No matter whether you buy a wooden or a plastic cutting board, within a few months or perhaps even weeks, you end up with mold all over the board. While tips like cleaning with baking soda and vinegar might help keep off the mold, it is not an easy hack. And depending on the magnitude of the mold, it might even be ineffective. So, what is the better alternative?
The answer is simple. Ditch bamboo, wood, plastic and switch to stainless steel cutting boards. They are a rage on Amazon. With the best selling brand garnering about 1200 plus reviews and a whopping 90 per cent of them rated 4 stars and above, homemakers are simply loving it.
We tried it out and though it has a few flaws, it is definitely a thumbs-up from us.
First of all, it is absolutely hygienic. You don’t have to worry about bad odour, mold or any slimy coating that typically develops on wooden cutting boards. It is easy to wash and is practically odour free.
The best thing about stainless steel cutting boards is that they are dishwasher friendly and you don’t have to worry about it retaining bad odour even after slicing meat or fish on it.
The manufacturers claim it is made of 304-grade stainless steel. So, you don’t need to have any health concerns or worry about its durability. It does develop scratches and knife marks. But that isn’t something that affects its performance in any way.
But we did feel that it weighs a lot more than regular cutting boards and that might make it a bit difficult to handle. Though the sellers say you can hang it off a wall hook, we don’t recommend that because the hook is likely to break. But then, the weight is a mark of its structural stability.
It does have a tendency to slip when the countertop is wet. Certain brands offer a non-slip mat along with the cutting board to overcome this. But if you have a regular kitchen towel, that is good enough. However, this slipperiness and the heavyweight together might make it a bit difficult to funnel food off the chopping board to a vessel. Also, cutting meat, fish and other wet food also make it quite slippery.
Overall, if you are someone who changes their usual cutting board frequently due to mold, or if you are looking for a hygienic and durable solution, then a stainless cutting board could be the right choice for you.
Check out the price of the stainless steel cutting board we reviewed.