Tuesday Tip // Stabilize Your Cutting Board

Many people have asked me what some of the biggest “ah-ha” moments have been since starting culinary school. There have been so so many, and I plan to keep sharing lots of them as I work my way through the course (so I hope you’re ready for it!). Some stuff has been a little technical, and some pretty simple…kinda like, “duh, why didn’t I think of that” kind of stuff. And that’s where today’s tip falls.
You know when you’re trying to chop stuff on your cutting board, and it starts slipping and sliding across your countertop. Slippery cutting board + sharp knife = no bueno, right? Well, all you need to do is cut a little piece of this grip-it shelf liner to slide under your board. In the past, I’ve used damp dish towels to accomplish the same thing, but this is so much better, since no laundry is involved after! Plus, this liner is super cheap (I bought a roll at the 99¢ Store) so, if it gets gunky, you can just toss it and cut another piece. (A silpat works for this task as well…thank you to reader Nic for sharing!)



  1. Melissa! This is going to save me some injuries lol

  2. Bonnie Haave says:

    Good idea!

  3. Brilliant! Great idea!

  4. I’ve also used a silpat since I have those handy

    • Melissa says:

      Ooooh, that is a great idea! And, again, easy clean-up. If you don’t mind, I’m going to update the post to note that as an option as well. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I need to get some of this for my mom! Her cutting boards are always slipping and sliding and its dangerous!

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