Some of our favorite things start with a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a cleaning must-have or something to make dinner prep a little less grueling, we’re counting on the connoisseurs to give us the scoop on what really works. Now imagine having access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all walks of life – if that many people buy into something, there’s no way it’s a dud. No need to join new social media groups; trust the opinions of Amazon’s countless reviewers instead. They know how to tell something fancy from something great; they are insightful and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon finds.
If you’ve ever tried closing a drawer with a funnel, you totally understand why these colorful foldable cuties have over 13,000 five-star reviews. Not only do they help you fill bottles without making a mess, but they also fold flat for easy storage.
“I love that they take up so little space, I remember my old plastic funnel that didn’t fit anywhere,” one shared. critical acclaim. “I use these funnels to fill my salt and pepper mills, add fertilizer for my houseplants to gallon jugs, and refill my spice jars. They clean up really well in the microwave. and fit in my utensil drawer, nice and compact.”
Do you have a heavy soda drinker in your life? Then you know what it’s like to collect a bunch of empty cans. These gadgets help make this job much easier. It can crush a can to a fraction of its original size to take up less space in recycling bins.
“My partner is a huge beer fan and I’m pregnant and need drinks with bubbles,” wrote one of 8,500 five-star fans. “This has resulted in a drastic increase in our recycling. I grew up with a can crusher so we ordered this. It’s super sturdy and will last a long time. Highly recommend it to any household!”
If you’re cooking this Thanksgiving, your whole body will thank you for taking advantage of this early Black Friday deal. This anti-fatigue kitchen mat will provide your feet with such cushion that your whole body will feel comfortable after pulling the last casseroles and pies out of the oven.
“I’m so glad I bought this,” wrote one of more than 3,000 five-star fans. “I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. My feet hurt easily after working in retail for 15 years wearing horrible shoes. Any comfort I can get at home doing something I Well worth the investment. Super cushioned. I ordered a different brand and they didn’t come close to this one!”
If pies are on the menu, you don’t want to be caught without pie weights. These popular little guys (7,000 five-star ratings and counting!) will keep the bottoms of your scabs from puffing up.
“Rated best pie weight by America’s Test Kitchen,” wrote one happy pastry chef. “I always pitted the sides and bottom, but always had bubbles in the crust, so I finally decided to try some pie weights, glad I researched and found these. No bubbles in the pie crust.”
The Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer is an easy going little guy, with only an on/off switch and an indicator light to let you know when your drink is hot – it takes less than two minutes to do its job! I really appreciate its simplicity in this chaotic time. It has a nice long cord, cleans up easily, and is small enough to fit in a carry-on. Yes, I plan to take it with me on vacation this summer. And yes, it might sound a little crazy but hey, call me crazy. I’m addicted.
“Keeps drinks hot for hours,” said one of the 31,000 five-star fans. “It’s amazing (and sad) how quickly a hot drink gets cold. My husband loves this mug warmer because it keeps his coffee (he drinks slowly) hot for hours. He loved it so much he he gave a few to the technicians and nurses at his dialysis center.”
The Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker is designed to make your life easier by taking the guesswork out of when your eggs are ready. All you have to do is place your eggs on the tray, add the specified amount of water, then set your preferences and the timer. Once your eggs are ready, an audible signal will let you know and the cooker will turn off automatically.
“This kitchen gadget is a game changer!” wrote one of 87,000 five-star fans. “Once these puppies are cooked and cooled, it’s a snap to peel and prep them. I hated making hard-boiled eggs specifically because I had to peel them and lose a quarter of the egg with the shell; luckily none of that is the case with this device. Highly recommend buying this product, you won’t regret it!”
For the popcorn lover in your life (congratulations if that’s you!), this awesome gadget lets you pop and serve your kernels in the same container, which is also adorable. It’s a great giveaway – and nearly 40,000 five-star fans would agree.
“My wife bought me this as a gift and I have to admit I was grateful but doubted the results,” shared one critical acclaim. “Much to my delight, the results were crispy, fresh-tasting popcorn. I really appreciate the built-in butter dish that lets you infuse the popcorn with butter as it pops. This is by far the easiest popcorn I have ever used with the best results.”
Professional organizers will tell you that the key to a happy pantry is to swap out all those awful cardboard and polypropylene boxes for clear containers so you know exactly what you have. This seven-piece set, complete with reusable labels, does just that – and their easy-lock lids ensure maximum freshness. Over 18,000 five-star reviews rate them as perfection.
This happy reviewer understands: “Great organizers to calm your chaos and not just for food! My pantry finally looks organized. The containers are very strong and seal very well… I recommend these versatile containers to anyone who wants some bring calm to their chaos, whether it’s food, craft supplies, or whatever else you need to store safely.”
For small spaces or people who just like to keep things tidy, this silicone strainer is a dream. Not only does it attach to almost any pan in the kitchen for effortless straining pasta or washing produce, it also folds up to make it small enough to fit in a cutlery drawer. Over 21,000 Amazon shoppers give it a perfect five-star rating.
“This worked so well for draining beef fat from my 12 large frying pan,” one shared. happy cook. “There was no leaking as I feared. It poured perfectly into a small cup. I also used it to drain hot water from boiling noodles for the same dinner party! It’s a lifesaver! Can’t wait to use it again!”
You don’t have to be a gear head to appreciate just how useful this telescopic tool is. It’s kind of like a flashlight with a long neck and a magnet at the end. This means you can pick up small items in hard-to-reach places. If any of the 13,000 five-star reviews are saying anything, it’s that this gadget is an amazing gift.
“Wrapped up as a last minute 92nd birthday present for my dad,” shared a five star fan. “He thought it was a smart tool. Dropping little odds and ends happens frequently with my aging parents. Getting that bright direct light in a small area is very helpful. The magnetic end will come in handy for those little screws that come out of their glasses. I recommend this product.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.
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