I know I’m always touting expensive gadgets but here’s a cheap, indispensible item I always use in the kitchen: the Accusharp Knife and Tool sharpener!
For less than $10, you can sharpen your own knives in just a few strokes. And your knives become SUPER SHARP.
Trust me, the most important item in your kitchen arsenal is a sharp kitchen knife and the Accusharp will keep it in tiptop shape.
(Sorry — I need to remember to take my psych meds. My Ron Popeil-worshipping personality took over and wrote this post.)