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.
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