Thursday, October 1, 2009

Things I Love Thursday: Flexible Cutting Boards

Today I want to share my love for my flexible cutting boards (also called chopping mats). I happened to stumble across a set of three at our local dollar tree- and fell in love! These cutting boards take up like zero room in a drawer or cupboard, work just as well at preventing scratches and dents on my countertop, and are so much easier to use than a regular old cutting board.

I love that I can scoop up the leftover mess of some cutting (broccoli stems, carrot peels, potato eyes) and send them right to the trash. I can equally scoop up any cut items into a bowl or crock pot or pan with ease as seen in this photo I found online:

I also like to lay these mats out when I'm trimming chicken or seasoning other meat because it keeps the raw meat off my counter or off a more porous board. My chopping mats are dishwasher safe. The chopping mats I got at the dollar store lasted about a year and a half- a pretty decent investment and I used them every day and always put them in the dishwasher (to get all that yucky bacteria off). I replaced my dollar tree ones with a pack of 4 from bed bath and you know where. This set is high quality, a little thicker, fun colors, and still only about $1 a mat. I have been using them for about 6 months now and they are fabulous. I love my flexible cutting boards!

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michelle@somedaycrafts said...

You found those at the dollar store. That rocks! I love those and want some for CHEAP!!!

Jen said...

Yep- they were at my local dollar tree awhile back. 3 for $1. Can't beat it- but the 5.99 for 4 at bed bath wasn't too bad either.

I live in the grand rapids area- it was the dollar tree on canal if you are local.

thediaperdiaries said...

I have some of these too. Love them!! And the clean up is so much easier.