Have you ever tried to carve your Sunday roast on an ordinary plate finding it difficult to do a proper job as the meat slips and slides?
What you need is a proper carving tray with spikes to hold the meat in place.
It makes it so much easier and you can buy them as a meat carving tray in metal or plastic or a wooden carving board with spikes both of which will make your life a lot easier.
Bellow is a selection of the best carving trays to buy and use.
Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel Spiked Carving Tray
This is the traditional style carving tray that you often see in British pubs serving Sunday lunch.
This rectangular mirror polished stainless steel tray has five integral spikes will hold your meat and poultry securely as you carve.
Its 38cm x 26.5cm / 15″ x 10.5″ and has a lipped edge to make it easier for carrying.
Easy to clean but watch the spikes and its dishwasher safe.
12 month guarantee.
Check it out on Amazon.co.uk
Joseph Joseph Cut and Carve Plus Chopping Board
This is a plastic multi function board with an smooth cutting surface on one side and a meat cutting surface with meat grip on the other side.
It has non slip feet to stop it slipping on your worktop as you carve and soft grip sides.
The angled cutting surface allows the juices drain to the bottom and easy pour corners which helps with the disposal of any liquids and food.
Available in a range of colours and and sizes.
Easy to clean and also dishwasher safe.
If you fancy this one go to Amazon.co.uk to buy
Joseph Joseph Complete Carving Set
If you’re looking for a complete carving set this one might be for you.
You get the cut and carve board as above plus an 8″ Japanese stainless steel carving knife and a 71/2″ stainless steel carving fork which have there own protective sheath.
There are magnets in the handles that hold both of the tools together when being stored but are easy to pull apart when you want to use them.
If you fancy buying this set check out the price on Amazon.co.uk
Grunwerg Medium Size Deluxe Bamboo Carving Board
This carving board made from bamboo has drainage channels to collect juices or liquids which makes it easy to pour out.
The spiked ring in the centre of the board holds your chosen meat securely whilst you carve and when not in use can be stored underneath the carving board.
Size is 40cm (l) x 28cm (w)
Does come with rubber feet but customers say it still slips when in use, this can be rectified with different feet or placing it on a tea towel.
As its wood I would not recommend putting into a dishwasher.
If this is the one for you have a look on Amazon.co.uk for latest price.
Stow Heavy Duty Rubber Wood Carving Board with Spikes
This nice and thick rubber wood carving board has been well thought out.
There are grooves around the board to channel meat juices into a deep well that is situated at one end and make it easy to pour them away.
The sturdy spikes hold the meat whilst carving and there’s a wooden lid that covers the spikes when not in use.
As its a wooden carving board its a lot kinder on your carving knife than if using a steel tray.
Its 40.5 x 29cm and hand wash only as its wood but it is easy to clean.
If you can see yourself using this one check out the price on Amazon.co.uk
Judge Carving Tray Set + Carving Knife & Fork
If your looking for a wooden carving board with a carving knife and fork included this is one might be worth a look.
There’s a spiked ring in the centre to hold your meat as you carve.
Channels in the wood allows the juices to be drained away.
Handles make this carving board more like a tray, imagine taking your meat to the table to carve in front of your dinners.
Comes complete with carving knife and fork.
Easy to clean but don’t put the board in the dishwasher.
If you’re after a wooden carving board and you need to buy a carving knife and fork why not combine them and buy the set, check it out at Amazon.co.uk