Doing what we do, we’ve heard all the stories, complaints and concerns. And, honestly, we get it. On the surface, it certainly sounds true that hardwood cutting boards are less safe, sanitary and effective than glass or plastic. Well, we’ve got news for you folks…
Yep, that’s right. In fact, wooden cutting boards are actually better than the alternatives in terms of safety, cleanliness, functionality and other aspects. How, you ask? Let us explain:
Hardwood Cutting Boards Kill Bacteria
It’s true. Once plastic boards have been knife-scarred, those little crevices are ridiculously hard to clean. Studies have shown that wooden cutting boards can absorb and stop bacterial growth whether knife-scarred or new. One of the findings from the study was that after 3 minutes of being contaminated, 99.9 percent of the bacteria on the wooden boards had died, but the bacteria on the plastic boards remained the same.
Hardwood Cutting Boards are Biodegradable
Simply put, wood is a sustainable product that breaks down over time. Plastic is not. The use of plastic products is increasingly becoming one of the biggest environmental issues of our time. The fewer plastic products we purchase, the fewer products end up in landfills.
Hardwood Cutting Boards are Better for your Knives
Although glass boards are easier to clean after use, wooden cutting boards are significantly less harsh on your knives, keeping them sharper for longer periods of time.
Hardwood Cutting Boards are Better Looking
We’re biased, of course, but we definitely think so. Other varieties of board are typically used then put away, but a well-maintained wooden cutting board looks beautiful on any countertop.
So, the next time you’re in the market for some new kitchen stuff, consider making the switch to wooden boards. It will keep your food safer, your environment less polluted and your knives sharper.