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Old 03-08-2015, 11:00 PM   #11
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I use only plastic cutting boards. I've never had them feel greasy after cleaning. That's more of a problem with storage containers. Maybe we should consider wooden storage containers.

My cutting boards go into the DW and come out clean and sanitized. They don't warp, separate, or need oiling. Not to mention they cost a fraction of the price of wood boards.
Same here, I like that they come out sanitized, and after a trip through the dishwasher there is definitely no greasy feel to them. My plastic storage containers don't stay greasy either. My plastic cutting boards are going on 15 years old and holding up like a champ.

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Old 03-08-2015, 11:09 PM   #12
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Plastic here too, the same ones as Aunt Bea posted in her pic. I love the look of wooden or bamboo, but for me plastic are much easier and more practical. I have 3 and depending on what they are used for I just scrub with a soapie scrubbie or put them in the dishwasher for sanitizing. When they're not in use they live behind the crockery jar that holds cooking utensils.
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Stop cooking with plastic cookware, time to switch to wood! Have you made the...

I have a 20 year old plastic overlay "cutting board" that I can roll up, pick up, and transport stuff into a pan on the stove. It also cleans up nicely in the dishwasher, as do my plastic containers. None ever feel greasy.

We got a nice little Boos wooden cutting board as a gift, I mainly use it to cool my canned goods
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:22 PM   #14
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I would love to be able to run my cooking and eating items through a dishwasher. But this building was the second one to be converted to elderly housing. The powers that be felt that we needed a garbage disposal more than a dishwasher. The next building they converted has a garbage disposal, self cleaning ovens and a dishwasher. Unfortunately the found that the people in that building forget to take out the pans they store in the oven before they turn on the self cleaning. There will be no self cleaning oven in the next building. The dishwashers have created their own problems. The tenants load it in a fashion that blocks the water jets. Thus a flooding problem. There will be no new dishwashers in the next elderly housing. It has cost more in repairs and maintenance than the original cost of the item to be repaired. One by one they are removing the dishwasher and the self cleaning stoves. Every times an apartment becomes empty, these items are removed and the space where the dishwasher was becomes a cabinet.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:23 AM   #15
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I use only plastic cutting boards. I've never had them feel greasy after cleaning. That's more of a problem with storage containers. Maybe we should consider wooden storage containers.

My cutting boards go into the DW and come out clean and sanitized. They don't warp, separate, or need oiling. Not to mention they cost a fraction of the price of wood boards.
My plastic cutting boards never feel greasy either.

For me there's no question that plastic is better than wood.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:11 AM   #16
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My plastic cutting boards never feel greasy either.

For me there's no question that plastic is better than wood.

I do use mostly wood utensils for cooking. I have several wood/bamboo spoons and spatulas I like to use. I like that the wood utensils are rigid. They're cheap and replaceable and also go in the DW.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:23 AM   #17
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I do use mostly wood utensils for cooking. I have several wood/bamboo spoons and spatulas I like to use. I like that the wood utensils are rigid. They're cheap and replaceable and also go in the DW.
My utensil of choice is a Le Creuset "spoonula," which they stupidly discontinued making.

They have wooden handles. I put them in the DW but now that they don't make them anymore I have been pulling the head off (its designed for this) and dishwashing that and hand washing the handle.

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:32 AM   #18
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My utensil of choice is a Le Creuset "spoonula," which they stupidly discontinued making.

They have wooden handles. I put them in the DW but now that they don't make them anymore I have been pulling the head off (its designed for this) and dishwashing that and hand washing the handle.


I have several high heat spatulas (one solid piece of silicone) that I got at a kitchen store in an outlet mall. They are similar to this:
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My utensil of choice is a Le Creuset "spoonula," which they stupidly discontinued making.
Amazon still sells them:
http://www.amazon.com/Creuset-Silico...+Spoon+Spatula

I have a similar silicone utensil, but it's made by OXO. It has a plastic handle. I would like to get another one, but the problem is that I haven't been able to find it separately. It only seems to come as part of a set.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I have bamboo, wooden, professional kitchen 1/2" synthetic cutting boards, flexible plastic cutting mats. I have one set of cutting boards for meat (live on one side of the sink), and another set for veggies and fruit. I also have two sets of knives for the same purpose. I toss my wooden cutting boards in the dishwasher, they are thick enough they haven't warped, although I did have to reglue one of the smaller ones not long ago. I keep my cutting boards in metal "file divider" from Staples. I used to keep them on top of the microwave, but s/how they moved to the file divider. I use the same sort of thing to store my baking sheets/pizza pans and pot lids. And, when we replaced the counter top with the ash butcher block, I kept the sink cutout and use that over the sink to gain more counter space. That doesn't go in the dishwasher. I wash it with dish soap, rinse with diluted bleach, (which is how we do that in the commercial kitchen for the prep stations with wooden tops over the stainless). At home, I oil my wooden cutting boards periodically.
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