Oxi Clean As Billy Mays, who recently died, used to say when pitching this product: "It's Amazing." The cleaner is purportedly makes tough stains disappear like magic. While we did not test this ourselves, it has its own rabid following, thanks in part to the familiar voice of Mays. So how does it work? Well, according to the company, "more than 15 years ago scientists came up with a way to harness the power of oxygen to clean better than ever before." Somehow the oxygen interacts with the stains and creates bubbles … that's how you supposedly know it's working. Oxi Clean is owned by Church & Dwight, which also makes Arm and Hammer.
Chia Pet If you're looking for a low-commitment pet, consider raising -- or rather growing -- a Chia Pet. Within days of adding water to these animal-shaped clay figurines, you can watch your Chia Pet grow a coat of green herb sprouts that look like the animal's fur or hair. Also available as Chia Head, the product was developed by Joseph Enterprises, the same makers as the Clapper. The product even has its own catchy jingle (Does "ch-ch-ch-chia!" ring a bell?) Variations of the Chia Pet include Chia Shrek, Chia Bunny and Chia Herb Garden.
The Clapper Who knew turning off the lights could be such a snap … or a clap? If you hook up the Clapper to any standard electrical outlet, you can activate lamps and other household devices with the clap of your hand. An upgraded version of the Clapper allows you to control multiple devices depending on how many times you clap. If the product doesn't still doesn't sound familiar, you'll probably at least recognize the Clapper's memorable "Clap On, Clap Off" jingle.
ShamWow "You'll say wow every time" if you use TV pitchman Vince Offer's ShamWow. A cross between a towel and a sponge, the ShamWow claims to ease any of your chores -- from removing carpet stains to washing the car. Especially lazy individuals may not have to work as hard at home, as the German-made ShamWow holds 12 times its weight in liquid and lasts 10 years. And for an added bonus, Offer says his product doesn't drip or make a mess. Maybe it is the perfect replacement for the paper towel.
SlapChop This culinary tool promises you're going to have an exciting life now. Who knew you could have so much fun in the kitchen? It will dice, chop and mince in seconds. Everything from vegetables, fruits and nuts can be cut "quickly and easily," the company says. As pitchman Vince Offer puts it: "You love salad, you hate making it." And like almost every TV offer, if you buy the Slap Chop, a cheese grater (called Graty) gets thrown in. But that's not all … if you call in the next 20 minutes -- well anytime really -- they will double your order.