I don't get really excited about fancy gadgety things. I do, however, get VERY excited about workhorse-type tools. I love to cook - but I'm not very speedy & I make a serious mess. So items that improve my efficiency in the kitchen are a big deal.
And if they happen to have the added bonus of looking good...? SOLD!
With that in mind...my Kitchen Aid stand mixer has gotten a bit of an upgrade. While it was simply lovely on its own - powerful, efficient & easy to clean - now, it is also a thing of beauty...no?
I may not cook quite like my hero, Alton Brown - but there's no reason I can't be just as sassy while making the attempt.
P.S. I just added a new link to Fridgewatcher. I think it's absolutely fascinating, your mileage may vary...