How do I choose the best cutting board?
First, choose your preferred material. You can choose a wooden or a plastic cutting board. Cutting boards made from other materials, like stone or glass, are not suitable for cutting. However, they are great as serving boards! Which material should you choose?
Plastic cutting boards
The main advantage of plastic cutting boards is that they are usually dishwasher safe, so they're easy to clean. Plastic cutting boards are less durable than wood. They will need to be replaced more often than a wooden cutting board. In addition, plastic is not as gentle on your knives as wood.
Wooden cutting boards
If you invest in a great wooden cutting board, you will enjoy it for years! Wooden cutting boards will last a long time, and cutting on wood is gentle on your kitchen knives. Do you have beautiful knives? A wooden cutting board is the right choice for you. Wood does require a bit more maintenance than plastic. It is not dishwasher safe, so you always have to wash your wooden cutting board by hand. In addition, you should regularly apply a coat of mineral oil, so the wood doesn't dry out.
Bamboo cutting boards
Bamboo is the perfect material for a cutting board, because it doesn't absorb any water. In addition, bamboo cutting boards will not become warped. Bamboo is also a sustainable type of wood. In terms of maintenance, you can maintain your bamboo cutting board the same way you would maintain a wooden cutting board.
You can use a serving board to serve your food in style. For example, use a serving board for a cheese platter or a table full of tapas. You can use a wooden serving board as a cutting board too, but don't attempt this with serving boards made from stone or glass. It would damage your kitchen knives.