Commercial Cutting Boards
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What Is a Commercial Cutting Board?
A commercial cutting board is an industrial version of a regular household cutting board and is used in busy commercial kitchens. Commercial cutting boards are considered very important pieces of equipment in a busy restaurant kitchen because it is where most of the cutting, slicing, chopping, and dicing action happens.
A restaurant cutting board is used to help prevent the knife or chopper blade from damaging the countertop, and vice versa. It can also help prevent cross-contamination of food during preparation.
Types of Food Service Cutting Boards
Cutting boards can either be made of plastic or wood. There are varying opinions on which type of material is safer to use. An industrial cutting board made of wood has some advantages over a commercial cutting board that is made of plastic. First, a wood cutting board is somewhat self-healing, which means that shallow cuts inflicted on the wooden cutting board tend to close up on their own. It is also believed that wood has natural antiseptic properties.
Hardwoods are some of the best material for use in crafting a wooden industrial cutting board. This is because the good hardness and tight grain inherent in hardwood reduces scoring on the surface of the cutting board, which in turn reduces absorption of potentially bacteria-filled liquid and dirt into the surface of the board. Some of the best hardwoods best used for commercial cutting boards include teak, oak, and maple. In fact, a maple wood cutting board is one of the most popular types of cutting boards in use today.
On the other hand, a plastic restaurant cutting board, though it doesn't possess the natural antiseptic properties of a wooden board, is easily cleaned and sterilized with a thorough washing. In addition, plastic commercial cutting boards allow for rinsing with harsher cleaning chemicals such as bleach and other disinfectants that could, potentially, damage wooden cutting boards. Another advantage of using a plastic industrial cutting board is that it will not dull the edge of a knife. It is advisable, however, not to use a serrated knife on a plastic cutting board.
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