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Chop Keeper: A Surprisingly Useful Cutting Board

Chop Keeper is a useful cutting board

When the package of three plastic cutting boards called Chop Keepers arrived, I admit I was skeptical. They looked like one those cheap, made-for-TV products and I didn’t have high expectations. I was wrong. The Chop Keeper is a flexible chopping board with spill-proof sides that makes a great addition to any kitchen.

The first thing I noticed about the Chop Keeper is that anything I chop on it stays where it’s put. That means I’m not chasing onions, cherry tomatoes, or nuts around as I chop. This “stick-to-it” element makes it easier to chop and keeps multiple foods from mixing on the board.

The other feature I really like is the ½-inch sides that keep juices from dripping all. It’s fall here in the Northwest, so I put the Chop Keeper to the test processing and chopping plenty of juicy, end-of-year tomatoes. The Chop Keeper worked great, not allowing the juice of the tomatoes to spill. Likewise, In chopping a crusty loaf of French bread, it didn’t allow the crumbs to escape and made clean up a snap.

Cutting tomatoes on the Chop Keeper

The 1/2-inch sides of the Chop Keeper prevents juices from spilling.

One side of the Chop Keeper is chevron-shaped and, on the opposite side, the edge is slightly lower. This is supposed to enable you to fold the tray in half to easily fold the tray into a funnel and pour the chopped ingredients into a bowl or pan. I didn’t find the Chop Keeper especially easy to fold, though it is possible to pour from the surface. Perhaps as the Chop Keepers become “broken in” and a bit more flexible, I’ll come to appreciate this feature more

The Chop Keeper is one of the sturdiest flexible chop boards I’ve ever used. Normally, flexible chop boards are flimsy. The Chop Keeper is big, 12 ¼” x 17 ½”, made of thick, knife-friendly plastic that’s BPA-free and dishwasher safe. It comes in three colors: midnight, stainless and copper or red, yellow, and green. This makes it easy to designate different chop boards for meat and veggies or fruit to avoid cross contamination and handle food more safely.

I’ve been using the Chop Keeper for a couple of weeks now and it’s become my favorite go-to chopping board. The Chop Keeper comes in a set of three at a very reasonable price and we at recommend it for your kitchen. — BH

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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.

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