How to Secure a Cutting Board

Some cutting boards have non-slip grippers on the edges of the board, but many lack these cutting board stabilizers. A smooth board on a smooth countertop can cause slipping and sliding, which is dangerous! This video demonstrates how to secure a cutting board to prevent slipping by using a damp paper towel or dishcloth.

We prefer using the dishcloth to reduce waste. If you want to use a damp paper towel, consider using one that you used for drying produce or utensils, or use it afterwards for cleaning.

Once you know how to secure a cutting board to keep it from moving, you are ready to put those knife skills into action!

Head over to our recipes page to make delicious dishes with your new skills! Our stovetop dried beans, roasted potatoes, carrots, and onions, and one pan Mexican quinoa skillet recipes all require efficient knife skills and secure cutting boards.

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