The Seattle Times - WHATEVER HAPPENED to the Veg-O-Matic? Remember the multipurpose kitchen tool that could slice, dice and practically alleviate world hunger? "But wait! There's more!" Things have changed. Gone are the days when one kitchen tool could handle all your needs. In the new millennium, it's all about specialty tools: high-tech, state-of-the-art gizmos that purport not only to save you time in the kitchen, but also to transform you magically into the talented chef you've always dreamed of being. I don't buy it.