Tell at a glance which cutting board to use for meat

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Do you dedicate one cutting board for meat and another for veggies so you don’t have to worry about cross-contamination?  I do, but since both my boards look alike except for a small color ring, I have to take a second look to be sure I’m grabbing the correct one.  With the Color-Coded Cutting Mats, you can see at a glance which cutting mat is for which food.  Each 15.25″ X 12″ polypropylene mat is both color-coded and identified with a food icon, so you can see which board is for cutting veggies, and which is for fish, beef, and chicken.  They are flexible, which will help you transfer the cut food into a cooking pan or a bowl.  The mats are top-rack safe in the dishwasher on low-heat, but hand washing is recommended.

A set of four Color-Coded Cutting Mats is $14.99 from The Container Store.

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  • Andrew Baker June 7, 2015, 9:06 am

    I have these (although they do not have pictures, just colors). I find them very useful for cheese, veggies, fruits, etc. However they do not work great for meats. The lack of “juice” groove, makes for a messy experience. I still pull out my meat cutting board when working with meat. NOTE: I found that using the dishwasher will cause them to curl up. This is not very useful when trying to use them. This can be solved by hand washing, or storing them smashed between my other cutting boards.

    • John Kes June 8, 2015, 8:15 pm

      Good to know. Thanks for the tips.

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