Cutting board or kitchen cart?
I have a wall in my kitchen to put a kitchen cart on wheels. I wanted one that I could use for kitchen prep and realized that it had to have a butcher block or granite top. My reasoning is that I can bring the cart near the stove and do all my prep work there. Butcher block is probably not the best idea because you can't place hot pots on it. Besides, they're not cheap and I really don't want to spend all that money. The extra storage space underneath would be nice but I could just buy a cabinet to put there for extra storage.
Someone had mentioned that one of their favorite items was an over-the-sink cutting board and colander. I've been thinking about getting this instead. I have a garbage disposal so I could throw the scraps directly into the sink. It seems that using this type of cutting board would keep my counters clean while I work. Of course, my sink would have to be empty before I began any prep work (lol).
Can you give me the pros and cons of getting a rolling kitchen cart vs an over-the-sink cutting board with colander? Is there any reason I should just buy a normal cutting board to use on the counter? The only counter I have for this purpose is not at all near the stove. The sink isn't near the stove, either. For some reason, I find that in this house I am not sticking to one spot for prep work and moving from counter to counter. I got spoiled in my last house because I had an island right behind the stove which was so convenient to use.
Here is a link that might be useful: Over-the-Sink Cutting Board