My personal pet peeve is crappy kitchen utensils, particularly spatulas and spoons that have handles with no "backbone". A lot of nylon utensils designed for "non-stick" pots and pans fall into this category. Try to use the thing to pick up a slice of cake and it will bend almost double. Completely useless piece of crap! Find kitchen utensils with either metal or wooden handles. You can find some with rigid plastic handles, too, but if they break, they will shatter. Wood or metal is better. There are lots of choices out there and ironically, the good stuff is not the most expensive stuff.
Also, try to find a beefy can opener. Look at the reviews on Amazon to find something that will withstand a gorilla's grip. It's going to get abused, just count on it, so maybe buy two so you have a back up available.
Finally, DO NOT use a wire brush to clean your grill! Every year a handful of people end up in the hospital (or dead) when they ingest a piece of wire that broke off when the grill was cleaned after its prior use. If ingested, those short bits of wire will perforate your gut and the only way you're gonna survive is with surgery. Not worth the risk!!! Use a scraper instead.