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The Best Cutting Boards on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about kitchen knives, knife sharpeners, and kitchen islands, here, we’ve rounded up the best cutting boards, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers at Amazon.

Best-rated cutting board

“If you’re a serious chef cooking from scratch, you’ll appreciate a large surface that you can use to work on a lot of ingredients at once,” says one reviewer of this OXO cutting board. “This translates to speed and efficiency. If you’re a casual chef, or working with children, you will appreciate how the large surface of this cutting board catches the mess, leaving little or no clean-up on your countertop.” And this cutting board gets many positive reviews for its size and, like the name suggests, utility. As another reviewer calls it, “an excellent size and thickness. The non-skid sides grip the counter enough so that the board does not slide while cutting, but not so much that it’s difficult to move around the counter. It’s also properly firm—soft enough to keep from dulling a blade but firm enough for easy, clean cuts.” The juice grove is another highly-reviewed feature. “Due to the size of the cutting board, this gutter can collect a lot of liquid without overflowing,” says one reviewer, who adds, “Liquids which represent a food safety danger are collected completely in the gutter, and can easily be washed off with soap. My countertop stays neater, too.”

Best-rated (less expensive) cutting board