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These 10 cult-favorite gadgets on Amazon will make your life so much easier — from $7

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You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)
You never knew you needed these gadgets — but you absolutely do. (Photo: Amazon)

Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a skincare gem, a cleaning must-have or just something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there's no way it's a dud.

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No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are when hoards of them swear by something, it's the real deal. They're a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage.

Scroll for some of our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds.

ROTTOGOON

ROTTOGOON Foldable Chopping Board with Colander

$17$20Save $3
$17 at Amazon

This multifunctional kitchen gadget acts as a cutting or a colander, saving time, energy and space when you're doing meal prep.

If you're short on kitchen space, this handy tool is a collapsible colander that shrinks into a cutting board. But you don't have to have a small kitchen to appreciate the convenience of this gadget.

"I bought this cutting board specifically for prepping meat to be smoke," wrote a happy cook. "I like the ability to trim the meat on the flat cutting board, then pulling up the sides to season the meat. Doing so prevents the seasoning from ending up all over the countertop. So far so good."

Saucemoto

Saucemoto Dip Clip

$10$13Save $3
$10 at Amazon

The genius 5-in-1 sauce aperture can securely fit the four most commonly used sizes and shapes of sauce containers.

Spend a lot of time eating in the car? This gadget will make dipping nuggets and fries into sauce so much easier. Thanks to the Saucemoto Dip Clip, a brilliant doodad with a universal mount that clips to your car’s air vents, there’s no reason to sacrifice the sauce.

How did I go so long without one of these???" asked a five-star fan. "The Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and drive. No more trying not to dump the sauce by accident while steering with the same hand that's holding the dip cup. It even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.) Ya know, you end up squeezing the sauce onto the wrapper that's balanced on your lap and you end up getting some sauce on your steering wheel. OR you try the whole "wrapper and sauce on the passenger seat and try to dip while watching the road", which usually doesn't turn out so great. Anyway... I HIGHLY recommend you get one or two. I have two — one for me and one for my passenger."

Souper Cubes

1-Cup Extra-Large Silicone Freezing Tray

Souper Cubes
$20 at Amazon

This tray is made specifically for freezing one cup portions of soup. It's made with BPA-free food-grade silicone and comes with a lid.

Soup season is coming up fast! If you're into making and freezing soup for future meals, this gadget allows you to freeze it in portions for easy storage and easy thawing.

"I absolutely love my Souper Cubes," reported a rave reviewer. "I bought the 1 cup size and was happy to see that there's a line inside the cube for a 1/2 cup, too. Measurements are also shown in mL. I froze vegetable broth in it last night and this morning the cubes popped out with little effort. I was very impressed. I'm looking forward to getting a lot of use out of this product."

NIIMBOT

NIIMBOT Portable Wireless Label Maker

$30$52Save $22
$30 at Amazon

This lightweight, rechargeable mini label maker connects to your smartphone to print pre-designed or custom labels. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.

For those of you who are obsessive about staying organized, meet your new best friend. This little label maker lets you print labels (up to 15mm wide) from your smartphone! It even lets you print your own QR codes! It's a darling among shoppers with more than 4,000 five-star reviews.

"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LITTLE GADGET!!" shared an excited small business owner. "It is SO easy to use! If you want to do multiple, this has no problems and cranks them out in LESS THAN MINUTE! I appreciate this because when you’re running a small business, who has time to be messing around with with a printer? Clean, crisp tags EVERY TIME! AND You can even add your own personalized QR so customers can find you even faster than before!! I would definitely purchase this item again! Super affordable, hold a charge for a LONG TIME. I cannot say how much I adore this!"

Amooca

Amooca Car Seat Headrest Hook

$7$11Save $4
$7 at Amazon

This easy-to-install car seat hook is strong enough to hold anything from your handbag to a bag of groceries.

This is such a simple product, but it makes driving so much easier. It is specially designed to hang on the back of your car seat headrest so you can hang everything from dry cleaning to groceries — more than 24,000 rave reviewers have made it part of their commuting kit.

"It is especially handy for when I get takeout and they give me a bag with handles," reported a five-star fan who calls this a 'handy little gadget.' "I can hang the bag on one of these hooks and not have to worry about spilling the food. I try to remember to keep a few plastic grocery bags in my car in case the food doesn’t come in a bag with handles. I can’t speak to the sturdiness of the hooks since I have not used them for anything heavy.

Greater Goods

Greater Goods Gray Food Scale

$12$20Save $8
$12 at Amazon

Whether you're weighing for portion control or to make your recipes turn out perfectly, this kitchen scale can read down to the gram. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.

Whether you're a home cook or a pro chef, a food scale can be the difference between an okay dish and a Michelin-star-worthy plate. This scale has a smooth, easy-to-clean surface, and even has four units of measurement so you can accurately portion your ingredients, as more than 90,000 five-star fans on Amazon can attest.

Shared one thrilled shopper: "I bought this kitchen scale for my mom, and she loves it. It's very thin and takes up almost no room at all in the cabinet, and the digital display is nice and clean. It appears to have an auto on-and-off feature, and it comes with a spare battery! For the money, this is a terrific little tool for cooking, weighing for mail postage, or even hobbies."

Karidge

Karidge Bag Sealer

$15$22Save $7
$15 at Amazon

This bag sealer uses to heat to re-seal small bags of food like candy bars, chips, granola bars and crackers.

Say goodbye to stale chips! If you're one of those snackers who doesn't want to eat the whole bag of chips, candy bar or box of crackers in one sitting, this mini bag sealer lets you eat what you need for now and save the rest of the snack for later in its own packaging. It kind of looks like a curling iron and works like one, too. The wand heats up and when you press a bag with it, it re-seals it. More than 3,000 five-star fans have made this part of their snacking ritual.

"Most of the packages I need to seal are just the perfect size for using this sealer," reported one rave reviewer. "It warms up in a minute or less and it seals like a champ! I don’t know who couldn’t use this. This is a GREAT gift for anyone who has a kitchen, or really anyone who was packages. Heck, even good for big kids, who often leaves bags of snacks half eaten and fully opened."

Holstein Housewares

Holstein Housewares Non-Stick Omelet Maker

$23$30Save $7
$23 at Amazon

You don't have to be a chef to make a perfect omelet — this gadget does all the delicate work for you, at a deep discount.

Making a perfect omelet can be difficult, especially when it comes to the flipping and folding. That's where the nonstick Holstein Housewares omelet maker comes in. It makes two beautiful omelets at once, no flipping required. You can also use it to make frittatas, pizza pockets, apple turnovers or whatever other delicious pocket-shaped food your heart desires.

"I ordered it as a Christmas gift for my wife and myself," this reviewer shared. "We immediately began using it and have never looked back! It makes a perfect omelet every time and the clean-up is so simple. We just dampen a soft cloth and wipe it down."

Bestseek

Bestseek Kitchen Dish Soap Dispenser

$12$16Save $4
$12 at Amazon

You only need to gently press down on the sponge to dispense the right amount of soap. It's extremely easy to use and helps cut down on soap waste.

Need help keeping the kitchen sink tidy? How 'bout reducing waste? This gadget does both.

"I love this," gushed one rave reviewer. "It looks good on the counter and I use less dish soap. Just a couple of pushes and good to go. Easy to fill and clean. I love that it has a place for the water from the sponge to drain into the holder."

Amazon

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener

$30$35Save $5
$30 at Amazon

This handheld electric can opener works with the push of a button. More than 48,000 five-star fans are already opening cans pain- and hassle-free.

Say goodbye to dangerously sharp edges and fiddling with a manual can opener — this electric one (which is Amazon's No. 1 bestseller in the category) is worth its weight in gold if you never accidentally nick your fingers on a jagged lid again.

"By far, the best one-handed can opener I've found. A little powerhouse compared to every other kind I've used," shared a shopper. "The moment I turned it on, I knew, finally, I'd hit the can opener jackpot. There was no doubt I'd no longer have to deal with any more half-opened cans, stuck openers that couldn't be separated from the cans, frustration, wasted money and having to toss another ridiculous busted device in the trash."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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