Preparing food in the kitchen can be a messy and cluttered task. Conscious of this, two German brothers have design a chopping board that seeks to bring order to the kitchen. The Frankfurter Brett has extensible brackets into which kitchen containers can be slotted.
Twin brothers Johannes and Joseph Schreiter based the Frankfurter Brett on Gastronorm standard kitchen container sizes. Brackets on three sides of the chopping board can be pulled out and containers slotted into place. This allows chopped food and waste to be pushed off the board directly into containers, as well as providing a quick-access space for storing utensils.
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The fourth side of the chopping board allows for a slanting display bracket to be slotted in. This provides a quick-access storage space for ingredients, which are clearly presented to the user by virtue of the bracket's slant.
There are three sizes of the Frankfurter Brett: the Mini, the Mono and the Phoenix. Both the Mini and the Mono are made of bamboo. The Mini measures 360 x 200 x 40 mm (14.2 x 7.9 x 1.6 in) and weighs 3 kg (6.6 lb), while the Mono measures 500 x 360 x 40 mm (19.7 x 14.2 x 1.6 in) and weighs 6 kg (13.2 lb).
The brackets are built into the wooden boards of the the Mini and the Mono, but with the Phoenix, there is a separate black resin-bound concrete base into which the board slots. This allows the board to be flipped for use on its clean side without rearranging the containers. It also also has anti-slip silicone rings to keep it from moving about on work surfaces.
The Phoenix measures 600 x 450 x 80 mm (23.6 x 17.8 x 3.1 in) and weighs 12 kg (26.5 lb). As with the Mini and Mono boards it is available in bamboo, but it is also available in ash, oak, maple, cherry or black plastic.
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for the Frankfurter Brett. At the time of writing, a Mini board is listed at a pledge level of €159 (about US$170), €229 ($250) is the minimum pledge required for a Mono board and €429 ($460) for a Phoenix board. Shipping is expected to begin this December, assuming the boards reach production.
The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the Frankfurter Brett.