What chopping boards are better? I’m wondering whether wood or plastic chopping boards are more hygienic.

Posted by anon, 15/10/13

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  • It is definalty not a wooden one as wood material are more absorbent . When I was in home economics , our teacher always told us not to cut garlic from a wooden board as the smell wont go away . So she always said to have both types of board handy in the kitchen . I have a solid wooden board and keep in clean all the time and when washing it, make sure you put it in the sink to airdry after each use . I like the wooden ones because it lasts longer and the plastic ones discolour quicker too .



  • I have a glass chopping board & I just love it!
    It never marks or stains & was quite cheap to purchase.



  • Cool!Really interesting comments read on this!



  • Definitely wood…..lots of germs hide in the cut marks of plastic. What ever you use, clean with really hot water and then rub them down with somesort of cleansing oil like eucalyptus



  • I use plastic as they are cheap, go in the dishwasher and easy to replace



  • I have always preferred my glass one, it is very easy to clean and absorbs nothing



  • Wood chopping boards are actually more hygienic. Bacteria spreads quicker on plastic.



  • Myth busters tested this and found wood was the best overall and plastic was worst



  • there are some good comments here



  • Plastic goes into the dishwasher & easier to clean and sanitize.



  • I’ve always stuck to plastic but if you do a google search, you can probably get some more though advice.



  • Wood the bacteria dies faster on wood



  • I’ve always used plastic ones



  • I myself personally prefer wood



  • I use plastic as I can put them through the dishwasher, colour code if I need to and they are cheap to replace


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