Wood vs. Plastic in the Kitchen

You need a lot of helpers when cooking, and one of them is a cutting board. At least, if you don\’t want to damage the cooktop. Cutting boards are made of several materials, and the debate over which is better, wood or plastic, has been going on for years. So which is better, and which are you?
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The wooden side

Natural materials are generally much better than plastic. This is because they are softer, easier to cut, and less likely to damage knives. If you like it, feel free to stick with it.

In addition to being inexpensive, many people like the fact that they are dishwasher-safe. And careful cleaning is very important. Of course, this applies to all materials. In case you are a fan, stick with it. Just be careful when washing.

A great experiment

It has long been argued that wooden cutting boards are difficult to clean. For this reason, scientists conducted an experiment. [They placed Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella on both cutting boards.What was the result? [Probably because the natural material contains certain substances that instantly kill microorganisms. On the other hand, the bacteria did not migrate from the plastic cutting boards. To remove bacteria, you have to clean really carefully. If you don\’t do it all the time, you might get an upset stomach.
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What other options are there?

Besides the two mentioned above, there are also cutting boardsmade of glass, silicone, and marble. However, remember that glass and marble will quickly ruin conventional knives. Therefore, get a good quality ceramic knife that will not dull the blade quickly.

They have all performed very well in quality and hygiene tests. Which one you choose, and which one suits you best, is up to you. Like plastic, silicone can simply be put in the dishwasher and it will take care of everything.