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    Cutting surface: How high do you have it/like it?

    This is going to be a big shock BUT I've been thinking a lot about knives and how I'm using them, etc. I'm curious to know what the distance is between your elbows and the top of the cutting surface you like to use the most.

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    between belly button and hip for me.

    I have noticed tho that if I do a lot of prep work (which rarely happens as I'm usually just cooking for two) I go closer to hip height. When its just the two of us I usually have a board on the lower island which is about in between the belly and the hip

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    Hip hight is ideal for me too

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    H IP Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    hip high is about ideal for me
    same.

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    Interesting. I just talked to the sushi guy at one of the local restaurants here about how high his set-up was and he said he likes it high because his back bothers him otherwise. I noticed he gets his face maybe a foot or so off the cutting surface sometimes. Anybody else lean over like that?

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    i like a bit higher than hip level. i pride myself on posture in a kitchen and find that a little below belly button gives me the ability to stand up straight and work comfortably. its odd to watch people on tv that are all hunched over when plating and have their face 5 inches from a plate.

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    My arm more or less drops naturally by my side and then I adjust my cutting board height to suit. I am 6 feet so I like a board that is 1 3/4 inches thick with no feet, and the surface top falls below my waist. My elbow is about 3 inches above the cutting plane and hits just above my waist.

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