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Top 10 Wood Cutting Boards

Updated: May 20

A kitchen can have many or few utensils but certain basic utensils should not be missing, one of them is cutting boards, many people do not give it the importance they deserve despite being essential to prepare food quickly and safely.

We speak in the plural because not all cutting boards are the same, and you must have special tables for each food group and additional presentation tables if you want to have a table that looks more attractive.

In this top 15 we are focusing on wooden cutting boards. We are giving you a selection that cover all price ranges but excellent quality products.

10) John Boos® Walnut Wood Edge Grain Reversible

Illinois native brand John Boos® has been making these prime quality cutting boards since 1887.

The cutting board comes in 3 original sizes, we picked the 20x15x1.5 inches because it gives enough working area, the finishes besides walnut include maple and cherry. It’s reversible and has handles so it can serve as a presentation table thanks to its beautiful finish.

Ideal for fine cutlery as it won’t dull your knives edges as fast as other cutting board materials.

This cutting boards need a different care, the first year you should avoid water and dish soap as they will take out the natural oil of the wood making it chip and crack, a better option is to scrap the surface and then use olive oil or any other cooking oil to clean, put no expensive cutting board like this one in a dishwasher.

If you have to use dish soap because you cut meat then go for a damp warm fibre cloth and a bit of dish soap, don't rinse it under water, clean it with another damp fibre cloth and finish with cooking oil.

For maintenance the first year you want to oil it once a month and after that you can keep doing it once a month or as needed. Note that John Boos sells oil and cream specially designed for their cutting boards if you want a dedicated product.

John Boss offers a 1 year guarantee against fabrication or material defects.

9) Royal Craft Wood Thick Bamboo Wood

Bamboo is a great wood for cutting boards because of its antibacterial qualities, this butcher block is a perfect gift for house warming parties.

This professional grade organic, eco friendly cutting board is 15.3x10 inches, making it ideal for compact kitchens.

Its design includes a double side reversible board and handles, allowing it to be used as a cutting and serving board, its design also includes a groove to catch juices, your countertop cleaner.

Even though bamboo is antibacterial, maintenance is recommended, like all wood cutting boards you want to clean it with just a damp fibre cloth and a bit of dish soap if you cut meat, still as we always suggest avoiding cross contamination the board should be used for one type of food. To keep it away from cracking, apply some cooking oil all over and let the wood absorb it.

Royal Craft Wood offers a 5 year guarantee on this product.

8) Indigo True Extra Large Bamboo

This sustainable grown bamboo cutting board is 17.5x13.5x0.75 inches, it’s larger dimensions make it ideal to cut and carve meat or other larger foods like watermelons, at the same time is thin enough to carry and store easily.

The double sided cutting makes it ideal to both cut and serve and it’s deep groove helps catching juices up to 2 ounces. It’s easy on your knives but also is cut resistant which helps minimize contamination.

Like other wooden cutting boards clean it with a wet microfiber cloth never submerge this boards underwater, it will dry up the wood and increase the risk of cracking, maintain with some cooking or coconut oil.

For warranty, contact the seller directly.

7) Allsum Large Bamboo With 3 Built-In Serving Tray

This bamboo cutting board comes in two sizes Large (17x12.6 inches) and Extra Large (19.5x15 inches) both sizes are having a thickness of 0.62 inches and their surface sanded to give a smooth finish.

It comes with a juice groove keeping your counters clean and mess free.

Our favorite feature of this cutting board is the double side, one is a full cutting board and the other side has 3 built-in serving tray perfect for fruits, cheese or other snacks. Don't put in the dishwasher as it may wrap the cutting board.

For warranty, contact the seller directly.

6) Home Hero Butcher Block

Sturdy top quality cutting board, 17.70x13.70 inches and a thickness of 3.94 inches, making it sturdy which provides stability when cutting.

The design is one of the best we’ve seen so far, it’s doubled sided and we can use it as a deluxe cheese tray, a beautiful centerpiece on a dinner party, the handles on both sides make it easy to carry it around.

A perfect house warming party, it comes in a black box and the set includes a cheese knife, a knife sharpener and a brush to keep the board clean.

The product comes with a user manual and if you have questions, the seller will answer back in 24 hours.

5) Jamie Oliver Acacia Wood Small

From the popular chef Jamie Oliver you can find this acacia wood cutting board in two sizes small and large, we like the small one better to do every day small chores, like chopping parsley or cutting a banana and strawberries for a quick smoothie.

The classic design with the one sided handle is ideal for quick cooking as you can easily lift the board to put the chopped ingredients on a pot or a pan.

It has a matte lacquer finish to protect from bacteria, don't put it in the dishwasher.

Jamie Oliver guarantee of 25 years.

4) Royal Craft Wood Organic Bamboo 3 Piece Set

This set is the ideal gift for a family or a household that cooks every day, the 3 piece set comes with these sizes 15”x10”x0.6”, 12”x8”x0.6”and 9”x6”x0.6”, all made from organic bamboo.

We would recommend the small board to cut herbs and small veggies or fruits, we could use the medium and large one for larger fruits, vegetables or meats, just remember to not mix them to avoid cross-contamination.

The design has handles to carry it around easily, and the finish is smooth to be gentle on your knife edge.

Royal Craft Wood offers a 100% money-back guarantee if the boards don't meet your expectations.

3) Seville Classics Easy-to-Clean 7 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats

What a fantastic option for a small kitchen, this bamboo cutting board comes with 7 color coded mats and the best part is they all have their own unique icons, this way you will never cross-contaminate your foods and your cutting board will be damage free.

The mats are silicone and hug the cutting board, avoiding slips and accidents, the mats include vegetables, cheese, meat, fish, poultry, dough and baked goods. The cutting board measures 16.5" x 13.4" x 1.2"and the cutting board mats measure 15" x 12" x .03" each.

Another positive design about this cutting board is the hollow bottom, so no moisture kept inside causing mold to grow.

2) Woodberg Professional Butcher Block

This exquisite 24x18 inches and 2 inches thick cutting board is on the pricey side, but what an art piece is.

This is for professional or experienced cooks we don't recommend for newbies as this is a major investment.

Ideal for big kitchens and people who cook larger amounts, the smooth finish will make your knife last longer, if you own an expensive collection of knives then you need a cutting board on the same level, one side has a groove for juices and the other is flat, perfect to use it as a serving tray (and who wouldn’t want to use such a gorgeous piece as a table center!).

To take care of this cutting board apply the same tips as in number 10 cutting board.

Woodberg gives a lifetime warranty.

1) Greener Chef Small Cutting Board

Even though this was not a top 10 from worst to best, we wanted to put as our number 1, this small cheap cutting board, because it will serve anyone, whether you cook large or small amounts or if your kitchen is in a small flat or a big house.

The Greener Chef small cutting is ideal for everyday use as it takes virtually no space and is lightweight which means you can also take it with you for camping or a picnic.

Made from organic bamboo it also comes in medium and large size, we like the small as a serving tray for snacks, fruits or veggies too!

We also love their current promotion, enter the code GRCHEF10 at checkout and save 10% on 2 or more Greener Chef products, hurry and get this promo while it lasts!

We hope this list helps you out making the best choice to cover your needs.

Happy Cooking!

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