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    26 Inexpensive "Shark Tank" Products People Actually Swear By

    Because they're actually useful and worth the money.

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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 $27.95 (available in 7 colors).

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

    Hand holding the toy; it has two rings joined together, and a bunch of small metal pieces that keep it together
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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 (available in four colors).

    3. A reusable silicone zip bag because you can use it 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 a sandwich-size bag on Amazon for $11.63+ (also available in half-gallon, snack, or pocket sizes, a bigger "stand up" size, or a bundle of four sizes).

    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 $18.97.

    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 our Spatty 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 $8.

    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. Regardless of how easy its been, it always results in at least some grease and dirt on my hands and I almost never could get 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! 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. Get these if you do any sort of work with your hands during which they may get some grease or grime on them." —V P

    Get two canisters of the wipes (50 wipes total) from Amazon for $11.47 (also available, but more expensive per wipe: a box of 24 individually-wrapped wipes for $10.99).

    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.

    Hands inserting the long piece of black fabric-covered foam into a seat gap; and a phone, change, and fries resting on that gap cover
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    Because it fits over your car's seat belt holster, it moves along with your seat as you adjust it — which means you can stuff it in and forget about it, at least until it saves some popcorn from disappearing into the abyss.

    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.

    Four round, 1-inch thick smiley-faces sponges with two holes for eyes and a crescent-shaped hole for a mouth
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    You guessed it: it's the Scrub Daddy!

    Promising review: "I'm happy to report that it is a great kitchen scrubber, and the best part is that it doesn't start to smell like the other sponges I used in the past. Also, I don't know how, but it doesn't get clogged up with debris. It really is unlike any kitchen-type scrubber I've used. The only drawback is that it doesn't absorb and hold quite as much liquid as a Scotch Brite sponge, but I'm learning to work around that. How can I resist my happy little Scrub Daddy smiling at me from the sink? This one is a keeper." —SLR

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $14.99.

    11. The Safety Nailer to give you the courage to actually use a nail and hammer. It has magnets to hold the nail or screw in place, two elastic loops to make the gadget easy for you to hold, and of course the plastic shielding to protect your fingers.

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    Promising review: "I have this and the finish nail size and they are both great! I have nerve pain in my hands and The Safety Nailer removes any chance of me banging my fingers with a hammer. What a relief!! It’s great for those of us who are not as dexterous as we once were. One of the best construction gadgets I’ve ever purchased." —w4shep

    Get them from Amazon: the regular size for $8.99, the mini size for $8.99, or a combo pack with both for $17.99.

    12. 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 the medium size for 10-inch pans on Amazon for $18.95 (available in two colors) or the small size for 8-inch pans for $17.95 (available in three colors).

    13. A memory foam neck pillow with a hoodie-like hood 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 (available in six colors).

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

    A model sitting on a toilet with their feet on the stool; their knees are higher than their hips
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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 $24.99 on Amazon — or see all the color and size options available on Amazon on their store page.

    15. 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 says 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 $29.99+ (available in 10 colors, most around $35).

    16. 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, dish soap, 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 $9.99 (also available as a value pack of five tubes for $19.99).

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

    A bear paw pours syrup over a stack of the pancakes, with the Kodiak Power Cakes in the background
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    Promising review: "I love these pancakes although I was skeptical at first since I don't like the taste of anything whole wheat. You can't tell these are whole wheat pancakes taste or look–wise. These cakes also don't burn easily and are very dense and fluffy when cooked. When I eat regular pancakes or any other protein mix blend I'm always hungry shortly after. This mix keeps me pretty full for about five hours after I eat breakfast and that's with only one serving of 53 grams of batter as noted on the nutrition label. Great buy, I'm happy I found these online. These are very yummy, have clean ingredients, and I recommend them!" —Court

    Get six boxes of the buttermilk flapjack mix on Amazon for $29.99 (or see more flavor options on their store page).

    18. 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 $12.61.

    19. 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.

    A hand pulling one of the large, thick, square paper towels off the roll
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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. Note that some people have issues with mold: to make sure yours don't mold, never put them in a box or bag when they're wet! They're machine washable up to 100 times, but need to be air dried.

    Promising review: "Used several sheets. They do make awesome dishtowels. Been using one for over a week and it still works great. I like the idea that you can toss and just start a new one. I have scrubbed off stove top, oven wipe down, spills on the floor...and it just washes up clean and fresh. You get A LOT of use per towel!! I would suggest putting a receptacle (other than trash) near the roll, so if a kid uses one, they know NOT to toss it in the trash like a normal paper towel. They do machine wash and dry just fine! Otherwise, they fit your paper towel roll perfectly. Then you can fold the washed ones and keep with your kitchen towels/wash rags." —HG Timmons

    Get a roll of 30 towels on Amazon for $10.99.

    20. 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 $13, the T-Rex card for $15, and browse Lovepop's full card selection — including their new Disney cards! — all on Amazon.

    21. A ramen cooker because sometimes you just want to enjoy a hot, cheap, and delicious meal fast, with the most minimal dishes possible.

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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 four minutes (assuming filling it and mixing in the flavor packet takes around one minute).

    This cooker also has bonus functionality because you can put a packaged uncooked block of ramen in the cooker and then place it in your 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 $9.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A pack of two gift wrap cutters so you can get perfectly straight lines every time, and *so much* faster than with scissors. The open cylinders slide over the roll of paper, with a sharp blade that cuts precisely where the paper comes off the roll.

    Two hands sliding the cutter over a roll; the paper is perfectly cut where it comes off the roll
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    Promising review: "This item is super easy to use and cuts well every time. I've used it five times already and it works perfectly. It's such a great time saver and I've even come back to buy more for other friends as a cute little gift. This little helper makes me actually enjoy wrapping presents!! Everyone should have one of these Little ELFs!" —Cathy Bitner

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $16.99.

    23. 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 sweat through shirts on the 15 minute drive to work. Within minutes a perfectly dry shirt turns into a swampy oasis. A very unpleasant situation indeed. If this sounds like you, you MUST get this undershirt. Either keep holding your arms tightly against your body during important meetings and awkwardly moving around without lifting your arms up to hide the giant 8-10" diameter soak spots you now have growing on your sides... Or have a perfectly dry shirt all day long without having to uncomfortably hide your sweaty pits from everyone. Might sound like an overstatement, but it's literally changed my professional life and made me far more confident during my day to day activities. Totally worth the 30 bucks." —B. Ramlow

    Get one on Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–XXXL and four colors).

    24. 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 two 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 it a box that does 360 loads from Amazon for $37.21.

    25. A bottle emptying kit because it will let you get every penny's worth of product out of your favorite shampoos, lotions, and even food products like honey or that gourmet salad dressing you can't get enough of.

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    The kit comes with six adapters (to make them fit a variety of bottle neck sizes) and six of the purple dispensing stands.

    Promising review: "This is such a great tool for using up every last bit of product and reducing waste. We used this on a bottle of lotion that we thought was empty but got nearly six more months out of it when we put this on, we were shocked. I use this for my shampoo and anything else that I can think of." —Felishia Rae

    Get the kit on Amazon for $19.99.

    26. Some Neuro Gum or Neuro Mints, which contain 40 mg of green tea caffeine — about half a cup of coffee's worth, meaning it'll help give you the smooth boost you need through the afternoon without leaving you tossing and turning when it's time for bed.

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    Kayla, an editor here on the Shopping team, loves the gum — here's some of what she had to say in her Neuro Gum review! "It’s great to chew throughout the afternoon without having to worry about it keeping you up at night. It also ha L-theanine, which is the main amino acid in green tea, so you get a natural energy boost without all the sugars that you’d find in energy drinks. THIS MEANS NO JITTERS. NO CRASHING. Just a good’ ol boost of energy. Around 2 p.m., I pop a piece in (I looove the cinnamon flavor) and I have an instant energy boost."

    Promising review (for the mints): "I am currently in law school so these mints are an awesome alternative to drinking copious amounts of coffee. They have a strong but delicious flavor and provide a little jolt of energy (nothing too crazy) that help me get through the day. I would highly recommend these mints to someone who, like me, needs a little bit of pep in their step but doesn't want to drink too much coffee." —Daniella Crivello

    Get them on Amazon: six packs of the mints or six packs of the gum (available in mint or cinnamon flavor) for $21.

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