Time to upgrade your chopping block with the MEATER Board

It’s summertime, which means it’s all about the grill. For those of you who have jumped on the pellet grill bandwagon like John and I have, well, that means it’s time to make some great low-and-slow cuts of meat that are flavorful and juicy, even after six, eight, or even ten hours on the heat. Once it’s rested, it’s time to carve up, which is where the brand new MEATER Board comes in.

Now, if you’ve been looking at grilling accessories and gadgets, you might have come across the MEATER wireless thermometers, which can be handy when your grill can’t already talk with your phone. While those are undeniably slick (at least on paper, we’ve not seen them in person yet), there’s no need to get high-tech with a cutting board. Properly cleaned and cared for, a wooden (or, in this case, bamboo) board can last a good, long time.

So, why bamboo? In my view, the great reason to use it is just how sustainable bamboo is. It grows super fast, which means once it’s harvested, new growth can occur just about immediately, rather than waiting on decades for hardwood forests to replenish. It’s also a slightly softer wood. Sure, that means it’s going to get nicks and scratches from use, but it also means that it’s going to be a lot kinder to that ultra-sharp (and somewhat delicate) edge on your favorite knives.

On one side, the MEATER Board looks like your standard wooden board – a big block (19.6″ x 14.9″ x 1.2″) that you’d cut up just about anything on – say, the veggies for the side to what you’re grilling up. Perhaps not the best for cutting up a juicy piece of brisket, though, right? Well, flip the board over and you’re ready to go. You’ve got a channel carved around the edge to collect the juices (rather than have them run all over your counter), with a collection cup – and carved drain spout – in the corner, helping you keep your prep area clean.

If you want to pick up your own MEATER Board, they’re available now for $129.95 directly from MEATER. We’re also working on getting one in for hands-on review, so we can let you know how it holds up against some regular usage. meater.com

Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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