How we tested
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.