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Old 09-04-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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I have inherited some cutting boards from my mother..I am unsure of what they are..i do believe they are glass..but not positive... or maybe corian ( same thing?? )

i dont know what they are...they feel like glass and have little bumps on them...

any help would be appreciated...Thanks!!!

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
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I would guess they're some sort of plastic -- I would think that glass would quickly dull the edge on any knife because it's so hard.

I've had plastic cutting boards, which have the advantage of being able to go in the dishwasher. But I prefer wood -- recent studies have shown that wood actually more sanitary than plastic boards, and it's easier on your knives. My current favorite is made of end-grain bamboo.
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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I havent tried to cut on them..and i have plastic ones and these are definatly not plastic..they are very heavy..and im almost positive that they are glass...
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #4
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Could they be trivets?
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:34 PM   #5
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Welcome to the group... not sure about your boards.
I have seen "glass" like ones and I'm sure they are not good for
knives.
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:43 PM   #6
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the dimensions are 15X12...and i have the same thing installed in my counter top at home however i have never used it..so i do believe it is a cutting board since i saw her cut on it...
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I wouldn't cut on them -- but they should make dandy trivets to protect your good wood table.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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We have these at our beach house. they are glass and although some think they are cutting boards, they aren't. Just trivets to put under the coffee pot or some such.
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wow...u would think they would make them smaller and not the same size as my cutting boards..if not bigger...

Thanks all for you help..i really appreciate it...
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:25 PM   #10
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Neither glass not corion should be used as cutting boards. They will dull your knives really quick.

Wood and plastic are the only materials that should be used. Actually that is not really true. Bamboo, which is a grass, is also a good material.

While Fryboy says that recent studies have shown that wood actually more sanitary than plastic boards there are just as many studies that show the opposite. From where I stand, wood and plastic are equal, both having pluses and minuses. I use both in my kitchen for different reasons. OK again that is not really true. My wood board is actually bamboo, but I keep lumping it in with wood.
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