One of the messiest parts of cooking, depending on the dish, can be the slicing and gathering of raw ingredients for making salads or adding selectively to a pan.

While the curved sides of normal cutting boards are handy in many ways, they can make it a pain to move food from one surface to another – plus, depending on how much stuff you have cut, you may lose a lot when trying to tilt the board.

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Hence the obviously-titled Transfer by DesignSpray, a German group that simply sliced a plate-shaped half-circle from the top of a normal board, then set it on rails to let a plate slide more easily underneath. Simply sweep the top with a knife and drop off just what you need for the next step.