Teflon? Self-cleaning ovens? Even the paper towel pales in comparison to the brilliant innovation that is this plastic colander with a trap door release that lets you easily dump its contents into a bowl after it's completely drained. Can someone get the Nobel Prize people on the phone, they're gonna want to see this.
Best of all, even though you'd expect to pay hundreds of dollars for such an innovation, you can find this creative colander contraption online for around a tenner. If you've ever spilled pasta on the floor, or accidentally poured a colander full of vegetables across the counter, you'll realise this is the deal of the century.