Top 5 Most Handy “As Seen on TV” Products

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The “As Seen on TV” infomercials give you the opportunity to get virtually everything you could possibly need, without ever leaving the comfort of your recliner. You might argue all day with your friends about which of these products are truly must-haves, but these top five are particularly handy for just about anyone.

5 Flex Seal

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If you’ve ever experienced a water leak in your home but didn’t want to spend big bucks for a plumber, the makers of Flex Seal feel your pain. This aerosol spray shoots out a thick rubbery liquid. As it dries, it seals up cracks and crevices—no more leaks! Use it on pipes, on gutters, around faucets or on any other place that drips. You can even paint over it so no one will notice your cheat method of fixing things.

4 Zquiet Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece

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You can go to bed as early as you want. But if your significant other keeps you up all night constant snoring, you won’t get any rest. The Zquiet is a mouthpiece that your loved one wear while you’re trying to sleep. The manufacturer claims that it pulls your lower jaw forward, opening up your airways and eliminating snoring upon the very first use. So you’ll no longer have to smother him with the pillow or roll him over on his side.

3 CaféCup Reusable K Cup

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Having a Keurig single-cup coffee maker isn’t a luxury anymore; it seems like nearly every household has one. But sadly, every time you brew yourself a cup, you wind up throwing out that individual pod. Those days are gone, thanks to this refillable and reusable K cup. You’ll no longer feel like you’re bulking up landfills with disposable K cups. As an added bonus, you can use any kind of coffee you want, not just whatever you can find already sealed up in those little pods.

2 Flip Jack

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Because using a spatula to flip a pancake can be quite the messy challenge, the folks of Orgreenic Kitchenware designed a special pan to solve this dilemma. This ceramic pan—covered with nonstick coating—prevents any and all sticking. But that’s not all. You won’t need a spatula or any special ninja skills to flip that pancake. The pan is hinged with another identical nonstick pan right on top. So all you have to do is close the lid and make a swift turn to flip the pancake onto the other side. All your pancakes will be perfectly shaped and evenly cooked. Good job chef!

1 Mr. Lid

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You probably have at least one cupboard in your kitchen that is chock-full of plastic containers and lids. Odds are, though, that not one of those containers has a properly fitting lid. Dump them all and get yourself a new Mr. Lid set. These durable plastic storage containers have the lid—wait for it—permanently attached! They all stack right on top of one another, taking up minimal space in your pantry. Long gone are those days of scouring through cupboards for a lid to fit that bowl, thanks to Mr. Lid.

Melodie Anne Coffman has been writing for various online and print publications since 1996, specializing in human and animal nutrition. After receiving her master's degree in food science and human nutrition, she opened up her own nutrition consulting business in the New England area.

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