10 of the Most Popular Kitchen Products on Amazon

Keurig remains one of the most popular coffee companies on Amazon.
Keurig remains one of the most popular coffee companies on Amazon.

Looking for some tools to shorten your time in the kitchen and make your food taste more delicious? Sometimes, the easiest way to do so is to just look at what everyone else is buying. That's why we pulled together a list of some of the best-selling kitchen accessories and appliances on Amazon. Though the rankings are always changing, these products have each reached the top spot this month in their respective categories.

1. Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker; $100

single-serve Keurig coffee machine in black color
The Keurig is perfect when you just want to brew up one cup of coffee.

At less than 5 inches wide, this single-serve coffee maker is highly portable and ideal for small spaces. And while it’s mostly built to fill shorter cups, it can accommodate travel mugs up to 7 inches tall if you remove the attached drip tray. This Keurig coffee maker is compatible with most single-serve, disposable coffee capsules—but if you want to reduce waste, you can also prepare your own coffee grounds in this universal K-cup.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Yabano 4-Slice Toaster; $43

four-slice toaster with four croissants sitting on a warming tray
This toaster can also handle bigger pastries like croissants.

The extra-wide bread slots on this four-slice toaster allow ample space to toast a variety of items, including bread, bagels, and waffles. And there's even a warming rack you can use on croissants and muffins. Plus, the removable crumb tray makes cleanup easier.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Amazon Basics Portable Hot Water Kettle; $22

silver-colored electric kettle
Forget about the microwave and get your water piping-hot in an electric kettle, instead.

Using an electric kettle is the only proper way to make tea (heating your water in the microwave will only bring you ridicule). This kettle heats a liter of water in just a few minutes, and it easily detaches from its power base for easy pouring and serving.

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4. Aroma Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker; $30

rice cooker

Did you know that film critic Roger Ebert wrote a book on his love for his rice cooker?

Aroma Housewares/Amazon

The Aroma rice cooker can cook two to eight cups of brown rice, white rice, and instant rice at once, and it can even steam vegetables while rice or noodles cook below. In fact, you might be surprised by the impressive variety of foods that a rice cooker can prepare. Better yet, this one comes with a programmable delay timer for people on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Sboly Personal Blender; $30

single-serve blender
Throw some protein powder and almond milk into a single-serve blender for a quick post-workout shake.

This single-size blender is ideal for making smoothies and juices before you leave for work in the morning, but it can also be used to create simple sauces, jams, and salsas. This set comes with one portable bottle as well as a silicone ice tray you can use when blending those breakfast smoothies or post-workout shakes.

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6. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker; $17

egg cooker
The Dash egg cooker can hard-boil six eggs in 16 minutes.

With just the press of a button (and the use of a few accessories), this compact gadget from Dash can whip up hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or an omelet, all within a few minutes. At $17, it’s a steal, and it’ll save you time in the morning when you’re looking up (again) the best way to scramble eggs or panicking over how to poach them for your eggs Benedict.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Belwares French Press; $27

Belwares French press.
French presses are also a great way to make homemade cold brew.

While instant coffee makers may be more convenient, a French press lets you have ultimate control over the strength and flavor of your coffee. Plus, you can use this 34-ounce French press to make tea, drinking chocolate, or cold brew. And since it features double-wall insulation, your coffee will stay hot, but the press won't burn your hands when you pour.

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8. Crockpot 6-quart Portable Slow Cooker; $35

slow cooker
The Crockpot is about as dependable as you can get in a slow cooker.

This 6-quart slow cooker is ideal for making dinners for large families (or for individuals with ample refrigerator space). Slow cookers are famously versatile—you can use yours to make anything from baked potatoes to jambalaya. Both the lid and the interior stoneware insert are dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.

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9. AUIIKIY's stainless steel professional chef knife; $20

An AUIIKIY chef's knife on Amazon.
AUIIKIY's knives are known as much for their quality as they are for their prices.

This 8-inch knife is made of stainless steel and sports an ergonomic handle that makes it comfortable to hold while dealing with precise cuts of meat and vegetables. AUIIKIY pops up on so many "best of" lists partly because the price is far lower than some alternatives, but it also earned itself a 4.2-star rating from users on Amazon, so you're getting real quality here. This knife should fit the needs of both serious chefs and casual home cooks who just want a new toy to try out.

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10. Vremi 15-piece nonstick cookware set; $55

The Vremi cookware set comes with four pots and two pans.

This 15-piece nonstick cookware kit from Vremi comes with a pot and pan set, along with accessories like a spatula, serving spoon, and a potato masher. Perfect for anyone just learning their way around a kitchen, you’ll be able to use the Dutch oven to simmer some stew, a frying pan for homemade egg sandwiches, and the saucepan to heat up some pesto. This is a dependable set that won't clear out your wallet.

Buy it: Amazon

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10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Amazon/Comfort Spaces
Amazon/Comfort Spaces

Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.

1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25

Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow
Everlasting Comfort/Amazon

For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good night’s rest—and a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comfort’s memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you don’t have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow “life-changing” and “the best knee pillow I’ve found.” Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21

Letsfit White Noise Machine

White noise machines: They’re not just for babies! This Letsfit model—which is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviews—has 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although there’s also a birds track, if that’s your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.

Buy it: Amazon

3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16

Eclipse Black Out Curtains

According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noise—plus, they’ll help you save on energy costs. "Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window," one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. "These drapes block the light completely."

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4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock

Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. “I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.”

Buy it: Amazon

5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200

Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light

If you’re looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philips’s SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better night’s rest.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159

Stratus sheets from Slumber Cloud.
Slumber Cloud

Being too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheets—which are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASA—as 2020’s best temperature-regulating sheets.

Buy it: SlumberCloud

7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets
Comfort Spaces/Amazon

If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80

Coop Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods/Amazon

This pillow—which has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon—is filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.

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9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169

Baloo Weighted Blanket

Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, it’s machine-washable and -dryable. It’s currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. It’s rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that “when it's spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body … I've found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too.” 

Buy it: Amazon 

10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band

Few things can disturb your slumber—and that of the ones you love—like loudly sawing logs. Philips’s Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when they’re sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. “This device works exactly as advertised,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I’d say it’s perfect.”

Buy it: Amazon

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Make Breakfast for the Family in a Flash With the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker


The number of ways you can eat eggs is limited only by your cooking ability and imagination. Now, thanks to the foolproof Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, even that doesn't have to hold you back, because you'll be able to prepare your eggs exactly how you like them in just minutes—no flipping, stirring, or frying required.

Weighing roughly 1 pound and measuring 7.5 inches across, this egg cooker is the perfect size for a shelf or countertop. Its design accommodates a variety of egg preparations, so if you like your eggs boiled, you can fit up to six of them on the tray at once and cook them until they're soft-boiled, hard-boiled, or somewhere in between. The cooker also features trays for poaching eggs and making omelettes.

Rapid Egg Cooker.

The device comes with a measuring cup showing how much water you need to cook each style of egg, and it buzzes and shuts off automatically when they're done. That way, you can make your perfect breakfast even before you've had your first cup of coffee.

The gadget is super popular with breakfast-lovers. It has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, and the online retailer lists it as one the most-loved items on the site. You can purchase it on Amazon today for $20.

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