Kitchen ready reviews: Concave cutting board by J.K. Adams

A new entry to the kitchen product aisle are concave cutting board. Do they work? Chef Mary Moran reviews the Concave cutting board by J.K. Adams

Concave cutting board - Image by Chef Mary Moran
Concave cutting board - Image by Chef Mary Moran


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Concave cutting board is an innovative design with old world craftsmanship. The Cutting board is a small 12”x12” size with a smooth clear teak finish on Maple wood.

The cutting board is thick enough to give you a feeling of confidence while cutting your meat while maintaining a profile thin enough that it is easy to store.

We like J.K. Adams as they have brought the best and most innovative products like hardwood rolling pins, bowls, utensils, wine and knife racks available, to the kitchen chef. The difference between their products and other products in the market place, is they make them to be an heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation.

Each piece is made by hand and bears their signature craftsmanship from their Vermont artisans.

The cutting board has a curved center that keeps the juice on the cutting board, easy to capture to create au jus or poor over the meat prior to serving.

However buyers may question if the board really keep the juices in the center of the board and still be comfortable to cut on?


The Concave Cutting Board test:

Step 1: Wash the board with a gentle soap and water; fully dry.

Step 2: Place the cooked meat in the center of the board.

Step 3: Use your knife as you normally would.

Step 4: Remove the steak from the cutting board and serve.

Step 5: Wash the cutting board with soap and water.


The board, though small, fits a large piece of meat perfectly, keeping all the meat and the juices in the center of the board.


First, we loved the feel of the cutting board, it feels like something special that you would want to hang on to forever.

Second, We loved that the size though small was big enough to cut a large piece of meat that would feed 4 people.

Third, The juice stayed in the center of the board.

Fourth, the indentation isn’t so severe that it causes frustration while you’re cutting meat.

Fifth, It is easy to clean.


First, after we cut the meat it did leave cut marks in the wood, which is normal but it’s still worth mentioning.

Second, if you wanted to cut a large piece of meat you would want to look into a larger board.

Overall Rating:

1 cup out of 1 cup. The Concave cutting board by J.K. Adams is a solid product that is very comfortable to cut on. It would also be a good gift for someone who is just starting to cook and it wrks for both women or men.

Purchasing Info:

The Concave cutting board can be purchased on, for $35.00. For more great cooking tips, recipes and stories from Chef Mary, visit her at and her website at

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Mary Moran
Upon graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts in 2002, Chef Mary Payne Moran began her professional career shelling crabs at the world-renowned restaurant, Michael's in Santa Monica. Simultaneously, she launched her own company, Hail Mary’s, founded upon the belief that good food nurtures the soul, and began catering weddings, parties and large corporate events. In the fall of 2008, Mary began teaching her culinary skills to others. Currently she can be found at Hollywood School House teaching her after school cooking class, and teaching her popular "Vegetables or Not Here I Come" assembly. Most recently, Mary has launched another division in her company as well as a chef she is now also a Certified Nutritionist for high profile clients. She helps her clients discover their healthy way of eating. Mary has recently been published in the Los Angeles Magazine, & The New Jersey Star Ledger. Daily she addresses cooking aficionados through her blog - Cooking with Chef Mary as well as her how-to webisodes on You Tube.