They say a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife when it comes to food preparation. Why? A dull knife is more likely to slip. When cutting anything, the last thing you want is slippage. But even if you’ve got a nice sharp utensil, your surface itself might be vulnerable to movement. Cutting boards can slip very easily, but there’s a very easy way of keeping it right where you need it. Before putting down your board, place a damp hand towel or damp paper towel on the counter top.