It's easy to pass off as-seen-on-TV products off as innovations that sound too good to be true. However, many of these gadgets live up to the hype and provide actual value to the lives of consumers who give them a try. We rounded up 10 of the best infomercial-worthy products for your perusal.
Best Overall: NutriBullet High-Speed Blender System
With more than 6,000 five-star reviews and availability at most major retailers, it's easy to forget that the NutriBullet high-speed blender started as an as-seen-on-TV special. This powerful and versatile appliance extracts nutrients for smoother blending and juicing that lets you reap the benefits of more nutrients. You can juice, blend, chop, make sauces, and more with this space-efficient blender system.
Best Value: TubShroom Drain Protector
You can avoid clogged drains and costly plumbing and septic maintenance for less than $20 with the TubShroom. This innovative drain protector fits inside the drain, where it collects hair. Removing it is as simple as wiping the hair away — no chemicals or clogs. It saves on caustic drain cleaners and plumbing bills — something that more than 13,000 five-star reviewers agree upon.
Best for Cooks and Bakers: Ove Glove
Heat bleeding through oven mitts is a worry of the past. More than 850 five-star reviews hail the protective power of the Ove Glove, cool five-finger glove that protects cooks and bakers from scorching heat up to 540 degrees Fahrenheit. These protective gloves are crafted by the same material firefighters use to resist flames and heat.
Best Sanitizing Floors: Shark Steam Mop
If using fewer chemicals to clean and sanitize your floors interests you, consider the Shark Steam Mop, which lets you remove grime, grease, and germs with the power of steam. On-demand steam is ready to rock within 30 seconds. The 12.68-ounce water tank and 18-foot cord let you effortlessly clean large spaces without having to stop to refill the tank or switch outlets.
Best for Pet Owners: True Touch Grooming Glove
No more hairballs and tumbleweeds of shed fur rolling around. The True Touch grooming glove features more than 180 silicone grooming tips that loosen and remove hair and debris from pet fur. The five-finger glove contours to pets' bodies, allowing you to give your companion a soothing massage while deshedding and grooming them. It works on all types of fur.
Best for High-flying Fun: Rocket Copters
No fireworks? No problem. Rocket Copters are as easy to use as a slingshot. The action launches the LED helicopter into the air up to 120 feet. The spinning light show is particularly striking when it lights up the night sky. It can be seen within a half-mile radius. Rated for ages eight and older, this fun as-seen-on-TV gadget has more than 700 five-star reviews.
Best for People with Mobility Limitations: Sock Slider
If bending to put socks on is too difficult, consider the Sock Slider, a two-piece innovation designed to help anyone with mobility issues or injuries regain their freedom. Easily and comfortably take socks off or put them on. It works with all types of socks and can double as a shoehorn. It's light enough to pack for travel and sturdy enough to use daily.
Best for Styling Hair: InStyler Max 2-Way Rotating Styler
Straighten, curl, volumize — the InStyler Max can do it all. The rotating, rounded barrel features a tourmaline ceramic surface that heats evenly to produce results without crushing strands. The ionic bristles minimize frizz and maximize shine for professional-looking results on all hair types and lengths.
Best for Tackling Tough Stains: OxiClean Stain Remover
Word about the stain-fighting power of OxiClean spread like wildfire after infomercials aired and the product quickly became a household favorite. This color-safe, chlorine-free stain remover works with your detergent to blast away stains and odors. For serious stains, mix OxiClean and water to soak garments for three to six hours before laundering as usual.
Best for Organizing the Pantry: Spicy Shelf Deluxe Expandable Spice Rack
If your pantry is a jumbled mess, the Spicy Shelf Deluxe promises to wrangle everything from spices to supplements to crafts into an organized state. This versatile organizer includes two shelves that can be stacked or used separately. It holds up to 40 pounds and can be used in the pantry or anywhere you need extra organization.