We have spent a great deal of time covering some of our essential kitchen tools, as well looking at lovely galleries of our readers' favorite kitchen things. It seems like the best of these tools are the ones that pull double duty. In my kitchen, it's a metal skewer. It tells me when cakes and baked goods are done, removes stuck on food from dried dishes, whisks a single egg without sloshing, clears food from drains and more. What tool makes life in your kitchen doubles up to make your life as a cook a little easier?We mentioned before that our skewer is our favorite tool that isn't found in a tool box and we actually have additional metal skewers that sit with our paintbrushes (for other non-food related uses). So now we want to know, what item in your kitchen would you be lost without? Leave us a comment and let us know!