Choosing and Caring for Your Perfect Cutting Board 2

Choosing and Caring for Your Perfect Cutting Board

A cutting board is an essential kitchen tool found in most kitchens. We use them for many food preparation duties from slicing vegetables to cutting poultry. A variety of material is used to make cutting boards, and each requires special care to maintain their useful.

Claire Lower presents a short primer on selecting and caring for your cutting board. Here’s a small chart showing the pros of everyday cutting boards.

- Recovers quickly from misuse


- Naturally anti-microbial


- Hardwoods acacia, teak and maple are preferable


- Absorbs impact from knife’s blade without dulling

- Anti-microbial


- Very dense so less likely for scarring and warping

- Easily disinfected in dishwasher


- Lightweight


- Easy to store

- Don’t use for cutting


- Will ruin knives


- Use to serve and not cut

Claire’s article shares many useful tips including a useful research study comparing wooden and plastic boards.

How to Choose, Clean, and Care for Your Cutting Boards

http://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-clean-and-care-for-your-cutting-boards-1791310576If you do any amount of cooking, you’re going to need to cut, chop, and slice, and that means you’re going to need a surface on which to perform all of that cutting, chopping, and slicing. Cutting boards come in a varietyof materials, and picking the right one can make all the difference. Choose Your Material First you need to determine which material is right for your kitchen. Read more…

 

 

 

 

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