1. Olive oil mister (Crate and Barrel)
I would never have bought this, especially from Crate and Barrel at whatever ridiculous price it was, but I had a gift certificate. And thank goodness. This handy bugger is like all-natural olive oil Pam. It is amazing to spray pans with, and even better when it says, "Brush said piece of chicken with olive oil...." Nope! Just pump this up and spray a nice even coat. Amazing I tell you.
2. Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker (Bed, Bath, and Beyond; other big box stores)
I swear I have used this every other day this summer. You put the water in like a coffee maker, tea bags in the blue "filter", turn it on and viola! Fresh brewed iced tea in minutes. Fill the pitcher with ice first, and it's cold and ready to drink as soon as it's done. I add a little sugar to the basket before brewing and give it a quick stir when it's finished. Perfection.
3. Divided loaf pan (Bed, Bath, and Beyond)
This was a wedding shower gift I was so thrilled to receive. I made a lot of quick breads (banana, blueberry, cinnamon swirl), especially around the holidays. But sometimes you don't want/need/have the ingredients for a whole bread. And you can't just make half a bread in a full loaf pan. This solves the whole problem. Divide a full recipe into four and give the breads as gifts, or make a half recipe and divide into two of the pans for mini loaves for yourself.
Are you a kitchen gadget master? Do you have one you just love? Do you have some you never do anything with?