A lot of fancy kitchen gadgets are simply scaled down versions of commercial kitchen appliances. Home kitchens seldom need the volume and maintenance of automated food prepping equipment. I consider home cooking to be one of the few natural artisan pleasures of life.
We have a good Oster blender - used mostly for cream soups, milkshakes and special adult beverage occasions. We have an electric coffee grinder.
We have a manual can opener
A selection of good knives, potato peelers, whisks, etc. Pots and pans, steamers, etc.
I used to always have a good butcher block cutting board but I find the plastic cutting sheets handier.
We love to cook. Especially in the winter.