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Fresh kitchen ideas: Precision chopping board

Monday, November 19th, 2012
Fresh design precision cutting board

Chop to perfection

If you’re a bit OCD about food preparation and like your vegetables to be cut to perfection, then this is the chopping board for you!

The precision chopping board does as its name suggests and helps you chop precisely and accurately.

The board is marked out with clear measurements so you can cut everything to the same length and, for serious chefs, there are guidelines for the measurements such as fine brunoise and allumette.

The naturally antibacterial precision chopping board is made from beechwood and available from Culture Vulture, where it’s priced at £19.99.

Joseph Joseph mix tape chopping board

Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Eighties style mix tape kitchen chopping board

Funky mix tape chopping board

If you’ve got fond memories of the humble mix tape, then here’s a way to get it back in your life again – only this time it’s in the form of a funky kitchen chopping board.

This realistically styled chopping board totally looks the part, with all the detailing you’d expect to see on a C-60 cassette tape, right down to the handwritten music mix name.

The chopping board is made from toughened glass and has non-slip rubber feet on the bottom, to stop it slipping around on your worktop when in use.

Designed and made by Joseph Joseph, the citrus mix tape chopping board is available to purchase from Urban Outfitters for £14.

For more mix tape inspired accessories, check out the mix tape mobile phone case, the mix tape USB stick and the C-60 cassette tape cushion.

Large autumn tray by Eskil Design

Monday, January 31st, 2011
Large tray by Swedish design company Eskil

Autumn design tray

Every kitchen needs a tray or two and this large autumn-themed tray is a very useful size to own.

The tray features silhouette-style outlines of birch trees and flying birds and is made in Sweden by design company, Eskil Design.

Measuring 28cm by 36cm, the autumn tray costs £25 from the Eskil Design store on Bouf.

A matching autumn chopping board is also available for £17.

Heart shaped wooden chopping board

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Valentine's Day home heart gift idea

Heart chopping board

The shops are full of Valentine’s Day gift ideas and, whilst some may be tacky, a lot of the home-related gift ideas are things that you can use time and time again (and are definitely worth buying as a treat for yourself!).

This heart shaped chopping board has a slight novelty factor, but as chopping boards go, it’s a useful size to have in your kitchen and could serve many a food preparation need.

The heart chopping board is made from rubberwood and costs £9.50 from M&S, who have a whole section of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the home (some better than others).

Joseph Joseph index chopping board

Friday, April 16th, 2010
Index style chopping board

Index style chopping board

We love this Joseph Joseph index chopping board set and now’s a great time to buy it, as there’s a big discount on the product at House of Fraser.

The chopping board set consists of a storage case with four colour-coded chopping boards in it – each has it’s own index tab, so you can easily tell which is which. It’s a great way of ensuring that each chopping board is used for chopping certain foods, like raw meats or vegetables, and their uses aren’t mixed up.

The white Joseph Joseph index chopping board set was £42, but is now down to only £24 at House of Fraser. Buy it before it sells out!

Olive wood chopping board

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Natural olive wood board

Natural olive wood board

Olive wood is said to be the ideal wood choice for chopping boards, as the natural oil in the wood can kill off bacteria.

Another major bonus is that olive wood products, such as this one, are often creatively carved to show off the natural grain of the wood, making it decorative as well as practical.

This particular chopping board - which can also double up as a cheese board – is hand carved from a single piece of wood and measures about 40cm by 20cm.

No two are exactly the same and the slightly wonky edges and unusual shapes add even more character.

The board is finished off with wax and oil and is available from Natural Med on Amazon, for £16.99.

Top 10 kitchen worktop savers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Worktop savers serve a practical purpose of helping protect your kitchen worktops from becoming scratched, burnt, stained, bashed or damaged. They’re usually made of durable materials, such as toughened glass, granite, wood or marble.
Although some are a bit boring and unoriginal, others are fun and quirky – here are 10 of our favourites!

1. Joseph Joseph spatula worktop saver

Joseph Joseph do a wide range of excellent worktop savers. This multi-coloured design celebrates the humble spatula, to great effect. Buy it from John Lewis for £15.

2. Ella Doran smarties worktop saver

This colourful smarties design is by Ella Doran and features round smarties and hearts, in a rainbow of colours.
It’s available from House of Fraser for £10.

3. Metro granite worktop saver


For a sleek and stylish look, this Metro worktop saver is made of dark granite, etched with a contrasting square design on one side.

It’s available from Argos for the sale price of £9.99.

4. Union Jack worktop saver


Add a patriotic feel to your kitchen, with the help of this Union Jack worktop saver.

The design is cleverly made up of fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, and it’s available to purchase from Colloco Homeware and Gifts, on Not On The High Street, for £17.50.

5. Joseph Joseph breakfast worktop saver

Another great design from Joseph Joseph is this breakfast themed worktop protector, designed by illustrator Bo Lundberg.
Buy it at Corvus for £12.49.

6. Black and white floral bloom worktop saver

Bring the classic monotone look to the kitchen, with the help of this black and white floral bloom worktop saver.
It’s made by Kitchen Craft and is £7.49 from Denny and Sons.
The same bloom design is also available as a 24cm round worktop saver, for £4.75.

7. Cupcake worktop saver

Cupcakes - yum, yum!

If you love a good cupcake, then this vintage cupcake design worktop saver may be right up your street.

It’s available from Lakeland for £7.99.

8. Oval polka dot worktop saver


It might be smalller than some worktop savers (15cm by 30cm), but this one is just as durable. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen, or not too large a worktop to protect, then this nifty oval worktop saver may do the trick.

Decorated with polka dots, in vintage shades, it’s only £3.99 from Denny and Sons.

9. Conversion worktop saver

You won’t be stuck for a cooking conversion ever again, as this practical kitchen worktop saver is packed with essential conversion information. Whether you need to convert ounces to pounds, ml to fl oz  to cups, or °C to °F, they’re all here.
It was designed especially for Lakeland by Joseph Joseph and costs £9.78.

10. Chilli pepper worktop saver


If all things hot and spicy are your cup of tea, or you want your worktop saver to tone in with red or terracotta colours in your kitchen, then this chilli pepper worktop saver could be ideal.

It costs £9 from Leekes.

Recycled chopping board

Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Recycled cardboad chopping board

Recycled cardboad chopping board

This black chopping board looks stylish and looks like it could be slate, but amazingly it’s made from 100% recycled cardboard.

Yes, cardboard – we couldn’t believe it either. We first spotted it featured on Nest Goodies and were so intrigued that we had to check it out for ourselves.

The recycled cardboard has been compressed to make the chopping board and the end result is heat resistant, stain resistant and colour resistant. The non-porous material won’t mean that bacteria can be harboured in the board (one of the issues that often concerns me about some chopping boards) and they say it won’t blunt your knife either.

As far as recycling goes, this is a great use for old cardboard and a very practical eco product to own. Once you’ve finished with it, it can be recycled again.

The chopping board is available in three sizes, with prices starting at £9.95, and you can buy it from EcoCentric.

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