What is the one thing in the kitchen that you cannot live without? I have two, a good non stick pan, and a pepper grinder. First, the good non stick pan is a must, especially if you like breakfast and you want to make it fast and easy. With a good non stick pan like a scan pan you do not have to worry about ruing your eggs or other food due to sticking. They are also so easy to clean and a dream to cook on. Next is a pepper grinder, I love fresh pepper. If I get a ceaser salad I practically wear the waiter out cracking fresh ground pepper on my salad. If you take the time to grind your pepper fresh it makes such a difference.