When searching for a kitchen cutting board, there is one clear choice that is safe, long-lasting and healthy.
Before we get to my top three choices for antibacterial cutting boards, first a few pointers:
There are three tyoes of cutting boards I would use and recommend:
Your THIRD best option for a good, cleanable kitchen cutting board is a marble cutting board. Marble is long-lasting and non-porous if properly sealed. There is some question on the sealants used and marble does pit with many natural cleaners, because of their acidity. Not my first choice, but better than plastic.
My second choice would be a glass cutting board. Glass is non-porous and easy to clean with any natural household cleaning products. There is a risk of dropping and shattering, even with "resistent" glass. It's rare but it's why it makes my number 2 choice.
A wooden kitchen cutting board is my #1 choice for antibacterial cutting board properties.
All wood cutting boards are naturally antibacterial and will actually neutralize 99.9% of bacteria left on the wood within 24 hours.124 Bamboo is also a sustainable wood, able to reach full growth in approximately 3 years, rather than decades or even hundreds of years for hardwoods, making it a sustainable choice.
The only downfall of bamboo or another wood is that you must handwash it, drying it thoroughly after washing and it is beneficial to apply a thin coat of beeswax on occasion if drying occurs. It is also a little pricey but the lifespan well makes up for the cost if well cared for.
For the record, the same can be said of all wooden utensils and kitchenware! Natural wood is the way to go!
Making the change to a sustainable kitchen cutting board is just one simple step you can make in your efforts to go green.
When you're ready for a few more steps:
Whatever step you take, remember to have fun!
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