Not much for gadgets, I've a food processor which I use mainly to make mayonnaise and that's about it. But having acquired a whole smoked ham I decided to try an electric carving knife, went to Bed Bath and Beyond and bought a Cuisinart job for about $50. The manual made it sound as complicated as running a Moon shot, but actually it's quite simple and the blades go in the dishwasher. And boy did it make short work of the ham, perfectly even slices fairly fell away. I probably won't use it much as there's just two of us, but for a big slicing job it's the nuts!