Cuttingboards play an important role in every family’s kitchen. A clean and safe cuttingboard will help bring to your family great meals, and keep your love ones healthy. Whether if you are a professional chef or just learning how to cook, a good cuttingboard is necessary, or sometimes irreplaceable.
Nowadays, there are so many different kinds of cutting boards such as glass, plastic… There are many debates over the case of saving the trees and saving our planet, so many people choose to use the plastic ones. Hower, a good old traditional wooden cuttingboard still has plenty of benefits.
Comparing to cuttingboards made from other material such as plastic or glass, wooden boards are much safer because there isn’t much toxic chemicals that can actually harm your family. Glass boards, no matter how safe the manufacturer said, still create a scary mindset. Plastic boards are also dangerous for human use due to toxic chemicals added by the manufacturer, especially if you buy from untrusted source.
If you want to save the environment, using the wooden board is much better. With many benefits such as flexibility, heavy weight, ability to stick to the surface, and durability, many people choose to use the wooden cuttingboard for safer and better cooking.
Food experts said that each household should have at least 3 cuttingboards for different purposes. One is for raw meat, one for cooked food, and one for fresh vegetables and fruits. This will help reduce contamination as well as stopping flavors mixing together. You should also have another board for children because the child’s immune system is not as strong as grown adults.
Whenever you finish cutting, wash rightaway with soap and hot water. Try not to let a dirty cuttingboard stay in the sink overnight, don’t use it with the dishwasher, or let it expose to direct heat. Some people prefer using fresh limes to clean the surface, but a decent dish washing soap will do the job just fine.
After using the cuttingboards for a while, the surface will have lots of cutting marks which create an easy environment for bacteria to grow fast. This is why you need to change the cuttingboards every 3-6 months so your family can stay healthy.