Chosen as the object of my affection #2, is my KitchenAid Chef's Chopper. I love this little machine! I've used it to make baby food, on croutons to use as bread crumbs, to make salsa, and to make vanilla espresso milkshakes. I've even used it to make frosting when my mixer was otherwise occupied.
I bought my chopper on a whim in Target one day several years ago. I'm so glad I did because it has been invaluable in the kitchen. They still sell them at Target for 39.99. I checked Amazon too, but they were almost twice as much (free shipping though).