50 Weird Things That Are So Freaking Cool on Amazon

Your future favorite Amazon purchases start at just $5.

Written by Veronika Kero
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A silicone fish that helps you separate eggs, a pair of pizza scissors, and a stone bath mat that absorbs water in seconds all sound like a joke but anything is possible on Amazon. There are plenty of other tools and accessories that seem a bit strange at first but become an absolute necessity after just one use. This list contains ways to keep your bedroom organized, your kitchen clean, and everything in between thanks to highly rated products that are as functional as they are affordable.


A 3-foot battery-powered LED light strip that installs with just adhesive

For all the spaces where you need more light but don’t have an outlet, take just a few minutes to set up this battery-operated 3-foot-long LED light strip. It’s thin enough that it won’t be noticed and has an adhesive backing so you can place it in typically dark spots like underneath your cabinets or the back of your closet. Simply tap the button to turn it on.


These silicone sheet pan dividers that reduce mess & make meal prep easier

You’ll be able to separate your foods into these silicone baking pans on a baking sheet to prevent overcooking dishes because each one can be taken out at a different time thanks to the heat-resistant handles. It’s also a great way to keep vegan or vegetarian meals separate — and they keep your sheet pan clean. The silicone material is an easy-release surface that doesn’t require butter or oil.


An affordable bidet that’s among the “best purchases” reviewers have ever made

This bidet attachment has thousands of five-star ratings because it’s affordable, effective, and easy to install on almost any toilet without having to call a plumber. The sprayer is made from durable, rust-proof plastic, while the knob lets you adjust the angle and the water pressure. “It is honestly one of the best purchases I've made,” one reviewer wrote.


A vacuum attachment that cleans out your dryer vent

Most people know the importance of cleaning out their dryer’s lint trap after every load, but what about all the stuff that gets stuck deeper inside the machine? This dryer vent attachment fits most vacuums and has a flat head with a long hose, so it can clean out years of build-up. This not only makes your machine more efficient but could also prevent a house fire — plus it’s convenient for cleaning underneath and behind furniture and appliances, too.


This viral pet hair remover & lint roller that works like a charm

This viral pet hair remover roller has an overall 4.5-star rating from more than 150,000 reviewers because it works without damage or wasteful sticky tape. Instead, it uses a grippy fabric to pick up fur and lint before trapping it in the internal compartment. From there, you can empty it straight into the trash and use it over and over again on your furniture or clothes.


This absorbent coffee machine mat that comes in lots of colors & sizes

To keep your counter free of stains and mess, set up this coffee bar mat under your appliance. It’s made of high-density foam that quickly absorbs liquids and leaves the surface beneath dry. Choose from five colors and three sizes in the listing to fit your space. It can also be trimmed to fit smaller spots.


This roomy bathroom organizer that’s less than $15

You’ll be able to fit a ton of toiletries or cleaning supplies within the four compartments and pull-out drawer in this bathroom organizer. Use the built-in handles to take it to and from other rooms in your home. “Love that I can fill the bottom tray with an assortment of cotton balls, Q-tips, and round cotton pads. Fits nicely next to my sink while in use, and I love that I can pick it up as one unit and move it into the cabinet when guests come over,” wrote one reviewer. It’s also available in white and clear in the listing.


This waterproof storage shelf that can be assembled in so many ways

Using the 12 cube shelves in this pack, you can create any kind of organizer that you need. Each square is made of a waterproof fabric that can hold up to 30 pounds. Plus, they’re simple to assemble. One reviewer wrote, “The thing is sturdy. Comes with a small wood mallet.[...] Super easy to put together. [...] It's super lightweight, the whole thing came in a small box weighing only maybe 5 lbs. But it does its job!”


This dishwasher-safe salad spinner that doubles as a colander

This dishwasher-safe salad spinner can be used as a colander and by shifting the handle, it can be used right in your sink to spin out excess water in lettuce, pasta, and more. The silicone foot keeps it firmly in place, and unlike salad spinners with a two-part lid, it’s easy to clean.


These $7 peel-and-stick light covers to dim appliances & devices

If you don’t want to unplug your appliances and devices every night but also don’t want to deal with their bright lights as you try to sleep, dim their brightness with these light covers. They can stick onto any surface, won’t leave behind a residue, and will dim lights by 50 to 80%. You can even cut your own shapes out of the included full sticker sheet.


These heat-resistant liners that keep your oven clean

Put these liners on the bottom of your oven to catch any overflow or mess and keep your oven clean and smoke-free. They’re made of PTFE with a fiberglass coating and they’re safe for temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus they’re non-stick and super easy to clean and reuse.


A sticker remover that reviewers rave about

Trying to lift the edges of a label can be frustrating and time consuming, but this two-pack of sticker removers makes it fast and easy to get them up without damaging anything. One shopper wrote, “It makes the dreaded destickering task so much easier and safer.”


These cut-resistant gloves that are a #1 bestseller

These gloves are made of lightweight, comfortable and, cut-resistant fibers to keep your fingers and hands safe whether you’re working with a saw, mandoline, knives, or more. Plus, the three most commonly cut fingers — thumb, pointer, and middle — are reinforced with stainless steel for extra protection.


These 9-in-1 measuring spoons that adjust

Thanks to their adjustable sliders and slim design, these measuring spoons make it fast and easy to change the measurement and scoop the ingredients (dry or liquid). Combined, they replace nine measuring spoons, and they’re dishwasher-safe and compact for easy clean-up and storage.


This multi-functional timer that’s activated when you set it down

This colorful cube is both a clock and a timer that can be used in any room of the house. It can display the time in 12- or 24-hour mode, has an alarm, and is backlit. Set the 1-, 3-, 5-, or 10-minute timer by turning it until that side is facing up. It’s powered by two AAA batteries.


This versatile squeegee for cleaning dishes, counters, & more

With this budget-friendly squeegee, your dishes will come out squeaky clean and thanks to the curved end, it can scrape out bowls with ease. It can also be used to wipe counters, stove tops, and more. The soft edge is comfortable to hold and won’t slip out of your hands — even when wet. Hang it from the convenient loop and pop it in the dishwasher for cleaning.


A compact portable electric kettle that boils in just 5 minutes

The size of a tumbler, this portable electric kettle with a stainless steel interior is easy to take on the go so you can have fresh tea or pour overs whenever you please. The sealing ring on the lid prevents leaks and the steam outlet on the top reduces pressure. It can reach up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit in just five to seven minutes.


A silicone utensil rest that keeps your counter mess-free

This silicone holder comes with four notches to store four utensils, as well as a drip pad with a slightly raised edge to collect any accidental spills and keep your counter mess-free. Plus, it has a nonslip bottom and can also be used as a drying pad after washing your utensils.


This 32-ounce water bottle with three lid options

This 32-ounce water bottle is double insulated to keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. Plus it comes with three lid options — a carabiner straw lid, flip lid, and large mouth lid — that you can swap out depending on what you’re in the mood for.


These silicone lids that are safe to use in the oven, microwave & dishwasher

Just a light press on any of the eight silicone lids that come in this pack will create an airtight seal so that your leftovers stay fresh for longer. The durable material won’t tear or warp and can even handle temperatures ranging from -40 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re also safe to put in the microwave and dishwasher.


A pair of stainless steel kitchen scissors that you’ll reach for constantly

These heavy-duty kitchen scissors are made from thick, food-grade stainless steel with sharp blades. As a result, they can cut through cardboard, twine, and plastic as well as meat, fish scales, chicken bones, vegetables, and more. They also have a few convenient built-in tools, like a bottle opener, a cap gripper, and a walnut crusher.


A cutting board set that mounts with no drilling

You’ll be able to prepare all your ingredients at once with this cutting board set that comes with both a small and large size board. Both pieces are double-sided and have non-slip feet so you have a sturdy work area. Plus, the pair comes with an adhesive organizer that can be mounted on the wall or in a cabinet door without any drilling.


This cult-favorite silicone spatula for chopping & flipping

With a bendable neck and a wide, scratch-free head, this silicone chopping spatula is just the tool to pull out when you want to flip, chop, or scrape. The flexible, non-stick material slides over every curve, and since the bent handle keeps the end off your counter, you won’t need a spoon rest.


A skin-repairing cream made from snail secretion

If you’re passionate about beauty, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of snail secretion. This Korean skincare cream is filled with 97.5% snail mucin as well as vitamin E, shea butter, and green tea. As a result, it “works miracles on extremely dry skin” and “repairs damage,” all “without feeling greasy or slippery,” according to reviewers.


These leaf-shaped funnels that reviewers love for watering hanging plants

To avoid making a mess when watering your plants and to make sure you’re wetting plants at their roots and not on their leaves, grab this three-pack of plant watering funnels. With a stem that reaches down to the roots, the tool makes sure that water is being directly absorbed. “Makes it easier to water my hanging plants and blends in well with the leaves,” wrote one shopper.


These drill brush attachments with 27,000+ 5-star reviews

You’ll be able to scrub every nook and cranny of your house with this pack of accessories. The set includes six drill brush attachments, nine scouring pads, three scrubbing sponges, and more. It even comes with an extension rod so you can clean hard-to-reach spots.


A set of self-draining soap dishes that can also be used as utensil rests

With a built-in spout, this silicone soap dish will not only keep excess water off your counter but will also drain the water back into the sink. The durable food-grade silicone material can even resist heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, making it useful as a utensil rest for cooking.


These fan-favorite microfiber bedsheets that have a spot for your devices

These soft microfiber bedsheets are extremely breathable and also resist fading and wrinkling. The fitted sheet can fit mattresses up to 21 inches deep and the fitted sheet features a handy pocket for your remote, phone, Kindle, or tablet. The sheets have double stitching for durability, corner straps to keep the fitted sheet in place, and envelope-style pillowcases. Choose from 12 colors and several sizes in the listing.


A microdermabrasion roller that can help brighten skin

Paying for a professional microdermabasion session can cost a pretty penny — instead, try using this derma roller at home. Ultra-small needles on the head work to stimulate blood flow as they roll across your face, which can in turn help brighten skin when used over time. But if that isn’t enough? It can also help exfoliate away dry flakes, and many reviewers even wrote about how they can “see a difference.”


This $8 cellphone lanyard for hands-free walks

Thanks to its flexible webbed design, this cellphone lanyard can stretch to fit any model. It’ll hold your phone plus any cards and cash securely as you walk, hike, or attend a concert. It’s also available in black and purple in the listing.


A highly rated support tool for cuttings & flowers

When trying to grow a new plant from a cutting, these plant support stakes will make sure that it stands upright. They can sit at the edge of any vase or glass and can even be used to hold cut flowers in place. One shopper wrote, “I used two stakes and the plant is now able to continue growing and will not fall down. Would absolutely buy again.”


A roll up drying rack that slides over your sink

This dish drying mat features stainless steel racks that roll out above your sink so all the excess water goes straight down the drain. It has silicone ends so it doesn’t scratch your sink or counter, and it rolls up to easily store even in small spaces. Plus it’s rust-resistant, nonslip, waterproof, and can hold up to 33 pounds.


These motion-activated LED lights that can run for 125 hours each

Providing 35 lumens of a warm white glow, this three-pack of wireless LED lights works great for the entrance of the home, along stairs, or underneath cabinets. Even better, they’re motion activated and they automatically turn off after 30 seconds of no movement to save power. Adhseive tape and screws are included depending on your preferred method of installation.


A compact electric screwdriver with a magnetic case

Despite its small size, this electric screw driver is powerful; it will put in the elbow grease for you for up to two hours per charge. Just choose between any of the 24 included heads to get the job done. And since every piece is magnetic, nothing will fall out as you switch them out. Simply recharge it via USB-C.


This magnetic pickup tool with a built-in flashlight

This pickup tool has a magnetic head with a built-in flashlight so you can see what you’re looking for and grab it from tight-to-reach places. The neck expands from 6.75” to 22.5” and is fully telescopic to twist and turn to grab and connect with exactly what you’re looking for.


A self-adhesive drawer that can hold up to 3 pounds

Create extra storage space out of thin air without using any screws with this self-adhesive drawer. Attach it under any desk or table to store extra pens, chargers, and more — it can hold up to 3 pounds. It’s a breeze to open and close.


A foldable funnel with an extra large mouth

Use this funnel to pour food like oils, wines, juices, and vinegars from their original packaging into your preferred containers. It has an extra large mouth to make the transfer mess-free and when not in use it flips around to look like an adorable mushroom. It also works to refill soaps, dishwashing liquid and more.


These rug corner grippers that can be used indoors & out

Although these rug corner grippers will keep your indoor or outdoor rug flat on the ground, their EVA foam tip also make them easy to lift so that you don’t miss any spots when cleaning. Meanwhile, on the sides are sticky gel strips that can be renewed by simply wiping rubbing them with alcohol.


A stone bath mat that dries in 1 minute & also deodorizes the air

This stone bath mat will keep your floor slip-free because it can absorb water in just 60 seconds. It’s made of diatomaceous earth that’s not only naturally absorbent but deodorizing as well. It comes in three neutral shades in the listing. “I use this mat under my dogs' water bowl. I have real wood floors and was constantly wiping up water. I tried a silicone mat but it held water underneath and never dried. This mat works perfectly,” wrote one shopper.


A hanging drying rack that folds flat for storage

You don’t have to give up any floor space with this hanging drying rack. Each of the three tiers is made of a breathable polyester mesh that allows your clothes to dry from both sides to speed up the process. And it has a stainless steel hanger that can hold up to 10 pounds. Plus, it collapses flat when not in use.


A magnetic wristband with an adjustable fit

Whether you slip it around your wrist, hang it from your belt, or keep it on a nearby appliance, this magnetic wristband will keep nuts, screws, nails, and bolts at easy reach. It’s made of smooth nylon and breathable mesh that won’t irritate the skin. Plus, it’s adjustable and 14.5 inches long, so it can fit nearly anyone.


A stainless steel drain protector that comes with 2 adapters & a stopper

With a mushroom shape and perforated center cylinder, stray hairs will wrap around this drain protector and become trapped until you lift it to wipe it clean. Your pipes will be unclogged without having to use harsh chemicals or calling a pricey plumber.


This space-saving silicone strainer that’s heat resistant

Despite being half the size of traditional colanders, this silicone strainer can do the same job with ease. It’s equipped with strong clamps so you can drain your food without having to transfer it to a new bowl. The flexible material is heat-resistant up to 440 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s dishwasher safe for your convenience.


These heavy duty straps that hold up to 50 pounds

Great for storing tools, extension cords, hoses, rope and more, these straps are super heavy duty and can hold up to 50 pounds. They have a rust-resistant stainless steel grommet with a hook and loop closure that works indoors or outdoors. And they come in three different sizes to secure tightly to whatever it’s holding.


These bedsheet straps that reviewers say work even when you toss & turn

After clamping on these bedsheet straps, you will no longer have to re-tuck your fitted sheet every night. Everything will stay in place and look as crisp as a hotel bed thanks to the nylon straps and nickel clips. “I love these sheet clips! We toss and turn a lot when we sleep and our fitted sheet ALWAYS comes off. But not now! These clips actually work and our sheets stay on, even with all the tossing,” wrote one fan.


A waterproof meat thermometer with a digital read

With a digital read in under three seconds, this meat thermometer is great whether you’re a grill pro or newbie. It’s waterproof, heat resistant, and has a backlit screen do you can make sure your meat is perfectly cooked no matter the time of day. Plus, it has a bottle opener on the end so you can enjoy a cold one while your’re cooking.


A memory foam knee pillow that can help reduce joint pain

Pop this knee pillow between your legs, and it can help reduce the uncomfortable pressure your joints experience when lying on your side. It’s filled with soft memory foam that contours to the shape of your legs for added comfort — and if the cover ever gets dirty, it easily zips off for a quick run through the wash.


A stainless steel wok spatula with a built-in hanging hole

With a rounded edge, wide surface area, and slightly elevated edges, this wok spatula is helps you deliciously stir fry in your own kitchen. It has an ergonomic handle that’s 14.8 inches long, to keep your hands away from heat while you’re cooking. Plus it has a built-in hole to hang store when not in use.


This machine-washable headache relief cap

No one will know that this beanie is actually a cooling cap that’s relieving your headache or migraine. The gel tech works for both cold and heat therapy and is covered in buttery smooth fabric that won’t tug your hair. It’s even machine washable.


This rotary grader with 14,000+ 5-star ratings

With three interchangeable drum blades, you can grate cheese, slice vegetables, and shred carrots with this all-in-one rotary grader. It has an ergonomic handle that you manually crank that keeps your fingers safely away from the blade. It has a suction base that secures to your counter and all the parts detach for easy cleaning.

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