^^^THIS^^^^ Rechargeable Eneloops don't leak and will last for many many charges. The Duracells are horrific these days, one exception is the 9V, because it's double cased, tends not to leak. Duracell 9V's are some of the best made. Everything else they produce is some of the worst..... I switched over all my AA stuff to Eneloops quite a while ago. Haven't had any issues.
Switch to Eneloops (in the white cases, not the black "Pro" version - Japanese made ones tend to be best it's said) and those issues go away. Costco has sold the Panasonic Eneloop charger with the rechargeable Eneloop batteries in a set on occasion.