What is your favorite new item of cookware this year?
For me it's very obvious. I love our new Breville die-cast two-slice toaster. It's attractive, makes perfect toast...but it's the high tech automation that won it over for me. Everything is controlled with push buttons. The toast lowers automatically, can be raised for a quick look by pushing the "peek" button, can make the toast darker by pushing the "a bit more" button, and lets you know how the toast is progressing with a row of leds. It's pricey and has ridiculous features that no one needs, but it works perfectly and is fun to use!
For me, it's a toaster too, an old, but beautiful, Dualit, bought at a yard sale for five bucks. Nothing automatic about it, but toasts like a dream. I may never get so lucky again!
7.5 quart enameled cast-iron dutch oven.
Now use it constantly and don't know why I went without so long.
I purchased a real wok(not non stick, or electric), got it seasoned, and have been enjoying it very often.
I love, love, LOVE my new 12-cup Kitchenaid food processor in Empire Red. Okay, I've only used it to make peanut butter so far, but I LOVE the look of the thing! It matches my favorite purse and my toenails.
Now, if I could find a lipstick in the same shade!