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8 incredible Amazon buys that make annoying household tasks 10x easier

Online shoppers can agree on one thing: Amazon has absolutely everything, including time-saving home purchases to make annoying chores way less of a hassle. Whether it’s the latest kitchen gadgets, a cleaning hack that makes short work of tough tasks, or a Shark Tank-worthy item you’ve never heard of before, if you want the latest and greatest products, you can find them all at Amazon. Even better, with literally thousands of customer ratings and reviews, you’ll know what to expect before you buy.

We’ve poured over hundreds of items, read the reviews, and gathered together eight Amazon home essentials you don’t want to live without! 

Cut Resistant Gloves keep your hands safe… even when shucking oysters!

Cut-resistant, highly durable gloves offer the highest level of cut-resistant material you can get on the market (the only higher level of protection is chain mail). Food safe, ambidextrous (both gloves fit either hand), and machine washable; you can even use them while woodworking or handling sharp tools. Filleting fish? Using a mandolin to slice veggies? Don’t even think about it without wearing these gloves.

Smart Clean the high-tech cleaning gel for hard-to-reach areas!

The smart way to clean! Strong adhesive power gel putty can be used on any hard surface like computer keyboards, car interiors, leather, frames, phones, remotes, and more. So easy to use, squish a piece of the putty gel wherever there is dust or dirt, and pull away. Reusable, safe, and made from eco-friendly materials that won’t stick to your hands or leave any residue. 

Simple Modern Cleaning Tablets keep your reusable water bottles fresh and clean!

Wash away tough stains and odors in your stainless steel, glass, or plastic bottles and tumblers. Soak for 15-30 minutes, empty, rinse, and your bottle or tumbler will be as good as new! Fragrance and chlorine-free, so it’s safe to use on your everyday drinkware.

GP66 Green Miracle Cleaner cleans over 1,000 surface types!

A water-based all-in-one cleaning solution removes the toughest dirt, grease, and grime from just about any surface. It is powerful and concentrated, with no harsh smell, bleach, or phosphates. Once only for industrial use, it is now available for homes across the nation. It is super concentrated and powerful to save you time and money. It cleans ovens, carpets, pots and pans, concrete, brick, grout, laundry, equipment, microwaves, spray paint, grills, airway strips, graffiti, automobiles, floors, wine, blood, pet mess, tables, golf clubs, fireplaces, bacon grease, laminate floors, roofs, vinyl, glass, furniture, stove-tops, walls, and more!

Kitchen Gizmo Snap N’ Strain takes the strain out of straining! 

Heat-resistant, silicone colander strains food without transferring out of the cooking pot. Flexible design fits most pots, pans, and bowls and snaps on firmly with two strong clips. Clips stay safely attached, even while cooking. Tilt over a sink or bowl, so the liquid pours out while the food remains inside the pot—even heavy foods like potatoes. BPA-free and dishwasher safe. 

Outlet Extender Box turns a regular wall socket into 3 AC outlets with 2 USB charging ports

These days, you can never have too many outlets. This handy device charges multiple phones, iPads, laptops, desk lamps, warmers, toothbrushes, and gadgets at one time. Three 90-degree rotated outlets easily accommodate three bulky 3-prong power adapters without blocking another wall socket. Perfect for the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, home, office, school, dorm room, or hotel room.

Pancake & Cupcake Batter Dispenser measures the perfect amount every time

Portion control made easy! Pour your favorite batter inside the BPA-free  4-cup capacity pourer—pancakes, cupcakes, waffles, muffins, cakes, and crepes—then press to release the perfect amount of batter. It yields professional results with no messy spills to clean. Just pull the trigger handle, count to two, and move on. The quick-close valve lets you pour the perfect pancake every single time. 

Window Track Cleaning Brush makes quick work of a tedious task!

Clean windows, sliding doors, shower door tracks faster and easier than ever before. Designed to fit right inside the track, the unique two-in-one design has a brush to sweep away dirt and a scraper to dislodge debris from tight corners. It has an elevated curved handle with built-in finger grips for a secure hold.

Get one, or get them all—these time-saving home purchases will make doing tedious chores easier, faster, safer, and less costly than ever before. Add these Amazon home essentials to your next online purchase and take a little stress out of your housework. 

Kim Renta
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kim has written for Bloomingdales, Movado, and various e-commerce wine sites. When she's not writing about wine and…
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