An essential that you won't appreciate until you have some - and then you will want more. Cooling racks allow air to circulate under baked cakes, pies, and cookies for quick , even cooling. Get as large and as many as you can afford.
Can any good brand of chocolate be used for dipping strawberries and still set up hard when cool? If not, can anything be done to it or added to the melted chocolate to ensure it will set up hard to the touch?