This gigantic plastic bowl.
This cheap, mass-produced plastic bowl is one of the most useful things in my entire kitchen.
It’s lightweight, somewhat flexible so I can squeeze it into one side of my divided sink, easy to clean, and LARGE. I use it every time I put up fruit or vegetables, and I can toss it around the garden for gathering produce.
I know it is probably not the safest thing in the world because it’s plastic, but I don’t store or serve from it, and its usefulness outweighs those concerns. I have other big, but heavy bowls, and they just don’t get used as much.
What simple item do you have in your kitchen that you would hunt down for days if it went missing?