The winter months are right around the corner, and if part of your hibernation routine involves making big batches of sauces and soups to freeze for later, you're probably well-acquainted with the struggle of trying to get whatever you just made into wayward, floppy freezer bags. Even if you're a seasoned pro, you're bound to have some spillage.
Allow us to introduce the kitchen gadget you never knew you needed: this Jokari Hands-Free Baggy Rack.
Jokari Hands-Free Baggy Rack, $17 for four
Made to force plastic bags to stand upright for easy filling, these racks have a rubber base to ensure a tight seal on your counter while in use, and clips to hold the bag in place.
Line up multiple racks on your counter the next time you have a big pot of deliciousness that needs preserving (a pack of four is available on Amazon right now for just $17), and get everything taken care of in minutes, with no mess. Bonus: The holders fold flat for easy storage.
Still not convinced? We'll leave you with a gushy user review: "I'd seen these things on Pinterest plenty of times and always thought I didn't need to spend a few extra bucks on something so simple. I can hold my own bags open. But let's face it; we only have two hands, and trying to hold a bag while scraping food into [it] ends up with your food on the counter instead. This little gadget is SO incredibly handy. It takes mere seconds to set it up with a bag and if you're careful, it keeps the zipper/seam clean, so you don't have to wipe it down before sealing."