Sometimes I like to bring attention to objects I like or find really useful. These are two of my favorite things that I inherited from my grandmother:
They are quite lightweight and take up very little space in the drawer, yet they are very sturdy and the rubber feet and metal top makes them a good trivet - stands high heat well, and insulates it from the counter or table. They can also support a fair amount of weight. And you can shake the trivet out from compressed to expanded with one hand.
I haven't seen the like in any stores, but if I do they may become a standard wedding gift from me...
What are your favorite kitchen tools?