I am not a kitchen gadget junkie. Though I know many people who are. I just am not a fan of the electric can opener or fancy juicer. My reamer and hand opener do me just fine.
Mark Bittman (The Minimalist) tends to agree, but he takes it to the next level. He claims that one can outfit their entire kitchen with only $300. The free standing KitchenAid mixer made the "Inessentials" list, I guess he doesn't do many wedding registries.