What is a good cutting board and how do you use it?

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Whether you are a chef or an amateur chef with a chronic reluctance: everyone has a cutting board in the kitchen range. But where a chef knows exactly which plank to use for what, things can sometimes go wrong for the home chef. Because what is a good cutting board and how do you use it?

Because which types are there, how long do you last with a cutting board and how many do you need at all?

Requirements for a good cutting board

First things first:  what are we actually looking for in a good cutting board? Our colleagues at Bon Appétit asked several chefs. A good cutting board is durable and good for your knives – not too hard, not too soft. And since we prefer to see them shine on the counter, it also has to look a bit acceptable.

Cutting board clean


Favorites according to experts are wood, rubber and plastic. We don’t do glass and stone, because – see criteria above – too hard for your knives.


In addition to a nice look for your kitchen, a wooden cutting board also provides the ideal conditions for your knives. Soft enough for protection, but hard enough for a smooth cutting session. It also lasts a long time if you take good care of it. Therefore, do not throw it in the dishwasher after use , but wash both sides by hand with soap and water and dry it well. A layer of beeswax once every few weeks makes it completely sustainable. And: since your cutting subject is interested in it, prefer not to put raw meat on the shelf.


The rubber cutting board is easier to maintain: some copies can go in the dishwasher, it does not shift during cutting and does not need a layer of oil.

Cutting board for the foodie wishlist


The best all-rounder ? The plastic cutting board. Especially for the quick home cook. The copy can go in the dishwasher, is good for your knives and does not absorb bacteria like its wooden brother. Suitable for meat. Small disadvantage: it can shift during cutting, but you can easily solve that by placing a damp tea towel under it. It also doesn’t last as long as the wooden plank – so long as you take good care of the wooden one. Also nice: plastic wood planks are now available in all colors and sizes.


The ideal cutting board for the quick home cook is a light, plastic one that can go straight into the dishwasher and is a bit nice to look at. If you are a dedicated carer, then the durable wooden plank – with a little love – is your ideal cutting partner. Fortunately, there are also a lot of recycled material planks these days, such as Culy’s favorite from Combekk , made from recycled paper. Difficult to keep things separate? Then go for a set like this.

Source: Culy by culy.nl
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