I love my job, but my feet don’t because I’m on them all day in the test kitchen. So when the GelPro folks sent me their newest floor mat model to try, I was happy to do it. (Full disclosure: GelPro advertises with Fine Cooking, but my feet don’t know that.) Thicker than their other models, the cushiony GelPro Elite felt good to stand on, but more important, neither my feet not my back hurt at the end of the workday. I also appreciate the trip-proof beveled edge and that it’s waterproof and stain resistant. Prices start at $119.95 for a 20×36-inch mat, and there are lots of colors and patterns to choose from, which means I can find one to match my home kitchen, too.
Photo: Scott Phillips