4 Reasons Why Wood Cutting Boards are Better Than Plastic
Allow us to reintroduce the workhorse of the kitchen: the cutting board. Used daily for preparing fresh produce and meats, the material of this board plays a crucial role in whether you're preparing your next meal on a sanitary surface or not. We may be biased, but wooden boards are not only the cleanest but also the trendiest way to food prep in the kitchen.
1. Less Bacteria
Studies have shown that plastic cutting boards retain more bacteria even after a full cycle in the dishwasher. Even though wooden cutting boards cannot be placed in the dishwasher, the combination of gently rinsing with a mild soap and warm water, and the wood's natural antibacterial properties make wood a cleaner surface for everyday food prep. Wood may require a little more TLC, but the health benefits are well worth it.
2. Built to Last
Plastic may be the cheaper option, but the saying "you get what you pay for" couldn't be more true when applied to cutting boards. Not only is plastic bad for the environment, but the lifetime is much shorter creating an increase in waste. Knife scars have a faster and more negative impact on plastic boards too, whereas the density of hardwood keeps wood boards from the impact. A quality board made from the hardwood is built to last a lifetime when properly cared for.
Quality wooden cutting boards made from hardwood are thicker and sturdier. Wood is a naturally forgiving material and has self-healing properties, resulting in little or no deep grooves on the surface. With the proper oiling wax your wooden board will stay nourished and remain durable, outrunning an old plastic cutting board.
4. Functional Decor
Known for bringing warmth into the space, wooden cutting boards are beautiful kitchen accents worthy of display. Whether propped against backsplash or used as a produce catch-all on the stove, a wooden cutting board is a feel-good investment. Having a variety of different sized and shaped boards can make for a chic stack to your kitchen.
It's time to start caring not only about what you eat, but also how it's being prepared and served. Shop our collection of cutting boards here for your new favorite multi-use kitchen tool.