Cutting Board Tips

Today I’m going to share some cutting board tips that will hopefully give you a better idea on what to shop for in your own home kitchen.

Up there with the chef’s knife, the cutting board is probably the most used kitchen tool in the home.

Today, the most commonly used kitchen cutting board in the commercial kitchen and in the home is made of hard plastic. Plastic cutting boards might be harder on a knife blade than a traditional wood cutting board, but they are a lot more sanitary.

You may find that plastic cutting boards tend to slide around on your work surface. To alleviate this problem, just put two wet paper towels or cloth towels underneath your cutting board and set the cutting board back down. This secures it to your work surface. I like using plastic cutting boards because they’re a more flexible cutting board. Not only are they very sanitary, but they’re also portable, easy to clean and easy to store.

Traditional wood cutting boards have a porous surface which can trap harmful bacteria that are present in some foods.

I hope some of these cutting board tips came in handy for you!

AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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