This retriever is able to remove a magnetic stirring bar without coming into contact with the contents of the vessel. It eliminates contamination of contents and does not need to be cleaned or autoclaved after use. The retriever is held in contact with the vessel where the magnetic stirring bar rests and is then moved upward with the stirring bar following inside the vessel to a point where it can be grasped. The retriever magnet is located in the rectangular section 25x70mm (1" x 2-3/4"). The overall length is 20cm (7.7"). The long ribbed handle provides a secure grip. Made of high density polyethylene.