How To Choose Chopping Boards

A kitchen is incomplete without a chopping board. Used for various purposes, chopping boards is one of the most important parts of cooking. This is because it’s the companion of the pride of the kitchen, the knife. You can use a plastic chopping board or a wooden cutting board (เขียง, which is the term in Thai). But before buying it, check these things that will help you a lot.

Plastic Or Wooden

Of course, if you have a good budget you can buy both but if you are a smart person you’ll choose the best among these. Both plastic and wooden chopping boards are efficient in their purpose. But the real battle comes after that. 

Let’s see various points that will help you choose between plastic and wooden chopping boards.

  • Washing And Bacteria         

Plastic is easier to clean than wood. But wood is better when it comes to health issues. This is because when washed, the plastic chopping board does get cleaned but there will always be bacteria on the board which get stuck in small holes. Even though wooden chopping boards have holes after a long period of usage, there’s no chance of bacteria. This is because bacteria settles down which eventually die. Although wooden chopping boards require time to clean they see the best when it comes to health.

  • Easy-To-Use       

A few might use chopping boards every day while others might not use them daily. If you are a person who cooks daily then plastic chopping boards are handy and easy-to-use.

  • Durability  

When compared to plastic and wooden chopping boards, plastic boards are more durable than wooden ones. Even professional chefs recommend plastic chopping boards as they last longer than expected.

While these are the two common types of chopping boards. Here’s one more type of sustainable chopping board, bamboo board.

Bamboo Board

Bamboo chopping boards are made with bamboo stems. These are the most sustainable source of material available. They are reusable and eco-friendly. They can be both useful to you and the environment. Bamboo is one of the strongest on earth. So, using chopping boards made with bamboo is efficient.

So, these are types and comparisons of various chopping boards. Our suggestion would always be a bamboo chopping board as it is easy-to-use, durable, and also eco-friendly. Consider all the above-mentioned aspects before choosing a chopping board.