Equal to the importance of a quality set of knives, a cutting board is key to preparing food with fluidity while protecting your counters.
jFrom mincing vegetables to carving a large cut of meat, you will need to be equipped with various sizes and shapes to meet your culinary needs.
While wood and bamboo are more aesthetically appealing, plastic can be cleaned in a dishwasher, making it easier to keep sanitary. Wood and bamboo can be washed in the sink, but another tip for cleaning is to bathe them in salt and oil, allowing them time to marinate to decontaminate.
Here are some of our top picks for cutting boards this year, you can click the link to shop below each photo!
Bamboo has a non-porous surface, so they won’t absorb any juices from your raw meat and poultry, and will resist staining from brightly colored vegetables and fruits like tomatoes, beets, and carrots. The surface is delicate and smooth, preventing knives from dulling too quickly.
A large majority of wood cutting boards are made from waste wood, such as leftovers from a mill that would have been otherwise thrown away. Strong and durable, and generally a renewable source, wood cutting boards are both beautiful and more eco-friendly than plastic. A heavy softwood board is much kinder to knives, and will keep them sharper longer.
Both exquisite and stylish, teak is an excellent pick for both exotic aesthetic, and functionality. The grooves around the edge of this board that will catch any juices from produce and meat make it an excellent choice for a clean prep space.
Maple is a hearty and has a stunning tint. It’s surface is also incredibly self-healing, and won’t scar as commonly as a plastic board.
This Epicurean board is lightweight, easy to store, and dishwasher-safe. The composite board is made up of wood fibers and resins pressed together under extreme pressure. Its impermeable surface doesn’t absorb liquid, and it resists all colorful juice stains admirably. Additionally, it does not warp at all in the dishwasher, and barely scratches during use.
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