The Best Way to Stop Your Cutting Board From Sliding Around

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
2 Materials
1 Minute
Don't you hate it when you're cutting food on a cutting board and it slips all over the place? I've tried wood cutting boards, glass cutting boards, and chopping blocks, but they all slip. It's so annoying, and it's also dangerous! I finally found the answer while watching a cooking show the other day as I folded piles and piles of laundry.
The solution is so simple! You just take a towel (which I can always find in my kitchen), dampen it with some water, and place it under the cutting board. Voila! No slipping.
Here’s a sliding cutting board in action. I hardly cut up fruit because my hubby doesn't like it, but at least he eats plenty of vegetables. So I was able to use this trick while cutting up a salad.

Step 1: Pick up a Towel
I just grabbed the nearest towel. This one was right by the sink.

Step 2: Dampen the Towel
I wet it with tap water, and then I wrung it out. You only only want the towel to be damp, so make sure you wring it out well. If it's really wet, then it will make a mess, which can cause more slipping.

Step 3: Lay the Towel Down
I laid the towel down so that it was flat and not rolled up or folded in any places.

Step 4: Place the Cutting Board on the Towel
I put the cutting board on top of the towel.

Step 5: Chop Chop
Now I can cut my veggies (and maybe even some fruit once in a while) safely!
Suggested materials:
  • A kitchen towel
  • Water
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  • John John on Sep 28, 2016
    You can also use a paper towel - even a single thickness. Just dampen it and put it under the cutting board. When you're done, use the paper towel to clean the surrounding area. Yeah, we use a lot of paper towels.

  • Joanie Joanie on Mar 06, 2018

    Thanks for the tip!! I use rubber grips, that I use to open jar lids, also.