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    32 Products That Are, Thankfully, More Dependable Than You

    You're great and reliable, don't get me wrong, but these products will help you be **even more so**! Isn't that the dream?

    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. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen for basically armor-like sun protection with a whopping — wait for it — SPF 100+!! Can you believe?? If the sun's ever hurt you, it won't anymore, because you're armed with the very best. No more "I'll be ok. I won't even be out for long." excuses! Unless you love being lobster red, and painfully so.

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    As with literally all skincare products, do a patch test first if you're prone to sensitivity! But this bb has over 1k reviews with 75% 5-star reviews, so you should be more than ok!

    Promising review: "No matter what sunscreen I use, or how frequently I put it on, I would always end up with lobster red skin after a day in the sun. That is, until I found this sunscreen. It has seriously changed my life (no exaggeration). I no longer have layers of my skin peeling off when I try to enjoy living in Florida. I no longer have to live in fear of developing extreme skin cancer. Not only that, but it keeps me from getting tan! I personally adore how my complexion looks on me, and I like keeping my Irish skin as pale as the moon. I don't get burned or tan even if I'm at the beach all day!" —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    2. Foaming Bottle Bright tablets that'll deep cleanse your hard-to-clean stainless steel bottles with no fruitless scrubbing involved — just plop a tablet in and add hot water! It'll eliminate any lasting stains, odors (*holds nose*), and grime. 'Cause if you're drinking from it every day, it BETTER be sparkling clean, ok? No buts.

    BRB, buying this right now for my bottle that seemingly won't stop stinkin' no matter how long I soak it for with soap. :x

    Promising review: "My husband drinks about 3-4 cups of tea a day. He uses stainless steel mugs that stain horribly. No amount of soaking or scrubbing would get them clean. I set our electric kettle to 200 degrees and poured the hot water over the tablets, filling the mug to the top. I left them in the sink overnight, and all I had to do was dump the dirty water out! No soap or scrubbing at all, and they were like new! I will definitely re-purchase. P.S. Thanks for the recommendation, BuzzFeed!" —Rachel

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    3. And while we're on the topic, an actual Mira Alpine insulated water bottle to keep you accountable for staying hydrated throughout the day — and if you do forget to keep sipping for a while, your drink will stay at your preferred temperature. *satisfied sigh*


    Why does this water bottle do its job the best? It has triple-walled vacuum insulation, which is why it can keep your liquids hot and cold for so dang long!! But no matter the temperature, your bottle won't ~sweat~ on the outside. It also comes with two lids: a stainless steel lid with a carry handle and a black sports cap that lets you conveniently drink water one-handed while working out. It has a wide-mouth opening, which is great for loading in ice and/or lemon slices. The powder coated bottle finish provides a slip-free grip. All caps are BPA-free! It's hand wash only though!

    Promising review: This bottle is AMAZING! I got the 17 oz one and I am so happy with it. I tell everyone to get one, and I'm purchasing another. I left ice cold water in this bottle in my car when I arrived at work at about 8 a.m. It was a sunny, hot day and my windows were up. At 4 p.m. when I left, I got stuck in traffic and was thirsty. I assumed that it would be hot or at least warm, but in desperation I tried anyways. The water was STILL ICE COLD! After about eight hours in a sweltering car! I couldn't believe it. I'm sold! The outside is also perfect for decorating with fun vinyl stickers." —Stacey Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in three sizes, several colors).

    This is our low-priced pick for best insulated water bottle on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation that'll outlast your busiest days and keep your face lookin' fresh, even, and matte, while never caking or settling into your pores — why even slap on a pricey foundation when this gets the damn job done for much cheaper?

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    Promising review: "I've been using this foundation for about two months and even brought it with me to the Caribbean to endure high temperatures before writing a review, and I must say it really works!! It has a very nice finish on the skin and my face wasn't melting in 100-degree weather! Before buying I read about oxidizing, but I personally have never experienced it. I do mix two colors to match my skin but it lasts all day, making it an impressive foundation for the price." —macarari

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55+ (available in 24 shades).

    Read our full review of the Maybelline SuperStay foundation (along with seven other beloved Maybelline products!) for more deets!

    5. Olly Restful Sleep gummies with a totally reasonable dose of melatonin and l-theanine, lemon balm, and chamomile to help you naturally drift off and get the full night's sleep you desperately crave — because we've all been betrayed by our anxious brains or scrolling-through-social-media-after-lights-out habits, but no more!

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    Each serving (two gummies) contains three mg of melatonin, so you shouldn't feel any side effects right after taking them or the next day.

    Promising review: "For decades, I've been plagued by various levels of insomnia. My normal routine would include heading to bed at a slightly-later-than-reasonable hour, contemplating my excessive workload, becoming exasperated about any upcoming social plans, growing anxious after reflecting further and realizing that I basically have no social life, and wondering why I had that sixth cup of coffee in the afternoon. Before you know it, it's 4:11 a.m. and I'm incredulous, ruminating about where I went wrong in my life. That was before an angel referred me to these. Combining the perfect texture of Welch's fruit snacks and the nostalgic flavor of Children's Dimetapp, these gummies' relaxing effects are felt within minutes, with a good night's sleep always soon to follow. Yes, I have had some bizarre dreams since taking this product, but they are a small price to pay for peaceful rest." —Daniel

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 50-, 60-, and 70-count containers).

    Read our review on the Olly Restful Sleep gummies (#5) to find out just how effective they are!

    6. The queen of waterproof liners, NYX Epic Ink Liner, that won't smudge, transfer, fade, no matter how many you cry or sweat — so you can give all of life's obstacles a middle finger in makeup form, aka two killer-sharp wings.

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    Promising review: "I have heavy lids that have deflated after major weight loss and now sit ON my lashline. Because of this, any eyeliner will transfer right? If I sweat or cry, I'll have a copy of the perfect line I made somewhere on the upper lid, right? Well, I was trying them all with NO luck no matter what they cost or claimed! Then I bought this one. Unfortunately this one came just as I was about to give it the ultimate test. My husband of almost 40 years passed away after fighting cancer for four years. He was my everything and I still love him with everything I have. He died at home with me four weeks ago and I have worn this to the funeral and every day since. I've shed buckets of tears and because it's in the 90s with 100% humidity here in Ohio, I've sweat rivers too. But not one transfer, smudge, or fade away! I hope you NEVER have to worry about your liner under circumstances anything like this but if you cry happy tears or sweat, you can count on this one more than any other one I've tried!" —Maureen Spaulding

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    While I can't quite compete with this above reviewer's testimony, feel free to check out my full review of the NYX Epic Ink Liner if you want to hear more lovely things about it!

    7. Or a double-ended eyeliner pen to outsmart your shaky hand and/or tendency to run late by streamlining the task of drawing a perfect wing business down to one firm press of this handy stamp., Amazon

    The other side of the pen is regular liner, so you can quickly finish the deed!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

    Read our full rundown on this product in If You Hate Doing Winged Eyeliner, You 100% Need This Cat-Eye Stamp, and see what won best liquid eyeliners at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    8. A magical, stain-repelling perfect button-down shirt for not only a fabulous closet staple you should already own, but as you can see in the photo below, a belief-suspending product that REALLY works. So eat your messy foods and drink your red wine freely!! Did I mention it's also wrinkle-resistant? Yep, what can you say for your other shirts?

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    The cotton, machine-washable (!!) material repels both oil- and water-based things, which should blot away easily with water if you spill!

    Promising review: "It's perfect for travel. This shirt performed exactly as promised! No ironing, no wrinkles, and no stains after a full day of airport shuffling! Love it!" —2DotPeg

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes 0/2-20/22 and in 13 colors/prints) or Chico's for $79.50 (available in sizes 0/2-20/22 regular and 2P-16/18P petite and in five colors).

    9. A bottle of all-natural, plant-based, and biodegradable Puracy stain remover that'll destroy the sight of new and old stains (including but not limited to grass, blood, tomato, oil, and sweat!) with just a little bit of time (let it soak overnight while you snooze) and some ~working in~. Next time you spill or bleed through, don't even sweat it!

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    Promising review: "This stain remover keeps working again and again on clothing that I thought for sure was ruined. It works best if you rub it in with an old toothbrush and let it sit for a few minutes, overnight is best in my experience. In some cases, the enzymes work by themselves and dissolve the stain before the item is even washed. This stuff works better than every Pinterest method that I have tried, including Dawn dish soap, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc.! The mini bottle is perfect for keeping one at work or in the car, and I purchase the refill bag to fill up both the small bottles and larger spray bottles that we keep at home." —Amanda

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $11.04.

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the Puracy stain remover for more deets!

    10. But wait, we're not done with spilling drinks quite yet — a set of klutz-proof and shatterproof stemless wine glasses you can sip away, away, and away with and not worry about loose glass flying everywhere if you happen to drop one. And best of all, they can be (roughly) tossed into the dishwasher afterwards.


    These are made of Tritan plastic, which is more durable than regular plastic.

    Promising review: "The box says these are dishwasher-safe and you can expect to hand these glasses to your grandchildren as an heirloom because they will retain their quality. I believe it. I've tried to abuse these glasses (dropping them, dishwasher, using them as kids' cups, etc.) and haven't found a scratch or blemish. On the shelf and in the hand, they look like glass. I'm having great fun dropping these for the uninitiated." —Marc

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in sets of two, four, and eight).

    11. Blue light–blocking glasses to help you get through the work day (or a Netflix marathon) without any eye strain or headaches caused by harmful blue light emitting from your laptop or TV — treat your peepers right, goshdarnit!,

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).

    12. A NoBiggie phone finger strap for peace of mind that you won't be dropping your phone left and right, cracking your screen, and trudging to the repair shop yet again — *even if* there's a slight chance you'll brush shoulders with a celebrity, it's not worth it, folks! And it lays flat, unlike a dang PopSocket!!

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    Promising review: "I don't get why people like PopSockets. They are extremely uncool and bulky. Since I have a deep-seated fear of developing iPhone claw hand and a long history of dropping my phone and shattering screens (my claim to fame is that Bella Hadid and I go to the same screen repair place), I needed to find something that allowed me to hold my phone with my fingers but wasn't totally lame. I noticed that my friend's cool German mom was using a sleek iPhone strap at dinner one night, and I ordered one on Amazon for $2.50 less than a standard PopSocket. It lays completely flat and is the perfect size for my middle and ring finger. While I hear that PopSockets constantly break, my sturdy phone strap has never failed me. One time, a stranger on the subway asked me where I got it! I am a trendsetter." —Maggie Schultz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. A machine-washable Makeup Eraser so no matter how tired or drunk you are, you can easily and speedily take off your makeup (all you need is water!!!) before crashing into bed. You gotta do it!! Don't let that makeup get all over your pillow, or worse, settle deep within your pores!, BuzzFeed / Via

    Promising review: "DRENCH this thing. Get it SOAKING, SOPPING WET and everything from waterproof mascara to false eyelash glue to lip stains just melts right off with a few gentle glides across your face. IF YOU HAVE TO RUB, IT IS NOT WET ENOUGH. Seriously. When it's adequately wet, a gentle glide is all you need to erase the makeup from your face. DON'T WRING IT OUT after wetting it. If you do, it will be too dry. If you don't want it to drip, then BARELY wring the end of the cloth, but keep the rest fully soaked. TRUST ME, it will work for you. I have sensitive skin and even mildly abrasive things, like certain makeup brushes, will cause irritation. This is the most effective makeup remover I've ever used and it is so soft and gentle. I'm gifting every girl in my life this for Christmas." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in other colors, like black, purple, and turquoise).

    This is our mid-priced pick for best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    14. A compact portable Anker battery pack so you'll always be at the ready to snap unforgettable moments, whether you're on vacation, at a concert, or hiking far from civilization, **and** you'll still have enough juice to get home safely. You can get 3.6 charges out of an iPhone 8 and 2.2 charges for an Galaxy S9 — it also easily fits into (deep) pockets or small purses, and easily recharges via USB ports or an outlet adapter.


    And if you're like me and still have an ancient iPhone 6, then the number of charges you get is even higher! I own this baby and it's been LIFE-CHANGING, especially when you're traveling and out all day. If you don't need multiple charges, you can get a more compact, lipstick-sized charger.

    Promising review: "Initially purchased this for a trip to an amusement park where I would be using my phone heavily to take pics, video, track kids, and purchases. I was able to fully charge my phone twice and still had about half the power left on this battery pack." —Juan G. Urbaez

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors).

    And check out our picks for best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. Rael Acne Healing Patches to stop you from being your own worst enemy and picking at breakouts, worsening the healing process, and causing scars!! All you have to do is pop one on and let it ~do its thing~ over a few hours or overnight. Deflate, zit, DEFLATE!

    Promising review: "I just want to start by saying I’m normally pretty skeptical when buying any beauty product online, but this one actually works. I occasionally get hormonal acne around my chin that is red and inflammation, so I put a patch on all the numbs and wore it all day. When I took it off this evening I was surprised to see that the inflammation was nearly all gone, and not to mention the patch helped me from picking at it all day. The patch also blends in very well with my medium skin tone." —PJ

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A honeycomb drawer organizer that'll basically Marie Kondo your sock/underwear/tie drawer for you (whew, we've escaped folding for this round!) and is far more reliable than you simply throwing in small items into a random drawer and hopefully you'll find 'em exactly when you need 'em (aka at a moment's notice).

    Just snap it together (no tools required), and the cells will expand to fit your drawer size!

    Promising review: "Perhaps one of the better non-basket style ways to organize small clothing pieces in a drawer that I've found to date. I tried another style that allows for size customization but found the unit to always shift during use. This piece remains in place after it's set up in the drawer. It allows me to keep track of socks and other small pieces of clothing and I can easily see if I need to replace items that get worn over time. (Or if I'm losing one too many socks to the dryer monster.) I personally did not need to trim the plastic pieces to fit in my drawer, but if one did, it would require a sturdy pair of scissors." —Marilyn

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    17. A bitter-tasting varnish for an easy solution that'll help you kick your nail-biting habit once and for all and give your nails the ability to always grow and flourish!! It dries clear, but its ~sharp~ taste will make you think twice (And thrice! And on and on forever!) before munching on your targets until you realize you've gone without it for weeks and months. Go you!

    Promising review: "I kept my nails polished with this bitter stuff for about two weeks. I was aware every time I put my fingers to my mouth and had gained so much progress that I would have been devastated if I ruined it. So for the last two weeks I haven't worn the stuff but my nails keep growing. I have bitten since I was a kid. I am now on the path to normal-looking fingers. I still play with my nails on my teeth but I don't actually bite anymore. It's never too late to make a change!" —bexter91

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (also available in sets of two and three).

    Read our deep dive of the Mavala Stop polish for more deets!

    18. A tube of ever-dependable Buxom Lash Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to keep your peepers and lashes looking flawless from day start to day end — no matter what unexpected tears, extra sweat-inducing weather, white water rafting and whatever else comes your way! No running mascara ever...just physical running if you so choose.

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    Promising review: "It's a deep black and lasts through 100% humidity and 100 degree heat in a Mexican jungle while hiking without smearing or budging. No raccoon eyes, not even when crying and smudging. Comes off easily with waterproof makeup remover. Love the brush too — it lengthens lashes without crumbling or flaking, and volumizes too." —cmt4wa

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    I also *personally* recommend the original Buxom Lash Mascara in case you're in the market for a non-waterproof mascara. It holds up fairly well but makes my lashes look longer, fuller, and nicely separated (aka not clumped)!

    This is our mid-priced pick for best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. A handbag insert organizer with pockets and dividers galore to assist you with your baby's needs at a moment's notice or tidy up your school/work belongings, so your purse doesn't look like an explosion of knick-knacks all the time (umm, guilty!) — and it has handles, so you can easily lift it out and have it stand alone.


    Of course, you don't have to use it inside of a purse — it can easily sit at home as a makeup organizer and whatever else you need it for!

    Promising review: "Extremely pleased with the number of pockets, sturdy construction, and built-in water bottle pocket. It fits well into my large Longchamp Le Pliage Tote with room to spare on the side for a 13" MacBook Pro. The water bottle pocket holds my insulated Klean Kanteen snugly and the side pockets are more than enough to store a charging cable, earbuds, chapstick, keys, glasses cleaner, etc. Made such a big difference with my work bag and now I don't have to rummage around endlessly to retrieve an item!" —Grace Ho

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    20. Delicates washing bags to prevent your expensive lingerie from wearing down prematurely or snagging and making holes in the rest of your clothes (oops). If you're not going to hand wash (ha ha ha), this is as good as you can do!!


    Promising review: "These things work so much better than the laundry bags we used to use. They do a much better job of protecting delicates and can really hold a surprising amount. The zippers on these are very well made, open and close easily, don't have any jagged teeth exposed, and have proved to be very durable so far. I wouldn't hesitate to buy these again." —JMac

    Get a set of three bags from Amazon for $12.45 (available in two sizes).

    21. An almighty Mr. Clean Magic Eraser that'll work through and dissolve any sort of mess you can think of, from burnt oil/grease, kiddie messes, and whatever else is lurking in that bathroom of yours.


    I bought these to clean up gnarly scratches on my Away carry-on (as a result of checking it in :/ because I wanted my full-sized skincare products ok) and they worked like a charm!

    Promising review: "Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I've used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a lightly-colored sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner, but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it's good as new!" —seven4eleven

    Get a box of four from Amazon for $4.94.

    Be sure to check out our picks for the best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    22. A food chopper with *11* interchangeable blades so you can dice, mince, peel, slice, and grate your way to a delicious meal — no onion-cutting tears...or any knife skills required at all! Woot woot!


    Promising review: "I am so glad I purchased this chopper! I love all the different attachments to chop, slice, and dice different items. I like that the food is contained — no more losing pieces on the counter or floor. This is especially great with onions. I haven't cried chopping onions since using this! Clean up is also a breeze, which I think is everyone's goal!" —Mandy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    23. Or a nifty Rapid Slicer tool to further save your hands from cuts and scars — it's especially great for awkwardly small fruits and veggies, as well as hard-to-cut, textured food like chicken breasts!

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love this slicer! I rarely write reviews, but this literally changed my life. I have fibromyalgia and have trouble gripping things. I also have a host of tiny scars on my hands from cutting myself instead of the vegetables. I am stunned by how easy this is to use and the protection it gives my hands! And it's low-tech! And it cleans easily! I'm still having trouble believing that a $13 product is doing so much to make my life easier and more painless." —Theresa

    Get it from The Grommet for $12.95 or Amazon for $14.95.

    24. An ergonomic scalp massager for a much more effective method than your fingers when it comes to getting rid of scalp buildup and dandruff — and not to mention, it'll feel so friggin' relaxing! The bristles are Goldilocks-approved: not too soft that they're ineffective and won't get up all in your roots and hard-to-reach spots, but also not too rough that they'll pull on your hair and/or irritate your scalp.

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels! It relaxes you and it for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually gets down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots to clean your hair. My hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product." —Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    Looking for some scalp-care products to accompany your brush? Ya' got it!

    25. And a Wet Brush that'll make your delicate hair forgive you for tearing through it in the past — it has incredibly soft and flexible bristles that smoothly comb through knotted hair, wet or dry — and people seriously swear by it!,

    Promising review: "It's official. I'm a believer. I've heard the rave reviews of the Wet brushes, but I thought it was probably a lot of hype. I have long, super thick hair that's straight but tangles easily. I've dealt with knots for years and just thought that was a part of the deal if I wanted to keep my hair long. Not with this little brush. Four strokes and the knots are G.O.N.E. Seriously, I don't know what kind of magic it performs but it's awesome — it untangles my hair every time, and fast!" —Crystal Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.38+ (available in 10 colors).

    Read our deep dive, "If Tangled Hair Is Your Worst Nightmare, This Brush Will Be Your Hero," to learn more!

    26. A sunrise-stimulating alarm clock to help you schlep out of bed more naturally and gently (hello, gradual light build-up and nature sounds!) in a better mood than you would be waking up to blaring lights, alarms, and follow-up alarms as you keep snoozing. Bye, phone dependency!!


    Promising review: "I haven’t had an alarm clock in my bedroom in over three years because I can’t stand how bright the lights are. I was hesitant to buy another alarm clock, but wanted to give the sunrise feature a try. I love it! Firstly, There are several colors lights change, and they are all pretty. And I can completely dim the clock’s light while I sleep, so I’m not bothered by the illuminated clock at night. I then set the sunrise feature to begin 40 minutes before wake up, and set the alarm to the nature sounds. It has completely changed the way I sleep and wake up and begin the day. The sunrise feature slowly wakes me up, and the nature sounds for the alarm are soothing and pleasant instead of the usual jarring blare of an alarm clock. This wake up light helps me to wake up without disturbing my partner too. Totally worth the money. Definitely recommend." —Evan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.88. For a higher-end option, there's the Phillips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock.

    27. A sous vide cooker that'll do all of the heavy lifting and ensure that your meats (so finicky!), vegetables, fish, rice pudding, egg cups, and even infused-liquor cocktails are cooked to utter perfection — it controls and tracks the temperature and time very precisely, so you won't ever overcook anything again! (Own it. It's fine. You're not a chef here.)


    Its bluetooth connectivity allows you to control the device from up to 30 feet away!

    Promising review: "This product has changed my life; I will never cook without it again. I seriously use it about five days a week. The first time you use it to cook chicken you will be like, 'Ohmygod, I have never eaten real chicken before.' Now when I shop, I buy in bulk and use my FoodSaver to pre-portion and freeze everything and I always have my Anova on the counter so I can drop in a bag of chicken or veggies, and presto! Best of all, you don’t need to cook with oils/butter. Your food is 100% more delicious and 100% more nutritious. Since getting mine as a gift, I’ve purchased it for many family members and friends!" —Stephanie Needham

    Get it from Amazon for $105.

    Read our full review of the sous vide cooker for more deets!

    28. And a handy pasta cooking gadget to microwave your way to perfectly soft al dente pasta and a lazy meal on the super quick — just heat it up, pop on the lid (which acts as a strainer) to drain, add your fave store-bought pasta sauce and voila, your go-to cheap meal to help dampen eating out costs a bit is served!


    No more waiting for boiling water. Or wandering off and forgetting about your pot until it overflows (I'm not saying I'm not guilty of this).

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man...I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti — either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterwards. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly-measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot and then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time; and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy to clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A surge protector with multiple, PIVOTING outlets (because giant plugs don't really play nicely with others) that you bet your bottom dollar will help manage your cords and have enough energy to power *all* of your appliances without blowing out — it filters your electricity current to eliminate ~dirty power~ caused by signal interference. Amazing.


    Promising review: "I love that I can choose whether each plug is front-facing or turned to the side — makes for great cord management. I also love that the design uses the TOP plug on the outlet. So many I've found use the bottom plug and all those reviewers complain that the weight of the adapters/cords pull the thing out of the wall. Finally, I like the versatility of being able to screw it into the outlet center point if you need the additional stability, but also that you don't have to do that if you want something more easily removable." —Susan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two formats).

    30. Sugru moldable glue to help you fix just about any problem imaginable — from well-known uses like fixing fraying cables and reattaching lids to pots and pans, to more creative solutions like mounting iPads on cabinets, creating custom camera grips, and customizing pens for better ease of use. It's like having your own (very pliable and versatile) handyman!,,

    Promising review: "For the longest time I wanted to set up an iPad on the cabinet in the kitchen. I wanted my wife to be able to see all her Pinterest recipes and connect it to our Bluetooth speakers. I wanted to have it in the kitchen without needing to look for it or have it sit on the counter. As soon as I saw Sugru Moldable glue I knew I had a winner. Not too long ago I bought an iPad stand for much more, but I don't need it anymore. The iPad stand takes real estate on my counter, and it can accidentally fall down or get wet. Now I have it where I need it. Perfect. I also use Sugru for broken iPhone cable chargers and put it under my garbage can, so it doesn't slide around when I open and close it. I feel like MacGyver with Sugru. My wife is also using the iPad more." —Kristen and me

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $13.02+ (available in seven color combos).

    31. A mousepad weekly planner that'll be infinitely more reliable than your own memory or even making a billion, scattered notes on your phone or laptop, because your to-do list will literally be staring at you every time you're at your desk! It even has a pen holder! Genius!


    It's broken down into sections so you can organize their level of importance and timeliness, from "do or die" (making doctor's appointments!) to "oughta do" (cleaning out your fridge...).

    Promising review: "I'm not sure how I got anything done at work before I got this pad. Used it all last year, and reordered because I don't think I could function without it. I don't use it as a mouse pad, just keep it next to my keyboard to organize my tasks for the week. I add little boxes next to what I list, so I can check them off. The paper is thick and doesn't bleed through even if I use a big marker to cross something out. The layout is perfect to organize what I need to do right away and what I can spread out over the week, anything that's not a huge focus but I don't want to completely forget I stick in the 'snowball in hell' section. It's been crucial for prioritizing my work week." —A. Koeth

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in four total styles).

    32. A gel-enhanced memory foam seat cushion so back pain doesn't dare mess with you as the day drags on, whether you're doing the 9-to-5 grind or cramming for that final you threw under the bus and now are dearly paying for. It'll also help improve your posture, which I know I need!

    I try to remember to get out of my chair once in a while and walk around the office, but oftentimes your workload just gets the best of you and all of a sudden it's 4 p.m. and your back/butt/spine/neck is killing you. :( Not anymore! P.S. the lining is machine-washable!

    Promising review: "As an audiobook narrator, I spend a great deal of time propped on my bum. It's difficult to concentrate on the book you're narrating when your bum goes numb. After trying a collection of folded towels and foam bed pillows, I took a chance on this pillow. OH MY. I can now sit for hours in complete posterior comfort. I thank you, and my listeners thank you." —J. Seybert

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    Together you and these products can achieve amazing things, just like BTS:

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    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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