I love the As Seen On TV stuff and I'm a bit of a kitchen gadget freak. It's always pretty hit or miss with these things, but I have found a real treasure. The Robo Stir is a battery powered stirrer. It has 3 wire legs with rubber feet and you put it in your soup or pasta pot, click it to set the speed and off it goes! My soups are always too thick for it, which is a drawback because it just can't power through some stuff. I only use it for pasta, but it's so worth it. I use it when I'm cooking pasta for mac and cheese, spaghetti, etc. and it keeps it from clumping together and makes sure that it cooks evenly. I usually set a timer to get up and stir the pasta while it's cooking but now I let this little thing stir for me. Very cool! If I recall correctly, it was only 10 bucks at the local dollar store.