Hey everyone, my first thread here. I am wondering what most of you do for your mise en place at home. I have 5 3/4 cup and 2 cup glass bowls, and use a black 12" dinner plate sometimes. This works okay I guess, but I was washing out all these friggin bowls and ramekins that crowd both my dish drainer and countertop when in use, I thought there must be a better way. When using a plate, my garnishes and small dice veg get intermixed slightly which is an aggravation when I have a teaspoon of garlic accidently mixed in with 2 cups of onion which I intend on sweating or caramelizing over too long of a time for the garlic. Various other scenarios like this happen all the time, especially with Chinese food.
So my question is if anyone has heard or seen of a "Mise en place Board", I was imagining a product about the size of a cutting board with a setup similar to how we use 9th pans at a station for our ingredients at work. Perhaps the base could actually be a cutting board with holes in the corners for the storage unit on top (Which could have rubberized feet that interlock when in storage) It could have preset compartmentalization (I'm surprised I didn't need a spell check on that one lol) or have a customizable setup. What gave me this idea was looking at a daily medication case. I really just want something that's high grade plastic that I can load with Mise, bang out over the trash when done, and sink wash quickly.
Anyone seen anything like this for sale, or am I going to the hardware or craft store next time I have to much free time. Also any tips on how you currently organize your mise en place would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance, Josh.
Edited by NewOrleansCookJ - 1/28/16 at 11:04am