Sunday, August 30, 2015

Joseph Chopping Board with Sharpener

I purchased this Joseph Chopping Board with Sharpener at Sur La Table a couple weeks ago.



It actually works pretty well. I made some guacamole with it last week.

The sharpening function is made of ceramic and I've used it on my paring knife. And now the paring knife is much sharper.

I've historically been too lazy to sharpen my knives, so while I have some good ones, like this one, they unfortunately become dull and are not efficient for cutting. Nor safe I suppose.

To use this, you just set the cutting board up vertically and then draw the blade towards you 3-4 times. Be careful not to do it while it's wet because it could be treacherous.

I also like the bright lime green color. The board also comes in black if you prefer something more somber.

Pros:
  • Sharpen knives easily
  • Bright colors
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons:
  • Plastic board. Supposedly BPA free but I've been trying to avoid plastic
  • Relatively soft so I already see cut marks in the board
I paid about $20 for the cutting board.