients that need an EPA use-and-disposal label. This doesn't.

It is strong enough to really go through grease and grime like a clear organic tornado. I haven't found anything that can't be cleaned with it yet. Plus it's odor free. I feel comfortable spraying it in places where pets, children or myself in bare feet might absorb it by stepping in the residue. It's hard to get excited over cleaning spray but this deserves a level of excitement in my home." —Mark O.

Get the two bottles on Amazon for $13.98.

18. Reusable, washable towels made from bamboo to reduce your reliance on single-use paper towels and help the world's forests — and your wallet — breathe a sigh of relief.

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Don't get me wrong, these won't replace *every* use for a paper towel. And yeah, you could just upcycle some old cotton tees into cleaning rags to serve a similar purpose. But if thinking about tackling that DIY project makes you sigh or shudder, Bambooee are here for ya.

Promising review: "I've had my roll for five months now. [Ed. note: that's their roll pictured above!] I love using it to clean most of the surfaces at home such as kitchen counter tops, table, and bathroom surfaces. (I still buy paper towels for when I eat.) These did not completely replace paper towels but it did reduce the amount I use. Instead of grabbing a paper towel to wipe down my kitchen countertop, I grab a Bambooee and clean up any mess. The great part about the Bambooee: it does not smell and never gets moldy!

You can use each sheet multiple times, rinse it with water and soap, then let it air dry by the sink. After one week of use, I'll throw them all in a bin for wash on hot with bleach and detergent. I do not put them in the dryer, because they shrink drastically when you do. Instead I air dry them and stretch them out when they're still wet. Then I try to roll them back on to the roller it came with, and I stick the whole roll under the sink. I have noticeably spent less on paper towels. I love this product so much! Five months later I'm still using it." —Amazon Addict

Get a roll of 20 towels on Amazon for $9.79.

19. Pop-up cards that don't just say just the right thing — they're basically a little gift in and of themselves.

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Promising review: "The cards are ingenious, gorgeous, and of a quality rarely matched in the consumer world. On top of that, the people tending this enterprise are delightful, warm, and make you feel like they care about you as someone far more important than just a person with money to spend. They treat you like someone in search of a thoughtful way to embrace a loved one and are pleased and eager to help. With so much clutter and animus loose in our culture, it was a great treasure to find this small gem of affection." —VerbRiver

Get the Cherry Blossom card for $9.99, the T-Rex card for $15, and browse Lovepop's full card selection, all on Amazon.

20. A ramen cooker because sometimes you just have to enjoy a cheap meal, fast.

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Promising review: "This makes delicious ramen fast. The ramen comes out just slightly different than it would from the stove. I can't say that it comes out better or worse, it's just a little different. With this ramen cooker, you can have ramen noodles passing through your lips in as little as 4 minutes (assuming filling it and mixing in the flavor packet takes around 1 minute).

This cooker also has bonus functionality for transporting uncooked blocks of ramen. This functionality allows you to save money as blocks of ramen are much cheaper than cups of ramen. You can put a packaged uncooked block of ramen in the cooker and then place it in your backpack or bag to take to work. The hard cooker keeps the ramen from getting broken and smashed. Especially at the price, you can't really go wrong with this purchase. This was well worth it." —Ted King

Get it on Amazon for $6.99+ (eight colors).

21. A cute frog with a velcro strap to attach to your carrier handle or stroller so your kiddo can always reach a pacifier (or you always know where to find one, at least).

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Promising review: "This toy has saved our car rides with my 6-month old! She would cry and cry, lose her Nuk and her toys in her car seat. This offers a great distraction from being away from mom in the back seat. The design is so cute! My one concern might be that the pulley system have a bit more tension to avoid sliding while my daughter has the pacifier in her mouth. It is hardly a problem but I could see how it might be an issue if you had a younger, less strong baby to pull it down and keep it in her mouth. My pediatrician even thought the toy was a great idea at her last checkup! Baby girl loves this thing and it has really helped cease the screaming in the car. Great little toy and very useful for us!" —Alisjohns

Get it on Amazon for $15.99+ (three animals available).

22. A snug-fit undershirt for anyone who sweats too much — it has built-in padding that soaks up your sweat before it forms a ring on your dress shirt.

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Promising review: "I tend to sweat profusely and haven't really found a solution. Figured I could try this but was a bit skeptical. Wore it to work the other day with a dress shirt and during points in the day, I did a spot check. Dry as a bone. This works as advertised.

My body tends to run warm and I was worried that this tight fitting shirt might make me hotter during the day. I did feel slightly warmer but nothing that wasn't manageable. I can see other commenters' points that this can make you sweat closer to the body as the 'shield' somehow soaks up the internal sweat but doesn't pass it to the outside of the tee. BUT, I can say that in my case, that wasn't a problem. The 'shield' is a little bulky and initially, it does feel like you have a pad under your arm. I got used to it after a few hours. TBH, if I have to get used to that feeling for the sake of having dry underarms, that's an easy price to pay." —Amazon Customer

Get one on Amazon for $33 (sizes XS-3XL, four colors).

23. A box of soap nuts laundry soap perfect if you have sensitive skin, allergies, eczema, or other issues with conventional detergents.

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You simply put a few of the berries in one of the provided bags, toss that in with your clothes, then run the cycle as usual. It's also USDA-certified organic, and comes in a recyclable paper box, instead of a big plastic jug. Some reviewers note they tend to work better in warm or hot water!

Promising review: "It's been about 10 months and I'm still on my first box of soap nuts; I say we are saving tons of money not having to buy detergent every 2 weeks. I finally had to buy my second box just last week since I'm down to the very last 20 or so nuts left. As far as my daughters skin, it has helped drastically!!! She has no more rashes right now at all and her skin doesn't flare up as much with rashes as it did in the past. I have used it on my clothes as well and my skin is less dry also. I will never go back to detergents. I can not say enough great things about this product." —C. Newton

Get a box (that does 360 loads) on Amazon for $26 (or try it out with a smaller container for $8.99, also on Amazon).

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