I recently moved to New York City, and when I prepared my first dinners in my tiny apartment kitchen, it quickly became a cluttered mess: bowls and measuring cups in disarray, accented with vegetable scraps strewn about the space. But then I received a gift of this workbench cutting board — designed by chef and Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone — and everything changed. I can neatly tuck my scraps into a stainless steel drawer for disposal later, while the onions that I carefully dice can be swept into one the three measuring cups tucked into the board. Simple and efficient, it’s the ideal workstation for space-deprived cooks anywhere.

Workbench Cutting Board, $299 at