Cleaning refrigerator bins is a dirty job, but flexible cutting mats can make it a lot easier. Just cut mats to fit the bottoms of the vegetable bins and deli drawers. When your fridge is due for a cleaning, simply lift up the mat and wipe it off.
Food processors and stand mixers are important kitchen appliances, but their awkward shape and considerable weight make them difficult to move. Flexible cutting mats can help. Just store the appliance on top of the mats at the back of the kitchen counter. When you want to use one, just grasp the edge of a mat to slide it forward.
After cutting a cake round in half for a layer cake, it can be tricky to keep the top layer intact upon removal. To avoid cracking the just-sliced cake layers, slide a cutting mat between the tiers and use it to gently ease the top layer off the bottom.
Recipes often advise pounding cutlets between sheets of plastic wrap, parchment, or waxed paper, all of which can easily rip or tear. Flexible cutting mats serve the same purpose—minus the ripping. And their sturdiness allows you to pound the meat into thinner, more uniform cutlets.