Emily Crow at Bitesize Bio puts a spin on a recent post about kitchenware you can use in the lab by creating her list of labware she'd like to use in her home — stir plates and stir bars are at the top of the list. "Can you imagine making risotto on a stir plate? Just start up the spin function, and you won’t have to stand over a hot pot for 30 minutes just to make a tasty dinner," she writes.

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