Head Into the Weekend With These Great Amazon Deals

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 11.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

APIE Premium Genuine Wood Corded In-ear Headphones Earbuds Heavy Bass Noise Cancelling Earphones with Microphone for $16.99 (list price $99.99)

Pandemic Board Game for $21.60 (list price $39.99)

Smartphone Flexible Tripod iKross Compact Tripod Stand Holder with Adapters For Cell Phone, iPhone / Digital Camera / GoPro Hero All Version for $14.99 (list price $59.99)

D-Link DCH-S150 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Motion Sensor for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

CardNinja Ultra-slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones, Black for $6.95 (list price $12.99)

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Black (HDTB310XK3AA) for $47.99 (list price $59.99)

SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive High Performance up to 150MB/s (SDCZ73-128G-G46) for $35.95 (list price $37.13)

Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with High-Speed Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and more for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

FoxPrint Princess Castle Play Tent with Glow in the Dark Stars, convinientlly folds in to a Carrying Case, your kids will enjoy this Foldable Pop Up pink play tent/house toy for Indoor & Outdoor Use for $21.99 (list price $36.85)

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset, Foldable, Soft Memory-Protein Earmuffs, w/ Built-in Mic and Wired Mode for PC/ Cell Phones/ TV for $33.99 (list price $79.99)

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK for $8.99 (list price $12.99)

KITCHEN

Professional Blender MengK 2000W Peak Horsepower High Speed Electric Total Nutrition Food Processors with 67oz BPA-Free Pitcher for Ice Fruits Vegetables Smoothies Soups Mayonnaise (1500W Rated power) for $168.98 (list price $365.99)

AccuWeight Digital Multifunction Food Meat Scale with LCD Display Perfect for Baking Kitchen Cooking, 11lb Capacity by 0.1oz, Tempered Glass surface, Black for $9.99 (list price $49.99)

[20 Pack] 3 Compartment Meal Prep Containers BPA Free Portion Control Bento Boxes (39 Oz.) for $17.09 (list price $39.99)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $22.94 (list price $99.99)

WILDJUE Manual Citrus Press Juicer Top Rated Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer - (Yellow) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Equinox Professional Chef's Knife - 8 inch Full Tang Blade - 100% German Steel with Protective Bolster for $10.49 (list price $49.99)

Fibevon Jar Opener-Bottle Lid Opener For Seniors Rheumatoid Arthritis,Easy Can Lid for $6.59 (list price $29.99)

Imarku 7-Inch Stainless-Steel Chopper-Cleaver-Butcher Knife for Home Kitchen or Restaurant for $23.99 (list price $129.99)

Secura GR-1503XL 1700W Electric Grill Griddle Reversible 2 in 1 Countertop BBQ grill w/ Glass Lid for Indoor Outdoor for $67.98 (list price $129.95)

Knife Sharpener and Scissors Sharpening System. Easy to use. Safe Handle. Stainless Steel Blades. For every Kitchen tool. 4 in 1 Diamond Coated & Fine Ceramic rod. Professional chef sharp in seconds! for $15.99 (list price $27.90)

Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - 5-Piece Set - Durable Plastic - BPA Free - Clear Plastic with Black Lids for $28.97 (list price $69.99)

Cotton Dinner Napkins White - 12 Pack (18 inches x18 inches) Soft and Comfortable - Durable Hotel Quality - Ideal for Events and Regular Home Use - by Utopia Bedding for $11.69 (list price $29.99)

GDEALER Digital Meat Thermometer Talking Instant Read Thermometer Cooking Thermometer BBQ Thermometer with Blue Backlit LCD Display Voice Function for Kitchen Grilling Food Milk Candy and Bath Water for $8.99 (list price $26.99)

Bosch CLPK420-181 18V 4-Tool Combo Kit, Blue for $285.00 (list price $549.00)

HOME

NTBAY 100% Cotton Cable Knit Throw Blanket Super Soft Warm Multi Color(51”x 67”, Grey) for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Pregnancy Pillow, Full Body Maternity Pillow with Contoured U-Shape by Bluestone, Back Support for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Whitmor Clip & Drip Hanger - 26 Clips, Blue & White for $12.00 (list price $34.00)

Greenco 3 Tier Over the Door Drying Rack for $8.99 (list price $14.00)

OPOLAR F611 5.2 Inch Frame Mini Table Desk USB Fan, 2 Speeds, Quiet, 360° up and down, 3.9 ft Cable, Powerful Desk Black Fan for Home and Office for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Estilo EST0105B-2 Stainless steel Toilet Brush & Holder, Bronze (Pack of 2),, for $11.82 (list price $16.99)

General World Map Black Background Wall Art Painting Pictures Print On Canvas Art The Picture For Home Modern Decoration for $52.99 (list price $139.99)

Serta Cuddler Electric Heated Wrap with Pockets, Cloud for $28.42 (list price $49.99)

Sweet Home Stores Cozy Shag Collection Solid Shag Rug Contemporary Living & Bedroom Soft Shaggy Area Rug, 3'3" L x 4'7" W, Grey for $27.56 (list price $44.99)

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel Turkish Cotton, Set of 4 (Driftwood) for $31.32 (list price $43.99)

URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser, 100ml Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Home- It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools, storage solutions for broom holders, garage storage systems broom organizer for garage shelving ideas for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (F1J03A) for Too low to display (list price $99.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $7.88 (list price $13.53)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $8.76 (list price $17.99)

KATEVO Professional Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 50pcs Glitter Adhesive Glue Sticks Ideal for Homes,Offices,School,Party Designers,DIY Air Craft Projects & Sealing and Quick Repairs(20-watt, Blue) for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Rubbermaid Regeneration Plastic Letter Tray 6 Pack (86028) for $12.79 (list price $15.99)

June Gold 330 Lead Refills, 0.7 mm HB #2, Medium Thickness, Break Resistant Lead with Convenient Dispensers for $5.97 (list price $9.99)

uni-ball Jetstream RT Ballpoint Pens, Bold Point (1.0mm), Black, 12 Count for $13.12 (list price $18.99)

Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $4.99 (list price $6.75)

GBC Thermal Laminating Film, Rolls, NAP I, 1 Inch Core, 1.5 Mil, 27 Inch x 500 Feet, 2 Pack (3126061) for $61.99 (list price $142.90)

HERCULES Series 770 lb. Capacity White Stack Chair with Lumbar Support and Silver Frame for $37.25 (list price $64.00)

Fellowes Laminator Callisto 125, 12.5 Inch Laminating Machine, with Laminating Pouches Kit (5729101) for $109.10 (list price $239.95)

Swingline Mini Fashion Stapler, 12 Sheets, Red (S7087873) for $3.99 (list price $6.54)

Mead Composition Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) for $8.99 (list price $20.30)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver for Beachy Waves for $19.90 (list price $27.99)

Scott Tube-Free Toilet Paper, 48 Count for $14.62 (list price $21.99)

Deep cleansing black face peel off mask for blackhead removal- Essy Beauty (120g) for $15.99 (list price $15.99)

Cascade Platinum ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent, Fresh Scent, 62 Count for $13.94 (list price $18.99)

Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder Natural for $24.79 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Kit for $35.99 (list price $44.99)

Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3) for $6.92 (list price $8.77)

CUH Cordless Power Scrubber with Rechargeable Battery for Bathroom Kitchen 6 Brushes 1 Scouring Pad for $35.99 (list price $99.99)

Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel To Reduce the Incidence of Razor Bumps, 7 Oz for $3.72 (list price $9.99)

Dawn 432944 Kitchen Brush for $5.75 (list price $12.17)

byAlegory Premium Beauty Organization Acrylic Lipstick Organizer & Beauty Container 24 Space Storage (Clear) for $12.96 (list price $29.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Hills and Rocks Outdoors Portable Camping Hammock - Double Outdoor Nylon Portable Hammock for Camping (Light Blue - Blue) for $21.99 (list price $79.99)

Extra Large Kneeling Pad Multifunctional Gardening Kneeler Bath Mat for Yoga Camping Sport. THICK WATER-RESISTANT for $12.99 (list price $14.99)

LANBOZITA Garden Tools, 7 Piece Gardening Tools Set Including Trowel, Transplanter, Cultivator, Pruner, Weeder, Weeding Fork and Canavas Tote for $25.99 (list price $58.99)

Expandable Garden Hose - 50 ft. Retractable, Lightweight & Flexible - 8 Pattern Function Watering Nozzle Gardening Spray Included - Enhanced Brass Fitting Connectors - Free Hanger & Storage Holder for $29.29 (list price $49.99)

Sports Festival CornHole Board Bean Bag Toss Game Set and Tic Tac Toe 2 Games In 1 for $69.99 (list price $85.99)

Best Sports Water Bottle - 32oz Large - Fast Flow, Flip Top Leak Proof Lid w/ One Click Open - Non-Toxic BPA Free & Eco-Friendly Tritan Co-Polyester Plastic (GRAY) for $21.95 (list price $37.95)

GAME 4721 SolarPRO Curve Solar Pool Heater for Intex & Bestway Above Ground and in Ground Pools (Includes Intex Adapters) for $134.99 (list price $159.99)

AIKELIDA Running Belt / Runners Belt / Sports Bag / Fitness Belt / Waist Bag for iPhone , Samsung Galaxy - for Men, Women during Workouts, Fitness, Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Running - Pink for $9.95 (list price $38.99)

Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, Silver/Teal, Small (US Version) for $114.98 (list price $129.95)

MIRA Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Leak-proof Double Walled Cola Shape Sports Water Bottle | No Sweating, Keeps Your Drink Cold 24 hours or Hot 12 hours | 25 Oz (750 ml) | Blue for $18.50 (list price $29.99)

Resistance Bands - Free Carry Case - Premium Quality - For Weights Exercise, Fitness Workout - Anti Snap, Heavy Resistant Tension Tube Band Set comes with Door Anchor Attachment and Legs Ankle Straps for $19.97 (list price $39.97)

Garden Tools Kit, Pathonor 12-Pieces Plant Care Tool All-in-One Home Improvement Tool Sets with Carrying Case Include Secateurs, Trowel Pruners, Pruning Saw, Rake for $49.31 (list price $75.53)

TOOLS

Litom 24 LED Solar Lights Outdoor, Super Bright Motion Sensor Lights Wide Angle with 6 LEDs Wireless Waterproof Security Lights for Wall, Driveway, Patio, Yard, Garden for $14.88 (list price $39.99)

TaoTronics UV Flashlight Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector for $7.99 (list price $16.99)

Enerlites HET01 7 Days Digital In-Wall Programmable Timer Switch with Blue Backlight, White  for $16.39 (list price $36.99)

TOTOBAY 30 LED Solar Power Flag Pole Lights, {Upgraded Version} Weatherproof Flagpole Downlight for Most 15 to 25 Ft Auto On/Off Night Lighting- Eco-friendly and Energy-saving for $27.59 (list price $69.99)

AMIR Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light, Stick-anywhere Closet Lights Stair Lights, Safe Lights for Hallway, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Kitchen (White - Pack of 6)" for $19.99 (list price $61.99)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

SoundTight – 2 High Quality Ear plugs for Musicians. Designed by Real Musicians. High Fidelity Earplugs Ear & Noise Protection Acoustic Filters that Reduce Volume for $24.99 (list price $35.99)

Fluke 323 True-RMS Clamp Meter for $95.40 (list price $129.99)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $29.99)

Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Toolbox for $51.34 (list price $89.99)

Apollo Tools DT9408 Household Tool Kit, 53-Piece for $23.15 (list price $25.39)

KEKU High Power LED Headlamp(5000 Lumens MAX) Rechargeable Waterproof HeadLamp Flashlight on the head headlamp with 3 Xm-l T6 4 Modes,Wall Charger and Car Charger for Outdoor Sports for $23.99 (list price $45.99)

The Best Deals You Can Still Get for Prime Day (Updated)

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Amazon
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Amazon

Shop Amazon's full Prime Day sale here. To see more of our favorite deals, check out our daily deals page.

Each July, Amazon celebrates its founding by throwing a massive sale, slashing prices to levels not seen since Black Friday. This year, Prime Day is actually two days—Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16. The sheer breadth of discounted goods can be overwhelming, so we're rounding up the best ones as we find them. Peruse our favorite sales below, and don't forget to check back in with us throughout Prime Day, because we'll be updating this post with flash deals as they appear.

Up to 35 Percent Off Kindle E-Readers

Kindle e-readers don't go on sale all that often, and Prime Day has some of the best deals we've seen this year. You can get a Kindle Paperwhite—which is waterproof for reading at the pool or in the bath tub—for just $85 (a $45 discount). The most basic Kindle is just $60, while the Oasis is $175 (down from $200 last month). Right now, you can get three free months of Kindle Unlimited and a $5 credit toward an e-book with all three models.

Shop: Amazon Kindle

Big Discounts on Electric Toothbrushes

A Sonicare toothbrush
Philips Sonicare

A number of high-end electric toothbrushes from both Philips Sonicare and Oral-B are on sale today, including some picks recommended by dentists Mental Floss spoke to earlier this year. The Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean, recommended for patients with sensitive teeth, is $35 off, while you can get Sonicare's all-around powerhouse, the DiamondClean, for $84 off. The Sonicare FlexCare Platinum, which features a 3-minute timer for deep cleaning trouble spots, is $67 off. The HealthyWhite+ might represent the best deal, though—at just $49, it's almost 60 percent off list price right now.

Shop: Philips Sonicare, Oral-B

Almost 40 Percent Off Roomba Robot Vacuums

Prime Day is a great time to buy big-ticket gadgets and home appliances, so if you've been on the fence about buying a robot vacuum, go ahead and splurge today. The Roomba 891 vacuum features a 90-minute runtime, app-based controls, and the ability to tackle both hardwood and carpets with ease. Normally $450, it's just $300 today. The newer Roomba 980 is just $550, a $350 discount off list price.

Shop: iRobot

$20 Off Animal-Shaped Pool Toys

A woman lounges in a llama-shaped pool float
Poolcandy

There's plenty of summer left to spend lounging in the pool. Poolcandy's 48-inch, animal-shaped rafts are all on sale for just $20. Get an oversized floating narwhal, llama, giraffe, or unicorn.

Shop: Poolcandy

$75 Off the Gravity Blanket

Though many people find weighted blankets to be a calming respite for anxiety and sleeplessness, the hefty comforters usually come with a hefty price tag. Amazon doesn't usually have many weighted blankets on sale, which makes today's Gravity Blanket deal particularly exciting. You can get the 15-pound, 20-pound, and 25-pound versions of the Kickstarter favorite for just $175 today—a $75 discount. The upgraded cooling version (in 15-pound20-pound and 25-pound options) is also discounted at $187.

Shop: Gravity Products

$80 Off a Keurig Cappuccino Maker

Keurig K-Cafe coffee maker
Keurig's K-Cafe single-serve K-cup coffee maker

K-cups make more than just regular ol' coffee now. The Keurig K-Cafe allows you to make lattes, cappuccinos, and other frothed milk drinks with any K-cup pod. It brews 6 ounces, 8 ounces, 10 ounces, or 12 ounces of coffee at a time, and its water reservoir holds about six cups' worth of water. The machine alone is currently $100 (44 percent off), or you can get a bundle with the machine and a 24-pack of K-cups for $110.

Shop: Keurig

Up to 67 Percent Off Method Cleaning Products

Stock up on hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, and other household products from brands like Method, Mrs. Meyers, Air Wick, and more. The best deal is on Method's laundry detergent packs: You can get a two-pack good for 84 total loads for $13, a 67 percent discount. You can also get a six-pack of 28-ounce Method hand soap for $19, a 60 percent discount, as well as discounts on Hefty freezer bags, Reynolds plastic wrap, Mrs. Meyers candles, and more.

Shop: Household Products on Amazon

35 Percent Off KIND Bars

A KIND chocolate peanut butter snack bar
KIND

You can get 35 percent off boxes of KIND snack bars today. That includes 32-count boxes of KIND's new nut-butter-filled bars—available in almond butter or peanut butter—as well as 12-count boxes of classics like the Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt bars and Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bars.

Shop: KIND

Up to 40 Percent Off Outdoor Gear From Marmot and CamelBak

A blue rain jacket
Marmot Magus men's lightweight waterproof rain jacket
Marmot

You can save big on pricey outdoor gear from brands like Marmot right now, provided you're willing to buy cold-weather gear—like a sleeping bag rated for 15°F or down jackets—in the middle of July. There's also plenty of lightweight rain gear to keep you dry this summer, including a women's rain jacket that's discounted almost $70, a men's rain jacket that's 40 percent off, and waterproof pants for $60. Plus, there are several CamelBak water bottles available for cheap.

Shop: Outdoor Essentials on Amazon

30 Percent Off a '90s-Themed BarkBox Package

A collection of BarkBox toys and treats
BarkBox '90s Throwback dog toy bundle
BarkBox

Prime Day isn't just for spoiling yourself. Give your dog a little love with BarkBox's supersized '90s Throwback toy box. The box comes with one bag of treats and four toys: Ko-Gnaw-Mi Code Controllers, a Pawlaroid Camera, a Smell-O-Vision TV, and a Squeaky Wonder Keyboard. It's just $25 off today, an almost $11 discount. Different versions of the bundle are available for both small and large dogs.

Shop: BarkBox

Great Savings on Wireless Headphones and Earbuds

There are a ton of wireless headphones, earbuds, and sound systems on sale during the last hours of Prime Day. Get Bose's true wireless earbuds for just $39 (a 22 percent discount) or get Anker's version for $60 (a 25 percent discount, but this is a Lightning Deal, so it may sell out soon). Beats Solo3 over-ear headphones are a steal at 53 percent off—they're $140 right now, or $160 off—while Bose SoundLink headphones are currently $159, or $70 off retail price. There are also a ton of wireless speaker deals, like 40 percent off these handsome AOMAIS bamboo speakers, now $48.

Shop: Headphones, Earbuds, Speakers

Up to 44 Percent Off Facial Cleansing Brushes

A blue facial cleansing brush
Foreo

If you've ever been tempted to make your face-washing routine more high tech, Prime Day is the day. You can get sonic exfoliating gadgets like the FOREO LUNA for 35 percent off, bringing the total down to a more palatable $90. Clarisonic facial cleansing brushes are available for even bigger discounts of up to 44 percent—the Clarisonic Mia Prima, normally $130, is also just $90.

Shop: Clarisonic and FOREO

20 Percent Off Just the Cheese Snacks

Crunchy cheese? Yes please. Just the Cheese (which makes 100-percent cheese snacks, as the name implies) is knocking 20 percent off the price of its variety packs, which come with 12 packs in four different flavors. Each pack comes with two bars, so technically you get 24 crunchy cheese snacks with each order. For your $22 sale price, you get four packs each of aged cheddar, mild cheddar, grilled cheese, and jalapeño cheese flavors.

Shop: Just the Cheese

50 Percent Off One Item From Amazing Baby

If you're in the market for a swaddle, plush toys, or other baby product, Amazing Baby is offering first-time customers half off any one item with the promo code 50Welcome. If you're buying for someone else, go with the three-piece gift set.

Shop: Amazing Baby

Competing Deals From Other Retailers

Amazon's competitors are determined to get in on the Prime Day shopping madness, so you can get big discounts at other retailers right now, too.

At Macy's, you'll want to use the code SHOPIT to get 25 percent off Black Friday in July deals. You'll also want to check in on Target's daily deals for July 15 and 16, because they're even more dramatic than usual right now—especially on Target-exclusive brands and products.

If you're heading to the great outdoors this summer, pop into Igloo's cooler sale: You can get 50 percent off the brand's Sportsman waterproof coolers (they come in bag or backpack form) with the code SPORT50.

And if you're in the market for a new mattress, Allswell's wildly popular mattress options are 15 percent off through Wednesday with the code JULY15. For bedding, check out Brooklinen's sitewide 20 percent off sale—no offer code required.

To see all of Amazon's current deals, head to the site's Prime Day landing page.

Expired: 20 Percent Off Neato Botvac Robot Vacuums


A Neato robot vacuum next to a smartphone open to the Neato app
Neato

In one of Monday's Lightning Deals, the Neato D7 robot vacuum is on sale for 20 percent off from 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time/10:15 a.m. Pacific to 7:15 p.m. Eastern/4:15 p.m. Pacific on Monday, July 15. It's now just $530, or $300 off the retail price. Note: This deal has now expired.

Update: Now, the Neato D4 is on sale as well: For Monday night, it's 20 percent off from 6:35 p.m. Eastern/3:35 p.m. Pacific to 12:35 a.m Eastern/9:35 p.m. Pacific. It's $320, compared to a retail price of $530.

Shop: Neato

Expired: Up to 38 Percent Off SodaStream Bundles

An SodaStream Fizzi with two extra bottles, two carbon dioxide cylinders, and two flavor bottles.
SodaStream

SodaStream is offering discounts on several of its models for Prime Day. You can get the most basic SodaStream, the Jet, for $50, or upgrade to a bundle with three carbonating bottles, two carbon dioxide cannisters, and two Fruit Drops flavor bottles for $80. You can get SodaStream Fizzi electric sparkling water maker with three carbonating bottles, two carbon dioxide cannisters, and two Fruit Drops flavors for $120. Meanwhile, outside of the Amazon ecosystem, Target is offering its own limited-time SodaStream deal: You can get a Fizzi with one carbonating bottle and one carbon dioxide cannister for $90, a discount of 25 percent. (Note: The Mental Floss office in New York City has its own Fizzi, and it's well worth the upgrade for the one-touch electric carbonation.)

Shop: SodaStream

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Keep Your Kitchen Clean With This Spoon Rest That Clips Straight Onto Your Pot

Amazon
Amazon

No matter how clean you keep things between meals, your organized, tidy kitchen can easily turn to chaos when it's time to start cooking. You can take steps to mitigate this, like setting up a mise en place and cleaning as you go, but some messy kitchen habits are hard to avoid. One of them is resting a dirty spoon on the counter while making stews, sauces, or anything else that requires lots of tasting and stirring as it cooks on the stove. If wiping off your spoon after each dip is an unrealistic goal, there's another way to stay neat.

The Trudeau flex pot clip, currently available on Amazon, is a spoon rest that keeps utensils raised off clean surfaces. It's made from tough stainless steel and silicone that stays cool to the touch even when attached to a pot of boiling water. The opening is big enough to hold bulky cooking tools like wooden spoons, tongs, and pasta forks. There's also a small divot for securing smaller items, like regular silverware.

Spoon in a spoon rest attached to pot.
Amazon

Strong enough to withstand temperatures of up to 482°F, the pot clip is a great tool for stovetop cooking. But even if you're not cooking with fire, the accessory can help you maintain a clean kitchen. Clip it to the side of your bowl before mixing cookie dough, or use it as a spot to hold the ladle for your punch bowl. And when you're no longer using it, you can toss it in the dishwasher for easy clean-up.

You can purchase a Trudeau flex pot clip for $8 on Amazon. If you're looking for more tools to round out your kitchen inventory, here are some affordable basics to consider.

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