With the temporary closure of lots of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, many people are relying on online shopping to purchase their necessities and anything else they have a need for during this time of social distancing. Specifically, Amazon’s demand has increased so much so that they have made plans to hire 100,000 more employees to help keep up.

Whether you are doing classes online or working from home for the time being, it is inevitable that you may find yourself with more free time. Many people will spend this time on Amazon to purchase their many needs. With that being said, we wanted to give you a list of YOUR favorite Amazon purchases to consider trying out while you’re online searching for toilet paper!

This is the first segment of our new series: Consumers Tell All. In this segment, we interviewed our viewers to find out which Amazon products they recently purchased that is absolutely worth the money! Today we will be discussing our viewer’s top 5 products they ever purchased off of Amazon.

1. ZeroWater Pitcher

ZeroWater 40 Cup Pitcher via Amazon

This water filter has 4.1 out of 5 stars and is featured as an Amazon’s Choice product with a 5 stage filter where it removes all the dissolved solids, giving you the freshest and purest tasting water possible. Amazon has the best price for this product at only $53.95 for the pitcher that holds 40 cups of water- this is pretty on par with other water pitchers on the market. Not only is it a fair price, it gives you the purest filtration system possible, but it also looks very sleek and modern unlike many conventional pitchers.


2. Echo Dot

Echo Dot via Amazon

It wasn’t any surprise to see one of Amazon’s very own on this list- The Echo Dot smart speaker! With over 360,000 reviews and 4.7 out of 5 stars, this Amazon’s Choice product is one of the best rated smart speakers on the entire market! Amazon’s Alexa technology makes streaming music, asking random questions, checking in with the weather and news, and setting alarm clocks so much easier! You can even link with your other smart home accessories to be able to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and so much more with just voice control!


3. Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker

Keurig via Amazon

I think it goes to say that every product on this list will be an Amazon’s Choice product- the Keurig is no exception. If you’re a coffee addict like me, this will be right up your alley! By being able to brew any k-cup pod, you can get delicious coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos all in the comfort of your own home. Oh, and did I mention that this version comes with a frother? Oh yeah- delicious coffee and frothy goodness all in the same machine. Sporting 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 5,000 ratings, this Keurig is a must have!


4. Yeti 30 oz Rambler

Yeti 30oz Ramblers via Amazon

Yeti has the highest rating thus far on the list, coming in with 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 1,700 reviews! While it is a bit pricey for a tumbler, this one is well worth it! With double insulated walls, this cup can keep any drink hot or cold for days on end- I’ve personally had ice last in it for 2 days. These come in a plethora of different sizes and colors, so find your favorite and try it for yourself!


5. Mrs. Meyer’s Soy Candles

Mrs. Meyer’s Candle via Amazon

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day scented Soy Candle is, you guessed it, another Amazon’s Choice product! With almost 500 reviews and 4 out of 5 stars, our viewers swear by this candle! It has the same classic basil scent as the other cleaning products, is made out of renewable and environmentally friendly ingredients, and burns for an impressive 35 hours. Give this a try for yourself and you will not be disappointed!

We hope you liked our viewer’s top Amazon picks! Let us know what you think below, and if there’s anything we absolutely have to try out.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy and be sure to take the right precautions advised by experts so we can protect our community.

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Josie Ohler | Content Creator