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Old 05-31-2014, 07:44 AM
 
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My DH is a chef and only uses wood ones. I have my own pampered Chef plastic ones that I love-and I like that I can throw them in the dishwasher. His latest one is bamboo.
I dont know how often he oils the wood ones,but not too often.
Other surfaces damage knives, he says. My glass one is for decor only!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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I have wooden ones, 1 1/2 inch butcher block and Japanese knives.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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wood cutting boards better for avoiding the spread of bacteria. As I remember, it resulted from wood absorbing the bacteria and killing them.
I concur....I've read this also. I use wood.

Just the thought of cutting on glass with a sharp knife makes me shudder. Hard on the knives, also.

I know all this has already been said. Just adding my agreement, I guess.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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I would just replace them with plastic. They are cheap and easy to replace. Plus it's easy to have many of them for different purposes. In a professional kitchen all the cutting boards are plastic. You can get them for like 2 dollars at a restaurant supply store.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I have a nice bamboo board I use for chopping veggies. I use plastic for meats, fish, and chicken.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I mostly use wooden cutting boards, but I've never had a plastic cutting board get "gross" on me.

Glass? Ugh. For one thing, it ruins your knives. For another, it's harder on your hands and wrists.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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I agree that marble and glass dulls (and dents) knifes quickly. I also think hard plastic dulls them, just not as much. I'm also concerned about the chemicals from the plastic getting incorporated into the food as they leach out of the plastic and/or tiny bits of plastic getting into the food.

I find that wood cleans up really easy, although I do not use it for meat (I usually use a plate that I can easily wash to cut meat). I usually just rinse it off and apply a light sprinkling of salt to kill any bacteria.
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