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Lazy Susans: Products That Do the Work for Us

  • Self-Twirling Spaghetti Fork

    Why take any chances with carpal tunnel syndrome? Avoid that whole messy business with the Twirling Spaghetti Fork. You just need to enjoy one meal of noodles with this baby and you won’t know how you ever lived without it. ($15.53, Amazon)

  • The Nugget Cup

    Remember those horrible days when you had to turn your attention away from your soda long enough to pop a chicken nugget in your mouth? Thanks to a South Korean chicken chain called BBQ Chicken, your hot nuggets and cool soda shall live in harmony in the same vessel. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Col-Pop. This particular innovation in indolence will be sweeping the nation’s fast-food franchises before long. It’s not yet available for retail purchase, but you can find it at one of the BBQ Chicken chains in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, or, of course, Seoul. (The Col-Pop)

  • Smucker’s Goober PB&J

    The PB&J: Two slices of bread. Spread the peanut butter on one, the jelly on the other. Moosh them together. Enjoy. Takes two minutes. Well, thanks to the innovators at Smucker’s, those precious two minutes have been decreased by as much as half by Smucker’s Goober, which ingeniously puts the peanut butter and the jelly in the same jar. ($20 for a six-pack, Smuckers.com)

  • Self-Rotating Ice-Cream Cone

    Arriving just in time for the lazy summer months, when doing much of anything is downright oppressive, this motorized self-rotating ice-cream cone means you won’t have to worry one lick about the heat sending sticky drops of mint chocolate chip down your arm. Just insert your favorite flavor, stick out your tongue, and let the self-rotating cone do the work for you. (Batteries not included.) ($6.99, Taylorgifts.com)

  • Remote-Control Fetch Machine

    We all love our dogs, but they’re so needy. You’d love nothing more than to kick back on the porch with your motorized self-rotating ice-cream cone, but there’s Fido with his ball in his mouth wanting to play fetch of all things. Well, Fido, get a load of the Go Dog Go RemoteFetch machine. Fill this puppy up with tennis balls and, with the touch of a button, Fido can fetch and fetch some more while you never have to get out of the hammock. ($124.99, Godoggoinc.com)

  • The Chocolate Milk Mixer

    Still stirring your chocolate milk with a spoon? That’s so 1998. Step into the twenty-first century with the Hog Wild Moo Mixer and stir your chocolate milk like a pro. Comes in both a silent and a talking variety. Because we can all use the dulcet tones of mooing while making chocolate milk. ($13.46, Glammatoys.com)

  • Dusting Shoes

    We’re all looking for ways to cut our housework down to size. And sweeping is really hard. So why not try a pair of dusting slippers? This pair is made for the kids, but that’s no reason not to give a pair to every member of the family and see how your floors shine. Finally those slobs can start earning their keep. ($10.58, Amazon)

  • Remote Control Bottle Opener

    It’s happened to all of us: there you are, snug in your Barcalounger with a fresh cold one, when you realize that you left the bottle opener in the kitchen. Well, no need to get back up when your universal remote control doubles as a bottle opener. Or is your bottle opener doubling as a remote control? ($24, Amazon)

  • Book Holder

    What’s more relaxing than cozying up with a good book for the evening? Not having to hold that book, of course. The Levo Book Holder has finally relieved us of the cumbersome task of handling those big, heavy hardbacks. Though they haven’t seemed to have invented a page-turning device yet … ($169, Amazon)

  • Self-stirring Pot

    Throw away those wooden spoons! With the electric self-stirring pot, you’ll never have to slave over a hot stove again! Think of all you can do with your time rather than stirring a pot of canned chili: Check your email. Feed the cat. Or just kick your feet up and relax, knowing that pesky stirring task is a thing of the past. ($99.95, Hammacher.com)

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