18 things on Amazon worthy of their 5-star rating

The votes are in: this stuff is basically perfect.

Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar / Lindset D. Mattison
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It may be just me—I’m a self-professed #TreatYoSelf shopping queen—but there is nothing more satisfying in this world than finding something that single-handedly changes my life. In fact, I’d even go so far as to go on Amazon and leave a five-star review about it.

I wanted to see what other people were raving about, so looked for anything with at least a 4.3-star average (because there's always at least one person complaining just to complain). Then I went a step further and sorted out all of the things that are not only highly rated but are actually useful in some way. I mean, if you're in the mood to #TreatYoSelf too, you might as well get something that will make your life better (and skip the momentary satisfaction of lottery tickets or ice cream cones).

Check out these 18 top-rated Amazon products that can help improve your life. You never know what will solve that problem you've been putting up with for years.

1. A tub drain protector that stops hair from clogging up your drains

TubShroom Drain Protector
Credit: TubShroom

This thing is magical and a must if you have hair and take showers.

Rating: 4.3 stars
Reviews: 16k

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actually likes unclogging a drain full of hair, especially since it’s pretty much the closest you can get to feeling like you’re starring in a real-life horror movie.

Thankfully, with the invention of the cult-favorite TubShroom, not only will cleaning the drain be easier, but it won’t even feel like a problem anymore. With just 4.3 stars, it does truthfully have one of the lower ratings of the items in this list. However, we are such huge fans of this product, we recently included it in our list of 15 bathroom products that will change your life and think it deserves nothing less than a perfect 5.0.

The TubShroom sits inside the drain and catches any hair, pet fur, and debris it comes into contact with, preventing that gunk from forming harder-to-remove clogs deeper in your drain pipe. When you notice your tub starting to back up during your shower, it’s time to clean it out. And all it takes is a quick wipe to remove everything and enjoy a fast-draining tub once again.

Get the TubShroom: The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector for $12.99

2. A foot cushion so you can kick your feet up at work

Well Desk Rest My Sole
Credit: Well Desk

This is an odd thing that exists, but if you want something squishier to rest your feet on at work, apparently people love this thing.

Rating: 4.7 stars
Reviews: 349

If you sit at a desk all day, then you’re probably already used to feeling super sore by the time you come home, making it impossible to do anything but lay down and binge The Office. And that’s totally okay—we know how amusing Michael Scott is, but this Rest My Sole foot rest cushion may help keep you more mobile. It features an ergonomic design that claims to provide relief in your legs and back, along with better circulation.

Get the Rest My Sole: Foot Rest Cushion for Under Desk for $24.95

3. The acne-fighting face mask that everyone’s been raving about

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar

People are utterly obsessed with this clay mask, because it's amazing and affordable.

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 16k

This Indian Healing Clay by Aztec Secret is definitely one of the best-selling beauty products on Amazon of all time.

The reason why people are so obsessed with this product is because for many, it’s been the only thing that has helped treat their acne when no other product could. One of our contributors, who has been using this mask faithfully for years, even swears by it as one of her go-to beauty products. To use, you just mix the clay powder with water (or raw apple cider vinegar for extra benefits) until it’s a clay-like consistency. Then apply and wait for the “magical” results.

Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay 2-lb. Jar for $14.95

4. An over-the-sink drying mat to maximize counter space

Sorbus Roll-Up Drying Mat
Credit: Sorbus

This thing is the answer to adding more counter space in an instant.

Rating: 4.9 stars
Reviews: 487

If your kitchen is low on counter space, then you will love this roll-up dish drying rack, which serves more than one purpose. For example, it can be used to dry dishes and hold thawing meat, as well as serve as a place to stack your fruits and veggies as you prepare them. As a bonus, since it lays flat over the sink, water will drip directly into it instead of on the countertops, leaving you less mess to clean up.

While this product would be especially useful if you have a double sink, you will still find this the sleek and durable design does fit most standard-sized kitchen sinks. And because it’s so flexible, you can always partially cover your sink and still have room to wash dishes and rinse produce.

Get the Sorbus Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack for $21.99

5. These wool dryer balls that make laundry less of a chore

Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls
Credit: Smart Sheep

These wool balls claim to help dry your clothes faster, and loads of Amazon shoppers seem to be big believers.

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 16k

Laundry day is never a fun day, but it could get a little easier if you’ve got these handy Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls on hand. People absolutely love them because they help to shorten your dryer time (perfect for people like me, who are stuck using crappy coin-operated machines!) in addition to replacing the need for dryer sheets and fabric softeners as the balls soften laundry naturally.

Get the Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls for $16.95

6. This nifty snap-on strainer that’s sure to become a kitchen gadget go-to

Kitchen Gizmo Snap Strainer
Credit: Kitchen Gizmo

Finally, someone figured out a way to make straining food less of a hassle.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviews: 1.5k

Want a kitchen gadget that’s sure to impress your friends the next time you make them dinner? Enter the Kitchen Gizmo Snap N’ Strain Strainer. It features a universal design that fits onto nearly any kind of pot, pan or small or large-sized bowl. You can use it to strain veggies, meats, pastas, and even heavier foods like potatoes. You’ll also be happy to know that this gadget helps save kitchen space, is dishwasher-safe, and comes with a one-year warranty.

Get the Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Strainer for $29.99

7. A neck and body massager that brings the spa to your home

Zyllion Shiatsu Neck Massager
Credit: Zyllion

No one really needs this, but wouldn't it be nice to break it out after a long day at the office?

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 9k

Looking to bring the spa right to your own home? Consider trying the popular Zyllion Shiatsu Neck Massager, which comes equipped with red massage nodes that change directions to relieve tight muscles and even heat up for an extra zen experience.

I actually own one of these and I’m not afraid to admit that I am obsessed. If I’m having an extra busy week, I find this just as soothing (and way more convenient) as a trip to my massage therapy spot. Turns out, I’m not alone in my love for this at-home relaxation station. With over 9,000 reviews, this massage pillow has definitely reached cult status, and the best part is it goes on sale fairly often so if you’re willing to wait, you can usually get it for a discount.

Get the Zyllion Shiatsu Neck Massager for $49.95

8. This mini desk fan that will save you from the scorching heat

SkyGenius Desk Fan
Credit: SkyGenius

If the a/c never seems to cut it, this perfectly sized desk fan may be the way to win the thermostat war with Carol in HR.

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 2k

Get ready to be blown away by this SkyGenius mini desk fan, which has over 2,000 of its own fans on Amazon. Though it might be small, reviewers say that they were surprised by how powerful it is. As an additional perk, the batteries are actually rechargeable and, when fully charged, give you up to six hours of chill, breezy time. Because it’s totally cordless, you can use it at the office and bring it along to the patio for a more comfortable Happy Hour all summer.

Get the SkyGenius Battery Operated Clip on Mini Desk Fan for $19.99

9. A brownie pan that’s made for those who prefer the edge pieces

Baker's Edge Brownie Pan
Credit: Baker's Edge

Every piece is an end piece in this pan, so it's really is only good for people who enjoy that in a brownie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviews: 17

When you stumble upon a fresh batch of brownies, the question isn’t whether you should have one but rather, which piece will you choose? Not surprisingly, a lot of people prefer the brownies from the edge of the pan for their crispier and chewier edges. Yum!

Trouble is, the number of edge brownies is limited when baking a batch in a traditional pan—a problem that a company called Baker’s Edge sought out to fix when they pitched their edge-only brownie pan on season five of Shark Tank. It was an instant hit with the Sharks, and got high marks from a few satisfied Amazon reviewers (albeit, not a staggering amount, but it is a niche product!). And now the company also has a pan designed for lasagna and a muffin pan that offers handles so you can actually grab the pan from the oven without smooshing a muffin in the process.

Get the Baker's Edge—Edge Brownie Pan Complete Set for $49.95

10. This glove that grooms your dog or cat while you pet them

Pat Your Pet Grooming Glove
Credit: Pat Your Pet

What dog lover in their right mind wouldn't want their pooch to enjoy grooming time if they could?

Rating: 4.3 stars
Reviews: 1k

You love petting your pet already, so why not make the most of this time by using a grooming glove? This glove, which works on wet or dry fur, is suitable for cats, dogs, and even horses that whether they have short, medium, or long coats.

My two cats already love their grooming brush, so as a pet owner, it’s super good to know that this glove would provide a similar experience for them while being easier for me to use. Plus, because the teeth are not very long or crowded, it’s super easy to clean by simply peeling away the fur when your fur baby has had enough for one session.

Get the Pat Your Pet Grooming Glove for $10.99

11. This scalp massager that will totally change your shampoo experience

FReatech Shampoo Brush Massager
Credit: FReatech

Why not? Seriously, it's good for your scalp and your hair and your mood, so I say again: Why not?

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 1.8k

Part of the reason we go to the hair salon is, yes, for a fresh new ‘do, but it’s also for that glorious scalp massage you get when they wash your hair. Ahh. If you want to bring that relaxation into your own shower, you might want to try this hair scalp massager.

The company claims that it provides several benefits, including cleaning the scalp, improving circulation and even helping with hair loss. Some people even say that it helps with ridding the scalp of dandruff and product buildup. But let’s be real, the scalp massage is definitely the biggest perk.

Get the Shampoo Brush Hair Scalp Massager for $6.98

12. An all-in-one avocado slicer that’s essential for avocado lovers

OXO Good Grips Avocado Slicer
Credit: Reviewed

Sure, you could fuss around and try to slice your avocado like you know what you're doing. Or you could just get it done in a flash with this tool.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviews: 3k

If you’re looking to take your avocado obsession to the next level, this OXO Good Grips slicer is your ticket. This product is highly rated because it works as advertised: through being an all-in-one tool that lets you forgo using different utensils to cut open, pit and slice avocados. It may even save you money by letting you prepare drool-worthy avocado toast at home instead of heading out somewhere for brunch.

The steel pitter requires a quick twist to remove the pit, the serrated knife cuts the avocado—not your fingers—and the fan blade slices the avocado into seven perfect pieces. It also features a comfortable, non-slip grip so you can feel safe using it and this product is dishwasher-safe.

Get the OXO Good Grips Avocado Slicer for $9.99

13. An eyeliner stamp so your makeup will always be on fleek

Lovoir Wingliner Eyeliner Stamp
Credit: Lovoir

Why waste time and energy trying to freehand the perfect winged eyeliner? This stamp will have you ready in no time.

Rating: 4.6 stars
Reviews: 2.8k

Like most girls, I use eyeliner every single day and have yet to perfect my liquid line on both sides. So, naturally, I was super intrigued by this eyeliner stamp with 4.6 stars on Amazon that promises perfect wings every time, regardless of whether you have shaky hands or not. Clearly, reviewers agree, as one person called it the best eyeliner they ever had. Another said that they wished they had thought of this product first!

If you’ve tried the tape method, watching endless YouTube beauty tutorials and buying expensive eyeliners and you still end up with imperfect liner, then you might want to give this product a try. It is also advertised as being cruelty-free, waterproof, and made with a vegan-friendly formula.

Get the Lovoir Wingliner Eyeliner Stamp for $13.27

14. This fast and effective egg cooker that makes mornings easier

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Credit: Dash

Sure, it looks totally novelty, but this adorable little egg cooker really works.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviews: 10.4k

If hard-boiled eggs are part of your weekly meal prep, then you might want to try the Dash Go Egg Cooker. It’s one of the most trusted egg cookers on the market with over 10,000 reviews on Amazon. We even tested how well it makes eggs and found that it was, in fact, “egg-cellent.”

With it, the eggs cook right inside the machine and you don’t have to worry about them overcooking since there is an auto shut-off function. The kind of eggs you can make isn’t limited to just hard-boiled either; you can also make poached, scrambled, or omelettes.

This adorable device is great in small spaces and nontraditional kitchenettes, like apartments or dorm rooms. Thanks to its compact design, it doesn’t take up much space. It comes with a handy measuring cup and a recipe book for inspiration.

Get the Dash Go Egg Cooker for $18.96

15. This knife sharpener that restores your dull knives in seconds

KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener
Credit: KitchenIQ

No one should suffer through using a dull knife, and this sharpener can make your old blade work like new.

Rating: 4.3 stars
Reviews: 9.2k

Although it’s small, this KitchenIQ knife sharpener still delivers on what it promises to do, which is to restore your favorite knives back to their sharpened glory. There are two slots included, one “coarse” and one labeled “fine.” The coarse slot is more heavy-duty, as it’s meant to sharpen dull or damaged knives while the other slot, “fine,” gives a quick polish to already-sharp knives.

We actually tested this product and named it the Best Value winner in our round-up of the best knife sharpeners of 2019. And at only $5.48, you really can’t go wrong.

Get the KitchenIQ 50009 Knife Sharpener for $5.48

16. These Korean face masks that beauty lovers are obsessed with

Dermal Korea Collagen Mask Set
Credit: Dermal

There are loads of face masks out there, but people on Amazon seem to sing the praises of this set most.

Rating: 4.4 stars
Reviews: 3.8k

When Korean beauty first stepped into the global skincare spotlight, it was an instant beauty hit that’s still a skincare staple for a lot of people. This is due to the fantastic results that people claim helps them turn the clock back on their skin.

While you could go the route of buying expensive Korean beauty skin care products, these highly rated Dermal Korea face masks still do the trick. For $10.99, you get a pack of 16, which all come with different skin benefits. But most importantly, each one contains Vitamin E and collagen, which have been known to be very beneficial to the skin.

Get the Dermal Korea Collagen Facial Mask Sheet for $10.99

17. The Echo Dot that’s still as popular as ever

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) Smart Speaker
Credit: Amazon

The low cost makes this adorable little Alexa speaker a great way to test the smart home waters.

Rating: 4.6 stars
Reviews: 30.7k

If you can’t afford your own personal assistant, the next best thing is the Amazon Echo Dot. This 3rd generation model is considered to be the entry-level version of the smart speaker, thanks to its cheap price and small size, which is perfect if you’re new to this kind of technology or expanding the Alexa network you already have.

Alexa, your soon-to-be BFF, is a virtual smart assistant that helps make life easier by following your voice commands to do things like set timers and alarms, play music, make announcements and so much more. It even works with thousands of connected devices. I have one and love it!

The only real downside I have found is that the speakers are a tad bit low-quality. Luckily, this can be easily solved by hooking it up to an external speaker via aux cable or Bluetooth.

Get the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $49.99

18. The Fire TV that’s unlike any other streaming service

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa
Credit: Amazon

If you still don't have a streaming device, just get one already. This one is totally fine if you've got Amazon Prime.

Rating: 4.6 stars
Reviews: 6.4k

If you’re already familiar with Alexa, then you will love having her be part of your TV watching experience with the Fire TV stick. Here at Reviewed, we’re big fans of this device and even named it as one of the best smart home devices for apartments of 2019! Through your voice commands, Alexa is able to search through apps so you don’t have to navigate the always unwieldy on-screen keyboard. She can even rewind or fast-forward whatever it is you’re watching and.

If you don’t have cable (or you’re ready to cut the cord), the Fire TV Stick will definitely come in handy, especially if you’re already subscribed to streaming services like Amazon Music, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO.

Get the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $29.99

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