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Kitchen Cutting Boards | Hardwood, Glass or Plastic

Cutting BoardsThe ideal cutting board is the one you like, since nearly all of them work. Pick one at random and it probably won’t be ideal. Instead of one choice there are now many — each one is right for somebody.

If you intend to use the board for serving at the dining table — for holding the Thanksgiving turkey or a rack of barbecue ribs — you’ll need a board with a moat to contain the juices. Hardwood trays add beauty to the service and won’t damage the edge of your fine carving knife. Tempered glass cutting boards double as serving trays for pastries, condiments and cheeses — anywhere you’d use a serrated knife or one that cuts only by pressure. On the kitchen counter the glass board will ruin your finest prep knives.

Plain wooden cutting boards protect the edges of good blades and clean easily by hand, but if you depend on the dishwasher for cleanup choose plain old polyethylene instead. Poly boards machine-wash easily and don’t require oiling and careful storage, like wood. Plastic boards do nothing for the kitchen decor — a good rock maple cutting board or butcher block adds beauty and character to the workspace.

Some of Our Favorites

One of the best working surfaces — and one that will still look good ten years and more down the road — is rock maple, the material used in our pick for the “best cutting board”: a John Boos model. Unlike polyethylene, it’s heavy enough to stay put.

Though it’s a new idea, the laminated bamboo board is a good idea. Bamboo is both lighter and harder than rock maple, and the pattern of each board is unique. One of the best features: the bamboo grove grows back only three years after harvest.

For anyone who just wants a board that works well and cleans up easily, an inexpensive white polyethylene cutting board is the best. Use it with any knife — in a couple of years when it’s scarred up and ugly, buy another.

See All of Our Cutting Board Reviews Below


Norpro Homemade Bread Slicer & Crumb Catcher

Cutting Board Guide 370, 1/2 Inch Slices

Norpro Homemade Bread Slicer & Crumb Catcher | Cutting Board Guide 370, 1/2 Inch Slices

This simple bread slicer guide from Norpro gives home chefs a way to perfectly size bread slices for toast and sandwiches, but you'll need the right knife and a light touch.

The Norpro 370 Bread Slicer and Guide offers a row of parallel slots spaced to match the standard 1/2-inch-thick ...





Epicurean Cutting Board w/ Groove, Composite

Eco Friendly Cascade Gourmet Series

Epicurean Cutting Board w/ Groove, Composite | Eco Friendly Cascade Gourmet Series

If you thought bamboo cutting boards were "green technology," you'll be even more impressed by the cutting boards of the Epicurean Gourmet Series. Epicurean uses recycled and scrap materials to create cutting boards and utensils even better than those made from strictly natural components.

Looking for a natural cutting board that's ...





Bamboo Kitchen Cutting Board by Terra Verde

Laminated Reversible Wood, Eco Friendly Green

Bamboo Kitchen Cutting Board by Terra Verde | Laminated Reversible Wood, Eco Friendly Green

Terra Verde's Bamboo Cutting Board minimizes the amount of exposed end grain and cuts down on moisture absorption. The different grain patterns give the board an attractive look and increase its strength. Bamboo provides an inexpensive "green" alternative to polyethylene or hardwood -- a harvested bamboo grove replenishes in ...





Mezzaluna Cheese Knife w/ Drawer & Cutting Board Set

Stainless Steel Serving & Slicing Cutlery

Mezzaluna Cheese Knife w/ Drawer & Cutting Board Set | Stainless Steel Serving & Slicing Cutlery

This solid hardwood mezzaluna chopping block encloses more than just a cutting board. In the built-in storage tray, you'll also find three different cheese knives as well as space for the stainless steel mezzaluna knife.

The mezzaluna is an old idea -- a curved blade with a high hand grip ...





J.K. Adams Large Maple Barbeque Board

24 x 16 Inch BBQ-2416 | Hardwood Carving

J.K. Adams Large Maple Barbeque Board | 24 x 16 Inch BBQ-2416 | Hardwood Carving

A full two feet long and sixteen inches wide, the J.K. Adams BBQ-2416 Maple Barbeque Board provides enough room to carry a large turkey without overlapping the edges of the board. Juices and sauces stay on the tray, caught by the trough milled into the circumference of this large ...





J.K. Adams Maple Carving Barbeque Board

BBQ-1612 | Hardwood Serving Tray

J.K. Adams Maple Carving Barbeque Board | BBQ-1612 | Hardwood Serving Tray

The J.K. Adams BBQ-1612 Maple Barbeque Board isn't a cutting board, even though it's made from the same solid rock maple hardwood that constitutes some of J.K. Adams finest. This board was built for barbecue carving and serving and has gone through several important design changes since its conception.

Now ...





Catskill Craftsmen Wood Lazy Susan w/ Lip

Kitchen Cabinet Turntable

Catskill Craftsmen Wood Lazy Susan w/ Lip | Kitchen Cabinet Turntable

Created by the Catskill Craftsmen Company of Stamford, New York, this laminated solid hardwood turntable features a strong lip helpful in keeping small items on board and retaining spills. This established American firm -- in business in the same location in the Catskill Mountains since 1948 -- builds with renewable ...





Glass Cutting Board

Vance Industries | Tempered 15 x 12 Inch

Glass Cutting Board | Vance Industries | Tempered 15 x 12 Inch

This tempered glass cutting board from Vance Industries provides an easily cleaned cutting surface impervious to nicks and cuts from knife blades. Don't be concerned about running it through the dishwasher -- unlike wooden cutting boards, there are no joints in this glass board which could swell and separate in the drenching ...





White Cutting Board Polyethylene

14.5 x 22.25 Inch | Acrylic Plastic Products

White Cutting Board Polyethylene | 14.5 x 22.25 Inch | Acrylic Plastic Products

With a raised edge to contain juices and a lip designed to hook the edge of the countertop -- holding this board securely in place -- this polyethylene cutting board from Acrylic Plastic Products adds useful new features to an already popular design.

I've worked with polyethylene cutting boards since the early ...





ArchiTEC Gripperwood Chef’s Hardwood Cutting Board

ArchiTEC Gripperwood Chef’s Hardwood Cutting Board

At 20" x 15.9" x 1" and almost eight pounds, the Gripperwood Cutting Board from ArchiTEC has nearly enough size and heft to stay in place on its own, but ArchiTEC makes it even more stable by embedding high friction feet in each corner. The wide mat-style feet keep the board ...





Totally Bamboo Kona Groove Wood Cutting Board

Eco Friendly

Totally Bamboo Kona Groove Wood Cutting Board | Eco Friendly

I'm fully in favor of "green" products, but they have to be good. I used plastic cutting boards for years because they were easy to clean and saved a maple tree here and there -- but when I saw a bamboo cutting board for the first time, I bought ...





Totally Bamboo Greenlight Cutting Board

Extra Large Eco Friendly Organic

Totally Bamboo Greenlight Cutting Board | Extra Large Eco Friendly Organic

Bamboo is already the "green" alternative to hardwood in specialty applications like cutting boards, and Totally Bamboo's Greenlight cutting board is several steps ahead of the pack in environmental sensibility. Made from renewable cultivated bamboo rather than wild bamboo stands, this cutting board even has a chemical free organic rating ...





Best Cutting Board: John Boos Reversible Laminated, Hardwood Maple Butcher Block

Best Cutting Board: John Boos Reversible Laminated, Hardwood Maple Butcher Block

Simple and extremely practical, this hard maple reversible cutting board from famous Butcher Block maker John Boos is the perfect size for counter top use and convenient out of the way storage. Laminated rock maple strips laid out in a 20" x 15" x 1.25" edge grain board give two equally ...





Rapala Electric Fillet Knife

ProGuide Deluxe Set or Rechargeable Cordless Model

Rapala Electric Fillet Knife | ProGuide Deluxe Set or Rechargeable Cordless Model

Fire up the barbie and let's grill us some bass! Right after we clean those suckers up, of course.

Luckily we've got this electric fillet knife set from Rapala. It will surely do the trick. What with its interchangeable 6 and 7.5 inch stainless steel blades.

And don't forget its versatile go-anywhere power ...





Best Electric Knife: Cuisinart CEK-40 Set

Carving and Bread Blades

Best Electric Knife: Cuisinart CEK-40 Set | Carving and Bread Blades

Cuisinart, a pretty common name in kitchen appliances, makes this version of an electric knife that's actually two knives in one.

The blades are interchangeable. This set comes with a bread knife and a carving blade, both of which are made from high quality stainless steel.

Its handle is ergonomically designed and "southpaw ...





Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Kitchen Cutting Board

Large, Wood, Dishwasher Safe

Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Kitchen Cutting Board | Large, Wood, Dishwasher Safe

This cutting surface from Epicurean makes a great gift for the committed cook.

Because of its wood fiber construction, the surface will not dull knives like a ceramic or glass cutting board will. It is also environmentally friendly, and needs no oiling or greasing to maintain it.

When cleaning is necessary, simply wash the ...





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