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Old 11-30-2010, 03:20 AM   #11
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I'm not sure why she doesn't want wood. Everything I've ever read about professional chefs is that most use wood, but then again, she isn't a professional. I had the feeling I would be going with plastic! Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #12
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Wanting plastic because it can go in the dishwasher is reason enough for me. I find that a major convenience. I much prefer using my wood board, but the fact that it has to be hand washed is a major downer for me.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:11 AM   #13
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Temperature tolerance can also be a consideration. Really hot stuff on some plastics might be problematic.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:12 AM   #14
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I have never come across a food that was so hot that it could not go on a plastic cutting board. Have you Bill?
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:15 AM   #15
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Temperature tolerance can also be a consideration. Really hot stuff on some plastics might be problematic.
The plastic cutting boards are heat resistant well beyond the temperatures of any foods. I have had no issue with melting or warping cutting boards from heat.

I wouldn't use one for a trivet. A hot pan off the burner - that's a different story.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:19 AM   #16
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How hot to you consider to be not too hot? I've had occasion to put hot roasting pans on wood cutting boards and have seen other's poly boards that had melting damage
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #17
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Well you are using the cutting board for an unintended purpose. If you use them as a trivet then you do have a point and plastic could melt, but if you are just using them for food then there would never be an issue.
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Polymethylmethacrylate (ACRYLIC)

melts at 100 Celsius
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:29 AM   #19
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The cutting boards I have are polyethylene which has a higher melting point than that.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #20
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Nothing that you take out of pot is going to be 100 deg Celsius. GB is right, food no food will melt any plastik coard, I however have burned/melted one of my boards, not completely, just burning marks, by puttin a boiling tea pot on it.
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