Large Board (20"x16") on bottom.  Small Board (16"x12") on top.

Large Board (20"x16") on bottom.  Small Board (16"x12") on top.

Background

I designed and built the prototype of this cutting board in 2012 as an elegant solution to a recurring problem. I roasted a chicken every week and frequently ended up with an oily mess on the counter after carving. My old cutting board wasn’t big enough, the juice collection groove didn’t hold enough, drippings were hard to pour off, stuff dripped as I was transferring it to the plate, and the grooves were difficult to clean.

The nEAT board’s designed to solve all those problems. It’s sculpted and self-drains into a porcelain tray that fits underneath to collect any runoff from a roast. With a little use, I found the design not only made carving roasts a pleasure, but it also simplified everyday food prep. There’s plenty of room to chop a heap of vegetables, even the kind that triple in size as you go, like a head of cabbage or a bunch of kale. Use the porcelain tray to gather your ingredients and easily transfer them to the next destination. No more mess.

 Features

  • Drains juices into included, dishwasher-safe porcelain tray with 1.5 cup capacity.
  • No grooves so chopped material is easily scraped off the side or ends into included tray, plate, or cookie sheet.
  • No grooves so the board is easily wiped clean.
  • Designed so a 1/8 or 1/4 size baking tray fits underneath for collection purposes.
  • Non-marring, non-skid polymer feet attached with rustproof stainless steel screws.
  • Easily detachable magnetic legs on some models make the board double-sided. Click here for video.
  • Handcrafted in Maine of regionally harvested, edge-grain rock maple. Rock maple is stable, tight grained for easier cleaning, and just the right hardness to stand up to chopping, but not dull your knife.
  • Finished with food-grade mineral oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, lemon and orange oil.

This cutting board will become your most treasured bit of countertop square footage. This is what HD TV is to analog, what Blu-ray is to VHS, what lithium ion is to NiCad, what cashmere is to wool — you get the picture. It’s just better…so much so that you’ll wonder how you managed without it.

Shows how easy it is to remove the nEAT Board's legs and how secure they are.
 Custom zebrawood

Custom zebrawood

 Bottom of board with legs removed. Groove around hole is a drip edge.

Bottom of board with legs removed. Groove around hole is a drip edge.

 There is just enough shape to drain efficiently.

There is just enough shape to drain efficiently.