Additionally, can you make money making cutting boards?
One may also ask, is bamboo or acacia better for cutting boards?
Unlike bamboo however (which is technically a “grass”), acacia is a genuine hard wood rich with natural oils that gives it a natural water resistance. Bamboo on the other hand resists water due to the density of the wood instead of oils, which means knives will dull faster on bamboo vs acacia or other hard woods.
Is Pine OK for cutting boards?
The best way to make a cutting board with pine is to use the end grain for the cutting surface to minimize cutting marks and to increase strength. Pine is a good and cheap alternative to use as wood for a cutting board, but it will be inferior in performance compared to hardwoods like maple, walnut, and teak.
Because of their size, large cutting boards are mostly kept on the kitchen counter, so finding one that goes with your kitchen decor is best.
We summed it up all for you and here are the different type of chopping boards that made the cut:
- Wood Cutting Board.
- Plastic Cutting Board.
- Bamboo Cutting Board.
- Glass Cutting Board.
Dense hardwood lumber with a closed grain like maple, walnut and cherry are among the best cutting board materials. The choice of wood should be free of warps, have a flat surface and doesn’t have any blemishes or excessive knots on the surface. The ideal cutting board thickness should be 1 1/4 to 2 inches.
I would avoid open-pored woods like ash and red oak, which will be harder to keep clean from food stains. Pine might impart a resinous taste, and it’s soft so will show cutting scars from knives more easily than a harder wood like maple.
For cutting boards that will be used daily, Jess, stick with tight-grained domestic hardwoods, especially maple, birch, and beech. The small pores on these dense hardwoods leave fewer hiding places for foodborne bacteria than an open-grained wood, such as red oak. (Bamboo, actually a grass, offers another safe option.)