They say a watched pot never boils, but an unwatched pot will go from simmering to burning in the blink of an eye. That's why the original Stirio was such a brilliant idea, it did all the stirring while you busied yourself with other prep. And it's also why Unikia has come out with an upgraded version of the rechargeable kitchen assistant that could easily save your sauces.

Stirio MKII features a quieter electric motor that runs for about a full hour on a single charge, a sturdier design so it can survive the hazards of a busy kitchen, and a redesigned stirring blade that can be adjusted to fit pots of almost any size. Its extending arms let it securely clamp onto the edges of cookware so that the spinning blade can power through the thickest of sauces, and at just $62 it's a lot cheaper than hiring a sous chef, and safer than trusting your kids with the job. [Unikia]