When it comes to cutting boards, there’s usually an endless debate between wood and plastic. As professionals, we thought we’d step in on this one and offer some perspective. If you’re looking for a better cutting board material, we suggest that you can never go wrong with wood. Here are a few reasons why we believe so:
- Ideal working surface. Compared to plastic cutting boards, wood boards offer you a much better user experience. First, they are not as slippery, meaning you can safely use your knife or cleaver without worrying about slipping. Also, they are gentler on knives since they allow them to cut into their fibers. On the other hand, plastic boards are rigid and can quickly dull your utensils.
- Antimicrobial properties and more sanitary. The porous nature of wood cutting boards allows pathogens to be absorbed from the cutting surface. This limits the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, which may cause food poisoning. In contrast, knife indents on plastic cutting boards can harbor these microbes if not properly washed.
- Durability and sustainability. Wood cutting boards are made from environmentally friendly wood, which is biodegradable. Plastic boards, on the other hand, are made of non-biodegradable plastic, which poses a threat to the environment when discarded. Also, you can easily sand away any deep cuts on your wood board and continue using it for much longer.
In addition to the above benefits, wood cutting boards come in different designs, materials, and finishes. At WKS Wood Design, our handcrafted approach ensures a unique cutting board that offers you premium functionality and aesthetics. To learn more about our wood cutting boards, call us today.