Food: Restaurant: Service
Cutting board riser for tall chefs   (+1)  [vote for, against]
Not all cooks are 5'4" and those of us that aren't have sore backs

I figured this would be a common thing but the searching that I've done has shown no such product.

What I want is a foldable metal stand, rubberized on the bottom and top for the sake of raising a cutting board up from a too-short counter and keeping it from sliding around.

They would be made in various sizes and heights to match the varying sizes of cutting boards and cooks.

More expensive models would feature variable height and width.

Ideally, the cheaper basic model could fold small enough to fit in a knife bag but I'm not totally sure that would be possible.

If you know of any existing product which serves that purpose, PLEASE post a link to a vendor's site!
-- Joolin, Jun 07 2012

Japanese ironing board
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 07 2012]

Chopping board rising platform http://t1.gstatic.c...XfWLD1pv-GMs3JT5p-U
[S-note, Jun 07 2012]

baked here
[xandram, Jun 07 2012]

adjustable legs on this one http://www.globalin...ant-maple-top-table
[xandram, Jun 07 2012]

Delia "Lanky" Smith's footwear revealed http://lunaticadesn...ted-skin-shoes.html
[MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2012]

It drove my builder nuts but I had the kitchen benchtops installed an extra 100mm (4in) taller than standard.
-- UnaBubba, Jun 07 2012

//..I had the kitchen benchtops installed an extra 100mm (4in) taller than standard.

But you're only 4' 11" eye level chopping board, how convenient...

//What I want is a foldable metal stand....

That's starting to sound like an East Asia ironing board, thin foam rubber top, and you'd have to put some non-slip pads on the feet. See linq.
-- not_morrison_rm, Jun 07 2012

//I had the kitchen benchtops installed an extra 100mm (4in) taller than standard// - we had 2" of extra height on the worktops we put in in our kitchen on our last house. This was a compromise though, as we both do a lot of cooking but are not the same height. In general, all worktops should be installed about 2" higher than the 'standard' height as people are generally taller now than they were when the 'standard' height was set.
-- hippo, Jun 07 2012

A wooden wine box works great for this. Just turn bottom up on a bar towel and cover with another towel. A divider across the interior makes it much stronger. Then you can carry knife bag, extra bar towels, etc. In the box.
-- nomocrow, Jun 07 2012

//But you're only 4' 11//

I see you've mixed up my length with my height, [nmrm]... it's a common enough mistake.
-- UnaBubba, Jun 08 2012

4'10 from front to back, that is seriously obese.
-- pocmloc, Jun 08 2012

I think you're being seriously obtuse. Just sayin'...
-- UnaBubba, Jun 08 2012

Few people realize that Delia Smith suffers from acromegaly, and is actually 7'6" in her bare feet. Her cookery programmes are filmed in a special kitchen in which the fixtures and fittings are about 10% larger than normal.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 11 2012

That statement can be disproved because she does not present programmes in her bare feet.
-- pocmloc, Jun 12 2012

Ah, but those "shoes" are actually just clever makeup.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2012

I wonder if that is why Julia Child had that hunch back in her older years.
-- blissmiss, Jun 12 2012

I believe Julia Child was of normal height, but was born too low and therefore had to stoop to fit her legs in.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2012

You would think that, having been born higher than the rest of us.
-- Alterother, Jun 12 2012

I was born at a very early age.
-- pocmloc, Jun 12 2012

Was your mother present for the delivery?
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2012

It's unclear whether [Max]'s mother was his mother or if he was really the product of an earlier [Max] and one of the servant girls who apparently gave birth to him, after a bit of experimentation in the stables. In any case, it's the only way the Brits could ensure a bit of hybrid vigour in their bloodlines, I suppose.
-- UnaBubba, Jun 12 2012

//it's the only way the Brits could ensure a bit of hybrid vigour in their bloodlines//

Yes, we've been genetically impoverished since we transported all of our great scientists, philosophers, athletes, artists and musicians to the antipodes. We mourn their loss to this day, and are deeply envious of Australia's rich culture.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 12 2012

Yeah, thanks a fucking lot for Julia Gillard... though she's Welsh, so I'm not sure if you would actually claim her?
-- UnaBubba, Jun 13 2012

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