The scenario: You’ve grilled a few shrimp using some fine metal
skewers and have brought them into the kitchen. Skewers and all,
you’ve placed the shrimp onto your plastic cutting board, forgetting
that the skewers are now fiendishly hot. The shrimp does fine, but
the metal skewers melt into the cutting board. (And why do you have a
plastic cutting board? Are you insane?)
The lesson: Never place fiendishly hot items on your plastic cutting
board. Nor on your wooden or bamboo cutting board. In fact, never
place anything on your cutting board that you’re not about to cut.
It’s a Cutting Board, dammit!
That is all.