- Some people are unconvinced after seeing a cutting-board “hack” circulating online.
- The trick was first featured in a video by YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY, published earlier this month.
- Twitter users caught wind of the tip after Edmonton Journal’s Twitter account shared an article the National Post had written about the tip on Tuesday.
- The “hack” entails positioning the hole in your cutting board over a bowl and pushing ingredients through the cutout, ostensibly to avoid making a mess.
- Many Twitter users have expressed doubts that the trick is actually useful.
The internet is a great place for finding out that you’ve been using an everyday object incorrectly your whole life.
Recently, for example, some people were unconvinced after seeing a cutting-board “hack” circulating online.
The trick, which was first featured in a video by YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY, entails positioning the hole in your cutting board over a bowl and pushing ingredients through the cutout, ostensibly to avoid making a mess.
Twitter users caught wind of the hack after Edmonton Journal’s Twitter account shared an article the National Post had written about the tip on Tuesday.
— Edmonton Journal (@edmontonjournal) March 26, 2019
Many people expressed doubts that the trick would be useful, especially for larger cuts of ingredients.
Only for fine dice imho
— Portia Clark (@portiaclarkcbc) March 26, 2019
Please send help. pic.twitter.com/5tCapVeCBi
— Gary Butler (@Butlerewhon) March 27, 2019
srsly, who cares?? it's not like the hole makes it any easier to scrape off the contents
— SarahJ (@vanderwolf10) March 26, 2019
Others pointed out that some cutting boards don’t have cutout handles, or have smaller holes so you can hang them up.
— Anita Staver ????⚖️???????? (@AnitaStaver) March 27, 2019
One Twitter user, QueerPlatypus7, even referenced a patent for a cutting board design – filed by Todd O. Ladwig in April 1993 and granted in February 1995 – in which the horizontal hole at one end is called a handle.
the patent clearly states it's a handle guys pic.twitter.com/9X0F4d2irq
— queer platypus ???? eric‽ (@QueerPlatypus7) March 26, 2019
It’s worth noting that Ladwig’s patent application expired today, on March 27, 2019, according to Google Patents.
The patent appears to be for a “substantially rectangular” cutting board with a hinge at one end that could be flipped downwards, extending its surface area.
In the patent’s abstract, the claim is made that the “movement [of] the lower portion of the cutting board is particularly useful for sweeping cut objects, such as vegetables, meats, or other objects into a bowl or a pan.”
Watch 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY’s full video about kitchen tips below:
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