Common Mistakes That Might Be Ruining Your Cutting Boards

Cutting board tips
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A cutting board is one of those kitchen tools we use on a daily basis for preparing food, and that’s why it’s important to know how to use it. Check out a few common mistakes people make that might be running our kitchen cutting boards.

Old Cutting Boards

Old cutting boards usually have deep scratches and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. That’s why it’s important to replace cutting boards in your kitchen regularly.

Cutting Meat and Veggies Together

It’s advisable to have separate cutting boards for veggies and meat because cutting all food on the same board can lead to cross-contamination.

Using Glass Cutting Boards

Glass, slate, or marble cutting boards look pretty but they’re not very practical and are actually better for serving food. These boards are slippery and using them for cutting food can lead to injuries. Moreover, these materials can dull your knives so it’s better to use wooden boards.

Using the Dishwasher

Putting cutting boards in the dishwasher is one of the most common mistakes people make because it’s convenient. It’s better to wash them by hand though because the heat and chemicals can ruin the boards.