As someone who is constantly not being able to find anything in my kitchen to tie up a roast, etc., (think Bridget Jones Diary and blue string!) I thought this product was really cool! It's called the Food Loop and is made out of silicone. The only drawback, at least for my fiance, is that it only comes in pink... not very manly, you know?! Anyway, just thought you chowhounds might think it was a cool product too!