Sometimes cooking takes more effort than going for a jog or scrubbing the bathtub.  And it’s really not the cooking part that’s the worst, it’s the cleanup, which can be painstaking if you don’t have dual sinks and a dishwasher too boot.

This cutting board by Curtis Stone is true to its name “Workbench” and looks like it might take away some of the pain in cooking and all the while add some fun.  From a looks standpoint alone the Curtis Stone Workbench means business thanks to its chunky build, though note its size for the sake of storage.  The wood is Victorian ash, an Australian hardwood grown on an eco-sustainable plantation and won’t damage your cutlery – never use quality knives on a plastic cutting board unless you’re slicing poultry or meat.  Built into the cutting board are three 1-cup measuring cups.  When you’re done chopping you can just slide the minced vegetables into them using the included Pick Up scoop.  There is also a garbage hole for discarding useless bits, such as stems and seeds.  When it’s full or you’re done cooking, you just remove the drawer and drop the contents into the garbage.

The Curtis Stone Workbench cutting board sells for $299.95.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."