Wood cutting boards are safer to use than synthetic plastic ones, and they look nicer, too.
If you have been among those who changed to plastic cutting boards because you thought you were doing the right thing for sanitary reasons, but you have always missed the beauty of wooden ones, the good news is that wooden cutting boards can actually be a better choice. A study conducted by Dr. Dean O. Cliver at the University of Wisconsin found that wooden cutting boards outperformed plastic when tested for bacteria that produced food poisoning symptoms. In fact, Dr. Cliver showed that you are twice as likely to contract salmonellosis from a synthetic plastic cutting board.
While cross-contamination is something you should always endeavor to avoid, there is no reason why you can’t go back to using the beautiful wooden cutting boards you love. If you are looking for both functionality and beauty, turn to us at WKS Wood Design. We create stunning wood cutting boards in any size and style that you have in mind. We can also create wood bowls, wooden salt mills, and wooden pepper mills to match to give your kitchen a professional look.
Our cutting boards and other woodworking pieces are also perfect house-warming gifts or welcomed gifts to anyone on your list in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area who appreciates natural materials and quality that stands the test of time. We also create beautiful custom tables in our woodworking shop that will easily become cherished family heirlooms. All of our bowls, platters, and cutting boards are finished with food-grade approved finishes with no added solvents. Contact us today to learn more about our custom woodwork that is sure to be a hit in your family and to whomever you give them to.