Roo Silicone Mat Launches On Kickstarter

Roo, a new food-grade silicone mat with a built-in pouch, has made its Kickstarter debut. Designed by a mechanical engineer, the Roo is crafted to grip a kitchen counter and sit under a cutting board.

According the the inventor, Roo’s patent-pending pouch drapes over the counter to collect food scraps to discard later, while the silicone mat prevents the cutting board from sliding around while chopping. It can accommodate a board up to 16-inches in length.

The Roo mat is made of no-slip, food-grade silicone and is designed to grip any counter. The built-in pocket holds up to seven cups of scraps and ingredients. It is flexible enough to roll up and comes with a drawstring bag for easy storage and transport.

It is expected to launch in August.