oh! This is a great thread!
I used to cook a lot, and I worked for Williams-Sonoma as a manager for a while, so I have a lot of fabulous free stuff I won helping to motivate for contests.
I don't cook as much anymore - no time, not home as much or entertaining, plants have taken over my life... But I have found excellent new uses for some great tools.
12 qt. multi pot - with a steamer/collander insert.
Excellent for pre-boiling Prime Agra for S/H. This is a 12 qt pot, w/ a large collander insert and a steamer insert. Put PA in large insert, fill with water, after boiling, just raise inner collander and drain off the water. Good to go! Fabulous fabulous pot! (good for pasta also). Can anyone help me with a good way to clean PA residue off of pot? That would be good.
mini blow torch (ala creme brulee) for sterilizing tools
In sink colanders!
Any and all sizes - Great for draining mix and helping to repot. Simply invaluable!