That one catch-all drawer in your kitchen can only hold so much crap; that's why it's so important to avoid novelty cooking accessories that suck at multi-tasking. And that includes your dish towels, now that this Smart Tea Towel, which doubles as a waist-worn apron, has entered the picture.

Hidden inside the $27 towel is an elastic strap that stretches to reach around your waist. It's secured in place with a plastic clip that's also got a built-in magnet, so the towel can hang on a fridge door when not in use. It looks less cumbersome to wear than a full-length apron, and more importantly, it never needs to be crammed into the utility drawer since it's something you'll use every day in your kitchen. [Unikia]