We all know the saying "out of sight, out of mind," and for the most part we leave it at that. However, when it comes to the area in which we prepare food for consumption, the kitchen, should we really leave it at that? In between the fruits and veggies coming from farm lands and the blood dripping from our meat and poultry, are we really doing a great job cleaning our kitchen surfaces and cutting boards? I tend to bathe my counter tops and cutting boards using Fantastic with Bleach to sterilize everything, but the smell of bleach tends to make me loose my appetite.
Since the mid-20th century the medical field has been using ultraviolet germicidal eradication in their sterilization practices. The people at The Sharper Image use this same technology in their Germ Killing Ultra Violet Cutting Board System. The systems is made up of a UV holder that stores 4 polypropylene boards, one for fish, meat, veggies and fruit. The UV holder kills 99.9% of the germs on the boards between usage by using UV light to destroy germs and bacteria. For your convenience, the holder has been designed so it can be mounted to the wall or left free standing on the counter. If you're interested in adding this system to your current cleaning regiment, you can pick it up here for $129.99(US).