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20 Odd but Useful Home Products You Can Buy on Amazon

Sure, they look quirky, but these items you can buy on Amazon are about to change how you cook, clean, DIY, and more.

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For millions of busy people, Amazon is a godsend. Carless city dwellers can get large or bulk items delivered (like the best closet organizers), pet owners can keep their pets happy with new products, the houseproud among us can find the best cleaning solutions, and you can even buy eco-friendly products. Or, the perfect last-minute gift for everybody! However, where Amazon really shines is in the products you didn’t know you needed (toilet bowl nightlight, anyone?). We decided to round up the oddest, most never-would-have-thought-of-that products available on Amazon that will make your life easier. You’ll probably love them all, but it always pays to check and see what products have a lifetime warranty, too. Here’s how to make your home projects easier.

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Pizza scissors


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Toss out your pizza cutter and pick up a pair of pizza scissors! This odd but useful kitchen gadget allows you to perfectly cut your pie without dragging off the top layer of cheese. You simply slide the spatula tip under the pizza and begin cutting. These amazing meal prep products will make every stage of your dinner easier.


Pink piggy steamer


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Quirky and cute, this piggy steamer is a multipurpose silicone lid that you can place directly over ingredients in a pot for even cooking. You can also use it in the microwave. Laugh a little as you watch the steam come out from the pig’s snout! It would be pretty hard to mess up using this handy little tool, but you’ve probably been using these 36 everyday kitchen items wrong your whole life.

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Cut-resistant gloves


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If you’re sick of grating knuckles instead of cheese, or cutting off a chunk of your fingernail when slicing fruit, it’s time to invest in these gloves. Odd but useful, these gloves allow you to handle your grater, knives, and mandolin slicer without needing a bandage nearby. The gloves are made of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, glass fiber, and Spandex, and are designed to resist cuts from even the sharpest blades. There are just some things you should always buy on Amazon.


Compact stacking kitchen tool set


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No matter how often you organize, it seems like your kitchen utensils always end up in a jumbled mess in one of your drawers, right? This quirky gadget is here to solve that problem. The Joseph Joseph stacking utensils set features a metal tip with a strong magnet that allows the utensils to stack firmly on top of each other. This product is so amazing, we’re shocked it isn’t one of these Shark Tank products for your kitchen.


Multi-function kitchen tool


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If you’re intrigued by the “less is more” mentality, consider downsizing the number of gadgets in your kitchen with this multi-function tool: it’s a combination spatula, fork, tongs, toothed tongs, and features a handy launch control to remove any food from the fork. This tool would fit in just fine with these 25 kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago.


Blade brush


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Keep your fingers and palms safe from slices and pokes when washing your knives with this odd but effective blade brush. It features a textured grip, greatly lessening the chance of your fingers making contact with the blade. Meanwhile, the strong bristles ensure a premium clean. You might not know about these amazing Amazon Prime benefits.

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Magnetic wristband


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For the woodworker, home improvement enthusiast, or general DIYer, this innovative wristband is sure to be their new best friend. To access screws, nuts, drill bits, bolts, nails, and washers, just look at your wrist and there they are! This is the most-purchased Amazon electronic.

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Mini electric scrubber


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Put down the old toothbrush you’ve been using to scrub your kitchen and bathroom. This cordless power scrubber is a cleaner’s delight. Lightweight and rechargeable, you can use it to clean anywhere you’ve got grime, inside or out. While you’re waiting for your mini electric scrubber to arrive thanks to Amazon Prime, be sure to brush up on these secret cleaning tips from the pros.


Angry mama


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This slightly scary-looking, as-seen-on-TV product does just what it says it will! Here’s how this device works: You fill it with water and vinegar, microwave it for seven minutes and then you’ll see that the hardened gunk in the microwave has loosened up! Wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel and thank Angry Mama for doing such a great job! Check out these microwave tricks everyone should know.


Toilet bowl night light

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Not that illuminating your toilet is on the top of your priorities, but when you’re stumbling around in the middle of the night, this quirky night light really comes in handy. It’s easier on your eyes than turning on the overhead bathroom light and you can set it on carousel mode so it rotates through all 16 of its colors! Best part? It only turns on when someone enters the bathroom, thanks to the built-in motion sensor.

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High-pressure toilet plunger


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Clearing a toilet clog is messy business. Hovering over the toilet as you manually plunge is a lot of work! This high-pressure toilet plunger may not make you enjoy toilet plunging, but it will sure make the process easier. The high-pressure air plunger unclogs blockages caused by hair, toilet paper, and more. Is this the best cleaning tool on Amazon?


Interior and exterior car cleaning glove


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This car cleaning glove makes it easy to clean hard-to-reach places that traditional scrubbers and bristles can’t reach. One side features microfiber cloth that’s great for dusting and building up a soapy lather when washing your car. The other side is made of a smooth, heavy-duty material to scrub away stubborn dirt. Use it when you’re utilizing these 15 secrets only car detailers know.


Ultimate drink holder for your sofa


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For when reaching for the coffee table is just too strenuous, the CouchCoaster comes to the rescue. It also keeps accidental spills from happening if you’re one of those people who likes to tempt fate by balancing your coffee cup on the arm of the sofa. Plus, it’s a great space-saver if you don’t have room for a coffee table, and it leaves more room to complete one of the hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.

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My critter catcher insect catcher


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Disgusting critters crawling around your home can ruin your whole day as you try to avoid them, find someone to catch them or struggle to get the job done yourself! This insect catcher is your best bet for safely catching and removing spiders, scorpions, crickets, and more from a safe distance. To use, you surround the bug with the soft bristles (that won’t hurt the little guy), then pull the trigger to scoop it up. Guilt-free bug removal! To stop them before they get in, use this trick which will get rid of most insects around your home.

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Scrub daddy


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This powerful little guy is a game-changer. The not-so-average sponge is designed to fit comfortably in your hand, giving you great grip and coverage so you can spend less time scrubbing. It also changes texture depending on the temperature of the water you’re using, making it more effective than your run-of-the-mill sponge.

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Eggshell peeler


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Made from BPA-free plastic, this quirky kitchen gadget eliminates the tedious work of peeling shells off of hard-boiled eggs. You can even use the blade to crack raw eggs! Now if only you knew why brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs

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The drain wig


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This clever device prevents clogs in your tub and shower drain by collecting the hair that would otherwise cause a clog. It’s a very easy-to-use as-seen-on-TV product that solves a common problem.

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Ladybug desk vacuum


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Crumbs, dust, and eraser shavings are unsightly, annoying, and messy. Clean them up with this ladybug desk vacuum! It’s lightweight, compact, well-built, quiet, and cute! Just make sure you’re running the mini vacuum enough!


HexFlex multi-tool


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If you’re an avid DIYer, this snowflake-shaped multi-tool is right up your alley. It can be used in place of 15 tools, including a Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, box cutter, and bottle opener. Plus, it’s compact enough to slip into your tool bag, purse, backpack, and more!

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Refrigerator deodorizer


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No one wants to eat anything from a refrigerator that smells weird. This purifying bag is made of porous bamboo, and filled with activated carbon (which absorbs odor amazingly well). It comes in a pack of four and is reusable for two years, as long as you allow it to off-gas in direct sunlight a couple of hours per month. Go ahead and use it in closets, drawers, gym bags, or shoe racks, too! The reviews are pretty great—almost good enough to land it on our list of Amazon products with practically perfect reviews.

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Alexa Erickson
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