de Buyer Deluxe Dicing Mandoline
If you're tired of the boring cuts a basic knife and cutting board make when it comes to veggies, behold the mandoline slicer. This de Buyer Deluxe Dicing Mandoline ($200) from Williams-Sonoma is quite the investment, but you'll never slice, dice, or julienne the same way again. Plus you can get all fancy with your produce and make crinkle and waffle cuts, as well as diamond slices. It comes with an instructional DVD so you can get cooking right away, and all the parts (except the blades) are dishwasher-safe.