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How to Choose the Perfect Cutting Board

How to Choose the Perfect Cutting Board

June 28, 2017

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If you’re serious about your cooking, you’re probably serious about your utensils and kitchenware too. Cutting boards are important for not only protecting your surfaces, but to keep your knives in pristine condition while cutting your fruits, vegetables, and meats with ease. But not all cutting boards are created equal. Our guide will help you determine the perfect cutting board for you.

Size of Cutting Board

You may think of cutting boards coming as a standard rectangular shape, but really there is a wide variety of sizes to choose from. You should always go for the one that is best designed for the foods you cut up the most. Larger boards will suit all types of foods, including large joints of meat, but you wouldn’t be able to cut something like that on a smaller board. For the best all-around board, go for something around 15 by 20 inches. It sounds big, but it will be easy to control. Just make sure you have somewhere cool and dry to store it.

Ease of Cleaning

No matter what type of board you pick, you will need to wash it after each use. Some people believe you need a cutting board for meats and one for fruits/vegetables, but as long as they are properly sanitized, you won’t need to worry about this. Plastic cutting boards can be put in a dishwasher while a wooden cutting board cannot. It is a myth that wooden cutting boards can host a lot of bacteria, but really they are strong and the grooves in them by knives are not very deep. Plastic cutting boards tend to cut a lot more easily and the grooves are deeper and harder to clean.

Sustainability

Wooden cutting boards often come from sustainable sources, like reclaimed or salvaged wood. They can be made out of the smallest parts of a variety of trees. Bamboo, for example, is considered a sustainable wood due to how quickly it grows.

Aesthetics

Cutting boards not only provide functionality by, they can service as a decoration as well. Nothing makes a statement more in your kitchen than a cutting board! Walnut cutting boards is a gorgeous choice with their dark, natural look. They can also be personalized and cut into a large selection of shapes and sizes. They also make great gifts because of how elegant they look and the touch of elegance they add to a kitchen.

While plastic cutting boards are ok, wooden cutting boards last longer, are easy to clean with just soapy water, and won’t dull your knife or hide bacteria. Walnut cutting boards also looks amazing! Have a look at Walnut Cutting Boards for a bit of inspiration either for a bit of luxury in your own kitchen or as a thoughtful gift for a loved one.


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