My favorite kitchen gadget is a bean slicer. http://www.collectorville.com/kitchen/utensil_photo/bean_slicer.JPG
it cuts the runner beans in the length, and take a lot less time to cut all the bean.
i have been looking for one for in my own kitchen for 2 years, and hope to find one on my next trip to the states.
what are other peoples fav kitchen gadgets??