Moment of self-disclosure: I am a complete kitchen gadget geek.
And additional moment of self-disclosure, I am a sentimental kitchen gadget geek. So, in addition to all the cool, new booty Williams-Sonoma can throw at ya, I've got gadgets that date back to my grandmother's years in the kitchen. Come to think of it, those are some my favorite gadgets.
So instead, my efforts were basically limited to winnowing -- and cleaning up about 5 cups of 3-year-old (and that's a conservative estimate) bread crumbs on the bottom of the drawer.
Here are some my besties. What are yours?
My box grater. Yes, micro-planes are grand, and so are food processors, but still. . . .
Chopsticks. I love our chopsticks and we use them a lot. We got these at 100-yen stores in Tokyo and Kyoto. . . .
My garlic press. It minces AND slices. Does life get better than that? But only on the weekends. It's a pain in the patoot to clean on a week night.
My Nana B's silver. OK, a little polishing is order.
Papa B's knife sharpener. It's got a bone (antler?) handle. How cool is that?