Cutting boards, a must-have in the kitchen
Whether it's made of wood, plastic or glass, the chopping board has become an essential accessory for every good cook.
How to choose one?
The dimensions to take into account
To determine the board you need, it is important to take into account a few elements such as: the way you work, the space available, the food products you use... A professional does not practice his art in the same way and in the same environment as a private individual. Their expectations and needs in terms of utensils and chopping boards are different.
Working and storage space is an indicator that should not be overlooked. After using and washing the board, it must be placed in a place where it is easily and quickly accessible. Do you hang it up with the integrated handle? Or do you place it on the edge between two other utensils? The answer to these questions lies in the layout of your kitchen and the storage space available.
As a general rule, a standard size chopping board is around 300 x 200 mm with a thickness of 10 to 20 mm. It is small enough to fit between two items or into a drawer. Larger models are also available and custom-made models can be considered. This is what we offer at Lobrot. Every cook's needs are different. That's why we give you the opportunity to order custom-made chopping boards.
Style is important
The art of cooking has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with numerous TV shows and books on the subject. This discipline is no longer the exclusive domain of professionals and is now attracting more and more enthusiasts and beginners.
This phenomenon and this new craze explain the appearance on the market of coloured and patterned cutting boards. While the use of coloured tools is not new in the professional kitchen (as opposed to the cutting board used for meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables), the patterns are. They refresh and rejuvenate this product.
Made of wood or plastic, the chopping board is no longer a simple kitchen accessory for cutting meat and vegetables. It has become a design tool that must be practical, presentable and at the same time fit in with the kitchen.
For example, a wooden chopping board can be used as a presentation tray at business events or during an aperitif with friends.
Material and care of the board
A plastic cutting board does not require the same care as a wooden model.
The plastic board:
It is resistant to water and moisture. It is easy to clean as it can be put in the dishwasher or washed by hand.
However, this material is still sensitive to strong heat sources. This can damage the surface and cause the board to warp, making it difficult and unpleasant to cut your products.
The wooden board:
This noble material works throughout its life. Depending on the degree of humidity or heat, the wood can swell to a greater or lesser extent, causing small cracks to appear.
These cracks are of no real consequence. They will not allow the growth of micro-organisms and bacteria if the board is properly maintained after use.
Many studies have shown that wood naturally fights bacteria. It eliminates germs on the surface thanks to its porosity which absorbs liquids by capillary action.