What Cutting Board Should I Use: Pros & Cons

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Not sure which cutting board might be the right one for you? We’ve consolidated pros and cons of wooden, plastic, stainless steel and silicone cutting boards to help you with that. Get natural ways to get rid of stains on your cutting board too!


1. Wooden Cutting Boards

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Wooden cutting boards are a classic as they are durable, attractive, and also a more eco-friendly option! Some types of wooden cutting boards, like maple and beech, are also known to self-heal knife scratches.

Pros of Wooden Chopping Board

  • Sturdy for chopping food
  • Durable with the right care
  • Does not damage knives
  • Some wooden boards self-heal and repair their scratches automatically

Cons of Wooden Chopping Board

  • Does not tolerate excessive moisture, wipe it dry with a cloth and sundry it.
  • Absorbs odours and collects stains
  • Due to its organic material, it needs to be cared for properly. To prevent drying out, warping and cracking, wipe your wooden cutting board down with mineral oil, coconut oil or beeswax every month.

Also check out on StyleMag: 8 Queries On Cleaning Wooden Utensils & Chopping Board, All Answered!

How To Remove Stains On Wooden Cutting Boards

All you need are baking soda and lemon. Baking soda is a natural bleaching agent commonly used for removing stains. Combine it with an antibacterial lemon, and your cutting board will be as good as new!

Steps:

  1. Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the stains
  2. Squeeze lemon juice over it and use the fruit to scrub the stain off.
  3. Rinse off residue and wipe down with a cloth.
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Absorbent Dinnerware Drying & Cleaning Cloth Table Kitchen Cloth Dry Clean Accessories Style Degree Sg Singapore
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Protect your dinnerware and give it a seamless clean with our Absorbent Dinnerware Drying & Cleaning Cloth! Coming in a 3-piece set, they feature a microfibre material that’s more water absorbent. You can now dry your cutlery and crockery with peace of mind!

  • 0.5 Denier – thinner microfiber for added absorbance & effective cleaning
  • Labelled loop for easy identification & hanging
  • Comes in a 3-piece set to get the whole family to help out
  • Well-sewn for added durability

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Foldable Drying Absorbent Placemat Large Rectangle Pattern Absorbent Microfibre Hanging Hook For Utensils Dish Tableware Toiletries Bathroom Kitchen Table Essentials Style Degree Sg Singapore
Foldable Drying Absorbent Placemat

Dry well-loved kitchen cutlery and dinnerware conveniently with our Foldable Drying Absorbent Placemat. Cool off hot cooking pots and pans on its durable material. When not in use, neatly fold and place it in any kitchen or bathroom drawer.

  • Foldable feature to easily store it when not in use
  • Comes with a loop for effortless hanging
  • Wash & clean easily

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  • Item weight: 0.1kg
  • Material: microfiber (Foldable Drying Absorbent Placemat), PP (Simple Dinnerware & Utensils Drying Rack)


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Oishii Wooden Chopping Board Cutting Board Kitchen Wood Cooking Accessories Style Degree Sg Singapore
Oishii Wooden Chopping Board

Our Oishii Wooden Chopping Board is the perfect every day kitchen staple for your home’s chef! It is made with thick, quality ebony wood for added durability. Besides, it features anti-slip base paddings which allows you to store it upright for quicker drying and sunning for added hygiene!

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  • Made with all-natural and sturdy ebony wood
  • Stainless steel carrying handle for easy portability
  • Anti-slip paddings to keep board upright
  • Fits perfectly into our Knife & Board Multi Holder

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  • Item weight: approx 1.7kg
  • Material: natural & smoothen ebony wood board & stainless steel handle
  • Note: cut marks may appear after use. It is normal for chopping boards. Learn to maintain your wooden boards by reading our guide!

 

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Spacious Knife & Board Multi Holder Pot Pans Lid Drainer Rack Tray Style Degree Sg Singapore
Spacious Knife & Board Multi Holder

Need a bigger home for your kitchenware? A newer version of our existing Knife & Board Multi Holder, this spacious upgrade guarantees a compact and safe storage space for your cutting boards, pot lids, utensils and knives. Plus, drainage holes and a tray makes it a sanitary all-in-one space for your kitchenware as well!

  • Anti-slip & anti-scratch base paddings
  • Arch holder to dry pot lids securely
  • Slide out tray for easy water disposal
  • Anti-rust coated iron for durability

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2. Plastic Cutting Boards

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Plastic cutting boards are inexpensive and very easy to replace because of that. Coming in different colours, you can buy multiple to colour-code and use them for cutting different types of food!

Pros of Plastic Chopping Board

  • Common and easy to find
  • Less expensive
  • Comes in many different colours, and can be colour-coded for different types of food to prevent cross-contamination.

Cons of Plastic Chopping Board

  • Bacteria grows in deep knife marks, so it might be harder to clean. Replace it when the surface feels rough and shaggy.
  • Can warp in the dishwasher, hand-wash and air dry it instead
  • Stains quite easily
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Magic Kitchen Knife & Scissors Sharpener Chef Cooking Tools Accessories Style Degree Sg Singapore
Magic Kitchen Knife & Scissors Sharpener

Sharpen your blunt kitchen knives & scissors with our Magic Kitchen Knife & Scissors Sharpener! Keep your everyday cutting tools in top shape with its 3 unique sharpening slots. It’s perfect for a variety of materials — including stainless steel, ceramic or just plain old coarse sharpening.

  • 3 Types of sharpening slots for different types and condition of knives
  • Sturdy & rounded handle for added safety
  • Anti-slip base paddings for stability
  • Hanging loop for easy hanging

  • With care, place knife in the sharpening slot with sharp edge facing down
  • Slide slowly & sharpen knife in one direction
  • Repeat till knife is sharp
  • Take extra care when handling knives and scissors

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Trio Multi Chopping Board (With Holder)

Keep your food prep hygienic and prevent cross-contamination of foods with our Trio Multi Chopping Board! Each board is clearly labelled and comes in a distinctive colour so you know which is meant for poultry, vegetables and cooked food. A padded base under each board allows for an anti-slip chopping experience. Sort and store them neatly in their holder stand when not in use!

  • 3 x Labelled chopping boards for meat (seafood & poultry), vegetable and cooked food
  • 1 x Sturdy holder with well-padded base
  • Anti-slip pads for added stability & safety
  • Drainage groove around board to reduce liquid spillage

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How To Remove Stains On Plastic Cutting Boards

For plastic cutting boards, you’ll need around 1 tablespoon of the following: vinegar, baking soda, salt, and half of a lemon. Just like baking soda, white vinegar works wonders in removing stains in many objects like clothes, rugs and even cutting boards!

Steps: 

  1. Sprinkle enough baking soda, vinegar and salt to cover the stains.
  2. Using half a lemon, scrub off the stains.
  3. Rinse off residue.
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3. Stainless Steel Cutting Boards

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Ft. Modern Double-Sided Cutting Board

A more modern approach to cutting boards, stainless steel cutting boards are less common but are one of the most hygienic in this list! They are usually used in the kitchen for chopping meat. With its non-porous surface, they won’t absorb unwanted juices or residue, so they’ll be free from stains and odour! 

Pros of Stainless Steel Cutting Board

  • Hygienic, very easy to keep clean
  • Dishwasher safe, not susceptible to warping unlike plastic
  • Does not absorb unwanted juices

Cons of Stainless Steel Cutting Board

  • Dulls blade overtime easily, so it’s best to keep a knife sharpener at hand if you’ll be using a stainless steel cutting board.
  • May be more slippery for knives
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4. Silicone Cutting Boards

Another less type of cutting board you don’t often see, silicone cutting boards have a unique advantage of flexibility. You can bend it to transfer food to another plate without creating a mess!

Pros of Silicone Cutting Board

  • Knives won’t damage easily due to softness
  • Flexible, bend and transfer food mess-free
  • Non-porous surface, bacteria resistant
  • Dishwasher-friendly
  • Easy to wash
  • Affordable

Cons of Silicone Cutting Board

  • Easily damaged from knife marks. Just like plastic cutting boards, replace when it’s too rough for use.
  • Retains food smells
  • Prone to stains

How To Remove Stains On Silicone Cutting Boards

For silicone cutting boards, all you need are baking soda and hot water.

Steps: 

  1. Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the stains on the cutting board.
  2. Pour hot water onto the baking soda until it forms a paste, and let it dry.
  3. Rinse off mixture and wash silicone cutting board with dish soap as per normal.

Here are other tips to help you choose the right cutting board

  • Get cutting boards with anti-slip paddings so that they don’t slide around as you chop.
  • Have different sized cutting boards for different jobs: small ones for quickly slicing fruit and bigger ones for chopping big chunks of meat.
  • Besides having colour-coded boards, getting a double-sided cutting board is also an option if you want to save space!
  • Hanging loops in cutting boards are not only useful for hanging them to dry, but you can swipe food into them to prevent a messy counter. Click here to see how you can do so!

Let us know which cutting board you find the most useful!

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