Food For Thought: New Favorite Cutting Board

Jun 28, 2017

I asked Nancy Leson what she likes to chop on.  Once we got past her lumberjack (Jill?) joke I learned she likes plastic for cutting and wood for serving. 

I'd always preferred wood for cutting and hubcaps for serving. Now I'm a convert to the convenience of plastic for cutting.  Especially the new one sent to us by a listener.  What’s so great about it? 

It’s full of holes.

The EcoFlow features a perforated cutting surface which allows released juices to flow into its supporting tray.  This makes it ideal for thawing frozen foods and for carving cooked meats.  It's quite sturdy and held up fine to a good pork-chop pounding.

The EcoFlow: My new go-to cutting board.
Credit Nancy Leson / KNKX

Nance thinks it's the ideal platform for giving a whole chicken an uncovered overnight in the fridge prior to roasting it – a good way to get crisper skin.  

EcoFlow's detachable cutting surfaces are available in multiple colors to help prevent cross contamination, and it's dishwasher safe and BPA free.

Nancy Leson has accumulated at least ten other cutting boards and she’s come up with a clever storage idea for them.

When you just can't stack 'em any higher on top of the microwave: Nancy's big idea for storing cutting boards -- a file folder rack.
Credit Nancy Leson / KNKX

“Never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.” – Charles Buxton