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Oct 24, 2010 02:21 PM

Cutting Mat ? on Rachel Ray's new show

Has anyone seen that cutting mat? Any opinions?

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    1. Snarky much? Do you really think she has gotten to where she is with no audience?

      1. Of course I don't watch her show....I just gave her new show one little wee look. Was curious about that mat, there was no cutting board.

        (I have too many other shows I MUST watch. I like Alex's Day Off and The Best Thing I Ever Ate.)

      2. I did not see the show, but I do uses cutting mats. They are thin, flexible plastic sheets-maybe 18 x 12" Very handy for picking up what you've cut and getting it the pan, bowl, etc.

        I've gotten mine at Target and other like stores.

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        1. re: SeaSide Tomato

          You can pick up those flexible cutting sheets in different sizes at restaurant supply stores for a song.

          I use them primarily for meats and sloppy veggies.

          1. re: SeaSide Tomato

            I have those size cutting mats; what she was using was much bigger, at least the size of 4 of those. It looks like a big piece of brown linoleum.

            1. re: walker

              I haven't seen the show or know what you're referring to but it vaguely sounds like sani-tuff rubber cutting boards. is it a thick yellowish kind of looking cutting surface?

              1. re: cannibal

                Somehow I doubt Rachel Ray uses a Sani-Tuff rubber cutting board.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  She's plugged them in the past, or so google tells me. I'm sure she'll use whatever she gets paid to, though.

                  1. re: dscheidt

                    Thanks. Somehow in my judgemental way, I guess wrong. I admit that I have never given this lady a fair chance in my mind.

                    Sani-Tuff is pretty good. I bought one a few month back. Not good looking, but very functional.

                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      How do you find the item? Would you purchase that again as opposed to a hard wood board?

                      I had a chance to use one briefly at an acquaintances house, but I'm not sure I could get used to the drag on the knife.

                      1. re: cannibal

                        Hi Cannibal,

                        "I'm not sure I could get used to the drag on the knife."

                        I see we both experienced the same thing. I found Sani-Tuff in many kitchen/restaurant stores, and I bought mine from a restaurant store in Chinatown. I can understand why rubber cutting board is popular in a restaurant high throughput setting, but for someone like me who like to keep the knives fairly sharp, I prefer the end grain wood boards.

                        The following is my feeling toward the Sani-Tuff:


                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                          Thanks! that is exactly what I wanted to know =)

              2. re: walker

                I don't watch the show but there are a bunch of products out there. I cruise the restaurant supply store for useful gadgets. I've seen brownish color mats, color keyed (green, blue, red) and the white ones we're all familiar with.

                I have a HUGE mat I got at a restaurant supply store that I use for veggie prep when making salsa (messy, messy, messy!). It does not fit in any of my cabinets and is stored in a pantry closet. I'll have to dig it out and measure but it is at least 36" wide. It takes up an entire section of my countertop (which is why I bought it).

            2. I've searched some of the RR videos, but it seems that she doesn't often use a cutting board or flex-poly matt. Can you give some description of the thickness or what you think the material is? Or what was the dish? Maybe there is a video out there.

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              1. re: smkit

                Try to watch her new show, something about cooking 5 meals in one day to use for that week. I can't tell from the tv screen how thick it is. It's big and brown.

                Maybe it's a mat like others describe above.

                1. re: walker

                  Unfortunately, my cable company doesn't offer the Cooking Channel, so I can't get the show. I did see a promo video and from the brief glimpse it doesn't look like a sani-tuff, but I could be wrong.