Cutting Boards Buying Guide

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Get cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing with a collection of cutting boards. To keep foods safe and your cutting boards bacteria-free, designate one board for raw meats and another for fresh fruits, vegetables, or nuts. Smaller-size boards are just the ticket for a quick, small chop, and larger, over-the-sink options are nice for foods that need cleaning before slicing.

Types of Cutting Boards

Types of Cutting Boards

Choose from wood, plastic, bamboo, synthetic, or glass cutting boards. Each material has its place in a kitchen. Think about size constraints and storage space when buying a board. You'll need at least a couple of boards for different types of food. Then think about how much food you tend to cut to determine the best sizes for your family food prep.

Plastic

Plastic cutting boards are affordable and easy to clean, but sharp knives can scuff them up. They come in a variety of colors and are thick or thin and hard or flexible.

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Acrylic Plastic
$26.99

The Acrylic Plastic 15" x 20" Cutting Board is a hygenic board with rubber feet to protect counters and provide stability. The acr...ylic surface will not damage the edges of your fine kitchen cutlery. Dishwasher safe. read more

Arrow Plastic
$15.17

070652007092 Features: -Material: Plastic. -Made in the USA. Country of Manufacture: -United States. Dimensions: Overall Width - S...ide to Side: -8.5. Overall Thickness: -1in. Overall Product Weight: -1 lbs. Overall Length - Front to Back: -15.5in. read more

Wood

Wood is a popular choice because it is long-lasting and doesn't dull sharp knives as quickly as plastic. Cleaning is the challenge, so be sure to check instructions before running through a dishwasher.

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WoodBone
$199.95 $191.22

• Solid hickory • Keeps liquid on the board, not in the floor • Durable • Cleans easily with soap and water • Doesn’t damage easil...y • Perfect for preparing or serving meals read more

WoodBone
$199.95 $191.22

• Solid hickory • Keeps liquid on the board, not in the floor • Durable • Cleans easily with soap and water • Doesn’t damage easil...y • Perfect for preparing or serving meals read more

Mountain Woods
$39.90

Protect your counters and chop up small fruits and vegetables on these handy acacia cutting boards. These handsome little cutting ...boards add a touch of elegance to any kitchen or bar. Wooden cutting boards are less dulling to knives than most cutting... read more

Mountain Woods
$7.95

Protect your counters and chop up small fruits and vegetables on this handy acacia cutting board. This handsome little cutting boa...rd adds a touch of elegance to any kitchen or bar. Wooden cutting boards are less dulling to knives than most cutting... read more

Bamboo

Bamboo boards absorb less moisture and show fewer cut marks than wood or plastic, but they can be pricier than other materials.

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Bamboo Studio
$27.81

Features hanging/carrying handle, tri-ply, cross-laminate construction, and hand crafted design from bamboo sheath- Bamboo is the ...sustainable green durable wood product- Measures 13-3/4in x 9-3/4in x 3/4in- Item Summary: Kitchen Accessories, Cutting... read more

Bamboo Studio
$15.47 $9.71

Features hanging/carrying handle, tri-ply, cross-laminate construction, and hand crafted design from bamboo sheath. Bamboo is the ...sustainable "green" durable wood product. Measures 13-3/4" x 9-3/4" x 3/4". Item Summary: Kitchen Accessories, Cutting... read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$25.95

This 2-piece cutting board set is a great choice for your kitchen, camper, cabin or beach house. Use the larger one for meats and ...fish; the smaller one for vegetables and fruits. Made of natural blonde bamboo, finished with rounded edges and a corner hole for easy carrying or hanging. With a hardness 16 times greater than oak or maple, bamboo is great for cutting, chopping, dicing and mincing while keeping premium chef’s knives sharp. Its ultra-smooth surface rinses clear of residue and odors. Fast-growing Moso bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, mold and mildew resistant. It’s a resource we can feel good about: it’s not a food source for the giant panda and won’t threaten their natural habitat. read more

Island Bamboo Hue
$25.27 $13.69

Hue Bamboo creates a whole new look for cutting boards with this cool, colorful update. White birch, a wood renowned for its stren...gth, is stained in a food-safe rainbow of warm tonal colors. The wood accent trim is set into the edges of the bamboo board to add style, strength and long-lasting durability. It’s finished with smooth round edges and a gravy groove to catch flavorful juices. Large board accommodates a chicken, ham or roast. With a hardness 16 times greater than oak or maple, bamboo is great for cutting, chopping, dicing and mincing while keeping premium chef’s knives sharp. Its ultra-smooth surface rinses clear of residue and odors. Fast-growing Moso bamboo is prized for its sustainability, versatility and natural anti-microbial characteristics. When it comes to great design, it’s all about HUE. read more

Glass

The upside of a tempered-glass cutting board is that it cleans up nicely and offers beautiful pattern choices. The downside is glass dulls knives quickly and can become slippery quite easily.

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Demdaco
$31.71 $31.50

DEMDACO introduces by Design Entertaining! Decorative and functional cutting boards offer unique home entertaining gift formats. M...ulti-functional pieces feature bamboo and glass cutting surfaces; removable tempered glass inserts double as charming serving trays. Artful designs and decorative word art turn practical products into trendy home decor accessories read more

Boston International
$22.99

Cutting Boards Fruit Cocktail Tempered Glass Cutting Board

Demdaco
$46.99

DEDA1304 Features Set includes green glass and bamboo cutting boards Hand-wash only Material: Bamboo/Glass Use: Cutting Board Set ...Shape: Rectangle Reversible: Yes Branded Design: Yes Hand Grips/Finger Grooves: Yes Juice Grooves: Yes Number of Items... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

The life of a cutting board depends on the amount of use it gets as well as the type of care it receives. If you thoroughly clean (and bleach) a plastic or glass board after each use, and if it is free of grooves that can trap bacteria, it can last for years. Once a cutting board starts to get scarred with cuts, it should be replaced. Buy cutting boards knowing you'll be replacing some in a few years. Follow the instructions carefully for "seasoning" or preserving wood boards, as well as cleaning all types of boards.

Use

Consider how often you will use a cutting board. If it's daily, choose a board of good size for frequent use. Also decide if it will be left on the counter, placed over the sink, or tucked away in a cupboard.

Sizes

Having a few cutting boards of varying sizes on hand is a good idea for handling big or small food quantities for the task at hand.

Task-Specific

Have one cutting board for meats, one for poultry, and at least one other for vegetables and fruits. Some cutting boards are color- or symbol-coded to designate what food the board is used for.

Material

A combination of wood and plastic boards is wise for different food types and the need to kill bacteria after raw meat and fruit or vegetable prep. Try various styles of boards, and then as they need to be replaced, replenish with your favorite.

No Sliding

Cutting boards can slide on the work surface while you are trying to cut, so look for a board that has a counter-hugging texture or feet. If the board slips, place a damp cloth underneath.

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John Boos
$946.07 $614.00

Cucina Laforza Butcher Block, 24" W x 24" L, 6" thick cherry end grain top with Boos Block Cream Finish with Beeswax, (BLOCK ONLY)... Top Construction=cherry Top Grain=end Base Construction=wood read more

Improvements
$29.99 $19.98

Prevent cross-contamination and add a pop of color to your kitchen with the Mini Index 5-piece Color-Coded Cutting Board Set.Four ...different cutting boards for four different uses, all held in one contemporary plastic holder. Colorful, useful, compact.... read more

Overstock
$162.98 $131.35

The elegant yet practical Tableboard combines the benefits of a cutting board, serving tray, pizza board and bread board into one.... This beautiful Tableboard will free up space in the kitchen or dining room table. Handcrafted Tableboard Materials: Hard... read more

CellBatt
$22.99 $12.99

These snazzy Kitchen Shears With Built-in Cutting Board are designed with an angled blade that keeps its sharpness! Because of the... single edge design (similar to the design of a razor) we do not recommend sharpening the blade with a traditional kitchen... read more

db Roth
$41.99 $27.99

Product DescriptionAcrylic Cutting Board with Lip Large, clear Acrylic Cutting Boards have a counter lip to hold them in place so ...they won't slip & slide! Like other kitchen counter cutting boards, these acrylic cutting boards protect your expensive... read more

Epicurean
$24.99 $24.95

Epicurean cutting boards are a practical and distinctive improvement from poly, glass and wood cutting boards. They have all of th...e best qualities and none of the bad-in one highly functional surface. Every design is thoughtfully detailed for... read more

Home Essentials
$62.46 $48.83

Ideal for cutting meats and poultry, this flexible plastic Cutting Board features a convenient shape with a color-coded edge and i...mages of different types of meats to avoid cross-contamination. Measures approximately 16" x 11.75" x 6.25". Comes in... read more

Handy Helpers
$55.76 $47.65

Ideal for cutting meats and poultry, this flexible plastic Cutting Board features a convenient shape with a color-coded edge and i...mages of different types of meats to avoid cross-contamination. Measures approximately 16" x 11.75" x 6.25". Comes in... read more

Epicurean
$32.00 $25.99

This durable, recycled, dishwasher safe board by Epicurean is an excellent choice for both the casual cook and the seasoned gourme...t who values the environment and wants a dependable cutting board that is durable and cleans up easily. The durable boards... read more

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