Again, this isn't about a recipe, but about the tools we use to prepare a recipe. What kitchen tools are absolutely essential for you? I have three sizes of whisks and need each. I have a pair of pliers (just like you'd find in your tool chest) for pulling off the integument from pork ribs or grabbing those pesky little salmon bones. Anyone else have three pairs of tongs, each of different length? So, what is your kitchen harboring?