Autosiphon is defenitely a must have. IMHO vodka suck is a step below siphoning gasoline.
If you need to siphon, try filling the tube with sanitizer, hold your thumb over one end, and secure the other at the appropriate level in the source bucket. Then, place the thumb end in the target bucket and let go. Some people spill the sanitizer into a glass, but I never had a problem with 4 OZ of sanitizer in 5 gallons of beer.