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    • Sopping Countertop Prevention

      Next time you have to cut up a watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe or any other over-ripe or overly juicy fruit or veggie, you'll appreciate this valuable tip to help keep your counter tops clean and mess free!

      Preparing fruits and veggies can make a nasty mess of the countertops and floors from the sticky drips!




      To avoid a nasty mess place the cutting board within a large baking sheet. The sheet will collect any juices that run out of the fruit/veggies and keep the mess contained. To prevent the baking sheet from sliding around during cutting, place a hand towel underneath it.





      Simply drain the juice into the sink, scrape off any seeds in the rubbish or compost pile and your kitchen countertops stay clean and sticky-free!
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. DJAustin's Avatar
        DJAustin -
        ...AWESOME idea.
      1. Vonda's Avatar
        Vonda -
        Quote Originally Posted by DJAustin View Post
        ...AWESOME idea.
        Same as DJ said, "AWESOME"
      1. Aimers's Avatar
        Aimers -
        very useful tip.. thanks
      1. madrita's Avatar
        madrita -
        Why didn't I think of that? Great idea!
      1. maddelena's Avatar
        maddelena -
        Very clever, wish I thought of that also
      1. shendrickson8's Avatar
        shendrickson8 -
        One of the many reasons I love this site!!!!
      1. djmiller1959's Avatar
        djmiller1959 -
        I love this tip! This will work great when peeling/skinning tomatoes and other fruits for canning! Kudos. . .
      1. paperpeople's Avatar
        paperpeople -
        Wow... Such a simple tip & super useful. Thanks!!
      1. iamdonell's Avatar
        iamdonell -
        Common sense...where was mine that I didn't think of this?
      1. Mrsbear's Avatar
        Mrsbear -
        Very good idea. I think a dish tray, the old fashioned type that sits under a dish drying rack would work also. Possibly eliminate the need for the tea towel underneath. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you.
      1. MaryI95's Avatar
        MaryI95 -
        I learn something every time I come to Budget 101.I'm new here so I have a lot to learn. Thanks for sharing.
      1. Finlayson's Avatar
        Finlayson -
        Smart idea wish I would have thought of it


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