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Should I use plastic or wood cutting boards for meat?
Chapman recommends using plastic cutting boards for meat and wood cutting boards for fruit, vegetables, or any ready-to-eat foods (like bread or cheese). Why use plastic cutting boards for meat?
Why choose a wooden cutting board?
Maple and other woods are a safe option for inhibiting bacterial growth around food. Though it may seem strange to be choosing a wooden cutting board that can鈥檛 be heat sterilized over a plastic surface that can, the proof is in the science. Wooden cutting boards use capillary action to absorb bad germs and bacteria from the cutting surface pores.
What is the best surface to cut meat on?
Consumers may choose either wood or a nonporous surface cutting board such as plastic, marble, glass, or pyroceramic. Nonporous surfaces are easier to clean than wood. The Meat and Poultry Hotline says that consumers may use wood or a nonporous surface for cutting raw meat and poultry.
How do you season a wooden cutting board?
Much like a cast iron skillet, it鈥檚 important to season a new wooden cutting board before using it. Simply apply a good amount of mineral oil to the entire surface of the board and let it soak in overnight. This will make the board much more moisture resistant, while keeping the wood lubricated enough to avoid drying out and warping.