This is a list of my favorite kitchen gadgets!
Immersion Blender: Hands down, this is one of the most convenient appliances ever!
Kitchen Aid: Very Convenient. You can mix your cake batter, mashed potatoes, pizza dough, etc..hands free!
Pasta Machine: Nothing like homemade pasta. If you have a Kitchen Aid, you can buy the pasta attachment, which is much cheaper.
Mortar and Pestle: Of course a food processor is faster, but I LOVE these things.
Lemon Squeezer: If your a "weakling" like myself and can't get all of the lemon juice out of a lemon, buy this!
Food Saver: As a personal chef, I use my Food Saver a lot to vacuum-seal meals. This is very helpful if you want to save a lot of leftovers w/o worrying about freezer burn.
Deep Fryer: I don't fry foods often, if ever, but if I did I would use a Deep Fryer, instead of putting oil in a large pot. Deep Fryers are MUCH safer, easy to use, and easy to clean.
Cast Iron Skillet: These are great for getting a really golden brown sear on your meats. NEVER wash them with soap or a scrubber, only if really necessary. Just wipe them with a towel so the skillet keeps all of that good flavor and doesn't turn colors.
Standard 8 inch Chefs Knife: Everyone should have one of these
Sharpening Stone: Never use a dull knife. NEVER!!!
Large Plastic Cutting Board: Use this for raw meats
Large Wooden Cutting Board: Use this for vegetables and fully cooked foods