With all the discussion of non-stick skillets and the like happening I decided it was time for a new thread. So here we go, geek out about cooking gear you want, brag about your collection, and maybe give some of us ideas for things we should really have in our kitchens.
As far as I'm concerned the most important thing in my kitchen is the knife block full Wustof knives. They take a great edge, hold it just about forever, and are just perfectly balanced.
Next up on the list is the Kitchenaid stand mixer. I really hate getting dough stuck on my hands, so before I got this I didn't do a hell of a lot of baking. Now that I have it not only is it so much faster, but no more dough covered hands
As far as pots and pans, I love my set of Calphalon anodized aluminum. You don't really want to cook anything too acidic in them, but otherwise they're durable and heat evenly.
Then there's the fun gadget list: cooking torch, ring molds, sausage maker, pasta maker. Most of these don't see really regular use but they're just fun, and occasionally earn me odd looks from guests when I have a dinner party.
One the wish list: an olive/cherry pitter. I'm tired of having to remove pits with a paring knife