I'm 5'2" tall and my kitchen counters are just too high for me to work comfortably. I love my relatively new gas cooktop, but it's got raised grates and I've got several pots (pasta pot and stock pots) that I can't even see into when I'm using them. I've been contemplating buying a new John Boos cutting board, but with a thickness of around 2", that would only worsen my problem. I've tried using a low step stool at the prep area, but my legs get really tired. I wish I had room in my kitchen for a 30"-high work table, but I don't. I'd really love to hear how other vertically challenged home cooks deal with this. Thanks!