First is the microplane. I'm pretty sure I squealed when I received these. Stocking and wedding, respectably. A MUST for grating ginger, zesting citrus, and Parmesan cheese.
The bench scraper. Heaven sent for scraping stuck-on bread dough from the counter. It is also amazing for cutting dough into equal portions--much easier than tearing.
I could not live with out this dear, small, off-set spatula. It makes frosting cookies and cakes SO much easier. I have two other sizes, but I have found that the smallest is easiest to control.
As far as I can tell the only purpose for this tiny serrated knife (which came in our knife set) is for cutting tomatoes. But, boy, can you get thin tomato slices with this baby.
The cookie scoop: So great. I want an even bigger size one too!
Meet the garlic press. So handy. I think I got this one at Ikea.
Frankly, measuring spoons are quite necessary. This Christmas David surprised me with this awesome set. Why it is amazing: 1) 1/8 tsp 2) 3/4 tsp 3) 1/2 Tbsp 4) Heavy 5) narrow so they can fit into spices. David got it at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Do you have any favorite tools in the kitchen? Please tell me!