The Curtis Stone “Workbench” Cutting board, price aside, is one of my top picks when it comes to slicing and dicing.  If you haven’t had a look at it, I suggest you take a quick glance, as it includes a mess of built-in measuring cups, and a trash shoot with a drawer for scraps.  However, it’s rather massive in size, so those living in small abodes will wanna take a gander at the John Boos Corner Counter Cutting Board instead.

It too isn’t all that cheap – $134 on Amazon – but with it comes a fair bit of utility, especially for those with cramped kitchens and limited countertop space.  You see, it’s specifically designed to be wedged into the corner of the countertop. And while it doesn’t increase kitchen workspace folds over, it’s probably the most efficient use of the space, since it’s highly accessible and takes advantage of otherwise useless space.

It measures 24 by 18 by 1-1/4 inches, and comes with Boos block board cream with beeswax to keep it lubed up and ready for chopping.  That said, a wooden cutting board, as I’ve lamented before, is the only cutting board you should need, provided you’re not chopping up meat. Plus, your knives will stay sharper longer.

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."