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    31 Products Our Readers Are Loving Right Now

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    1. A curved knife that'll make buttering a corn on the cob an easy, satisfying, and mess-free job. It's a single-function kitchen gadget that's absolutely worth the drawer space.

    The knife with a curved shape that conforms to the cob’s contour
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This thing is terrific. No more butter all over my fingers or lots of excess on the plate. Got this just as corn become readily available here, so I got a chance to try it right away. I've already used it a dozen times, and my opinion is still the same. Great buy." —Kathleen

    Get it from The Grommet for $13.95.

    2. A pack of light-dimming LED covers so you don't have to deal with a bright, blinking dot in the dark while you're trying to fall sleep. Your router will never be the cause of your insomnia again!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a media PC in my living room under my TV and directly across from the main couch. The LED is extremely bright and obnoxious, especially in low-light situations. I can't remember how I found these, but I thought it was worth a shot. The pictures I took don't do it justice. It dimmed the LED the perfect amount and I can definitely still see that the PC is on, but without the annoying blue beacon that can be seen from space. The variety of options included guarantee that you should have the correct size to dim whatever LEDs that you have." —IPman501

    Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $6.58.

    3. A pair of high-waisted biker shorts (with pockets!) perfect for working out, running errands, or even layering under dresses/skirts to prevent thigh chafing. Talk about a sound investment!

    Reviewer wearing the biker shorts in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been looking for shorts to wear under my summer dresses to alleviate thigh sweat (sorry, TMI) and was pleasantly surprised that these shorts can work for everything — workouts, wear with a T-shirt, or under a dress. They are just super comfortable. The wide waist band detail helps keep them from rolling down and makes them so comfortable — there isn't a skinny band or tight elastic to eat into my waist. I also like that the stride is long enough for these to fit across hips and all the way to my waist. There are two side pockets big enough for a cell phone, and there's a cute little waist pocket along the top seam that could hold a key ring or credit card/DL. They are really well made —quality sewing, quality fabric. I liked the navy and gray pair so much I also bought a white pair. Really love these, and so glad I found them." —Kay Sherrill

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–5XL).

    4. A bottle of nontoxic surface cleaner you can use pretty much anywhere in your home — kitchen counter tops, appliances, bathroom fixtures, and tiles. It's highly concentrated but safe to use around kids and food!

    The surface cleaner, featuring sleek minimalist packaging
    instagram.com

    The Laundress is a female-founded company that specializes in eco-friendly detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products. Their special formulas make it possible to wash previously "dry-clean only" products at home!

    Promising review: "Sheepishly have to admit, my cleaning was not that extensive pre-COVID 19. I used anti-bacterial cloths to wipe down kitchen counters but did not invest or explore surface cleaning. When I could no longer find Clorox wipes or any other wipes, I read about The Laundress and decided to try the surface cleaner. I love the packaging, brand, and most of all the scent and effectiveness. The spray really breaks down oil on any surface, smells good, and definitely has convinced me that I no longer need to buy wipes (such a waste of paper anyway) so I would definitely recommend!" —Michele

    Get it from The Laundress for $12.

    5. A bitter but harmless clear polish that'll help break your nail-biting habit for good.

    Reviewer photos of nails before and after using the polish, over a span of two months. Nails show significant growth
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been biting my fingernails as long as I could chew. I grew immune to the taste of the no-bite nail polish you can buy at drugstores. I tried keeping a rubber band on my wrist and popping it every time I noticed myself chewing. This nail polish has been the only thing that has worked. I keep a bottle on my desk at work and another one at home just in case I slip up. I had the first manicure of my life a few weeks ago. Amazing product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    6. A cold brew maker so you can make delicious iced joe at home instead of spending $$$ at a coffee shop. It has an airtight seal for keeping your drink fresh for days.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add coarsely-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "Bought this for my wife, and now I have become a cold-brew expert. Easy to use, easy to clean, and makes incredible-tasting coffee. This process removes all the bitterness and is easily our favorite way to enjoy our favorite drink. For the price you have to pay for cold brew at fancy coffee shops, this thing pays for itself pretty quickly. Try this once, and you'll love it." —Mark C

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    7. A pack of hydrating 24K gold under-eye patches (formulated with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and grape seed extract) to add to your pamper routine. Reviewers say they help reduce the appearance of dark circles and are relaxing to use.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the eye masks! Such a nice treat after a long day of work. I put them in the fridge as was recommended and it feels incredible! My fiancé loves them too! He's an essential worker so his under-eye area is getting irritated from wearing a mask all day. So we have both been using them. So far it's working really well, my skin feels soft and smooth and it seems to be brightening my under-eye area! Will definitely be getting more When this box runs out!" —Paige

    Get 15-pairs from Amazon for $17.97.

    8. A twist-front fabric headband for the cutest way to keep hair out of your face.

    Model wearing the white and yellow headband
    Lively

    Promising review: "LOVE this headband! Super cute and amazing material. I’ve worn it with so many different hairstyles and it just gives me such a cute look!! Highly recommend." —Julia R.

    Get it from Lively for $15.

    9. A Fels-Naptha laundry bar and stain remover that can get almost anything out of clothing, from grease to sweat to dirt. Your grandma probably used this and you should, too.

    Reviewer before-and-after photos showing a pair of dirty white sweatpants completely washed clean using the soap bar
    amazon.com

    It's also designed to remove poison ivy resin!

    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited until this point in my adult life to use this stain remover. It is almost magical in its stain fighting abilities and the price makes my heart sing! My grandmother used this and she was right to do so. No other stain fighter I have ever used works as well as this. Pinky promise." —Almost magic

    Get it from Amazon for $0.88.

    10. A cleaning kit so you can clean the dirt off your favorite shoes and squeeze a few more years of use out of them.

    Reviewer photos showing a pair of shoes before and after getting cleaned with the kit. The dirty shoes are completely restored to a new appearance
    amazon.com

    This kit comes with a bottle of shoe cleaning solution and a scrubbing brush.

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshes for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them, and now I can wear them for even longer." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    11. A pack of resistance bands to throw into your at-home workout routine if you're not feeling the burn — this will definitely get you sweating.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It comes in five different resistance strength levels so you can work your way from easy to hard.

    Promising review: "These bands are great for such a variety of exercises. I currently don't have a gym membership but I am following a workout program that occasionally requires equipment. With these bands, I'm able to substitute a lot of great arm and leg workouts when I don't have the necessary equipment. The five different levels also help provide options to keep increasing difficulty. I also use the light resistance bands for stretching and yoga poses so they are versatile for all types of workouts." —Sahaana Uma

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    12. A pair of Thinx boyshorts for anyone searching for an alternative to tampons and pads. One pair can hold up to three tampons’ worth (!!!) but they look and feel like a normal, comfy pair of undies.

    Model wearing the underwear
    Thinx

    Promising review: "I've had them for a couple of months now, and everytime I wear them I say to my husband, 'I'm so glad I spent the money on these.' They are so comfortable and make periods better. They don't feel gross, you almost forget you're on your period!" —Alexys F.

    Get them from Thinx for $39 (available in sizes XXS–3XL).

    13. A pack of cooling towels that'll be your BFF during a heat wave. Just soak one water, wring it out, and wear it as a scarf, headband, or bandana. The breathable and hyper-evaporative material will help you cool down in no time.

    The perforated towels in gray, light blue, green, and dark blue
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are very lightweight and breathable cooling towels. I use them to cool down after running in the humidity for those days where you can’t seem to stop sweating. I soak them in cold water and put them over my neck and it does the trick to cool off quickly. They are good sized, and very lightweight." —Caffeinatedkate

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A pair of classic slip-on Vans so easy to wear, you may abandon all your other shoes.

    The slip-on sneakers in black
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This sneaker is my favorite, 'throw-on and you're out the door' kinda sneaker. I've used these as my walking shoes for places like Argentina on cobble stone streets...and they were SO comfortable. And even after all that wear, they're still in great condition. The perforated leather has held up so well: it's thick, good quality leather, but still breathable thanks to the perforation. I'd definitely recommend this if you're in need of stylish walking shoes!" —Divso

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59.95 (available in women's shoe sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    15. A BodyGlide anti-blister balm to protect your delicate feet from getting torn up, whether you're breaking in new shoes or going on a long hike. It's infused with Vitamin A and C to help soften dry, chafed skin without clogging pores.

    Model applying balm to the heel area
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I wore heels that always give me blisters for eight hours and I didn't get a single one when using this. It really worked! I plan on getting it again and again. I always have it in my bag at work just in case. I did find it necessary to reapply if I took my shoes off and put them on again." —Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    16. Nip + Fab cleansing pads soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and soothing witch hazel for getting a smoother, brighter complexion in a few swipes.

    instagram.com, instagram.com

    Promising review: "I have a very involved skincare routine that I didn't think could get any better until I added these magic babies in. WOW!!! I honestly was blown away by the difference — my skin has the most unbelievable even tone since I started using these and glows even fresh out of bed in the morning. These little power pads have taken my skincare over the top; I think I might start ditching my foundation. I hardly ever write reviews but was so blown away by these — I have been gushing about them!!!" —Austin

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $12.39.

    17. A set of kabob grilling baskets so you never have to deal with skewers again.

    Cut veggies nestled neatly inside the baskets, which have a wooden handle for turning
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These kabob grill baskets make grilling kabobs easier than ever. With normal skewers, the veggies would spin on the skewer as it gets turned. Now, everything stays in place and all of the pieces get grilled evenly." —BRITNEY

    Get a set of four from Uncommon Goods for $17

    18. An ergonomic aluminum laptop stand that may help improve your working posture and also prevent your computer from overheating.

    Reviewer photo showing the laptop stand in use, which tilts slightly downward
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Sometimes the most brilliantly engineered products are the simplest. This is certainly the case here. Though on the surface it looks like a very simple product, you can tell that a lot of thought went into its design. From an aesthetic standpoint, its gorgeous simplicity is the perfect compliment to a Mac laptop or high-end aluminum PC. It even looks great sitting on the desk by itself. The size is good. It lifts the screen to a good readable height, so no more hunching over the laptop. From a functional standpoint, this laptop stand elevates your computer to the perfect height, has an open bottom for maximum heat dispersion, is solidly constructed and easily disassembled for transport if you need." —Mountain DiggerTop

    Get it from Amazon for $22.78.

    19. An insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other pests when you're exploring the great outdoors.

    Model holding the bottle of insect repellent
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I live in central New Jersey, home of sweltering heat, dangerous humidity, and many species of mosquitoes, some just annoying, others as aggressive as yellow jackets. I experimented by using the Picaridin on one arm and leg only. The results were impressive. The treated limbs repelled insects. The untreated limbs were attacked by dozens of mosquitoes. I ran into the house. There were itchy red blotches all over my arm and leg. I applied the Picaridin and finished gardening in peace. The effect lasted about four hours." —Alice W.

    Get the four-ounce bottle from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. A pretty scalloped cami top, if you're searching for a fancier alternative to a regular ol' tank top. Who says you can't look cute in 90-degree weather?

    Model wearing the cami in black
    J. Crew Factory

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but this deserves the best one I can give. I have this in black, cream, and blue. It is slim-fitting, lined, and so versatile. I've worn it under a suit, as well as with shorts to the beach. What makes this so magical/life-changing for me is the material. IT HARDLY SEEMS TO WRINKLE! That is an absolute game-changer. I've gone through so many silk/silk-like tops and tank tops that seem to wrinkle a little the first time I wear it. I am someone too lazy to constantly steam my clothing, so I've been searching for the perfect top my entire life. This is it. Granted, it's nowhere near as fine as silk. However it is a very smooth, beautiful top that looks far more expensive than it is. After multiple wears, being stuffed into bags, suitcases — it looks like new the next time I put it on. Washes well too. I also experience the awkwardness putting it on, but that is a small price to pay for this magical top. Buy it! You won't regret it." —Iris

    Get it from J. Crew Factory for $26.50 (available in sizes 00–24 and four colors).

    21. A time-marked water bottle that'll remind you to stay hydrated throughout the day, even when you're super busy.

    Reviewer image showing the water bottle with time-marked stamps on the side
    amazon.com

    It's leak-proof and BPA-free.

    Promising review: "Never been a fan of drinking water throughout the day. At most I’d have 32 ounces the whole day. And even then I’d only drink it with crappy artificial powder mixed in it for flavor. This bottle has changed all that! I’ve been EASILY drinking 64 ounces of water each day since getting this bottle. The times on the side are SO helpful but really for me, it’s the FLOW that’s made it so much easier. I find myself ahead of schedule usually because of how easy it is to chug back eight ounces in one long swig! I do still love flavored water, but now it’s flavored naturally (watermelon and mint is my current favorite combo!) by using the fruit filter. Also, I LOVE the wrist strap, and how quick and easy it is to open and close. I never thought I’d be such a big water drinker! It’s life-changing! If I ever lose this one I’ll be getting another one immediately!" —J. Manser

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    22. A stand-up weed removing tool with a long handle so you can kill the weeds without killing your back.

    The tool extracting a weed from the root
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is possibly the best single-use weeder on the market. At least on dandelions it works perfectly taking the entire root out at once! It is very easy to use. Just stab into the top of the plant and put your foot on the foot rest and move the handle to the right. Out comes the plant roots and all. It's really nice as you get both your exercise, zen-like meditation, and you do no harm to the environment. Construction is robust and it should last to hand down too your grandchildren if need be." —LeeR

    Get it from Amazon for $35.95.

    23. A quilted orthopedic dog sofa with a foam core to support your pupper's joints and provide maximum comfort. Plus, the machine-washable cover makes it easy to keep clean so your furry friend will always have a fresh bed.

    A cute dog resting on the sofa
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Archer, our 7-year-old Dalmatian, sleeps on our bed. Yet he likes to sprawl and often we find him sleeping on this dog bed. He has NEVER preferred to sleep on a bed other than ours until now. Good for Archer, good for the new dog bed." —Hilary

    Get the large size from Wayfair for $40.09 (available in five sizes and four colors).

    24. A personal blender for making the perfect amount of smoothie for one person. The blending jar doubles as a travel cup!

    Walmart

    This personal blender comes with two 16-ounce travel cups, two lids, and a 30-recipe guide to get you started. It's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! I purchased it for my wife. She has been using it as her daily blender. It is doing well more than two years later! So easy. Just rinse off the blades and set them aside for the next day and wash the cup (yes, I use it, too)!" —Paul

    Get it from Walmart for $70.56.

    25. A lightweight rounded V-neck tee that'll go with everything in your closet — jeans, skirts, a suit, and more. It's such a wardrobe staple, you might as well stock up on a few.

    Model wearing the tee in white
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love this tee so much! Perfect for under cardigans or jackets and great for weekend wear or business casual days. Some noted they thought it was too lightweight, although I like more of the lightweight fabric as I tend to wear camis under tees. Great with the 'half-tuck' look with jeans or capris. Loved it so much and such a great price I have five of these." —nwworkingmom

    Get it from Nordstrom for $25 (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    26. A cat litter deodorizer so you can enjoy the company of your fur babies without having to deal with their smelliness.

    Hands pouring the deodorizer out
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never-ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a litter box. Within the first day of using this, I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/ poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days, I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three litter boxes. There wasn’t a fake perfume smell covering up a smell, there literally wasn’t a smell at all! The product smells very fresh and clean in the container but there’s no odor when applied into the litter." —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    27. A bottle of Versed Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Solution (formulated with kojic and azelaic acid, AHAs, vitamin C, and bearberry extract) to help tackle dark spots and post-acne marks. It's gentle enough to use everyday and reviewers say it really delivers results!

    Model holding a bottle of the solution
    Versed

    Promising review: "My roommate stopped mid-sentence while dying my hair to tell me how smooth my skin was! This cleared my pores and took away any bumpy texture. Coupled with a great moisturizer, I’ve never looked better." —CHARLOTTE

    Get it from Versed for $17.99.

    28. A heavy-duty tile and grout cleaner for restoring your kitchen floors to a sparkling clean state with minimal elbow grease.

    Reviewer before-and-after photos showing dark grout restore to its original color after treating with the cleaner
    amazon.com

    One bottle will clean approximately 250 square feet of tile and grout.

    Promising review: "I don’t normally write reviews, however, I can honestly say I didn’t expect much from a product. I thought hey, for the price, I’ll give it a try. Within the first 30 mins, I was texting friends and family telling them about this amazing, must-have product. Leave it on the full 10 minutes and it barely takes scrubbing and it just comes right off!! I was amazed! So naturally I bought more. SAVE YOUR MONEY ON HIRING SOMEONE! Trust me!" —Jackee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    29. A Cuisinart aluminum nonstick cookware set that'll be an absolute breeze to clean, because food will slide right off. Prone to burned on messes? No fear.

    The cookware set in black
    Wayfair

    This set includes: 8-inch skillet, 10-inch skillet, 1.5-quart saucepan with lid, 2.5-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart. sauté pan with lid, 6-quart stockpot with lid and 7-inch steamer insert.

    Promising review: "Trust me, these were used. They wash out so effortlessly. Cooking on an electric range really allowed even distribution of temperature for cooking. Great investment. Yummy food produced! Noncook approved." —K Mo

    Get it from Wayfair for $99.95 (available in two colors).

    30. A pair of Keds x Rifle Paper Co. sneakers so gorgeous, they'll turn heads as you walk down the street. If you're looking for a way to spice up a basic outfit, these babies will do the trick.

    The sneakers, featuring a navy base and bright floral design
    Keds

    Promising review: "I am so glad I decided to try these shoes! They make my feet happy....comfortable and so very adorable! Here comes summer!" —Kurtzie

    Get them from Keds for $39.95 (available in sizes 5–10).

    31. A six-layer rainbow vanilla cake by Carlo’s Bakery (yup, the one from Cake Boss) sure to delight your loved ones on their birthday. Or...just order one for yourself, because you deserve a treat.

    The cross section of the cake, which shows rainbow layers. The outside of the cake is covered with rainbow confetti
    Goldbelly

    This 6" cake serves 6-8 people.

    Promising review: "The cake was amazing. The flavor and presentation was everything. The cake was moist with rich flavors. My boyfriend said this was the best cake he ever had and will order from you guys again." —Victoria P.

    Get it from Goldbelly for $69.95.

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