I am wondering which kitchen tools and/or gadgets people find helpful or are best suited for certain jobs. I know an ice cream scoop is the best at dishing ice cream but i want to know about the odd stuff too. I'll start... I use a microplane for everything from zesting citrus to frozen cheese (to make 'snow') to garlic and shallots in my sauces so they're smooth. I also can't live without my 4" offset spatula. It does wonders with spreading butters but i really like plating with it too. Lastly i like to use a cake tester to quickly temp meats if they're too small or too large to use touch.