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Bread boards -- Is there one that contains the flying crumbs?

neoncoyote's picture

Bread boards -- Is there one that contains the flying crumbs?

Not trying to start a riot here...I know that flying crumbs while cutting a well-made loaf of bread are just one of the joys. However, there are times when I bring bread to a potluck or a friend's house when it is less than opportune, based on the location of the cutting operation, to have crumbs fly in every direction. I've searched for a solution to this on-line, but haven't found one. If there are no commercially manufactured covered boards, has anyone devised an easy way to contain the crumb spray? Thanks!

jj1109's picture

under the cutting board. i'd say just about all the crumbs end up on that, easy to shake off on the grass for the chooks :)

that being said, I only hand-cut, and don't get crumbs literally flying everywhere, though I can see it happening if you use an electric knife.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

in the surface and some even cover a tray or box underneath to catch them, but that won't keep the joyous ones from jumping off the board or bouncing into the nearest soup bowl.  One advantage to using a tablecloth, it simply has to be shaken.  There are cute little table broom and dustpan sets that range from $2 plastic to fancy wood and silver.

I got a bit upset looking for an example, Google Search for images resulted in too many computer boards under: breadboard.  Ha! More evidence of geeky Computer/Bread connections!  But the idea should be apparent, a board with groves and holes or slits to catch the crumbs. A bigger bread board perhaps?

Another solution would be to cut the bread in the kitchen leaving the crumbs there and display the cut bread in a napkin lined basket or shallow bowl to transfer the bread to the table.  Napkin corners can be thrown over the bread to keep it warm if fresh from the oven.


LindyD's picture

My cutting board/tray is just about identical to the one linked here:

It's sold at Amazon, but the supplier has a shorter link.

Catches 99.99% of the crumbs - also a great place to set a hot pan.

jayelde's picture

We have a 'cutting board' that is a grate made of bamboo (or similar wood0 and it fits inside steel tray. It came from IKEA. I picked it up in the 'distressed' area for less than $10 (CDN).

breadbakingbassplayer's picture

How about this one?  I've always wanted this one, but am too cheap to buy it for myself...