70 Highly-Rated Products On Amazon That Are Extremely Clever & Affordable

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I'll admit it — I have an addiction to shopping. And while it's not the worst problem in the world to have, my bank account isn't happy. In fact, if my bank account could talk, it would probably be calling for a lighthearted (but justifiable) intervention. In an attempt to rectify my habits, I've decided that it's in my best interest to limit my shopping to the most clever and affordable products on Amazon.

Truth be told, it's not that bad of a compromise. Instead of buying $40 delivery sushi on a Wednesday, I'll grab a produce-saving container that helps keep my vegetables fresh. That's an easy way to save myself some money over time, right? And rather than purchase yet another pair of leggings that I don't actually need, I'll put that money towards a portable espresso maker. Okay: I don't even drink coffee, but I know it'll make a great last-minute gift idea for my boyfriend — and he'll actually use it.

Finally, I can't expect you to break your bank if I'm trying to glue mine back together. So whether you're just in the mood to browse, or you're looking for a splatter guard that helps protect you from hot oil, there are tons of extremely affordable Amazon finds for you to choose from.

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1. This Portable Espresso Machine That Doesn't Require Any Cartridges

Whether you're traveling or camping, this portable espresso machine can give you a delicious cup of espresso — no cartridges or electricity required. Many Amazon reviewers wrote about how it's easy to use, with one even raving that if you reuse the espresso grounds "and purge three capfuls of water through the filter, you'll get a full cup of coffee."

2. A Device That Cooks Up To 7 Eggs, Any Style

Able to prepare up to seven eggs at once, this electric egg cooker can hard-, medium-, or soft-boil your eggs, plus you can even use it to make omelettes. There's a built-in pin that releases the sulfur from your eggs so that your yolks stay yellow, and the automatic shut-off helps prevent overcooking.

3. The Stainless Steel Bar That Helps Get Rid Of Unwanted Odors

Just rub it between your hands like you would a normal bar of soap, and this stainless steel bar will get rid of any unwanted odors. It's especially great for persistent scents your hands absorb from fish or garlic, and it's a great gift for any avid home cook.

4. A Motion Sensor Night Light That Easily Installs Onto Your Toilet

If you're tired of stumbling through the dark to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, might I suggest this toilet night light? It has a built-in motion sensor so that it only turns on when someone is in the room, and the flexible arm is designed to easily attach onto any toilet bowl.

5. A Tool That Helps Your Frozen Meat Thaw Quickly

Few things are as soul-crushing as realizing you forgot to thaw tonight's dinner, so grab this meat thawing claw instead. It helps defrost your frozen meat up to seven times faster than simply leaving it out on the counter, plus there's zero assembly required — just fill your sink up with water, attach the suction cup to the bottom, and you're ready to go.

6. A Splatter Guard That Helps Protect You From Hot Oil

Frying your favorite foods quickly becomes messy when the oil pops — unless you're using this splatter guard. It's designed to fit 10-inch pans, and it's made from silicone that's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also use it to prevent your meals from spilling out of the pan when it's extra-full, plus it's completely BPA-free.

7. The Clip-On Strainer That Takes Up Hardly Any Storage Space

Colanders generally take up a ton of space in your cabinets, whereas this one is incredibly compact. Unlike traditional strainers, this one clips onto the edge of your cookware to help prevent any food spillage, and it's designed to fit on nearly any pan, pot, or bowl.

8. A Dry Food Dispenser That Helps Keep Food Fresh For Over 1 Month

Use it to store dry cereal, or even use this dry food dispenser to hold nuts, rice, granola and more. It's able to help keep your ingredients fresh for up to 45 days, plus the canisters are even scratch-resistant.

9. The Popcorn Popper Made From Antibacterial Silicone

Made from 100% food-grade silicone that's extremely easy to clean, this popcorn popper can make over one dozen cups of popcorn in less than four minutes. It doubles as a bowl for other uses, and it collapses down for easy storage.

10. A Sandwich Lunch Container For Smoosh-Free Carrying

Smooshed sandwiches are a thing of the past when you're using this sandwich box. The sturdy plastic shell keeps things safe, and the lid is completely leakproof so you won't have to worry about getting the inside of your lunchbox dirty. The highly rated container is BPA-free and easy to clean, too. Simply toss it in the dishwasher.

11. The Magnet That Lets You Know If The Dishwasher Is Clean

Finding freshly dirty dishes in a clean dishwasher is an easy way to start an argument with your housemates, so keep the peace by using these magnets. They'll stick to any dishwasher with a magnetic front, and you can easily slide them back and forth to let others know when the dishes are clean.

12. An Apple Corer Made From Rust-Resistant Stainless Steel

Perfect for making pies, tarts, jams, and more, this tool takes the core out of an apple faster than you can slice it out yourself — and it's way safer to use. It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and the handle is ergonomically shaped to fit comfortably in your hand.

13. The Dispenser That Helps You Make Consistently-Sized Pancakes

Most of my pancakes come out like uneven blobs — but if I used this batter dispenser, it would help to create even, drip-free circles. You can also use it for pizza sauce, waffles, muffins, or even brownie mix, and it's even completely BPA-free.

14. A Food Chopper For The Easiest Ingredient Prep

This food chopper is great for dicing up vegetables, chopping nuts, and even creating chocolate nibs. There’s an included cover for easy storage, and there are also convenient measurement markings printed on the dishwasher-safe container.

15. The Electric Jar Opener That Does All The Work For You

Most jar openers require some elbow grease on your end, whereas this one is electric — just place it on top of your jar and watch it do all the work for you. There's zero twisting or pulling required, and the built-in magnet ensures that the lid stays put.

16. A Pack Of Lids That Keep Your Open Cans Of Soda Fizzy

If you aren't a fan of drinking flat soda, use these lids to keep your canned pop fizzy for later. They're designed so that they also work with canned beer, energy drinks, and more, plus each one is completely BPA-free.

17. The Funnels That Help Get Every Last Drop Out Of Your Bottles

Just insert your mostly-empty bottle into this smart funnel; then turn it upside-down — the funnel will keep it balanced so that all the remaining product slowly drips towards the spout. You can also use it to transfer liquids between bottles, plus each pack comes with four colors: blue, gray, white, and yellow.

18. A Rock That Holds Your Recipe Cards So They're Easy To Read

Stick practically any printout or recipe card into this recipe rock — not only does it help make it easier to read, but it's a great way to keep them clean while you get your counters dirty. The magnet is strong enough that it can hold up to eight sheets of paper, plus you can easily clean it with a damp cloth.

19. The Silicone Molds That Create Ice Balls For Whiskey & Soda

Small ice cubes quickly melt, leaving your drink diluted — whereas the ice from these giant ice ball molds melts slowly, keeping the flavor of your drink intact for longer. They're made from flexible silicone so that it's easy to pop out the ice once it's frozen, and they're completely BPA-free.

20. A Rechargeable Fan That Keeps You Cool On The Go

Designed with folding blades that make it easy to store when you're not using it, this compact fan is an easy way to keep cool while you're traveling. The battery lasts for up to five hours, and it's also rechargeable so you won't have to worry about buying any replacements.

21. A Bamboo Cutting Board Set With Containers For All Your Chopped Ingredients

Made from durable, eco-friendly bamboo, this genius cutting board set sets itself apart from the competition by featuring four containers for keeping all your ingredients in place and at the ready. Two of the containers are stainless steel, the other two are plastic — all are dishwasher safe. Slide in your veggies, herbs, and more — then simply toss them into what you have simmering on the stove. Plus, there’s even a plastic stand for mounting your recipe.

22. A Water Bottle That Glows So You Remember To Drink Water

If you have trouble remembering to stay hydrated throughout the day, try using this smart water bottle. Not only does it glow as a reminder for you to take a sip, but you can also sync the interior sensor with your phone, or another activity tracker, to really fine-tune your intake needs. Bonus: The bottle and cap are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

23. The Tool That Removes The Top Piece Of Shell From Hard-Boiled Eggs

Peeling hard boiled eggs is an easy way to wind up with shell fragments under your nails — whereas this tool keeps your nails shell-free. It's made from high-quality, rust-resistant stainless steel, and each order also comes with a spoon so that you can start eating your egg as soon as the shell is gone.

24. A Set Of Containers That Helps Keep Your Herbs Fresher For Longer

If you're tired of your herbs and vegetables quickly spoiling in your fridge, then start using these containers to help keep them fresher for longer. Just put your herbs and vegetables inside, add some fresh water through the filler cap, then change the water once every week. Your herbs can stay fresh for up to three weeks, and the hard container shell protects them from getting crushed in the fridge.

25. The Mug That's Designed To Help Keep Your Hand Warm

Whereas most mugs are made with a handle, this mug lets you tuck your hand inside of the ceramic in order to help keep it warm when you're feeling chilly. It's made from lead-free ceramic, and it's safe to use in the microwave. Get it in a huge selection of color combinations.

26. A Plate That Helps Keep Your Food Toasty & Warm

Zero chemicals or batteries required — just zap this warming plate in your microwave for a few minutes, and the granite stone can help keep your meals hot as they sit out on your table. The handles are designed to stay cool so that it's easy to transfer, plus the granite block is removable in case it ever gets dirty.

27. The Warming Tote That Warms Up Cold Meals In A Jiffy

Instead of letting your meals get cold, use this warming tote the next time you're transporting dishes to friends and family — or work. There are zero buttons or dials to deal with; just plug it in and you're ready to go. It works with glass, plastic, metal, and paper containers, plus it's great for slow-cooking hot meals.

28. A Magnetic Wristband For Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

Designed so that one size fits all, this magnetic wristband is great for any DIY enthusiast. The magnets hold onto nuts, bolts, and screws so that they're always conveniently within reach, plus it's made from super-durable polyester.

29. The External Battery That's About The Size Of A Lipstick Tube

Okay, maybe it's slightly larger than a lipstick tube — but this portable charger is still compact enough that it easily fits into your pocket. It's able to recharge most Androids and iPhones at least one time, and the LED indicator button lets you keep track of how much juice is left.

30. A Pack Of Air Purifying Bags Made From Bamboo Charcoal

Not only is bamboo charcoal eco-friendly, but these air purifying bags also help get rid of unwanted odors without any sprays required. Just hang them in your bathroom, closet, drawers, kitchen, or practically anywhere else, and they'll quickly absorb smells and excess moisture in order to help prevent mildew growth.

31. This Vegan Soap Made With Activated Charcoal

If you have sensitive skin, this vegan bar of soap uses natural ingredients to prevent irritation. The activated charcoal works to pull impurities out of pores, plus it has a light lemongrass and lavender scent that isn't overpowering.

32. A Brush That Helps Massage Your Scalp As You Wash Your Hair

Just squirt your favorite shampoo into this brush, and you can give your scalp a massage as you simultaneously wash your hair. The finger hole in the back makes it easy to maneuver with wet hands, plus one Amazon reviewer even raved that "it really gives your scalp a mini massage."

33. The Bluetooth Speaker That's Portable And Waterproof

Take it with you on a trip to the beach, or put this Bluetooth speaker in your shower so that you can enjoy music while you bathe. There's a carabiner included for clipping the device to your bag for the easiest carrying, and it's able to play music for up to 24 hours before it needs to be recharged.

34. A Screen Magnifier That Makes It Easy To Watch Movies On Your Phone

You could continue straining your eyes to watch videos on your tiny smartphone, or you could make your life easier by using this screen magnifier. It's designed to work with all types of smartphones, and it's made from solid wood which makes it surprisingly durable.

35. A Hanger That Keeps Your Bag Clean & Upright While You're Driving

Use it to keep your purses off the ground so that they stay clean, or usesto hold your grocery bags so that they don't spill everywhere while you're driving. Each hook is strong enough that it can hold up to 18 pounds, and they're made from high-quality, durable ABS plastic.

36. A Pack Of Foot Pads That Supposedly Help Alleviate Joint Pain

Just stick them on your feet before you go to sleep, and reviewers say these foot pads can help alleviate joint pain as well as promote blood circulation. They're safe to wear every night, and one Amazon reviewer wrote: "I swear my husband and I both rest better, and wake up feeling great after wearing these."

37. The Dishcloths That Stay Odor-Free Without Any Washing Required

Not only do they last up to three times longer than sponges, but these dishcloths also stay odor-free without any extra washing or microwaving required. They also absorb less bacteria than traditional sponges, and they're safe to use on non-stick cookware.

38. A Cream That Can Help Clear KP Bumps

Clear up any KP bumps with this gentle body scrub that includes both physical and chemical exfoliants. The formula is designed with sensitive skin in mind and it’s free of artificial fragrances and phthalates. One shopper called it the “New holy grail” and another fan noted, “This is the best product on the market for me.”

39. The Hanger That Helps Keep Your Bras From Becoming Crushed

Store and air-dry your bras with this hanger in order to preserve their shape. You can also use it to hold camis, bathing suits, and strappy dresses, plus many Amazon reviewers noted how it helps them "save space" in their closet. This set has enough room for up to 14 items.

40. A 5-In-1 Survival Bracelet Made From Super-Durable Paracord

Use the built-in compass to help you find your way through the wilderness, or use the firestarter in this five-in-one survival bracelet to help you start a blaze while camping. It also features an emergency whistle in case you ever get into trouble, and the paracord unravels so that you can use it as regular rope.

41. The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow That Contours To Your Shape

For a comfortably supported night of sleep, look no further than this shredded memory foam pillow. It will contour to your body shape for customized support and the bamboo cover is ultra-breathable. It’s feature here in a king size, but it’s also available in queen and standard sizes.

42. An Exfoliating Brush For Razor Burns & Ingrown Hairs

It doesn't matter whether you have razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or just flaky skin — this exfoliating brush can help treat all of it. The ergonomic grip helps it fit comfortably in your hand while you work, and you can use it regardless of whether it's wet or dry.

43. The Fridge Drawer Liners That Help Extend The Life Of Your Produce

Just lay them down in your fruit and vegetable drawers, and these liners can help extend the life of your produce. They absorb excess moisture in order to help prevent mold, plus they're able to fit a variety of drawers since you can easily cut them to size.

44. A Tool That Helps You Clean The Hair From Your Brushes

Is your hairbrush matted with hair? Then use this tool to help get it clean and effective again. The brushes on the ends are great for getting rid of dust and fluff, whereas the pointed side helps pull out all the loose hair from the bristles.

45. This Pain-Free Way To Get Rid Of Unwanted Facial Hair

Use this hair remover to get rid of unwanted fuzz on your lips, cheeks, chin, or arms. It's waterproof so that you can easily clean it out underneath running water, and the stainless steel blades are also hypoallergenic.

46. An Exfoliating Body Brush Made With An Extra-Long Handle

If you have trouble scrubbing your back in the shower, it might be time to grab a body brush like this one. It's great for exfoliating away old skin cells, plus the extra-long handle makes it easy to get those hard-to-reach spots on your back.

47. The Stainless Steel Clippers That Power Through Thick Nails

Not all nail clippers are created equal — these ones are made from extra-sharp stainless steel that powers through tough, thick nails. They're also resistant to rust, plus the clipper head rotates so that you don't have to twist into awkward positions while cutting your toenails.

48. A Stamp That Makes It Easy To Get That Winged Eyeliner Look

Not only is the formula waterproof, but these eyeliner pens are also made with stamps on the end that make it easy to get that winged eyeliner look. Each order comes with two double-sided pens (one for each eye), plus many Amazon reviewers raved that they're "super easy" to use.

49. This Box That Helps Keep Your Berries Fresh

If you're tired of your expensive berries spoiling in the fridge, try keeping them in this berry keeper box. The berries on the bottom will stay as fresh as the ones on the top thanks to the draining and ventilation slats, and you can also use it as a miniature colander.

50. The Towels That Clean Practically Anything Using Just Water

Harsh chemical cleaners aren't necessary when you're using these miracle towels. Simply get them wet with water, and you can use them to dry and clean practically any hard surface. They're a great way to cut back from using wasteful paper towels, plus they're reusable to help save you money over time.

51. A Handheld Steamer That Easily Fits Into Your Luggage

Use this handheld steamer to sanitize items or quickly get your garments wrinkle-free — wherever you happen to be. It only takes one minute to heat up, and the automatic shut-off helps prevent it from overheating when the water reservoir runs dry.

52. A Spray That Can Help Alleviate Joint And Muscle Pain

Apply it wherever you're experiencing pain or soreness, and this spray can help alleviate it with its fast-acting, cooling menthol formula. It's made without any parabens, and one Amazon reviewer wrote: "I have arthritis in about every joint in my body, and this really nicks the edge off for a while."

53. A Soothing Face Mask That Can Be Chilled Or Heated

A freezer- and microwave-safe face mask, this soothing wearable compress can help with headache and sinus pain, puffy eyes, and even for feeling refreshed after a long flight. The beads and gel on the inside adapt to your desired temperature (hot or cold) for instant relief. Plus, it comes with adjustable straps so you always have a good fit.

54. A Handy Device That Combines 11 Tools Into 1

Use it to hammer nails, tighten screws, or even use this multitool to cut through tough clamshell packaging. It's great for anyone who doesn't want to spend tons of money on stocking an entire toolbox, plus the bit driver is reversible for added convenience.

55. The Toy That Helps Remove Excess Hair From Your Kitty

If you're tired of finding hairballs throughout your home, try giving your cat this grooming toy. It easily mounts onto practically any flat wall or corner with the included adhesive strips, plus there's even a small pouch where you can put catnip in order to convince your cat to interact with it.

56. A Cooling Handheld Roller For Deep Tissue Massage

The ball in this handheld massager can be chilled in the freezer for 2 hours to then provide up to 6 hours of cooling relief to achy muscles. Roll it on our feet, legs, glutes, arms, and neck for targeted massage. You can also use it for thermal therapy by soaking it in warm water first.

57. A Pair Of Compression Socks That Can Help Relieve Pain From Plantar Fasciitis

Wear these socks to help relieve pain from plantar fasciitis, strained arches, or overworked feet. They're designed to provide compression for better blood flow and recovery. Choose from three sizes and make sure to consult the size chart to get the best fit. One fan raved, “If you, like me, need FIRM compression around the ankle/heel area, get these immediately.”

58. A Device That Lets You Cook Delicious Eggs In The Microwave

Instead of firing up your stove, use this microwave egg cooker the next time you're in the mood for a quick snack. The BPA-free plastic container lets you make your very own egg muffins in just seconds without ever dirtying a pan. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe (on the top rack) for the easiest cleanup.

59. The Spatula That Helps You Get Every Last Drop From Your Bottles

It doesn't matter whether you're using it for condiments or beauty supplies — this miniature spatula can help you get every last drop of product from the bottoms of your containers. It also works great as a blending tool for foundation, and it's designed to fit inside of practically any container.

60. A Cold Brew Maker That’s So Easy To Use

If you’re ready to start enjoying cold brew coffee brewed fresh from home, this glass brewing setup is the way to go. It’s so easy to use and you can brew and serve all from the same pitcher. It can make four cups at a time. Shoppers raved about the coffee maker’s quality with one noting: “This is a great cold brew maker. I love that it’s not too bulky and fits easily into the fridge on the door. The glass carafe is very sturdy.”

61. The Silicone Grippers For Keeping Your Glasses From Slipping

Whether your glasses keep slipping down your nose or off your ears, this silicone gripper variety pack has you covered. You get 16 pairs of silicone rings in various shapes for securing to the arms of your glasses for a sturdy hold.

62. An Eyeshadow Stick That's Completely Waterproof

You could use a bunch of brushes to do your eyeshadow, or you could save yourself some time with this waterproof eyeshadow stick. It's available in a variety of colors that are great for practically any skin tone, and unlike other eyeshadows, this one won't crease on your eyelid.

63. The Countertop Organizer Designed To Hold Your Hot Tools

Use it to store your flat iron and curling wand, or use this vanity hot tool organizer to store your brushes and hair dryers. It's great for small bathrooms where storage space is limited, plus it's made from durable steel with a rust-resistant finish.

64. A Pack Of Scrubbers Made From Odor-Resistant Silicone

Not only are they made from antibacterial silicone, but these scrubbers also dry super quickly in order to avoid absorbing any unwanted odors. They have a light peach scent that isn't overpowering, plus they're safe to use on non-stick cookware.

65. The Hydrocolloid Acne Patches Made With Tea Tree Oil

The next time you have an emergency blemish pop up, just put one of these acne patches on top of it to suck out all the gross stuff and promote faster healing. They're made with anti-inflammatory tea tree oil that helps reduce bacteria, plus they're designed so that they blend in with all skin tones.

66. A Foam Roller That’s A Must For Workout Recovery

For sore muscles and post-workout stretching, this fan-favorite foam roller is one of the best ways to get a deep tissue massage. The raised nodes are meant to feel like kneading fingers on your targeted area. It comes in a variety colors and prints, too.

67. This Shampoo And Conditioner Made With Apple Cider Vinegar

This shampoo and conditioner set is great for anyone looking to refresh thin, damaged hair. The added apple cider vinegar helps to cleanse away dirt and grime, plus there's even vitamins B5 and E that work to leave your hair feeling soft.

68. A Pack Of Clips That Helps Keep Your Cables Organized

Instead of putting up with a messy ball of cables, keep them neat and sorted by using these cable clips. The adhesive backing makes it easy to attach them to practically any flat surface, plus they're particularly great for headphones, charging cables, and computer wires.

69. This Essential Oil Blend That Can Help You Fall Asleep

The next time you're tossing and turning in bed, try using this 100% therapeutic-grade essential oil to help yourself fall asleep. It arrives in an amber bottle that helps prevent any UV degradation, and one Amazon reviewer even wrote that they were "out within 15 minutes" after applying it to the bottoms of their feet.

70. A Moisturizing Lip Balm That Keeps Your Pout Protected

Use it to help hydrate your pout, or use this balm to help keep your lips protected from the sun's UV rays. It's rated SPF-25, plus the added vitamin E and green tea work to moisturize dry, chapped lips. Elite Daily may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Elite Daily’s editorial and sales departments.