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WOODEN BOARDS

Chopping boards are available in a wide range of materials these days - but wooden ones are still among the most popular in kitchens, homes and restaurants in the UK.

There’s something homely and traditional about wooden chopping and cutting boards - and there’s not shortage of styles available in various types of wood.

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A wooden cutting board adds rustic charm to any kitchen

We have an extensive range of boards in various types of wood including beech, oak, rubber wood, olive, maple, ash, hevea and acacia.

They’re also available in a range of sizes and shapes - rectangular and square are the most popular shapes, but oval, heart-shaped and round wooden boards are available too.

A cheap wooden chopping board will cost under £10 but you can expect to pay much more for a top quality oak board or chunky wooden butchers block.

Where wooden boards are concerned, it’s generally agreed that the thicker the better as they are sturdier and more robust - thinner ones often have a shorter life span.

Boards made from a single piece of wood are also preferred to those with bonded pieces - this cuts down the risk of splitting and cracking.

You should also avoid putting a wooden chopping board in your dishwasher or leaving in to soak in soapy water, due to its porous nature.

Instead they should be wiped with a mild detergent and hot water, or a sanitising spray.

It’s important to thoroughly clean the area between chipped or incision areas on the board, particularly if it’s been used to prepare seafood, chicken or raw meat.

It’s also worth considering owning more than one wooden cutting board to reduce the risk of cross-contamination from different foods.

You should also oil a wooden chopping board regularly to avoid cracking or drying out. Companies like IKEA sell specialised chopping board oil but food grade mineral oil or certain wood oils do the job just as well.

We have an impressive range of wooden cutting boards from leading UK stores including John Lewis, Debenhams, B&Q, Debenhams, Ebay, Amazon, Ebay, Argos, Tesco, Fit My Kitchen and Homebase so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a wooden chopping board that appeals.

The wooden board is the material choice from many people in the kitchen these days. This type of traditional chopping board continues to earn its keep many times over in a home kitchen or restaurant.

If you own a rustic wooden board you need to buy yourself some wax or mineral chopping board oil to allow you to maintain your board to a high standard so that will last you well for many years.

Some people completely overlook the fact that the need to treat their board with mineral oil on a regular basis to stop the wood from drying out and cracking. If you fail to treat your board you can expect it to fall apart after a year or two.

But if it is treated properly it should last you for many years. If you are not prepared to take time to treat a wooden board regularly it is probably wise to buy yourself a tempered glass or plastic chopping board instead. These can be placed in a dishwasher where the high temperature will ensure they are cleaned thoroughly to avoid the risk of cross contamination from dangerous bacteria. Wooden boards need to be washed by hand due to the fact wood is porous.

Don’t forget to check out our other wooden board ranges:

Oak Chopping Board | Beech Chopping Board | Olive Chopping Board | Mahogany Chopping Board | Other Wood Chopping Boards | Bamboo Chopping Board