How to Select Best Cutting Boardby 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.
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