We all buy gadgets to free us from the chores of cooking. It might be a whizzer, electric grinder, electric can opener or knife sharpener. The list of inventions is endless. But what works and what doesn't? One of the features of the first home I bought was a waste disposal unit in the sink. What a disappointment that was. Always getting blocked. As this wasn't long after I married the first of my wives, I stuggled with a range of wedding presents for a while. I remember one of them was designed to turn milk and butter into cream. The result was passable so long as you didn't have a pot of cream to compare it with. I remember my mother had a water powered potato peeler. It was a device that consisted of a lidded bowl where the edges of the bowl were covered on abrasive. A hose connected to the tap and the flow of water operated a turbine that span the potatoes around, gradually ripping the skin off them. She loved it but I haven't seen any since. Perhaps when the introduced hosepipe bans they also banned these as well. Lets face it, dishwashers don't roasting pans spotless. It inevitably requires a bit of elbow grease. And the electric whizzer sticks that do such an excellent job in blending things in the pan, also spray your sauces around the kitchen and over your clothes. However, despite the failings of the things we buy to improve our lives and remove the chores, I retain a keen interest in the persuit of the medium. I don't want to work harder than I have to, and I suspect most of you don't either. What gives you grief in your kitchen you'd live a device to sort? I'd love an electric scrubbing machine to do the roasting pans. I'd love to own a beer can crusher and plastic food container shredder that would rid me of the problems I have in helping the nation deal with my waste. I'm of the belief that innovation occurs when problems are identified, so what are your problems you'd like solved?