I first "met" the folks at GIR when they offered to send me one of their new spatulas.
Spatula, smatchula. I had plenty of spatulas. But, okay, send it, I said.
And then I kind of fell in love with the spatula. It was the right heft, the right sturdiness, the right bendiness, and the right shape. It was one piece, so it wouldn't lose its head, and there were no crevasses where junk could accumulate. It was silicone, so I wouldn't melt it (I've melted spatula handles before.)
And it come in a ridiculous number of colors.
Since then, they tend to send me new stuff as it comes out. I saw some really cool coasters and trivets (they call then Kitchen Mats) at the Housewares Show last March, but they were still in the development stage. I really liked the patterns and knew they'd be good in photos. Besides using them as trivets, the kitchen mats would be good as pot holders, or to grab a jar lid you're trying to open.
Who's it for: Pretty much anyone.
Pros: They have a nice design, easily washable, heat resistant.
Wishes: More colors, of course. I always love more colors!
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.
GIR sends me new products now and then. Coming soon is a review of the new bottle stoppers.