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Old 06-17-2014, 04:58 PM   #71
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I have read studies that both wood and other materials are equally susceptible to contamination. Putting the plastic cutting board in a hot dishwasher solves the problem. Been cutting for 20 years on plastic cutting boards without anyone getting sick on my prepared food.

Wood versus plastic? I think it is more a matter of personal preference than cleanliness. Just sayin.....
Have a look at the other current thread on this topic. You may be surprised.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:02 PM   #72
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Cutting board - wood, acrylic or something else?

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I want a ironing board in the wall and a big pull out chopping board and I want them NOW!

My grandma had an ironing board in the wall. I loved that thing, it was like a Murphy bed. And the pull-out chopping blocks were great. We had them in both our houses when I was growing up.

I have a thin, flexible plastic overlay I use on top of the Corian cutting board. It's great for picking up chopped stuff and pouring directly into a container, pot, etc. Easily bleached or washed in the DW. Also have an assortment of acrylic boards I don't use much as I think they dull the knives. We have a small Boss wooden board we got as a gift that I mainly use for putting hot pans and processed canning jars on.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:12 PM   #73
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For you older folks, have you ever been in a kitchen built during the late 20's, early 30's? There were two item that were built in. One was the ironing board into the wall behind that very small door. The other was a very large wooden pull out cutting board. If you pulled it out too far, you opened the drawer under it for support.

Our grandmothers used those cutting boards for years. A lot of families that are redoing their kitchen today are asking for that built-in cutting board. It certainly solves the storage problem.
Along with the little slit in the back of the medicine cabinet to dispose of used razor blades. When they tore those walls out it was full of HAZMATs. LOL
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:23 PM   #74
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I want a ironing board in the wall and a big pull out chopping board and I want them NOW!
Those ironing boards were nice because you didn't have to find a place for it and take up valuable storage space. And you never had to drag it out and set it up!
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:15 PM   #75
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Probably spent too much, but I love these things:
Amazon.com: Proteak Teak Cutting Board Rectangle 16-by-12-by-2-Inch with Juice Canal, End Grain: Kitchen & Dining
Amazon.com: Proteak Teak Cutting Board Circle 12-by-1-Inch Edge Grain: Kitchen & Dining
Hit them with a little mineral oil once a week and they are awesome. I've used plastic for years but these are so...real. Plus my knives stay sharper longer.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:26 PM   #76
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For you older folks, have you ever been in a kitchen built during the late 20's, early 30's? There were two item that were built in. One was the ironing board into the wall behind that very small door. The other was a very large wooden pull out cutting board....:
I have that kind cutting board in my kitchen and my house is 15 years old. Though I have never used it. It is in the most bizarre place in the kitchen. It is right under where the phone is. So I of course have a bunch of papers on the counter and the Rolodex. Why the builder did not put that cabinet next to the sink or refrigerator I have no idea.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #77
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I go through cutting boards every few months. I could replace them every few weeks but that's ridiculous.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #78
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I go through cutting boards every few months. I could replace them every few weeks but that's ridiculous.
I can't imagine what happens to them. I've had the same ones for many years.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #79
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I can't imagine what happens to them. I've had the same ones for many years.
Yeah. I have a bamboo cutting board (it's my favorite veggie board) that I've used almost daily for at least 15 years and while it shows wear, it's a long, long way from used up. My 2 plastic ones are older than that.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #80
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I can't imagine why a wood cutting board would not last for any length of time. Considering how long our wooden homes last, why would a cutting board not last longer!
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