Good Housekeeping magazine editors have come up with their "Best of Everything" list for 2005. What's the best dress of all time? The easiest wrinkle reducer? The product that cleans everything?
Ellen Levine, Good Housekeeping's editor in chief, joined "Good Morning America" to talk about some of the magazine's "best of" list. For more of the list, you can visit the magazine's Web site at www.goodhousekeeping.com.
Best Dress of All Time
Diane von Furstenberg Wrap: The dress debuted in 1972 and has stood the test of time. The style is simple and forgiving to the figure and can be dressed up or down.
Price: around $365
On the Web: www.dvf.com
Tastiest Instant Appetizer
Goat cheese and chutney on crackers: A twist on the Southern favorite of pepper jelly over cream cheese and serving it with crackers.
Price: About $10 for 12 servings
Easiest Wrinkle Reducer
Frownies: These stick-ons help pull skin taut so that your wrinkles will look a little smoother over time. Put them on before you go to bed or a couple of hours before a big event.
On the Web: www.frownies.com
Fine Furniture with the Speediest Delivery
Hickory Chair: The company gives you a choice of over 1,000 fabrics, from leather to linen, and will ship your piece in just two to three weeks.
Price: $900 and up for the Leo Chair, from Thomas O'Brien collection; prices for other furniture will vary.
On the Web: www.hickorychair.com
The Gentlest Way to Rise and Shine
Moon Beam alarm clock: Based on a 1950s model by Westclox called the Considerate Alarm, the Moon Beam wakes you with a softly blinking light. If that fails to rouse you after four minutes, a cheerful bell will ring as a backup for heavier sleepers. Comes in four retro colors.
Price: $36 from L.L. Bean
On the Web: www.llbean.com
The Prettiest Unbreakable China
Corelle: Made from laminated glass, you may remember Corelle from the '70s, but now it comes in more sophisticated patterns. The new line of Corelle aced the Good Housekeeping Institute drop tests.
Prices: $45 for 20-piece Heirloom Bloom set
9-inch dessert plates are open stock, $4 each
On the Web: www.corelle.com
The Product That Cleans Almost Anything
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner: Good Housekeeping says this product can clean almost anything. It's concentrated so you have to dilute it to fit the job. Plus, it's non-toxic.
Price: $3.99 for 32 oz.
On the Web: www.simplegreen.us
Houseplant That Would Win Survivor
Peace lily: This flowering plant can survive in low light, go thirsty for days and tolerate a range of temperatures.
Price: around $34.99
On the Web: www.proflowers.com
Collection That Works Anywhere
White pitchers: Want an elegant display that goes with almost any decor? Collect white pitchers. Whether you love antique creamware, vintage ironstone or more modern angular vessels, the group dynamic is undeniable and the collections can be versatile.
Prices will vary.
The Kitchen Gadget We Can't Live Without
Microplane Zester: GH calls it the greatest grater it has ever tried for topping pasta, lemon zest, even scraping burnt toast.
On the Web: www.chefsresource.com