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A mascara that’ll give you lashes so dramatic, no one will believe you when you tell them you bought it for less than $5 on Amazon.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 76.9K+

Promising review: “I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E Miller

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 76.9K+

Promising review: “I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E Miller

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

2.

Animal bag clips to make saying au revoir to the Doritos bag a heck of a lot cuter!


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 5.2K+

Promising review: “When you are in the market for chip clips why not buy adorable ones? These were a very reasonable price and I was squealing with delight when I opened them (because they are so cute). They’re sort of small, but for things like Milano cookies and plastic bags, they seem to work well.” —Danielle

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.99.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 5.2K+

Promising review: “When you are in the market for chip clips why not buy adorable ones? These were a very reasonable price and I was squealing with delight when I opened them (because they are so cute). They’re sort of small, but for things like Milano cookies and plastic bags, they seem to work well.” —Danielle

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $3.99.

3.

An artisanal French soap bar that looks, feels, and smells like a luxurious soap all for the price of one green paper with Abe Lincoln’s face on it.

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These luxury-like soap bars are infused with shea butter and free of parabens, ethyl alcohol, and sodium lauryl sulfate.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 6.1K+

Promising review: “I generally go through at least three bars of soap in month. This soap has lasted the entire month and I still have a good-sized portion left. It hasn’t broken into tiny pieces like my usual soap. It’s also smells great and adds moisture to my dry skin. I’ll be ordering more and trying the other fragrances. Great as a gift, too.” —Kuda

Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 32 varieties).

4.

Schick Silk touch-up tools you can use for painless, precise eyebrow shaping, cleaning up peach fuzz hairs on your face, and even use to clear away dead skin. These little guys go a long way.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 59.7K+

Promising review: “I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up.” —I & S. Stark

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 59.7K+

Promising review: “I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up.” —I & S. Stark

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

5.

Stainless-steel scrubbers to help ease the annoying task that is cleaning burnt pots, pans, grills, and broilers. Sorry not sorry, burnt-on pasta bits at the bottom of the pot — you’re not welcome to stay.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 7.6K+

Promising review: “I like to use a lot of cast-iron and stainless-steel pans. But you know what’s the worst? Burnt-on oil. I bought these on Amazon because they were both cheap and well-reviewed. I expected these to be tough on my hands. They weren’t. I expected them to fall apart pretty quickly. They didn’t. I expected to have to use a lot of scrubbing force. I don’t. What did they do? They removed the burnt-on oil on my stainless-steel pans and cast-iron pans with a refreshing ease. You apply a little pressure and move it around, and the grease disappears. These are cheap enough not to even give another thought to. Just put them in your cart and get them.” —DM

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.48.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 7.6K+

Promising review: “I like to use a lot of cast-iron and stainless-steel pans. But you know what’s the worst? Burnt-on oil. I bought these on Amazon because they were both cheap and well-reviewed. I expected these to be tough on my hands. They weren’t. I expected them to fall apart pretty quickly. They didn’t. I expected to have to use a lot of scrubbing force. I don’t. What did they do? They removed the burnt-on oil on my stainless-steel pans and cast-iron pans with a refreshing ease. You apply a little pressure and move it around, and the grease disappears. These are cheap enough not to even give another thought to. Just put them in your cart and get them.” —DM

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.48.

6.

A lip gloss trio for adding moisture to your lips, making them feel nice and smooth, and giving them a lovely shine.

a reviewer holding the three tubes of lip gloss


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The Rosehip Oil gloss helps to soften the appearance of fine lines on lips. The Mint Oil provides a nice cooling effect to your lips — especially great when they’re feeling dry and cracked. The Coconut Oil aims to hydrate your lips.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 6.9K+

Promising review: “I am always looking for a great gloss and this one fits the bill. The glosses are not sticky in any way, and they keep my lips moisturized even after a majority of the product has worn off throughout the day. I was surprised at how soft my lips were after using the first gloss. These have become my go-to when I need a little moisture for my lips during the day.” —K.W.

Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.72.

7.

A cat dancer toy so your furry friend can spend hours jumping, chasing, and well…dancing around as it plays. Not to mention, as a cat owner, you’re in for a real treat watching them play with this. Get ready to smile, laugh, and take some epic photos.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 12.6K+

Promising review: “I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It’s funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go wild. He plays with this until he’s panting like a dog and I’ve never seen him jump so high. I’m certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!” —Kwoo

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 12.6K+

Promising review: “I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It’s funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go wild. He plays with this until he’s panting like a dog and I’ve never seen him jump so high. I’m certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!” —Kwoo

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

8.

A sheet mask for those in need of an at-home spa day pronto. Between these stressful times and face masks, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself to just sit back and relax every so often.

a reviewer photo of the various sheet mask options


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To use one of these sheet masks, simply apply the mask to your clean and towel-dried face, keep it on for 20–30 minutes, and then take it off. Then, you can pat the excess essence into your face and neck until its fully absorbed! They also recommend storing your mask in the fridge for an extra cooling effect!

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 1.9K+

Promising review: “These face masks are so inexpensive and extremely moisturizing. I love that they smell good, are not irritating to my face, and leave my face feeling so smooth. There is even extra liquid in the package, so I can easily re-use my mask three times to get the most bang for my buck. These are a fun way to have a spa day at home. Highly recommend!” —Twinklebear21

Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in 12 options).

9.

A set of Velcro adhesive squares that, despite their tiny size, do a mighty job of supporting wall fixtures, temporarily holding together clothing emergencies, and more.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.2K+

Promising review: “This Velcro is convenient to use! It is already sticky on the back, it’s extremely strong in its hold, and is reasonably priced. I used this for my visual schedule for my little brother who is autistic and has trouble with transitioning. Because of this Velcro, that visual schedule will last for a long time.” —Carol

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $2.79.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.2K+

Promising review: “This Velcro is convenient to use! It is already sticky on the back, it’s extremely strong in its hold, and is reasonably priced. I used this for my visual schedule for my little brother who is autistic and has trouble with transitioning. Because of this Velcro, that visual schedule will last for a long time.” —Carol

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $2.79.

10.

A hilariously cozy pair of socks so you can keep your feet warm and ensure your loved ones know you want to enjoy your Grey’s Anatomy binge-watch in peace.

reviewer wearing the socks in gray and white — one says "please do not disturb" in black text and the other says "grey's anatomy is on" in black text with an illustration of a stethoscope


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.3K+

Promising review: “Perfect for my teen daughter and Grey’s Anatomy lover in quarantine. These are funny and clever with words on the soles, and seem to be well-made. We gave them as a birthday gift. She wears them to bed since the weather has turned colder.” —A. J. Hunter

Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

11.

A garbage disposal foaming cleaner that’ll tackle built-up grime and those nasty smells you gag at every time you’re near your kitchen sink. It’s truly so…disgusting.


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The biodegradable packet cleans/scrubs away at grime and odor that cause build-up and yucky smells on sidewalls, blades, under the splashguard, and other hidden areas. They come in pre-measured drop-in packets and are recommended to use about once a week!

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 10.6K+

Promising review: “It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don’t really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true.” —KS

Get it from Amazon for $4.10.

12.

A set of stainless-steel metal straws for sipping your favorite drinks while doing your part to protect our beautiful planet and its gorgeous wildlife from the dangers of plastic straws.


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These straws are made of food-grade stainless steel and are dishwasher-safe!

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 1.2K+

Promising review: “Love these! Easy-to-clean and they come with a cleaning brush. They have great durability and don’t break, nor do they change the flavor of your drink when you use them like some other re-usable straws do.” —Lilly Bea

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $3.99.


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These straws are made of food-grade stainless steel and are dishwasher-safe!

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 1.2K+

Promising review: “Love these! Easy-to-clean and they come with a cleaning brush. They have great durability and don’t break, nor do they change the flavor of your drink when you use them like some other re-usable straws do.” —Lilly Bea

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $3.99.

13.

Silicone face mask brushes to make applying your favorite masks super easy, and a lot less messy (re: not getting your hands all dirty). Plus, reviewers boast about how simple these babies are to clean.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 34.1K+

Promising review: “I love these! I was sick of having to scrape face mask gunk out from under my nails so these are a great alternative — plus I can use each for a different product if i’m using two at a time, and not risk cross-contamination. They are a little wide though, so they might not fit in all jars and some you might have to scoop the product out first onto another surface for that reason, or if like me, you use a volcanic clay mask, the product bends the silicone a bit if you try to scoop it from the jar since the clay is thick and the silicone is flimsy. BUT the good news is they won’t break from bending AND they are really easy to clean and wipe off!! Adore these and am definitely never going back to brushes that have fibers.” —DMora

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 34.1K+

Promising review: “I love these! I was sick of having to scrape face mask gunk out from under my nails so these are a great alternative — plus I can use each for a different product if i’m using two at a time, and not risk cross-contamination. They are a little wide though, so they might not fit in all jars and some you might have to scoop the product out first onto another surface for that reason, or if like me, you use a volcanic clay mask, the product bends the silicone a bit if you try to scoop it from the jar since the clay is thick and the silicone is flimsy. BUT the good news is they won’t break from bending AND they are really easy to clean and wipe off!! Adore these and am definitely never going back to brushes that have fibers.” —DMora

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

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An adorable cat spoon that’ll happily just chill and hang off your mug, so you always have a little buddy to hang with while enjoying your fave hot beverage.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 1.6K+

Promising review: “Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don’t get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I’m away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine.” —Brianna S

Get it from Amazon for $1.97.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 1.6K+

Promising review: “Love this little spoon! It fits perfectly on the edge of my coffee mug. Now, I no longer have to go searching for a spoon to stir my morning coffee! Since it sits on the edge of the cup my fingers don’t get sticky from a wet handle. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and makes me think of my own kitty while I’m away at work. This spoon has become an essential part of my morning routine.” —Brianna S

Get it from Amazon for $1.97.

15.

A sink strainer to prevent your kitchen sink from clogging with food. Plus, the little fish attached serves the double purpose of making it easy to pull the strainer off for cleaning AND looking adorable.

the red strainer with a little red and orange fish in this middle


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This is made of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, so it won’t rust!

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 2.3K+

Promising review: “Adorable, fits perfectly, and is very sturdy. Saved my hand from fishing out food and utensils from the garbage disposal! Note that it is not dishwasher-safe, so don’t make that mistake!” —Estee

Get it from Amazon for $3.99 (available in seven other options above $5).

16.

An ultra sensitive shaving gel that’ll make for a smoother shaving experience. Goodbye nicks, cuts, and razor bumps — you will NOT be missed.


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Since this gel was designed specifically with sensitive skin in mind, it’s free of common skin irritants like dyes and fragrances.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 12.4K+

Promising review: “No razor bumps! I have always had issues with razor bumps with my very sensitive skin. This shaving cream is the best! I like how the scent isn’t too strong and flowery too.” —lexi

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.74.


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Since this gel was designed specifically with sensitive skin in mind, it’s free of common skin irritants like dyes and fragrances.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 12.4K+

Promising review: “No razor bumps! I have always had issues with razor bumps with my very sensitive skin. This shaving cream is the best! I like how the scent isn’t too strong and flowery too.” —lexi

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.74.

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A tin of Royal Dansk Danish butter cookies for those times you’re just craving some buttery, sweet goodness. And then of course, you can save the tin and re-use it.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 11.1K+

Promising review: “I’ve always loved these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Danish cookies, which always seem to abound in workplaces throughout America around the holidays. Since I no longer work, I had to supply myself with these! They are the same as always. So good! Yes, they forced their way into my closed and resisting mouth! I tried another brand of Danish cookies and was terribly disappointed. I’m sorry, Royal Dansk, and I will remain true to you for the rest of my days!” —Sany123

Get them from Amazon for $3.38.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 11.1K+

Promising review: “I’ve always loved these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Danish cookies, which always seem to abound in workplaces throughout America around the holidays. Since I no longer work, I had to supply myself with these! They are the same as always. So good! Yes, they forced their way into my closed and resisting mouth! I tried another brand of Danish cookies and was terribly disappointed. I’m sorry, Royal Dansk, and I will remain true to you for the rest of my days!” —Sany123

Get them from Amazon for $3.38.

18.

A rust stain remover spray you can basically think of as fairy pixie dust in a bottle. I mean, just look at the photo below. Point proven. Case closed. Onto the next one.


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It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it’s non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.9K+

Promising review: “Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!” —Jessica B

Get it from Amazon for $4.98.


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It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it’s non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.9K+

Promising review: “Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!” —Jessica B

Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

19.

A false-eyelash applicator that’ll make the way-more-difficult-than-it-needs-to-be-task of applying falsies much quicker and easier than just using your fingers.

The applicator


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 5.7K+

Promising review: “Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can’t believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in one minute less with this tool.” —CITY Beauty

Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

20.

Divided food storage containers perfect for prepping at-home or on-the-go meals. These are especially great for those who hate when their foods touch.

a reviewer photo of a sandwich in the big compartment, and grapes and raisins in the smaller compartments


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 4K+

Promising review: “These are the best! Lightweight, dishwasher-safe, and leak-proof. Perfect size for lunches — your own or for the kids! When you buy in bulk and a kid loses one, or you forget it in the car overnight and don’t want to deal with the mess, you don’t feel horrible tossing it because the price is so good.” —Laura

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $2.75.

21.

A tongue cleaning brush and scraper to rid your tongue of the yucky stuff that lives on it from all the yummy food you eat and beverages you drink. Give your mouth the level of clean it wants and deserves.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.3K+

Promising review: “This is one of those tools that you don’t know you need until you actually use one. I’d never used a tongue scraper until my sister introduced me to them. Why would I need one when I use my toothbrush to scrape my tongue, right? Using this tool gets so much grime and grossness out of your mouth and tongue that you didn’t even know you had. Your mouth won’t feel clean until after you’ve used it, period.” —Katherine

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.


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Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 3.3K+

Promising review: “This is one of those tools that you don’t know you need until you actually use one. I’d never used a tongue scraper until my sister introduced me to them. Why would I need one when I use my toothbrush to scrape my tongue, right? Using this tool gets so much grime and grossness out of your mouth and tongue that you didn’t even know you had. Your mouth won’t feel clean until after you’ve used it, period.” —Katherine

Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

22.

Slow-cooker liners so you can line your slow cooker with one of these babies before putting in your ingredients to make cleanup super fast and simple.


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These liners are BPA-free, safe with high temps., and are FDA-compliant. These fit 3–8-quart round or oval slow cookers. They also work well for keeping your cheesecakes dry in a water bath.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 18.8K+

Promising review: “I just purchased a slow cooker, so I ordered these liners. Man, am I glad I did! I used one to cook a whole chicken and then filled it with water to make stock once we finished eating the chicken. The liner held up to making the stock, water to the near top of the cooker, for 15 hours. Once I dipped the stock and bones out of it, all I had to do was gather the liner together at the top and throw it away. The cooker was spotless!! I had also cooked the chicken for eight hours. So, the liner held up for 23 hours of cooking without ripping at all. I am very pleased and will use them every time I use my slow cooker.” —Linda Williams

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $2.98.


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These liners are BPA-free, safe with high temps., and are FDA-compliant. These fit 3–8-quart round or oval slow cookers. They also work well for keeping your cheesecakes dry in a water bath.

Number of 5-star reviews/ratings: 18.8K+

Promising review: “I just purchased a slow cooker, so I ordered these liners. Man, am I glad I did! I used one to cook a whole chicken and then filled it with water to make stock once we finished eating the chicken. The liner held up to making the stock, water to the near top of the cooker, for 15 hours. Once I dipped the stock and bones out of it, all I had to do was gather the liner together at the top and throw it away. The cooker was spotless!! I had also cooked the chicken for eight hours. So, the liner held up for 23 hours of cooking without ripping at all. I am very pleased and will use them every time I use my slow cooker.” —Linda Williams

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $2.98.

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