Anyway, she asked me to blog about my favorite kitchenware. There are lots of lists out there of "must-have" kitchen equipment, providing an ample variety of other opionions. But for what it's worth, here's mine.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a kitchen gadget freak. I have friends and family with walk-in closets bigger than my kitchen, so I have to be pretty selective about what I put in there. I have a tiny galley kitchen with three crappy drawers and really old cabinets that we've modified to be as organized as possible, but when you start with crap, there's only so far you can go. Honestly, my issues with the kitchen have less to do with the size and more to do with the lack of quality of the fixtures. That's a major gutting project for down the road, though.
We added these pull out stainless steel racks to maximize the storage. They're marginally effective. I still swear a lot when I use them.