This Space-Saving $17 Cutting Board Doubles as a Wash Basin for Fruits and Veggies

published Jan 23, 2024
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Bowl of fresh fruit with bits of corkscrew.
Credit: Sarah Crowley

Small kitchen or not, making the most of whatever storage space you have is a goal we should all work towards. As an owner of the former — I share a moderately-sized kitchen with two other roommates and their belongings, and before that, I lived in a studio with only two cabinets — I’m all about double duty products. As in: gadgets and tools that serve several purposes, freeing up valuable cabinet or drawer space in the process. On top of allowing me to add more products to my kitchen that wouldn’t otherwise fit, they’re just so convenient that I find it hard to pass them up.

The rest of The Kitchn team loves a good multitasker just as much as I do, whether it’s a paper towel holder that also functions as a spray bottle, a robot vacuum that can mop, or a mandoline-grater hybrid. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ingenious products like these, and I just found another one that I knew I had to share. Once you hear all about Henning Lee’s collapsible, two-in-one cutting board and wash basin, you’ll be just as obsessed as I am.

What is the Henning Lee 2-in-1 Collapsible Cutting Board & Wash Basin?

That’s right: The brand behind the collapsible, countertop waste bins that QVC reviewers can’t get enough of is offering yet another space-saving item at a major discount. This handy tool is every tiny kitchen owner’s dream — especially ones who eat fruits and veggies all the time — because you can do all of your washing and chopping in one go. It completely eliminates the need for a separate cutting board and colander. When fully expanded, the bin has a spacious 1.7-gallon capacity, so you can wash a ton of food at once. When you’re done, all you have to do is plug the drain on the base, press the sides down, and the base becomes a functional cutting board. This feature means that it stores easily, too, and there’s even a hidden compartment on the bottom side for storing your knives!

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What QVC Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 3.1/5

“This is a lovely well made item I’m thankful someone invented. The blue a happy color. I didn’t like slicing tomatoes because the juice would run onto the counter. This has a ‘moat’ or catch basin around the edge so no more messes on the counter-no matter what you cut! Highly recommend. 5 Stars.” — frustrated800

“I was so excited to receive this purchase. I love the ample storage space for my fruit and vegetables, not to mention the built in cutting board is soooo helpful. I will be purchasing this for other family members. For me, it’s just another QVC homerun.” — Loni Dickens

“I purchased this item to use in my travel trailer that only has one sink. I love it and use it all the time. It folds up easily, drains easily, and is the right size to use in the trailer.” — pkdonut

Unlike me, you may have lucked out with a larger kitchen with more cabinets — but even so, why waste more space than you have to? Plus, this nifty two-in-one will save you the hassle of moving your fruits and veggies from the colander to the cutting board, cutting your prep and cleanup time in half. It’s really a no-brainer; make sure to snag it while it’s almost 40% off!