Published March 1, 2012. From Cook's Illustrated.
With this clever device, you may never lose track of another recipe printout or index card again.
Not all recipes come from magazines and cookbooks, and a sheet of paper—whether it’s a printout from an online resource or a handwritten index card—can easily get lost in the countertop shuffle. The Recipe Rock from Architec ($9.99) offers a clever way to hold recipes upright. This small, weighty plastic holder sits solidly on a flat surface while its concave front cradles pages at a perfect angle for comfortable viewing. The pages are held in place by a metal ball and an embedded magnet so strong it gripped 10 sheets of 81/2 by 11-inch paper. Its compact 2-inch size takes up very little counter space, and it tucks away neatly in a drawer. The smooth surface wipes clean easily. We’ll use it to make sure we don’t get fouled up while following a recipe.