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- Products don’t have to be expensive to be incredibly useful.
- Below, we rounded up some of our favorite cool products under $10.
- Note: Because prices fluctuate frequently on Amazon, some items may occasionally cost over $10.
Quality, useful products don’t have to be expensive. We gathered the most useful and budget-friendly products the Insider Reviews team uses daily, all of which cost under $10.
For $10 or less, you can be more efficient in the kitchen, keep your bathroom clean and hygienic, stay organized on the go, and more.
Note: Because prices fluctuate frequently on Amazon, some items may occasionally cost over $10.
31 game-changing products under $10 that we can’t stop recommending:
French micellar water
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Solution, $4.99, available at Amazon
I originally came across Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 Micellar Water when I was living in Paris. It’s one of the cult-favorite French Pharmacy products that tourists line suitcases with before heading to the airport. It’s a gentle but effective micellar water that acts a cleanser, moisturizer, and makeup remover that works effectively without irritating or stripping the skin, leaving your skin’s natural barrier intact for better long-term skin health.
Plus, you don’t technically have to wash it off after — making it perfect for when you’re in a rush. This is a tiny size for $6, but it’s more convenient for travel. —Mara Leighton, Insider Reviews senior reporter
A durable soap-dispensing brush for dishes
OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Dish Scrub, $11.99, available at Amazon
I’m sure some might argue that they aren’t the most hygienic, but a soap dispensing dish scrubber has been my favorite tool for washing dishes by hand since I first moved out on my own 20 years ago, and the OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Dish Scrub is the best I’ve used. It’s ergonomic, the soap doesn’t escape when you don’t want it to, and it’s durable (I’ve used the same one (replacing the scrubber heads of course) for almost four years). —James Brains, Insider Reviews reporter
I love this little dishwashing brush because it reduces the clutter around my kitchen sink, and it helps me keep the brush soapy during long washes without the need for a separate container of dish soap. My mom used it last time she visited NYC, fell in love, and now she uses one, too! —Zachary Hendrickson, Insider Intelligence research associate
Rubber ties for organizing the messiest cords
Nite Ize GT3-4PK-01 Gear Reusable Rubber Twist Tie, $8.43, available at Amazon
Cable management is one of my passions and I adore the Nite Ize rubber ties. While the plastic twist ties that come with all electronics are a solid alternative for decluttering, I prefer the heft of these. They’re great to travel with and look a lot more presentable. For under $5, these are a must-try. —Tercius Bufete, former Insider Reviews editor
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch (24-patches), $5.60, available at Amazon
As someone who has a hard time not poking and picking at blemishes, I love these stickers because they help my zits disappear way faster than if left alone, and they help me actually leave them alone by protecting them from the elements and, mostly importantly, me. It is deeply satisfying to see the gunk that the stickers pull out of a pimple, especially if you wear them overnight and see the visible difference in the morning. —Starr Chen, Insider senior software engineer
A classic Lazy Susan
Copco Non-Skid Lazy Susan Turntable, available on Amazon, $8.09
I got this $9 Lazy Susan for my refrigerator to keep the condiments shelf organized. It’s easy to clean and can handle a bunch of heavy glass jars, but most importantly, it makes it easy to reach items that would normally be stuck at the back of the fridge. — Sally Kaplan, Insider Reviews executive editor
An adorable, odor-preventing onion holder
Hutzler Onion Saver, $7.60 available at Amazon
You probably don’t think you need an onion holder, but at just $5, this is a game-changer for your fridge. This cute little onion-shaped gadget keeps your cut onions fresh for longer and keeps any smells contained. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe so it’s a breeze to clean. —Remi Rosmarin, former Insider Reviews reporter
A precise garlic chopper
Vibe by Chef’n Garlic Chopper, $7.99, available at Target
I always found that mincing garlic was a particularly monotonous and meticulous cooking task. To avoid it, I had to buy pre-minced garlic or frozen garlic cubes, neither of which taste as good as fresh garlic.
When my roommate introduced me to this rolling garlic mincer, it changed everything. I just had to peel the garlic, pop it into the chamber, and roll it on my counter. No more mess, no more monotony, no more smelly hands! Highly recommend this product. —Rachel Furst, Insider senior product manager
Clips that keep all your charging cords organized
Shintop Cable Clips (6-Pack), $5.59, available at Amazon
These little cable clips are great for two reasons: one is that they keep my phone, tablet, and other random chargers organized on my nightstand, and the other is that they keep my cords out of the way when my robot vacuum runs its course every morning. And it might just be my own clumsiness, but now I no longer smack my head on my nightstand bending down to find my charger anymore. —Sally Kaplan, Insider Reviews editor
Attachments to deep clean your bathroom with a drill
Holikme 8 Piece Drill Brush Attachment Set, $11.95 available on Amazon
Like most adults, I love a nice, clean bathroom, but the scrubbing required to rid the tub of week’s worth of grime isn’t something I look forward to. That’s why I like this dumb/amazing drill brush attachment. It works in tandem with a drill to blast away any buildup and saves me hours of effort during the weekends. —Tercius Bufete, former Insider Reviews editor
A citrus press that doesn’t let any juice go to waste
Cucisina Handheld Citrus Press, $8.99, available at Amazon
If your cooking calls for a lot of juiced lemons or limes, or you just make a lot of guacamole, you need this $10 tool in your life. It’s a serious game changer. Lemon seeds falling into your food will be a thing of the past. —Ellen Hoffman, Service Journalism editor-in-chief
Putty to keep knickknacks and other breakables from becoming your pet’s playthings
Quakehold! Museum Putty, $3.97, available at Amazon
I learned about this earthquake putty from our list of essential new cat supplies, and it’s genius. I used it to adhere some of my breakables to shelves and tables before bringing my new kitten home. He’s 9 months old now, and so far nothing has ended up in pieces on the floor. —Ellen Hoffman, Insider Reviews editor-in-chief
Super long charging cables
Apple iPhone Charger Cables, $9.99, available at Amazon
My phone is old, and it’s been known to die early and often. Like many things in life, that major inconvenience has mostly been solved by a relatively cheap purchase that took me way too long to make. These super long charging cords can reach me anywhere I am, so there’s no reason to prematurely unplug my phone for a short-lived convenience I’ll soon regret. —Mara Leighton, Insider Reviews senior reporter
A caffeine serum that helps with dark undereye circles
The Ordinary Caffeine 5% + ECGC Depuffing Eye Serum, $7.50 available at Sephora
This product from The Ordinary is one of my favorite skincare products for everyday use. I use a drop under each eye every morning and I’ve found it cuts down on that “just woke up” kind of eye puffiness —plus, over time, it’s helped with getting rid of dark undereye circles. As someone with a really uneven skin type, I like that this serum is great for normal, combination, dry, and oily skin. —Angela Tricarico, Insider Reviews streaming editorial fellow
An adhesive phone sleeve to carry cash and essential cards
oPesea Phone Card Holder (5-Pack), $6.99, available at Amazon
I never leave the house without my phone, but I often forget to bring my wallet out with me. If you’re in this camp, you could benefit from these adhesive card holders that stick to the back of your phone.
They’re not particularly durable, so don’t stuff five cards inside or they eventually will rip, but for three cards and a bill or two they do the trick and you really can’t beat the convenience or price. —Remi Rosmarin, former Insider Reviews reporter
A simple bib apron
MHF Aprons Bib Apron, $5.45, available at Amazon
If you value your clothes, one of the most important kitchen tools is an apron. Yes, you can get one that has a fun design on it, but Bib’s Apron keeps things simple. For $5, you’re getting a full-sized apron with two pockets, which can hold (non-sharp) tools, your phone, or a dishtowel. Whether you’re making a sauce, cutting up meat, or working with super-ripe fruits or vegetables, a good apron is an investment that will pay off the second something splatters. —Brandt Ranj, former Insider Reviews associate editor
A garlicky sriracha upgrade for your hot sauce collection
Fix Sriracha Hot Sauce, $10.76, available at Amazon
We all remember the sriracha boom, yes? There was even an entire documentary about it. Well, I’m daring to say that Fix’s version is better. It’s more garlicky and nuanced, and still delivers the heat we all know and love. — Maiya Pascouche, Insider Reviews Associate Story Producer
Congestion-clearing essential oil
NOW Eucalyptus Essential Oil, $9.99, available at Thrive Market
I often find myself really congested, especially in the colder months. While I have plenty of over-the-counter medicine and products meant to help these issues, one of the best remedies I’ve found for colds and congestion is eucalyptus oil. All you have to do is shake out some drops while taking a hot shower to feel its soothing properties. It clears my congestion, plus the smells make me feel like I’m at a spa, which I think anyone will enjoy — cold or not. —Remi Rosmarin, former Insider Reviews reporter
A mini silicone spatula
GIR Premium Silicone Spatula, from $7.95, available at The Grommet
The humble spatula: a versatile kitchen tool that’s used often but usually poorly designed. GIR actually gets it right by making it a single, strong piece of super heat-resistant silicone. There are no corners and edges for food to get stuck in, and it’s flexible, but not too floppy. The mini size is perfect for bakers and cooks who need to get into small jars of sauce and icing. —Connie Chen, former Insider Reviews senior reporter
Seconding this. I’ve owned this spatula for years, and it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools — regardless of price. —Mara Leighton, former Insider Reviews senior reporter
A knife sharpener that even beginners will feel comfortable with
Accusharp Knife Sharpener, $10.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond
The Accusharp holds the novelist of novices’ hand for an almost fool-proof journey to make your knives’ blades great again. The tutorial is simple, and about 10 quick swipes between chores tend to keep me filleting, which can be pretty hard on a knife. I keep one in my car, on my skiff, and of course, in the kitchen. —Owen Burke, Insider Reviews senior reporter
A stylish, reusable nylon bag
Baby Baggu, $10, available at Baggu
I carry one of Baggu’s signature ripstop nylon totes with me at all times. It’s very light and folds down to a compact square, yet roomy and durable enough to carry up to 50 pounds of stuff, whether that’s groceries, clothes, or anything else you need to transport during your day. —Connie Chen, former Insider Reviews senior reporter
Stainless steel barbecue skewers
Norpro Stainless Steel 14-Inch Skewers (6-Pack), $12.50, available at Walmart
These skewers make it incredibly easy to evenly grill meat, whether it’s on a grill or in an oven. They even help with serving, since you and your guests can each take one or two instead of sitting at the table debating how much food it’s polite to take.
You can buy a hundred bamboo skewers for the same price as this 6-pack of metal ones, but these are more environmentally friendly, which is why they’re a better choice. —Brandt Ranj, former Insider Reviews associate editor
Hot honey you’ll want to put on everything
Mike’s Hot Honey, $9.99, available at Target
This stuff adds a sweet and spicy kick to all of my favorite foods. I love drizzling it on pizza and fried chicken. The bottle’s label has tons of other suggestions for foods to pair with it. —Ellen Hoffman, Insider Reviews editor-in-chief
Connie Chen is a former senior reporter on the Insider Reviews team, where she led coverage of home textiles, home entertaining, and food and drink. While at Insider, she specialized in all the things that enhance life at home, from the most comfortable bed sheets and fluffy pillows to cool online wine clubs and bartender-approved cocktail shakers. She combined rigorous testing methods, conversations with professionals, and active knowledge of the home and kitchen space to help readers get the most out of their money. When she’s not changing duvet covers or washing towels twice a day for articles, she loves talking about and trying the newest snacks, drinks, and food gifts. You can see more of her testing process and other behind-the-scenes of being a product journalist on her Instagram @connayreviews. Connie joined Insider Reviews as an early member in 2017 and has also reported on products and services in the style, tech, fitness, travel, and e-learning spaces, with a particular interest and expertise in emerging startups. She has represented the team at CES and moderated panels on media business and the future of retail. Connie graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in media studies and business administration, which help inform her perspective on and coverage of industry trends, as well as the competitive e-commerce landscape at large. Read some of her work: The 4 best cocktail shakers in 2021 The 7 best women’s bathrobes in 2021 The 5 best wine openers and corkscrews we tested in 2021 The 5 best bed sheets we tested in 2021 The 5 best cordless vacuums we tested in 2021 12 direct-to-consumer kitchen startups that are changing the way we shop for cookware and knives 8 tableware startups changing the way we shop for dishes Even chefs experience cooking burnout — here’s how they get re-inspired in the kitchen How businesses create successful virtual experiences 50 cookbooks from famous restaurants across the US that will help you recreate their best dishes at home Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we test kitchen products.
Home and Kitchen fellow
Anna is the Home and Kitchen fellow on the Insider Reviews team. She recently graduated from Seattle University where she studied journalism and French. Previously, Anna edited and wrote for her university’s newspaper and has been published in the Seattle Times. Anna also has experience writing about sewing machines and party decorations. When she’s not working, you can find Anna curating her next home decor project or planning themed gatherings with her friends. Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we research and review home products.
Senior Education and Personal Development Reporter, Insider Reviews
Mara Leighton is the senior education and personal development reporter for Insider Reviews. In the spring of 2020, Mara spearheaded Insider Reviews’ new education beat. She’s reported on Yale’s most popular course on happiness as well as essential workforce recovery programs, free instructional courses for non-ICU workers on operating mechanical ventilators, and a Johns Hopkins’ contact tracing course designed to fill thousands of remote jobs. She’s interviewed Google executives, presidential policy committee members, best-selling authors, leading researchers and professors, and NBC’s Chuck Todd in her education coverage. She’s most interested in personal development, skill-building, industry shifts, and increased accessibility for learners of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Previously, Mara covered e-commerce for Business Insider from 2017-2020. She’s written thousands of reviews and explainers, profiled emerging and established D2C companies, blogged through major retail events, and forecasted and analyzed industry trends. She also produced the vertical’s weekly newsletter. Say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet her @maraleighton. Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we review educational and personal development products.