I absolutely love this thing. Since my stroke, I’ve had to radically change my diet, which is 90% vegetables now. Doctor’s orders. That means I have to cut everything. If you’ve ever tried cutting vegetables with one hand you know that is very difficult. Without being able to hold the vegetable in place, it’s impossible to use a sawing motion. And most vegetables are round or cylindrical in shape which means they tend to end up on the floor when you try to slice them.
This cutting board solves the problem by including two different ways to hold the vegetables in place:
- There’s a built-in vice that you can use as a clamp.
- The little black pillars can be moved to different holes in the board to accommodate different size foods.
- There is a reversible spike plate built into the board that you can flip over when you need it. It’s great when you want to peel something.
- The surface is raised up from the countertop, which really helps.
The board is constructed of that white melamine plastic that many other cutting boards use. I clean it with soap and water and bleach for disinfecting. It also comes with suction cups that hold the board in place. I stupidly threw mine away a long time ago, thinking I didn’t need them, and now I wish I hadn’t.
Another thing that I use the board for his opening jars, or holding them in place while I scoop food out of them. I’m talking about trying to get mayonnaise or mustard or something thick like peanut butter out of a jar without it falling over. This technique also works when trying to wash dishes. Just place the cutting board in the sink, clamp the glass or bowl in place for scrubbing. It’s pretty cool.
I’ve had this since my first stroke in the summer of 2015. As you can see from the photo it’s held up pretty well despite my daily use and clumsy knife work.
Here’s the link to Amazon if you’re interested:
Swedish Cutting Board, $64.99 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tugurx