I use the cutting board as an extra work surface, as well as for a cutting board. At some point I usually need a spoon, fork or knife. This is the problem: The utensils are kept in the drawer below the cutting board (Picture C). When the cutting board is in use, it totally blocks access to the drawer. This results in having to remove the items from the cutting board, slide the board into the counter, retrieve the utensil from the drawer, slide the cutting board back out and put the items back onto the cutting board.
Perhaps some ingenious mechanism would allow the cutting board to be moved to one side after being fully extended. This would allow access to the utensils in the drawer but it might be expensive.
Some bad designs do not seem to have
practical solutions. Solving one problem may create
another. In such situations, consideration must be
given to whether the advantage to be
gained in making a design change outweighs
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