Do you think much about your cutting boards? I never really have. Once upon a time, I had a nice wooden cutting board and I was very careful with it and then . . Chad began cooking. Worse, Chad would come in late at night, fix himself a snack and I would wake up in the morning to find my cutting board sometimes sitting in a sink of dishwater. A couple of times when I was out of town, it went through the dishwasher. It was pretty much ruined though Vince says we still have it . . somewhere.
I had been using the hard plastic cutting boards. They were pretty indestructible but over time, they had gotten warped from being in the dishwasher so I figured with my new counters and backsplash, it was time to get new cutting boards. As Vince says .. it never ends around here! 🙂
My plan was to order the John Boos 2-1/4″ thick cutting board. Vince intervened and wanted me to wait til he searched through boxes to see if he could find the thick wooden cutting board I used to have and he convinced me that bamboo is better than maple so I ended up ordering the three piece bamboo set by Bamboo Style.
I also got the grooved board for when I’m cutting meat. It bothers me when grease and juices run out of meat that I’m cutting and leak off the cutting board all over the countertop. The juices will hopefully get caught in the groove and not be dripping down onto the countertop. Speaking of countertop, isn’t it nice not seeing the blue tape and spackling on the backsplash area? It will be real nice when the electric plugs have all been screwed back in and switch plates replaced! Baby steps!
I figured I’d use these boards and if they hold up, great! If not, and if we don’t find the thick cutting board and are able to save it, then I’ll get a nicer one. The good thing is that all four of these fit into my cutting board drawer and if I got the thicker one, probably only two and maybe not even two would fit.
The new cutting boards have been in use for about a week and so far, they’re doing the trick. We’ll see what I think of them in a year.