Norpro Polypropylene Cutting Boards

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Why It's Cool: Plenty of space for any cutting job; light and dishwasher safe

Although I love my Big Mouth Chopper (you may remember that I beat Kennedy in our pico-de-gallo-off), I still need to pull out a knife and cutting board on a daily basis.  I’ve tried a lot of cutting boards, from the flexible plastic ones (that tend to develop a permanent curl after a few months of washing in the dishwasher and won’t lie flat) to the big wooden boards that I like to use when I’m feeling particularly “chef-y” or need some good arm exercise from hauling them out.  

What I look for in an everyday cutting board is something that’s

  • big enough that the cut food doesn’t fall off,
  • sturdy enough that it doesn’t curl or move when I’m cutting,
  • durable enough that cutting on it won’t gouge it to shreds,
  • light enough that getting it out or moving it isn’t exercise, and
  • dishwasher safe, so that I’m sure it’s clean the next time I use it.

The ones I found that meet all these criteria are the Norpro polypropylene cutting boards.  At 12”X16”, the large size can handle just about any job.  And at 10" X 12", the medium size is the one we reach for on a daily basis. Both have rubberized corners that keep them from skidding.  They're made of polypropylene, which Alton Brown blesses as "heat-, odor-, and stain-resistant; they never warp or crack; they don't absorb moisture; and they can be washed in the dishwasher"  They're light and easy to grab, and they fit perfectly in the side of our dishwasher, so clean-up is dead easy.


  • Non-skid santoprene corners hold board in place.
  • Grooved on one side to catch juices and smooth on the other.
  • Large: 12" x 16" / 30.5cm x 40.5cm
  • Medium: 10" x 12" / 25.4cm x 30.5cm
  • Made of Polypropylene
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • NSF approved.
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