Love cooking in the kitchen? Well, then you probably used a kitchen cutting board at FG보드 one time or another. The question is, what type of board should you or desire use?
Well, I guess that answer is… it depends.
This answer will depend on your intended purpose, what style you like and how often or how much care are you prepared to give your cutting board.
What is your intended purpose?
Now, I realize this may seem to be a really silly question… you want to use it to cut on right? Well, are you going to be cutting raw or baked meat, vegetables, garlic or cheese?
Wood — The traditional board is the wood cutting board. This type of board is very useful for protecting your valuable chef knives from getting dulled on top and can accentuate any kitchen with its traditional look. However, you should know that wood boards do need quite a bit of maintenance. You will need to clean it after every use… and it is suggested that you use a vinegar with water mix and not input it in your destroy. Washing your wood board in the destroy… especially soaking it in water, can significantly damage your board as water will soak into the board allowing bacteria to grow, as well, it will dry out and crack the board. You will also have to oil your board at least one time every two months with a food grade nutrient oil to hold the board from becoming dry and great. So all in all, a wood board is quite a bit of work to maintain and clean… but nothing looks as beautiful in a kitchen as a wood cutting board.
Plastic — The latest on the cutting board scene is the plastic cutting board. Plastic once was known as an excellent board to switch the traditional wood boards, as they are not as porous as wood and will repel bacteria much better. There’s been much debate over this question and some studies have been done which actually show bacteria will grow on plastic boards… but will be repelled on wood boards, as the wood has a natural support against bacteria. However, plastic boards are much easier to clean and look after. A good bath in bleach combined with water solution will help eliminate bacteria. As well as regular cleaning in the sink with soap and water… you can even put a plastic cutting board in the dish machine… now how about that for easy to maintain.
What style do you like?
There are three other styles that you might like, such as steel, marbled or glass boards. If you are interested in these types of boards… you are far better keep these boards earmarked for preparing sandwiches, making and running out dough or serving cheeses. All these types of boards are extremely hard on your chef knives… which can lead to dull or cracked chef knives. Also, marbled can actually weaken and disintegrate over time if certain acidic foods or juices are ready with them, such as garlic. However, these boards do present very well and can be used for sandwiches or cheeses.
So that again leaves us with the wood and plastic boards and which board is better? Wood will give you that traditional look for your kitchen… but will be a more work to keep sanitary and clean. Wood comes in a full hemp planks width, full hemp edge width and the classic end hemp look. Bamboo bedding and sheets, which is actually not a wood but is from the your lawn family also looks beautiful, is even 15% harder than maple, but still has the same practices for cleaning as wood. All of these cutting boards will appear beautiful if you wish to keep them on your kitchen counter.
Plastic is easier to maintain and can come in a number of styles and colours for significantly less than a normal board. You can also pick up flexible boards which make running dough or moving cut meat or veggies off the board and into pots or bowls quick and easy. Plastic boards are also made of varying thicknesses and that means you can store them away into smaller spaces if you don’t want to display them on your counter.
What is yourself like?
The final question that will help you in getting the best kitchen cutting board to use is… what is yourself like? If you are like most and have a million and one activities when you get home from work, like preparing dinner prior to going to sports practice… taking care of a wood board may not be one of your first priorities. If you love to cook and revel in taking your time refining each recipke you create… you will probably enjoy the beauty and benefits a wood cutting board has to offer by keeping your valuable chef knives in excellent condition.
Either way, you will have to properly clean and clean your kitchen cutting board after each and every use… the question is what type of person are you and are you likely to spend the additional time maintaining a wood cutting board or just throw your plastic cutting board in the dish machine. That question is for you to answer but will hopefully guide you in your kitchen cutting board purchase.