built-in cutting boards
Does anyone do built-in cutting boards, the kind that slides out at the top of lower cabinets, anymore? We use ours frequently so it seemed a given that we'd do this again but I can't seem to find this feature in updated kitchens in mags or IRL. Is this passe?
We also use the plastic kind (so easy to slide into the DW for washing and sanitizing) but the built-in board is perfect for sliding pizzas out of the oven on, cutting bread and rolls on, and other uses. It's also about the perfect size to cover our island cooktop when we need extra counter space (and yes, we make sure the burners are off and cool before we do this). Another reason I like it is that it's the perfect prep height for me. We do plan to reduce the height of our island to 34" or 35" (or somewhere between the two) so that might not be as critical. And truth be told, the built-in board doesn't give me a huge amount of prep space since I never pull it out more than half way when I use it in place.
We could always keep our current board, store it in a cabinet and forgo having a built-in board. I know this is a minor detail but I'd love to hear your thoughts. TIA!