There are a few components to a cutting board to keep in mind when choosing one out. Analyze the needs of your kitchen before you choose one that's right for you.
One of the most important factors in choosing a cutting board is the material it's made out of. The most common materials are wood, plastic, and rubber. Keep in mind your needs in the kitchen as we present to you the pros and cons of each material.
However, a compact and lightweight cutting board is easier to clean and store. Since the cutting board is essentially a large, flat surface, it might be hard to clean if it's bigger than your sink and even hard to store if it's bigger than your cupboards.
As we've mentioned before, different cutting boards have specific maintenance methods to keep bacteria and mold away. Always take maintenance into account when purchasing a cutting board, as some of them need special products like bleach to keep them clean.
Technology has made anti-bacterial cutting boards possible, keeping mold and bacteria away even without a constant deep cleaning. If you're a busy person, consider finding an anti-bacterial cutting board so you can just rinse a cutting board after using without having to worry about mold.
However, even with an anti-bacterial cutting board, make sure you thoroughly wash cutting boards after use, especially when handling meat. If you leave them dirty for a long time, bacteria will cling to the board and affect the food you put on it during your next cook.
If you've been able to narrow down the kind of cutting board right for you, then check out our top 10 list of best cutting boards available online.
|Dimensions||35 cm x 25 cm|
|Special Features||Silicone Grips, Sunken Grooves|
|Dimensions||33 cm x 22 cm|
|Special Features||Vegetable Strainer, Ginger Grater, Silicone Base, Ruler Display, Juice Groove|
|Dimensions||7 1/2" x 11 1/4", 7 7/8" x 11 7/8", 8 1/4" x 12 1/2"|
|Special Features||Comes in a Set, Storage Stand, Color-Coded, Easy-Lift Stainless Steel Bar|
|Dimensions||11.75" x 8"|
|Special Features||Color-coded set, Drying and storage stand|
|Dimensions||36 cm x 26 cm|
|Dimensions||36 cm x 25.5 cm|
|Special Features||Soft-grip handles|
|Dimensions||38 cm x 26 cm|
|Material||Wood and stainless steel|
|Special Features||Double-sided, Multi-layer design, Silicone frame|
|Special Features||Foldable, Comes with a plastic knife|
|Dimensions||33 cm x 20 cm|
|Special Features||Long handle|
|Dimensions||15.7" x 11.81"|
|Special Features||Drainer option|
Bamboo Reversible Nonslip Chopping Board
Multi-functional 4-in-1 Chopping Board
Nest Boards, Set of 3
4 pc. Color Coded Chopping Board Set
Striped Bamboo Cutting Board
Basics Chopping Board
German Stainless Steel and Wooden Cutting Board
Anti-Bacterial Foldable Cutting Board
Wooden Cutting Board with Handle
2-in-1 Cutting and Drainage Board
Sleek Wooden Cutting Board for Everyday Use
A Cutting Board With Multiple Uses
Complete Set of Boards for Prepping Big Meals
Color-Coded Cutting Boards for Hygiene
Bamboo Cutting Board on a Budget
Back-to-Basics Cutting Board
A Premium Cutting Board for a Bit of Class
Foldable Cutting Board for On-the-go Cooking
Aesthetically-pleasing Wooden Board
Cut Up Vegetables and Wash Them Too
|Price Starts at||₱810||₱251.75||₱3,450||₱450||₱155.82||₱619.75||₱2,320||₱850||₱750||₱115|
|Dimensions||35 cm x 25 cm||33 cm x 22 cm||7 1/2" x 11 1/4", 7 7/8" x 11 7/8", 8 1/4" x 12 1/2"||11.75" x 8"||36 cm x 26 cm||36 cm x 25.5 cm||38 cm x 26 cm||N/A||33 cm x 20 cm||15.7" x 11.81"|
|Material||Bamboo||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Bamboo||Plastic||Wood and stainless steel||Plastic||Wood||Plastic|
|Special Features||Silicone Grips, Sunken Grooves||Vegetable Strainer, Ginger Grater, Silicone Base, Ruler Display, Juice Groove||Comes in a Set, Storage Stand, Color-Coded, Easy-Lift Stainless Steel Bar||Color-coded set, Drying and storage stand||None||Soft-grip handles||Double-sided, Multi-layer design, Silicone frame||Foldable, Comes with a plastic knife||Long handle||Drainer option|
Plastic cutting boards are straightforward to clean, only taking soap, water, and a little bit of bleach to sanitize. Wooden cutting boards require a bit more effort to keep clean, but the tedious process produces a smooth and spotless surface that feels great to prep meals on. DIY Network has a step-by-step guide to cleaning a cutting board.
Cutting boards make prep work so much safer and easier in the kitchen. However, the most important tools in the kitchen are your knives. If manually chopping up vegetables sounds tedious to you, mince them in a food processor. Here are our top picks for knives, knife sets and food processors:
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