Amazon's Hidden Customer-Loved Home and Kitchen Section Is Loaded with Under-$50 Finds
At times, online shopping can feel like sorting through clutter. With so much to choose from—and prices fluctuating every day—it's often hard to piece together what's worth spending money on and what's worth saving for a later date. Sometimes it's just easier to allow someone else to make shopping decisions for you. Luckily, Amazon regularly updates its customers' most-loved lists—everything from home decor to gift ideas—allowing shoppers to browse what four-star (and above) items customers are adding to their carts.
So if it's kitchen and other home items you're after, take a gander at Amazon's collection of most-loved home and kitchen finds, which features a mix of kitchen appliances, gadgets, bedding, storage organization solutions, and wine paraphernalia. To cut through the muck even more, we've rounded up some of the most enticing options that look much more expensive than they actually are.
Below, you'll find a selection of Amazon customer favorites that will spruce up the bedroom and make that morning cup of coffee a breeze—all for under $50.
Bodum Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter
This manual pour-over coffee maker preps coffee in minutes, complete with a stainless steel mesh filter that enhances the flavor of the grounds. Simply pour grounds and water into the filter, let soak, then add the remaining water and allow the rest to drip.
"This literally sparked a coffee renaissance," one shopper says. "No frills, just a beautiful carafe with a very fine mesh filter for good old fashioned drip coffee. I heat up my kettle and have delicious coffee in three minutes."
To buy: $20 (originally $28); amazon.com
BambooWorx Japanese Tea Set
Make a mug of matcha at home with this cute tea set, replete with a handcrafted pronged whisk (the key to frothy matcha), a measuring scoop, and a spoon to stir everything in once it's settled. The entire set is constructed from bamboo, making it sturdy and durable.
"The whisk was exactly what was missing from dissolving matcha entirely and brought an excellent froth for a great latte," one five-star reviewer writes. "The scoop really reminded me of Japan and gathered the proper amount of matcha. Just right for my morning matcha latte!"
To buy: $15 (originally $25); amazon.com
Touch Control Table Lamp
To turn this industrial-inspired table lamp on, just tap the metal base to your preferred setting: low, medium, or high. It's been outfitted with two USB charging ports, which are convenient for plugping in phones and tablets, and the outlets will work even if the lamp is turned off.
"The three light settings and the charging port make this light so worth the purchase," one reviewer wrote. "The lightbulb is super strong and made my whole room bright!"
To buy: $40; amazon.com
K BASIX Rolling Pin
This rolling pin is made from durable, moisture-resistant hardwood—a coupling that promises to last a lifetime. The ergonomic design lends itself well for ease of use and is comfortable to grip, ensuring smooth back-and-forth movements.
"This pin is a great size and rolls smoothly," one five-star reviewer writes. "Not only is the design great, but it's made out of solid wood. I love how it feels and is easy to clean when I'm done."
To buy: $15 (originally $34); amazon.com
Annadaif Ultra Soft Duvet Cover Queen Size Bed
This duvet cover—sewed out of soft fabric—won't pill, thanks to three layers of super-micro fiber. The bottom has been designed without a zipper, opting instead for bow ties that provide a bit of flair. It can be found in a number of bed sizes and colors, including khaki, dark gray, and white.
"This is the softest piece of bedding we have ever had—and I've bought expensive sheets," one five-star reviewer says. "I'll be ordering a second so I can rotate washes."
To buy: $35 (originally $47); amazon.com
HiCoup Hand-Blown Wine Decanter
This hand-blown, swan-shaped, 100% lead-free wine decanter allows both red and white wines to aerate, helping to improve the flavor and prevent a mouthful of sediment. Made out of crystal, the decanter has been designed for drip-free pouring and is even dishwasher safe.
"A stylish and functional decanter," one five-star reviewer says. "It adds to the flavor of the wine and is a great piece to have on the table for dinners or just sipping wine."
To buy: $38 (originally $55); amazon.com
MIULEE Set of 2 Throw Pillow Covers
These vintage-inspired farmhouse pillow covers, which have over 9,000 five-star reviews, are a great accent for any couch or armchair. The linen-lookalike covers are dyed in a number of colors—from turquoise to cranberry red—and are outfitted with three buttons on the front.
"These look expensive and add a really nice touch to my navy blue sofa," one shopper says. "The size is perfect and they are well made."
To buy: $17; amazon.com
Sorbus Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display
Toss makeup, cosmetics and accessories into this functional storage case, complete with four large drawers, two small drawers, and 16 slots. The storage bin, which has earned over 12,000 five-star ratings, is made out of clear acrylic—so you can always see what's inside—and comes in a number of colors, including teal and pink.
"I was shopping around for a box to keep my makeup and was surprised by how expensive the acrylic boxes are," one shopper writes. "I ended up picking this one and I'm so glad I did. I love that it's clear so I can see where everything is."
To buy: $33; amazon.com
Spiegelau Style European-Made Crystal Red Wine Glasses
These high-stemmed wine glasses have been designed with a narrow rim and wide bowl to enhance the aroma of red wines. Pull them out to entertain or reach for one to sip a favorite vintage. When you're done, just toss them in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
"Love these super fancy glasses," one reviewer writes. "A joy to drink with!"
To buy: $33 (originally $40); amazon.com
Barista Warrior Stainless Steel Pour-Over Coffee & Tea Kettle
Channel your neighborhood barista with this copper pour-over kettle. The gooseneck kettle allows for even, thin pouring—so the grinds won't burn—and is equipped with an auto temperature gauge so you know exactly when the water's hot enough for that perfect cup of coffee.
"I've used several gooseneck kettles and this spout is by far the best," a reviewer writes. "The superb control over the rate of flow delivers consistently better coffee."
To buy: $50; amazon.com
Exclusivo Mezcla Large Flannel Fleece Throw Blanket
Curl up in this super soft flannel blanket or keep it arranged at the foot of the bed for a pop of color. It feels almost like velvet on both sides and is plenty large—all the better to stay wrapped in throughout winter. Choose from an array of colors like forest green, pink, and teal.
"Very soft!" one reviewer shares. "I have it draped over my recliner and my cat loves it. Just a great little throw for the price."
To buy: $17; amazon.com
HollyHOME Tray Metal End Table
This modern metal end table is the kind of piece that can stand out or blend into the background, depending on what color you select (think brick red and misty pink). It can function as a side table or even a coffee table to hold drinks and vases, and it can even be placed outdoors since it's waterproof.
"I got this darling table as an accent to my patio seating area, but my husband took it over to sit by his outdoor lounge chair," one reviewer shares. "I love the look of this tray table and it was a cinch to assemble, so I bought a second one."
To buy: $40; amazon.com
IMUSA Electric Nonstick Rice Cooker
Whip up a pot of rice or steam vegetables—without claiming space on the stove—with this cute nonstick rice cooker. The cooker is large enough to make 6 cups of cooked rice and comes with a warmer function that keeps rice hot long after it's finished cooking.
"Compact but makes excellent grains," one reviewer says. "I use it for so many different grains—it's a life changer."
To buy: $19; amazon.com
Two-Slice Toaster Retro Stainless Steel Toaster
This compact, Smeg-lookalike toaster is outfitted with six toasting settings to fit everyone's preferences. Plus, the extra-wide toasting slots are large enough to fit thick slices of bread and bagels. Once the toasting is done, just pull out the removable tray and dump any runaway crumbs.
"I purchased a very expensive four-slice toaster earlier this year and we decided it was too cumbersome," one reviewer shares. "I found this toaster and it performs wonderfully. It does everything a good toaster should do, without the weight and space requirements."
To buy: $40; amazon.com
Simple Modern Insulated Water Bottle with Straw Lid
Keep drinks cold for hours with this double-walled, heavily insulated water bottle that's nabbed over 23,000 five-star ratings. The bottle is designed with a leak-proof straw lid and comes in a number of colors like twilight and blush.
"Buy this instead of pricier bottles," one reviewer says. "I love that the water is so cold for so long, and I can put it on any surface with confidence that it won't condense onto it."
To buy: $20; amazon.com
Simple Modern Provision Insulated Food Jar
These colorful, leak-proof food jars are double-walled and vacuum insulated, keeping food hot or cold for longer. Take the portable jars on the go, filled with everything from soup and chili to ice cream and baby food.
"Great for school lunches," one reviewer writes. "I have put macaroni and cheese in there and my son said it was still hot at 12:30."
To buy: $16; amazon.com
nuLOOM Vasiliki Moroccan Shag Area Rug With Tassels
Brighten up any room with this luxuriously soft and fluffy shag rug. Small braided tassels are attached to two sides, finished off with a neutral black-and-white geometric pattern in the center.
"This rug is excellent for anyone who's wanting a boho or natural type rug," one five-star reviewer says. "Looks far more expensive than it was. I absolutely love it!"
To buy: $36 (originally $40); amazon.com
Towel Bazaar Luxury Hotel and Spa Quality Turkish Cotton Towel Set
Fully outfit a bathroom with this 8-piece set of towels that includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and four washcloths. The highly absorbent, eco-friendly towels are guaranteed to get softer and fluffier with each wash. Select from plenty of colors like coral, plum, and moss green.
"After agonizing over many expensive towels, I took a chance on these," one reviewer shares. "I figured that I wouldn't be out much money if they didn't work out, but they are great. They're very thick, non-linting, and absorbent."
To buy: $40 (originally $43); amazon.com