I was looking in our messy kitchen junk drawer last night for a melon baller and thought to myself that we use the durned thing maybe once a year tops. Is it really worth keeping around? I ultimately concluded yes because at least it was small and we tended to use it repeatedly if not very often. Can't say that for the onion slicer, french fry cutter, or the radish rosette maker! And what the hell is this thing? I've never used it! I didn't learn of its function until just now, but we have one! I swear Mrs. Maister makes a deliberate point to use our 'salad spinner' once a year for no other reason than to justify keeping it around (and taking up lots of cupboard space)! On the other hand, we tend to use our slow-cooker during fall, winter, and spring months every few weeks for soups and stews that are ready to eat as soon as we're home from work.
What are the most useless/unused gadgets found in your kitchen? And what are the most used/useful?