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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tips for Selecting a Cutting Board

Setting up a first time kitchen can be quite a task. You don't know exactly what you need and when you do look, there are a billion choices.

For a bare bones kitchen here is an item that you will want to have on hand. Please remember when you are making your purchases, don't skimp on the quality. If you spend a little bit more now, you will save a lot of money down the road.

A large cutting board is a must have. Try to select one that is at least 12"x18".

If you select one that is plastic, it will be easier to wash and with proper cleaning you will have less chance of bacteria buildup.

Try to select one that is at least ¾ inch thick so that it will have less chance of warping.

Along with your usual cleaning, try to drop it in the dishwasher at least every 3rd or 4th use. The heat will help to sterilize the board's surface.

3D Cutting Board

If you are setting up a kitchen for yourself or another blind or visually impaired person, this cutting board would be a great addition.

The Chef's - Beechwood Prep Board is sure to become a favorite accessory in your kitchen. With a 1" front lip to brace it securely against the countertop or island surface, this extra-thick board is perfect for chopping vegetables or kneading and rolling out pastry or dough. The built-in 1" backsplash helps keep ingredients in place. Hand-sanded for a smooth finish. Measures 24"W x 18"D.

Click this link to order the Chef's - Beechwood Prep Board.

Color coded cutting boards

These four color coded polypropylene chopping boards are designed to help keep different kinds of foods separated and avoid cross-contamination. The red one is for meat, the white for already cooked food, the blue is for fish, and the green is of course for vegetables. The boards are stored in an ABS plastic horizontal filing unit with a non-slip rubber bottom. Boards are dishwasher safe. Size:^DNBUnit: 9h x 13.5w x 3"d; Boards: 8h x 12w x .75"d

Click this link to purchase the Color coded cutting boards from the MoMA store.

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