Browsing the endless pages of Amazon.com can be, in a word, overwhelming. There are so many products that look intriguing, but also look like they could break 30 seconds after you take them out of the box. So how do you filter out the products that are junk to get to the good stuff? Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve written about hundred (and hundreds…) of products over the years, but these are the best of the best. This list contains the 37 most popular gadgets we’ve ever featured, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. From kitchen tools that make your life easier to tech products with over 1,000 positive reviews, these are the holy grail products that you need to know about.
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
This Herb Stripper Makes It So, So Much Easier To Chop Greens
Ever sit down to pull all the leaves off cilantro or parsley? It takes forever — so grab this herb stripper instead. The holes along the side fit everything from thyme to kale, and the edge even works great as a skin-safe chopper.
This 8-Pack of Extra-Thick Cutting Boards Makes Meal Prep a Snap
My meal prep always involves a lot of vegetable chopping, so good cutting boards are essential. This eight-pack of extra-thick cutting boards was a real find. You get four large and four small boards that are lightweight but sturdy and dishwasher safe. And they each have anti-slip textured backs.
These Spatulas Are Heat Resistant Up to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
After throwing out yet another melted spatula, I went searching on Amazon for a better solution. These spatulas, sold in a set of four, are heat-resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. I love the bright colors, too!
This Taco Holder Keeps Things Neat
We love Taco Tuesdays around here, but the shells can be hard for little kids to fill and hold. This taco holder makes it easy to do both since it keeps them upright, no tipping over and spilling. You’ll get a set of six so everyone can have their own taco making station!
The Scrapers That Are Tough On Everything From Stickers To Paint
With heavy-duty blades that power through paint, stickers, decals and stubborn bits of crud, these scrapers are must-haves — even if you don’t plan on using them just yet. They’re small enough to fit inside your toolbox, and the tightening knob helps ensure that the blades don’t shake loose. Plus, the safety cap keeps you safe from nicks when not in use.
This WiFi Projector for Backyard Movies
Take outdoor entertaining to the next level with this WiFi Projector. It’s a lot less expensive than I thought it would be and connects over WiFi or a USB cord. Project the picture onto a wall, sheet, or screen. It’s earning solid reviews on Amazon, with one customer writing, “Great picture quality, easy setup.”
These Food Storage Containers Help Organize Your Pantry
If you need a good way to store bulk foods like beans or flour, try these amazing food storage containers with measuring cup lids. This Amazon customer says: “I LOVE these containers. My new obsession is making my small pantry more organized. I would definitely tell everyone to buy them for your rice, oatmeal, grits, everything.”
This Picture Hanging Kit Has Everything You Need
Hanging pictures can be tough, especially when they’re not straight, and then bother you every time you glance over at them. Just me? Thank goodness for this picture hanging kit that includes everything you need to get picture-perfect, straight frames every time, with multiple levels and all the hardware you could need to hang mirrors, canvases, photos, and more.
These Paper Sandwich Bags Reduce Single-Use Plastic
These Paper Sandwich Bags are not only a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags, but they’re also really cute! They’re made of recyclable, sealable, grease-resistant paper, and even have a spot for writing a note. They’ve earned an amazing 4.8 out of 5-star average rating on Amazon! Here’s one 5-star review: “I want to move away from all plastic bags if I can and these are a great start. I also tried the competition and the sticky strips for closure are much handier than the stickers the others come with.”
This Garlic Rocker Keeps Your Hands Clean
I love using garlic in my food, but not so much the lingering smell it leaves on my hands and under my fingernails. I use this garlic rocker to keep my hands clean and chop the garlic into a much finer mince than I could with a knife. I get great results every time and consider this to be a kitchen MVP that gets used multiple times a week.
This Omelet Maker Improves Mornings
It’s a miracle if I can get the kids to eat a measly piece of toast or a granola bar for breakfast on school mornings, then I feel guilty that they’re not properly fueled to learn and play at school all day. They love omelets but it can be a pain to make plus dirties pans I don’t have time to clean in the morning rush. Enter this omelet maker that makes it so easy to whip up a nutritious meal, just add the ingredients and it basically makes breakfast itself!
These Sleep Headphones Are So Soothing
I love listening to boring podcasts to send me off to dreamland, but having earbuds in is so annoying once you actually fall asleep. A much more comfortable way is this audio sleep mask that lets you listen to music or podcasts via your phone. It blocks the light and sound, so it’s great for travel or sleeping in unfamiliar places, too.
Don’t Get Mixed Up
Countertop mixers take up a lot of space, but handheld mixers have attachments that always seem to get lost. I’ve never seen a smarter design in a handheld mixer than this one from Hamilton Beach. A snap-on storage case keeps all of your attachments within reach (read: not hanging out in the back of a cabinet where you can’t see them). It’s available in red or white.
This Bentgo Lunch Box Includes Utensils and Carrying Strap
This Bentgo stackable lunch box set is an elegant and practical way to pack a meal for work or school. The set includes two containers, a lid, utensils, and s carrying strap. Every purchase helps support the anti-hungry nonprofit organization, Feed the Children.
Streamline Your Spice Rack
Spices could easily take over my entire kitchen. You know why? Because you need this one spice for this one recipe and another specialty spice for a different recipe. The next thing you know you have 172 spices and no room to cook. I love these spice shakers, which feature six “bottles” and a tray with a slider-open design. This eliminates various sizes of bottles and is just kind of fun to look at besides.
Create A Carousel of Potatoes
How clever is this potato carousel? This baked potato rack offers an easy way to get your baked potatoes done right, right in the microwave. Each “seat” on the carousel includes two spokes, which securely attach your potato to the unit. When you’re finished, throw the entire unit on the top rack of your dishwasher. Bon appetit!
This Witch Spoon Holder Is Too Cute
Whenever I’m cooking soups or stews, I tend to leave the spoon in the pot, which isn’t a great idea since the handle always gets scorched. This witch spoon holder is such a cute idea, and it really works! It’s a unique way to keep things tidier that adds such a dose of personality to whatever you’re cooking up.
Light Up Your Space And Keep Track Of Your Tools With This Tool Pickup LED Light
One of my favorite things about this tool pickup LED light is the fact that its neck is telescoping so you can move it around and fit into nooks and crannies. It’s also magnetic, so should you drop anything, like nails, you can pick them up without having to strain your back.
This Door Opener Is Hands-Free
Lately, I’ve become a bit of a germaphobe (for good reason), and thinking about touching door handles grosses me out. This four-pack of door openers has become my go-to tool for avoiding these germ-infested areas. These ones also have a stylus on one end that I use to push elevator buttons, sign checkout screens, and more.
This Whale Butter Dish Has Built-In Measuring Lines
One of my kids recently broke our glass butter dish, so I went on Amazon to find a new one. I was delighted to find this Whale Butter Dish, which is an upgrade in every way. It’s the prettiest shade of turquoise, includes built-in measuring lines, and it looks like an adorable whale!
These Cutting Mats That Are Shockingly Useful
You spend a ton of time washing your knives and cutting boards to keep everything clean, whereas these cutting mats help you prevent cross-contamination without having to scrub anything down. The grippy backs keep them in place as you chop ingredients, and you can even curl them into a funnel to transfer ingredients mess-free.
This Pickle Jar Has a Lift-Up Strainer
My husband has started making his own pickles, so I’m getting him this Pickle Jar to encourage more of this tasty hobby. Made of sturdy plastic with a secure lid, the killer feature is the lift-up strainer that lets you access the food without dipping fingers into the brine. Works great with olives and maraschino cherries, too!
This Corn Peeler Earns Rave Reviews From Customers
If you rarely cut corn off the cob, you probably don’t need this gadget. But if you frequently find yourself thinking there must be a better way to process fresh corn, this Corn Peeler is for you! Check out the user reviews for tips from customers who LOVE this product!
This Power Strip with A Six-Feet Extension Cord
It’s hard to find the right extension cord that’s long enough to wind around the walls of my apartment, but this power strip with a six-feed cord is perfect. It features 10 outlets and four USB charging ports which is more than enough for my home office and entertainment unit.
The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze
File this purchase under, “I Can’t Believe I Bought It, But I’m So Glad I Did.” I find this handheld juicer coming in handy for all types of cooking, including adding lime to Taco Tuesday or lemon to various fish and seafood dishes. You’ll squeeze every last drop of juice from even the most contrary citrus with this heavy, quality juicer. It’s even dishwasher-safe.
This Pot Strainer Takes Up No Room
We cook a ton of pasta around here, so I feel like I’m always hauling the bulky colander out for draining. It takes up a lot of room and is kind of a pain to clean because pasta gets stuck in the sides. I was super excited to find this pot strainer that’s very easy to store since it’s basically flat and even easier to clean! Just hold it up to the lip of the pot and strain away!
This Smooth Edge Can Opener Operates With a Single Touch
This Smooth Edge Can Opener is one of the easiest kitchen appliances to use. It can even be done one-handed! Place the can on the blade, press the button, and it cuts around the side of the lid. The lid and edge remain completely smooth. No jagged edges or cut fingers!
Everybody Needs A Panini Press — Everybody
Think you make a great sandwich? Trust me when I say that it’ll be even greater if you toast it in this panini press. The non-stick heating plates won’t latch onto your bread as it browns, while the floating plates adjust to fit any sandwich — no matter how stuffed it is.
These Cleaning Tools Are Tiny — Intentionally
We all have those tiny places and spaces that we need to clean but can’t get into. Think about it: Window grooves, car vents, sliding door tracks, computer keyboards, none of these spots can be cleaned with traditional means. This set of tiny cleaning tools will get into all of those spaces with ease. You’ll get five pieces meant for handling those hard-to-reach tracks, vents, and more.
Keep Your Seltzers Cold With This Can Cooler
Is there anything worse than a warm beer or seltzer? I can’t think of much. As a desert dweller, there’s nothing I love more than a cold beverage on a hot afternoon. But those hot temps tend to cause my drinks to get warm almost immediately–no exaggeration. Keep your drinks cold and avoid room temperature beer with this can cooler. It keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours with no condensation and sweating! Plus, it comes in a ton of cute designs that are meant for pool days.
This Banana Filler Is Genius
I’ve never seen this tool before, but I have to say this banana filler is pretty genius. It cores and fills the banana in one go without the mess! Just think how yummy it would be to eat a peanut butter or Nutella-filled banana as a snack.
This Manual Whipped Cream Maker Is So Fast
In less time than it takes to locate and plug in your beaters, you can have freshly made whipped cream with no electric tools or batteries! This hand-powered whipped cream maker actually pushes air into the cream, making thick, fluffy clouds in no time at all. It’s so easy and quick to use, plus clean-up is a breeze.
This Knife Sharpener That Restores Dull, Crappy Blades
Ever try to cut a tomato with a dull knife? It’s not fun — but neither is cutting anything else when your knives are crappy. Luckily, this knife sharpener can help restore old blades to their previous ultra-sharp state. It’s way cheaper than getting your knives professionally sharpened, and it’ll even work with ceramic blades, as well as scissors.
This Pizza Cutter Works So Cleanly
Homemade pizza nights are a thing around here, but it’s so annoying to saw away at the crust when I’m trying to cut slices. Enter this pizza cutter which uses a super sharp blade to easily glide through the thickest deep dish pizza or the crunchiest thin crust. So much easier than using a knife, and safer, too so the kids can even use it!
The Nutrichopper Can Chop, Slice, Cube, and Wedge Ingredients
I’ve been on a healthy food kick, so I’m constantly chopping fruits and veggies. I need help! That’s why I’m ordering the Nutrichopper, a handy gadget that makes it effortless to produce neat, uniform slices every time. It comes with a portion container that the slicer locks onto, or you can slice directly into the bowl or pan. There are three interchangeable stainless steel blade attachments to get the size and shape of cuts desired.
This Suction Cup Can Cooler Sticks to Any Smooth Surface
Keep your favorite beverage cool and safe with this handy Suction Cup Can Cooler. One happy customer wrote, “Releases easily by lifting straight up and keeps your bevy cold for a long time. I love that a portion of the proceeds goes to improving the marine environment.”
A Dough Whisk That Replaces Five Utensils In Your Kitchen
Not only is this dough whisk extra-sturdy, but it’s also incredibly versatile. One reviewer raved about how it replaced five utensils in their kitchen, writing that it works as “a whisk for early stirring of doughs, a wooden spoon for final mixes, a big chopstick I use for stirring my sourdough starter when I feed it, and a fork for mixing pancake batter, scone dough and Welsh-cake dough. Now this one does it all — and better.”