How do you usually choose which cutting boards to buy? Is it by price? Material? Size?
When I was registering for my wedding, I had no idea what to look for in a cutting board, so we just registered for the cheap ones. I ended up replacing those time and time again. As the years have passed, I realized there is much more to consider when purchasing a cutting board, so I started buying some of the more expensive ones from other home party companies, hoping they would live up to my expectations…not quite. Let me spare you a few years of trial and error and break down some of the features.
- Stops the knife
- Doesn’t usually slide around on the countertop
- Cannot use with meats, especially raw meat. It is a big food safety “no-no” to put meat on a wood cutting board because the juices seep into the wood and can harbor bacteria. Gross!
- Wood should also not be put in the dishwasher, because the longer it is wet, the less life it has.
- More expensive. They aren’t all super expensive, but definitely more than plastic.
- Depends on size, but can be heavy.
- light(-er than wood)
- stops knife
- can be used with meats
- Not environmentally-friendly
- Can be flimsy, depending on how thick it is. Overall, it’s not the best combination for being green
- Not the best for knives keeping their sharpness
- Can be used with meats
- easier on the environment
- Bad for knives
- Doesn’t stop the knife well
Norwex’s new Biodegradable Cutting Board is made from Rice Husks! Let’s check out the pros and cons of this new cutting board!
- Stops the knife without leaving marks on board
- Dishwasher safe
- Can be used with meats
- More expensive than glass or most plastic cutting boards, but similar to wood and high-end plastic cutting boards
The features of a cutting board do matter! It all depends on how you want to use it.
Juice/Run-Off Groove-If you are cutting raw or cooked meat, you’ll want a cutting board that has this groove to catch the juice. Otherwise, you’ll have a big mess on your counter.
Size: Consider the size of cutting board you want to use. Most people have a variety. It is nice to have about 3 cutting boards- small, medium, and large.
Silicone Grip: For safety sakes, try to find a cutting board with the silicone grip so the board doesn’t slide all over the place!
The Norwex Biodegradable Cutting Board incorporates all these features and more! Check out the video below to learn more about it!
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