my cutting board finally split in half and i want to get a new one
also open to repairing this one if anyone has any suggestions
what cutting boards do you guys like?
i remember seeing a thread quite a while ago and there was one brand that a bunch of people seemed to like and it was also dishwasher safe.. ??
the one i had been using since around 2000 looks like pic related ... i got it from a kitchen supply store and i think it was around $75 at the time
>spending $75 on a plank of wood
This is why the terrorists hate us.
if it's really like the pic then you could fix it no problem with some wood glue and clamps
glue that shit
clamp it tight till glue dries
oil it with food safe oil
it probably split cause it got too dry
Boos block makes nice wooden boards, but they're a little pricey. I've had a Michigan Maple end grain block I got off amazon for about a year, but I really only use it for hors d'oeuvres and charcuterie when entertaining. I use a large white poly board I got from Sams for $15 for everyday use.
or if you want, you could make your own from scratch. cutting/bread/chease boards are one of the most basic things, and if you ever had a shop class in hs then you've probably made one. hardes part really is the selection of materials
you could hit up ace/lowes/home depot and explain what you're wanting to do and get them to pre cut stuff for you, and probably even round the ends so all you'd have to do is glue and clamp
Unless he already has a table saw, planer, joiner, and clamps there is no way he could make one for under less than he could buy one. Unless he has woodworking skills it will look like shit.
I tend to like a decently thick board (heavier so stays put/doesn't bounce/etc), and I avoid ones that have that trough cut around the edges and especially ones with little silicone feet on the corners.
I probably spent around what you did on mine, but I've had it for quite awhile. No idea why yours split (dried out maybe?) but mine is barely even marked up despite years of reasonable use.
Hard on knives/less hygienic/etc..
This basically. I have a standard issue polymer board and a wooden one. The wooden one I might be dumping at Goodwill soon. Other than the consumer plastic boards are shit, and wood ones look flashy, I don't get it...
I was always told that plastic boards dull knives quicker, but that may be some old wives tale.
Either way, a wooden board is nice.. plastic boards look shitty and chopping on them feels shitty. Unless you're really hard up on cash why not indulge.
Chopping root veg dulls knives. Chopping anything acidic dulls knives. Everything dulls them almost to the point where unless you're chopping on top of a sheet of glass the surface is moot.
I'll be the first to admit that a polymer cutting board looks out of place at a fancy dinner party, doesn't make it inferior to wood though. If it's good enough for the professional industry daily use, it's good enough for home use.
Don't run it through the dishwasher, moron. Buy some Gorilla Glue and some clamps, glue it back together and SIN NO MORE. Wood boards look great. Plastic boards are more practical. AND you can run them through the dishwasher.
Maybe it's technique, I'm not a pro and plenty of pros use plastic boards.. but I find plastic boards tend to bounce/move around when I'm cutting anything quickly. I like my heavy wooden board because it tends to stay put.