From The Tips Box: Slippery Cutting Boards

A reader offers a tip for stopping your chopping board from sliding around on kitchen benches.

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Stop Slippery Cutting Boards with a Dish Towel

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Vanessa explains how to keep cutting boards from sliding around on slick countertops:

Place a damp kitchen towel under your cutting board to keep it "Velcroed" securely to the counter top. It works brilliantly.

We actually mentioned this trick a while back as part of our post on knife handling tips from Jamie Oliver, but it's a simple point worth singling out.


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