This weekend, I plan on getting rid of a lot of stuff I don't use. I've been doing an inventory and figuring out what I use and what I don't use; there are a lot of things I don't use. But there are a lot of things that you will have to pry from my cold, dead fingers. I was kind of surprised by that. What's not surprising is that they are mainly kitchen implements and tools. Ha!
My immersion blender. That thing rocks. When I make soups or sauces and need to puree them, I can just place it in the pot and not worry about pouring two batches into a blender or food processor.
My slow cookers. Yes, that's right, I have two. I got one for Christmas (at my request), a 6-quart oval one that can fit a roast. About a year ago, I got a used 4-quart slow cooker--it's round, and it's old (the crockery insert is not removable) but it works. Yes, actually, I have used them at the same time. If I'm going to be around (or at least back by a decent hour), I'll make chili, soup, or other dishes for dinner and save the leftovers in containers for lunches. What can I say? Sometimes, I just don't want a sandwich.
My knives. Wow, I sound like a serial killer! Well, they are nice knives. They were gifts received over the period of two or three years, as I owned really cheap ones beforehand.
My knife sharpener. It's noisy and kind of annoying, but wow do they make my knives effective. (There I go, sounding like a serial killer again.)
My cast iron skillet. That thing is the best. I get a kick out of putting it in the oven. (No, my other stuff is not oven safe).
My small non-stick skillet. I like omelets. This is ideal for them.
My pressure canner, which a friend gave to me. I've used the daylights out of that thing. I plan to use it a lot more. Especially at the end of the summer, when the tomatoes come in.
Other stuff--like cleaning stuff--I keep pretty basic. All I need are some rags, some soap, alcohol, and vinegar, and I'm good to go. Though if I had a robot cleaner I'd be all set.