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Top 100 Kitchen Trends in 2016

From Automatic Composting Devices to App-Connected Ovens

— January 29, 2017 — Eco
This year's 2016 kitchen trends have been especially forward-thinking in respect to eco-friendly design and intuitively connected products.

The 'Zera Food Recycler' is an automatic composting device that could change the way in which many people dispose of their food. The device has the capacity to break down a week's worth of food scraps and turn them into fertilizer in only 24 hours – a feat that has the potential to improve the look and function of lawns while also working towards waste reduction in homes.

Connected cookware is also becoming increasingly common, with the 'Drop' scale being an example of this fact. The app-connected scale provides its users with information on the various recipes that can be made with the item they intend to cook with, as well as precise measurements to go along with those recipes. The product works to streamline the cooking process and reduce the amount of work involved – making it ideal for the busy consumer.

For more insights into the various branches of the food industry, consult Trend Hunter's 2017 Trend Report for a look at some of the up-and-coming patterns and changes in this area.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Refugee-Made Meal Services
Refugee-Made Meal Services
'Newcomer Kitchen' Provides Syrian Refugees with a Business Oportunity
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99
Stylish Compost Containers
Stylish Compost Containers
The Envirocycle 'Composteamaker' Makes Nutrient-Dense Soil
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98
Smart Mechanical Decanters
Smart Mechanical Decanters
The iFAVINE 'iSommerlier' Makes Decanting Wine a Connected Endeavor
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97
Intuitive Smart Faucets
Intuitive Smart Faucets
The Solna SmartTouch Seamlessly Turns On and Off By Sensing Gestures
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96
Chilled Coffee Dispensers
Chilled Coffee Dispensers
The Primula Cold Brew Coffee Machine Uses a Two Filter Drip System
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95
Cone-Shaped Food Composts
Cone-Shaped Food Composts
This Backyard Compost Works as a Solar Food Digester
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94
Spoiled Food Detectors
Spoiled Food Detectors
The 'Foodsniffer' Detects Whether Food has Gone Bad
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93
Dedicated Coconut-Shaving Appliances
Dedicated Coconut-Shaving Appliances
This Machine Provides Grated Coconut in a Matter of Moments
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92
Greek Yogurt Makers
Greek Yogurt Makers
This Yogurt-Making Tool Creates Both Greek and Regular Yogurt At Home
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91
Smart Toaster Ovens
Smart Toaster Ovens
Appliance Brand June Creates an Oven that Guesses the Food Placed In It
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90
Hat-Inspired Toasters
Hat-Inspired Toasters
The 'Fedora' Bread Toaster Mimics the Design Aesthetic of the Magician's Hat
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89
Bread-Freshening Box Containers
Bread-Freshening Box Containers
The Bodum Bistro Bread Box Prevents Baked Goods from Going Stale
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88
Automated Wireless Grinders
Automated Wireless Grinders
The Gravel Chops and Dices Food With a Convenient Cordless Design
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87
Personal Cookie Ovens
Personal Cookie Ovens
The SideChef Oven Uses Pods of Dough to Bake Cookies Nearly Instantaneously
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86
App-Connected Ovens
App-Connected Ovens
The Bosh Home Connect Oven Uses Drop Scales Platform To Make Cooking Easy
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85
Foolproof Kitchen Seasoning Shakers
Foolproof Kitchen Seasoning Shakers
The 'Obvious' Spice Shaker Features a Straightforward Design
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84
Customizable Kitchen Islands
Customizable Kitchen Islands
The 'PK-01' Kitchen Island Design Encourages Preparation and Chatting
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83
Automated Ice Cream Machines
Automated Ice Cream Machines
The Gourmia Automatic Ice Cream Maker Requires No Prior Freezing
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82
Whole Food Delivery Services
Whole Food Delivery Services
Green Zebra Kitchen's Delivery Service is Free with Every Order
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81
Nutrient-Extracting Composters
Nutrient-Extracting Composters
Ala Sieradzka's 'Bono' Converts Food Scraps into Plant Fertilizer
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80
Heated Kitchen Blenders
Heated Kitchen Blenders
The SOUP3RB Cook + Blend Appliance Can Be Set to Either Cold or Hot
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79
Easy-Access Fridge Panels
Easy-Access Fridge Panels
LG's 'InstaView' Panel Offers a Peek at What's Inside the Fridge
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78
Five-in-One Soup Appliances
Five-in-One Soup Appliances
The Gourmia Soup Maker Creates Hot or Cold Recipes Automatically
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77
Old-Fashioned Kitchen Islands
Old-Fashioned Kitchen Islands
This Wood Kitchen Island Was Inspired by Mid-Century Home Decor
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76
Suctioning Food Preservation Covers
Suctioning Food Preservation Covers
The Plate Toppers Create an Air-Tight Seal Around Foods
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75
Whisk-Wiping Kitchen Devices
Whisk-Wiping Kitchen Devices
The 'Whisk Wiper' Kitchen Whisk Attachment Ensures Mess-Free Prep
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74
Nutrient-Preserving Cookers
Nutrient-Preserving Cookers
The Ivation Programmable Pressure Cooker Ensures High-Grade Meals
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73
Galactic Printing Toasters
Galactic Printing Toasters
This Villain-Mimicking Star Wars Toaster Prints the Movie Logo on Bread
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72
Conveniently Quick Meal Preparers
Conveniently Quick Meal Preparers
The REDMOND Pressure Multi Cooker Makes Meals Quickly and Easily
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71
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
Fruit Skin-Removing Appliances
The Pelamatic Fruit-Peeling Machine Removes Produce Skin Quickly
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70
Tabletop Compost Systems
Tabletop Compost Systems
The BIOVESSEL Makes It Easier for Urban Dwellers to Assist the Earth
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69
Minimalist Japanese Knife Sets
Minimalist Japanese Knife Sets
This Kitchen Tool Branding is Both Simple and Informative
<
68
Minimalist Contemporary Microwaves
Minimalist Contemporary Microwaves
This Countertop Microwave Features a Spot to Hold an Oven Mitt
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67
Apartment Compost Kits
Apartment Compost Kits
This Kitchen Composter is Ideal for Urban Dwellers Lacking Outdoor Space
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66
Egg-Cooking Kettles
Egg-Cooking Kettles
The 'Multikettle' is an Efficient Appliance for Quick Morning Routines
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65
Cantilevered Concrete Kitchenettes
Cantilevered Concrete Kitchenettes
'The Curved' Kitchen Island Features a Gravity-Defying Shape
<
64
DIY Fermentation Kits
DIY Fermentation Kits
This Kit Allows People to Create Their Own Nutritious Fermented Foods
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63
Silicone Splatter Stoppers
Silicone Splatter Stoppers
The 'Frywall' Pan Cover Prevents Oil and Debris from Escaping Pans
<
62
Stovetop Filtration Systems
Stovetop Filtration Systems
The 'Basic by Bora' Kitchen Extractor Fan Enhances Capabilities
<
61
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
Cyclopic Toast Cutters
The Egg Monster Toast Cutter Makes Breakfast Fun
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60
Multi-Tier Dinner Party Cookers
Multi-Tier Dinner Party Cookers
The Gourmia Electric Raclette Party Grill Cooks Multiple Foods
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59
Translucent Cooking Devices
Translucent Cooking Devices
The Electrolux Athmos Uses the Sous Vide Cooking Technique at Home
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58
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
Meat-Tenderizing Veggie Holders
The YIJIA Vegetable and Potato Cutter Keeps Produce in Place
<
57
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
Precision Kitchen Prep Appliances
The Cedarland Culinary Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master is Helpful
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56
Seamless Chef's Knives
Seamless Chef's Knives
The KYTCHO Power Blade is the Most Durable Chef's Knife Currently Produced
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55
Cold Pressed Juice Packs
Cold Pressed Juice Packs
Juicero's Smart Kitchen Appliances Include a Keurig-Like Juicer Device
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54
Adaptable Kitchen Islands
Adaptable Kitchen Islands
The Venue Kitchen Is Self-Adjusting in Height to Offer Ergonomic Cooking
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53
Multifunctional Kitchen Islands
Multifunctional Kitchen Islands
The 'Tempo' Kitchen Prep Station Works as an Island or a Built-in
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52
Precise Measurement Rolling Pins
Precise Measurement Rolling Pins
The Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin Makes Rolling Dough Easy
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51
Meal-Marinating Appliances
Meal-Marinating Appliances
The Chef's Elite 15-Minute Meat and Vegetable Marinator Seals in Flavor
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50
Herb-Infusing Kitchen Toys
Herb-Infusing Kitchen Toys
The 'Le CROCK COQ' Infuser Holds Cooking Herbs During Preparation
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49
Tabletop Korean Grills
Tabletop Korean Grills
The TeChef is an Authentic Portable BBQ Grill Designed for Indoor Usage
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48
Upcycled Airplane Pods
Upcycled Airplane Pods
DappR Aviation's Eco-Friendly Pods are Made from Recycled Airplanes
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47
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
Featherweight Cast Iron Pans
The Field Skillet is Lighter Than A 13-Inch MacBook Pro
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46
Painted Tapas Boards
Painted Tapas Boards
Sarmarie Designs' Boards are Made from Solid Lengths of Wood
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45
Portable Kitchen Concepts
Portable Kitchen Concepts
This Space-Saving Product Forgoes Traditional Kitchen Spaces
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44
Skeletal Kitchen Islands
Skeletal Kitchen Islands
This Wooden Kitchen Island is Extremely Minimalist in Its Design
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43
Freshness-Detecting Coffee Grinders
Freshness-Detecting Coffee Grinders
This Smart Coffee Grinder Can Detect the Freshness of Beans
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42
Irregular-Edged Knives
Irregular-Edged Knives
Mark Wilson's Steel Blades are Cut into Shape Using Water
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41
Automated Meal Cookers
Automated Meal Cookers
The 'OneCook' Cooking Appliance Frees Up Cooking Time by Doing All the Work
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40
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
The Glowstone Smart Fine Bone China Mug Keeps Beverages Hot
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39
LED Glass Countertops
LED Glass Countertops
These Countertop Designs are Breaking the Mold
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38
Eco-Friendly Cooking Stoves
Eco-Friendly Cooking Stoves
The Biofuel Cooking Stove is Functional and Good for the Environment
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37
Streamlined Rice Preparation Pots
Streamlined Rice Preparation Pots
The Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Rice Cooker is Comprehensive
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36
One-Handed Cutting Boards
One-Handed Cutting Boards
Sichen Sun Designs a Kitchen Necessity for Disabled Individuals
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35
DIY Dessert Sandwich Makers
DIY Dessert Sandwich Makers
The Chef'n Sweet Spot Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Maker is Easy to Use
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34
Macabre Monster Mugs
Macabre Monster Mugs
These Drinking Cups by Turkey Merck Pottery Feature Gruesome Visages
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33
Artisanal Coffee Machines
Artisanal Coffee Machines
The 'Trinity ONE' Coffee Brewing System Enables Multiple Brewing Styles
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32
Multi-Function Kitchen Utensils
Multi-Function Kitchen Utensils
The Spadle is a Spoon That Can Easily Transform Into a Ladle
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31
Asian Dessert Appliances
Asian Dessert Appliances
The Cucina Pro Bubble Waffle Maker Creates Delicious Fluffy Treats
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30
Micro Cooking Appliances
Micro Cooking Appliances
The 'Axis' 3D Cooking System is a Compact Solution for Small Kitchens
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29
Retro Futuristic Toasters
Retro Futuristic Toasters
The Tix Toaster Appliances Offer Nine Different Bread Cooking Settings
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28
All-in-One Kitchen Units
All-in-One Kitchen Units
The 'KITCH’T' Home Kitchen Design is a Place for Cooking and Socializing
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27
Automated Pour-Over Coffee Makers
Automated Pour-Over Coffee Makers
The 'Invergo' Automates the Artisanal Coffee Experience
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26
Discreet Kitchen Knife Blocks
Discreet Kitchen Knife Blocks
The Wusthof Knife Storage Block Hides Knives Under Cabinets
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25
Scissor-Inspired Food Choppers
Scissor-Inspired Food Choppers
The Clever Cutter Two-in-One Utensil Quickens Food Preparation
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24
Steam-Based Bread Ovens
Steam-Based Bread Ovens
This Portable Oven Uses Steam to Bake Bakery Quality Breads
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23
Sunken Kitchen Designs
Sunken Kitchen Designs
MAMM DESIGN Renovates an Amsterdam Apartment with Rare Floor Plan
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22
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
Open-Ended Cooking Utensils
These Abstract Kitchen Tools Encourage Communal Cooking
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21
Specialized Fruit Arsenals
Specialized Fruit Arsenals
This Set of Avocado Tools Enables You to Prepare in Any and Every Way
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20
Autonomous Indoor Gardens
Autonomous Indoor Gardens
'Véritable' Grows Herbs and Vegetables with No Effort Required
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19
Wooden Chef Knives
Wooden Chef Knives
'//SKID' is a 97% Wood and 3% High Alloyed Carbon Steel Kitchen Tool
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18
Hybrid Outdoor Indoor Kitchens
Hybrid Outdoor Indoor Kitchens
The Canteen Designed by Benn+Penna Flows from Inside to the Yard
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17
Smokeless Indoor Grills
Smokeless Indoor Grills
The Philips Infrared Indoor Grill Brings the BBQ into the Kitchen
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16
Caveman Food Preparation Tools
Caveman Food Preparation Tools
The Primitive Kitchen Tools are Simple Yet Effective
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15
Cleverly Sectioned Seasonings
Cleverly Sectioned Seasonings
The Spice Palette by Risa Takeuchi is Made for First Time Cooks
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14
Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
Hidden Magnetic Knife Blocks
The Drop Block Knife Storage Drawer is Installed Underneath Cabinets
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13
Hideaway Apartment Kitchens
Hideaway Apartment Kitchens
This Design by Minorpoet Uses Minimalism to Maximize Available Space
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12
Stone Age-Inspired Knives
Stone Age-Inspired Knives
The 'IP Knife' is a Modern Knife Inspired by the Design of the Past
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11
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
The Whirpool Levita Aims to Make Cooking More Convenient
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10
Automatic Composting Devices
Automatic Composting Devices
The 'Zera Food Recycler' Speeds Up the Composting Process
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9
Pocket-Sized BBQs
Pocket-Sized BBQs
This Portable DIY Grill Provides Grilling Capabilities that Fit in Your Pocket
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8
Affordable Compact Kitchens
Affordable Compact Kitchens
IKEA's Sunnersta Mini-Kitchen is a Kitchen Set for Cramped Spaces
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7
Smart Kitchen Islands
Smart Kitchen Islands
This Smart Island Concept Simplifies the Cooking Process
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6
Sculptural Wooden Chopping Knives
Sculptural Wooden Chopping Knives
The 'Handaxe' Wooden Knife is Safe and Effective at Cutting
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5
Modular Kitchen Utensils
Modular Kitchen Utensils
The Knife and Spatula Set by Juan Restrepo Features Ebony and Wood
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4
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
Four-in-One Cutting Boards
The 'Bambleu' Cutting Board Makes Kitchen Preparation More Efficient
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3
Portable Induction Hobs
Portable Induction Hobs
IKEA's New TILLREDA Induction Hob is Made for Small Living Spaces
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2
Disability-Conscious Cookware
Disability-Conscious Cookware
The 'Oneware' Series Makes Cooking a One-Handed Task
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1
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
Multi-Purpose Cutting Boards
These Tools Function as Wood Cutting Boards, Serving Trays or Trivets
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