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What is the recommended cutting board of the chefs?

Like the advice of a professional mechanic regarding your car repair or the opinion of a tax expert regarding income tax audit, one should seriously consider the opinions of professional chefs regarding quality cutting boards for home use. Many chefs recommend using a cutting board made of teak wood, a quality board that does not harm food, is easy to use and clean, and of course, durable in the long run.

There are various types and varieties of cutting boards. Everyone chooses the board that suits them based on size, shape, material, and appearance, of course. Cutting boards are made from different raw materials, some more high-quality than others. Many chefs recommend focusing on several important parameters when buying a cutting board:

  1. Stable grip - spreading, chopping, and cutting safely on the cutting board and leaving your meats, cheeses, or vegetables in place.

  2. Liquid drainage channel - the channel collects the juices of the meat, chicken, vegetables, or anything else you decide to cut on the board, leaving a clean and pleasant working environment.

  3. Cutting boards can also serve as serving trays. At the end of the cutting task, you can easily clean the board and use it as a serving tray for the food you have cut - cheeses, vegetables, fruits, meat cuts, and more.

  4. Increased countertop space - if there is not enough space on the counter and you need additional space to chop vegetables, all you have to do is place a large cutting board on the sink or on your kitchen table and cut. When preparing large meals, a good cutting board can really save the day.

  5. Easy cleaning - minimize kitchen cleanup after the meal by preparing on a cutting board and easily washing the mess in the sink.

Wood and teak cutting boards are generally preferred by chefs and home cooks alike because they:

  • Clean easily without effort

  • Safe for use with sharp knives

  • Naturally antibacterial (especially teak)

  • Durable enough for various cutting tasks

Nevertheless, different cutting boards can serve different purposes in the kitchen, and there are five key elements to consider when purchasing your cutting board:

  1. Can your cutting board serve more than one function? A good cutting board can easily serve multiple purposes, such as cutting, chopping, preparation, and even serving.

  2. Durability of wood - when the wood board you are cutting on starts to split or crack, you realize that the type of wood your cutting board is made of is very important. However, a stable teak wood cutting board should last for years.

  3. Placement - Is the cutting board designed to help maintain the optimal placement of items for optimal cutting? Features such as grooves, handles, and more help keep items where they are supposed to be.

  4. Ease of use - your cutting board should simplify cooking, not complicate it. Look for cutting boards that are easy to clean, easy to maintain, and built to serve as an extension of your countertop. Simple washing, drying, and polishing with natural mineral oil should suffice.

  5. Optimal size - make sure the cutting board you choose can accommodate a variety of cutting functions. In addition to smaller cutting boards for preparing vegetables and fruits, you will generally want to purchase a larger board.

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