Three essential (and colorful) kitchen tools: an oven mitt, a stool, and a lemon squeezer. Why not bring a little color and fun to your otherwise boring kitchen equipment?
Lemon Squeezer 
It may seem silly to call it an essential kitchen tool, but it is. It helps squeeze the juice from lemons and limes WITHOUT the seeds (how many times have you fished out lemon seeds from a recipe? Too many to count from my end!) and is easy — requiring little effort to make all the juice to come out. And why not continue to have fresh lemonade through the fall?
Hot Pan Holder 
Pinch mitts! Tiny, gripping fingers to pull items out of the oven without taking up too much space. Definitely prefer these to traditional mitts, which are much bigger.
As a short lady, I need help grabbing the high items in the kitchen, requiring a ladder or stool. But with NYC space at a premium, I need these height-aids to be small. So this teeney tiny stool (which is foldable and discrete) is the perfect solution.
What are your favorite kitchen items? Do tell! Hope everyone has a fabulous start to November.