Storage baskets are handy for organization purposes, whatever they may be made of. I find them especially useful for organizing household cleaners and other products in the cabinet under the sink. But they can also be used to keep a pantry tidy: For example, they can hold soup packets and tea bags in one convenient spot. Or they can be used to keep your office supplies in order – DVD’s notepads, etc…
I think this model would look nice in a kitchen:
Metal storage basket pictured: Spectrum Storage Basket, small
Of course, just about anything made of metal tends to be more expensive than things made of plastic.