Here are a few tools on my UPSIZE list:
Ergo Chef Duo Tongs
These heavy-duty tongs are a huge win. They are made of thick stainless steel that won't fail under a heavy load, and they have a sturdy spring that makes them easy to close. As an added bonus, they are half silicone, half metal, which makes them perfect to use for every job -- including tossing food in a non-stick pan. The tongs come in both 12-inch and 9-inch sizes. $11.99 - $16.99 at www.ergochef.com
SpinCycle Salad Spinner
Every other salad spinner I've encountered is outfitted with a large round bowl that's difficult to store because it's so bulky. This one is big enough, but it's flat, which makes it easy to stack, and the basket is just the right size, allowing plenty of space for the water that spins out. $25 at amazon.com.
VeggieSteam Vegetable Steamer
There's nothing wrong with those collapsible metal steamers that you drop into a pan, but this is the steamer you want when you're steaming food for a crowd. It fits into a 10-inch pan and comes with a platform, basket and lid, all made from heat-resistant and microwave-safe silicone. $19.95 at Sur La Table.