If you're still trying to flip an omelet with that metal spatula your aunt got you at a Chef's Secret party, trade it in for the super-flexible silicone versions now on the market. Spatulas or turners come in a variety of shapes to match your kitchen task. The ZipFlip from Chef'n comes in small, medium and large and has both a turning end and a spatula end. The Mario Batali line offers turners in extra-wide.
The Ultimate Citrus Tool from Microplane improves the zester with a "surgical grade" blade and a chunky, easy-to-grip handle. It also has side attachments for making citrus decorative strips. Made in the U.S.A. All available at Kitchen Gallery, 1354 Williamson St., in a variety of simmering harvest colors.