Clever Cutting Board Keeps Your Fingers Well Clear Of The Blade

If the fear of accidentally lopping off a finger keeps you from experimenting in the kitchen, designer Rowan Williams' Pego cutting board concept should fill you with more culinary confidence. It has a clever movable peg design that holds what you're cutting for you, so your fingers never get anywhere close to the blade.

With proper cutting techniques your fingers shouldn't be at risk of being nicked anyways, but many aspiring chefs don't have the time to master their blades. So this seems like a fair compromise. From the looks of it the board also integrates a built-in weigh scale, and assorted cutting implements, but it's that brilliant peg design that will have most amateur chefs hoping someone makes the Pego a reality.

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    It looks useless. What happens when you finished cutting the 1/20th of the carrot in the middle, you can't even reach the other parts of the stem. So you have to then move the pegs, what a waste of time. Unless you use it in Home Ec in schools to teach children, it's the dumbest thing ever.

    For heaven's sake, just learn to use a knife properly! After you've cut a finger or two, you quickly learn to keep them out of the way!

    I usually just tuck my fingers in, and just move the knife up and down. You start using a sawing action with the knife thats when things start to go pear shaped, just move the ingredients instead.

    This is ridiculous. Takes more time to move the pegs back and forth than it does to just slow down and be careful. Not to mention the germ and food traps each hole becomes.

    looks great for people missing an arm!

    Bags not cleaning that awful looking thing.

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