From grill cooks to salad masters, cutting boards are one item they won't do without. One of the best kitchen accessories every invented, it's uses are endless. In the summer time when the steaks or ribs have been cooked to perfection cutting boards designed with wide deep moats help to trap juices and prevent spills on the way to the table. Next to fine cutlery this item should be in every home.
Designs, shapes and sizes of cutting boards today make finding the right one easy. They are made using wood, acrylic or glass and each one has many benefits.
Boards made from wood, including sugar maple and acacia, will with proper care last for many years. Applying butcher block oil regularly will retain these cutting boards moisture.
Another choice are boards made from hygienic cast acrylic with FDA and USDA approved materials. Some of these gadgets come with drainage channels, handy when cutting watermelon or even poultry. These kitchen accessories made from acrylic are easy to clean to, just pop them into the dishwasher when done using.
Glass cutting boards while not recommended for cutting, they can damage fine cutlery, are great to have on your counter. Next to the stove you can rest hot pots and pans on them when cooking. Or for messy work like making bread or cutting up fruit they come in very handy. Glass boards also have the feature of not collecting odors or breeding bacteria.
Online shopping for cutting boards is made simple with pictures and extensive descriptions to help you decide on the right one. You will find this kitchen accessory an indispensable aid no matter what cooking or baking is being done.
Curtis Miller is a successful author and publisher of Kitchens 4u Your source for kitchen decor, furniture, fine china, cutlery, appliances and more.