Helpful tip – or total hogwash? Twitter erupts in debate over kitchen ‘hack’ that claims there’s a hidden use for the holes at the end of chopping boards – but many insist ‘it is JUST a handle’
- YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY included the trick in a video this month
- Shows chopped food going through the hole in a bowl below so the pieces are contained and don’t make a mess
- Several Twitter users have written that this was the ‘real’ use for the hole
- Others have said it’s just a handle and said the hack ‘solves a problem that doesn’t exist’
Twitter users are calling out their gullible counterparts for falling for a supposed ‘secret use’ for the holes at the ends of cutting boards.
This week, several news outlets have reported on the ‘hack,’ explaining that the holes at the ends of cutting boards are there to help control the flow of chopped food being swept into a bowl.
But while a few people have expressed amazement at the trick, many more are insisting that the hole is just a handle and the ‘hack’ is nothing more than the result of someone with too much time on his or her hands.
Hmmm… Social media users are raising their eyebrows at at a cutting board ‘hack’ that involves sweeping food through the hole
Really? The ‘hack’ originally came from the YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY, which on March 8 published a video called 30 SMART KITCHEN TIPS
Spreading: The video has already been viewed more than a million times, and social media users began sharing screengrabs of one of the tip in particular
Viral: Several news outlets picked it up and shared the ‘hack’ on Twitter
The ‘hack’ originally came from the YouTube channel 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY, which on March 8 published a video called 30 SMART KITCHEN TIPS.
In the clip, the chef chops a tomato up on a cutting board. When she tries to sweep the pieces off the edge into a bowl, they go everywhere, making a mess.
She then situates the board so that the hole is over the bowl, and uses a knife to sweet the tomato neatly through the hole.
The video has already been viewed more than a million times, and social media users began sharing screengrabs of one of the tip in particular.
Gullible: Some people fell for it, writing that the trick was ‘life changing’
Several news outlets wrote pieces about it, tweeting, ‘You’re using a cutting board incorrectly. Reader, the hole has a purpose.’
Some commenters quickly expressed awe at the trick, calling it ‘life changing’ and vowing to try it soon.
But many more were feeling more skeptical.
‘I call bulls***,’ wrote one, while several more chimed in to say that it was just a handle.
‘I’m going to film myself using this damn technique when I next make dinner to prove to y’all that it doesn’t work like that,’ said one.
No way: Many more pointed out that the hole is a handle and has no secret other use
‘I don’t believe that’s even a real hack. It’s a handle. Someone find the cutting board patent,’ wrote another — who then went ahead and found a patent detailing that ‘a handle is provided in the upper rectangular portion.’
‘Add an extra hour to prep time if I have to shove everything I chop through that little slot. Because, it’s not a veggie chute, IT’S JUST A HANDLE,’ added another woman.
‘Another life hack that solves a problem that doesn’t exist,’ wrote one more Twitter user.
In fact, other cutting board designs feature much smaller, rounder holes cut into protruding handles as well, with the dual purpose of being able to carry it and hang it up on a wall in the kitchen.