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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 10.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Alexa-Enabled Ora Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Only Occupies One Socket Turn ON/OFF Electronics from Anywhere, Works on your existing WiFi network (2 Pack, White) for $36.99 (list price $64.99)

Magformers Pythagoras Set 47 Piece Playset for $62.73 (list price $99.99)

Magformers Classic Set colors may vary (30-pieces) for $28.77 (list price $49.99)

Sonos PLAY:3 Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music (Black) for $285.00 (list price $299.00)

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) for $129.95 (list price $149.00)

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Phantom Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) for $131.54 (list price $199.99)

Samsung Tab Pro S 12"; 128 GB Wifi Tablet (Black) SM-W700NZKAXAR for $699.99 (list price $854.36)

Criacr 4 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit, 12X Zoom Telephoto Lens + Fisheye + 15X Macro Lens + 0.63X Wide Angle + Phone Holder + Tripod Camera Lens for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s Plus, Samsung & Smartphones for $19.99 (list price $59.99)

AMIR 2 in 1 Cell Phone Lens with Rechargeable Beauty 10 LED Flash Light, 15X Macro Lens & 0.4X-0.6X Wide Angle Lens, 3 Adjustable Brightness Fill Light, for Samsung, Android & Most Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $56.99)

Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED for $596.95 (list price $996.95)

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 Ultra Slim Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More for $34.99 (list price $80.99)

Anker PowerLine II Lightning Cable (3ft), Probably The World's Most Durable Cable, MFi Certified for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S (Black) for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

GreatShield LCD Touch Screen Cleaning Kit with Microfiber Cloth, Brush, Cleaner Wipes Spray Solution for Laptops, PC monitors, Smartphones, Tablets, iPhone, iPad, LED, TVs, DSLR Cameras, Camcorders for $6.99 (list price $8.99)

Tomtoc Drop-proof Laptop Sleeve for 13 - 13.3 Inch MacBook Air | MacBook Pro Retina Late 2012 - Early 2016 | 12.9 Inch iPad Pro, 360° Protective Chromebook Tablet Case, Spill-Resistant, Gray for $18.99 (list price $35.99)

KITCHEN

Cospring Set of 4 Solid Wood Bowl, 4.5 inch Dia by 2-5/8 inch, for Rice, Soup, Dip, Decoration (Middle) for $23.90 (list price $40.99)

Kotobukiya Mace Windu Light Up Version Lightsaber Chopsticks "Star Wars" Action Figure for $9.97 (list price $14.99)

Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine with 13-Hour Delay Timer, CKSTBRTW20 for $43.49 (list price $59.99)

Totally Bamboo Salad Hands, 100% Organic Bamboo Salad Servers + Serving Tongs. Beautiful Craftsmanship + ALL NATURAL & FOOD-SAFE (w/ knob stand!) for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

Osaka, Pour Over Coffee Dripper Starter Set, Color Series – Full Brewing Kit For Pourover Coffee Lovers; Carafe, Filter, Measuring Spoon And Drip Tray - 4 Cup (20oz./600ml) Capacity (Brown) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Plastic Bag Sealer Clips Sticks Chips by Trendy Cooks (12pcs), Keep Bags Air / Water Tight, Never Waste Food Again, No Moving Parts, Slim Sticks for Easy Storage, Fully Reusable (Mixed) for $7.95 (list price $18.99)

Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers, 12-Piece Set, Grey for $17.00 (list price $24.86)

DecoBros Spice Rack Stand holder with 18 bottles and 48 Labels, Chrome for $24.97 (list price $29.99)

Black Silicone Oven Mitts - 1 Pair of Extra Long Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Gloves - Oven Mitt Set of 2 for $20.97 (list price $30.00)

Box Grater, 4-Sided Stainless Steel Large 10-inch Grater for Parmesan Cheese, Ginger, Vegetables by Spring Chef for $11.97 (list price $19.99)

Biokips Cereal Container Airtight Watertight Cereal Keeper 16.9 Cup 135.2oz (2) for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Black for $45.99 (list price $54.32)

HOME

MidWest Life Stages Folding Metal Dog Crate for $26.43 (list price $36.45)

Dorel Living Torino Headboard, King, Brown Microfiber for $55.24 (list price $258.00)

Zinus Sleep Master Memory Foam 4 Inch Tri-Fold Comfort Portable Folding Mattress or Floor Mat for $68.03 (list price $110.56)

United Solutions TU0014 Nineteen Gallon Blue Rope Handle Tub-19 Gallon/71.9L Rough and Rugged Tub Featuring Rope Handles in Blue for $16.15 (list price $24.92)

Simpli Home Cosmopolitan Faux Leather Rectangular Storage Ottoman Bench, Brown for $49.70 (list price $154.99)

IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack for $24.34 (list price $29.17)

Vidan Home Solutions Rustproof Stainless Steel Dual Installation (Hanging or Mounted) Shower Caddy with 2 Suction Cups for $45.99 (list price $69.99)

Emoi Multicolor LED Baby Night Light, Portable Silicone Cute Mushroom Nursery Night Lamp, Romantic Dim Mood Lamp, Tap Color Control, BPA-Free, Rechargeable Battery for up to 6-Hour Usage.(H0022W) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Luxury Modern 12” Silent Non-Ticking Wall Clock with Rose Gold Frame (Feminine White) for $39.99 (list price $99.00)

Soap dispenser, Touchless Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser, IR Infrared Motion Sensor Hand Free Dish Soap for Kitchen and Bathroom for $26.99 (list price $71.99)

LIHAO 12 Piece Set Rustproof Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rod for $6.29 (list price $16.99)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $14.07 (list price $17.41)

LexMod C24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut for $144.99 (list price $154.64)

Honey-Can-Do HMP-03770 Bamboo Laundry Hamper with Natural Liner, 16 by 13 by 25-Inch for $24.33 (list price $44.82)

Zuo Modern Park West Coffee Table, Walnut for $237.14 (list price $309.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Westpack shop 3/16" Bubble Wrap 700' x 12" Small Bubbles Perforated 12 for $20.08 (list price $28.68)

United Solutions-Organize Your Office OF0046 Snap & Lock File Box in Black-Office Organizer Black File Box Featuring Snap & Lock for $14.99 (list price $54.22)

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Swivel Task Chair with Arms for $37.13 (list price $65.14)

Get Orange DIY Paper Photo Frame Wall Deco with Mini Clothespins and Stickers - Fits 4"x 6" Pictures (multicolor) for $7.49 (list price $9.99)

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar White Board Monthly Weekly Planner 2017 With Markers Magnets Set (15.7" x 11.8") for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Deco Brothers Stackable Mesh Desk Convertible Organizer, Black for $22.87 (list price $35.99)

Mity-Lite Flex One Folding Chair, Black, 4-Pack for $106.57 (list price $127.53)

MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Classique Ballpoint Pen - Black for $254.75 (list price $440.00)

Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp, Natural Wood Designer Table Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom, Studio, Study and Office - Green for $29.99 (list price $57.99)

FlexiSpot Standing Desk - 35" wide platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Riser with Removable Keyboard Tray (M2B-M-SIZE) for $289.99 (list price $375.99)

Brother P-touch PTD400AD Label Maker With AC Adapter for $53.62 (list price $59.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

OGX Hair Spray, Moroccan Sea Salt, 6 Ounce for $5.99 (list price $7.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo, Original, 3 Count for $17.64 (list price $23.99)

Imperial Barber Grade Products Fiber Pomade 6 0z. for $18.58 (list price $22.00)

Ivory Shea Butter, 100% All Natural by Raw Apothecary- Top-Grade, Unrefined and Additive Free Ivory Butter (1 Pound) for $14.95 (list price $16.95)

Better Life Hand and Body Soap, Citrus Mint, 12 Ounces (Pack of 2) for $7.18 (list price $10.74)

Tom's of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste, Peppermint, 5.5 oz., Pack of 2 for $6.74 (list price $8.50)

Colgate Total Pro-Shield Mouthwash, Peppermint - 500 mL (6 Pack) for $23.94 (list price $29.94)

Braun Series 7 760cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean & Charge Station, Electric Men's Razor, Razors, Shavers, Cordless Shaving System for $149.97 (list price $249.99)

Best After-shave Balm, Sandalwood Scent, Premium Aftershave Lotion, Soothes and Moisturizes Face after shaving, Does Not Dry The Skin, Eliminates Razor Burn For A Silky Smooth Finish for $16.97 (list price $29.99)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Best Eye Gel for Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dark Circles, Puffiness & Bags - 100% Natural, 75% ORGANIC, With Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, MSM, Peptides & More - Refreshing Eye Cream Alternative for $15.48 (list price $29.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Rio Brands 5 Position Classic Lay Flat Beach Chair, Pacific Blue for $25.17 (list price $44.98)

Zippo Hand Warmer, 6-Hour - Pink for $10.79 (list price $19.95)

Zippo Lighter & Paracord Pouch Set, Street Chrome with Paracord Pouch for $17.34 (list price $29.95)

Coleman Comfortsmart Deluxe Cot for $48.23 (list price $80.94)

Intex Pillow Rest Raised Airbed with Built-in Pillow and Electric Pump, Twin, Bed Height 16.5" for $20.54 (list price $39.99)

GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer for $23.58 (list price $49.99)

Keter Rio 3 Pc All Weather Outdoor Patio Garden Conversation Chair & Table Set Furniture, Brown for $65.64 (list price $99.00)

LUENX Aviator Sunglasses Polarized for Men Women with Sun Glasses Case - UV 400 for (list price )

Fitbit Alta Band, BeneStellar Silicone Replacement Band for Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Band With Metal Clasp (Classic) for (list price )

Spalding NBA Street Basketball for (list price )

MiiR Insulated Growler Bottle, Blue, 64-Ounce for $43.76 (list price $54.95)

Salton SP1503 Electric S'More Maker, Stainless Steel for $45.99 (list price $49.99)

Gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. for $18.95 (list price $39.99)

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap for (list price )

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

HYSEAS Water Resistant All Purpose, Extra Large Outdoor Blanket, 73 by 80-Inch for (list price )

Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler for $24.95 (list price $36.99)

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE for $124.36 (list price $189.99)

Penn Championship Regular Duty Tennis Balls, 12 Can Case, 36 Balls (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $52.05)

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )

TOOLS

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

Power Strip Tower JACKYLED Surge Protector Electric Charging Station 3000W 13A 16AWG 10 Outlet Plugs with 4 USB Slot + 6ft Cord Wire Extension Universal Socket for PC Laptops Mobile for $27.99 (list price $89.99)

WEN 6321 7-Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Corded Belt Sander with Dust Bag for $39.28 (list price $43.64)

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

WEN 4210 Drill Press with Crosshair Laser, 10-Inch for $117.67 (list price $146.82)

Epica Digital Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Radio, Flashlight, Smartphone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cable-ONE CABLE DOES ALL for $21.95 (list price $39.95)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

18 Smart Products To Help You Kick Off Summer

iStock/MCCAIG
iStock/MCCAIG

Whether you’re trying to spiff up your backyard barbeque or cultivate your green thumb, these summertime gadgets will help you celebrate the season from solstice to the dog days.

1. Rosé Wine Glasses; $60 for Two

Rosé Wine Glass
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Wine not? When the temperature rises and beer isn’t your thing, reach for the rosé. Riedel’s machine-blown SST (see, smell, taste) wine glasses will give the sparkly stuff ample room to breathe, making every refreshing sip worthwhile.

Find It: Amazon

2. Nerf N-Strike Elite Surgefire; $19

Nerf SurgeFire
Hasbro

Why It’s Cool: The N-Strike Elite SurgeFire (say that five-times-fast) sports a pump-action rotating drum for maximum foam-based firepower and holds up to 15 Nerf darts in its arsenal.

Find It: Walmart

3. Bushel & Berry Plants; $34

plant
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: You don’t need to have a green thumb to create a brag-worthy garden this summer. Besides producing snackable mid-season berries, these open-growing bushes can be planted immediately for easy set-up to make you look like a botanical pro.

Find It: Amazon

4. Inflatable Donut; $11

An inflatable pool toy shaped like a pink donut with sprinkles
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When the only dunking you’re doing is taking a dip in the pool, a 48-inch inflatable donut is the perfect way to stay afloat.

Find It: Amazon

5. Star Spangled Spatula; $21

American flag spatula
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: O say can you see by your grill’s charcoal light / Meats so proudly we cooked … with a star spangled spatula. Depending on the specific model, these all-American grilling tools (designed in New Jersey and made in Chicago) are made of a combination of walnut and stainless steel or nylon. As an added bonus: 5 percent of the proceeds go to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center.

Find It: Amazon

6. Mlb Hot Dog Branders; $6 AND UP

MLB San Diego Padres Hot Dog BBQ Brander
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Take your hot dogs, sausages, brats, and more out to the ballgame without ever leaving your grill. These branders (which come in a variety of different designs repping teams across the country) from Pangea Brands are dishwasher-safe and made of ceramic-coated cast iron.

Find It: Amazon

7. Una Grill; $145

grill
MoMA Shop

Why It’s Cool: This portable charcoal-heated grill is as efficient as it is stylish. The compact size lets you cook at the park, on your deck, or anywhere in between.

Find It: Una

8. Hamburger Grilling Basket; $21


Why It’s Cool: Made of steel and finished with a non-stick coating, this grilling tool flips four burgers at once and maintains perfect burger proportions to guarantee nobody stays hungry for long.

Find It: Amazon or Walmart

9. Copper Fire Pit; $120

metal fire pit
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: The grill isn’t the only place for a roaring fire this summer. This 100 percent solid copper fire pit makes for the perfect gathering spot at your next BBQ, or just to warm up after a cool summer evening.

Find It: Amazon

10. Bendy Straw Pool Noodle Float; $10

Bendy Straw Inflatable Pool Float
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Inflatable pool floats shouldn’t be boring, and this bendy straw float definitely does not suck. This unique spin on traditional pool noodles is sure to make for some cheesy jokes, but at least you’ll be comfortable floating in the pool or at the beach.

Find It: Amazon

11. Griddler Deluxe; $115

Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: If you’re looking for some serious panini power, this griddler offers up a versatile lineup of six cooking options in one. And with dual-zone functions you can sling burgers while searing filets and sautéeing vegetables all at the same time.

Find It: Amazon

12. Vintage Snow Cone Maker; $32

Vintage Snow Cone Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: With its old-timey design, dual cone shelf, and endless flavor options, this snow cone maker is guaranteed create a cool treat.

Find It: Amazon

13. Dachshund Corn On The Cob Holders; $6

Dog Corn Holders
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: While meat-lovers will inevitably scarf down a lot of hot dogs this summer, vegetarians who happen to love another kind of dog will be smitten with these stainless steel, Dachshund-shaped corn on the cob prongs. They’re a fun spin on a summer grilling favorite.

Find It: Amazon

14. Ice Cream Sandwich Maker; $20

Ice Cream Sandwich Maker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Four sandwiches are better than one, especially when they're of the ice cream variety. Make four ice cream sandwiches at once with this homemade spin on a classic cold treat.

Find It: Amazon

15. Ue Wonderboom; $62

Bluetooth speaker
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Besides delicious food and great company, some memorable tunes are required for the quintessential barbeque. This portable Bluetooth speaker offers up some booming sound in a small package, and with a battery power of 10 hours on a single charge you can keep the party going all night.

Find It: Amazon

16. Rollors Game; $50

Rollors Backyard Game
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: When you’re sick of bocce, hate horseshoes, and you’re over cornhole, you might want to take up “rollors,” a family-friendly game that combines your favorite traditional backyard festivities into one game for people of all ages.

Find It: Amazon

17. Hammock; $177

hammock
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Rest easy knowing that this 100 percent hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton hammock contributes to artisan job-creation in Thailand.

Find It: Amazon

18. VSSL Survival Essentials; $45

Emergency Survival Tent Outdoors
Amazon

Why It’s Cool: Compact, convenient, and durable, the VSSL Shelter can come in handy when things don’t go quite as planned. The device—which features a lightweight emergency shelter all within the handle of a compact, weather-resistant aluminum LED flashlight—is designed to keep you safe under the worst conditions.

Find It: Moosejaw

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

A version of this story first ran in 2018. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

11 Unusual Cutting and Cheese Boards

Fred & Friends, Amazon
Fred & Friends, Amazon

Planning a wine and cheese party? Make sure what you're using to serve snacks is just as cute as your food is delicious.

1. Mouse Trap; $21

A cheese board shaped like a mouse trap

Fred & Friends, Amazon

At first glance, this item just looks like an oversized mouse trap. Ingeniously, the snapping part of the trap can be removed to reveal it's actually a cheese slicer. A chunk of cheese can be displayed and sliced on the 9-inch-long board—just don't invite any mice to the party.

Find it: Amazon

2. MOUSE BOARD; $30

A board shaped like a mouse hole with a mouse-shaped cheese cutter on top

Fred & Friends, Amazon

If a mouse trap is a little too macabre for your shindig, consider this adorable alternative. Assemble your cheeses on the 8-inch-long board and slice them up with a mouse-shaped knife that can be stored in the Tom and Jerry-esque mouse hole at the bottom.

Find it: Amazon

3. STATE SLATE; $20

Cheese and crackers arrayed on a slate cheese board

Bison Hill Stonecrafts, Amazon

Celebrate cheese from all over the United States with this patriotic slate. You can even grab a piece of chalk and write down the names of all the cheeses for hungry guests. Creator Bison Hill Stonecrafts will even personalize your board with a laser engraving, if you'd like.

Find it: Amazon

4. Log and Axe; $25

A cheese board shaped like a cut tree trunk

Fred & Friends, Amazon

Give your cheese a rustic presentation with this log and axe set-up. The solid beech cutting board is shaped like a log and comes with an axe-shaped knife to help you bring out your inner lumberjack.

Find it: Amazon

5. Mariner Wheel; $35

Invite all your sailor friends over for snacks with this nautical cheese board. When each of the four differently-shaped knives are placed into their respective holes in the board, the board looks like a ship's wheel.

Find it: UncommonGoods

6. Cheese Degrees; $20

A cutting board with a protractor design

Fred & Friends, Amazon

Make sure everyone gets an even amount of cheese with this obsessively precise cutting board. Whether you want perfect cubes or exactly portioned triangles, this cheese board can help ensure that everything is perfectly sliced.

Find it: Amazon

7. The States; $28

A cheese board in the shape of New York state

Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat, UncommonGoods

Celebrate your home state with a bamboo cutting board created by New York-based woodworkers Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat. You can see all the available state shapes in this PDF.

Find it: UncommonGoods

8. Voodoo Doll; $20

Pull out this voodoo doll-shaped board when you're feeling a little vindictive. You can hack away at meats and cheese and then store the knife appropriately in the wooden doll's back.

Find it: Overstock.com

9. Ampersand; $48

Delight your guests with some knowledge about where the ampersand comes from while using this board, which lets you fill a twisting line of crackers around three different cheeses.

Find it: UncommonGoods

10. Say Cheese; $19

A cheese board shaped like a smiling mouth

Fred & Friends, Amazon

Smile! It's cheese time. This mouth-shaped cheese board looks just as happy about the selection as you do. Underneath all the food, the board says "say cheese" in the center.

Find it: Amazon

11. The Obsessive Chef; $27

A cutting board with measurements on it

Fred & Friends, Amazon

This product comes with a series of lines to guide the cutter, including how to medium dice, small dice, brunoise, fine brunoise, batonnet, allumette, julienne, and fine julienne. The lines are burnished instead of printed, so they'll never get worn away.

Find it: Amazon or at one of the retailers below:

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

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