Which is the best chopping board for you and your kitchen? Often its an overlooked part of cooking, a simple wooden block we don’t pay much attention to – but just as it’s important to have decent knives to hand, it is essential to have the best chopping board possible too.
A decent chopping board is essential for any home cook, and infact, you should really be looking at having at-least two. Two chopping boards are recommended to reduce the risk of cross contamination in your kitchen – and many of the recommendations below offer more than one chopping surface to work on, without the need for multiple, bulky chopping boards.
Since chopping boards are often quite large and hard to store (who has the room in their cupboards?!) they should also be stylish and sleek enough to integrate nicely in your kitchen, sitting proudly and practically on your worktop. Here are my top picks for chopping boards:
Here’s a Bamboo chopping board with 7 antibacterial, dishwasher safe mats which attach to the top – protecting your chopping board from scratches and stains, whilst creating 7 safe surfaces to chop a range of fish, meat and vegetables without having to wash the main chopping board.
I think this chopping board has been designed and produced really well, it’s great to see so many positive reviews and customer photos submitted too – this is a great option if you’re looking for a large chopping board, which tucks away neatly whilst offering versatility of multiple surfaces.
This is the king of all chopping boards if you often cut meat! It has an integrated meat grip on one side of the board, angled cutting surfaces and easy-pour corners which help in the collection and disposal of liquids or food while cutting or carving. The opposite side of the board provides a smooth cutting surface for general food preparation.
This is the chopping board set I own, and have used every day for the past 4 years. It’s a really simple concept – a neat and tidy stand which holds 4 different, colour coded chopping boards (one of meat, one for fish, one for veggies and one for cooked foods). It works really well and i’d happily re-purchase it. It’s great quality from Joseph Joseph – knife-friendly boards feature easy-grip tabs with food-type icons, non-slip feet on both sides and sloping edges to catch crumbs and liquids. Available in a few different sizes, I recommend large.
Maruko Premium 2-In-1 Bamboo Cutting Board
Here’s a really nice double sided chopping board. You may have noticed so far looking at my recommendations, I tend to prefer a plastic surface for chopping – mostly because I hate the thought of wood soaking up juices (a good quality board shouldn’t do this however).
Here is the perfect double-sided solution – one side premium bamboo, the other a toxin-free polymer plastic surface. The polymer side is ideal for cutting raw meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit. This chopping board can double as a wooden serving tray too, as the plastic side is due to take most of the scuffs and scratches! Reviews are great for this item and it seems to be really easy to handle and clean.