I was so impressed with this video of how to cut cherry tomatoes in half I just had to share it! Saves time and it's a lot safer. If you don't have the right shaped plates to make the gap needed you can always use two cutting boards. Just make sure you have them secured with your hand that isn't cutting and that you are using a properly sharpened knife. You will be more likely to slip and hurt yourself if your knife is too dull.