What Is Your Favorite Kitchen Must-Have?

Recent events in our life have put a few things in perspective. Material possessions are not all that they are cracked up to be — but while we're able to have them, we might as well make the best! Everyone has a favorite item in their kitchen, or, an item they've been yearning to purchase for quite some time.

Acquiring all of the kitchen appliances, dishes, and utensils that we have and will always want usually happens over a period of many years. Whether it's through wedding registries, parents or gifts from others, we usually get the favorites that we've been eyeing for so long.

I'm not married and have been cohabiting for a little over two years and we're slowly but surely collecting our favorite items. We visit kitchen stores on a regular bases to price items out in preparation of getting the best deals. We also peruse Craigslist to see if any of the high priced items are being sold for cheap.

At the top of our list:
&bull Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven
&bull KitchenAid Stand Mixer
&bull Cuisinart Food Processor

We also would really love to have a cast iron skillet, but is it crazy that we don't want to purchase a new one? We've been eyeing up the one in our boyfriends mothers kitchen &mdash maybe one day it'll find a new home in our kitchen.

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What is your favorite kitchen must-have?