Anyway you look at it, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables is a chore — especially when your cutting surface is crap. Who wants to make multiple trips to the garbage every five minutes to empty out the scraps? Please.
Curtis Stone, the Aussie chef and star of the short-lived Take Home Chef TV series has managed to solve this conundrum by integrating a stainless steel waterproof waste disposal unit under a durable, eco sustainable wooden chopping block ($300). Its generous 22″ x 14″ surface space eliminates the need for any additional cutting surfaces. And the best part is, this is no wonky design that’s going to need to be replaced in a couple months. Kudos to our frosted tip friend from down under.