I'm really curious as to what cooks think is the most necessary small kitchen appliance. If you were starting your kitchen from scratch, for instance, what would be the first applance you buy? And why that one? Similarly, what would be your second and third choices? For me, there's no question, a food processor would be the first appliance. I can't think of anything as versatile. Next would be a stand mixer. Third is a toss up. Probably a blender, for those rare jobs they do better than a food processor. But I'm more intrigues with mini-blenders then full sized ones. How about everyone else?