These Home Products Are Really Weird & Interesting — & They All Have Near-Perfect Reviews

So many five-star ratings.

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These Home Products Are Really Weird & Interesting — & They All Have Near-Perfect Reviews
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Most Amazon reviewers are more than happy to tell you the nitty-gritty details that the manufacturers leave out — like how well an item works, or if they’d bother buying it again. But if you don’t have time to scour ratings to find the best of the best, that’s not a problem, as I’ve put together this list of home products that are really weird, yet still have near-perfect reviews.


These charming bird sponges that come with a perch to help them dry

Letting wet sponges sit in the bottom of your sink is an easy way for them to become grimy — that’s why these bird sponges are worth a look. Each one comes with a matching perch for them to rest on, allowing them to dry quickly when wet. The perch attaches to the side of your sink using a strong suction cup. But if that isn’t enough? One Amazon customer wrote that “they’re almost too cute to use.”


A cat-inspired over-the-door hook that installs tool-free

Not only is this over-the-door hook designed to look like an adorable cat, but it’s also made from sturdy metal. It requires zero tools to get it up and working. “It’s fun to see. And it’s an extra surprise to see the holder ‘hooks’ on the back of the door are paw shapes. Easy to install without permanently marring the door,” wrote one reviewer.


This comfortable bath mat that dries in just seconds

This bath mat will keep puddles from collecting on your floor. It is extremely absorbent and takes only a few seconds to dry. Your feet will be comfortable on its soft surface and it will stay in place thanks to its nonslip bottom. Choose from lots of colors and sizes in the listing.


The reusable lids that stretch to fit nearly any container

It’s almost too easy for plasticware lids to go missing, so why not upgrade to these silicone lids instead? They stretch to fit nearly any container, creating a leakproof seal to help keep your fridge and cabinets free from spills. They’re also BPA-free, as well as suitable for use in the microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher.


The silicone spoon rest that looks like a giant ravioli

Instead of wasting a paper towel to use as a spoon rest, why not place that dirty stirrer on top of this giant ravioli? It’s made from soft silicone that easily rinses clean when dirty — and since it’s also stain-resistant, the chances of pasta sauce leaving it permanently discolored are incredibly low.


A quirky cat-shaped towel with super secure snaps

This quirky cat-shaped towel actually has a super clever design because the arms snap around your towel rack to keep it perfectly in place. It’s also seriously absorbent to make it a surprisingly functional addition to your kitchen or bathroom towels. Of course, the fun design is also made of super soft fabric to make it feel luxurious.


These retro coasters designed to look like vinyl records

You don’t have to be nostalgic for the ‘80s to appreciate these coasters, as each one features a colorful, ‘80s-inspired label that delivers a fun pop of color to any coffee table. But if that isn’t enough? The soft rubber disc on the bottom makes them nonslip and helps protect your tables from scratches.


This 4-tier bookshelf that fits into tight spaces

Don’t have space for a full-sized bookshelf? This tiered one offers four levels of space, giving you tons of room to store dozens of books in cramped rooms. It’s made from 100% wood and even comes in three finishes to suit any style: rustic brown, greige, or black.


A telescopic duster that holds onto dirt until you shake it out

This budget-friendly duster is made with a soft microfiber head that traps dirt within its fibers, holding onto it tightly until you’re ready to shake it out over a trashcan (it can also be hand washed). The best part? Its telescopic handle extends out from 30 to 100 inches, making it easy to reach distant fan blades, light fixtures, and more. One reviewer wrote, “It's well-made and holds up well while in use. It's washable, which is excellent so you can use it repeatedly. The bendable design is the best feature because you can shape it around an object.”


The oven rack shields that help protect you against burns

Accidentally touching the rack when reaching into your oven can be incredibly painful, so why not grab these shields? They’re made from tough silicone that’s resistant to heat, so there’s no need to worry about them melting at high temperatures. You can also trim them to fit smaller toaster ovens if desired — and Amazon reviewer Jsays2011 even wrote about how they’re “great for making sure I don’t burn myself when cooking...”


A rubber spatula that helps you scrape jars clean

Don’t throw out that jar of peanut butter until you’ve scraped it clean using this rubber spatula. Its silicone blade is flexible, allowing it to easily contour to the insides of jars to help you get every last bit of product — and the platypus design is a fun touch.


This alarm clock that forces you to get up & chase it

In the habit of hitting the snooze button too many times? Then this alarm clock is worth a look. It’ll roll off your nightstand and around your room when it’s time to wake up, forcing you to get up if you want to turn it off. And since it only lets you hit snooze once, the likelihood of you oversleeping is much lower.


A pair of microfiber balls that help your hands dry quickly

While cotton towels do an alright job of drying your hands, these fuzzy balls are made from soft microfiber that can absorb way more water. That means they’ll help get your hands drier, faster — and their unique appearance allows them to double as quirky pieces of decor. Choose from two colors: white/gray or light blue/dark blue.


This silicone ice mold tray that creates frozen skulls

Whereas standard-sized ice cubes melt quickly, the frozen skulls formed inside of these molds melt much more slowly. The result? Your drinks won’t dilute nearly as fast, making them great for anyone who enjoys whiskey — or even if you’re in the mood for a crisp soda. And since they’re leak-resistant, there’s no need to worry about them spilling inside your freezer.


The stainless steel knife that helps you spread cold butter

Unlike your regular knives, this butter knife features a series of slots running down its blade. When dragged across a stick of cold butter, the slots curl the butter into small ribbons so that they’re easy to spread — and the stainless steel metal means it’s even resistant to rust.


The spinning hangers that can hold dozens of ties

Add these tie hangers to your closet and you’ll instantly have space to store up to 72 ties. The hooks spin so that it’s easy to reach all your ties, regardless of where they’re sitting. And if you don’t own that many ties, you can also use it to store jewelry, scarves, and more.


These convenient dip clips that attach to your plates

Attach one of these convenient dip clips to your plate, and it’ll keep your dip separated from your chips, fries, and more — a must-have for anyone who likes keeping their foods separated on their plate. Each order comes with eight clips in varying colors.


An LED reading light that you can use hands-free

The 4.7-star overall rating that this LED reading light has nearly explains it all. But if you need to be convinced of its excellence, I should tell you that you can adjust the side arms to direct light wherever is needed and that it lasts for up to 80 hours per charge. You can also adjust the brightness and color temperature.


The portable cactus-shaped desk fan that runs for up to 14 hours

Not only does this cactus-shaped desk fan feature a powerful rechargeable battery that can run for up to 14 hours, but it’s also small enough that you can easily take it with you when on the go. The wind speed is adjustable up to three levels — and unlike some small fans, this one can also rotate 80 degrees to help spread its cooling breeze around.


These eco-friendly dishcloths that can be reused over 100 times each

It may sound too good to be true but these reusable dishcloths really can take the place of 150 rolls of paper towels each. They’re made of super absorbent cotton and cellulose that can be used wet or dry so you can go from scrubbing dishes to wiping up spills.


A fun silicone spoon rest shaped like a crab

This crab-shaped kitchen helper does double duty, serving as a spoon rest and steam releaser that sits on the edge of your pot. Made from nonslip, heat-resistant silicone, the crab’s claws can hold a variety of kitchen utensils including ladles and tongs. When you’re done cooking, you can clean this clever spoon rest in the dishwasher.


This pistachio bowl that lets you separate shells from nuts

While pistachios are delicious, they can also be messy — but that’s where this bowl comes in handy. Its two-layered design allows you to keep whole pistachios on top, while their empty shells can easily be discarded into the bottom half. And if you aren’t into pistachios? It also works great with whole peanuts, edamame, and more.


This weird foot peel mask with 13,000+ 5-star ratings

Once you’ve tried this oddly satisfying foot peel mask, you may never go back to salon pedicures. The booties contain a blend of salicylic acid and botanical extracts, and all you have to do is wear them on your feet for one hour before rinsing your skin. Over the next two weeks, dead skin will slowly peel off, revealing softer, smoother feet. The set comes with two pairs.


A compact yet effective light therapy lamp that reviewers love

This light therapy lamp has a compact design so you can easily fit it in your space. The mood-boosting design also comes with three dimmer settings, and it’s completely UV-free. “The quality of the construction is top notch and the light extremely bright and easy to turn on/off. Seems to do better in waking me up than any other in this price range, and my plants love the light after I'm up, so it can certainly stay on for at least 10 hours at a time without any issues,” wrote one shopper.


The kit that lets you transform plain vodka into delicious gin

You and all your guests will be happy that you brought home this cocktail kit. The recipe card, mixer, and tools make it easy to quickly whip up a delicious drink without having to leave the house. And since it comes in an adorable tin case, it makes a great stocking stuffer as well.


These unbreakable wine glasses designed with stainless steel

Not only are these wine glasses made from tough stainless steel that won’t shatter if dropped, but their insulated walls also help keep your hands from warming up your chilled whites and room-temperature reds. They’re available in a variety of colors — from deep navy to fun gradient shades — and each one even includes a matching lid to help prevent spills.


A contoured knee pillow filled with soft memory foam

With contoured grooves that are designed to fit your legs comfortably, this knee pillow is a must-have for anyone who prefers sleeping on their side. It’s filled with soft memory foam — and since the cover is removable, you can wash it when it’s dirty.


A wearable blanket with the *fluffiest* sherpa design

You’ll always reach for this wearable blanket instead of a classic throw blanket because you can stay cozy even when you get up to grab snacks. This quirky blanket also comes with classic sweatshirt details, like a hoodie, an oversized pocket, and you even get a fluffy sherpa lining.

  • Available colors: 25
  • Available sizes: Adult — Adult Extra-Long


The self-draining soap dishes that double as spoon rests

Letting your bars of soap sit in water can cause them to deteriorate faster — but that’s where these dishes come in handy. Raised slats lift your bars away from moisture, while a sloped channel in the front lets water drain into your sink. Or, if you prefer using liquid soap over bars, you can also use them as spoon rests in the kitchen since they’re heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.


This super slim egg dispenser with a rolling design

This rolling dispenser is the most clever option to store eggs in the fridge after your grocery run. The two-tier design fits about 12 to 14 eggs, even though it’s super slim and compact. Whenever you grab an egg, the next one will roll right to the front, so it’s easy to see when you’re running low.


A sleek fridge deodorizer that’s *so* long-lasting

This deodorizer will look super sleek in your fridge with its stainless steel finish that hides the odor-absorbing design inside. It’s also so good at absorbing unwanted smells, so you can use this versatile deodorizer in your pantry or even in your car. It will also keep everything in your fridge fresher and last for up to 10 years.


A revolutionary drain protector that boasts *thousands* of positive reviews

Whereas traditional drain protectors will impede the flow of water down your pipes when they’re full, this one features a revolutionary tower-shaped design that won’t stop water — even when clogged with hair. It’s made from a combination of plastic and stainless steel, so there’s no need to worry about rust. But if that isn’t enough? Thousands of reviewers left either four- or five-star feedback, with many raving that it “looks nice” and is “easy to clean.”


This hilarious (but actually easy) egg separator

This egg separator has a sort of gross (but also hilarious) design that will make breakfast or baking projects more fun. Even with the funny face-shaped design, this separator is super functional, and most importantly — it won’t break the yolks. It’s also super easy to use this durable ceramic separator.


These reusable cable clips that help keep you organized

From headphone cables to charging wires, these cable clips are an easy way to get your electronics looking neat and tidy. The magnetic ends stick together without any twisting or knotting required — and since they’re made from tough silicone, you can rest assured that they’ll last much longer than flimsy twist ties.


A roll-up drying rack that can support up to 33 pounds

This roll-up drying rack allows you to maximize every inch of counter space. It can be compactly stored and the silicone covers on either end keep it from shifting. The strong stainless steel rods can hold up to 33 pounds of pots, pans, and more.


This grocery bag dispenser that mounts inside cabinet doors

Almost every kitchen has that one cabinet that’s overflowing with grocery bags, so why not open up some space and keep them inside this dispenser? It’s large enough to hold up to 30 bags, and each order includes a set of screws so that you can mount it inside your cabinet doors.


An outlet extender that adds 3 USB ports to your wall

With three USB and one type-C port at your disposal, this outlet extender makes charging all sorts of devices a total breeze. It also adds three outlets to your wall — and since the outlets are spread across three planes, it’s less likely that bulky plugs will block other outlets.


This sturdy tool mount with over 41,000 5-star reviews

Things like your handheld vacuum, rake, and sports equipment can all be hung on this tool mount to free up floor space and make it easier to move around. It has six hooks and five spring slots that will securely keep everything in place. And since its made of weatherproof materials, it can be mounted both indoors and out.


A stainless steel container that lets you save bacon grease for later

Pouring hot bacon grease into a plastic container is a big no-no, so why not opt for this container instead? It’s made from tough stainless steel that won’t melt when exposed to hot liquids — and the built-in strainer even removes any little burnt bits, leaving you with nothing but fresh bacon grease.


This super chic wall light you can use all over the house

This wall sconce will look so chic on your wall with its light wood design and simple LED light bar on the end. Simply stick the base on your wall with the built-in adhesive, and you instantly have an expensive-looking light. Plus, you can pull the light bar off and carry it around like a flashlight or use it as a bedside lamp.


A cold brew maker that keeps coffee fresh for 3 weeks

With this cold brew coffee maker, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious cup from the comfort of your home. It comes with both a scoop and funnel so that packing in grounds doesn’t end up in a giant mess. After letting it sit, the leakproof lid will keep your blend fresh for up to three weeks.


This bra & tank hanger that always looks tidy

This pair of hangers is specifically to keep tank tops, bras, or even your collection of longline workout tanks neat and tidy. It comes with two hangers that can hold eight pieces each with protective rubber accents, so you can save space and organize your bras at the same time.


An LED backlight that can help reduce eye strain

Staring at a bright television when sitting in the dark can leave your eyes feeling strained — that’s why this backlight is such a good investment. Not only can it help alleviate strain, but it also plugs into your television’s USB port so that you don’t have to hide any hanging cables. Plus, the adhesive backing lets you press it right into place, making installation a breeze.


A permanent & squishy glue to fix things around your home

You can squish and mold this permanent glue into the perfect shape to fix things around the house. Simply stick it on, and it will create a waterproof, as well as a heat- and cold-resistant fix for broken things all over your home. It also comes with four different colors, so this mess-free glue will really blend in.

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