It transforms into a colander and mixing bowl.

By Christie Calucchia
January 29, 2020
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Every once in a while, a genius kitchen gadget comes around that we didn’t even know we needed. Over the last few months, we discovered many such products, including an over-the-sink dish rack, a “perfect tear” paper towel rack, and a high-tech wine preserver. Today, we stumbled upon yet another item that’s primed to transform kitchens everywhere.

The Yatech Chop and Strain Collapsible Cutting Board is basically three cooking essentials in one, making it ideal for small spaces. It shapeshifts from a cutting board into a colander or mixing bowl depending on what step of meal prep you’re on. When flat, the heavy duty silicone and plastic tool is a durable cutting board. If you open the built-in draining holes, it expands into a basket or colander. You can also use it as a fruit bowl or ice bucket if you really want to get the most bang for your buck.

When fully expanded, the bowl is just over 5-inches tall and 15.7-by-11.8-inches wide. And when flat, it only takes up an inch of space. So if your kitchen cabinets and drawers are overflowing, this collapsible tool is just the thing to save space.

Not only is it perfect for seamlessly storing, washing, and chopping all kinds of fruits and vegetables, it also has ergonomic handles and a non-slip bottom for easy handling. The number of dishes it will save you from washing is reason enough to purchase this handy tool—that it’s completely dishwasher safe and fits most sinks are also compelling reasons to add it to your digital cart.

Amazon shoppers have given the cutting board 4.4 out of 5 stars overall. They appreciate its versatility and say it’s great for small spaces. “I love the fact that this acts like three separate tools in the kitchen, [and] it helps to save some more space in the kitchen,” one reviewer wrote. Another said, “I absolutely love this product…[it] makes everything so much easier and faster.”

Free your kitchen counters, drawers, and cabinets of unnecessary items with this multipurpose cutting board. It’s available on Amazon for just $19.

Collapsible Chop and Strain Cutting Board

To buy: $19; amazon.com.

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