I'm pretty much a kitchen minimalist. I don't like lots of gadgets or small appliances cluttering up my kitchen. However I have a few tools that I really do love and would recommend to anyone starting a kitchen. My Pampered Chef scoops are one of these tools. I'm not a big baker so I don't use them much for their intended purpose of making cookies however they are great measuring tools. The small one is 1 T. and the bigger one is 2 T. I think they may also make a 3 T. one now but these are the only two I use.
I love using them to measure things like butter, peanut butter, mayo, sour cream when I'm being really good about watching what I eat and my portion sizes.
They also are great for filling things like stuffed mushrooms, stuffed cherry tomatoes or deviled eggs.
Oh yeah, they make perfectly uniform cookies too!