28 Things People Who Say They “Never Write Reviews” Love

28 Things People Who Say They “Never Write Reviews” Love

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1.

An acne patch for those days when a pimple pops up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.


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Promising review:I have literally never written a review for anything in my entire life, but I feel compelled to share my experience with this product. I could never have understood the emotional drain that cystic acne could be until it happened to me. I put them on overnight, and I woke up the next morning to find that for the first time in months, my skin appeared to be healing. I was so excited that I actually almost cried. I cannot tell you what an insane feeling of gratitude and relief I have for having found this product.” —Jennifer Gruselle

Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.08.

Our in-depth review of Avarelle’s acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can’t stop raving about them.

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A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that’ll lift away stains and stinky smells so you can enjoy cheap home-brewed coffee instead. Each capsule is biodegradable and chlorine-free so you don’t have to worry about accidentally drinking unwanted chemicals after using it. All you do is fill a dirty drink container with water, drop in a tablet, and watch it fizz and blast away any discoloration.


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Promising review:First, I never write reviews, but these worked so well I had to! I had tried cleaning our coffee carafe dozens of times, soaking it overnight or using soap, vinegar, baking soda scrubs. Nothing worked and even after scrubbing the carafe, not only was the brown residue still there, it still smelled like burnt coffee too. I let two tablets sit in the carafe over night after filling it with hot water. I was a little disappointed in the morning when I peaked inside hoping to find a layer of coffee ‘sludge’ sitting in the bottom with silver clean sidewalls. I thought it didn’t work. As I poured the water out, it was tinged brown so I thought it had worked a little bit, but would need to repeat the process multiple times to get a clean pot. Then I rinsed the carafe out and all that dark brown grime slid right off and down the drain. No scrubbing necessary! This was two years worth of build up! I am amazed and now I almost can’t wait for the residue to build up again so I can use these tabs again.” —Amazon Review

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12, 36, 45, and 80 tablets).

3.

A pack of 10 barrettes — including the pearl barrettes that every Instagram girl seems to own — to zhuzh up any boring ‘do.


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Promising review: “Obsessed with these! I literally never write reviews but I was so impressed that I felt I needed to. Not only are they exactly as pictured (aside from the pearl clips being gold instead of silver, which doesn’t matter to me), but they also threw in two extra adorable clips. I’m loving the reusable plastic pouch they came in. Will definitely be buying from them again.” —A.S.

Get them from Amazon for $7.89.

4.

A cruelty-free lengthening mascara, because who doesn’t want to be this fabu~lash~? It’s lightweight, won’t transfer, doesn’t smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?


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Promising review:I NEVER write reviews unless I either really love something or hate it. I LOVE THIS MASCARA. I am a mascara fanatic, I buy mascara constantly and always try and find the best one. So, this mascara is super cheap and the best one I’ve bought so far. This mascara doesn’t clump (unless you don’t know what you’re doing) and it has great volume and thickness. You can use one coat to be subtle or you can keep building it up. It also lasts all day. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS, especially since the price is so cheap! It’s a steal. Better than all the higher end mascaras I’ve tried and the drugstore ones. I will most definitely be buying another one when my current one runs out.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

5.

A jewelry-cleaning pen to make your jewels sparkle. It’s compact enough to fit in your purse so you can use it on the go, yet it’s powerful enough to clean days’, months’, and weeks’ worth of dirt and grime that’s dulled your stones’ shine.


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Promising review:I’m the horrible kind of person that reads all the reviews and doesn’t write many. But wow, this thing is legit. I used it on a diamond and white gold necklace and it sparkles like new now. Used it on a stainless and diamond tennis bracelet that was yellowed and it brought it back to life. I meant to take a before and after picture but I was too excited to clean stuff!” —David Brown

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

Check out my colleague’s in-depth review of the Diamond Dazzle Stick to learn more about why we love it.

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A shampoo bar that’ll cleanse your head just as well as the liquid stuff. Ethique’s shampoo bars are the equivalent of three (!!!) bottles of regular shampoo and are safe for colored hair. They have eight different formulations for every kind of hair type, including frizzy hair as well as one that doubles as a shaving bar.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this product. I rarely write reviews but I can’t say enough good things. My hair is extremely finicky, gets weighed down by products easily, and is a combination of oily at the scalp yet dry at the ends. So needless to say, I have a hard time finding a good shampoo/conditioner combination, so I was so happy to find this. My hair feels extremely clean and volumized yet shiny and healthy at the same time. Most importantly it’s environmentally friendly! I got the St Clements one for oily hair and it’s perfect!” —Nicole Salupo

Get it from Amazon for $15.50+ (available in eight scents).

7.

And while you’re at it, a conditioner bar made with coconut oil and cocoa butter to nourish your hair. It’ll last you as long as five (!!!!!) bottles of regular conditioner.


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Promising review:I’m not one to write a lot of reviews, but I felt obligated to publicly praise this product. I’m a person who enjoys rigorously A/B testing every product in my bathroom, but after trying Ethique, I feel no need to ever buy another conditioner. I have some very strict requirements, and this bar performs better than I ever expected across each bullet:

* It’s a great price for how long it lasts

* It comes in zero-waste packaging (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

* It’s super easy to use despite being a bar (It’s not crumbly and it doesn’t melt_

* It’s chemical-free and all ingredients score low on the EWG database

* It’s suds-free so it doesn’t hurt the environment

* It nourishes my dry, brittle ends without being greasy or oily

* It doesn’t contain apple cider vinegar (bc that ingredient actually damages your hair over time)

I have really dry ends because I used to color my hair, but I also have a fairly greasy scalp. This conditioner has made my hair so unbelievable soft without exacerbating the oil issue. I went to my hairdresser and she immediately noticed a difference in the texture of my hair and remarked on how healthy it felt and looked. This has never happened to me before. I felt like a hair champion.” —Kira Pilot

Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in two scents).

8.

A Zipuller so you don’t have to contort your body to zip up your dress or try to finagle it with a paperclip or ribbon.


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Promising review:I never write reviews, but for this item, I had to share. Why did it take so long to find this tool? Back zippers were driving me insane and I almost was ready to give up a lot of dresses. I tried rigging up a paper clip and even bought another device which cost almost twice as much and really didn’t work. Living alone for the first time in my life, I needed help and would occasionally run to work with my zipper half undone! Never again with this lifesaving device. Now I need to get another one so I will always have one with me wherever I am! No more contortions, yay! I highly recommend” —Joana H. Magno

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

9.

A tub of O’Keeffe’s hand cream to replenish moisture in dry, cracked hands. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.


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Promising review:I never leave reviews, but this product is so amazing I had to. I am a stay-at-home mom that does a lot of cleaning and washing hands, and the skin on my fingers will get so dry and start cracking. It’s very painful. Working Hands healed the cracks and alleviated the dryness in just two days!!! It really is amazing stuff!” —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

Our deep dive into O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream goes into more details, so be sure to check it out.

10.

An immunity-boosting allergy supplement for dogs with skin allergies. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog’s coat.


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Promising review:OK, so I rarely write reviews but I feel so strongly about this product that I would be doing a disservice if I don’t write one. My Pomeranian, Charlie, has suffered from food and seasonal allergies for over SEVEN YEARS! Severe! We go to the vet three to four times a year for his allergies. We get steroids, antibiotics, etc., only to repeat the process over and over. Poor Charlie smelled awful, had sores all over, and there was rarely a time where he wasn’t scratching. I had to buy Benadryl all the time just to help him not be itchy so he could rest. This product showed up on my Amazon feed when I wasn’t even looking — divine intervention! In this short time my Charlie is no longer itching, his sores are healing and he is growing hair back that he hasn’t had in years!!!!! I am so incredibly excited and impressed that I just ordered more AND I can’t wait to tell the vet that I found a cure! Five stars+++++ Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” —Amy Braziel

Get them from Amazon for $25.97.

11.

An all-natural salt scrub so you can enjoy scrumdiddlyumptiously soft skin without using plastic microbeads, which ultimately end up in oceans as water treatment plants aren’t designed to filter them out. Think of the fishies!


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Promising review:I usually don’t write reviews for products, but this one was a definite exception. As a matter of fact, I just got out of the shower and started writing this review! What else can I say about this scrub except the fact that it will literally transform your skin. I had really dry skin on my arms and legs and wanted to do something about it and so I bought this. I’m an organic, all-natural freak so this scrub catered to that need. As soon as you open the container, you are greeted with a soothing, refreshing cucumber scent. The oils and the salt are separated so you need to use the wooden spoon already provided to stir the contents evenly. Once that step is done, scrub away! Not only is this product soothing for the skin, but also soothing for the senses. My skin feels absolutely amazing — as soft as a baby’s bottom. This will definitely be a regular buy from me. Thank you Asutra for this wonderful product!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in nine scents).

12.

A tempered glass screen protector that’ll withstand your clumsiness, even if you’re six shots deep and — oop there goes your phone! No scratches, huh? Would you look at that!!


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Promising review: “What can I say? I never post reviews, but this is a unique circumstance. I bought these screen protectors because they were cheap and came in a pack — probably not the best approach when trying to protect an $800 device. But, at the end of the day, these did exactly what they were supposed to do when a 15-pound dumbbell slipped out of my wife’s hand and fell directly onto the screen. After telling my wife there was no way her screen didn’t crack, I pulled back the cover to reveal a crack-free, fully intact screen. And that’s why you buy screen protectors in packs!” —Geoffrey Forman

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

My colleague swears by these. Check out her full review on amFilm Glass Screen Protectors here (#2)!

13.

A set of eight claw clips to get your tresses up and out of your face. Bad hair days, meet your new worst enemy.


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Promising review:I never written reviews but I feel compelled to. These are great clips. Good grip, and fashion-forward style. Even come in their own reusable box. I have a short bob so my hair is chin length, but it’s THICK. These can grip almost all my hair at one time. I love the color scheme and the style. Much better looking than your standard drugstore-bought clip.” —Roxanne Szal

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

14.

An oversized silk eye mask, because you deserve to sleep like a baby tonight. There’s a reason thousands of people swear by it for blocking light.


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Made with soft mulberry silk fibers, this luxe eye mask is larger than your average sleep mask, ensuring it’s truly pitch black. The headband is adjustable so it won’t tug or tangle your hair.

Promising review:Normally I don’t write reviews, but I felt I had to say that this is the most comfortable eye mask I have ever worn. It’s extremely soft to the touch, so much so, that I feel like my fingernails or a callous are going to snag on it. It feels so good on the face and completely blocks out any light that streams through the window, and I don’t even notice the two adjustable head straps because they are also so comfortable. I normally work 12-hour night shifts so I’m sleeping through the day. I always had issues with constantly waking up even with black out curtains because the sunlight is still getting around them, but since I’ve started wearing the mask, I have had no disrupted sleep, and I am dead to the world during the day with this on. If this ever gets damaged in any way, I’m never buying another one except for this brand.” —Chibimuffin

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 16 colors).

15.

A gallon water bottle with motivational markers to help you welcome the start of dry skin season. Water, as I’m sure you very well know, is, umm, pretty hecking important. Sure, you’ll probably end up peeing a lot during the day, but it sure beats feeling like a dehydrated tomato.


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Promising review:I never write reviews….. but I had too for this product!! I bought it as a gift for my 25-year-old sister and she loves it!! She takes it everywhere with her even when she is not working out! So convenient, easy to carry, encouraging words to increase her water intake! Thanks!” —Yolanda

Get it from Amazon for $11.01+ (available in 18 colors).


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Promising review:I rarely write reviews but I read them all before buying a product. I saw this on a BuzzFeed list and decided to give it a try because my hair seems to respond to nothing. I have dry, wavy, frizzy, color-treated, very thick hair. I am trying to get my waves to be more pronounced but my hair always feels like hay. I did use about a third of this bottle on the first use so if you have thick hair it may not last you more than a few uses but my hair immediately felt better. It’s so soft I honestly can’t believe it. I have never had my hair respond so quickly to a product. I used to use Olaplex but it was so expensive and I couldn’t see that big of a difference. This truly made my hair feel AMAZING. I would buy it if it was three times the price.” —NR2019

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

Read our review of Elizavecca’s CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why my colleague calls it, “the miracle product I’ve been searching for.”

17.

A set of stackable shelves for anyone who needs to add a little order to their lives (it me!). Use one, two, or all of them to help you stay on top of your tasks and clear clutter from your desk.


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Promising review: “This is ridiculous, but I am obsessed with these shelves. I’m not someone who typically writes reviews but these are just awesome. They are so deep and sturdy. I wish I had realized that they just stack on top of one another so beautifully upon purchasing as I would have bought the six-shelf option so I could break them up and use them in two different places! I am going to be buying another set so I can have them my home office as well.” —Meg

Get it from Amazon for $25.97 (also available in silver).

18.

A cuticle oil to prepare your nails for all the fall-colored manis you’re about to get. A combination of sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and jojoba softens the cuticle and strengthens your claws so you can wave goodbye to weak nails that peel.


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Promising review:This is like the icing on the cake of any manicure or pedicure; it makes your nails look fresh and healthy The cuticle around the nails will look AMAZING. It’s awesome, and a little goes a long way. PS…. I do not write many reviews but I couldn’t resist this one.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).

19.

A set of silicone straws so you can enjoy every sip without being haunted by the image of a poor turtle somewhere choking on your plastic. Each kit comes with 10 regular-sized straws, a brush to clean them, and a handy carrying pouch. And! The proceeds of your order get donated to OCEANA, an organization dedicated to protecting the ocean and its inhabitants, if you leave a review.


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Promising review: “I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and the straw cleaner as well! I don’t usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that’s a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of 10 straws, a carrying pouch, and a cleaning brush from Amazon for $8.95.

20.

A hair finishing stick that’ll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It’s basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.


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Promising review:I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch you’re fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible.” —Adriana

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

21.

Waterproof Tevas you’ll find yourself wearing year-round. They’re surprisingly supportive on summertime hikes, plus you can wear them in the winter with socks.


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Promising review:I’ve been a loyal Amazon customer since 2008 and I had never written a review until now. I love love love these!!!! If you are going through the reviews debating whether to purchase them, I strongly recommend doing so because they are very comfy, light, but have good arch support. I can’t wait to go on a trail and explore in them.” —Jieun Jun

Get them from Amazon for $49.94+ (available in sizes 5–11 and eight colors).

22.

A purse organizer, because giving yourself a mini heart attack because you can’t find your phone and you just know it’s in your bag is something we could all live without.


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Promising review:Y’all I’m not one to write a review, but this organizer definitely deserves a good one. If I could give it more stars I would! I have a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 and the large fits it PERFECTLY. My purse was so disorganized and I was constantly digging to find things, but with this I can see everything clearly and I have so many pockets for different things, not to mention it is super sturdy and holds the shape of my bag very well. This by far has been the best purchase I have ever made and if you’re contemplating whether you should Get it or not… GET IT! You won’t be disappointed !!!” —Lexie

Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in sizes Mini–XL and 12 colors).

23.

An absorbent doggy door mat that’ll trap dirt from your pup’s paws and prevent them from decorating your clean floors with muddy paw prints. There’s a no-slip coating on the bottom, and the mat is machine-washable!


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Promising review:I literally NEVER write reviews but my two dogs LOVE this mat! The small, old, fat one could be on the couch but he LOVES this mat so much!! I can’t talk about its absorbency or durability but for the price, the fact that these two LOVE it so much is enough for me! Totally backing this product. Fur babies love it!!!😊❤️” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).

24.

A detangling brush so you can stop using the phrase “rat’s nest” to describe your hair before brushing it. The Glide Thru Detangling Brush has flexible bristles that separate knots without pulling and breaking your strands.


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Promising review:I never write reviews…ever…but I am 100% convinced that this was a product sent down from heaven to bless the souls of those suffering with obnoxiously tangled and unmanageable hair. I have long fine hair, but it is VERY thick. In a perfect world with perfect weather and perfect products, it looks glorious, voluminous and tangle-free — but that world is basically non-existent. But fear not my fellow tangled-mess ladies, for this product is here to make that world a very real possibility. Never before have I been able to brush through my hair without any snags. Never before has brushing my hair been a painless experience (including having tiny pieces of the brush break off into my hair, causing even further pain and tangles). Never before has it taken less than 30 seconds to brush my hair after it is wet (which, come on ladies, takes freaking FOREVER). Never before have I ever found a brush that I didn’t loathe with every fiber in my being. This brush…it’s pure magic.” —Lucy Mitchell

Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

25.

A roll-on migraine stick that’ll help soothe your mind-numbing headache with a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, lavender, and coconut oil.


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Promising review:I almost never write reviews, but this product should be tried by people suffering from chronic headaches. I take far too many over-the-counter meds due to lifetime chronic headaches and migraines, and I worry about the negative effects the meds have on my digestive system. This migraine stick was yet another attempt at reducing headaches, without meds. It works! I’m not saying it will stop a full-blown headache or migraine. I haven’t had the opportunity to try that yet, because when I feel a headache coming on, I use the roll-on stick and it works. I roll on a small bit on my forehead, temples, and base of my neck in front and back. After about ten minutes, I realize the headache has gone away. I’m sold! I’ve been using this for three weeks and have avoided a lot of meds. It’s worked every time without fail.” —NSF

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

My colleague tested and loved this. Read her full review on the Migrastil Migraine Stick here to learn more.

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A pack of light-dimming stickers so bright alarm clocks and flashing electronics don’t distract you from sleep.


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Promising review:In my opinion, this is one of the greatest simple inventions I have discovered in a few years. I don’t usually write many reviews but felt it was necessary in this case. As a light sleeper, I need my room pitch black. These have helped me solve that problem with the numerous electronic devices I have in my room. No longer do I have to throw a shirt over all the annoying things that produce light. Just stick one of these precut stickers over the light source and you’re good to go. I even put a strip over my alarm clock to dim the light from the time display. Worked like a charm and now I no longer have to turn it away from the bed every night because it is just bright enough to read the time without emitting any extra light into the room. As an added bonus, I received this order extremely fast and they even put in a free gift. Great Company. I’ll definitely be ordering more in the future to give out as gifts.” —Taylor

Get a sheet of more than 100 stickers of varying shapes and sizes Amazon for $5.28. These larger dimming sheets from Amazon are $8.29 for two 6-by-3-inch stickers and work wonders if you’re trying to cover a larger surface area, like a clock face.

27.

A “Did you feed the dog?” sign to help keep Fido at a healthy weight, because figuring out whether the doggo’s been fed is nearly impossible, especially when they turn on those puppy dog eyes.


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Promising review:I don’t usually bother to review but this was so much nicer than I expected! Larger, well made, WOW! I hate to admit senility. I love my dog. Imagine forgetting if I fed her or not? I don’t want her overfed or over weight. This is the best thing! I stuck it to the top of her food storage. Now no question. A++++ Seriously such better quality and size than I expected!!!” —Suzy

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in packs of one, two, three, and four).

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An itty bitty knife sharpener, because you haven’t sharpened your knives since you bought them…five years ago. A dull knife is actually more dangerous because it requires more force to cut things, which increases the chances of it slipping — and there’s nothing no more terrifying than tipsy you trying to slice limes for tequila shots with a dull knife.


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Promising review:I don’t write reviews very often but had to say how much I love this knife sharpener. I have quite a lot of kitchen knives and need to keep them sharp so cutting vegetables and fruits isn’t difficult. I do a lot of cooking so sharp knives are important. It’s very easy to use and I love the fact that you can place it on the edge of the counter so you don’t need to worry about scoring your surface. I highly recommend this to anyone who works in the kitchen.” —Wendy Eaton

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

My colleague loves this lil’ guy, saying it “totally ~transformed~ my hodgepodge of a knife collection, and probably saved my clumsy self from lots of close calls with dull knives.” Read her full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

Let these products change your mind!


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