Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a skincare gem, a cleaning must-have or just something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there’s no way it’s a dud.
No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are when hoards of them swear by something, it’s the real deal. They’re a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage.
Scroll for some of our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds.
Your teeth are only as clean as your toothbrush. This portable sanitizer uses UV to zap germs because, well, who wants to use a dirty brush to clean their teeth? Uses two AA batteries, not included.
“Five stars isn’t enough,” raved a fan. “The UV light cleans it for five minutes and automatically shuts off. It keeps it safe from stuff splashing on your toothbrush if it’s out in the open (such as flushing with the toilet lid up and microbial stuff getting on it. Eww) and really just keeps it safe from anything else touching it.”
Say goodbye to stale chips! If you’re one of those snackers who doesn’t want to eat the whole bag of chips, candy bar or box of crackers in one sitting, this mini bag sealer lets you eat what you need for now and save the rest of the snack for later in its own packaging. It kind of looks like a curling iron and works like one, too. The wand heats up and when you press a bag with it, it re-seals it. More than 3,000 five-star fans have made this part of their snacking ritual.
“Most of the packages I need to seal are just the perfect size for using this sealer,” reported one rave reviewer. “It warms up in a minute or less and it seals like a champ! I don’t know who couldn’t use this. This is a GREAT gift for anyone who has a kitchen, or really anyone who was packages. Heck, even good for big kids, who often leaves bags of snacks half eaten and fully opened.”
For those who do intricate work with their hands, having an extra light can make a world of difference. These flashlight gloves are designed as mechanics’ gloves to shine a light under the dark hood of a car, but it can be used for countless other tasks. These gloves have already helped 10,000 five-star fans complete their dark and delicate tasks.
“I purchased these as part of my husbands Father’s day gift and he loves them!” reported one five-star fan. “He is constantly working on his car or in the garden or just doing house hold projects and I am stuck holding the flashlight, ALWAYS. Not anymore!! These are bright but also lightweight, an excellent purchase over all!”
Making a perfect omelet can be difficult, especially when it comes to the flipping and folding. That’s where the nonstick Holstein Housewares omelet maker comes in. It makes two beautiful omelets at once, no flipping required. You can also use it to make frittatas, pizza pockets, apple turnovers or whatever other delicious pocket-shaped food your heart desires.
“I ordered it as a Christmas gift for my wife and myself,” this reviewer shared. “We immediately began using it and have never looked back! It makes a perfect omelet every time and the clean-up is so simple. We just dampen a soft cloth and wipe it down.”
Need help keeping the kitchen sink tidy? How ’bout reducing waste? This gadget does both.
“I love this,” gushed one rave reviewer. “It looks good on the counter and I use less dish soap. Just a couple of pushes and good to go. Easy to fill and clean. I love that it has a place for the water from the sponge to drain into the holder.”
Who knew Amazon shoppers were obsessed with a perfectly pressed wardrobe? More than 55,000 five-star fans opt to steam the wrinkles out of their clothes with this gadget rather than pick up an iron.
“This is a great little steamer!! I hate to iron and don’t need my clothes absolutely perfect, just nice and presentable, and this does the trick! Very easy to use, quick to heat up and does a great job getting wrinkles out!! I definitely recommend!” wrote a satisfied customer.
This is such a simple product, but it makes driving so much easier. It is specially designed to hang on the back of your car seat headrest so you can hang everything from dry cleaning to groceries — more than 24,000 rave reviewers have made it part of their commuting kit.
“It is especially handy for when I get takeout and they give me a bag with handles,” reported a five-star fan who calls this a ‘handy little gadget.’ “I can hang the bag on one of these hooks and not have to worry about spilling the food. I try to remember to keep a few plastic grocery bags in my car in case the food doesn’t come in a bag with handles. I can’t speak to the sturdiness of the hooks since I have not used them for anything heavy.”
Say goodbye to dangerously sharp edges and fiddling with a manual can opener — this electric one (which is Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller in the category) is worth its weight in gold if you never accidentally nick your fingers on a jagged lid again.
“By far, the best one-handed can opener I’ve found. A little powerhouse compared to every other kind I’ve used,” shared a shopper. “The moment I turned it on, I knew, finally, I’d hit the can opener jackpot. There was no doubt I’d no longer have to deal with any more half-opened cans, stuck openers that couldn’t be separated from the cans, frustration, wasted money and having to toss another ridiculous busted device in the trash.”
Forget having to go to a coffee shop for those perfectly frothy lattes, cappuccinos and matchas — this magical little frother can do it all. It makes just about any drink creamier in seconds, and it’s so easy to use. Plus, it comes in a ton of different colors, so you can get one to match your coffeemaker.
“This is by far the best frothers I’ve ever used,” one shopper commented. “It’s super powerful, so you have to be careful not to use it if your mug is really full, because it will runneth over. Instead, I froth my coffee in a large plastic cup and then transfer it to my normal mug. It’s a little extra step but I absolutely love how it turns out.”
Whether you’re a home cook or a pro chef, a food scale can be the difference between an okay dish and a Michelin-star-worthy plate. This scale has a smooth, easy-to-clean surface, and even has four units of measurement so you can accurately portion your ingredients, as more than 90,000 five-star fans on Amazon can attest.
Shared one thrilled shopper: “I bought this kitchen scale for my mom, and she loves it. It’s very thin and takes up almost no room at all in the cabinet, and the digital display is nice and clean. It appears to have an auto on-and-off feature, and it comes with a spare battery! For the money, this is a terrific little tool for cooking, weighing for mail postage, or even hobbies.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.