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    Sky Guest

    Default Cutting boards & storage?

    Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.

    Sky
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    Sqwertz Guest

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    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.


    I have a large 12"x12"x3" cutting block that stands upright on the
    back of the counter (on the 3" side) and all the rest get wedged
    between that and the wall. The rest are much thinner, of course.

    You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    rest in a cupboard.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.


    I have a large 12"x12"x3" cutting block that stands upright on the
    back of the counter (on the 3" side) and all the rest get wedged
    between that and the wall. The rest are much thinner, of course.

    You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    rest in a cupboard.

    -sw

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    Lin Guest

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    On May 16, 9:44*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:

    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. *As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). *My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. *So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? *I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? *Any suggestions? *TIA.


    You, too!!! We also have the plastic/acrylic AND thin-plexi cutting
    sheets with the traditional boards. Bob has several, including a HUGE
    butcher block style board, and then when we married I had my favorites
    that I brought with me. I'm not particularly crazy about using the
    block, because I have smashed my fingers moving it for cleaning. (Not
    crazy about his mandolin either, but that is another story).

    At the moment, we have a few that are doing the "letter-holder-thingy"
    using our TWO knife blocks to wedge them up. The big butcher block
    does lay flat on a separate counter, and another board sits upright on
    the block leaning against the wall. And yes, there are a couple of
    others in the cabinets.

    Are your walls solid enough to put hangers on for storage? I've done
    that before for boards that had holes in them on handles, etc. Sort of
    decorative as well, depending upon the board.

    --Lin (baby, I'm "board")

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    Lin Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    On May 16, 9:44*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:

    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. *As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). *My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. *So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? *I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? *Any suggestions? *TIA.


    You, too!!! We also have the plastic/acrylic AND thin-plexi cutting
    sheets with the traditional boards. Bob has several, including a HUGE
    butcher block style board, and then when we married I had my favorites
    that I brought with me. I'm not particularly crazy about using the
    block, because I have smashed my fingers moving it for cleaning. (Not
    crazy about his mandolin either, but that is another story).

    At the moment, we have a few that are doing the "letter-holder-thingy"
    using our TWO knife blocks to wedge them up. The big butcher block
    does lay flat on a separate counter, and another board sits upright on
    the block leaning against the wall. And yes, there are a couple of
    others in the cabinets.

    Are your walls solid enough to put hangers on for storage? I've done
    that before for boards that had holes in them on handles, etc. Sort of
    decorative as well, depending upon the board.

    --Lin (baby, I'm "board")

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    David Scheidt Guest

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    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    :Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    :> Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    :> bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    :> really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    :> I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    :> wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    :> boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    :> them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.

    :I have a large 12"x12"x3" cutting block that stands upright on the
    :back of the counter (on the 3" side) and all the rest get wedged
    :between that and the wall. The rest are much thinner, of course.

    :You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    :rest in a cupboard.

    I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter space.
    It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a whole lot
    more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work. It's a whole
    lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.

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    David Scheidt Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    :Sky <[email protected]> wrote:

    :> Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    :> bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    :> really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    :> I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    :> wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    :> boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    :> them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.

    :I have a large 12"x12"x3" cutting block that stands upright on the
    :back of the counter (on the 3" side) and all the rest get wedged
    :between that and the wall. The rest are much thinner, of course.

    :You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    :rest in a cupboard.

    I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter space.
    It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a whole lot
    more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work. It's a whole
    lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Lin wrote:
    >
    > Are your walls solid enough to put hangers on for storage? I've
    > done that before for boards that had holes in them on handles, etc.
    > Sort of decorative as well, depending upon the board.


    If you do that, get hooks with a few inches of standoff
    distance from the wall, for good air circulation, otherwise
    both the board and the wall can become moldy. That's been
    my unfortunate experience.

  9. #9
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Lin wrote:
    >
    > Are your walls solid enough to put hangers on for storage? I've
    > done that before for boards that had holes in them on handles, etc.
    > Sort of decorative as well, depending upon the board.


    If you do that, get hooks with a few inches of standoff
    distance from the wall, for good air circulation, otherwise
    both the board and the wall can become moldy. That's been
    my unfortunate experience.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    David Scheidt <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >:You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    >:rest in a cupboard.
    >
    > I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    > actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter space.
    > It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a whole lot
    > more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work. It's a whole
    > lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.


    Not me. I'm pretty anal about cleaning up as much as possible when
    I cook (I doubt have much counter space to begin with).

    I never use more than one cutting board during cooking, though I may
    use a different one at serving time. It takes all of 15 seconds to
    rinse it off between whatever I'm cutting. If I need to do veggies
    that will be served raw after cutting meat, I just rinse it quickly
    and turn it over.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    David Scheidt <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >:You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    >:rest in a cupboard.
    >
    > I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    > actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter space.
    > It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a whole lot
    > more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work. It's a whole
    > lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.


    Not me. I'm pretty anal about cleaning up as much as possible when
    I cook (I doubt have much counter space to begin with).

    I never use more than one cutting board during cooking, though I may
    use a different one at serving time. It takes all of 15 seconds to
    rinse it off between whatever I'm cutting. If I need to do veggies
    that will be served raw after cutting meat, I just rinse it quickly
    and turn it over.

    -sw

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    Nexis Guest

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    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.
    >
    > Sky
    > --


    I actually had the same problem before we got the new ovens. My old ones were side by
    side, but since we couldn't find those, we replaced them with a top/bottom combo, and
    used the extra space on the sides for cutting boards and baking pans! Works great,
    and is just the right size.

    Crate & Barrel used to have a rack system that I almost bought for the baking sheets
    that would work great for cutting boards, but it's been a while. It's simple, you
    could probably build one easily if you can't find one. It was basically a piece of
    wood, with wooden dowels creating the separators.

    kimberly


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    Nexis Guest

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    "Sky" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.
    >
    > Sky
    > --


    I actually had the same problem before we got the new ovens. My old ones were side by
    side, but since we couldn't find those, we replaced them with a top/bottom combo, and
    used the extra space on the sides for cutting boards and baking pans! Works great,
    and is just the right size.

    Crate & Barrel used to have a rack system that I almost bought for the baking sheets
    that would work great for cutting boards, but it's been a while. It's simple, you
    could probably build one easily if you can't find one. It was basically a piece of
    wood, with wooden dowels creating the separators.

    kimberly


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    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Sky wrote:
    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards,


    That's not what I'd call a small collection. If I have more than I
    can comfortably use/store, I get rid of some.

    > and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.


    I keep 'em in a drawer. I only have three.

    Serene

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    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Sky wrote:
    > Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > bamboo cutting boards. As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > really). My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards,


    That's not what I'd call a small collection. If I have more than I
    can comfortably use/store, I get rid of some.

    > and
    > I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. So, I
    > wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > boards? I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > them upright might be nice? Any suggestions? TIA.


    I keep 'em in a drawer. I only have three.

    Serene

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    "Nexis" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Crate & Barrel used to have a rack system that I almost bought for the
    > baking sheets that would work great for cutting boards, but it's been a
    > while. It's simple, you could probably build one easily if you can't find
    > one. It was basically a piece of wood, with wooden dowels creating the
    > separators.


    My ex mil had a tray cabinet put into her new kitchen, wonder why I
    didn't think of that when I remodeled my kitchen? It was so cool and
    was probably only a 12 inch bottom cabinet.

    I keep my cutting boards in my appliance garage. Not perfect, but
    it works. I only have 3 wood boards in varying sizes.

    nancy



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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?


    "Nexis" <[email protected]> wrote

    > Crate & Barrel used to have a rack system that I almost bought for the
    > baking sheets that would work great for cutting boards, but it's been a
    > while. It's simple, you could probably build one easily if you can't find
    > one. It was basically a piece of wood, with wooden dowels creating the
    > separators.


    My ex mil had a tray cabinet put into her new kitchen, wonder why I
    didn't think of that when I remodeled my kitchen? It was so cool and
    was probably only a 12 inch bottom cabinet.

    I keep my cutting boards in my appliance garage. Not perfect, but
    it works. I only have 3 wood boards in varying sizes.

    nancy



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    kilikini Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    > David Scheidt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    >>> rest in a cupboard.

    >>
    >> I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    >> actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter
    >> space. It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a
    >> whole lot more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work.
    >> It's a whole lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.

    >
    > Not me. I'm pretty anal about cleaning up as much as possible when
    > I cook (I doubt have much counter space to begin with).
    >
    > I never use more than one cutting board during cooking, though I may
    > use a different one at serving time. It takes all of 15 seconds to
    > rinse it off between whatever I'm cutting. If I need to do veggies
    > that will be served raw after cutting meat, I just rinse it quickly
    > and turn it over.
    >
    > -sw


    That's exactly what I do, too, Steve. The less harsh veggies get cut first
    and then the stronger ones get chopped last. Rinse, flip, and chop up the
    meat on the other side. I also lean my board against the back of the
    counter, too.

    kili



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    kilikini Guest

    Default Re: Cutting boards & storage?

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > David Scheidt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. Store the
    >>> rest in a cupboard.

    >>
    >> I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    >> actually). It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter
    >> space. It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. I can use a
    >> whole lot more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work.
    >> It's a whole lot faster to use another than it is to wash one.

    >
    > Not me. I'm pretty anal about cleaning up as much as possible when
    > I cook (I doubt have much counter space to begin with).
    >
    > I never use more than one cutting board during cooking, though I may
    > use a different one at serving time. It takes all of 15 seconds to
    > rinse it off between whatever I'm cutting. If I need to do veggies
    > that will be served raw after cutting meat, I just rinse it quickly
    > and turn it over.
    >
    > -sw


    That's exactly what I do, too, Steve. The less harsh veggies get cut first
    and then the stronger ones get chopped last. Rinse, flip, and chop up the
    meat on the other side. I also lean my board against the back of the
    counter, too.

    kili



  20. #20
    John Kane Guest

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    On May 17, 12:56*am, David Scheidt <dsche...@panix.com> wrote:
    > Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > :Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    >
    > :> Over the past few years, I've accumulated a small collection of wooden &
    > :> bamboo cutting boards. *As such, I now have a dilemma (well, not
    > :> really). *My counters are getting 'covered' with the cutting boards, and
    > :> I'd rather store them somehow, although not in any cabinet. *So, I
    > :> wondered, how does everyone here in RFC-land store their cutting
    > :> boards? *I've thought of some sort of 'letter holder thingy' to hold
    > :> them upright might be nice? *Any suggestions? *TIA.
    >
    > :I have a large 12"x12"x3" cutting block that stands upright on the
    > :back of the counter (on the 3" side) and all the rest get wedged
    > :between that and the wall. *The rest are much thinner, of course.
    >
    > :You really only need 3 cutting boards for every day use. *Store the
    > :rest in a cupboard.
    >
    > I use a letter holder thingy (I think it's for file folders,
    > actually). *It works fine, but it does take up a bit of counter space.
    > It's out of the way, so that doesn't bother me. *I can use a whole lot
    > more than three cutting boards in a flurry of prep work. *It's a whole
    > lot faster to use another than it is to wash one. *


    Really? I'm the other way around. Only one cutting board which hangs
    on the wall when not in use. Mind you, I tend to wash everything as I
    go when cooking at home so I don't expect to have any cooking dishes
    etc left at the end of prep unless there are some that need soaking .

    John Kane Kingston ON Canada

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