Good Housekeeping's VIP award winners

January 26, 2010 1:16:39 PM PST
Who among us wouldn't want to make cooking and cleaning a little easier? The winners of Good Housekeeping's Very Innovative Products Awards help you do things other products can't

Take the grilling skewer by Fire Wire. Thread your kabob onto a metal coil and then spiral it into a bag or bowl for marinading and storing in the fridge. When you're ready to cook, you can arrange the flexible coil any way you like on the grill.

"It revolutionized kabob grilling because the skewers are flexible. You're not dependant on long inflexible sticks," said Sharon Frank of Good Housekeeping.

When you're done, cleaning the grill has never been easier with the Carbona 2 in 1 Cleaner. Just slip the grates into the plastic bag or in the full bottle of cleaner and let it soak overnight.

"The next day just rinse them off, a little light rubbing and your grates will be cleaned," said Carolyn Forte of Good Housekeeping.

Finally, the Hall of Fame award went to the Swiffer Sweeper. The judges said it changed the way people clean around the home.

"We found that it does a better job than using a broom and dustpan and is less of a hassle than the vacuum," said Good Housekeeping's Christina Peterson.