Mar 21, 2013 Creative Storage Solutions: Collapsible Kitchen Gadgets Anyone with limited space in a kitchen knows what it’s like to try to jam that one colander into the cabinet. It never fits, you know it never fits, but there you are, trying to make it work. Give it up. No, really. Give it up—and seek out collapsible, foldable kitchen gadgets that take up less space, and make your [kitchen] life much, much easier. More and more companies are coming out with silicone-based products—such as collapsible measuring cups and colanders. They’re durable, they expand to full-size, and collapse flat when you’re done. Extra bonus? They’re easy to clean (and most are dishwasher safe). Also keep an eye out for folding items—a folding cheese grater will easily replace your clunky box grater, and a foldable cutting board snaps up and acts as bowl for transferring chopped food directly from the cutting board to the pan.