Tool: Wooden Cutting Board
A durable board used to place food or any material for cutting or chopping.
Wooden cutting boards are intrinsically hygienic, the natural enzymes that is in the wood still continue to fight the bacteria on the surface of the board.
They are also somewhat self healing. Shallow cuts made on the surface of the wood will close up on their own.
There are three types of wood commonly used for chopping boards:
Hevea - also known as rubber wood. It is durable and perfect for chopping boards.
Beech- is ideal for chopping boards because it is very tough and durable.
Maple- the grain pattern on the maple wood is very tight and makes it a very tough and durable chopping board.
Wooden Cutting Boards should be cleaned with hot water and rubbed with a little salt to remove any odors. Avoid soaking it or placing it in the dishwasher.