Ultra-violet cutting board

One quick way of coming down with a bout of food poisoning is by transferring bacteria and viruses from one food source to another - raw meats are a good example where contamination can occur. A cursory wipe with a cloth, or even a wash in hot soapy water, is unlikely to remove all the bacteria. The Alkeo from Joe Brussel is a self-sanitizing cutting board design that aims to improve food preparation safety by incorporating a medical-grade, germicidal UV lamp to destroy any nasty bugs.

If you've been cutting raw chicken then need to make a salad, you give the polycarbonate board a quick wipe and then push it into a slot at the top of the Alkeo. The UV lamp goes to work sanitizing the board.

With about 76 million cases of food-borne illness reported each year - most caused by bacteria in uncooked food or on contaminated cooking surfaces - the Alkeo is a convenient, tidy and safe solution to the problem.

Source: gizmag.comAdded: 25 May 2009