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 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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