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Chopping Boards. Wood v Bamboo?

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I'm after some new chopping boards for the kitchen. It seems a lot of them are now bamboo, and not wood. Can anyone tell me which are the best and whether shelling out for a good wooden one is wort… Read More
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8m, 2w agoPosted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
I'm after some new chopping boards for the kitchen. It seems a lot of them are now bamboo, and not wood.

Can anyone tell me which are the best and whether shelling out for a good wooden one is worth it?

Thank you.

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8m, 2w agoPosted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I hate seeing the grime and dirt ingrained in a wooden chopping board. And I never use one. I use plate as the dirt in the chopping board really puts me off. I don't use chopper. I use a pair of scissors and use a serrated knife on a plate.
#2
doesn't make any difference imo. I have both.
#3
davewave
doesn't make any difference imo. I have both.


Which would last longer? Wood or bamboo?
And would my sharp knives cut into the bamboo one?
banned#4
bamboo better
just ask the pandas
banned#5
Marble or Steel ;)

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Nov 08, 2016 19:49
#6
aym280
I hate seeing the grime and dirt ingrained in a wooden chopping board. And I never use one. I use plate as the dirt in the chopping board really puts me off. I don't use chopper. I use a pair of scissors and use a serrated knife on a plate.
Cool story oO
#7
chimp14uk
davewave
doesn't make any difference imo. I have both.
Which would last longer? Wood or bamboo?
And would my sharp knives cut into the bamboo one?
bamboo is harder than wooden
#8
Wood or bamboo will eventually score and mark. I think granite is probably the best.
#9
Glass?

More hygienic IMHO.
#10
I would say glass is the best.
#11
Glass and granite boards aren't for chopping.

Buy a good quality wood one and it will last 20 years, look fantastic, and is just as hygienic as any other.
#12
I use glass. No problem.
#13
RO4CHY
Wood or bamboo will eventually score and mark. I think granite is probably the best.

themorgatron
Glass and granite boards aren't for chopping.
Buy a good quality wood one and it will last 20 years, look fantastic, and is just as hygienic as any other.
Indeed. Glass and granite boards will damage your knives.
#14
I've had both, still got the wooden one but the bamboo one split. Check Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JNK5UQW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=37ISWASNUP482&coliid=I39TBLO20IZ7RJ:)
#15
Bamboo is better than other woods, tougher and resists cuts for longer.

Wood is better than plastic, wood releases natural antiseptics that kill bacteria.

Plastic is better than marble or glass, as they dull the knife blade very quickly.
#16
Thank you all for your advice, I think I will invest in some bamboo ones.
#17
God help those knives when people are recommending glass. (Negating any trolling comments).
#18
Gentle_Giant
Bamboo is better than other woods, tougher and resists cuts for longer.
Wood is better than plastic, wood releases natural antiseptics that kill bacteria.
Plastic is better than marble or glass, as they dull the knife blade very quickly.

Remember that this just means it halts the spread of bacteria through the board and doesn't mean you can just ignore basic food prep. Also you need to regularly season the board with cutting board oil.
http://commonsensehome.com/wooden-cutting-boards/


Edited By: kester76 on Nov 09, 2016 12:51
#19
Bamboo - I've tried all sorts - glass or granite will blunt your knives faster.

Bamboo cleans easily and is tougher than wood too.
#20
kester76
Gentle_Giant
Bamboo is better than other woods, tougher and resists cuts for longer.
Wood is better than plastic, wood releases natural antiseptics that kill bacteria.
Plastic is better than marble or glass, as they dull the knife blade very quickly.
Remember that this just means it halts the spread of bacteria through the board and doesn't mean you can just ignore basic food prep. Also you need to regularly season the board with cutting board oil.http://commonsensehome.com/wooden-cutting-boards/


Dont worry, I have always got 5 stars from the food inspector when he turns up.

Yes, you have to follow normal hygiene rules, but the doomsayers who claim that bacteria can grow in the cuts on wooded boards are wrong - due to the natural properties of the wood.
You have to be MUCH more careful with plastic boards, as they also cut up; if you have to use plastic (I do at work), you need to use VERY hot water, use colour coded boards, and replace them regularly.
#21
Gentle_Giant
kester76
Gentle_Giant
Bamboo is better than other woods, tougher and resists cuts for longer.
Wood is better than plastic, wood releases natural antiseptics that kill bacteria.
Plastic is better than marble or glass, as they dull the knife blade very quickly.
Remember that this just means it halts the spread of bacteria through the board and doesn't mean you can just ignore basic food prep. Also you need to regularly season the board with cutting board oil.http://commonsensehome.com/wooden-cutting-boards/
Dont worry, I have always got 5 stars from the food inspector when he turns up.
Yes, you have to follow normal hygiene rules, but the doomsayers who claim that bacteria can grow in the cuts on wooded boards are wrong - due to the natural properties of the wood.
You have to be MUCH more careful with plastic boards, as they also cut up; if you have to use plastic (I do at work), you need to use VERY hot water, use colour coded boards, and replace them regularly.
I bring out the festering damp sponge ;) lol
Like others I tend to use kitchen scissors to cut meat as I can't be trusted with a sharp knife :)
#22
how about one of those silicone mats that you can now buy. I don't have one myself but in interested in anyone's opinion of them.

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