Articles

How to Select Best Cutting Board

by Dillon Patterson Article Publisher

Our kitchen would just not be a kitchen without a cutting board. In fact, the chopping board has become a main tool of our kitchens as it provides us a secure place for food cooking and cutting. In today's kitchens you can find variety of cutting board varying in size, shape and material. It's up to you to determine which of them would be the best alternative for your kitchen.

Best Cutting Board

In the earlier time, most all cutting boards were made from hardwoods, like the wood chopping board would see in your local market. But in today's kitchens cuttings boards are made of many different materials, each one having their own advantages and disadvantages.

Most of family will and is using wood chopping blocks as their cutting tools. Wooden boards are made a couple of ways, end grain boards are thicker heavy-duty boards made for heavy chopping and edge grain boards are thinner and lighter for everyday use. Wooden boards also come in many different patterns and wood spices, Maple, Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Sapele and the list goes on. The different patterns and wood spices are a personal and decor choice for you to choose, what looks best in your kitchen. But if you are the professional chef that uses your board every day under heavy use an end grain maple board will be your best choice. Also, any end grain board will be easier on your knifes edges. Some disadvantages of wooden boards, they do require hand cleaning and sanitizing "no dishwashers" then treating with cutting board oil. If cared for properly they will last a very long time. The bottom line is wood is safe, simple and looks great.

Plastic cutting boards are generally the most affordable and you will be able to find them in a large variety of different designs, sizes and colors. The plastic boards also come thick or thin, hard or flexible. The flexible ones are great for transferring food into pots and containers and they are also easy to store. The downside to the flexible ones is the fact that they will not last as long as the thicker boards. This is because sharp knives will eventually cut through the thin material. The hard thicker plastic boards are very durable. Plastic boards are thought of as being the safest board to use as they are easy to sanitize and clean. But just because they are plastic doesn't mean you don't have to sanitize; these boards can harbour bacteria in the cuts on the board therefore needing to be sanitized. Plastic boards do have the capabilities of being put into a dishwasher as long as they fit. another way for your kitchen is non slip cutting boards, which is safer for cutting when we prepare food, it is anti-slip, the TPR trim make the whole boards absolutely non slipping.

Glass boards are another popular type of board that can be found in many kitchens. These glass boards come in a variety of shapes and colors in order to suit your kitchens decor. They are also resistant to heat, very durable, easy to clean and they are very sanitary. However, glass boards will dull the edges of your knifes very quickly and can even damage them. These boards also pose a danger as they can become very slippery during use creating a cutting hazard to you. They are also very heavy and more expensive than wooden cutting boards.

Bamboo is also a well-known cutting board that is actually grass. They have become popular in kitchens today because of their inexpensive cost. The best feature of these boards is that they take it easy on the edges of your knife but they do scar, but you can sand them down in order to create a smooth surface. You will find that they can easily catch bacteria growth in the cuts, so you need to make sure you sanitize them each time you use them. One big disadvantage the vast majority of these boards come from China and there has been a lot of controversy over the resin holding these boards together is it safe or not?

It is recommended to have two or more cutting boards of any type to avoid cross-contamination. This means that you will have one for your meats and the others for your fruits, vegetables and breads. This will also make you more productive; since you want have to wash the cutting board thoroughly between items. If you're having a hard time deciding on your cutting board choice just remember to select the largest size that will fit in your work area, but it should also fit into your sink for easy cleaning. Color, design and how will I use the board should also be part of your decision. You can never go wrong with a well-made wood cutting board.

GIGWOOD is a designer and maker of fine handcrafted wood cutting or serving boards. Handcrafting quality tools that make cooking a pleasure. Our cutting boards are best for kitchen & professional chef's.

Sponsor Ads


About Dillon Patterson Advanced   Article Publisher

9 connections, 0 recommendations, 182 honor points.
Joined APSense since, July 11th, 2011, From Sarasota, United States.

Created on Dec 17th 2020 22:27. Viewed 144 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.