Deiss PRO Zester – Fresh Lemon Zest of the right grind to bring out the flavor is a must for lemon cake. This is the one.

Plastic Flexible Cutting Boards – cheap and great, easy clean.  Can bend and use to funnel food into the pan

Silicon Spatulas – High heat resistant, dishwasher safe.  From stir fry to sauces, good to the last drop in the jar.

Egg Whisk – A small stainless steel thick 8 wire egg whisk is not just for eggs.  Sauces, whipped cream, pancakes, this little devil does the task.

Zyliss Knives – These are cheap, dishwasher safe and have covers. Mostly they are sharp