Does your cutting board slip and slide all over the counter when you’re trying to cut your fruit and vegetables? If so, here’s a simple kitchen tip that will protect you from cutting yourself.
Take a paper towel sheet and put it under the faucet and get it wet. Ring it out so that it’s just damp. Then lay it down on your counter.
Place your cutting board down on the damp towel. Now, see if you can move it. The cutting board should be fixed in place by the damp towel. You shouldn’t be able to move it in any direction.
So you ask, “how will this keep me from cutting myself?”
If you are slicing and dicing fruits and veggies and the board isn’t stabilized, and it moves, the knife could slip causing you to cut yourself.
This is a simple and inexpensive way to keep your fingers safe. Of course, always be sure that your knives are sharp. A dull blade is more dangerous than one that is sharp, and of course, never turn your head while slicing something. That’s a sure way to injure yourself.
I hope this tip was helpful!