For precision-obsessed cooks, there’s probably no cutting slab more useful than the OCD Chef Board. The only thing it’s missing is a separate section where you can slide throwaways (which, let’s face, is a must-have for those with serious OCD). If only it had the Cut And Collect’s clever pullout tray, it would have been perfect. Maybe next version.
Designed by Joseph Joseph, the cutting board is an erstwhile regular unit with a wide working area for slicing and dicing your uncooked ingredients. Under the chopping area, however, sits a spacious pullout cubby that you can use to separate the different things you have on the board.
The Cut And Collect is made from hard plastic (yep, including the board), measuring 11.8 x 8.7 x 1.6 inches. The bottom tray is kept in place under the chopping area using magnets, but can be pulled out completely for separate use. The product page suggests using the pull-out tray to hold throwaways, so you can collect them in a single tray for quicker disposal. Personally, I’d probably sweep all the sliced stuff directly to the tray, so they don’t get in the way while you chop your heart off. Either way, it should prove plenty useful.
Uncommon Goods has the Cut And Collect available now, priced at $25.