plastic or wood cutting boards

You can fit two or three plastic cutting boards in the space one thick wooden cutting board might take up. A plastic cutting board's lighter weight means it's easier to move to the sink or dishwasher for a thorough cleaning a practical benefit that to my mind often outweighs hair-splitting over which material is the absolute safest. 【Get Price】

In general wood is tougher than plastic so knife scars don’t go as deep. The type of wood the cutting board is made from is also important Heil says. 【Get Price】

Originally published in the Feb. 6 1993 edition of Science News a fascinating article on cutting boards describes research claiming that wooden cutting boards possess some sort of bacteria-killing properties thus making them less likely to contaminate food than plastic or acrylic cutting boards. 【Get Price】

Always dry cutting boards thoroughly before storing them. This robs bacteria of needed moisture for growth. Over time any cutting board (plastic or wood) can trap bacteria in fissures and ... 【Get Price】

On wood cutting boards the bacteria sank "down beneath the surface of the cutting board where they didn’t multiply and eventually died off." On plastic boards however bacteria got caught in knife grooves that were near impossible to clean out whether the board was washed by hand or dishwasher. 【Get Price】