"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Knives
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2005, 01:41 PM   #21
Executive Chef
 
marmalady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,SouthCarolina
Posts: 2,642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daphne duLibre
Being a fixated, obsessive/retentive type (My niece calls me "Capt. Compulsive.") I tend NOT to slice meat against a cutting board. What I do is hold the meat away from the board in my left hand and slice with the knife in my right hand. This for large pieces of meat. It won't work when cubing beef for stews.

"Danger, Danger, Danger"!!!
__________________

__________________
marmalady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 03:14 PM   #22
Head Chef
 
RPCookin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 2,046
Well, I've been cooking regularly for more than 30 years now, using both wood and plastic cutting boards, and I have yet to make anybody sick from either kind. It makes me wonder if the potential problem from contamination is far less significant than this protracted and repeated discussion would make it out to be .... at least as long as one maintains a reasonable level of cleanliness. My plastic boards go in the dishwasher regularly, and my one wooden board gets cleaned as soon as possible after each use. I don't let it sit around breeding colonies of bacteria. I wash it in detergent water as hot as I can stand to touch, but it has never seen bleach. It also never gets used for raw meat, but it has had many roasts (pork, beef, chicken and turkey) carved on it.
__________________

__________________
Rick
RPCookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 10:25 PM   #23
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPCookin
Well, I've been cooking regularly for more than 30 years now, using both wood and plastic cutting boards, and I have yet to make anybody sick from either kind. It makes me wonder if the potential problem from contamination is far less significant than this protracted and repeated discussion would make it out to be .... at least as long as one maintains a reasonable level of cleanliness. My plastic boards go in the dishwasher regularly, and my one wooden board gets cleaned as soon as possible after each use. I don't let it sit around breeding colonies of bacteria. I wash it in detergent water as hot as I can stand to touch, but it has never seen bleach. It also never gets used for raw meat, but it has had many roasts (pork, beef, chicken and turkey) carved on it.

Well said. I believe you've hit the nail on the head.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 11:35 PM   #24
Senior Cook
 
BBQ Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: State Of CoNfuSioN
Posts: 149
You know, i guess i could as well say my point of view on the plastic vs. wood subject is in a slight bias nature, because i do some woodworking.

Now thinking about it though, my only real expierence with plastic boards are of the.......lets just say, 'non clean' persuasion.
Upon which the pink airborne 'algae like' bacteria was present, and in abundance! That tramatic event lead me to never own one, and to really care for my wood ones!

So i really know, only from what i have seen and read. However, and in retrospect, the plastic board had a microban label on it as well, so i guess if you don't take care of it, it's not going to much matter anyway!

Peace
__________________
The 5150 Chef


El Gringo Caliente
BBQ Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 11:49 PM   #25
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,386
BBQ:

I can't say that I blame you - "pink airborne 'algae like' bacteria" can't be appetizing.

When all is said and done, I think either wood or plastic will be just fine if properly cared for.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.