Whether you're baking, broiling, frying, or just generally skillet-ing, the La Plancha Cast-Iron Griddle ($80) can come in handy. Made from heavy-duty, evenly-heating cast iron, the La Plancha sports a raised back and sides to keep food from falling off, a 14 sq. in. cooking surface, enamel coating for easy cleanup, and the ability to be used on the grill, in the oven, and on the stovetop, or pretty much anywhere else you can warm the thing up.
Tired of paying $4.57 for your daily pint of Ben & Jerry's? Try making your own sweet stuff at home with the White Mountain Ice Cream Maker ($170-$230). Available in manual or an electric version with a 12,000 RPM motor, these rustic looking kitchen tools are handmade from white pine and can output four quarts of ice cream or frozen yogurt in just 20-40 minutes. If you're considering getting one, we'd recommend the manual model, because lord knows if you're buying an Ice Cream Maker that you could probably use the exercise.