The 20 Best “Shark Tank” Products of All Time Are Random but Incredibly Useful

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If you’re anything like us, you’re mildly obsessed with a little program called Shark Tank, on which regular people pitch their business ideas to a group of pro entrepreneurs-turned-venture-capitalists (aka the sharks). Sure, some ideas make us roll our eyes, but others are straight-up genius. During the 11 years that the show’s been on the air, it’s featured some pretty life-changing inventions. From useful kitchen tools to smart purchases for pet owners, here are the 20 best Shark Tank products of all time, based on both earnings and customer reviews.

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1. Scrub Daddy

Season: 4

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

This smiley face-shaped sponge is no ordinary cleaning product; especially considering it’s earned over $200 million dollars in sales. So what sets it apart? For one, it has special FlexTexture foam that keeps it from scratching even the most delicate surfaces like glass and leather. It can be used as either a firm sponge for tougher scrubbing when you place it in cold water, or a softer sponge for more gentle jobs when you rinse it in warm water. Reviewers say it’s great for cleaning everything from cast iron skillets to car exteriors with ease. “This is the only kind of sponge I buy now,” declares one customer.

$10 at Amazon

2. Bala Bangles

Season: 11

Investor(s): Mark Cuban and Maria Sharapova

Ever since they debuted on Shark Tank in late February, these chic wrist and ankle weights have been selling like crazy. In fact, in March they were backordered for months on many sites. Available in 1/2-, one- and two-pound sizes, these adjustable weights can be velcroed around your wrists or ankles to add extra resistance during any workout. Seriously, they amp up the toning benefits whether you’re doing gentle yoga or an advanced HIIT class.

Buy It (From $40)

3. Squatty Potty

Season: 6

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

OK, this might get a little gross, but stick with us. The Squatty Potty is an FDA- approved stool that you wraps around your toilet that allows you to go to the bathroom in a squatting position (you place your feet on the stand while seated). It’s designed to make the number two experience more pleasant and, uh, productive. A little weird, we know, but don’t knock it 'til you try it: Over 2,000 five-star reviewers on Amazon say it works wonders.

$40 at Amazon

4. Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler

Season: 4

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

This product solves an age old problem: Dropping (and subsequently losing) your phone, wallet or the kids’ toys into the abyss between your car seats. Drop Stop fills the gap between your seats to ensure that none of your essentials ever go missing again. And judging by the over 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this car accessory really works. Did we mention it’s generated over $38 million in sales?

$23 at Amazon

5. The Comfy Oversized Wearable Blanket

Season: 9

Investor(s): Barbara Corcoran

The most comfortable hoodie you’ll ever own is aptly named the Comfy. It’s an oversized sweatshirt/blanket hybrid that's designed to keep you warm and cozy thanks to its plush sherpa lining. Sure, it looks a little ridiculous. But imagine being wrapped up in one of these for a lazy Sunday on the couch. Pure bliss. And the over $150 million in sales so far prove we’re not alone in thinking so.

$40 at Amazon

6. PhoneSoap

Season: 6

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

When Wes LaPorte and Dan Barnes invented PhoneSoap, a UV sanitizing device for your phone, in 2010 they were determined to help eliminate the buildup of germs, bacteria and even fecal matter that often lives on cell phones. With Lori Greiner’s investment, the company’s sales soared to $46 million in 2019. And with the emergence of coronavirus, PhoneSoap only gotten more popular; it was sold out for the majority of the spring. We can totally see why: All you have to do is place your phone inside the sanitizer for 10 minutes and its UV light will kill 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria living on its surface.

$80 at Amazon

7. Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bags

Season: 9

Investor(s): Mark Cuban

These reusable food grade silicone bags are air-tight just like a plastic bag, but way better for the environment. They’re dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe so you can use them again and again without issue. Even better, they come in half gallon, sandwich, pocket, stand-up and snack sizes so they can truly replace all the variations of plastic bags you’d typically use.

$12 at Amazon

7. Ezpz Mini Mat Placemat for Toddlers

Season: 7

Investor(s): None

While the founder of Ezpz walked away from Shark Tank without a deal, her idea for an all-in-one placemat and plate for toddlers has proved pretty popular with parents. The brand’s mini mat, which easily suctions onto any high chair tray or table, has racked up over 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. Moms and dads say it’s high-quality, easy-to-clean and that the heavy-duty suction prevents their kids from picking the mat up and tossing food everywhere.

$20 at Amazon

9. Blueland The Clean Essentials Kit

Season: 11

Investor(s): Kevin O’Leary

In addition to having the prettiest packaging we’ve ever seen, all of Blueland’s cleaning products are made without parabens, ammonia or chlorine bleach so you can feel safe using them around your family. Plus, the Clean Essentials Kit comes with reusable bottles for multi-surface cleaner, glass and mirror cleaner, bathroom cleaner and hand soap. Fill them with water, then dissolve the cleaning solution tablet in each and you’re ready to clean. When you run out, refill tablets cost just $2 a piece which will amount to major savings over time. The brand also offers eco-friendly laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent and recently launched a collaboration of chic cleaning products with Reformation.

Buy It ($39)

10. Frywall Splatter Guard

Season: 9

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

Home cooks, this one’s for you. The Frywall is BPA-free silicone splatter guard that ensures oil doesn’t jump out of the pan and burn you or create a mess. When you’re done cooking, just throw it in the dishwasher or wipe it down and roll it up for compact storage. “I hated making anything with grease or oil that splattered because it went everywhere and hurt if I stood too close. This is the best thing since sliced bread,” writes one buyer. Just note that this particular Frywall is only compatible with 10-inch wide pans.

$19 at Amazon

11. BetterBack Posture Corrector

Season: 7

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

“As soon as I put this on, I had instant relief [from the tension] in my lower back and upper back/shoulder area,” writes one reviewer. The BetterBack posture corrector provides support and helps you sit with your spine in proper alignment whether you’re on the couch or in a desk chair. No wonder so many buyers say it’s eliminated their back pain.

$50 at Amazon

12. Fur Oil

Season: 11

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

Made from a blend of grape seed, jojoba, clary sage and tea tree oils, Fur Oil is designed to soften the skin and condition your body hair down there. Prefer to wax or shave? The formula can be used to soothe irritation and prevent the emergence of ingrown hairs. Pro tip: You can also use it on your underarms, legs and face if you want.

Buy It ($46)

13. Aquapaw Pro Pet Bathing Tool

Season: 10

Investor(s): None

No sharks bit on this product (get it?), but we think it’s pretty smart. Evidently, so do over 1,500 buyers, who gave it five stars on Amazon. The silicone sprayer and scrubber in one can be attached to either your shower or hose when it’s time to wash your pup. It even has a special low setting for washing sensitive areas like the face and belly. We’re also fans of the brand’s other design, the Slow Treater. It’s a mat you cover in peanut butter and attach to the bathroom wall to keep your pet busy and distracted during bath time.

$35 at Amazon

14. Baker's Edge Brownie Pan

Season: 4

Investor(s): None

Here’s another product that ultimately didn’t secure an investment from the sharks, but has gone on to be quite popular. Like, 1,7000 five-star reviews on Amazon level popular. If you’ve ever gotten into an argument over who got the last corner piece of a just-baked pan of brownies, you’ll understand why the Baker’s Edge brownie pan is so well-loved. It’s designed so that every single piece is a corner one. And you’re not just limited to brownies, customers say the pan is great for homemade mac n’ cheese, casseroles and even lasagna if your family tends to appreciate corner pieces.

$37 at Amazon

15. Q-Flex Acupressure Back and Body Massage Tool

Season: 6

Investor(s): Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran

“It’s like getting a free massage at the right pressure points,” says one customer, who immediately purchased this ergonomically-designed massager after seeing it on Shark Tank. The lightweight, portable tool makes it easy to release tension all over the body without employing the help of your partner or shelling out $100 plus to see a professional.

$25 at Amazon

16. CordaRoy’s Convertible Bean Bag Chair

Season: 4

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

This convertible bean bag chair has raked in over $48 million in sales. Not too shabby. In its original form (which is a bean bag), it serves as comfy extra seating in the living room. Then when you unzip the cover, it folds out to become a full-size bed for guests. A little skeptical? Reviewers say the foam mattress is surprisingly comfortable to sleep on.

$250 at Amazon

16. Lollaland Lollacup Sippy Cups

Season: 3

Investor(s): Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec

The sharks were so impressed with this transitional sippy cup that two of them decided to invest. The Lollaland Lollacup is designed to help babies transition away from using a bottle and adjust to drinking through a straw. But unlike most sippy cups, this one is purposely not spill-proof so it teaches kids the reality (and potential danger) that comes with drinking from a cup. It serves as the perfect training cup.

$16 at Amazon

18. Safe Grabs Multi-Purpose Microwave Mat

Season: 8

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

We love a good multiuse product, so we’re definitely going to invest in a few Safe Grabs mats for our kitchen. The food grade silicone mats can be used as a potholder, microwave splatter guard, utensil rest, placemat and more. “I leave my big one in the microwave as suggested so it’s always ready to use with hot dishes. And spills are much easier to clean up [on it],” writes one of the over 1,200 five-star reviewers.

$28 at Amazon

19. Simply Fit Exercise Board

Season: 7

Investor(s): Lori Greiner

Bored of your current at-home workout routine? Consider investing in a Simply Fit board. It’s a balance board that’ll improve your balance and coordination while promoting core strength. And no, you aren’t just limited to standing on it. You can also use it to make exercises like push ups, hip bridges, squats and planks a bit more challenging. Proof of its effectiveness lies in the over $160 million in sales so far.

$50 at Amazon

20. CitiKitty Cat Toilet Training Kit

Season: 2

Investor(s): Kevin Harrington

If you’re tired of constantly cleaning your cat’s litter box, toilet training your cat might be the answer. CitiKitty is a kit that helps you do just that by slowly acclimating your feline friend to the idea of using the toilet. The process might take a few months, but buyers say it’s worth the struggle because you’ll never have to smell a litter box again.

$30 at Amazon

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