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Top 10 2022: Reviewers Favourite Products

Want to know what top reviewers' best buy products of 2022 were? We have rounded up ten of the best right here.


Listening to the experiences of others is always our recommendation when buying anything. Here reviewers give their opinions of their favourite products in 2022.


You don't need to hear it from us - hear it from the real life testers!


Clean your car wheel, bath, patio or seriously easy with three simple attachments for your drill.

Something you have probably never considered (why would you?!) but these scrubbing attachments neatly attach to your power drill to make cleaning really dirty things SO much easier. You may not have a drill, and that could be solved. You can buy them for less than £30 like this cordless drill and screwdriver set from Amazon.


Who would have thought you could mix up DIY tools with a bit of daily cleaning? Well, now you can. Genuinely the reviews will make you want to power up your general household cleaning. probably extremely useful if you are renovating a house or dealing with some serious stains, but possibly just as satisfying for your weekly bath scrubbing.

Weekly? No, we don't either - but maybe it will make you want to scrub your bath more than once in a blue moon?


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Simple and easy to use. Takes the elbow grease required down several notches.

We bought this after having left a house unoccupied for a year. It helped get rid of all the bathroom scum and dirt in a flash.


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Brilliant idea, actually a lot of fun to use and very effective


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The tiny corner around my faucet has never been cleaner! Being in an apartment, I've accepted that there will always be a ring around my faucet, but not any more. It's gone and took very little effort. The only reason I give it four stars for "easy to hold" is because it took a little more grip strength than I was expecting. The brush went on it's own journey when I first started it. And I imagine "easy to hold" relies pretty heavily on your drill since that's what you're actually holding. Switching the direction the drill spun seemed to help too.


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This product is amazing. It was so easy to use and did a great job. We had some seriously filthy was in a rental property to scrub down, they were covered with dirt and dog snot. This was a life saver, and a time saver! So happy we made the invest.


Want one for yourself? You can buy it here

Scrubbing Attachment for Drill

The pressure of a weighted blanket can help you relax and can help with stress, anxiety and insomnia.

This item is a firm favourite with Family Lowdown and reviews are beaming. There are a few options, both in size and weight so this can be bought for children, yourself or for you and a partner.


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Like a lot of others, I've read about the benefits to getting a better sleep with these and was somewhat sceptical as I already sleep with a heavy quilt, but I bought the 9kg blanket (which was heavier than recommended, ill admit) and since having I've genuinely started having better sleep. I used to wake up often during the night but since using this, its happened with less and less frequency, and I feel so much more rested.


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I'd read and heard so much about these weighted blankets. I have a few medical issues including insomnia and restless leg syndrome. I was a bit sceptical at first. My blanket covers the double bed edge to edge. It felt like I was sleeping under a pile of old fashioned blankets, that's what the weight reminded me of. On a few occasions I've added a light blanket over as I was a bit cold (-5 at night up here).


I'm used to it now. It's a lovely safe secure feeling. I am sleeping better and the restless leg issue is better, still there but not as severe.


I'd recommend this blanket. It's well finished, lots of small squares containing the tiny glass beads. When I make up the bed in the morning the weighted blanket is under the duvet, at night the duvet is on the floor.


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The blanket arrived perfectly wrapped up, airtight so I could use it right away.

The colour is lovely and I used it underneath my normal duvet. It has loops to connect it to the duvet but I prefer using it as a separate blanket since it still is warm. Though I wouldn't use it as a blanket on its own as it doesn't really warm you up.

Overall great product after a couple of days of use.


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I can honestly say it has made me feel some sort of comfort. I suffer for anxiety and depression, also with some migraines after working a long stressful day. Having this on makes me feel almost safe like. It's kept me warm when my duvet wasn't doing its job. I like to overlap and layer the blanket so it feels heavier. When placed on my forehead, it helps relieve the throbbing pressure, this helping my fall asleep easier. The weight isn't too heavy for me as I did research on which weighted blanket is best for you. Just pick the weight that's at max 10% of your body weight. I've had a lighter version but it wasn't heavy enough. This blanket is the same size as a double bed so there is definitely no limbs being left out.



Want one for yourself? You can buy it here

Weighted Blanket

A foldable exercise bike could seem like a great idea - and it really is especially if space is limited and budget will not stretch to Pelaton.

Owning an exercise bike could seem like a thing of the 90's but now, with a number of simple, affordable models on the market they are increasing in popularity (possibly helped by a certain fitness brand that advertises a lot on tv.) This model gives you a variety of tension options and an on screen tracking system and a handy spot for your phone. best of all it folds so you can store it upright without it taking over your entire house.


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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So far so good - after 3weeks it appear to be quite study and will last some time - good value for money!


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Set up in 15 mins , there are a few parts to build as it comes flat packed . The bike is brilliant it’s got a comfy seat and the back rest is a plus . At this price it’s a bargain and you would expect it to be light weight and flimsy but it’s not . I would advise anyone looking for an exercise bike to get this . It also has a place to put a phone or iPad .


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So made up with this. Contemplated purchasing for months but aren’t that handy with DIY. So pleasured I decided to buy it so sturdy it took me about an hour to put together as I’m not the strongest but if I can anyone can!!! Highly recommended.


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This is a great little bike, not too big and doesn’t take up much room. Easy to fold. Feels very sturdy and doesn’t move around the floor or wobble. Very happy with my purchase! I’ve used this most days since buying it. Haven’t figured out the monitor yet but the gears are easy to change from light to more intense. Overall I love it!


Want one for yourself? You can buy it here



What could be more novel than a sandwich maker that can can help you recreate your favourite breakfast muffin? These reviewers can't rate this any higher.

Have you ever woken up on a Saturday morning, craving your favourite cooked breakfast muffin but would rather stay at home? This sandwich maker can do just that (and a few more things too). It is much smaller and more compact than a normal sandwich maker which is a huge bonus if you are short on space.


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Just run under hot water to clean it after easy use. Taste is fine, using ingredient parts from Asda.


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I absolutely love this!

I use it either with Warburton's breakfast muffins or their bagels (I prefer the thin ones)

You can get a real authentic McDonald's taste from this gadget. And add your own improvements to make them even better. I like to add a small dob of Primula cheese as well as a cheese slice to give it an added extra.

So easy to clean - two wipeable flat plates and the centre part easily removes to be dunked in soapy water without worrying


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This is a great little machine. I bought this to re-invent breakfasts and day one, we are sold. I agree with some of the other reviews that it is easier to use with 2 pairs of hands, one to prepare the ingredients into the machine and one to hold the rings up - but even saying it doesn’t really hinder much. Everything was cooked perfectly, and no leakages (which I was worried about) can’t wait to keep trying recipes!


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I love this machine so much you need to do is follow the instructions and it works perfectly, even ended up buying my son one and he use it every day to


Want one for yourself? You can buy it here

Sandwich maker


Possibly one of the most talked about products in 2022 on Family Lowdown - with the cost of electricity soaring and heating bills going through the roof, the hooded blanket is a must have.

Keeping yourself warm and toasty at home is becoming more and more expensive. This hooded blanket with sleeves was one of the best buys of 2022. Read what reviewers had to say about this particular one.

What did the reviewer's have to say?

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I bought this item back in October and I have been wearing it everyday since then. This is the perfect item to keep you warm in the winter. It is so cosy and much warmer than a regular sweatshirt. I work from home so it has been super comfortable to just sit in this all day and get work done. I loved it so much I even sent one to my boyfriend! I think this is a must have!!!


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Gifted my 12 year old daughter this for her birthday. She loved the combo of blanket and hoodie in one clothing option. She says it’s warm and comfortable. She even wears it bed at night.


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My kids fight over who's going to wear it everyday. Super soft. Washes up great. Will be buying more!


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This is the greatest wearable blanket. So comfy so warm. Have washed and dried it several times no issues and holds shape! Highly recommend. We have purchased 3 already.


Want one for yourself? You can buy it here

hooded blanket


Pet hair can really be the bane of so many of your lives, so what better than something that removes it in a quick, simple and relatively cheap way? And human hair too - you don't need a pet to appreciate this product!

This rubber broom has a long handle, a squeegee for spillages on hard floors and the rubber bristles are amazing at getting hair and fur out of any rug or carpet.


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Brilliantly easy to assemble, strong, sturdy, great size, super effective, what’s not to like. The small brush is great for upholstery and curtains too.


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Excellent product. Extremely house-proud ‘mum’ of two large dogs and a black cat and I have to vacuum all the time with them. The brush gathers all their fur effortlessly without it blowing away; I don’t have the problem of fur getting tangled in the bristles nor the vacuum nozzle getting clogged anymore. Works brilliantly on hard fooor and carpet and the small brush is perfect for the stairs and sofas. Washes easily after use. Means I can easily keep on top of the dog and cat hair. Highly recommended. Personally I would’ve preferred the handle to be slightly longer especially when reaching under tables etc. I’m average height and am stretching quite a bit.


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At last a brush that works. I'm wheelchair bound and lots of jobs around the house i cannot do. Being frustrated at not being able to vacuum and manouvre wheelchair in limited space, Id been looking for alternative to make me feel normal... ish... again. The pole coming apart as it does means I'm back in business. The joints are very strong. The screw fit is very tight. Took a bit of practice and I'm using it a little differently.. i think... I pull over carpet with brush a view times in one area then turn brush over and scrape with the rubber blade. We have a dog and lots of coat brushing. Well we cant have been doing a good job brushing her as i pulled up mounds of her coat from carpet. I didn't find the small brush worked for me. But I'm at the wrong angle perhaps, being in my chair. yes recommend


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Great for removing pet hair from carpet and the little brush is great for the sofa definitely recommend this product.


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Folding laundry - a task no self respecting human would say they enjoy (we don't think?!) so anything to make this arduous task quicker and easier is ok by us.

This simple board

What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Where has this been all my life. Sad I know but what a difference correctly folding laundry before putting it away. You can fit so much more in drawers


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This is a very easy to use folder, it folds my t-shirts perfectly. Although my t-shirts are XXL, but it still does the job well. However, it will fold smaller sizes better.

At first it appeared flimsy, but i have been using it for about a year or more now and it is still going strong with no signs of weakening what so ever. Highly recommended.


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The only device I know of that makes me an excellent folder of clothes, shirts, underpants, and socks.

It travels with me on holiday and for work trips both locally and overseas. Really lightweight.


David Preston

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kids love it. Bought these for the kids to fold their own clothes


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Folding T shirts

If you have a drawer that is such a jumble you have no idea where everything is then this cutlery organiser may bring a comfortable sense of order to your kitchen drawer.

This drawer organiser is a little different from conventional cutlery trays - saving on drawer space and giving you a quick and speedy way of putting away your cutlery. The design makes the cutlery look super slick and tidy in the drawer too.

What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Perfect for saving space in small kitchen areas. This fits perfectly into one of my small kitchen drawers & has allowed me to organise my cutlery perfectly. I’m ordering a second one now to organise the other half of the drawer.


Well put together & of high quality.


The organiser even has small pictures of knives, forks, spoons for ease.


I have managed to get 8 of each utensil into each space - but I think you could fit more if you were to place them as pictured. (I placed them with the heads out as no one would put them back properly otherwise haha).


Joseph & Joseph is definitely worth the price for what you get - they are experts in saving space!


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Photo speaks for itself - amazing space saver and can fit a good amount of cutlery too. I love it and not even had it half a day, should have got one sooner. Only thing I’m a bit unsure on is the mini icons which says where the cutlery should go, just because my mind sees them as what belongs above it (when I think really it’s what should be just below the icon [as I can’t get knives in the top one]), I’m sure it just takes a bit of getting used to but I’ve made things easier by purposely not having anything silver / cutlery-like in the top right section while I get used to it and it already reads a lot better to me visually. Overall really happy and think this is worth every penny!!


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I love Joseph Joseph products! This one is brilliant! There are cheaper versions out there, but the quality of this one is definitely worth the extra money.


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I need to have organized space in every room, this has made the kitchen cutlery more uniform, it does not eat a lot of space up meaning there's more space for other bigger utensils. It just makes sense and it's very much needed. You cant go wrong buying this!



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This mat and matching pillow is the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief (for some).

The mat contains thousands of little pressure points which (just like acupuncture itself) can help bring relaxation and relive tension. This of course is not a medical product and everyone's experience is different (and talking to your doctor bout medical conditions is of course your first port of call). But read on as so many have been raving about this mat.

What did the reviewer's have to say?

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Quite a few of different versions of these on line but this one was the best value for the size that I could find. Arrived in good time and is exactly as described in the ad.


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It’s great .at first I gave it a look like “ that’s going to hurt” but it’s fantastic it doesn’t hurt but don’t try and change position unless you get off it first because then it hurts if not.

It’s relaxing and I use it on my bed . Highly recommend.


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I am approaching 40 with a busy lifestyle, 2 kids and a lot of stress. My sleep is very much disrupted- taking too long to wind down, waking in the night, waking up tired. I have used this for 2 weeks and since night 1 I have slept amazingly well, falling asleep quickly and easily, no more waking in the night, dreaming more and generally having a deeper sleep feeling refreshed on waking- my logical brain says is it just a coincidence but no- I skipped it 1 night and straight back to my old ways.


I was tempted to go with a more expensive version that was spamming my social media feeds… I am quite sceptical of all things like this and like my health related purchases backed up by scientific evidence… so did want to spend £50 on something ‘woo’ (I don’t mean this offensively- it’s just how I feel!)


So I am not sure at all how it works but it does. I am a convert- 15 minutes in bed before I sleep is enough to do this (and I also still have my bad habit of looking at my phone whilst I lie on it before anyone thinks it is just allowing a period of ‘winding down’ time before sleep- so we can exclude that as a variable- Nothing else has changed in my routine other than this mat)


I am so pleased I don’t have to resort to medicating myself or having a nervous breakdown on the way…!


and this mat is also great value for money- well made/stitched and it’s own little bag (although it never actually gets put away now as in daily use) - pleased I didn’t need to spend the £50 on the ‘other’ brand.


I have read you can stand on the mat for 5 mins in the morning to give you an energy boost- not tried this yet as I don’t have time to stand around for 5 minutes but maybe one day I will as there is definitely something in all this acupressure stuff.


It is mainly comfortable once you get used to it, the only painful bit I find is repositioning whilst lying on it when it scrapes my skin, but if you are still it is fine.


I had it in my basket for ages before I committed to buying it- I highly recommend for sleep/stress issues.


Want one for yourself? You can buy it here

Acupuncture Mat


Such a simple family favourite - popcorn and a movie. MAde so much simpler, cheaper and easier with this bowl.

Making your own popcorn is taken to a whole new level of simple with this bowl. It is a much healthier way to make popcorn (that's if you resist putting butter and toppings on!) but even so, the 2022 reviewers raved about the ease of this one. It also comes in a whole range of different colours which is a huge bonus.


What did the reviewer's have to say?

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OMG so easy to use. I put a bit of butter and half a teaspoon of sugar in the popper and melted it for a couple of seconds. Then added the popping corn.

Cooked on high. When popping stopped (I waited to listen) the most perfect sweet salt popcorn was ready. What’s not to love???


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Bought this to replace an electric popcorn maker bought a few weeks ago. Why? The electric popcorn maker is just mad - popcorn everywhere and lots of unpopped kernels.

This microwave popcorn maker is much better - very simple to use, the popcorn is fantastic, takes very little space to store.

Just listen out for the popping to stop. I have only had one lot burn, bit I didn't listen out for the popping to stop, so my fault.

There so many ways you can have this - mine is with grated cheddar cheese and some cracked black pepper.


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I use it without oil, butter or salt to make a healthy popcorn snack. I put it in the microwave for two and a half minutes and most of the kernels pop. There are always some that don't pop but when you can buy a 5KG bag of kernels for about £5, it's not a big deal. Twice I forgot to put the lid on and the popcorn went all over the microwave but you live and learn.


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After reading loads of reviews I was ready to do a few test ester and expecting to have to play around with quantities and time a fair bit especially since my microwave can be temperamental, eg a bowl of same brand noodles can take 4 to 7 minutes, I never know.

It's a flat bed inverter combination microwave oven, so I was worried, but it worked 1st time, 2nd and 3rd, with no problems at all. I think it's important to start with a smaller amount and listen to the popping, as soon as it starts slowing, switch it off and leave for a few seconds till the stop popping. If there are some kernels left, then next time, tryot for 15 sec longer and listen to what is happening.

I absolutely love it, received it yesterday and made 3 bowls, 1 with just popcorn, 1 with half teaspoon of butter and 1 with half teaspoon of ghee, and they all turned out fantastic, a couple unpopped kernels left but that doesn't bother me.

Also use fresh popcorn kernels so you don't get the shells stuck in your gums.

Absolutely amazing, the best thing I've bought in ages


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