Some of our favorite things start as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a cleaning must-have or something to make dinner a little less tiring, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what For real to work. Now imagine if you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all walks of life – when so many people are rallying behind something, there’s no way it’s a dud. You don’t have to join new social media groups; trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers instead. They know how to distinguish something gimmicky from something great; they are a critical group, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds.
For the popcorn lover in your life (congratulations if it is you!), this genius gizmo lets you pop and serve your kernels in the same container, which is cute too. It’s a great gift – and nearly 40,000 five-star fans agree.
“My wife bought this for me as a gift and I have to admit I was grateful but dubious about the results,” said one rave reviewer. “To my delight, the results were crispy, fresh-tasting popcorn. I appreciate the built-in butter dish that allows you to infuse the popcorn with butter as it pops. It’s hands down the easiest popcorn popper I’ve ever used with the best results.”
Cooking for one? Or how about shopping for someone who does? With this hot pan you can heat soup, boil eggs or make noodles at the touch of a button. Nearly 2,000 shoppers love this little gadget.
“This hot pot is amazing!” lyrically a five star fan. “I bought it to cook in my dorm room. Now I can make soup and noodles quickly and easily. It works better than the hob I had before because it boils water faster and doesn’t trigger the fire alarm.”
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’ll need a good grease trap to make your gravy. 4,000 five-star fans already have them to make their holiday meals magical.
“This separator saved me SO much time that I really couldn’t believe it,” said one holiday entertainer. “With the liquid dispensing at the bottom, I didn’t have to worry about the grease or nasty bits creeping back in. Or worrying about pouring it perfectly into the containers, holding the greasy lid/strainer etc. I was amazed to see how easy it was to clean, it breaks down into two parts so you know all the parts have been cleaned and sanitized. This definitely saved my Thanksgiving.”
Professional organizers will tell you that the key to a happy pantry is to swap out all those unsightly cardboard boxes and polypropylene for clear containers so you know exactly what you’ve got. This seven piece set, complete with reusable labels, does just that – plus their easy-lock lids ensure maximum freshness. More than 18,000 five-star reviewers rate them as perfection.
This happy reviewer gets it: “Great organizers for bringing some calm to your chaos and not just for food! My pantry finally looks organized. The containers are heavy and seal very well… I recommend these multi-purpose containers to everyone to those who want to bring some calm to their chaos, whether it’s food, craft supplies, or whatever else you need to keep safe.”
For small spaces or those who just like to keep things tidy, this silicone strainer is a dream. Not only does it clamp to just about any pan in the kitchen to effortlessly squeeze pasta or wash produce, it also folds up to make it small enough to fit in a cutlery drawer. More than 21,000 Amazon shoppers give it a perfect five-star rating.
“This worked so well for draining beef fat from my large 12-inch casserole,” one happy cook said. “There wasn’t a leak I was afraid of. It poured perfectly into a small cup. I also used it to tap hot water from boiling noodles for the same dinner! This is a lifesaver! Can’t wait to get it again to use!”
Need help keeping the sink tidy? What about reducing waste? This gadget does both.
“I love this,” one raving reviewer gushed. “It looks good on the counter and I use less detergent. Just push a few times and it’s done. Easy to fill and clean. I like that the water can drain from the sponge into the holder.”
BoxLegend Shirt Folder
Designed to help you optimize closet and drawer space and fold shirts perfectly. Save more than 40% now.
$17 at Amazon
Whether you’re a neat freak or just don’t like to fold shirts, this brilliant sign will make laundry day a whole lot less tedious.
Guys I can’t tell you how much I don’t like folding clothes,” wrote one five star fan. here’s the thing. I take this thing out like it’s cash and flip it over like it’s a 2 dollar bill that you’ve never seen before I get my laundry done in up to six minutes Flat I throw everything in there towels Shirts Pants My grandma’s bathrobe My grandfather’s ashes Just to make it smoke like it flames.”
Let your inner neat go crazy with a new gadget that promises to keep your earbuds sparkling. It has three different heads – a brush, a sponge and a metal tip – to meet all your cleaning needs. More than 10,000 five-star fans are already listening to music with new clarity.
“My AirPods were filthy, I can’t lie,” shared one glowing reviewer. “I priced a professional clean and it was $25. For less than half this tool did the job and I can easily keep it in my purse or car for repairs.”
iWALK portable charger
The iWalk Ultra Compact Power Bank can charge an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 12, 12 Pro or SE up to one and a half times on a single charge. Clip the coupon on the page for the full discount.
$27 at Amazon
This battery pack is about the size of a tube of lipstick, but charges your iPhone super fast. Grab one today, put it in your bag and never suffer from “one percent panic” again.
“As soon as I saw the packaging, I knew I would be happy with this charger, and I was right!” wrote one of the 12,000+ five star fans. “It had me at ‘hello’, you might say! Apart from the fast charging – it’s compact in size ✅ it has a streamlined look – one of my favorite details is the integrated protective cap that covers the charging module, keeping it free of dust and other junk that’s in my bag. It’s here to stay!”
This is such a simple product, but it makes driving so much easier. It’s specifically designed to hang from the back of your car seat’s headrest to handle everything from dry cleaning to grocery shopping – over 24,000 rave reviewers have made it part of their commute kit.
“It’s especially helpful when I get takeout and they give me a bag with handles,” reports one five-star fan who calls this a “handy little gadget.” “I can hang the bag on one of these hooks and not worry about spilling the food. I try to remember to keep a few plastic grocery bags in my car in case the food isn’t in a bag with handles. I can’t speak for the strength of the hooks, as I haven’t used them for anything heavy.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.