Back on the chopping blocks: Five great cutting boards you can count on for kitchen prep
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No kitchen is complete without a reliable cutting board. Here are five well-designed finds that are up to the job at hand.
For well-rounded use
This large, versatile cutting board made from teak is gentle on knives but durable, so it can be used for anything from preparing vegetables to carving meat to slicing bread. The inset grips make it easy to lift and transfer chopped veg to your pan, too.
Teakhaus edge-grain professional cutting board, $180, crateandbarrel.ca
For recycled material
Favour non-porous plastic for cutting, but want a more sustainable option? This colourful and durable board is made of recycled kitchenware plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane, and it’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, too.
Material the reBoard, $44, materialkitchen.com
For the local design
Handcrafted in Toronto, this cutting board has a unique pattern of hard maple with leopardwood accents. It comes preconditioned with natural mineral oil, so it’s ready to use, and you order it with an optional juice groove.
Deer Park Woodwork the Rowandwood cutting board, $195, deerparkwoodwork.com
For a full set
If you prefer to keep separate surfaces for your meat and produce, these colour-coded boards are a simple solution. Each has non-slip feet to stop it from moving around while you chop, plus there’s convenient pouring corners for juices.
Oxo Good Grips three-piece everyday cutting board set, $60, bedbathandbeyond.ca
For table-worthy presentation
Beautiful but also functional, this walnut wood cutting board won’t dull your kitchen knives, plus the handle makes it easy to serve with. Try it for slicing and serving bread, or for perfecting your Instagram-worthy charcuterie.
Williams Sonoma bread board with handle, $174, williams-sonoma.ca