Kitchen Tip- How to avoid a sticky mess on the counter-tops while cutting watermelon, cantaloupes, tomatoes and other fruits and veggies that make a mess

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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!

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    Comments 13 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
    1. SCMary's Avatar
      SCMary -
      That's a good idea. Thank you .
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