Favorite - Can't Live Without - Kitchen Technology
What is your "can't live without" bit of kitchen technology?
I don't know what I'd do without my programmable oven and slow-cooker. Both of them can make it so I can take care of other needs while getting a meal on the table. I can set up a roast or stew and go to work or take a bubble bath.
I wish I could give you a high tech answer, but for me the basics win, easily. A mixer, stand or hand probably wins contest, and if I had to choose, I would say stand mixer. Next would be a microwave.
If you are looking for higher tech, my smooth cooktop with its reconfigurable burners. It is great to be able to adjust burner sizes and use bridge burners for griddles and grills. Next would be my programmable slow cooker.
Rice cooker. Nothing fancy needed - it's just a delight to put in 2 cups rice, 4 cups water, push the button and forget it.
I'm not sure it's the type of answer you're looking for but nothing beats a good knife in the kitchen. All other things can be overlooked as far as I'm concerned.
my GE Advantium oven...it cooks as a microwave, and as an oven...but quicker and hotter...I can bake two potatoes in 12-15 minutes