A great reducing board is a workhorse in any kitchen. Above all, it needs to be massive, offering ample area for carving or chopping, and comparatively straightforward to look after. We advocate the OXO Good Grips Carving and Chopping Board for individuals who need a plastic board, and the Teakhaus Edge Grain Skilled Carving Board with Juice Canal (15″ by 20″) for individuals who need a picket one. Each boards really feel good beneath a knife, and so they stood as much as many sharp cuts, darkish stains, and powerful odors higher than the competitors. Plus, after years of long-term testing, neither board has cut up or egregiously warped from misuse.
We’ve spent greater than 150 hours of analysis interviewing cooks and supplies specialists, chopping copious kilos of produce, and utilizing and abusing over 30 reducing boards to succeed in our conclusion. Each boards really feel good beneath a knife, and stood as much as many sharp cuts, darkish stains, and powerful odors higher than the competitors.
OXO Good Grips Carving and Chopping Board
This plastic board resists warping, staining, and odors higher than the opposite plastic boards we examined. The rubber ft maintain it stationary, and the juice groove does a wonderful job amassing liquids.
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The OXO Good Grips Carving and Chopping Board is massive sufficient for many chopping and carving duties, straightforward to wash, and designed with rubber ft on its sides to stop slippage. We have been additionally impressed with how efficient the juice groove was at holding liquid.
In case you’re extra eager about a reducing board fabricated from wooden, get the Teakhaus Edge Grain Skilled Carving Board with Juice Canal (15″ by 20″). The teak is difficult sufficient to permit for clean cuts however not so arduous that it dulls your knife’s edge. Teak additionally resists moisture buildup higher than different forms of wooden.
OXO Good Grips Utility Chopping Board
This OXO reducing board is a smaller model of our foremost plastic decide. Like the big OXO board, it has rubber ft to maintain it steady whereas chopping.
When you’ve got restricted counter area in your kitchen or choose utilizing a smaller board, we advocate getting the smaller model of our plastic decide, the ten.39-inch-by-14.78-inch OXO Good Grips Utility Chopping Board. It’s nice for easy duties like slicing an apple or chopping a single massive carrot. The OXO Utility Board has the identical rubber ft because the bigger OXO carving board; they maintain the board securely in place whereas chopping. In contrast to our foremost decide, its juice groove doesn’t have the capability to carry the drippings from a complete roast hen, nevertheless it’s nonetheless helpful when chopping a few juicy tomatoes. Just like the bigger OXO carving board we advocate, the Utility Chopping Board resists warping, staining, and powerful odors higher than the competitors.
If our foremost wooden reducing board is just too massive in your area otherwise you’re searching for a inexpensive possibility, we additionally advocate the smaller 12-inch-by-16-inch Teakhaus Edge Grain Skilled Carving Board. We predict the bigger board is greatest for those who prepare dinner recurrently, however we nonetheless discovered the smaller Teakhaus board appropriate (albeit a bit extra cramped) for many chopping duties and a pleasant measurement for serving cheese or charcuterie. Just like the bigger board, it has a large ¾-inch juice canal on one facet for catching the drippings. The canal held 6 ounces of liquid in our assessments, so it will possibly’t maintain the drippings from a complete turkey. But it surely’s adequate for slicing a steak or carving a complete hen. This smaller Teakhaus board weighs 2 kilos lower than our foremost decide, so it could be extra manageable for some individuals to raise and transfer. The board can also be 1.5-inches thick—a rarity for many wooden boards of this measurement—so it’ll resist warping higher than thinner wooden boards.