Skip To Content

    If You Buy Any Of These 24 Products, You’ll Finally Understand Why We Put Them In So Many Posts

    Yes, the TubShroom is in this post.

    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. Dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn't gunking them up even more.

    The inside of a reviewer's dishwasher looking dirty
    The same reviewer's dishwasher now looking shiny and clean after using the cleaning tablet

    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless-steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. And while you're at it, you'll want to add this pack of washing machine cleaning tablets to your cart as well!

    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $11.98.

    3. A FlexiSnake so you can unclog your hair-filled drain by simply ~snaking~ this tool down there, letting it grab the hair, pulling it back up, and deciding whether you should be marveled at its abilities or gag.

    A reviewer photo of a FlexiSnake on the floor of a tub after pulling out a mound of hair
    Hair attached to the FlexiSnake

    More than 4,000 hook and loop micro-hooks cover the full 18-inch span of the snake. It's reusable! Just remove hair after use, and clean with soap, water, and a brush. It's compatible with most bathroom drains, without needing to take off the stopper.

    Promising review: "I didn’t expect this to be professional grade or anything, but hey, for the price, this definitely did the job. Our bathroom sink was starting to drain really slowly, so I bought this. In less than two minutes, it had fed down the drain easily and pulled up two separate disgusting chunks of hair and soap scum. I wore cleaning gloves to clean that gunk off the snake, but it wasn’t too difficult. Drain worked perfectly after. I use it maybe once a month to maintain. Good value!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. Or a TubShroom that'll collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so it doesn't go down the drain and clog in the first place.

    The TubShrom inside of a reviewer's tub drain
    A reviewer holding the TubShroom after taking it out of the drain, and it has hair on it

    This fits any standard 1.5-inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product in a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five colors).

    5. A Billie razor subscription for the smoothest, gentlest shave of your life. For $9, you'll get a starter box with a handle in a pretty color of your choice, a magic magnetic holder, and two blades surrounded in a layer of charcoal soap.

    BuzzFeed Editor Kayla Suazo holding the Billie razor
    A gif of BuzzFeed Editor Natalie Brow showcasing the magnetic razor holder
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    What you'll get: Your first box comes with a handle in a pretty color of your choice, a magic magnetic holder, and two blades. Depending on how often you shave, they'll send your four refill blades every month, two months, or three months. Also! Their shaving cream is not to be overlooked and can be added to your order for $8. It'll leave skin feeling extra smooth and you only need to use a nickel-sized amount! Eight BuzzFeed Shopping editors tried out Billie and all of them LOVED it — be sure to check out our full review of the incredible Billie razor subscription!

    So last year I gave in to see what the Billie hype was all about — as someone who was perfectly content buying a pack of multiple razors for about the same price, my expectations were't super high when it came to Billie, but I knew so many of my co-workers loved their Billie razors. Well, I am here to say, I am a Billie razor fan for life, and I will never turn back. The charcoal soap surrounding the blades really makes for the absolute smoothest shave — like it truly just glides against your skin and doesn't leave behind nicks or razor bumps. The magnetic holder and the pretty, sturdy handle all make the Billie experience even better. Trust me, it's worth all the hype and more.

    Get it from Billie for $9/initial box, and $9/each blade refill box.

    6. A mascara that'll give you lashes so dramatic, no one will believe you when you tell them you bought it for less than $5 on Amazon.

    on top, a reviewer before applying the mascara, and on the bottom, the same reviewer's lashes looking naturally long after using the mascara
    a reviewer holding the mascara

    Check out our review of this cult-favorite mascara

    Promising review: "I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like wild...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $2.29.

    7. Divider sticky notes to ease the task of writing down important meeting notes and to-do lists so it all feels less overwhelming.

    The colorful divider tabs in a notebook outlining notes for various chapters
    Amazon

    These dividers use water-based, not chemical-based adhesive.

    Promising review: "These babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, planner, magazine, or whatever, a complete breeze. I really like the ease of these and if you are creative you can make these work for any project. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter. I also have short-term memory loss after a car accident, and I like reading novels, but can't remember things, so I use one of these as a bookmark, and take a few minutes to jot down key things from the book. I really, really, really like these and I am glad they exist." —Delaney

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $5.29.

    8. An Instant Pot – it'll pretty much become your new favorite gadget. This thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.

    A reviewer photo of the Instant Pot
    A reviewer photo of mac and cheese being cooked inside the Instant Pot

    It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $64+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A car vent face mask holder to provide a more organized, cleaner space in your vehicle to keep masks. Whether it's a mask you're already wearing while running errands, or just keeping some extra masks on hand, this baby will be super useful.

    face masks being hung on the vent holder
    ArchersDesignShop / Etsy

    ArchersDesignShop is a small business based in Indianapolis, IN that sells 3D-printed goods for your car so that belongings like face masks and sunglasses are in a tidy area, rather than strewn on the seats, floors, or worse...in hard-to-reach areas.

    Promising review: "These clips work so well! It was getting frustrating having no place to put my mask while traveling without putting it on the floor and getting it dirty! This shop is so amazing — they threw in extra clips and I can't wait to share with friends!" —Sam Fuentes

    Get it from ArchersDesignShop on Etsy for $4.50 (available in four colors).

    10. Water bottle cleaning tablets for getting your beloved drinking bottle back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it. Not to mention the fact that you should only ever consume water from a CLEAN bottle.

    Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. They're individually packaged, and don't require any additional brushing or scrubbing. Good for use on stainless-steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

    Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher safe or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." —K.R.

    Get them from Amazon for $8/12 tablets.

    11. Acne patches you can apply to areas where you're breaking out. Let it sit overnight or throughout the day, peel it off, and watch it take all the pore-clogging gunk with it.

    On the top, a reviewer's face with some small pimples on it, and on the bottom, the same reviewer's face a day later, with most of it cleared up
    Three pimple patches with white gunk on it

    These patches contain hydrocolloid dressing with a hint of tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica. The ingredients in this are gentle, ideal for all skin types and tones!

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much money I've spent on acne products over the years before I found this. Of all the products with glowing reviews, these patches have been the most effective and worth their cost. I have sensitive combo skin and deal with adult acne on a daily basis. Since my face has dry areas, I'm also more likely to pick at it (TMI, sorry). It's terribly embarrassing to go to work with these kinds of issues day after day, so in addition to taking a prescription, I've been on the hunt for anything topical that would help. The first time I used one of these patches, I put it on at night. The next morning, I woke up and was kind of shocked. It actually did what it was supposed to do. You peel off the patch, and with it comes at least 90% of the nastiness that was clogging your skin. It DRASTICALLY reduces the size of the zit. I've also experimented with using these on cystic acne, and they work wonders for speeding up the clearing and healing process. Also, they're comfortable to wear and stay on your face pretty well overnight!" —Greta H

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    12. A car dip clip that'll allow you to easily dip your nugs and fries in your favorite sauces as you drive.

    the double dipper clip holding ketchup and bbq sauce
    3DPrintedByBrian / Etsy

    3DPrintedByBrian is an Etsy shop based out of Fate, TX that sells a cool mix of 3D-printed goods like personalized Scooby-Doo dog tags, shower wine glass holders, skull-shaped succulent planters, and more!

    Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it, but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer cleaner look than the picture in my opinion." —MaisonElaine98

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.95+ (available in single or double dipper options).

    13. A jewelry cleaning pen so you don't have to spend too much time or energy on giving your beloved treasures the shine they deserve.

    a before and after photo of buzzfeed editor stephanie hope's engagement ring looking shiny and clean after using the diamond dazzle pen
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

    14. A watermark remover cloth to get rid of those annoying ringlet stains on your furniture — you warned your family to use a coaster but, of course, they didn't listen!

    a white watermark on a reviewer's wooden table
    the same wooden table now free of the water stain

    Cloth is reusable, and can be used to remove marks on wood caused by water, alcohol, and heat. It can also be used to polish metal and chrome.

    Promising review: "I must admit I ordered this as a last hope. I had a mark on my bedside table that I tried various things to remove, but was totally unsuccessful. I tried this today, and there is NO sign of the mark. It is like brand-new again. I was thrilled with the result and highly recommend it to anyone, but would suggest you try it first to save yourself grief! It is inexpensive in the first place, but to know I can reuse it if necessary on another mark, (hopefully that doesn't occur, but life happens), makes it an even better value." —Kritik

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28.

    15. A eucalyptus and lavender shower/bath pouch that'll help give you a spa experience right from the comfort of home. These may also help provide some relief from colds, congestions, and stress.

    a pouch filled with eucalyptus and lavender hanging on a shower nozzle
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is an Etsy shop based in Charlotte, North Carolina that sells eucalyptus and lavender shower and bath products and bouquets.

    Promising review: "Not only does these enhance my shower experience, but my whole bathroom smells nice all the time!" —Edward

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $14.39/three pouches or $17.59/five pouches.

    16. A thickened down jacket with a cult following to keep you feeling warm and cozy no matter how cold or windy it gets outside. Seriously, more than 13.3K people love this amazing coat.

    reviewer in jacket
    reviewer in jacket near snow

    Promising review: "This coat is no joke. The coldest temperature I tested it out in was 9 degrees and I did not feel like I was freezing at all! I even tried to wear with just a T-shirt, no sweaters/layers underneath, to see if I felt cold...nothing. No cold! Boomshakalaka! It's also so stylish, roomy, has a thousand pockets (goodbye purse!) and looks different from all the rest out there." —Zhure

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in 13 colors, and women's sizes 2XS—5XL).

    17. A rapid egg cooker so you don't have to waste your precious time standing over the stove waiting for your eggs to finish cooking. I own this, and lemme tell ya, it's a pretty wonderful thing being able to watch Netflix and not keep a hawk-eye view on my omelet in the mornings.

    BuzzFeed Editor Samantha Wieder's black rapid egg cooker cooking six hard boiled eggs at a time
    Samantha Wieder showing the inside of a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    When I tell you that I think this is one of my all-time favorite purchases ever, I'm not EGGagerating...but really, I'm not. I pretty much use this every single day. Let me start by saying that the pieces themselves were self-explanatory. I opened this when I was VERY hungry and therefore had no patience to read an instruction manual, and found it super quick to figure out what to do.

    It can boil up to six eggs at a time. It comes with a little measuring cup with a needle at one end that you simply pierce the larger top of the egg with, place the egg on one of the six slots of the tray with the pierced side facing up, fill the measuring cup to the soft, medium, or hard line depending on your preference, pour the water through center hole, cover the cooker, plug it in, and press the button. It makes a sound in the form of a pretty cute (and TBH, kinda catchy) song when it's ready, so you don't have to sit and wait around. This also comes with a poacher tray and an omelet tray that are just as easy to use! I've been on a kick with the omelet tray lately, because it's just a million times better than having to stand over the stove. Be sure to check out our write-up of this awesome egg cooker!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in nine colors).

    18. A pack of essential oil-infused cat chew sticks for your favorite furry friend. They'll love how these chew toys feel against their chompers and you'll love that it keeps them busy for hours. A win-win.

    pack of chew sticks
    a cat chewing on a stick
    Meowy Janes / Etsy

    Meowy Janes is an Etsy shop based in New Egypt, New Jersey. 

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical to purchase but I am so glad I did and will be purchasing more in the future. My cat absolutely loved them and she’s usually a picky witch who will meow at me mercilessly if she’s displeased. They came exactly as described." —Amanda Gomez

    Get a pack (seven to nine sticks) from Meowy Janes on Etsy for $10.86.

    19. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer to help you slice, pit, and scoop nature's butter in a pinch.

    A reviewer photo of a pit being removed from an avocado using the slicer
    A reviewer slicing an avocado with the slicer

    Features a soft, comfy nonslip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. A book tracker bookmark you can fill out as you read. Once you finish a book, all you have to do is color in one of the spines, write the book's title, and then use the bookmark for your next read.

    a person holding the bookmark
    British Book Art / Etsy

    British Book Art is an Etsy shop based in the UK.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love my bookmark! So, so cute! Already made a start coloring in the books and writing the names on the spines!" —Chloe

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.56.

    21. Mike's Hot Honey – it may just become your new go-to condiment. It's delicious on spicy foods, savory foods, sweet foods, heck, you may even be tempted to just hold the bottle over your mouth and eat it directly from the bottle. You do you.

    A person pouring the hot honey over pepperoni pizza
    A person pouring the hot honey over a plate of chicken and waffles
    Amazon

    Check out our write-up of the delicious Mike's Hot Honey!

    Promising review: "I was a skeptic, but now I AM a believer. This mixed up honey is absolutely fabulous. I ordered three bottles more after my initial order. Why? Because it is really good on everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Soft pretzels, toast, biscuits, waffles, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, and definitely pizza. Gives everything in your kitchen a small kick of sweet heat flavor without burning your mouth. I have told many of my friends about this magical elixir and they all agree — this is the BEST specialty honey any of us have ever had. Don’t hesitate to buy it. It is absolutely wonderful stuff. I most HIGHLY recommended!" —Jeff R. Clow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A cleaning essentials kit so you can easily make your own nontoxic cleaning products at home. Plus, thanks to the reusable bottles, you'll be cutting down on waste and saving money on refills.

    the clean essentials kit
    gif of the writer dropping the cleaner tablet into spray bottle of water
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Check out our review of the amazing Blueland cleaning essentials kit! The kit comes with foaming hand soap (scent: Iris Agave), multi-surface cleaner to clean counters, sealed stone, and wood (scent: Fresh Lemon), bathroom cleaner to clean tubs, tiles, and showers (scent: Eucalyptus Mint), and glass and mirror cleaner to clean glass, mirrors, and windows (fragrance-free).

    Promising review: "Listen, maybe it's just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where — they're usually dangerous chemicals and I don't want to mess up! With Blueland, it's honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it's doubly a relief to know that they're all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.

    The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets — one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It's as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs." —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    23. Plant food spikes to keep your plants fed for up to two months!

    a reviewer's house plant with wilting leaves
    the same plant 48 hours later with the leaves now looking much healthier

    It's recommended to change the spikes every 30 days during the spring and summer months!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.88.

    24. A high-quality Always Pan for cooking up your favorite foods and then cleaning everything up afterwards with ease.

    A meal BuzzFeed Editor Bek O'Connell cooked in the always pan
    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This features a nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "It's one of those things you can just hold in your hands and know is high-quality. This gorgeous pan isn't just all looks: It heats up quickly, comes with a cool metal strainer, and has a spot for a nesting beechwood spatula. I've never owned a pan that cleaned up so easily. Seriously, just one swipe of the sponge and it's sparkly and new again. I use it for pretty much every meal and wow, I love it so much."—Bek O'Connell, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Our Place for $115 (available in eight colors).

    Read our review of the Always Pan.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated gift guide banner
    BuzzFeed

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.