Why Wooden Cutting Board?

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Wood cutting boards come in two varieties: the more common flat-grain type and the more durable end-grain type. Most wood cutting boards are made from woods like maple and beech for their durability.

Wood has some advantages over plastic in that it is somewhat self healing; shallow cuts in the wood will close up on their own. Wood also has natural anti-septic properties and no chemical-reaction compare to plastic cutting board.

Beech wood’s tightly grained wood and small pores are best for wooden cutting boards. Good hardness and tight grain helps reduce scoring of the cutting surface and absorption of liquid and dirt into the surface. Tight grains and natural coloration make it a highly attractive cutting board material, both for aesthetic and durability purposes. The natural oils in this tropical hardwood allow it to repel moisture, warping and microbes.

Wood boards need to be cared-for with mineral oil to avoid warping, and should not be left in puddles of liquid.