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    Updated on Aug 3, 2019. Posted on Jul 28, 2019

    30 Products That Are Just Really Good At Their Jobs

    These products work so hard, they all deserve a promotion.

    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. A natural stain remover that won't back down from a challenge — it'll tackle stubborn, year-old grease and wine stains like a champ.

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    I have this stain remover, and it has rescued many, many pieces of clothing that would have otherwise been ruined. Read my full review of the Puracy stain remover!

    Promising review: "I have tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does remove stains. It's removed blood, grape juice, baby barf (we had a baby with severe reflux), chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. The only thing it hasn't been able to remove was mashed banana, weirdly enough. My mother-in-law tried it, and she loved it and couldn't believe how well it worked. I have to say I was almost shocked at how well this worked. If you are wondering if it is really worth the price, it is. My wife says they should rename it to 'Chill Mom' because she no longer worries about stains at all, and she says that is priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." —Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    2. A set of storage containers for extending the life of fruits and veggies so you actually get a chance to finish everything in the fridge before it goes bad. Yup, it's basically a miracle pod.

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    These are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. Read our review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $26.99.

    3. A do-it-all Instant Pot so you can consolidate several appliances into one and cook dinner in 15 minutes (instead of having to order takeout).

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    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the 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 three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-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 $59.95+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    4. A purple shampoo to take out the warm/brassy tones from color-treated hair and keep your dye job looking fresh. Anything to delay the next trip to the salon because your stylist is awesome but...expensive.

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    Promising review: "I have bleached blonde hair that loves to go brassy. I can’t stand brassy/yellow blonde (on me). If you are looking for icy blonde to platinum, this is the shampoo for you. It completely removes all yellow from my hair. My friends are always asking me how I get this silvery blonde. Well, this is the secret. The trick is to wet your hair, put the shampoo on with as little agitation as possible (put it on like a conditioner, don’t let it lather), leave it for about five minutes (or however long it takes to wash your body and a quick shave), and then rinse. I use it about two times a week and it keeps my blonde PERFECT. I’ve tried every purple shampoo on the market (almost) and this is THE BEST. All of my blonde friends use it now." —T. Lubben

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    5. A TubShroom that's the fierce drain guardian your bathroom deserves — it'll catch every strand of hair without blocking the water flow. No more clogged pipes, no more standing in a puddle of soapy water.

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    I recently bought one of these and I can't believe I've waited all these years! I used to have a traditional strainer that would block the water flow as soon as a few hairs got caught in it (and I would have to fish out a clump of hair every five minutes or so). No more! This gadget catches all the hairs (so you don't end up with a clogged drain) and still allows the water to go down. I literally cannot stop talking about it.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had." —Lawyer For Justice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors). Also, check out the SinkShroom and the ShowerShroom.

    6. A pet hair–removing roller for quickly restoring your couch to its original color (because right now, it's the same color as your furry friend) before the guests arrive.

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    It has 3,000 five-star reviews! This roller doesn't use adhesive sheets — it has a special lint-trapping surface that can be reused over and over again!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A drill brush attachment so you can give the dirty grout a deep clean using as little elbow grease as possible. Let your power tools do all the hard work for you!

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    Each set comes with three different brush heads.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. The first time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six models).

    8. A Hydro Flask to keep your water ice cold for hours and hours, which is honestly crucial in this boiling heat. Plus, it's leak-proof so you can throw it in your bag with no worries.

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    It can keep drinks cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours.

    Promising review: "As a professional tour guide, my water bottle is very important to me. When shopping for a new bottle, there are three important factors that each one I consider needs to have: 1. They need to be double walled. When out on tour for an hour or more, the last thing I want is condensation building up on my hands. 2. They need the ability to keep my water cold. Lukewarm water after an hour of talking is no good! 3. They need an easy twist off lid. When on tour, I don't have the time to be fiddling with my lid while talking. The lid of this bottle can easily be taken off under five seconds without spillage. The mouth holes of Hyrdro Flasks are more accommodating for various ice sizes, and the handle provides an alternate carrying option and the ability to attach it to a backpack or belt. All in all a wonderful purchase that I would gladly make again!" —Alex Keller

    Get the 18-ounce size from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 17 colors).

    9. Pimple patches that'll work overnight to extract the gunk out of your zits while you sleep. They're truly a dream come true.

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    Unlike other pimple stickers, these are actually made with tea tree and calendula oil to soothe the skin and prevent picking.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $8.50.

    10. Silicone sleeves for securing your glasses in place all day while also providing a bit of cushioning for your ears. Talk about going above and beyond!

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    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and often times I forget to take them off, they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get five-pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

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

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    Just add coarse-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 $18.99.

    Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    12. A John Frieda hot air brush to help you achieve a perfect 'do with minimal effort, even if you consider yourself a hair novice. It's pretty much the personal hairstylist you've always wished for.

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    Read our review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I've tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A handheld milk frother that probably attended barista school because it'll help you whip up a cappuccino that looks and tastes incredibly ~profesh~.

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    Because it's small and battery-powered, you can use it for traveling or camping as well. It comes with a stainless steel stand so you don't have to worry about setting it down on the counter.

    Promising review: "This makes the creamiest froth ever! I am completely blown away by the results of this device. I had no idea that I could make froth at home like this. This changes my whole cappuccino experience!!!" —Wells Family

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    14. A portable steamer for transforming a pair of pants from a balled-up-mess to interview-ready in five minutes. No need to pull out a clunky ironing board either.

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    Promising review: "After years of the dreaded iron, I went to a pro steamer. It was an absolute pain. Nozzle had to be kept high. Water drips everywhere. I purchased this product with no preconceived ideas. It’s been fabulous. I keep it in my laundry room for a quick steam. Works great on every fabric I’ve tried. Dresses, dress shirts, polos, capris and, linen. I’ve used on all and am quite pleased. It’s small, lightweight and I’m going to order another one because it’s fantastic!" —Hunting4gems

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    15. A liquid ant bait so you can finally get rid of the tiny invaders plaguing your home.

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    Promising review: "Our house gets ants really bad beginning in the spring and they continue. My sister told me about these ant baits many years ago. As long as I use the Terro Ant Baits and place fresh ones when the ants begin, I have none to very few throughout the spring, summer and fall. I ran out this spring and didn't buy anymore until last week. I tried using ant sprays around the perimeter of the house and shed at least once a month. Whenever I opened windows or went into the shed, I still had lots of ants. They were taking over the bathroom and living room, even when I didn't have windows open. I replenished my Terro Ant Bait supply last week and within one day, the ants are non-existent except in the bait trays. When the tray is very dark with all the ants feeding, leave it alone and they will take the chemical back to the nest, helping eliminate ants. I won't run out again!" —Stickerlady59

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    16. An anti-chafing stick to soothe and moisturize sweaty and sticky areas on your body (like inner thighs), because you should be able to rock those fabulous summer frocks free of irritation. Real heroes don't wear capes — they come in a tube!

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    This vegan product doesn't contain any petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils.

    Promising review: "This is my GO-TO product for thigh chafe. Seriously ladies. It lasts forever, and it's worth the price. I've worn it all day, after one application, while walking at Disneyland, used it for running 5Ks, and wear it for everyday summer skirts and dresses. I've even started using it on my heels for tight shoes. Great find and product!" —CollegeGirlBookSeller

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in two sizes).

    17. Transparent hair coils that won't leave creases so you can actually let your hair down after wearing it in a bun for most of the day.

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    Promising review: "I really love these hair ties! They hold your hair efficiently without pulling or causing a headache. They also do not leave a crease in your hair, and they come out easily. So far, they have gone back to their original shape each time, even though I stretch them out when they are in my hair." —P. McKinney

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. An electric egg cooker for delivering perfectly done yolks every👏 single👏 time👏. If there was a Dundie Award for Most Consistent Performance, this lil' guy would win it.

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    It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I've purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can't wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!" —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60+ (available in five colors).

    19. Poo-Pourri toilet spray so there's absolutely no trace of offensive odors left in the bathroom after a number two. Just spritz into the toilet bowl before you go and *poof* no more stinky smells!

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    Promising review: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." —Allison H

    Get a two-ounce bottle from Amazon for $8.52 (available in 20 scents).

    20. A handy aerator to make a $5 bottle of wine taste like a $50 one. You can save money on booze...and spend it on more food.

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    Promising review: "This is a great investment for everyone who drinks wine. All I have to say my cheap bottle of wines have never tasted better. I find myself putting it in its little pouch and taking it on the go with me." —Lyne Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    21. A lightweight and cruelty-free eye shadow primer that'll work overtime to ensure your makeup stays creaseless and smudge-free all day.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb! I have super oily eyelids and work 12-hour shifts. This keeps my shadow from creasing for at least 10 hours. You don't need a lot of it, as stated in other reviews." —C. Kemp

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    22. A pair of noise-isolating headphones for exceeding all your expectations — it'll block out unwanted background sounds, deliver clear and crisp audio, feel comfortable even after hours of wear, and won't be too hard on your wallet.

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    Promising review: "We have short walls at my job and I needed headphones to keep down the distractions while working. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. I work easier at my desk playing soft music through my headphones without listening to co-workers talking. They are very soft on my ears and the sound is clear. Great battery life. I would definitely recommend these headphones." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in six colors).

    It's our cheap pick for the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    23. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets so you can dissolve those decade-old coffee stains in your (supposedly) stainless steel thermos. The best part? No scrubbing required!

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    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    24. A reusable makeup-erasing cloth to wipe your face clean with only a little water — no other products needed. Just toss it in the washer when it gets dirty and it'll be as good as new!

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    Promising review: "Amazing! This baby removed all my makeup including waterproof mascara. The cloth is super soft and I didn't need to wipe hard to remove everything. Wiped twice just to make sure all the makeup was gone. Best thing is all you need is water! Washed it by hand after use, and it was as good as new." —Lucy

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20.

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

    25. An extendable Swiffer duster that literally reaches for the stars. Cleaning the top of the wardrobe, bookshelf, or even ceiling fan will be way less of a chore.

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    The starter kit comes with the duster and three refills. Read our review of the Swiffer 360° duster (#18 on the list)!

    Promising review: "Makes dusting fan blades a freaking breeze (pun intended). No more standing on chairs or nasty clumps of wet (ewww) lint. Extend the arm, bend it, and lock it. Swipe over and under fan blade. Done. Sometimes a ball of lint rolls off on to the floor. It's literally a ball, not a sand storm type situation. And the fan blades look cleaner." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $12.70.

    26. A set of crystal clear food containers perfect for packing lunches or storing leftovers. They're 100% leak-proof, and you can throw them in the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer with zero issues.

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    They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Read our full review of the Rubbermaid Brilliance food storage containers!

    Promising review: "This is really aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first." —Joy3888

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $12.29.

    27. A stretchy buckle-free belt so you can enjoy all the benefits of a regular belt sans the annoying bump under shirts.

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    Promising review: "I love being buckle-free. Never liked the buckle bulge that buckles created. Plus, it's so much easier to not have to open a buckle when removing my jeans, and the belt stays in place. I can highly recommend this product." —C. SMITH

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    28. A tube of clump-free and and cruelty-free mascara to go the extra mile (or err, half an inch) — people might even think you got lash extensions.

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    Promising review: "I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn't clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I've never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn't waterproof, I've definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I'm thrilled!!" —Sophie Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. An essential oil stick that'll work its magic when a mid-day migraine strikes. Nothing but sweet, sweet relief here!

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    Read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A handy purse hook for giving your bag a safe place to hang out when you're at a bar or restaurant (and there's nowhere to put your stuff...except the floor). It's small and portable but can actually handle a heavy load.

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    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have a large heavier purse and it holds with no problem. Extremely satisfied with the look and the performance. Easily storable in purses and bags." —James B.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

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