D often moans about some of my gadgets not being left handed person friendly like the tin opener or a manual whisk, but not this good grip peeler that peels effortlessly. I didn't buy this. I acquired it when I was a student still living in student accommodation. Well that's been over 12 years now and this still works well, the blades still sharp as the day I inherited it.
After peeling the root vegetable ( and cooking) comes the masher. I have a number of mashers: plastic ones, metal ones and even wooden ones. I've never liked the standard metal handle ones. I always seem to assert too much pressure on them and they bend and the plastic ones are always a nuisance to clean. I do however adore my vintage (or is it retro) wooden masher and use it a lot. Sometimes to make mashed potatoes, even chickpea hummus.
The last time I used it was for the Baked Carrot-Parsnip Quenelles.
The masher is also good for pounding cooked beans - for refried beans. The small dark one in the middle is often used for mashing soft fruit.
How many mashers do you have in your kitchen?