OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board
A Cut Above the Rest
We love our full-size cutting boards for most tasks. But sometimes we want a more compact board for small jobs or when cooking in cramped spaces. We wanted to find the best small cutting board—one that would be durable and sit securely on the counter but also be easy to maneuver and clean.
Our winner, the OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board, is the little sibling of our full‑size Best Buy, the OXO Good Grips Carving and Cutting Board. Made of relatively thin, lightweight plastic bordered on two edges by rubber strips, it provides an ideal combination of portability and stability. While it emerged from testing with a fair number of knife scratches, the damage was cosmetic, and it was one of the few boards that didn’t warp. It’s dishwasher-safe and resisted odors and stains. Testers also liked the way the board’s slightly textured surface gripped their knives. As a bonus, one side has a built-in trench that can collect a small volume of juices from wet food or resting roasts.
OXO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board
WINNER - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This thin, lightweight plastic model was easy to hold and lift but was also stable on the counter thanks to its grippy rubber sides. It’s dishwasher-safe, and while it got a bit scratched by the end of testing, it was otherwise intact, resisting warping, cracking, or staining and retaining no odors. Testers liked cutting on its textured plastic surface and appreciated that one of its sides had a small trench for collecting juices from roasts or wet foods.
We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
EASE OF CLEANUP/MAINTENANCE ★★★
EASE OF USE ★★★
KEY: GOOD ★★★ FAIR ★★ POOR ★
Materials: Polypropylene, TPE
Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.9 x 0.3 in
Item Number: ATKOXUCB
Item Weight: 1.53 pounds
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How We Tested Small Cutting Boards
We tested nine small cutting boards priced from $9.49 to $38.95 and made from a variety of materials (wood, wood composite, bamboo, and plastic), each measuring about 11 by 14 inches. We chopped onions, minced parsley, pounded chicken cutlets, and minced pungent garlic and stain-prone chipotle chiles in adobo on them. To see whether any board dulled knives faster than others, we made 500 cuts on each one with a newly sharpened knife. We washed them by hand or in the dishwasher 25 times and dropped each off the counter three times, simulating the kind of wear and tear a board might receive over time. Finally, we evaluated each board on its durability, stability, maneuverability, and ease of cleanup and maintenance.
- Made from moderately thin, lightweight plastic
- Sits securely on counter
- Does not warp, crack, stain, or retain odors
- Requires no seasoning or maintenances
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