11 Random but Useful Products PureWow Staffers Bought in February

As we near the 1 year mark of the pandemic, our daily lives have slipped into a rather monotonous lull. Can you blame us for using online shopping as a form of entertainment? Every time we click "Buy" we get excited because we know we can look forward to a package delivery. Apparently our employees are doing the same because they discovered a ton of awesome products over the past month. Here are the random but useful products PureWow employees loved back in February - from smart air purifiers to garlic cutters.
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1. Bissell multi-purpose carpet and upholstery cleaner
After this portable cleaning device worked its magic in a car interior at TikTok, audience development strategist Ali Brown felt strongly about getting her own. "I can't wait to remove stains that I didn't even know were there," she says. The Bissell Little Green combines a powerful stain cleaning formula and suction to remove dirt, dust and stains from carpets, upholstery and car seats, leaving the fabric looking brand new.
$ 110 on Amazon
2. Hulken Collapsible Grocery Tote Bag
Tired of your shopping bags breaking on the way to your car? A collapsible Hulken bag solves that problem, according to Alyssa Marino, Senior Director of Specialty Products. It's durable enough to carry up to 30kg and has handy wheels on the bottom that make it much easier to lug your newest destination transport into the house. "I can't imagine my life without this bag right now. I use it to transport everything from groceries to laundry," writes one reviewer. No wonder it is currently reordered until mid-March.
Buy it ($ 68)
3. Oxo Good Grips Garlic Cutter
“That little fool is going to save you so much time and energy. Oh and it's easy to clean, ”says senior producer Matt Bogart of this clever kitchen tool. Slicing garlic and ginger thinly becomes child's play. The integrated food chamber and the non-slip handle protect you from accidental cuts.
$ 10 on Amazon
4. Aeris Cleantec Aair Lite Hepa air purifier
This is the fanciest (and most effective) air purifier I've ever used. That means I don't have to worry about finding a place to hide it in my apartment. It connects to an app on my phone so I can see the current AQI (AQI = Air Quality Index) rating of my room. While the device is in smart mode, it automatically adjusts the fan speed to the AQI recorded at that time. I tend to keep it in smart mode and it stays practically silent unless I'm burning a candle or incense. When this happens, things will run up to filter out the smoke. The best? It has been shown to remove 99.95 percent of viruses (including COVID-19), bacteria, and mold from the air in rooms up to 350 square feet.
Buy it ($ 500)
5. Musmu 5-in-1 Drain Clog Remover
Deputy Editor Chelsea Candelario says her shower drain is clogged with her thick, curly hair on the reg. “This blockage cleansing tool is a miracle worker. The results aren't pretty, but it really does the job so I don't have to call a plumber, ”she explains. This set includes five different snakes in different sizes to make sure you find one that is right for your sink or shower. According to reviewers, they are great for cleaning drains in everything from kitchen sinks to outdoor showers.
$ 11 on Amazon
6. Ezpz Happy Mat silicone suction plate
If you're having trouble with toddler mealtimes, senior editor Alexia Dellner recommends investing in one of these Ezpz Happy Mats. She says that they catch most of the mess while feeding her son, and she likes that it has multiple compartments that can be used to serve separate food groups. It also sucks on the table, which means your child cannot lift it and drop everything on the floor when they are at this stage. Oh, and the Happy Mat is microwave and dishwasher safe for easy food preparation and cleaning.
$ 25 on Amazon
7. Sony WH1000XM3 noise canceling headphones
Whether you're trying to drown out your partner's noisy meeting in the next room or your pup who won't stop whining while you exercise, Audience Development Director Sally Herrod says these noise-canceling headphones are a godsend. They also have 30 hours of battery life per charge, which means you can wear them for a few business days in a row before you need to plug them in.
$ 348 on Amazon
8. Wavy swelling pillow
Fashion director Dena Silver says she has spent the past few years looking for a pillow that combines the weight of a Tempur-Pedic with the softness of an alternative down fill. Then she found this one from Wavy that feels just right. It's also made from a breathable foam that regulates temperature (so you don't wake up sweaty), she adds. Psst, Wavys pillows are also machine washable.
Buy it ($ 79)
9. Gordini Kids Lily Middle
What is special about these gloves? For one, they have a leash that wraps around their wrist and ensures they don't fall to the floor if your child decides to tear it off without warning. But they are not only intended for elementary school. Editor-in-chief Jillian Quint loaned her son's couple this winter because it actually fits. “I love that they have a little hand warmer pocket that I can use to keep my keys too,” she adds.
$ 35 on Amazon
10. Speks 2.5mm magnetic balls
Rachel Gulmi, editor-in-chief of branded content, says that after getting an Instagram ad for these magnetic balls a few times, she finally gave in and bought a set. "I've been very restless in video meetings lately and this little desk toy actually helped," she says. The idea is that instead of biting your nails or biting your pen when you're feeling stressed out, you can link and unlink these magnetic balls and create shapes to distract yourself.
Buy it ($ 28)
11. Reusable Nathan athlete face mask
Are you still looking for the perfect training mask? Editor-in-chief Catrina Yohay says this is the best she's tried so far. “I love that the strap goes around my head and neck instead of pulling on my ears, and it has an easily accessible flap for quick hydration. It also keeps my face warm in this cold weather, ”she explains.
$ 20 on Amazon
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