A cutting board or chopping board is a durable board used to place material on to be cut. Most common is the kitchen cutting board for use preparing food, but other types exist for cutting raw materials such as leather or plastic. Kitchen cutting boards are often made of wood or plastic. While plastic is theoretically a more sanitary material than wood for cutting boards. Plastic boards do allow rinsing with harsher cleaning chemicals such as bleach and other disinfectants without damage to the board or retention of the chemicals to later contaminate food. Plastic boards are usually made up of polyethylene. Semi-disposable thin flexible cutting boards also ease transferring their contents to a cooking or storage vessel. One of the benefits of plastic cutting boards is their nonporous surface. In other words, you do not have to worry about the juice from your meats and vegetables creeping into your cutting board and staying there. They are thought to be the most sanitary, especially since they are dishwasher safe. When you are done chopping away, you need only to set your board in your dishwasher, and you are set – it will come out clean and as good as new.
And while you may not consider any plastic cutting board to be “beautiful” – there are some stylish ones out here. You can find plastic cutting boards in a multitude of colours, so you can match it to your kitchen décor. Also each colour is designed for use with a specific food type. Adopting a colour coding system both increases easy employee training and reduces cross contamination. Besides, plastic cutting boards are generally the least expensive – you can therefore get more for less money. It is a good idea to have multiple cutting boards in your kitchen. Another great thing about plastic cutting boards is that there are some thin, mat boards. These boards are flexible and are therefore great for transferring food. Also, because they are so thin and lightweight, they are great for taking on camping trips and picnics. Of course, sharp knives can and probably will eventually cut through a thin plastic cutting board. Integrated anti-slip grips hold the board in place replacing the unsanitary “wet towel” method. Unique co-polymer material withstands continual high temperature commercial washing and resists warping. Food safety Hook provides sanitary transport and storage. Unique co-poly material resists cut-grooving while not dulling knives, providing unmatched durability. Integrated ruler feature for easy portioning and cost saving.