TAKE US TO YOUR KITCHEN LEADER: Well, hot damn, the future is now! The alien-esque Foodpod ($15) is a silicone cooking tool that allows you to boil or steam a food while saving the water -- nope, no straining or draining for you, kitchen royalty! The 1.75-quart size holds up to a dozen eggs or several heads of broccoli, according to the Web site. Silicone kitchen tools are always non-stick, non-leaching and don't hold in heat for long once you remove it from the source. Yeah, it looks like something from another planet is about to take over your dinner, but do you really mind? GET IT: AplusRstore.com.