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Old 01-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Granite cutting board

My SIL gave me and my sister granite cutting boards for Christmas. Of course I continue to use my wood ones and my poly ones to protect my knives. I have mine sitting on the counter and use it more like a trivet. The problem is, the top surface is polished but the sides have rough edges and sharp corners. Does anyone know if there is a way to round them down a bit? I'm hoping there is a sander attachment or dremel tool thing that will soften the sharp corners. I don't want to spend the money to take it to a stone person for polishing. TIA

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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Thank goodness you won't use it for your knives! It would ruin a good knife.

I wonder if you can use a sander with a stone paper?
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:53 PM   #3
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Are you sure it's a cutting board and not a pastry board?

I can't imagine anyone ever manufacturing a granite cutting board. It would ruin your knives.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:55 PM   #4
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Are you sure it's a cutting board and not a pastry board?

I can't imagine anyone ever manufacturing a granite cutting board. It would ruin your knives.
My in laws have a granite cutting board. When they re-did their kitchen there was some leftover granite. The builder cut it into a cutting board size and shape for them. I don't dare tell them not to use it though, but it wouldn't matter anyway since their knives are about as sharp as a banana.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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I've had a ceramic one for years and I'm ready for a new one - could that be why my knives get dull so quickly? What types of cutting boards does everyone recommend?
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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Hardwood!

Especially end grain oak or maple.
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My in laws have a granite cutting board. When they re-did their kitchen there was some leftover granite. The builder cut it into a cutting board size and shape for them. I don't dare tell them not to use it though, but it wouldn't matter anyway since their knives are about as sharp as a banana.
Hahahahhaha, that made me laugh, thanks, needed that!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:10 PM   #8
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Pastry boards are the size and shape of a large cutting board but made from smooth marble or granite.

Geebs -- sharp as a banana! LOL. That describes my mom's knives.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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It's about 12" square so I can't really see it being used as a pastry board. My SIL really doesn't know her way around a kitchen but pretends she does. Since granite is all the rage in countertops, I'm sure she thought it was a highend gift! Neither my sister or I really know what to do with the chunk of stone. Sis was thinking of using it as a stepping stone in her yard but the polished surface would be pretty slick in wet weather. Her daughter had gotten cut several times on the corners.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #10
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When I had my kitchen remodeled this summer, I had "engineered stone" counter tops installed. (It's a man made quartz based counter top that is harder and more durable than granite.)

When the truck arrived to deliver the counter tops the first thing that happened was the foreman stepped out of the truck with a polished 13" round piece of the stuff and proudly handed it to me stating, "Here's a cutting board for you." I thanked him and set it aside.

Later, I bought a $4 swivel base and installed it on the bottom of the round stone and now have a nice lazy susan.

A good cutting board must be soft enough to 'give' when a knife edge hits it so the blade is not damaged.
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