The 25 most popular things our readers bought in February

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Love to shop for the latest gadgets and cool devices? So do we. Another thing we look forward to? Kicking off each month by seeing which products struck the deepest chord with our readers during the previous one.

Most folks (understandably) spend as much time indoors as they can in February, trying to beat the cold. For our readers, it was also a time to stock up on new cooking tools and other great gadgets. The ever-popular Instant Pot was among the most-purchased, but you might be surprised to learn that classic devices—like can openers and knife sharpeners—were also at the top of the list.

When readers weren’t busy prepping for their next feast, the latest health and beauty products gave them a reason to keep shopping. Charcoal toothpaste and healing clay were also some of the most sought-after items readers went for during the shortest month of the year.

Curious to see if your favorite stuff made the list? Here are 25 of the most popular products on Amazon that our readers couldn’t get enough of in February.

1. Everybody loves the Instant Pot

Instant Pot
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This Instant Pot can save you so much time.

By this point, Instant Pot has basically cornered the market for awesome kitchen gadgets, so it’s no surprise to see that it was one of the biggest winners with our readers last month. You can use this multi-cooker for essentially anything, and that’s part of the fun. While there are several models to choose from, two in particular really stood out: a standard six-quart option and the WiFi model. In fact, we’ve even named the WiFi model the best electric multi-cooker you can buy right now. It was $30 off last month but still a great option at full price, so if you’ve been on the fence so far about whether to invest in an Instant Pot, it’s time to give this one a shot.

Get the Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker for $89.99
Get the Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6-Quart Multi-use Electric Pressure Cooker for $149.95

2. A charcoal powder to brush your way to a brighter smile

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder
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It might look weird, but this charcoal whitening powder really works!

Not gonna lie: using this charcoal powder for the first time is kind of a surreal experience. It’ll turn your mouth completely black and feels somewhat grainy, which—if you’re only used to traditional toothpastes—can feel weird. In our review, we found that it doesn’t always work for everyone, but it can definitely help remove surface stains from teeth and it leaves your mouth feeling really clean. With more than 18,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.2 out of 5 star rating, this charcoal powder has definitely helped start the charcoal-whitening craze.

Get the Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder for $19.89

3. A smarter way to charge your devices

Eufy Smart Plug Mini
Credit: Reviewed/Ben Keough

This mini smart plug from Eufy makes it easy to control all your household devices.

Affordable, convenient, and small enough that you could slip it into your pocket if you needed to, this smart plug from Eufy (which is owned by Anker) is one of the best value smart plugs we’ve ever tested. Since this is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, you can use it to control devices around the house with just your voice. It also tracks energy usage, so you can save even more money and even reduce your carbon footprint in the long run.

Get the Eufy Smart Plug Mini (2-Pack) for $39.99

4. This cult-favorite curtain liner for a cleaner shower

Epica Mildew-Resistant Shower Curtain Liner
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Keep your shower cleaner with this liner

Regular shower liners will never do it for you the same way after you try this mildew-resistant option from Epica. That’s right: this cult-favorite product actually prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew from forming for up to 24 months. Sure, it’s basically sorcery, but for those who suffer from allergies (or who just prefer cleaner showers), this liner is worth dabbling in the dark arts.

Get the Epica Mildew-Resistant Shower Curtain Liner for $13.95

5. This knife sharpener so there’s never a dull blade in the drawer

Knife Sharpeners
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These knife sharpeners keep blades sharp as can be.

You’d be amazed how much harder it is to prep for meals when you're using dull blades. Fortunately, a knife sharpener can change all that, helping restore your damaged knives to their previous sharpness. Last month, readers really went for the KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener that we featured in our Amazon cult favorites list, but another one also captured plenty of notice: this pocket knife sharpener from Smith’s that you can actually get for under $5 on Amazon when you spend at least $25.

Get the KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener for $6.95
Get the Smith's 2-Step Knife Sharpener for $3.98

6. A moisturizing cream that soothes sensitive skin

Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream
Credit: Vanicream

This moisturizing cream can help heal dry, itchy skin.

If you struggle with dry, itchy skin, finding a moisturizing cream that’ll protect and heal is crucial, especially for surviving the winter months. In February, readers went for this fragrance- and paraben-free cream in bulk, probably because it not only soothes away cracked skin, but it was awarded the top seal of approval by the National Eczema Association.

Get the Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream for $12.76

7. Our favorite affordable robot vacuum (psst... it’s on sale, too!)

Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S
Credit: Eufy

You can keep your floors clean between deeper cleanings with the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S.

Owning a robot vacuum is like having a toy that actually does chores for you. It’s a kick to watch it move around the house on its own, and while it’s no replacement for a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner, these little devices can keep things tidy until you’re ready to do a deep cleaning.

When it comes to robot vacs, we’ve been raving nonstop about the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S ever since we first tried it out and we think it’s the best affordable robot vacuum that money can buy. Back in February, the model in white sold the most, likely because it was on sale. But right now, you can actually save $40 until March 15 (for the black model only), so don’t be afraid to treat yourself.

Get the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S in White for $229.99
Get the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S in Black for $179.99 (Save $40)

8. The perfect pillow for side sleepers

Xtreme Comforts Memory Foam Pillow
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar

You aren't dreaming - this pillow really is so good.

Catch some quality winks and breathe easier at night with this hypoallergenic pillow. Thanks to its soft bamboo cover and the adjustability you get from removeable shredded memory foam, we named it our top pick for the best bed pillows. Ideal for folks who sleep on their sides, this pillow is available in a variety of sizes (the standard and queen-sized options are the most popular) and can help you snooze in comfort.

Get the Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Memory Foam Standard-Sized Pillow for $49.99
Get the Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Memory Foam Queen-Sized Pillow for $54.99

9. An oil diffuser that’ll help you seriously chill out

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
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Find your happy place with this oil diffuser.

Reach your zen and fill your home with good vibes using our favorite oil diffuser from InnoGear. At under $20, this is a steal. Plus, it comes with tons of color options and a large reservoir so you can fill up on the best essential oil, and it's actually on sale right now too.

Get the InnoGear 150-mL Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser for $13.59 (Save $2.40)

10. A sippy cup that kids can grow with

OXO Tot Transitions Cup
Credit: OXO

Parents love this sippy cup almost as much as kids do.

Transitioning a kid from bottles to cups is no easy feat, but this is the best sippy cup to help grease the wheels, so to speak. It comes with a spill-proof straw and removable handles, which make it easier for little ones to learn how to control their motor skills and sip with confidence.

Get the OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup with Removable Handles for $9.95

11. These top-rated can openers

Can openers
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Our readers loved these manual and electric can openers.

You never really think about can openers until you actually need one, so investing in an opener that’s sturdy and reliable is a must. Readers seemed split last month between the best manual can opener and the best electric can opener, but in the end, it all comes down to personal preference, especally since both options are super affordable.

Get the EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener for $11.49
Get the Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Electric Can Opener for $16.49

12. A massager that’ll take away aches and pains

Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager
Credit: Zyllion

This Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager is the perfect remedy for aches and pains.

Treat yourself to a massage experience unlike any other. This pillow is like getting a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage for a fraction of the price. Plus, it delivers heat to aching muscles and helps relax tight spots so you can finally relax. It's got over 8,700 positive reviews, earning a cult-favorite status among our readers and shoppers in general.

Get the Zyllion Shiatsu Pillow Massager for $49.95

13. This weird but brilliant toilet accessory

Vintar 16-Color Motion Sensor LED Toilet Night Light
Credit: Vintar

This wacky toilet light is straight-up brilliant.

No one wants to wake up in the middle of the night and have a trip-and-fall incident on their way to the bathroom in the dark. That’s technically the reason why this in-toilet light (which we’ve talked up before) is so useful. But the truth is, it’s also hella fun to watch the colors change when this motion-detecting light is in use.

Get the Vintar 16-Color Motion Sensor LED Toilet Night Light for $10.59

14. A spray that keeps your bathroom business on the D.L.

Poo-Pourri
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Because not everyone needs to know your business.

Look, we all know what Poo-Pourri is for, and we all know exactly why this cult-favorite product is such a hit on Amazon. Pack it in your bag if you're going to visit the in-laws, or just keep it within reach when you’re at home and trust us, the next person in line will never know a thing.

Get the Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray for $11.11

15. This flashlight that our experts raved about

Anker Rechargeable LC40 Flashlight
Credit: Anker

This flashlight by Anker is one of our all-time favorites.

Whether you’re camping or prepping for an emergency or dealing with a power outage, the ability to get light on demand via a really good flashlight is nothing short of miraculous. This USB-rechargeable pick from Anker, which was dubbed one of the best everyday flashlights by our experts, lasts for up to 20 hours and gets really bright. Since it also has a tough aluminum body, it’s built to withstand all kinds of crappy weather conditions too.

Get the Anker Rechargeable LC40 Flashlight for $19.99

16. An easier way to cook eggs

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Credit: Dash

Eggs come out delicious every time with this egg cooker.

This rapid egg cooker is causing such a frenzy online that we had to see for ourselves whether it was really worth the hype. Turns out, yeah, it totally is. If you’re looking for a way to save time in the morning and still make delicious eggs, you’ve got to get in on this.

Get the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker for $16.19

17. Sticky notes to help you stay on task

Redi-Tag Divider Sticky Notes
Credit: Redi-Tag

Stay on top of your to-do list with these sticky notes.

This popular add-on option on Amazon is perfect for breezing through any to-do list. Each of these colorful 4x6" sticky notes comes lined, so notes are crisper and neater to read, and best of all, you can stick them in your notebook and flip to them at any time to stay on task for just about anything.

Get these Redi-Tag Divider Sticky Notes for $3.71

18. The only drain accessory you’ll ever need

TubShroom
Credit: TubShroom

Say goodbye to annoying drain clogs with the TubShroom.

Between hair and all other kinds of gunk, shower drains get pretty gross after a while and clog up like nobody’s business. With the TubShroom, all that debris gets caught before it slips down the drain and leads to trouble. This life-changing and affordable product is simple but fabulous, and certain to maintain its popularity for years to come.

Get the TubShroom in Gray for $12.99
Get the TubShroom in White for $12.99

19. The healing clay that everyone’s talking about

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Credit: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

This healing clay works on all skin types.

With more than 4,000 reviews on Amazon, this cult-favorite product has acquired a devoted fan base and it’s not hard to see why. Made with natural bentonite clay, it delivers a deep cleanse to the pores and rejuvenates skin. Another thing that’s great about it? It works well, even on super sensitive skin.

Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for $14.95

20. This super cuddly down-alternative comforter

Equinox All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
Credit: Equinox

This down alternative comforter makes a great bedroom addition.

This down alternative comforter has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Amazon and was available at a killer discount earlier in February, which is likely why our readers loved it so much last month. While it does have loads of glowing reviews, we haven’t had a chance to test it out yet. If you’re shopping around for a cozy blanket to warm up with, you should definitely check out the best comforters that we’ve tested already.

Get the Equinox All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter for $31.99

21. These eco-friendly wool dryer balls

Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls
Credit: Smart Sheep

Cut your drying time in half with these wool dryer balls

Thanks to a Deal of the Day last month, these wool dryer balls were one of the most popular items readers shopped for. But that’s not to say that this eco-friendly drying alternative option isn’t amazing on its own. Made from New Zealand wool, these balls help to soften laundry naturally and shorten drying time—they even work well with extra-large loads.

Get the Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls for $16.95

22. A power strip that’s great for travel

Anker PowerPort Cube
Credit: Anker

This cube helps you charge up all your devices at once, even when you're in a hurry.

Anker is one of the most dependable brands around, especially if you’re shopping on a budget. This cube, which was available through a daily deal, comes with three outlets and three USB ports and charges at a very quick rate. That makes it insanely handy to have around, especially if you’re using multiple devices at once.

Get the Anker PowerPort Cube for $25.99

23. This kit that takes the stress out of taxes

TurboTax Deluxe 2018 Tax Software
Credit: TurboTax

Anxious over filing your taxes this year? This tax software makes sure you're in good hands.

The only thing worse than having to do your taxes is not doing them at all, but luckily this TurboTax software helps minimize the hassle and gets your refund back to you faster. It’s been on sale since late December, and we also named it the best online tax software to use if you’re doing your taxes on your own. The Deluxe (not including state), Premiere + State, and Home + Business software options are all also on sale for similar discounts.

Get the TurboTax Deluxe + State 2018 Tax Software for $49.99

24. Photo prints were a huge hit

Amazon Photo Prints
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These prints always come out frame-worthy

Readers looking for affordable photo prints in either matte or glossy couldn’t get enough of these prints from Amazon Photos. No matter what you’re trying to capture in time, these prints will make every shot feel fame-worthy. The best part? You can actually enjoy all the pictures you take on your phone instead of storing them away in your phone or the cloud, unseen and forgotten.

Get these Amazon 4x6 Photo Prints in Matte for $0.09
Get these Amazon 4x6 Photo Prints in Glossy for $0.09

25. This non-stick cookware that looks more expensive than it is

Calphalon frying pan
Credit: Calphalon

This top-rated frying pan makes meal prep quicker

Flip your pancakes over in style and simplify the whole omelet-making process with this hard-anodized aluminum cookware. Our experts named this the best non-stick frying pan because it’s sturdy but lightweight enough that you can use it for all kinds of cooking. Plus, with more than 3,000 reviews on Amazon, this frying pan wins with reviewers, who love how easy it is to maintain.

Get the Calphalon Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Frying Pan for $24.74

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