The Star Pheonix GelPro Product Review
Food shows and apps have you itching to get your Rachael Ray or Ricardo on. But all those hours standing in the kitchen have left your tootsies too tender and your aging knees achy.
While gel mats won't steal the show as far as floor coverings go, they're super supportive and a cook's best friend. Gel Pro, one of the best-known brands of these items, dubs theirs the "ultimate anti-fatigue floor mats."
They're put together with Gel Pro's proprietary gel and "energyreturn" foam, helping to relieve pressure and physical stress from long bouts of standing on hard surfaces. They're also designed to contour to your feet and boost circulation, the company claims. And bonus: they have a non-slip bottom layer and a spill-friendly top surface.
The Gel Pro Plush and Classic are two of the most visually appetizing styles, allowing you to cook up a custom look.
If you're used to the $10 to $20 mat from the hardware store, you might find Gel Pro's price range of $70 to $120 US a bit pricey. On the other hand, you might find it's worth it when your culinary efforts earn rave reviews.