Thanks to streaming services, we don’t watch as many commercials as we used to. But I’ve noticed that whenever I do watch live TV–usually the news–I end up seeing new products for sale that look pretty darned interesting. Sometimes the low-budget commercials are funny, but sometimes I’m honestly intrigued by a clever new invention. Give me a new way to cook bacon and I’m clicking “Add to Cart” fast!
The best part is you don’t have to call that 1-800 number (can you imagine?!) to order. On Amazon, you can easily find hundreds of the finest “As Seen On TV” products that actually do what they say. To make it even more convenient, I’ve put together a list of the highest rated, bestselling, most interesting products for you to check out.
The Bacon Bonanza for Crispy, Oven-Baked Bacon
The Bacon Bonanza is a better way to cook bacon! The set includes a copper-colored pan and specially designed rack that holds up to 18 slices of bacon at an angle. This way, the bacon cooks faster while the grease drains away. The result is crisper, lower-fat bacon. One satisfied customer calls it, “the most delicious bacon I have ever had.”
The Rapid Mac Cooks a Box of Mac and Cheese in 5 Minutes
If you love boxed macaroni and cheese and want it fast, the Rapid Mac is going to be your favorite kitchen gadget ever! My daughter adores mac and cheese, so I bought her the Rapid Mac as a gag gift. Turns out, it works great and she loves it. Just pour in the noodles and water, microwave for five minutes, then add the other ingredients. Talk about instant gratification!
The Flawless Hair Remover Has Nearly 70,000 Ratings on Amazon
Every woman needs this gadget in her beauty arsenal. The Flawless Hair Remover is the easiest and gentlest way to remove unwanted facial hair. It can be used daily if desired; no need to wait for hair regrowth.
The Baseboard Buddy Is the Easiest Way to Clean Baseboards and Moldings
When I was younger, I cleaned baseboards by crab-walking with a dust cloth in my hand. Oh, how I miss my 20-something knees! Now that I’m happily entering my crone years, I prefer to stay upright and use the right tools to get the job done. In this case, it’s the Baseboard Buddy, which lets me walk, glide, and clean with grace.
The Slip Stone Pan Stores in Half the Space of Other Pans
If you’re tight on storage space, the Slip Stone Pan will make your life a little bit easier. Not only is this a high-quality nonstick pan, but it’s designed with a handle that folds in so it takes up half the space of a regular frying pan. Measuring 10 inches in diameter, it’s a versatile size perfect for eggs, veggies, and other recipes. User reviews give it high marks for the durable nonstick surface!
The Bionic Spotlight Has Industrial-Quality Solar Panels
Easy to install, with no electricity or batteries required! The Bionic Spotlight is the perfect solution for lighting up any dark areas outside your home. It detects motion up to 25 feet away and shuts off after 30 seconds of stillness. The solar panel soaks up power all day long, and the LED light is powerful enough to illuminate about 600 square feet.
The Ove Glove Protects Your Hand From Up to 540 Degrees of Heat
I have a pair of oversized silicone oven mitts that I use for basic cooking, but now that I’ve learned about the Ove Glove, I think it’s time for an upgrade! This kevlar glove can be used on the right or left hand and is machine washable. It provides outstanding protection from heat and flame, making it suitable for cooking, barbecuing, rearranging firewood, welding, changing lightbulbs, and more. It’s earned an impressive 4.7 out of 5 average rating on Amazon!
The Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils Will Never Scratch Cookware
Functional and beautiful, this set of Mad Hungry Cooking Utensils is made from sustainable acacia wood, resulting in sturdy, lightweight cooking tools that are gentle on cookware. They’re earning top ratings on Amazon; one satisfied customer writes, “The tools are very good for the expensive pans you want to protect from scratching, e.g. Le Crueset, Staub, etc. Each one is versatile and has a place in cooking. Easy to clean and better than the standard wooden spoon or fork.”
Use AlienTape to Mount Stuff on Metal, Plastic, or Glass Surfaces
This might be the strongest double-sided mounting tape you’ll ever use! AlienTape uses nanotech, in other words, super-strong adhesion with instant bonding. It’s even reusable–just rinse it off, let it dry, then apply to a new surface. Please note that this is not for use on painted walls.
This Smart Light Switch Works with Alexa or Google Assistant
Get the most out of your Alexa or Google Assistant by installing a few of these handy Smart Light Switches. It replaces any standard light switch with easy-to-follow instructions for hooking up the wire. Once installed, you can control that switch with the app from anywhere (even when you’re not home), or by voice command via your digital assistant. It’s earned nearly 20,000 ratings with a solid 4.6 out of 5 average.
This Avocado Slicer Is Making Me Hungry for Guacamole
I’m not normally a fan of single-use gadgets, but I’m making an exception for this Avocado Slicer. For too long have I struggled to split, pit, and slice avocados using a humble spoon and knife. It’s time to do it right and treat myself to perfect slices every time! Plus, it’s made by OXO, my favorite kitchenware brand, which hasn’t let me down yet.
The Flippity Fish Cat Toy Flops and Wiggles Like a Real Fish
You and your cat deserve something new, and I can’t think of anything better than the hilarious Flippity Fish Cat Toy. The set includes a fishing pole, realistic-looking fish, and catnip. Charge up the fish by USB, fill the hidden pouch with catnip, then watch as your cat is mystified and entertained by the motion-activated, flipping, flopping fish!
This Digital Coin Bank Motivates You to Save More
It’s more fun to save money when you can monitor the balance. This Digital Coin Bank does the work for you by automatically detecting each coin and adding up the amount you’ve saved. You can also manually adjust the amount by pressing the plus and minus buttons if needed. This makes a great gift for kids and teens!
This Contour Pillow Supports the Neck and Reduces Stress on the Spine
Reduce neck pain and nighttime discomfort with this Contour Pillow. It can be used for sleeping on the back, side, or stomach, providing support for the next and spine. It’s made of memory foam and includes a removable, washable pillowcase. One satisfied customer gave it five stars and wrote, “Ok so this is a weird-looking pillow and I didn’t know what to expect. There are lots of ways to “use” it and you have to turn it a couple of times to find out what works for you. It’s firm and I wasn’t expecting that but that’s exactly what makes it great, the different bumps are designed to support not just cradle your neck and head.”
This Gel Seat Cushion Reduces Pain, Numbness, and Heat
If you sit for hours every day, this Gel Seat Cushion is a miracle for your butt! The honeycomb design disperses weight and pressure, which reduces the pain and numbness common with long periods of sitting. The airy design and medical-grade gel material allow more airflow and help disperse heat. Customers are using it in wheelchairs, desk chairs, and while working on the computer at home.
This Neck Stretcher Relieves Neck and Jaw Pain
After hunching over your computer and phone all day, your poor neck really needs to stretch! Help it along with this Neck Stretcher, designed to restore the cervical spine to its proper curvature. Build up to using it for 10 minutes a day to give your neck a gentle stretch and reduce pain and stiffness. The reviews are filled with success stories and advice for getting the most out of this product.
The Magic Mesh Screen Door Seals Up With Magnets, Hands-Free
Affordable and easy to install, the Magic Mesh Screen Door is a genius solution if you want to let fresh air in but keep bugs out. The heavy-duty mesh includes 18 strong magnets along the opening. You can push your way through, and the magnets automatically reseal, hands-free! It’s earned over 11,000 ratings on Amazon so far, with one customer writing, “Incredible! I was surprised by how well this works! I am often a little skeptical about ‘As-seen on TV’ products, but this one does what it is supposed to do flawlessly!”
The Cordless Foldaway Fan Goes Anywhere You Need It
Need some fresh air in an awkward location? This Foldaway Fan has so many handy features! First of all, it doesn’t need to be plugged in! Instead, it has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery; power it up with the included USB cable for 10 hours of run time. The 9″ diameter fan is mounted on an extendable, telescoping stand that adjusts from 11 inches up to 40 inches tall. It has three speeds and is whisper-quiet.
The GraniteStone Nonstick Egg Pan Is Perfect for Making Egg McMuffins
I love egg sandwiches for breakfast on the weekend, so I invested in this Nonstick Egg Pan that’s perfectly sized for exactly one egg at a time. I’ve used it for both fried and scrambled eggs, and both turn out beautifully. The nonstick surface works so well that you don’t need any oil or butter unless you want it for flavor.
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.
These Bestselling Pillows Have 90,000 Ratings
From the Beckham Hotel Collection, this set of two pillows is a fantastic upgrade to whatever you’re using right now. Seriously, these pillows are AMAZING, with a 100% cotton cover stuffed with gel-filled fiber. Calling these pillows a bestseller is an understatement; they’ve earned an astounding 90,000 ratings on Amazon with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The Pillow Pad Lets You Watch Your Tablet Hands-Free
Watching TV on your tablet is a heck of a lot more comfortable with the Pillow Pad! The tri-ledge design gives you three ways to prop up the screen so you can find the angle that works best for you. The interior is sturdy foam, and the cover is soft, smooth, ultra-suede, which removes for washing if necessary.
This Pink Armor Nail Gel Helps Nails Grow Longer
Get stronger, healthier, longer nails with the help of Pink Armor Nail Gel, a miracle of a product that thousands of Amazon customers recommend! The keratin and cellulose gel formula can be used alone or under nail polish, providing a thick, glossy layer that nourishes and strengthens nails.
This Rubbermaid Power Scrubber Is Like an Electric Toothbrush for Cleaning Grout
Have you ever been tempted to use an electric toothbrush to clean the stubborn spots in the bathroom? Try the Rubbermaid Power Scrubber! It uses four AA batteries (included!) to power the oscillating head and includes interchangeable brush accessories so you can angle it precisely where you need it.
This Reacher-Grabber Tool Is a Short Girl’s Best Friend
I like to say I’m tall for a short person. I’m right on the line between petite and average height, which means there are plenty of shelves beyond my reach. That’s why I have this Reacher-Grabber Tool, which comes in handy more often than I ever expected. I not only use it to grab stuff from high shelves all the time, but it also saved the day when I dropped the TV remote behind the sofa. Trust me, if you have one of these babies around, you’ll find lots of uses for it, too!
These Safe Grabs Were a Shark Tank Winner
Today, I heated up a bowl of soup for lunch in the microwave. I draped a paper towel over the top because I was worried about splattering, but sadly, the paper towel dunked into the soup! Then, the bowl was so hot I nearly dropped it. Clearly, I need to buy these Safe Grabs immediately! The set of two silicone pads can be used as a microwave mat, trivet, potholder, splatter guard, and even a jar opener!
This Rotary Grater/Slicer for Perfect Slices and Spirals
This is a classic TV commercial gadget, the kind where the spokesmodel prepares a zillion veggies in a minute while the audience oohs and aahs. The Rotary Grater/Slicer includes interchangeable blades for grating, slicing, and spiraling. It’s genius at grating cheese and also works well for chopping nuts.
These Shoe Slotz Double Your Storage Space
Lining up shoes side by side is such a waste of valuable closet space. Instead, invest in these Shoe Slotz to make the most of your limited space! The set includes 10 plastic racks that hold a pair of shoes, one on top of the other. No assembly required, and they work with almost any size or shape of shoe.
These Smiling Sponges Keep You Company While You Do Dishes
If I have to wash dishes and clean the counters, I at least want a scrubber that makes me smile. if that sounds good to you too, order a pack of these Smiling Sponges. They’re non-scratch, odor-free, and dry fast. They’ve earned over 2,700 ratings on Amazon with an extremely high average score of 4.8 out of 5. People love them!
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!
This Snow Cone Machine Makes Up to 20 Snow Cones at a Time
I’m getting this Snow Cone Machine as a surprise for my kids, and I think they’re going to love it! Brimming with retro charm, this countertop machine shaves ice cubes into light, fluffy snow. The chamber is big enough to hold enough ice to make up to 20 snow cones, and there’s even a side shelf for holding paper cones or syrups. Includes two reusable cones and an ice scoop.
These Shoulder Moving Straps Help You Move Your Own Stuff
Much more affordable than hiring movers, these Shoulder Moving Straps let you safely pick up and move heavy appliances and furniture. It works even if the two people are of very different heights, and the ergonomic design promotes healthy lifting posture. This product has earned over 11,000 ratings, with one satisfied customer writing, “Easily the best purchase I’ve ever made. If you have any doubts about this product, watch a few videos on how to make it work. It saved us hundreds of dollars in moving fees.”
The ThawMax Safely Defrosts Meat in Half the Time
We’ve all been there. You need to defrost meat for a recipe, but you don’t have time to leave it in the fridge overnight. Your choices are to microwave it (which ruins the meat), leave it out on the counter (which invites bacteria to grow), or–your best choice!–use the ThawMax. One five-star review says, “I was pleasantly surprised at how well this tray works to defrost food quickly! So handy to have around the kitchen.”
This Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife Never Needs Sharpening
If you only owned one knife, this would be the right one to get! Versatile and an excellent value for the price, this Ultra-Sharp Serrated Knife is perfect for slicing bread, vegetables, and meat. Thanks to the triple-serrated design, it never needs sharpening and will stay razor-sharp forever.
The Turbie Twist Dries Hair Quickly and Gently
I got my first microfiber hair towel a few years ago, and now I can’t believe I ever managed without one. The Turbie Twist is lightweight and specially shaped to scoop up your hair and twist it up turban-style. It looks cute, and best of all, it quickly and gently dries hair. I like to wear mine about for 10 minutes and then finish with a blowdryer for a sleek look.
This Windshield Cleaner Is the Easiest Way to Clean Car Windows
From weekend car washes to quick bird poop clean-ups, this Windshield Cleaner is just the tool you need. The extendable handle helps you reach every bit of glass, even on big SUVs and trucks. The microfiber cloth is gentle and won’t leave any streaks behind. This product has earned thousands of five-star ratings, with one happy customer writing, “Easy to use. Reaches every part of a large SUV.”
This Wearable Blanket for Cozy, Lazy, Snuggly Days at Home
Just looking at this Wearable Blanket makes me want to curl up with a book, cup of tea, and nowhere to go for hours. It’s super-soft and plush, with a loose hood and a front pocket big enough for your phone and snacks. Machine wash and dry. It’s earned a whopping 40,000 ratings on Amazon!