This Clever Hack Helps Stop Your Cutting Board From Moving

Since the pandemic began, many have started the somewhat uneasy process of cooking more at home. People have also started to experiment more with what they are making. Folks have gone from whipping up banana bread to creating a baked feta pasta dish in an effort to live out their culinary dreams while they wait for things to become safe again. 

Until then, at home cooks will be pureeing, broiling, and much more. But, there is one thing that still makes even the most experienced at home cooks somewhat nervous, and that is the art of chopping, dicing, and julienning. The idea of having to cut anything with the use of sharp cutting knives on a cutting board sends dread and fear into the hearts of even the bravest soul. Especially if the cutting board slips, causing for the knife to be in a precarious position. Don't sweat it, there are actually a few simple hacks that can ease this fear.

Placing a damp towel under a cutting board will keep it in place

A very helpful video shared to Martha Stewart's Youtube page cites that this easy hack is all you need to remove any potential hazards that may arise from a sliding cutting board. In the video, the iconic businesswoman, writer, and television personality explains how you can take a small kitchen towel, wet it, ring it out, and place it under the cutting board to help cause friction underneath the board and force it to keep in place. Bon Appétit cites that using a damp paper towel will also do the trick, if you find that you don't want to use a kitchen towel. 

Running out of paper towels and don't have any clean towels because it's laundry day? Kitchn suggests using some rubber bands to help hold the cutting board in place. The publication cites that putting two rubber bands, one on each end, will also keep the board from sliding all over the place. Can't find rubber bands? Martha Stewart suggests placing a non-stick mat under the board when you're in a pinch.