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Old 03-09-2015, 12:00 PM   #21
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I have a hardwood cutting board i built myself. I never cut on it directly.
I use a plastic cutting board on top of it. Tp protect it from satins and to keep me from having to wash it. Its quite heavy.
I also do not spend any money on special oils or wax to use on my cutting board.
I use mineral oil as needed.

BTW. What in the world is the wax for?
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:48 PM   #22
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I have a hardwood cutting board i built myself. I never cut on it directly...

Then what's the point of using it at all? Couldn't you just put the plastic cutting board alone?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:06 PM   #23
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Then what's the point of using it at all? Couldn't you just put the plastic cutting board alone?
It could be for the same reason as me. I like having a nice looking board out all the time as a work station for sandwich making etc. It protects the counter, and with a mat on top works as a dish drainer too.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:22 PM   #24
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I don't like the idea of using wooden utinsils. Wood absorbs liquids. plastics don't. It just bothers me that using wooden utinsils might just contaminate other foods.
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I have some of all--silicone, wood, stainless, non-stick. Which one I use depends on the pan I am using. I don't know that there is a "better" one, rather, which is appropriate for the pan/pot/bowl.
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I have both wooden and plastic cutting boards. Because of the anti-microbial properties of wood, I always use them for cutting raw meat. I don't put them in the DW because they are not made from a single piece of wood, so I am afraid the pieces would come apart. I put wooden spoons in the DW. I like the convenience of putting the plastic cutting boards in the DW.

I have a LOT of wooden spoons and quite a few silicone spatulas. I bought all the silicone spatulas at Dollarama. Some of them are one piece, Betty Crocker brand. I have one bamboo spatula and it goes in the DW too.

Remember that bamboo is not wood. It's a grass. As far as I know, no one has tested bamboo to see if it gets rid of micro-organisms the way wood does.
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I have some of all--silicone, wood, stainless, non-stick. Which one I use depends on the pan I am using. I don't know that there is a "better" one, rather, which is appropriate for the pan/pot/bowl.
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I like wooden spoons, I commit the sin of putting them in the dishwasher

I use wood and silicone utensils to cook with.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:17 AM   #29
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I don't like the idea of using wooden utinsils. Wood absorbs liquids. plastics don't. It just bothers me that using wooden utinsils might just contaminate other foods.
Using wooden cooking utensils is no more of a contaminate than using a wooden chopping block.
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Then what's the point of using it at all? Couldn't you just put the plastic cutting board alone?
Well for one, its to big to carry over to the sink. Its about 2" thick and its 16"x24". It consists of three different types of hardwood and is quite decorative.
I spent many hours on this thing and I'm taking care of it.

The plastic cutting board goes on top to keep it clean and to keep cut marks off of it. I guess i could use it for cutting, but I am trying to avoid that along with stains.
Its easy to just grab a small cutting board and wash it as needed.
It serves me more as a platform.
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