How long should you use a cutting board?
Whether plastic or wooden, cutting boards should be on your annual replacement list. While soap can help sanitize cutting boards, sharp knives can create deep grooves and gauges in the cutting board, which can breed bacteria. To keep the boards lasting longer, use separate plastic boards for raw meat and seafood.
Ask yourself how often you spend a few hours a day in the kitchen and how often you use a cutting board when preparing cooking ingredients. Even if it's only 20 minutes, that time really adds up in a few weeks. You should spend it on a cutting board that responds well to your cuts and is safe and practical for you.
With such a simple item, there are many factors to consider when choosing. Whether your priority is function or aesthetics (or both), we're sure our guide on how to choose a cutting board will work best for you.
Cutting boards may seem relatively benign, but improper use can make them one of the dirtiest items in the kitchen.
There are many types of cutting boards on the market. A good cutting board can add fun and efficiency to cooking, and it's really important to know that the cutting board you're using is safe and that the materials you're using aren't harmful to humans.
So ,What to Consider When Choosing a Cutting Board?
- Is it knife-friendly? The harder the surface, the duller your knife will become over time.
- Is it easy to clean? Can you put it in the dishwasher if it's important to you?
- Is it easy to maintain? Does it leave marks and stains easily?
- How durable is it? How often do you need to replace it?
- How big is it? How big is your kitchen and your usual cooking style
Plastic VS Wood Cutting Boards
If you do your research, you'll find that many cutting boards are actually made of wood. But at some point, people started using plastic cutting boards. The idea is that they are easier to clean (and sanitize) and therefore safer.
But if you don't choose the material of the so-called plastic cutting board you use, it's actually an unsafe choice!
Wood Cutting Board
While wood cutting boards do have antibacterial properties, they may pick up bacteria that can live under the surface of the wood for hours, even after washing.
With wood material, once the surface is scored or cut, it's a great bacteria magnet! If there is residual moisture between the pores, bacteria, mold, and odors can easily grow over time.
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Wood has a porous structure that has a unique wicking effect that actually kills surface bacteria by removing moisture from the surface. The downside is that they require more maintenance and should not be put in the dishwasher or soaked in water. Food scraps, and sometimes mold and bacteria from ingredients you cut, then cling to the moisture and start growing mold and bacteria on the inner part of the wood cutting boards without you notice
Plastic Cutting Board
As plastic cutting boards become scarred by cutlery marks, they become increasingly difficult to clean. In addition, plastic boards tend to get dirty and moldy over time, making the boards prone to bacteria and unsightly. Before buying a plastic option, you should always check the material of the plastic used. Some cheap plastics can be harmful to our bodies and are not suitable for sterilization with hot water.
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Cutting leaves a lot of grooves that are increasingly difficult to clean and make great places for germs to hide. They slide and deform more easily than others over time.
For healthy and safe cooking, don't ignore the choice of cutting boards, choose functional TPU cutting boards!
TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. A very dense and smooth rubber makes it the perfect material for cutting boards. Here are some of the main advantages:
FLEXIBLE & LIGHTWEIGHT: The TPU cutting board is flexible, allowing you to easily transfer your sliced food into containers, or to your cooking pots. It is also easy to store and transport. You can also simply hang it in the kitchen, it dries quickly and doesn't cost a lot of space.
EASY TO STERILIZE: TPU cutting boards are easier to sterilize. Just pour boiling water over it or put it in the dishwasher to sanitize. You can also use it to cut hot food, it is perfectly suitable for hot food.
ANTIBACTERIAL: Unlike wooden cutting boards, which can breed live bacteria and are difficult to clean, they require a lot of maintenance. TPU cutting boards are tested to be an easy-care option. Bacteria can be completely removed after washing with hot water.
SPECIAL DESIGN: The TPU cutting board is flexible so you can pour its contents directly into a pot or bowl. The design will ensure the juice stays on the board and doesn't run off the board and mess up your kitchen
DURABILITY & COLORFUL: Due to the material, TPU cutting boards have lovely shapes and colors that are not commonly found on wood or stone cutting boards.
The secret to cooking healthier
MODORI CUTTING BOARDS
Premium flexibility and recovery. Apart from that, it does not leave knife marks easily and prevents the growth of bacteria. Easy to clean and sanitize. Definitely a great gift idea
Don't just wash your hands before, during, and after food preparation. To prevent food poisoning, it's also important to remember to clean your cutting board. If not cleaned and maintained properly, cutting boards can harbor harmful bacteria and spread food poisoning.
This makes cutting boards that can be sterilized with hot water very important.
Cross-contamination occurs when juices from raw meat or bacteria from unclean objects accidentally come into contact with cooked or ready-to-eat foods, such as fruit or salads. Cutting boards can contain harmful bacteria if not cleaned properly.
TPU is a very advanced material used in many biomedical applications and baby products. It is an extremely elastic and stretchy material that combines high abrasion and shear resistance, making it ideal for everyday use in our kitchens.
Don't confuse them!
Consider buying cutting boards in different colors to make it easy to remember which is raw meat and which is ready to eat. Or you can buy a cutting board set with 4 colors to easily separate the ingredients!
Modori Cutting Board Set - 4 Colors
Colored Cutting Board Options: (Cocoa、Deep Grey、Warm Pink、 Cool Grey)
Fits the style and decor you want!