So there are the major tools that make my work in the kitchen efficient such as my Vitamix blender, Cuisinart food processor, and KitchenAid stand mixer*. But honestly and truly, it's the smaller tools that make short work of all the various kitchen tasks. You already know that I believe in a good kitchen knife but recently I acquired three little tools that I'm totally in love with: Trudeau spoon-shaped spatulas (or "spoonulas", the term Rachel Ray coined)
I bought three of these on Amazon [the green ones, happily, were the cheapest (if you didn't know, green is my favorite color)] and I am *loving* them. I've had spoonulas before but usually, they are two parts (the handle and the spoon part) which gets kind of gross because you can't really wash them all that well and the handles easily come off or even break. Lots of frustration with my previous spoonulas! I use them too frequently to be that annoyed at them. The Trudeau spoonula is one piece and is very strong so that they don't bend even if I'm scooping or scraping out the thickest of batter. So I highly recommend this brand.
Another kitchen tool I purchased recently is a small 6 inch utility knife. It's J.A. Henckels International and I can't believe I went so long without this size of knife.
I use it for slicing fruit and/or veggies directly into the pot or pan. I peel things with it and it's the knife I go to for processing meat (I can get away with not getting a boning knife because of this 6-inch knife).
What are some indispensable kitchen tools in your arsenal?