As I was prepping to cook dinner tonight I had an ephihany - I hate kitchen gadgets. I am a "nothing but the basics" kind of cook. Pots, pans, spoon, chef's knife, cutting board and tongs. Don't get me wrong, there are a few things I love, like my fat separator pitcher and my immersible blender. But for the most part I don't want to have to clean a bunch of things afterwards.
I realized that there is something relaxing about all the chopping. I was having a Zen moment I suppose. I always knew that cooking was my way of relaxing, but I never really gave it any thought beyond knowing that.
So, no choppers, garlic peelers or presses, zesters, etc. for me. How about you... what tasks do you enjoy? What gadgets annoy you?