I have a lot of lower back pain when I'm bending over the low counter in the kitchen for more than about ten minutes at a time. My friend Colleen has a longer way to bend.
She and a friend came up with a raised height counter top. It is much cheaper than having custom cabinets and counters put in. They found a manufacturer and a product will be announced in soon on her blog. Feel free to share it with tall or even just tallish cooks.
The length and width can be custom and the height is set by a measurement to your elbow.
If you're in an apartment like me or your budget is tight, this may be the best way to get some back relief. I'm going to get one of these.
Watch the outtakes video on her blog, she awesomely funny.
This is an edit now that it is an official project. Here
is how you can measure yourself o find he right height. There is a link n that page to the company that makes it that has photos and more details.
Her friend who helped out on this wrote about his, which is for someone who is 6'1