The weirder something looks on my Facebook or Twitter feed, the more likely I am to click on it. If nothing else, I’ll share it with a friend or two for a hearty giggle. Imagine my surprise when I click on something that looks super odd only to find out it’s actually a very clever home product. Then, I look at the price, and so many times — this is especially true while shopping on Amazon — drop it in my cart if it’s inexpensive. Who would have thought a laugh could quickly turn into a sale?
Another great part of finding weird things on Amazon is reading the reviews. The witty comments get me giggling, but the wealth of information helps me make an informed decision on whether or not it’s worth my time to try. (More often than not, it is.) There’s a world of weird, yet functional and fun products on Amazon. For example, if you’re a deep sleeper you might
need this rolling, shaking and all-around annoying alarm clock in your life. It’s simply determined to wake you up. Or if you look at cats as not just a pet and family member, but also a home design theme, this cute corkscrew is calling for you.
Take a walk with me through the weird and totally clever side of Amazon where you can find cool new stuff for your house.
An Espresso Maker That Goes Right On Your Stovetop
You could go to a coffee shop and get a tiny expensive cup of espresso, or you can easily make your own at home with this
moka pot. The pot heats up directly on your stovetop and works with both gas and electric ranges. It can produce up to six cups of coffee, and as a bonus, this pot comes with two stainless steel cups with are perfect for drinking your espresso.
A Pumice Stone That’s Great For Exfoliating Your Feed
If your feet have dried skin your calluses, give them a little TLC with this this
pumice stone. The rough edges of the stone work like sandpaper, gently removing dead skin on your feet. Using it makes your feet feel soft and clean, and totally ready for wearing sandals.
A Mini Table Vacuum That Is Cute As A (Lady)Bug
It’s cute, and it cleans. This
mini table vacuum is just the right size to handle little messes, whether that’s glitter from crafting, hair from a hairbrush, or even kitty litter. The charming exterior hides a powerful motor; place it on a desk or keep it on your counter for ready use.
This Grippy Jar Opener That Works On 8 Jar Sizes
jar opener is a meal prepper’s lifesaver. It works on eight different jar sizes and grips tightly to release suction and pop lids off in a jiffy. An ergonomic handle is easy to grip and fits even the smallest hands. Stash this opener in a drawer or on a hook to always have it handy.
A Crushed Ice Machine That Fits On Your Countertop
Crushed ice is one of the best forms of ice, ideal for certain cocktails or sodas. This
countertop machine allows you to turn regular cubed iced into perfect crushed ice. Just use the hand crank to until you get your desired size of ice. It has nonslip legs to it won’t move around while crushing ice, and even comes with an ice scoop.
These Pre-Filled Spice Jars That Come With Free Refills
spice rack organizer comes pre-filled with an assortment of spices such as basil, thyme, garlic salt, oregano, rosemary and more. Arriving in a narrow-sized revolving rack, this organizer should fit neatly in your countertop display. The bottles are also labeled for easy reading while you’re cooking. Plus, the brand says that they’ll provide free spice refills for up to five years.
These Lightsaber Chopsticks That Make Dinner A Little More Fun
Bring the Force to your dinner table with this fun
set of lightsaber chopsticks. Each pair lights up, so you can battle back against your takeout. The set is BPA-free, and it comes with a Millennium Falcon bottle-opening keychain, creating an ideal gift for franchise fans.
This Makeup Case With A Combination Lock
Keep your favorite makeup locked away from your kids or anyone else you don’t want snooping around with this
locking makeup case. The case has a combination lock that keeps it secure. It also has all the important features of a regular makeup case like individual pockets for brushes and a zippered mesh pocket for everything else.
This Colorful Night Light That Illuminates Your Toilet
Guide guests to the facilities with the brilliant colors of this
toilet night light. So seemingly silly, this seat light is actually pretty clever if you think about it. The motion sensor lights up brilliantly when it detects movement from within 5 feet for subtle nighttime illumination. Best of all, there’s no switch. It turns off automatically after two minutes.
A Set Of Bug Zappers That Makes A Game Out Of Catching Pests
Win match point in your battle with mosquitoes and other bugs when you have this set of
bug zapper rackets. They’re each rechargeable and plug into standard USB outlets, providing up to 10,000 zaps with just one charge. A built-in LED helps guide your way at night. One reviewer shared, “They’re very satisfying to use.”
A Rhinoceros Sharpener That Is Ready For All Your Kitchen Knives
He might look a little weird standing on your counter, but this
rhinoceros knife sharpener really does the job. Reviewers say all it takes is one or two swipes between his horns to keep your chef, santoku, and pairing knives in perfect slicing and dicing condition. He’s available in green or charcoal.
These Oven Rack Shields That Keep Your Hands From The Heat
A smart solution has finally arrived for bakers who use multiple racks. These
silicone oven shields help keep your hands protected from heat when you go for the bottom rack. They’re 14 inches long to cover most edges, and they can be used together or cut down for custom sizing. Simply slide them into place.
This Candle Warmer That Makes Your Candles Last Longer
candle warmer lamp is pretty dang smart. Shaped like a flower, this electric warmer melts — instead of burns — the candle from the top down, which releases a stronger, smoother fragrance that’s designed to last longer than burning it. You can enjoy a candle without worrying if you remembered to burn it out or not. One reviewer noted that it’s also a good way to use up older candles, writing, “I can now use the candles that I have burned down their wick and melt the wax to smell my house up!!!!!”
This Driveway Alarm That Keeps Your Property Safe
Keep your home and property safe from unwanted visitors with this wireless
driveway alarm that sends out an alert when it detects motion. It has a detection range of 500 feet, and the alarm has a weather shield that protects it from the elements. The system is easy to install with just a few screws, so you don’t have to worry about expensive installation fees.
This Temperature-Sensing Faucet Light That Looks As Good As It Works
Add really cool lighting to your bathroom or kitchen sink with this
temperature-sensitive faucet light. No batteries are required for simple operation. The light is blue when cool, green when warm, and then flashes red as the water temps rise. It even installs easily with most standard faucets.
A Memory Foam Support Pillow That Helps Align Your Neck & Spine
Finding a comfortable sleeping position — especially if you’re a back or side sleeper — just got a whole lot easier with this
memory foam wedge pillow. It’s shaped specifically at an angle so you can keep your legs raised for better circulation or elevate your head to help with issues like snoring.
This Collector-Quality Museum Putty That Keeps Your Decorative Items In Place
Got a precocious pup or a curious kitten, and you’re worried about your heirloom vase collection? No worries, because this
museum putty can hold your stuff in place. The non-damaging formula makes it ideal for use on walls or wood shelving. Simply stick it in place and mount your precious pieces. It’s reusable, too.
This Stretching Cat That Opens Your Wine Bottles With Ease
Speaking of cats, you simply must check out (and then purchase) this adorable
cat corkscrew if you’ve got them in your life. The tail is actually a foil cutter, and the body flips open to reveal an easy-to-use corkscrew. When you’re done serving, fold this double-hinged wine key kitten up and display him on your countertop.
A Tea Bag Squeezer That Makes The Most Out Of Every Bag
Make every drop count and eliminate messes with this simple
tea bag squeezer. It works like tongs, so it’s easy to grab your tea bag when it’s done steeping and give it a solid squeeze. No more having to wrap the string around your mug handle — it’s so simple. The stainless steel construction lasts forever, too.
A Set Of Citrus Peelers For Oranges & Grapefruits
Way back in the day, my grandmother had a
citrus fruit peeler. I’ve never been able to find one similar, and now I’ve found a set of six. One end is a scorer, and the other end helps you peel the skin off with minimal “white stuff” left behind. No more messy hands.
These Drain-Cleaning Tools That Really Do Get The Hair Out
There’s nothing worse than a clogged drain in your shower, but it’s typically a fact of life. This
handy little tool reaches into your drain and removes all the hair and gunk without having to call a plumber. It’s made of sturdy plastic and has rough edges toward the bottom to help remove whatever is causing the blockage.
This Stick-On Bedside Shelf That Eliminates The Need For A Nightstand
I’m a minimalist at heart, and the idea of swapping my nightstand for this
wall-mounted bedside shelf has me happy. There’s a large pocket for your phone and glasses, while the smaller pocket is ideal for keys or your AirPod holder. Hang up your headphones or a favorite necklace on the built-in hooks.
A 5-in-1 Kitchen Tool For Grabbing, Flipping & So Much More
multifunction kitchen tool in your drawer, you can get rid of at least five others that are taking up space. The ergonomic design is easy to grip, and the generous claws are ideal for everything from flipping delicate fish to picking up pasta strands. Pick from black or orange.
This Set Of 5 Utensils Made From Olive Wood
Wooden utensils are a perfectly versatile kitchen tool since they can be used with any type of pan without scratching it. This set of
five utensils are made from an attractive olive wood with a cool grain effect. The set includes two types of spoons and three types of spatulas.
This Amazing Knife That Spreads The Coldest Butter
Spread love (and butter) not tears across your toast with this nifty
butter knife. Tiny holes along one edge make it easy to curl up even the coldest butter, while the serrated side helps spread it across your slice. The blade is balanced to fit easily in your hand, and the sturdy construction ensures years of breakfasts and brunches.
A Quick-Defrosting Tray That Makes Up For Forgetting To Pull Out Meat For Dinner
Make up for meal prep mistakes with this
quick-defrosting tray that uses simple science to thaw frozen meats fast. An aluminum thawing plate evenly conducts warmth across the surface for thawing of even thick steaks and chicken breasts in just 30 to 60 minutes. Silicone coating is safe for your food, and the mat is dishwasher-safe.
This Stunning Lamp That Brings The Moon To Your Room
With over 9,000 five-star ratings, you must have this
moon lamp on a table or shelf. A perfect replica of the moon’s surface is 3-D printed for a stunning statement piece. Tap control lets you change the color from white to yellow, offering gentle illumination. This lamp is wireless and rechargeable for clutter-free display.
A Simple Egg Separator That Rests On The Edge Of The Bowl
egg separator on the edge of a bowl for perfect results with every crack. The nonslip construction stays in place, and the raised edge makes it easy to crack an egg one-handed. It’s a generous size to keep shells out of your recipes.
This Colorful Knife Set That Takes On Every Kitchen Cutting Task
set of knives combines beautiful landscapes with color-coded handles, creating a working work of art for your knife block. The 54 Rockwell hardness delivers lasting use through a multitude of cooking tasks. This set includes everything from a paring knife to a carving knife and santoku knife, making it an amazing housewarming gift.
This Waterproof Note Pad That Tracks Your Best Ideas
Sometimes you get the greatest ideas in the strangest of places — like the shower. This
waterproof notepad lets you catch that idea and write it down before it’s washed away. Forty sheets provide space for brainstorming, and the sheets dry completely legible. It comes with a pencil and sticks to your shower wall with suction cups.
A Set Of Stainless Steel Soap Bars That Remove Strong, Unwanted Kitchen Odors
The scent of a well-chopped onion or a garlic clove can stick on your hands for hours after you’ve cooked. This
pack of stainless steel soap bars eliminates the unwanted odor with a simple scrub — no lather needed. Use it as you would a regular bar of soap and smell the science work as odors are neutralized.
This Taco Shell Tool That Makes Crispy Shells In Your Toaster
I admit, the idea of a
taco shell toaster seemed a little excessive at first — but a trip through Amazon reviews has me convinced. Ideal for corn tortillas, this gadget holds them in place and pops in your toaster for even heating and crisp results. You can leave the frying pan in your cupboard.
These Spiky Shoes That Help Your Lawn Thrive
You can help your lawn thrive just by walking on it, as long as you’re wearing these
lawn aerator shoes. The shoes are covered with spikes on the bottom and they have buckles so you can attach them to an existing pair of shoes. Using them on your lawn helps aerate the soil, breaking up compacted soil and allowing the grass to absorb more water.
This Tool That Cleans Your Makeup Brushes
Cleaning your makeup brushes is an annoying chore, but it’s important for keeping things sanitary. This
makeup brush cleaner kit makes things easy, with a brush spinner and a matching bowl that allow you to vigorously swirl your brushes in the makeup brush cleaning solution, which also comes with the kit.
This Elegant Glass Watering Spray Bottle That Cares For Delicate Leaves
Maintain your collection of houseplants with the pretty profile of this
glass watering spray bottle. It’s ideal for meeting the misting demands of succulents and orchids. Simply pump and spray for effortless care. With a vintage-style profile, this bottle looks great sitting next to your plants.
This Tiny Essential Oil Diffuser You Can Take Anywhere For Sweet-Scented Air
Bring your relaxation with you in this
pocket-sized oil diffuser. There’s no water needed — simply place a few drops of your favorite oil on the pad. The wireless design is rechargeable, or you can plug it in via USB. This diffuser comes with replacement pads for long-term use.
These Double-Walled Bowls That Maintain Your Food’s Temperature
Keep your soup hot and your ice cream cold with these
double-walled glass bowls. The bowls have two layers of glass to create an insulated effect, helping maintain your food’s temperature. They come in a set of two and are safe to use in the freezer, fridge, and microwave.
This Set That Makes It easier To Eat Soft Boiled Eggs
If you’re a fan of soft-boiled eggs, then you know how much of a hassle they can be to peel and eat. This
egg cracker set makes the process much easier, with an eggshell cutter, two egg cups, and two spoons, all made from stainless steel. The cups are perfect for holding the eggs while you dip slices of toast into the yokes.
This Whisk Wiper That Actually Comes With The Whisk
Mix without the mess when you have this
whisk-cleaning tool. Besides keeping your whisk clean and ready for use, it keeps it up off the counter between mixing tasks. The simple design slides over the loops, ensuring each one gets clean. An ideal gift, this wiper — in five color options — even comes with a whisk.
A Brush That Massages Your Scalp
There are plenty of tools for scrubbing your body, but your head could use some attention too. This scalp
massager brush has soft silicone bristles that gently massage your scalp, which not only feels relaxing but also helps remove dandruff and dead skin. The brushes come in a pack of two, so you always have one on hand.
These Storage Cubes That Keep Your Home Organized
Whether you need a place to keep extra blankets or want to organize toys lying around the house, these
storage cubes will come in handy. The cubes come in a pack of six and can be folded flat when not in use. They have sturdy handles for carrying. Plus, they come in 10 colors.
These Solar-Powered Garden Lights That Bring Bright Color To Your Yard
Bring brilliant bursts of colorful light to your garden paths or landscaping with this
set of solar garden lights. Fiber optics deliver a delicate arcing effect through seven bright hues, and the solar-powered design requires no batteries. Simply set them up in your yard, and wait for night to fall.
A Countertop Trash Can For Cleaning Up As You Cook
The worst part of cooking is the cleanup afterwards, but it’s much easier if you clean as you go. This stainless steel
countertop trashcan is ideal for putting in food scraps or wrappings while cooking so you have less of a mess at the end. It’s also handy for keeping on your desk or at work.
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This article was originally published on
July 18, 2021