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Old 11-29-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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My sister asked for cutting boards for Christmas. She specifically asked that they not be wood, and that they are dishwasher safe. I would also prefer not to get glass because she has young children. Does anybody have any suggestions? I could just buy something cheap, but I would really like to buy nice ones, that fit into the criteria of what she prefers. Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-29-2010, 01:29 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum. Take a look at epicurean boards- they are made of wood pulp but also use high tech resins and are unlike regualr wood boards. They are easy on knives, dishwasher safe and bullet proof. Epicurean - Cutting Boards

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Old 11-29-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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All I use are the white (blue and green) plastic cutting boards. They carefree, easy on knife edges, dishwasher safe and don't split or crack. If they get stained, I can easily bleach them to their original color and sanitize at the same time.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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... those ones are probably made of gold.

Way too much money for a cutting board. Any plastic cutting board will fit your needs. They are very inexpensive, so you can get her couple of diffrent sizes, that is always nice to have on hand. They are dishwasher safe, they do not brake, do not ruin edge of the knife, they are perfect for everyday use. They are redily available in every store that sells kitchen supply. Better yet, if yo have restaurant supply near you go there, they would evn be cheapper.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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I use both wood and plastic. I like how wood looks and feels, but I like how plastic can go in the dishwasher and takes up less space.

For plastic, I buy inexpensive ones. I like the kind that have a well on one side and flat on the other. This is the type I have.

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Old 11-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #7
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how come she does not want wood, aside from the fact that they are not dishwasher safe?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #8
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I use both wood and plastic. I like how wood looks and feels, but I like how plastic can go in the dishwasher and takes up less space.

For plastic, I buy inexpensive ones. I like the kind that have a well on one side and flat on the other. This is the type I have.

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Exactly what we have. We have a couple plastic ones like yours that we store in a cupboard and use for raw meat and poultry; but we use our wood board (a beauty!) for everything else.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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i only have plastic ones. buy her several in different sizes. i like them for all the reasons others have stated. i like it a lot that i can put in dishwasher.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:21 PM   #10
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Bed Bath and Beyond has a green cutting board made with flax seed hulls etc. Not hard on knives, and dishwasherable. They will take them and recycle them when they get hopelessly chopped up.
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