All About Cutting Boards

5 Things to Know about Cutting Boards

July 25, 2017
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A wood cutting board is probably one of the most important tools any kitchen should have! Not only does it protect your surfaces from cuts and keep them clean, but it protects your knives and allows for easy, seamless knife movement giving you cleaner cuts. However, you shouldn’t go out and buy any cutting board. Here are some tips cutting board experts say you should take into consideration.

1. Invest in 2 Cutting Boards

Don’t rely on one cutting board to do all you're prepping on. Have one board for fruits, vegetables and bread, and another for raw meats. This will prevent cross-contamination of bacteria.

2. Go for Bigger than You Think You Need

If you think a small wood cutting board will do the job, think again. You should always go for a bigger board to give you plenty of space to chop, dice and slice without having your ingredients pile up or fall off. You’ll be glad you went for a bigger option! If you’re worried about space or how it will look, take a look at Wood Cutting Boards’ selection of beautiful boards that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and will look amazing in any kitchen.

3. You Don’t Need Rubber Edges or Anything Fancy to Keep Your Board in Place

If you’re worried about your board sliding too much while you’re cutting away, take a page out of a professional chef’s book and just use a damp paper towel underneath.

4. You’ll Need to Properly Maintain Wood Cutting Boards to Help Them Last

Wood cutting boards are not only beautiful, but practical to have in any kitchen, but you need to make sure you clean it the right way to avoid any damage. Never put your cutting board in the dishwasher. The high heat and prolong exposure to water can cause it to warp and split. Simply wash with warm soapy water after each use and towel dry. Wood conditioner, like we have at Wood Cutting Boards, can also help your cutting board look as good as new.

5. Know the Difference Between Wood Cutting Boards

Wood cutting boards can come as edge grain or end grain. Edge-grain cutting boards are made with strips of hard wood like cherry, walnut, and maple. They’re put together side by side. Edge-grain looks great and is a more economical choice than end grain. End grain is more like blocks put together, resembling a checkerboard. It’s easy on knives and the cuts on an end-grain can “self-heal,” or eventually close up. Wood Cutting Boards have an assortment of both, including novelty-shaped wood cutting boards.

Now that you know what to look for, get your kitchen ready for some serious cooking with one of the stunning and functional wood cutting boards. Visit our Website to choose the perfect cutting board for you!

Wood Cutting Boards, your homegrown source for cutting boards and natural wood products.

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