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The search for a perfect cutting board can feel daunting. You have to find the right size, which for me means not too big (I’m only cooking for one!) but not too small that my food falls off the board. You also have to figure out what design works best for you: A wood board might be best (like Misen’s newest wooden slab), or plastic may suit your needs (like the recycled plastic reBoard from Material that we love). But there’s one aspect I didn’t realize I’d been looking for until I started using the Architec Gripper Cutting Board — I needed a cutting surface that would stay in place. This board has an entire side of grips that makes it perfect for chopping, dicing, and cutting just about anything your heart desires without budging an inch. It’s safe to say I’ve finally found my favorite cutting board for all my food prep!

The main reason I love this board is naturally the no-slip bottom provided by the almost 200 small grips covering the surface. Made of BPA-free, food-grade plastic, the board has a sturdy base that’s perfect for chopping hearty veggies like a butternut squash or spaghetti squash in half. Knowing that it’s not going to slide out from under my knife if I really put my all into cutting through tough veggies makes me feel much safer. It’s also great for smaller cuts, like mincing garlic or dicing onions, because it won’t budge even when you’re moving quickly. And it’s obviously a champ when it comes to slicing, because your long knife strokes won’t push the board away.

Additionally, I really appreciate the size of this board. I find that most cutting boards are too big since I’m cooking for one and prefer to make smaller dinners more frequently rather than large batches at once. This means that I’m often not working with enough food to warrant a giant board, but I also find that most small boards are too small. Just like Goldilocks, I’ve found that this Gripper Cutting Board is just right. Because it’s not huge at just 8- by 11-inches, I can easily rinse it off in the sink when I’m done using it and store it neatly on the drying rack. But if a small board isn’t suitable for what you need, they also have a larger 11- by 14-inch cutting board.

The Gripper Cutting Board would be a great addition to your kitchen for veggie prep or as a thoughtful gift for a recent college grad who’s just starting out. It also comes in three bright shades in case your kitchen needs a splash of color, too!