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    31 Products Whose Reviewers Didn't Have To Go Off Like That (But They Did)

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    1. An electric egg cooker that effortlessly prepares perfect eggs, so you don't have to worry about cracking into a hard-boiled egg and finding a runny yolk. Get ready for instant hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, and omelets!

    It comes with a measuring cup so you pour the perfect amount of water for the style of eggs you want.

    Promising review: "If you eat hard-boiled eggs often, this is absolutely 100% worth the money just for that. My eggs come out perfect every time. No green rings. No rubbery whites. And they're easy to peel every time. It's easy, faster than boiling water, and every egg turns out the same. It makes other kinds of eggs too, and according to the booklet you can steam veggies and other things in it, too. But OMG even if you only ever used it for hard-boiled eggs, it's worth it. I don't think I've ever given a product 5 stars like this before. Also, skeptics: yes, I know boiling eggs isn't hard. It's the consistent results with even less effort that's remarkable." —Crockery

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

    2. An eco-friendly oven scrub cleaner for tackling all the caked-on messes you've learned to ignore. Made with natural ingredients (including pumice stone and baking soda), you'll get your oven back without all the toxic fumes.

    Cleaning Studio/Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a family-owned small business based in Connecticut creating 100% natural cleaning products because you don't need harsh and toxic chemicals to get a great clean.

    Promising review: "Came back to edit this review to say this stuff is AWESOME. Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those "oh, crap, the pot boiled over" rings that I ignored that lead to my stovetop looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right up and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+.

    3. A pet hair remover so good you probably won't recognize your couch after just one use. While we're talking about it, your carpet isn't "shag," that's also your pet's hair.

    Promising review: "Okay, I literally stopped lint rolling my sofa to come write this review. I have three indoor cats, two of them are seniors and have really started shedding terribly. I own no less than a dozen different pet hair/lint removal gadgets and not ONE of them even approaches the effectiveness of this product. I just removed every trace of pet hair from my sofa in less than five minutes and I didn't even break a sweat. As I stood back and examined my sofa, I did not believe it had actually removed the hair but had probably pushed it around somewhere less visible. I popped the button that opens the hair collection compartment on the roller, and THE HAIR WAS IN THERE. WHAT?!!?! It actually took the hair off of my sofa and put it in the compartment!! Literally, I almost cried. I am considering having guests over into my home again...going out to make some friends right now!" —A.W.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    4. A microwave pasta cooker you just fill with pasta and water then chuck in the microwave for fast and easy meals that reduce the amount of water (and time) you'd waste otherwise.


    Promising review: "This is the first time I've taken the time to write a review for anything I've purchased from Amazon. I live alone and my schedule gets me out of the door about 1:00 pm and back home between 10-10:30 pm. After suffering a heart attack a few years back I've been doing my best to eat healthier (no processed foods, everything cooked from scratch). I have a great 15 minute pasta sauce recipe from Cook's Illustrated that's fast and tasty but pulling out the big pot, filling it up, waiting for the water to boil, dropping the pasta and waiting for it to finish really meant that this was something I had to prepare in advance and reheat when I got home. Not anymore. I've owned this Fasta-Pasta maker for over four months now and I highly recommend it. I measure out the pasta, put in the water, drop in the pasta, put it in the microwave and set it for 15 minutes. While it's cooking away, I make my sauce and both are done at the same time. A healthy meal in a short amount of time with minimal clean-up. It absolutely works as advertised. If it disappeared I would immediately purchase another. Buy it, you won't be disappointed." —DokRok5150

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    5. Bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers – they work to absorb odor and moisture, because your gym buddy shouldn't have to hold their breath while spotting you on the bench press.

    A shelf of shoes with the rectangular deodorizer fabric bags inside

    Promising review: "I am not one to write reviews, but this product deserves one! I have the absolute sweatiest, smelliest feet (gross, I know), and I have tried every product to help with the smell and sweat; nothing has worked until these! They are AMAZING!! Anyone with sweaty feet needs these!" —TJ

    Get one pair from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors an in packs of three).

    Learn more about them in Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers.

    6. High-waisted compression biker shorts whose hidden drawstring and seamless design will upgrade your gym experience. And you'll have options for where to put your keys with both inner and waistband pockets. Not into exercising? Wear these under dresses to prevent thigh chafing!,

    Promising review: "These shorts did not disappoint. I was a bit hesitant given the length, as they might look like shapewear. They did not though, and the high waist is perfect for not rolling as I run. They stayed put and I put them to the test running three miles outdoors on a trail. My phone and key fob also stayed in each pocket, never slipping or pulling the shorts down with the weight. I was so impressed that I had to write this review and plan to order more in other colors. Love love love these shorts!!" —Rodzilla

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-3XL and in 42 colors).

    7. A wood polish and conditioner made with beeswax and carnauba wax so your furniture, floors, and doors not only shine, but are also protected against drying out, fading, and cracking.,

    Promising review: "I have never been more surprised and pleased with the results from using a product! We purchased an antique biblioteque from France from the late1800s that is absolutely stunning. But the wood was very dry, unconditioned and needed a really good cleaning. A handful of products faded right away or shortly after application. This product caught my eye and, after reading the reviews, I thought it was worth giving it a try. Well, I couldn't wait to write yet another glorious review and hope that the product finds its way to another person like me that wants to take great care of their investments and see STUNNING results after application. I used the product over a week ago and it still looks incredible, no dried out areas. The depth and coloration of the wood is so beautiful now. It's gone from a dried-out light color to a super deep, rich healthy looking wood sheen. THRILLED with the results." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    8. A silicone freezing tray for saving sauces, soups, smoothies and more. Because yesterday's leftovers are today's meals. Yep, meal prep just got a whole lot easier.

    reviewer image of the souper cubes filled with pulled chicken chili

    Promising review: "This is great. It's such an elegant solution to portion sizing, and especially freezing leftovers. I recently made a meat sauce, portioned out the leftovers, and put it in the freezer. It's so easy to remove frozen portions, then bag/vacuum pack for longer storage in the freezer.

    After reading reviews of similar products from other brands (with people saying their off brand version keeps shedding dust, flimsy design, leaking, not acting like foodgrade silicone, can't put in oven, etc.), Souper Cubes is the only brand I will buy. I am so impressed, I plan to grow my collection of Souper Cubes. It deserves more than 5 stars (I've never said that about a product before)." —Therese

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    9. A set of makeup-removing cloths that only need water in order to get your done-up face completely clean!

    three reusable makeover remover cloths on a bathroom counter

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I don't usually write reviews, but I LOVE these. I'm a huge makeup geek and I wear a lot of makeup: full coverage foundation, concealer, setting powder, bronzer and highlighter, eyebrow pomade, mascara, shadow, the whole nine yards. I seriously just wet the cloth with water, nothing special, and it takes all of it off. No harsh scrubbing, it doesn't dry out my skin or leave any residue on it, and they're SO affordable. I've saved a ton on makeup remover wipes and liquid cleansers. 10/10 recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.49.

    10. Nonclumping kitty litter if you're tired of your cat's ~deposits~ becoming moist globs. Its crystals will absorb urine and dry up poops for easy cleanups.

    Promising review: "This review is so long overdue. This is the best litter in the world. My primary hesitation with keeping the lost kitty my fiance brought home was the stupid litter box. I hate them. They're awful. We tried several litter types before I stumbled upon this stuff and I cannot tell you all how wonderful it is. I rave about it to anyone I know who has a cat. The reason I am writing this review is because we recently moved and forgot our next bag of litter, so we had to use clay litter for a week. It has reaffirmed that I will NEVER go back. Get this litter, you will not regret it!!" —Carly Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in three scents).

    11. A Luminoodle — this LED strip will backlight your TV so you get HD quality at a severe fraction of the cost!

    A reviewer's TV: hazier and too bright in some places before, and sharper and clearer with the backlighting after

    Promising review: "Okay, people. I don’t write reviews. But this thing is so amazing that I am compelled to tell you that you need it. Seriously. It made my TV look HD. Even better, my eye strain is gone! Amazing. I will be getting more of these for all my TVs." —linschaos

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    12. A stainless-steel TubShroom since standing in a stew of your own dirt while you take a shower because your drain is clogged with not the vibe.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I had to for this. There are two girls with long hair in the house, which leads to hair strands everywhere. I couldn’t tell you how many drain snakes we’ve bought to unclog the shower over the years. The TubShroom was super easy to install and, per the instructions I popped it out after a week and all the hair wrapped around the shroom stalk was so gross!!! I checked the cross bar in the drain and it was spotless! No hair whatsoever. The TubShroom got it all! I should have bought this a long time ago!!" —Kari

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+.

    13. A flexible drain-cleaning tool for removing huge (and gross) clogs from your tub and kitchen sink without the help of any toxic chemical cleaners.,

    Promising review: "I’m writing this review less than half an hour after getting a hold of this package. Our shower drain has been backed up for about a month now. I thought I fixed it with Drano a couple weeks ago, but two days later it was backed up again and even worse than before. As soon as my door man delivered this package, I ripped it open and stuck one of these suckers down the drain. I initially wasn’t able to push it down very far at all, but as I pulled it out I learned that was because there was a very large chunk of hair right at the surface that I couldn’t even see. I was able to advance further and further the more hair I pulled out. That was too easy and so grossly satisfying. It’s awesome." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    14. Training pads made with activated carbon that absorbs odors so you don't have to.

    Promising review: "Who writes a review on piddle pads? Well, evidently me. I’ve been around in the puddle pad world and tried all kinds. There are two reasons I’ve changed over to this brand. Color: instead of white pads with standout lovely yellow spots, these seem to absorb and camouflage the pee pee. That’s just a visually good thing. And the second reason I'm sold? Weight and size: I’m not sure what kind of crazy magic is going on here, but this appears to be a thin pad, not cottony or quilted. But it absorbs the same amount. And puppies who like to shred them aren’t as likely to do so with these; maybe it's their lack of fluff content?" —Ronda Gilger

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in three sizes).

    15. A stainless steel foot file so you can finally have callus-free feet! The only down side is not being able to start campfires by rubbing your dry feet together, but I guess that's what lighters are for.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    Promising review: "I live, eat, and breathe Amazon. I get everything from there. But I NEVER write reviews for the things I purchase.

    I was tired of the dang salons not getting all the dead skin off my feet. I saw that this had great reviews; add to cart. Won’t hurt to try. GIRL! I just got out of the shower, used this, and holy dead skin! It was so gross yet so satisfying. Buy this tool. Point blank period. My feet are happy." —Kimmie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

    16. A pack of Magic Eraser sheets that'll easily scrub oil off a stove or soap scum from a shower wall in between deep cleans. And get into those nooks and crannies harboring dust bunnies that love to hop into your nose and cause a sneeze storm.

    reviewer image of a sink half white and clean and half dirty and brown

    Promising review: "I didn’t even know my sink was dirty until I used these! I scrub it every time I was dishes but didn’t realize how much stuff builds up. The pic should speak for itself. This was after one wipe with a little water, virtually no scrubbing at all. Highly recommend. And I don’t usually write reviews." —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90.

    17. A roll of herringbone peel-and-stick wallpaper for an instant room transformation that'll have your friends asking for the name of your wallpaper guy.

    reviewer image of the herringbone peel and stick wallpaper on an entryway wall

    Promising review: "I just got this delivered and upon opening, I am so pleased with the quality. I haven’t started putting it up yet and will add to my review afterwards. I’m writing this review because I’m shocked at how amazing the texture is. It has a matte finish (not that glossy cheap look) and a very minimal rough “texture” that makes it look much like real wallpaper." —Stacia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.84+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    18. A minky weighted blanket made using recycled plastic bottles that still manages to be super soft and snuggly. You'll want to live under this warm and relaxing blankie forever!

    a model snuggles up under the blue weighted minky blanket
    Comma Home

    Comma Home is an eco-friendly small biz in Long Island that wants everyone to enjoy guilt-free rest. Upgrade your bedsheets, throws, and blankets with goods from Comma Home because besides being making high-quality products, they also donate 10% of their sales to local organizations that help their houseless communities.

    Promising review: "I wish I could just leave a 5-Star review without writing a novel to go along with it...

    I like it. It's good. That's all." —Daniel

    Get it from Comma Home for $119+ (available in two weights and two colors).

    19. A three-speed air purifier whose HEPA filter and UV light sanitizer will help rid your home of allergens, dander, odor, and dust, so you can breathe easier.

    Promising review: "This HEPA air purifier is fantastic. Prior to getting this, there was a constant thin layer of dust in my sons’ room; one of them couldn’t stop coughing each night. We live in Waikiki where there are a lot of high rises and so lots of dust will blow down from the roofs and other people’s balconies. I couldn't keep up with the dust despite vacuuming and dusting three times a week.

    After one day of using this air purifier, the air had a crisp smell, no longer musty; it almost felt like being outside. I was skeptical at first but am beyond impressed...impressed enough to come back to write a review. It’s been three months of running it 24/7 and there have been no problems yet. I just opened the filter panel today to check and there was tons and tons of dust on it." —Eileen James

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

    20. A portable Bluetooth photo printer from Canon so you can print your memories as you make them!

    reviewer image of printer next to phone

    Promising review: "I don't typically write reviews, but I just had to in this case. I have tried so many mini printers and they either get jammed or simply stop working or connecting to my phone. I thought I was just going to have to be happy with my insta camera (it's rather large). But this is absolutely awesome!! Perfect for happy planner journals or simply for fun! I was pleased with the picture quality too! —tswartz

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. Bottle-cleaning tablets that'll take care of the tough stains and persistent odors living in your travel mugs and water bottles. The best part is? There's no scrubbing involved. So you get super clean gear with minimal effort!

    Brown-tinted inside of stainless steel bottle; bottle filled to brim with bubbling liquids; completely clear inside of bottle

    These tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "I was so skeptical about this. Really? A pill you drop in and then rinse out and your cup will be clean? Sounds like a bad As Seen on TV product. But my wife’s coffee tumbler was stained beyond brown, and Dawn was not cutting it. So I figured I'd give it a try for $8. Nothing to lose. I filled the tumbler with hot water and dropped the candy-like pill in. When we first looked, the foam bubbles were all brown, then I dumped the water. It was the grossest thing ever. Brown skin like pieces all over the sink. I rinsed the cup a few times and we gave it a look. This thing works. I only write reviews when items are bad. But I had to let my fellow dish-washing husbands out there know this product is amazing. The cup is clean and smells new." —Michael Ching

    Get it from Amazon for $8+.

    22. A wrap-around mini dress with a darling ruffled hem because you deserve to look like you just stepped out of a boho chic fairytale.,

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but I had to for this dress!! My God do I LOVE it!! It is so cute and airy, and the fit was perfect. I love that it is a true wrap dress. I love the ruffle at the bottom. I love everything about it. I wore it with white Keds, but you could dress it up a little with cute sandals or wedges" —Dawn LaVerne Doan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes S-XXL and in 19 patterns).

    23. A birthdate candle — blending cosmology, numerology, tarot, and heckin' good scents, Birthdate candles are designed to to fit your personality to a T. Each candle is made using soy, coconut, and apricot wax and custom natural fragrance oils.

    two november 25th birthdate candles
    Birthdate Co.

    If you're into the cosmos, then Birthdate Co., an Asian-owned small business, is for you. Their custom candles and personalized birth chart books will help you feel connected to the stars.

    Promising review: "I gave the Birthday Candle as a gift to my granddaughter. She is very interested in the zodiac. She loves the Birthday Candle. It was a big hit. I normally do not write reviews, but when my two grown daughters are saying they would like to have a Birthday Candle I know this is really a fantastic gift. I will be ordering more very soon. People love, even if they do not believe in the zodiac signs, to have something very personal and the Birthday Candle is just perfect for that." —Patricia W.

    Get it from Birthdate Co. for $38 (originally $48).

    24. A stainless-steel Ninja coffee maker whose 24-hour programmability means you can set a brew time at night and wake up to the smell of hot coffee.

    reviewer image of the ninja programmable brewer on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: "We're older and heavy coffee drinkers. Our latest machine was a Cuisinart. The words surrounding the controls wore away which made it hard to re-program the clock and delay brew settings. So, we decided enough was enough. We researched most of the ones on the market and then bought this Ninja. So far, it's great. The words on the machine are large enough, the clock light is bright enough, it's easy to clean, it's easy to set a future brew time, it's easy to fill with water, the water tank is clear and removable. So far, it's great. I'm impressed. If I weren't, I wouldn't be taking the time to write this." —Tanya Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    25. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to help you get rid of those annoying gnats calling your monstera and fiddle-leaf figs home. Just stick a stack in the soil, and let the nontoxic traps do what they do (trap).

    A reviewer holding the yellow sticky sheet filled with stuck-on gnats

    Promising review: "Wow! These things work! I never write reviews, but I am blown away. We’ve tried everything to get rid of those pesky gnats that come with having house plants: home vinegar solutions, Neem oil, etc. Nothing seemed to work. We were constantly swatting gnats. I almost got rid of our house plants in frustration. I’m glad I found these traps. We placed them in several of our plants around the house and just a few days later started seeing them work. Within a week, the traps filled up. As others have said, it’s gross, but satisfying. No more swatting gnats!" —Diane

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $6.99.

    26. Plant-based laundry detergent pods so you don't have to measure and spill blue goo all over. These powerful pods remove stains and odors without damaging your clothes or dulling their colors.

    a box of the clean and crisp laundry detergent pods on display

    Dropps is a small business based in Philly whose mission is to sustainably create eco-friendly and powerful cleaning products.

    Promising review: "I waited to write my review because I wanted to test this product with everything I could throw at it. Dropps passed and passed well. I have two teenage sons and we live in Florida. When I tell you this product gets the “boy” smell out of the clothes, I am not kidding. My boys are outside constantly, fishing, boating, running, and long distance cycling. Dropps gets the clothes clean and the smells out...even the fish smell.

    I purchased this product because I was tired of using chemicals to clean my clothes, and I hate the plastic waste that comes with mainstream cleaning products. I found my forever detergent, and I hope you do too!" —Christa

    Get it from Dropps for $18+ (available in three scents and three pack sizes).

    27. A mini waffle maker that'll cook way more than just waffles. Mini paninis, mini cookies, mini pizzas, mini...okay, I think you get it.

    Promising review: "If you’re thinking about buying it, don’t hesitate! This was an impulse buy and it’s adorable and so easy to use. I just finished using it and I HAD to come write a review. The light will click off when it’s ready but I would leave it in about 15 seconds longer if you want it a little darker. I put about 3 tbsp of batter in it and it was the perfect amount. Best $15 I ever spent." —Makayla

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 20 colors).

    28. A long-lasting mascara formulated to give you bold and intense lashes even *you* will think are falsies. Salon quality at a fraction of the cost? Yes, please!

    image of reviewer with long, and bold eyelashes after using the essence mascara

    Promising review: "I NEVER write reviews unless I either really love something or hate it, and I LOVE THIS MASCARA. I am a mascara fanatic; I buy mascara constantly, always trying to find the best one. So, this mascara is super cheap and the best one I've bought so far.

    This mascara doesn't clump (unless you don't know what you're doing) and it has great volume and thickness. You can use one coat to be subtle or you can keep building it up. It also lasts all day. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS! It's a steal. Better than all the higher-end mascaras I've tried and the drug store ones. I will most definitely be buying another one when my current one runs out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    29. A sleek dual outlet cover and power strip so you can consolidate all those hideous wires and plug them into one convenient (and hidden) place.

    Promising review: "I don't write reviews unless a product is really great. And this is one of the best little inventions to come into my life recently! I use it behind my bed as we have an adjustable bed and every time I would raise it, it would hit the plugs in the outlet and pull them out. If I pulled the bed away from the wall, the pillows would fall to the floor. I could not come up with a solution until I found the Sleek Socket! It's amazing! So easy to set up. I even bought another one for my family room. And it hides all of the ugly cords. I have already recommended this product to my friends." —Connie Wigmore

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in five sizes).

    30. A stationary vacuum — easily get every last speck of dust (unlike your dustpan), even the stubborn hairs and fibers stuck to your broom. Plus, it's got a dual filter that both removes dust molecules and returns clean air back into your home.

    Promising review: "I usually don’t write reviews. In fact, this may be my first review ever. But I just couldn't keep this to myself. I love this little thing. It’s so powerful and has actually made sweeping a much less daunting task. I HIGHLY recommend this. Especially for those of you with hardwood floors and shedding pets. Buy it now!!" —Noalani H.

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in three colors).

    31. A floral one-piece bathing suit that also passes for a mini dress so you can head straight to the bar after drying off from your day at the beach.,

    Promising review: "DO NOT hesitate, buy this bathing suit! You will thank me later lol. I’m a breastfeeding mom with HUGE boobs! This suit covers and supports me. It’s super cute and the material is thick. I would buy more as my go-to dresses! ALSO, I never take the time to write a novel like this, BUT I’ve worked for a high-end swimsuit company for years and can tell you I have never found something that holds and gives coverage like this suit does. For anybody on the fence, just give it a shot!" —Brittany S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes XL-5XL and 20 patterns).