11 Best Cutting Boards With Containers Of 2023
You all know it, we all use it! Cutting boards are an essential piece of kitchen equipment that is arguably the first thing you buy!
Naturally, choosing a great quality one is of the utmost important seeing as you are probably going to be using it every day.
However, the game of cutting boards has changed drastically and today, you get all the different types! They are made from various materials, have multiple features, built-in tools, and much, much more!
What are the best cutting boards with containers? The best cutting boards with containers generally tend to be made from eco-friendly bamboo, have food-safe plastic containers, and are ones that have additional convenient features like a tablet holder or some removable prepping tools!
In today’s jam-packed article, we will look at chopping boards like no one has done before!
We will discuss what exactly makes a great chopping board and the many factors you have to consider before buying your own board with containers.
Then, we have assembled some of our favorite chopping boards with container sets and give you an in-depth breakdown of each!
The Humble Cutting Board
You would be surprised at how much history the humble chopping board has! These pieces of equipment originated out of necessity, arguably all the way back to the Stone Age!
It is believed that chopping boards first started as stone prepping surfaces that later developed into wooden boards.
Today, what started as a simple board made of wood has now been designed with some very impressive features, like the ones we will be discussing today.
Chopping boards come in a wide variety of materials including wood, specifically bamboo, plastic, silicone, glass, and steel. They also come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
While many cutting boards are plain in design, some have been made with intricately carved designs, beautiful handles, and even non-stick bottoms.
Cutting boards are naturally used to cut food on. You even get color-coded cutting boards that indicate specifically what type of ingredient you should use on which colored board.
This incredible feature helps chefs and cooks around the world prevent possibly cross-contaminating food, which could lead to food poisoning and even death.
Cutting Boards With Containers
If we are being totally honest, we are obsessed with clever and multi-functional pieces of kitchen equipment.
Cutting boards that have built-in containers make meal prep a breeze! You can cut one item at a time, slide it into one container, and simply continue with the next.
This way, you will never run out of space on the board itself and it creates a very neat prepping station.
There are mainly two versions of these cutting boards.
The first is the elevated board with containers underneath it. This cleverly designed board usually has some type of slot.
Underneath the slot, you can place your container to catch the food. Once done, you can either immediately use it or place the lid on and store it inside the fridge.
The second design is one where the containers hang from the sides. This means you either have to work over a sink or at the edge of the counter. They are still incredibly useful and can be detached so you can use the board as-is.
Benefits Of These Cutting Boards
- They save a ton of counter space which is especially great for small kitchens.
- They actually save space in the storage cupboard because the containers most often stack or can be stored inside the chopping board itself. You also sometimes get collapsible containers!
- They help prevent cross-contamination of ingredients. Once you have finished chopping one ingredient (let’s say carrots), you can simply place the carrots inside a container, wipe the board, and continue chopping meat. The ingredients are completely separated at all times.
- It makes meal prep much easier. Because the ingredients are stored directly inside the containers, you can easily prep your food in advance and use what you need, when you need it.
- Often more cost-friendly than buying the items individually over a long period of time. And, you immediately get everything that fits and works well together.
- Often comes with additional gadgets like graters, zesters, and peelers. This only adds to the convenience and value for money element of the product.
Now, we finally get to the buying guide for these convenient boards. Today, this will be quite a lengthy section, but only because there are a ton of factors to take into consideration before choosing a board.
We will provide you with all the possible information so that you can make the best decision that will meet your needs, your kitchen, and your budget.
Let’s start at the most basic feature that people usually look at first, the material the board is made from.
These specific boards are more often than not made from wood like bamboo, but can also be made from very hard plastic.
This makes sense because the design of the board (especially the elevated ones) needs to be sturdy enough to protect the containers underneath and withstand repeated use and general wear and tear.
We like to go for the bamboo cutting boards because they are eco-friendly, durable, hard, water-resistant, easy to maintain, and is resistant to bacterial growth.
Food safe hard plastic boards are the easiest to clean (like, properly sanitize) and they have virtually all the features the bamboo one has. They are however not very eco-friendly, making them a lot less expensive compared to bamboo.
Moving on to the material of the containers, they are usually made from a food-grade plastic material, metal, or even silicone (for the collapsible containers).
Preferably always choose plastic products that have been made from recycled material or that are eco-friendly in some way.
When considering size, don’t only take into account the surface area of the actual chopping board, but also the size of the containers and the entire product.
The size of the containers varies and you get products with only 2 small containers, and then you get products with between 5 or 9! This will all affect the overall size of the product.
Another size-related factor to consider is the stackability of the containers when it comes to storing them. We would never buy a product whose containers aren’t easily detachable or that cannot easily stack in the cupboard or fridge.
This has to do with the storage containers we were just discussing. Obviously, you need to decide how many containers you want, how big they should be, and consider any other features.
Most of these boards have between 4 and 6 containers on average. This is more than enough to make a good amount of prep and a variety of it as well!
You can also consider the material they are made of (see the materials section above) and how they stack.
Some storage containers can only stack when assembled (with the lid on) which naturally takes up a lot more space compared to those that can fit into each other.
If you have a small kitchen or storage is already a problem, make sure to choose what will work for you!
Functionality And Durability
All in all, you should choose a product that works for you! Look at the features it offers, look at its size, and decide whether or not this is a product that you will use more than once.
A lot of these products also come with built-in (or removable) graters and zesters, or even additional prepping tools. Some also have tablet or phone stands so that you can have a look at your recipe while prepping.
And, you also have to look at how durable the product is. There is no point in the plastic containers warping after one wash, or the lids on them cracking almost immediately.
Both these features can be well-researched by reading the reviews of the product. Consumers tend to be pretty honest so it should give you a general idea.
The 11 Best Cutting Boards With Containers
So, here are our top picks for cutting boards with containers. We chose to include a variety of sizes, materials, and even products with additional features so that you are guaranteed to find something you love!
|1.||Brimley Bamboo Cutting Board With Collapsible Containers||Best overall cutting board with containers|
|2.||ChopZing Bamboo Cutting Board With Stackable Containers||Made from bamboo|
|3.||HOUSE Store Bamboo Cutting Board With Tablet Holder||Doesn't contain any hazardous chemicals|
|4.||Prepdeck Recipe And Preparation Kit And Storage||BPA-free plastic cutting board|
|5.||Roofworlds’ Cutting Board With 5 Containers||Simple, effective design|
|6.||Zenprep XL Cutting Board With 9 Containers||Large bamboo cutting board|
|7.||Roman Ventures Cutting Board Set||Microwave and dishwasher safe containers|
|8.||Bamboo Land Cutting Board, Containers, And Vegetable Prep Tools||Full cutting board set|
|9.||Bamboo Land Cutting Board And Containers||Perfect if just looking for cutting board with containers|
|10.||Simpli Better Over The Sink Cutting Board With Collapsible Containers||Convenient round containers|
|11.||Zeembu Bamboo Cutting Board Gift Set||Anti-slip feet|
1. Brimley Bamboo Cutting Board With Collapsible Containers
This is a bamboo cutting board that includes two storage containers.
We thought that we’d start out with a relatively simpler version like this one, as you don’t always need something elaborate to make it effective!
The chopping board works like this: the two containers are placed in a cut-out area of the board.
This area should hang off of the counter or inside the sink, seeing as the board isn’t elevated.
The bamboo board itself measures at 13×17-inches and is about ¾ of an inch thick. It also has rubber feet to prevent the board from moving and sliding while you are vigorously chopping away.
The collapsible containers are made from food-safe silicone and can save you up to 50% in storage space! Each container is roughly 3 ½ by 5 inches. One container is only 1 1/8 inches thick while the other is 2 ½ inches thick.
While this is a very simple product, it comes at a much more affordable price and is still very effective for small prep amounts and even smaller kitchens!
2. ChopZing Bamboo Cutting Board With Stackable Containers
Moving on to our first elevated cutting board, this one is also made from bamboo and can bit 4 removable containers underneath.
It has a very convenient slot through which you simply push the food directly into the container underneath.
The entire board can be used for heavy-duty chopping or light prep. The board measures at 12×16-inches and can be easily cleaned with hot soapy water.
It also has cut-in handles to make transportation much easier. This is a very important feature because trying to lift such a bulky and heavy cutting board without any, is nearly impossible. Even harder when you have prep on the board!
The four transparent containers can all stack on top of each other, or inside each other when they are not being used.
And, you can even see what’s inside so you don’t have to open everything in your fridge to find what you are looking for!
3. HOUSE Store Bamboo Cutting Board With Tablet Holder
This product is perfect for anyone that wants a recipe open the entire time, but doesn’t have enough counter space for your phone or tablet.
While the board sits snugly on the kitchen counter, at the top it has been designed to hold two elevated containers and an area for your tablet.
At the bottom of the board hanging off of the counter are two more and larger containers that can be easily moved around.
It is very easy to slide in food and this product will help reduce the counter mess.
The bamboo board measures at 11×16-inches and is made from 100% eco-friendly and untreated bamboo. This means that your product doesn’t contain any hazardous chemicals that could affect the food you are prepping.
It also comes with 4 containers, 2 of which are made from metal and the other made from a hard food-grade and see-through plastic.
This is a fantastic and surprisingly lightweight product that will allow you to either watch a series or look at the recipe while cooking!
4. Prepdeck Recipe And Preparation Kit And Storage
This is a fantastic gift idea for your foodie or chef friends!
It includes a BPA-free plastic cutting board, 15 detachable prepping containers (with lids), a removable trash bin, and 8 prepping tools!
With regards to the storage containers, you receive 5 large rectangular and deep containers, 2 large shallow ones, 2 small rectangular pinch bowls, and 6 mini prep containers.
All of these containers are both microwave and dishwasher safe, only adding to their ease of use and convenience!
Then, the prepping tools. These tools fit over the larger containers like lids so you can work directly into them.
The tools include a zester, a juicer, a grater, a garlic grater, a slicer, a vegetable peeler, a green stripper (herbs), and a julienne slicer. There is even a bottle opener attached!
And then finally, there is even a removable trash compartment so that you don’t have to run back and forth in the kitchen trying to keep your deck clean. Simply dump it inside there and continue prepping.
5. Roofworlds’ Cutting Board With 5 Containers
This product is another type that you have to work on the edge of the counter.
Above the bamboo board is an elevated rack that fits three plastic containers.
At the bottom of the board hanging over the edge, you have 2 separate wire racks that can individually hold one large container.
So, if you only need one at a time (or none at all) you can easily remove them.
This is also a very large bamboo cutting board that measures at 11×17-inches.
And, the designers were clever enough to incorporate a slight groove around the edge of the board. This groove helps you catch juices and will prevent them from running all over your counter and even your floor!
A simple yet very effective product that also comes at a very attractive price!
6. Zenprep XL Cutting Board With 9 Containers
The versatility and ease of use are what draw us most to this product.
This set from Zenprep includes an extra-large bamboo cutting board that is measured at 15×20-inches!
The chopping board is also made from 3 layers of organic bamboo that’s extra thick, durable, and sturdy.
The containers include 1 large and 2 small containers, 1 large and 2 small strainers, and obviously, lids. Oh, and we forgot to mention they are all made from silicone and are all collapsible!
This will save you a ton of storage space that we always need!
This chopping board sits directly on the counter while the containers fit snugly into the cut-out hole.
They can either hang into a sink (especially while straining ingredients) or over the edge of the counter. You can fit two small containers side by side into this space or one large one.
7. Roman Ventures Cutting Board Set
This is another incredible prep set that will make a fantastic gift for any foodie, and it comes at a much more affordable price.
First, this is a roughly 12.5×16.7-inches 100% organic bamboo chopping board that is elevated.
What makes this product specifically unique is that all of the tools can fit inside of it so that you don’t have to dig around the drawer for them.
This product also has transparent stackable ad interlocking food containers with one lid.
So, if you want to store 3 ingredients together (but separated) you can easily do so and easily store them inside the fridge. These containers and lids are all microwave and dishwasher safe!
Then, you also have removable prepping tools that include and grater, a juicer, a zester, a slicer, and a herbing tool. You even have a finger safe-guard included to protect your hand while slicing and grating away!
8. Bamboo Land Cutting Board, Containers, And Vegetable Prep Tools
This bamboo land set includes a 10.5×16-inch elevated chopping board, 4 removable transparent containers, and some additional prepping tools.
The three slicing tools fit directly into the board and drop the prepped food into the containers, making much less work for you!
It includes a grater, zester, and a slicer.
Then, you also get a peeler that has three detachable and interchangeable peeling heads.
This peeler has a very sturdy and ergonomic handle and the heads themselves are made from high-quality food-grade stainless steel, which won’t rust with age or affect your food in any way.
Finally, the last touch the designers included is the juice groove around the edges of the board to prevent your prepping surface from being a mess!
They have also added non-slip feet and even handles on the side to make managing the board a breeze.
9. Bamboo Land Cutting Board And Containers
This product is exactly the same as the previously mentioned one, however, it doesn’t come with the prepping tools and adjustable peeler.
The reason we wanted to still include it on our list is for those who want a more budget-friendly version.
It’s also great if you already have all of the above-mentioned tools and don’t want to waste unnecessary kitchen and cupboard space.
The board is still made with sturdy and durable 100% eco-friendly bamboo and also comes with 4 transparent plastic containers with bamboo lids.
10. Simpli Better Over The Sink Cutting Board With Collapsible Containers
If you are looking for a very affordable and simple version of these cutting boards, this is the one you are looking for!
What makes it unique is that it has four round containers that fit into the circular cut-out slots on the board.
These containers come with locking lids and are made from food-grade silicone. They can completely collapse and can be used in the microwave and dishwasher for easy cleaning!
They also stack amazingly well—which means a lot coming from us seeing that we aren’t the biggest fans of round containers!
All in all, this is the perfect budget-friendly product that will still allow you to prep small amounts of ingredients in a very convenient way!
11. Zeembu Bamboo Cutting Board Gift Set
We may have left the best for last, and just in time for the festive season! This is the ultimate gift set you can bestow upon a loved one.
This elevated bamboo chopping board has been designed with round edges, a juice groove, anti-slip feet, and indented handles on the side.
It also includes 4 BPA-free plastic containers with bamboo lids that easily stack and can be placed in the dishwasher.
Then, you also have very convenient to use color-coded chopping mats to place on top of the board.
As we have mentioned before, these mats allow you to prep different ingredients on different surfaces to further help you reduce the risk of cross-contaminating food.
Also included are 4 removable prepping tools including a large and small-sized grater, a zester, and a slicer. And finally, a beautiful bamboo salad fork to serve alongside your freshly prepped ingredients.
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