Serious Eats: Talk
Top 5 Kitchen Tools, What are yours?
If you were going to a desert island, what tools would you take? The island is supplied with good pots and pans, you just need tools.
A big sharp knife
Kitchen Aid stick blender w/a whisk attachment
IR Thermometer because you just never know about oven temps on a desert island
Makes me think about how much I could pare down my equipment if I really had to.