Totally agree. Those are the types of MacGyverisms which I like too.
One of my all time favorite MacGyverisms is from Lost Love where MacGyver is testing the security system of the Ming Dragon. The security guy says "They can't avoid the lasers because they can't see them" to which MacGyver grabs a hand full of soap powder out of a nearby cleaning cart and throws it into the laser making the beam visible and responds "They can now." and proceeds to climb between the now visible laser beams.
For me that scene is iconic to the show. Dressed in bomber jacket and light tan trousers, taking a simple every day item and using it imaginatively to overcome a situation without even blinking an eye.