This past year has been a year of upgrades for us at home. We upgraded our apartment to a nice one, and we've made the interior as nice as possible, phased out all the cheaper furniture for some nice stuff. We don't want to go all out on some things until we're in a place of our own... so that leaves me to focus on THE KITCHEN!!! And buying great quality "tools" and gadgets and useful things to make us feel like we're adults instead of right out of college! We are in that phase where some things are still from college or first things we bought, and now we're focusing on nice, quality pieces to last us a lifetime. We are not planning on having wedding showers, and while I'll register for a few things, I'm totally having so much fun buying my own stuff. Our most recent, and favorite purchase thus far, has been a set of Shun knives. We are LOVING them. So I'm curious, what is your favorite kitchen thing... a tool/gadget/small appliance? Big or small, fun to use or practical.