I’ve had my eyes on the Joseph Joseph Chop 2 Pot chopping board for a while. Actually it’s LincsGeek’s fault – he saw them originally and said how useful one would be, and I brushed him off saying nah our normal chopping boards are just fine. But the more I thought about it the more I’ve wanted one.
I was given one for my birthday earlier this month – in lime green of course (if I had my way all the accessories/utensils/gadgets/electricals in my kitchen would be lime green, it’s a fantastic bright colour for a kitchen, but sadly LincsGeek won’t let me!). I was very pleased.
The chopping board, made from durable plastic with non slip bits underneath, is scored in such a way so you can lay it flat on the worktop but then pick it up using the handle to create a scoop type shape. This means that you can prepare your food and then pour your vegetables straight into the pan. No need for another implement (or your hand) to brush or pick up the veges, just one simple movement. Seems so unnecessary really, I mean I’ve never actually struggled getting my chopped vegetables from the board to the pan (which is why I was reluctant to start with), but now I’ve used it a few times I’m totally sold. Such a simple idea, and works really well. They say the best inventions are of things that solve a problem we never realised we had.
Actually I thought it would be a bit bigger. But it’s the perfect size. I can prepare enough vegetables for a spaghetti bolognaise for two on it – mushrooms, peppers, onion – so it’s just right for me. And it’s so very handy. The material is strong, it stands up to my Henckel knives with no nasty gashes, and it has washes well.
It’s nice to have a good looking kitchen gadget that I use daily. It definitely gets the thumbs up from me. LincsGeek was definitely right. Nicely done Joseph Joseph, now what else have you designed that I didn’t think I’d need? I think I probably “need” all of them!