Love cooking in the kitchen? Well, then you probably used a kitchen cutting board at one time FG보드 or another. The question is, what type of board should you or if you refuse to 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 do you want 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 grilled meat, vegetables, fruit or cheese?
Wood : The traditional board is the wood cutting board. This type of board is extremely good for conserving your valuable blades from getting dulled on the surface and can prettify 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 said in your drain. Washing your wood board in the drain… 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 one or more times every two months with a food grade vitamin oil to help keep the board from blow drying and popping. 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 was previously seen as an excellent board to the traditional wood boards, as they are not as porous as wood and will repel bacteria much better. There is 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 protection against bacteria. However, plastic boards are much easier to clean as well as. A good bath in bleach blended 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 cleaner… now how about that for easy to maintain.
What style do you like?
There are three other styles that you could like, such as steel, pebble or glass boards. If you are interested in these types of boards… you are best to keep these boards appropriated for preparing sandwiches, making and going out dough or serving cheeses. All these types of boards are extremely hard on your blades… which can lead to dull or damaged blades. Also, pebble can actually worsen and disintegrate over time if certain acidic foods or juices have decided fitted, such as fruit. 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 materials plank width, full materials edge width and the classic end materials look. Bamboo sheets, which is actually not a wood but is from the sod 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 can look beautiful if you wish to keep them on your kitchen counter.
Plastic is easier to maintain and can come in many different styles and colours for not nearly as expensive an old-fashioned board. You can also pick up flexible boards which make going dough or dropping cut meat or veggies off the board and into pots or bowls simple and easy. Plastic boards are also available in varying thicknesses therefore you can store them away into smaller spaces if you don’t want to display them on your counter.
What is your own self like?
The final question that will help you in getting the best kitchen cutting board available is… what is your own self like? If you are like most and have a million and one adventures when you get home from work, like preparing dinner before you go to baseball practice… taking care of a wood board may not be one of your first priorities. If you love to cook and luxuriate in taking your time continuously working at each recipes you create… you’ll likely enjoy the beauty and benefits a wood cutting board has to offer by keeping your valuable blades in excellent condition.
Either way, you will have to properly clean and sterilize 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 excess time maintaining a wood cutting board or just throw your plastic cutting board in the dish cleaner. That question is for you to answer but will hopefully guide you in your kitchen cutting board purchase.