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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.
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Scroll for our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds this week.
Cute, conscious cupcake cups just 50 cents a pop
With celebrations for Pride, festivities on the 4th and pool parties all summer long, there's always occasion for cupcakes! Choose these colorful, reusable silicone baking cups — now just $6 for a dozen — and you'll always be ready. They're BPA-free and oven-, microwave- and freezer-safe!
One of the 55,300-plus fans wrote: "Love these!! I have bought several sets, and including as gifts. They are totally nonstick. After use, you do have to wash them in hot soapy water to remove all grease...I make breakfast muffins (like crustless quiches). With egg, a non-stick muffing pan still sticks and requires way too much work."
Nix germs on your toothbrush with this $14 device
Keep your toothbrush clean at home and on the go with this portable sanitizer. It uses UV to zap germs because, well, who wants to use a dirty brush to clean their teeth? Nab it now at 30 percent off. Uses two AA batteries, not included.
"5 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. EW,) and really just keeps it safe from anything else touching it. Our toothbrushes go in our mouths every day to clean our teeth and tongue, you don't want other bacteria in there that doesn't need to be that could cause infections, sores, and other issues."
Patch nail holes in a single bound
Knock out nail holes, dents and other household projects hassle-free with this patching dynamo. Simply squeeze out the spackle/primer, use the top end to spread it, and smooth it with the sanding pad, built right onto the cap!
"This product is genius!" wrote a thrilled reviewer. "Worth every penny to patch nail holes without the mess and time of traditional drywall patching. Worked exactly as described and one tube was more than enough to patch throughout an entire home"
A $12 gadget to make you a better chef
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. Be sure to apply the on-page coupon for an extra discount.
Shares 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."
Top-rated gardening gloves on sale for $2 a pair
Green thumbed Amazon shoppers are raving about these colorful gloves. They're lightweight and breathable, and the flexible foam latex coating keeps your hands cool and dry, even if you're digging through dirt and the like. Simply chuck them in the washing machine between wears.
"These gloves are GOLDILOCKS!" shared one of over 10,000 five-star reviewers. "They fit comfortably, do not cause my hands to sweat, keep my hands fairly clean even though I dig into the wet dirt for planting, allow me to use my garden tools with precision, and even let me scroll through my song list on my phone!"
Amazon's No. 1 bestselling electric can opener
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) gets to work with just the push of a button, and it's worth its weight in gold if that meant you never have to 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."
The ultimate latte must-have
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 so much 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."
A genius way to make the most out of each avocado
Pitting, splitting and slicing avocados doesn't have to be tricky (or borderline violent — how many times have you accidentally cut your finger when trying to remove a pit?).
This tool does it all for you in a seamless, fluid motion. It's so easy to clean, too — just pop it on the top rack of your dishwasher.
"Avocado? Yes, please!" shared one happy shopper. "This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation...The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin."
A rip-proof shower curtain liner that makes some 140,000 shoppers sing
At first glance, this shower curtain liner might not look like much. Don't be fooled, though — Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Liba liner is the creme de la creme of bathroom necessities. For starters, it's two and a half times thicker than other liners, and it won't accumulate soap scum. It doesn't smell funky — unlike some other liners — and it's completely waterproof, so it dries instantly.
"This is the Cadillac of shower curtains!" one shopper shared. "No smell, plus, we've got really hard water, and it's only been a couple of weeks of use, and I'm sure it will eventually spot, but so far so good. Nice oversized curtain as well, covers the corners well. The weight of it makes it hang well too."
A truly revolutionary hair catcher
Have you heard of the TubShroom and its mighty ability to catch all the hair in your shower drain before it even thinks of clogging? If not, you will be amazed by this bestselling $11 (was $13) mini gadget that fits snuggly inside your drain to catch hair. When it comes time to clean it out, just wipe it off, throw away the loose hair and place it back in your drain. Sorry plumbers of the world, but we no longer need your services.
This fan raves, "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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